Many in our history have pioneered into new frontiers of ethics, philosophy, science and medicine only to be shamefully persecuted – even assassinated – by those who were threatened by new discoveries.
Socrates, Galileo, Ghandi – are only three such pioneers recognized by most readers. These same individuals now hold honorable and prominent positions of great respect in the world precisely because the pre-existing world-view evolved and finally caught up with the “radical" yet far-reaching views on vital issues offered by these visionaries.
Not until long after their deaths, were their viewpoints accepted as profound truths that rocked the foundation of prevailing powers and initiated a crucial thrust toward a progressive shift in world opinion.
It takes the brave and the diligent to preservere with the truth in the face of dangerous opposition.
Dr. Max Gerson – father of dietary and detoxification therapies for successfully treating “incurable” diseases – is one such man. Now deceased (1881 - 1959), Gerson’s research, discoveries and successful treatment of cancer – and other chronic illnesses – lives on through Dr. Gerson’s daughter Charlotte, founder of the Gerson Institute, and his grandson, Howard Straus, founder of Cancer Research Wellness Center and author of the highly acclaimed Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer – world renowned Nobel Laureate, medical physician, legendary humanitarian –and a healed Gerson patient – made this testimony:
“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.”
Dr. Gerson’s dietary therapy came under attack from the medical and pharmaceutical establishments because chemicals (drugs/ medications), surgery and radiation were the only methods promoted and sanctioned as the treatment for cancer.
In spite of the unrelenting attacks from the medical community – which eventually culminated in his assassination – Dr. Gerson proceeded to use his therapy to heal those of severe disease.
To this day, thousands of patients following the Gerson therapy have been cured of chronic illness, many of whom had been given no hope for recovery by the American medical establishment.
Dr. Gerson’s most significant finding – the connection between cancer and nutrition – led to his seminal work, Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases which has sold more than a half-million copies worldwide and has gone into its 6th edition printing.
I take particular interest in this topic because I know from personal exprerience that eating the right kinds of wholesome, nutritious, organic foods can eliminate illness and build vibrant, long lasting health. As a person who grew up with serious illness, frequent doctor visits, dependence on various prescription and over-the-counter drugs – I was amazed to find that I was able to eliminate all of it through healthy nutrition and lifestyle changes.
Below is my interivew with Dr. Gerson’s grandson, Howard Straus, author of Dr. Max Gerson: Healing the Hopeless, which tells a riveting account of the doctor's life, his discoveries and offers new hope to millions.