Gerson Research Organization
Dr. Max Gerson (1881-1959) and his therapy, which involves mainly diet, dominate the subject matter on this web site.
Although most of what you'll read here focuses on cancer, which is what Dr. Gerson concentrated on in the last two decades of his life, many other chronic and systemic diseases have been successfully treated with this therapy. Dr. Gerson developed his therapy initially to cure his own migraines, then evolved it for the rest of his life as he treated patients for migraine, lupus, tuberculosis, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, and finally cancer, among other diseases.
Because cancer, in the view subscribed to here, is just one of many illnesses manifesting the more generic problem of "tissue damage syndrome", most of what you'll read even in the cancer-centered documents here is applicable to other diseases.
Dr. Gerson's therapy works to restore cellular health in the entire body, including especially the immune system, which fights antibiotic-resistant microbes equally as well as it fights nonresistant ones.
Dr. Max Gerson's 1958 book on cancer is represented, and you can read his 1954 paper summarizing his view that Cancer is a problem of metabolism and summarizing his treatment as it was then.
Our article on how the Gerson therapy heals explains how too much sodium and too little potassium connects with disease and water retention, and how restoring the sodium/potassium balance in cells is crucial to healing.
Read about the history of his approach and the story of his cancer practice after he emigrated from Germany to New York City in 1938.
A famous German surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, did a large clinical trial at his hospital using Gerson's diet to cure lupus. There is also a 1992 paper about Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
There is a retrospective study on outcomes from treatment of melanoma and a further elaboration on that study.
There is a large bibliography with links to the documents on this site as well as a bibliography subset covering only the documents on the site.
Listen to two lectures by Gar Hildenbrand about cancer and its treatment.