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For just under a year, I helped a neighbour who was practicing the Gerson Protocol anti-cancer diet, by preparing for her freshly-squeezed juices and food as indicated by the diet’s rules.

The salt-free, fat-free, mostly vegan, low protein, high-potassium, organic diet was developed to correct the underlying causes of ill-health (as postulated by the late Max Gerson), and is practiced primarily by people seeking an alternative cancer therapy.

I have no evidence or opinion as to the safety or efficacy of the programme, but I will say that the woman I was preparing food for was suffering from a very aggressive, late stage uterine cancer so dangerous that 50% of women who were treated for that particular cancer at her late stage were dead six months later. She is 2.5 years past treatment and cancer-free.

The highly restrictive diet is onerous for most adherents, and new, creative recipes are enthusiastically welcomed. While I worked for her, I created several recipes that I want to share with interested readers, especially those following Gerson or otherwise interested in unsalted, fat-free, wheat free vegan recipes.

A note on the recipes (in separate blog posts, linked below): Oats are the only grain allowed by the diet, so where you see oat flour that’s why. I have made some small adjustments (cheats) to the strictest interpretation of the diet: my friend preferred peeled potatoes, so that’s what I usually used in recipes; she liked herbs a lot, so I added more than was recommended; and there may be others. If in doubt, consult your personalised Gerson programme.

I’m not endorsing the Gerson protocol, simply providing some delicious food to its adherents.

Feel free to use, adapt, share and/or publish these recipes – credit “Natalie Lanoville” please.


 My recipes:

·         Potato pancakes

·         Potato soup with greens

·         Salsa

·         Veggie stew

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