Dr. Max Gerson

At The Juice Kitchen, our juice recipes are made using many of the same synergistic ingredients used in the Gerson® Therapy. In the Gerson® Therapy, patients take in the nutrients and enzymes from nearly 15 pounds of produce every day, in a manner that is easy to digest and absorb.

Every day, a typical patient on the Gerson Therapy for cancer consumes up to thirteen glasses of fresh, raw carrot-apple and green leaf juices. These juices are prepared hourly from fresh, raw, organic fruits and vegetables, using a two-step juicer. The Juice Kitchen uses the same juicer that is used in the Gerson®  Therapy - the Norwalk® juicer made by Dr. Norman Walker. This method of juice extraction does not degrade the nutrient density of the organic produce or apply any heat and yields up to 100% more juice than any other juicer!

Our 1-day organic juice cleanse, which includes six-16oz. juices, is nearly as much juice (only 8oz. less) as is administered in the Gerson® Therapy, which administers thirteen-8oz. juices per day. Each one of our juices contains nearly 2 pounds of organic produce – totaling nearly 12 pounds of 100% organic fruits and vegetables per day.

Many of our clients who have become our dear friends, unfortunately have a form of autoimmune disease or other ailment including cancer and trust us each and every day to make fresh, raw and 100% organic juices to help them live and lead healthy lives filled with energy and vitality. We do not take this responsibility lightly and that is one reason why we make each one of our juices in our micro-juicer—to maintain quality and freshness—and we do our best to source as much locally organic grown produce as possible. Our juices are not made in a an offsite facility and shipped to our store. Welcome to The Juice Kitchen “Where America Juices”Ò

Who is Dr. Max Gerson?

Max Gerson, M.D. was born in Wongrowitz, Germany (1881). He attended the universities of Breslau, Wuerzburg, Berlin, and Freiburg. Suffering from severe migraines, Dr. Gerson focused his initial experimentation with diet on preventing his headaches. One of Dr. Gerson’s patients discovered in the course of his treatment that the “migraine diet” had cured his skin tuberculosis. This discovery led Gerson to further study the diet, and he went on to successfully treat many tuberculosis patients. His work eventually came to the attention of famed thoracic surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, M.D.

Under Sauerbruch’s supervision, Dr. Gerson established a special skin tuberculosis treatment program at the Munich University Hospital. In a carefully monitored clinical trial, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients treated with the Gerson diet recovered completely. Dr. Sauerbruch and Dr. Gerson simultaneously published articles in a dozen of the world’s leading medical journals, establishing the Gerson treatment as the first cure for skin tuberculosis.

At this time, Dr. Gerson attracted the friendship of Nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer, M.D., by curing Schweitzer’s wife of lung tuberculosis after all conventional treatments had failed. Gerson and Schweitzer remained friends for life, and maintained regular correspondence. Dr. Schweitzer followed Gerson’s progress as the dietary therapy was successfully applied to heart disease, kidney failure, and finally to cancer. Schweitzer’s own Type II diabetes was cured by treatment with Gerson’s therapy.

In 1938, Dr. Gerson passed his boards and was licensed to practice in the state of New York. For twenty years, he treated hundreds of cancer patients who had been given up to die after all conventional treatments had failed.

In 1946, Gerson demonstrated recovered patients before the Pepper-Neely Congressional Subcommittee, during hearings on a bill to fund research into cancer treatment. Although only a few peer-reviewed journals were receptive to Gerson’s then “radical” idea that diet could affect health, he continued to publish articles on his therapy and case histories of healed patients.

In 1958, after thirty years of clinical experimentation, Gerson published A Cancer Therapy: Results of 50 Cases. This medical monograph details the theories, treatment and results achieved by a great physician. Gerson died in 1959, eulogized by long-time friend, Albert Schweitzer M.D.:

“…I see in him one of the most eminent geniuses in the history of medicine. Many of his basic ideas have been adopted without having his name connected with them. Yet, he has achieved more than seemed possible under adverse conditions. He leaves a legacy which commands attention and which will assure him his due place. Those whom he has cured will now attest to the truth of his ideas.”