The History of Charlotte Gerson and The Gerson Therapy

History of Gerson Therapy

History of Gerson Therapy

Charlotte Gerson is currently 93 years of age, and has mostly retired from the The Gerson Institute, based in San Diego as well as The Gerson Therapy Clinic in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Now, the daily activities of the clinic are handled by the physician-owners of the clinic, who by now have over 30 years’ experience treating and handling Gerson Therapy patients. The Gerson Institute is headed by Ms. Anita Wilson, Executive Director, and a capable and responsible Board of Directors of their own.

Hard Life
Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Charlotte Gerson and her family fled the Nazi Holocaust to Austria, where at age 12, she was diagnosed with bone tuberculosis, a normally fatal disease. Her father, Dr. Max Gerson, started her on The Gerson Therapy which he had developed in Germany, and which had a shining success record against tuberculosis of all kinds. The Gerson Therapy is an all-natural therapy that boosts the body’s immune system to fight off any harmful disease or injury. When Austria fell into the Nazi orbit, the family relocated to France, then, later, to London. From there, they moved to New York City, where Charlotte helped her father run his clinic for very seriously ill patients. She attended Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts for two years before leaving college to marry Irwin Straus.

When Dr. Gerson died in 1959, there was nobody to champion the Therapy or sell the books that Gerson had published, so Charlotte took up her father’s banner by default, lecturing, selling books, and eventually setting up and training staff for Gerson Therapy clinics in the US and Mexico. These clinics have helped thousands of patients with cancer and other “incurable” diseases to recover their good health and return to long and productive lives with their families.

Boosting Immune Power
Though there are many cases of The Gerson Therapy helping people energize their bodies’ immune and healing systems by flooding the body with organic nutrition and juicing, detoxification and supplementation, Charlotte made enemies in the powerful pharmaceutical industry. The “cancer industry” was building an immense and highly profitable business treating, but not curing or preventing, the disease, so they were not delighted to see these potential billions of dollars of profit eliminated by people changing their diets! She never changed her goal of demonstrating that her father’s therapy was valid and that she herself was living proof, having survived a fatal disease with The Gerson Therapy. In 1978, she co-founded the Gerson Institute with Normal Fritz, President of The Cancer Control Society, an organization set up to open alternative cancer therapies to the world, give people choices other than allopathic medicine in their cancer treatment, and exchange ideas among alternative practitioners.

Next Generation
Charlotte Gerson used her father’s basic ideas, and cautiously added adjunctive therapies to his treatment protocol, such as ozone therapy, hyperthermia, Laetrile and others to enable the body’s immune system to fight off cancer without using surgery, expensive, ineffective and often harmful chemotherapy and radiation therapies. She has written many books about her experiences, some of which have become bestsellers around the world. She has also appeared in or been the subject of numerous documentaries where she has explained her father’s principles, his vision, her contribution, and constant fight to keep his dream alive, through her hard work and the efforts of her children, who are dedicated to keeping The Gerson Therapy flame burning far into the future.

Mike Adams Interviews Charlotte Gerson on The HealthRanger Show

This interview was conducted in March 2010 with Charlotte Gerson; daughter of the late Dr. Max Gerson, who since 1932, had discovered the truth about Cancer and other chronic degenerative diseases.

He spent the last 25 years of his life curing terminal patients while the medical and drug industry waged war on him until his murder by arsenic poisoning.

This 40 minute interview exposes the truth about disease, cancer and the medical industry and amounts to one of the largest running conspiracies affecting the general public and their overall well-being.

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Before and afters of cancer patients using the Gerson Therapy.

Sherry Beall Interviews Howard Straus & Charlotte Gerson

Nobel Laureaute Dr. Albert Schweitzer stated, “I see in Dr. Max Gerson one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine. He has achieved more than seemed possible under adverse conditions. Many of his basic ideas have been adopted without having his name connected with them. He leaves a legacy which commands attention and which will assure him his due place. Those whom he has cured will attest to the truth of his ideas.”

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Mike Adams Interviews Charlotte Gerson

Join Mike Adams of NaturalNews.com and Charlotte Gerson of The Gerson Institute (as featured in Food Matters) in this fascinating interview about the history of mainstream oppression against cancer cures and leading anti-cancer doctors. This goes all the way back to the Nazis, IG Farben and the history of pharmaceutical companies like Bayer, which were implicated in the chemical torture of concentration camp prisoners.

