APPETIZING GERSON RECIPES
BEYOND THE GERSON THERAPY® COOKBOOK
FOOD AS PHARMACOLOGY
What you choose with your fork is a more influential therapeutic remedy than anything found in a pill bottle. Disease prevention, wellness and health are all tied to nutrition. Using food as medicine is the principle intervention behind the Gerson Therapy®, a holistic program developed by Dr. Max Gerson in the 1920's to treat cancer, autoimmunity and degenerative conditions. Phytonutrients in organic whole foods improve the function of genes and metabolism, freeing the body of damaging oxidative stress, while generating healing compounds to rebuild healthy tissues and immunity.
EAT THE RAINBOW
Variety is the spice of life, as they say. Be sure to choose colorful organic ingredients for each meal, with the intent of inviting a diversity of nutrients into your diet. The vast array of colors in fruits and vegetables represent over 25,000 chemical compounds that are historically and biologically important. For example, the red food group (think watermelon, pink grapefruit, tomatoes) are rich in lycopene, a hydrocarbon that protects against prostate cancer, and heart or lung disease. Greens (think broccoli, cabbage, bok choy or kale) contain sulforaphane, isocyanate and indoles, all of which inhibit carcinogens. The orange food group (carrots, mangos, apricots, pumpkin, sweet potato) protects the skin against free-radical damage and repairs damaged DNA with its alpha and beta carotene. The list goes on... How many colors do you eat in a day?