The Gerson Therapy regenerates the body to health, supporting each important metabolic requirement by flooding the body with nutrients from about 15- 20 pounds of organically-grown fruits and vegetables daily. Most is used to make fresh raw juice, up to one glass every hour, up to 13 times per day. Raw and cooked solid foods are generously consumed. Oxygenation is usually more than doubled, as oxygen deficiency in the blood contributes to many degenerative diseases. The metabolism is also stimulated through the addition of thyroid, potassium and other supplements, and by avoiding heavy animal fats, excess protein, sodium and other toxins.
Ironically, consumers, physicians, and the pharmaceutical industry have sometimes criticized this rigorous evaluation process for drugs. These critics claim that the process causes unnecessary delays in the release of potentially life-saving cures. I feel, however, that these procedures are necessary to safeguard the health of the public. Indeed, despite this demanding process, we still occasionally hear of previously unrecognized, terrible adverse reactions to drugs that already have been approved by the FDA. The diabetic drug, troglitazone (Rezulin), comes to mind.