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About Charlotte Gerson

Charlotte GersonWhen Charlotte Gerson was 12 years old, she was healed of tuberculosis by her father, Dr. Max Gerson and it is important to note that at the time, tuberculosis was considered a death sentence, Now 89, she has the longest survival record of anyone who has been treated by the Gerson therapy. She is also the world’s leading authority on its theory, background, and practice. The youngest of Max Gerson’s three daughters, she began in her teens serving as her father’s assistant, studying with him and working in his practice.

When the family fled Germany before World War II and the Holocaust, she was 11 years old. The Gersons’ first stop was Vienna, Austria, where Charlotte contracted bone tuberculosis, then considered an incurable, fatal disease. Dr. Gerson cured her using his now famous therapy before they had to flee Austria for Ville d’Avray, France, then London. After they relocated in New York City, Max Gerson established a clinic for his seriously ill patients, where Charlotte spent many hours making rounds with him. She also continued her formal education, attending Smith College for two years before dropping out to marry her husband, Irwin. When her father died in 1959, she vowed his work would not die with him. With funds in short supply and opposition by such powerful forces as the drug companies and the American Medical Association, it would have proved a daunting task for one without Charlotte’s determination. She has never wavered in her dedication to her father’s work and has trained her children, Howard Straus, now 68, and Margaret Straus Dego, 64, to carry on after her, as Dr. Gerson trained her. Charlotte began lecturing, first locally, then around the country, and was even asked to appear twice on the Oprah Winfrey show in Baltimore and Chicago before Oprah went national. She has appeared on Christian Broadcasting, Trinity Broadcasting, and PBS and is regularly interviewed on radio stations nationwide. Until she was 82, she did annual lecture tours in England, Ireland, Italy, Hungary and Germany.

In 1977 she founded the Gerson Institute with Norman Fritz, president of the Cancer Control Society. The Institute established treatment centers and trained holistic physicians, nurses and kitchen help in the elements of her father’s nutritional treatment. Their training programs have expanded and now treat hundreds of practitioners and caregivers annually, coming from all corners of the globe.

She is renowned for her integrity and deep, intuitive understanding of chronic disease and its cure. She uses iridology, keen observation, skin tone, any clue she can to accurately assess a patient’s condition. She will often detect conditions and ailments the patient does not tell her about.

Howard Straus describes his mother: “There are people all over the world who love her and whose lives have been changed by the Gerson Therapy. She is a combination of Billy Graham’s fervent evangelism, Ralph Nader’s cautionary suspicion of industry, and June Cleaver’s warmth and maternal energy. She is absolutely rock solid, keeps her promises, generous, quite literally a world treasure, yet humble, like Dr. Gerson. Surgeons and naturopaths, chiropractors and patients seek her out with admiration and honor.”

Charlotte Gerson is the author of four books, with the most successful and acclaimed book being Healing the Gerson Way: Defeating Cancer and Other Chronic Diseases. This book, an update and upgrade of Dr. Gerson’s 50-year-old A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases, has been translated into a total of twelve languages and published in eight as of this writing. Her latest books are Defeating Obesity, Diabetes and High Blood Pressure: The Metabolic Syndrome and Defeating Arthritis, Bone and Joint Diseases.

Because of the large and increasing incidence of these conditions, her books sell well all over the world. Charlotte has appeared in four documentaries directed by Steve Kroschel: The Gerson Miracle, Dying to Have Known, The Beautiful Truth and Alive Tomorrow. Because of her sterling reputation of integrity and unwillingness to compromise her principles, Charlotte has become the “Grande Dame” of alternative medicine, and is invited to appear in a documentary approximately every month or two. Charlotte has also authored many articles for the Gerson Healing Newsletter, and is the author of a series of nine introductory booklets on healing various disorders using the Gerson Therapy.

At 90, Charlotte is a true reflection of her father’s medical philosophy. She is in robust good health and continues to work full time in her practice. In Healing the Gerson Way she describes the methods she has used successfully for six decades to help thousands of people recover from cancer, hepatitis, heart disease and other “incurable” illnesses. It’s a must-read for patients who have attended Gerson Therapy clinics and want to continue the work at home. Also, many people who could not attend a clinic have found the help they needed from the book alone.

Today Charlotte Gerson lives in Southern California, and makes weekly rounds at the Gerson Therapy clinic in Playas de Tijuana, Mexico. Though retired from the day-to-day operations of the Institute she founded, Charlotte remains an active member of its Board of Directors, participates in training sessions, lectures and appears on radio shows weekly, inspires, encourages and advises practitioners, patients, radio listeners and millions around the world.