Let Food Be Your Medicine

May 11, 2015 Rose Mary

As most people know, a vegan diet offers a myriad of nutritional benefits. Raw, organic foods and juice cleanses are a sure way of maintaining a healthy body and vigorous lifestyle. However, when people fall into a lifetime of poor eating habits and become ill, merely switching to a healthier diet may not be enough. This is when an intense variation of this regimen can become necessary.

The Gerson Therapy is an extraordinarily effective tool used to combat severe illnesses - specifically many forms of cancer. Developed by physician Max Gerson in the 1930s, it utilizes a precise combination of juicing, natural supplements and detoxification methods to counteract cell degradation.

The method is centered upon the idea that cancer is generated through the gradual build-up of toxins in the body relative to your cellular metabolism. By directly addressing nutritional deficiencies and toxicity, the Gerson Therapy effectively reactivates the body's wondrous capacity to heal itself. Through it's intensive detoxification process, it aims to nullify waste, regenerate the liver (which is often overworked in cancer patients) and bolster the immune system.

Aspects of the Gerson Therapy

1.) Juicing and Diet
Entirely plant-based and organic, it requires patients to consume thirteen glasses of fresh, cold-pressed juices per day, preferably every hour. The juices are made from approximately 15-20 pounds of organically-grown fruits and vegetables daily, and the easiest way to achieve this feat is to juice most of that weight ensuring the food is easily digested.
Accompanying the juices are three, plant-based meals - also of organically grown food. Examples include baked potatoes, salads, cooked vegetables and soups as well as fresh fruits and/or vegetables for snacking between meals. The following is a more extensive list of Gerson Diet possibilities:

2.) Supplementation
Supplementation is an important aspect of The Gerson Therapy, as it plays a fundamental role in maintaining a healthy metabolism. Typical supplements associated with the treatment include Potassium, Flaxseed oil, Pepsin, Pancreatic Enzymes, Potassium, Vitamins A, B3, & C.

3.) Detoxification
In addition to the intensive supplementation process, detoxification is equally emphasized through the utilization of coffee enemas which cleanse a patient's blood and tissues. These boosters, taken as many as five times a day in some cases, provide the liver with much needed relief by helping to remove toxic residue from the body.

A plant-based diet is not only a great way to stay and/or become healthy, but also the best solution to address climate change.

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