Gerson Therapy is a nutritional program that utilizes the body’s own mechanism in the treatment of chronic debilitating illness. It was introduced 50 years ago by Max Gerson, M.D.

The Gerson therapy is a detoxification and rebuilding program. It consists of flooding the body every day with nutrients from about 20 pounds of organically grown fresh fruits and vegetables. A total of 13 glasses of juices are consumed daily, in addition to 3 regular meals. Metabolism is stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements. Animal fats, excess protein and sodium are avoided. Coffee enemas are used to intensify liver detoxification.
As a result of detoxification and increased oxygenation, cellular regeneration of all organs occurs, in particular that of the liver, and the immune system is restored to its optimal function.

The original Gerson Institute, dedicated to education of the public and training of professionals, is located in San Diego, California. Their affiliated clinic, located in Tijuana, Mexico, treats a variety of chronic illnesses; in particular, all forms of cancer.

Dr. Maya Nicole Baylac got her Gerson training from Charlotte Gerson. Today Hawaii Gerson Therapy Retreat is independent of the Gerson Institute in Mexico, and is instead connected to the Mind Your Body health retreat on Hawaii.

The therapy is well-known for its excellent results when it comes to recovery from cancer, and for being the foremost alternative to chemotherapy, surgery and radiation.