• Purified form of B-17 (amygdalin)
  • Used in prostate, breast and lung cancers with bone metastasis
  • Can alleviate bone pain from metastasis and reduce edemas
  • Used in conjunction with hydrotherapy can attack cancer cells and raise temp of tumor tissue

(Note: Do not use apricot kernels- too high in fat and protein)

Bio-Oxidative Therapies

  • These consist of ozone and hydrogen peroxide
  • Oxygen radicals will destroy bacteria, viruses and abnormal cells

Hydrogen Peroxide

  • Use food grade hydrogen peroxide
  • Dilute to 3% for external use
  • Can sponge over the body after a bath
  • Use at .5% orally

Herbal Teas

  • Most simple herbals, if not aromatic, are acceptable on the Gerson Therapy
  • Tahebo (Pau d’Arco) tea
  • Essiac Tea
  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Valerian
  • Dandelion

Colostrum (Imugen)

  • This is used for people who have a low white blood count and can help boost the immune system
  • Dosage is typically 1000 mg three times a day with meals
  • May be contraindicated in leukemia and multiple myeloma

Vitamin C

  • Ascorbic acid with bioflavonoids is preffered
  • When indicated, typical dosages are 1 to 3 g per day
  • Do not use calcium or sodium ascorbate
  • Used especially when people have had chemotherapy or other drug use
  • Used as part of the pain triad


  • Probiotics may be taken if needed
  • Highly recommend after someone has had a course of antibiotics

Vitamin D

  • Current research has implicated with Vitamin D deficiency as a major factor in the pathology of at least 17 varieties of cancer as well as heart disease, stroke, hypertension, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, depression, chronic pain, OA, osteoporosis, periodontal disease and more.
  • The Gerson Institute has not taken an official position on supplementing with Vitamin D
  • There is no Vitamin D3 in the Gerson diet and sun bathing is not encouraged
  • I recommend testing Vitamin D, 25 (OH) D-3, levels to determine status
  • If below normal range, consider supplementing with Vitamin D3
  • Monitor with retesting- minimum ideal range 50-80

Enzyme Therapy

  • Wobenzyme, Inf-zyme Forte and Megazyme Forte are highly concentrated pancreatic enzymes
  • Helps to dissolve and digest tumor tissue
  • Also helpful in decreasing gas and bloating
  • Taken between meals
  • Inf-zyme Forte prescribed at 3 tablets 3 times daily 30 minutes before meal

Grapefruit Seed Extract

  • This has anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties and can be safely used to ward off a cold or the flu
  • Can also be used as a gargle

Homeophatic Medicines

Homeophatic remedies produce the same symptoms as those of the illness and assists the body’s own healing energies rather than overriding them. They can be effective for symptomatic relief of pain or nausea and alleviating healing reactions.

Acupuncture/Traditional Oriental Medicine

  • The addition of certain Chinese herbs and the use of acupuncture, acupressure, and oriental diagnoses methods are frequently helpful in stimulating immune response and enhancing healing
  • Herbs should be specified as organic. Chinese patient medicines can have traces of heavy metals or other toxic additives
  • Acupuncture can be helpful in reducing pain

Chiropractic and Massage

  • These are body-based therapies frequently helpful in reducing pain, improving mobility and enhancing well-being
  • We do not recommend deep tissue massage
  • Lymphatic drainage is a light, subtle technique than can be helpful

Ordering supplements

  • Carries all Gerson supplements except prescription items
  • Provides all natural ingredients, without excipients, artificial fillers and binders, artificial colors and flavors, artificial sweeteners, preservatives or magnesium stearate
  • Products do not contain corn, wheat, gluten, starch or sugar
  • All capsules are vegetarian and hypoallergenic
  • STAT Pharmacy
  • US tel: (619-428-4574) non-prescription
  • Carries all non-prescription supplements unless out of stock
  • Can order on line at
  • Key Company, St. Louis, Mo
  • Does not carry thyroid, Lugol’s, B-12/Crude Liver, needles or syringes
  • (314) 965-6699          
  • Biosense Pharmacy – BC, Canada
  • Carries injectable B12 and syringes
  • 888-595-1393


Pancreas and Liver Natural Glandular

  • Derived from government-inspected, range-fed animals, raised in New Zealand and Australia whose animal husbandry regulations are among the strictest in the world
  • Can order pancreas lamb and beef
  • 60 capsules- $25.71
  • 720 capsules- $183.85

Oral B-12

  • A high-quality form of sublingual B-12
  • B-12 guard by Perque

Obtaining Prescription Thyroid

  • A licensed naturopath or regular doctor can write a prescription for thyroid. Most common brands are:
  • Nature-throid – RLC Labs
  • Westhroid- RLC Labs
  • Armour thyroid or a generic USP

Obtaining Prescription Thyroid


  • – Out of UK
  • 1-866-800-4677
  • Mail Order Companies
  • Patients can order without a prescription
  • Takes 2-3 weeks
  • Carries armour and Naturethroid

Crude liver for Injection

  • Crude liver is available by prescription from compounding pharmacies in the US
  • The compounder at (630 859- 0333) carries a 10 ml vial at 4 mg/ml. A prescription can be called or faxed by the doctor and patient can arrange for payment and shipping
  • For this strength, one can cause ½ cc four times a week.