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October 2010
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Dear (Contact First Name),

We wish everyone a happy, healthy start to the autumn season. This time of year is filled with activities: We have 80 people already enrolled in our Gerson Basics Workshop that will be held the end of the month. Last month three caregiver interns had a successful hands-on, week-long training at the Charlotte Gerson Health Restoration Center. Charlotte's speech at the annual Cancer Control Society convention had a standing ovation. And Dr. Gerson's birthday is October 18th.

German Edition of Dr. Gerson's book

Dr. Gerson's seminal work, A Cancer Therapy, Results of 50 Cases, was translated into German and is now available for sale from:
Wolfgang Gerz
Lanzenhaarer Str. 2
82041 Oberhaching, Germany.
Tel: +49-(0)89-6252397
Fax: +49-(0)89-6252291
Email: wolfgang@akse.de

A Day in the Life of a Gerson Patient

Jess Ainscough lives in Australia. She was diagnosed with a very rare, very aggressive cancer called Epithelioid Sarcoma. She went to the Gerson Clinic in April of this year. She is now continuing the therapy at home, and writes a blog called Wellness Warrior. You can read her post about a day in the life of a Gerson patient here.

Watch an interesting video on cancer and angiogenesis, and what foods prevent angiogenesis, from the TED (Technology, Education and Design) annual conference (which brings together some of the world's most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes). watch here.
Think before you Pink
Do not Pink Ribbon

For the past 25 years, October has been Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM), using pink ribbons. BCAM was actually started by the drug company Astra Zeneca (which manufactures breast cancer drugs) and the pink ribbon originated from the Estee Lauder cosmetics company.

According to an article in The Nation magazine, November 15, 1993, BCAM was conceived and paid for by a British chemical company that both profits from this epidemic and may be contributing to its cause. Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I.), along with two nonprofit cancer groups, co-founded BCAM in 1985. The event has grown in influence. The thirteen institutions now on its board include the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, and it has become fashionable. But since the beginning, all BCAM's bills have been paid by Astra Zeneca Pharmaceuticals, the name of I.C.I.'s U.S. subsidiary.

Breast Cancer Action has pointed out that BCAM avoids discussion of the causes and prevention of breast cancer and instead focuses on "awareness" as a way to encourage women to get their mammograms. They have used the term Pinkwashing to describe the actions of companies which manufacture and use chemicals which show a link with breast cancer and at the same time publicly support charities focused on curing the disease. Other criticisms center on the marketing of "pink products" and tie-ins, citing that more money is spent marketing these campaigns than is donated to the cause (from Wikipedia).

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In The News

Bill ClintonWatch a video of Bill Clinton on CNN describe how the work of Cleveland Clinic surgeon Caldwell Esselstyn Jr. led Clinton to embrace a nearly 100% plant-based lifestyle, losing 24 pounds in the process.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Why aren't colonics a part of the Gerson Therapy?

A.Colonics do not serve the same purpose as the coffee enema. Colonics are used to cleanse the bowel. Coffee enemas are used to increase the liver's detoxification capacity. Certain substances in the coffee stimulate an important detoxification enzyme in the liver as well as dilate the bile ducts and increase the flow of bile. A secondary benefit of the coffee enema is to increase peristalsis which helps to empty the bowel. Read more....

October Special

DVD - The Gerson Therapy at Home Vol.2 $24.45
(30% off the regular price of 34.95)

Gerson Therapy DVD Vol. 2

In this double disc set, Dr. Max Gerson's daughter, Charlotte Gerson, provides practical information and guidance for those who are using the Gerson Therapy principles at home. Recorded live at one of the Gerson Institute's educational seminars, it includes four hours of information, resources, common pitfalls, and question-and-answers. The topics covered include: water, oil, organic food, "forbidden" items, spices, juicing/machines, menus, enemas (coffee and castor oil), flare-ups, medication, toxins, ozone and hydrogen peroxide, laetrile and other adjuncts, fasting, stress, protein sources, milk proteins, addiction, exercise, and more.


Cooked Spinach
  • 4 bunches spinach
  • 1 1/2 onions, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 lemons, sliced

Butternut Squash
  1. Cut off spinach stems and wash spinach 3-4 times.
  2. Put in large, tightly covered pot which has a layer of onions on the bottom of the pan. Do not add water.
  3. Turn on high for 2-3 minutes until it starts to steam.
  4. Turn to low and cook until spinach wilts.
  5. Pour off excess juice.
  6. Add minced garlic to taste.
  7. Served chopped, with slices of lemon.

Your Quotes


"I had malignant melanoma in 1987. It is all gone. If for some reason, cancer ever returned in my body, I would do the Gerson Program all over again. There is nothing better or nothing healthier than this program."
Christi Kephart,
New Mexico

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