This website contains much practical information to assist people in learning, understanding and administering Dr. Gerson's therapy; but, it is best done under the supervision of a physician experienced with the process. When you embark on the process of correcting the sodium/potassium/water balance in all of the cells of your body, your cells will be releasing stored toxins, tissues will function better, and your immune system may mount a defense against pathogens and in some cases malignant cells that the body has previously been unable to target. An immune response to disease can be painful and uncomfortable, and it can be serious enough to warrant medical attention. It can even be life-threatening. The therapy can be ineffective at best, or even dangerous, if it is done incompletely, incorrectly, or if it is administered to the wrong patient for the wrong medical reasons.
Dr. Gerson's therapy is not static, nor is it something that you do for the rest of your life without modification. Depending on your progress, the therapy needs to be changed to meet your needs. Knowing when and how to modify the program for yourself may be difficult or impossible without both medical training and a thorough grounding (clinical experience) in the therapy. We strongly recommend that you spend some time at a medical treatment center to get yourself grounded in the therapy and to establish contact with experienced medical professionals before continuing the therapy at home. The home therapy is really extended care and requires ongoing medical and diagnostic follow-up.
If you feel you must try to do the therapy completely on your own, that is your decision. You will not be the first. But please, do try to get in contact with a doctor who can help you through it.