The Gerson Institute

The Gerson Institute is a well-known non-profit organization that specializes in providing education, training and resources for the Gerson Therapy. The Gerson Therapy is a nutrition-based, non-toxic alternative for cancer and other degenerative diseases. Juicing is an extremely important element in the four component process of the Gerson Therapy. Juices provide high-quality nutritional benefits that easily absorbs the vitamins, minerals, enzymes, phytochemicals and other nutrient essentials that helps in activating the body’s immune system and restoring it’s incredible ability to heal itself.

Great Juicing Tips directly from the Gerson experts:

Selecting and using a good juicer:

Complete extraction of vitamins and minerals from the produce during the juicing process is important for maximizing the value and benefits of juicing. Selecting and using a good juicer that is durable, user friendly and fully extracts all the nutrients needed to easily digest and absorb the compounds is essential when healing from illness or living a healthier lifestyle.

That’s why Gerson experts recommend the juicing process to be done in two steps:

  • First is grinding the ingredients by using a masticating grinder
  • Second is pressing the ground pulp by using a hydraulic press to maximize the value and extract all nutrients as much as possible while juicing

Using a good juicer that is durable, user friendly and cost efficient is important during selection

Creating good habits to support your juicing efforts:

We are natural creatures who are drawn to our daily ritual and normal tendencies. To sustain a healthier lifestyle and benefit from the outcome of daily juicing, it’s important to change our routine and create good habits that supports your juicing efforts that lasts.

o   Carve out time to prepare the produce for juicing in advance

o   Wash all of your produce for the day in the morning, and divide ingredients for each serving into its own linen bag for quick and easy access. Linen bags are naturally bacteria resistant

o   Wrap produce in a damp cloth to keep them as fresh as possible and store in the refrigerator

o   Post a juicing schedule near the juicer or directly on the refrigerator

o   Keep juice ingredients on lists posted near the juicer

o   Use a kitchen timer to remind you when it is time to prepare a juice

o   Keep all needed materials near the juicer to provide for ease and comfort during the juicing process

o   Keep the juicer as close to the sink as possible to make cleaning easier and convenient

Health Benefits of Gerson Juices:

The Gerson Therapy has been successfully treating cancer and other diseases by natural means using whole foods that aim to restore the level of vitamins and minerals in the body, potassium in particular. Not all fruits and vegetables are used in the Gerson Therapy and particular ingredients are used to provide nutritional value that the body needs to boost the immune system and heal itself. There are four particular Gerson Juices that are approved with great health benefits with a few main produce

o   Carrots provide a wealth of phytonutrients (beta-carotene, etc.) and compounds (vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.) that are beneficial for health.

o   Carrots also have high amino acid score, meaning they are a wonderful source of potential complete proteins

o   The flood of nutrients to from carrot-apple juice and the plant-based Gerson diet create a very different cellular environment in which Dr. Gerson found tumor tissues could not survive


The Gerson Institute recently launched a new Cookbook
that provides over 150 recipes for the Gerson Therapy and it also includes a Gerson Therapy Juicing section that is informative, helpful and provides some important juicing recipes that helps activate the body’s immune system and restore your body’s incredible ability to heal itself.

For more information regarding the Gerson Therapy and juicing tips and information, please visit www.gerson.org.