Juice ingredients, Gerson style

by on February 11, 2010
in Books

Many of you have asked me what ingredients are in my juice.  In  Gerson therapy, there are 4 different types of juice to drink during the day.  One of the requirements is of course to use ORGANIC produce. 

The machine you use can make a difference too.  For healthy people using a centrifugal juicer is adequate.  That is what most of the affordable ones on the market are.  When you are seriously ill and need to detoxify your body then you can benefit from a two-step machine…grind and press.  This will extract more juice and nutrients and make it worth the investment in good health. 

Another important factor is preparing the juice fresh every hour and drinking it immediately.  This makes a huge difference in the quantity of LIVE enzymes that will help your body to detoxify.

Now for the schedule and ingredients:

8AM or first juice of the morning is orange juice. My personal favorite!    This is the only juice that is made using a reamer type juicer,  hand or electric.  The green juice is consumed 4 times at 9AM, noon, 2 and 7PM.  The ingredients are very specific because it can’t be any vegetable just because it is green.  Swiss chard, romaine lettuce, young beet tops, watercress, 1/4 green bell pepper, endive, escarole, some red cabbage and one medium apple.  You don’t have to use all these ingredients but as many as you can find although you won’t want to leave out the apple because it makes it more palatable.

The carrot-apple juice is made with 3 carrots (6oz) and 1 large green apple (6 oz).  This is consumed at 9:30 and 10AM and also 1, 5 and 6PM

Straight carrot juice is drunk at 11AM, 3 and 4PM

This totals to 13, 8 ounces glasses of juice daily for a total of 104 ounces.  I have no trouble staying hydrated that’s for sure!

The green one is the hardest for me to enjoy but some days are easier than others.

I hope this helps you to consider juicing even if you enjoy great health.

Happy juicing!!!



4 Responses to “Juice ingredients, Gerson style”
  1. Angela says:

    Do you find you don’t want to eat meals on top of all the juice? How many meals a day do you have with it?

    • Cathy says:

      Yes, I do want to eat the meals too. I have three meals a day starting with a small bowl of oatmeal for breakfast since a big bowl is just too much. Lunch is my favorite meal right now. I am usually very hungry and eat every bite. Since I have Hippocrates soup with both lunch and dinner, I usually only have a 1/2 cup serving so I will have room for the raw salad and half of a baked potato and another cooked vegetable of my choice.

      • Alejandra Mazariegos says:

        Hope you are doing fine Cathy. Just wanted to ask, how is the Hippocrates soup prepared? and what else is served, any type of salad? what vegetables can be served cooked?

  2. sam says:

    so.. if your not fighting cancer, and just want to be healthy and well.. and work during the day and don’t have the time for all this juicing.. what do you recommend?
    currently i’m consuming green smoothie made in my vitamixer? romaine, kale, lemon, berries, and banana?

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