Who Was Max Gerson?

Max Gerson was one of the most prominent and highly regarded physicians of his day when he was living in Germany. Writing groundbreaking articles in top journals, he was one of the most published doctors in medicine in his day. He began reversing diseases like tuberculosis with a protocol now known as Gerson Therapy and eventually discovered it was effective for some cancer patients. Nobel Peace Prize Winner, Dr. Albert Schweitzer said, “I see, in Dr. Max Gerson, one of the most eminent geniuses in medical history.”

When the Nazis came to power Gerson was forced to flee to America to avoid persecution, and while there was much interest in his work there – even from the government – he was not allowed to administer the Gerson Therapy legally. Eventually his daughter and other students of his had to flee to Mexico to administer Gerson therapy, where it is still sometimes administered today in various clinics. Gerson Therapy includes juicing of organic fruits and vegetables to cleanse the digestive tract and provide radical amounts of nutrients to the body with the minimum of work for the digestive tract. As well as the notorious coffee enema which is said to stimulate the liver to increase its production of chemicals that aid in the detoxification of the blood.

Thousands have reported that Gerson Therapy has reversed their melanoma, lymphoma, breast cancer, ovarian cancer, infertility, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. A study on the five-year survival rates of 153 melanoma patients showed they had considerably higher 5-year survival rates on Gerson Therapy than those reported elsewhere in the melanoma literature.[1] This should have prompted more studies but it hasn’t happened yet, perhaps because Gerson Therapy is banned in the United States. There pharmaceutical industry is hardly likely to fund massive studies on it now, either, is it? Not when chemo can run up to $250,000.

King Charles, of the United Kingdom, stated in 2004 “I know of one patient who turned to the Gerson Therapy having been told that she was suffering from terminal cancer and would not survive another course of chemotherapy. Happily, seven years later she is alive and well. So therefore, it is vital that, rather than dismissing such experiences, we should further investigate the beneficial nature of these treatments.”

Despite $500 billion or more being spent in the war against cancer, we have a one in three chance of contracting cancer today as compared to with a one in ten chance back in the 1970s. According to The National Center for Health Statistics, the age-adjusted deathrate for cancer in the United States has actually increased by 74 percent from the beginning to the end of the twentieth century. Statistics are often bent to make it look like more people are living longer after cancer treatment because the cancer was detected earlier. Still, the official system is in charge of the very definition of informed consent. Unless you consent to mainstream treatments: chemo, radiation or surgery, by definition, your must have been mislead, and are therefore not allowed the treatment of your choice.

Like Wikipedia, you may think that Gerson therapy is hokey. Still, most of those who opt for it are far better informed than the average patient, and have decided, that, based on their own values, they want to roll the dice on it rather than opt for chemo, radiation and surgery, which they judge are unlikely to work for them. The data supports them on that point. The truth is, it wouldn’t be hard for Gerson Therapy to rival survival rates for mainstream treatments. According to The Journal of Clinical Oncology (2004), the 5-year survival rate of chemotherapy for all adult-onset cancers is 3%. The fact is, even if Gerson Therapy only works in 1 out of 25 cases, and only because it is a placebo, it would still pose a major threat to the pharmaceutical industry when chemo can run up to $250,000. In our private communications, Dr. Partick Vickers at Advanced Gerson Therapy Clinic in Tijuana, Mexico told me they have a approximately a one in three success rate in reversing Stage 3 and Stage 4 cancer.

[1] Five-year survival rates of melanoma patients treated by diet therapy after the manner of Gerson: a retrospective review – PubMed (nih.gov)