The Gerson Institute Launches The Gerson Therapy Cookbook

Developed by Gerson chefs, the new Gerson Therapy Cookbook is the most comprehensive and accurate cooking guide in Gerson Institute history – it’s like having a Gerson chef in your kitchen!

On the Gerson Therapy, food is medicine. Each bite brings healing closer, but we know it can be a challenge to adjust to this new diet and leave favourite foods behind. That’s why we thoughtfully crafted each recipe with love and care to make sure your Gerson Therapy meals taste good and feel good. With this cookbook, patients become empowered with the knowledge and principles of cooking the Gerson way so they can create variety with their own personalised recipes. Continue Reading

A Commotion in the Blood — Life, Death, And The Immune System By Stephen S Hall

acomossioninthebloodIt was in 1884 that a migrant house-painter in New York with a recurrent, aggressive cancer behind his ear — a four-inch ‘ugly, ominous bunch of grapes’ — underwent a fourth surgery to attempt to save his life, but the cancer was so large and invasive that the wound could not even be closed after the procedure. Left with an open crater in his neck and a virtual death sentence, the unfortunate man developed a raging skin infection that itself might have ended his life precipitously in those days before antibiotics. Instead, he survived the infection and a second one, and — to the astonishment of his surgeons — the cancerous ulcer healed and the malignancy disappeared. Continue Reading

Dirty Medicine: The Handbook By Martin J Walker

Dirty Medicine: The Handbook, is a follow-up to ‘Dirty Medicine ‘ that appeared in 1993. Anybody involved in alternative medicine will be aware of direct and also subterfuge campaigns by powerful interests against them. Obviously in a pluralistic society other viewpoints will challenge and so it should be. If somebody invents a bizarre new form of therapy this should be looked at in a sceptical manner. However this book argues that ‘scientific corporatism’ is attempting to gain complete control in an anti-democratic and sinister manner.

This book aims to give a resume of the most important players in these attacks. Continue Reading

Wheat Belly By Dr William Davis

Renowned cardiologist, Dr William Davis, explains how eliminating wheat from our diets can prevent fat storage, shrink unsightly bulges, and reverse myriad health problems.

Every day, over 200 million Americans consume food products made of wheat. As a result, over 100 million of them experience some form of adverse health effect, ranging from minor rashes and high blood sugar to the unattractive stomach bulges that preventive cardiologist William Davis calls “wheat bellies.” According to Davis, that excess fat has nothing to do with gluttony, sloth, or too much butter: It’s due to the whole grain wraps we eat for lunch. Continue Reading

The Omnivore’s Dilemma By Michael Pollan

The best-selling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century

“What should we have for dinner?” To one degree or another this simple question assails any creature faced with a wide choice of things to eat. Anthropologists call it the omnivore’s dilemma. Choosing from among the countless potential foods nature offers, humans have had to learn what is safe, and what isn’t-which mushrooms should be avoided, for example, and which berries we can enjoy. Today, as America , and much of the western worldconfronts what can only be described as a national eating disorder, the omnivore’s dilemma has returned with an atavistic vengeance. Continue Reading

Follow Your Gut — The Enormous Impact Of Tiny Microbes By Professor Rob Knight

followyourgutAllergies, obesity, acne: these are just a few of the conditions that may be caused — and someday cured — by the microscopic life inside us. How does this groundbreaking science influence your health, mood and more? Pioneering scientist Rob Knight pairs with award-winning science journalist Brendan Buhler to explain why these new findings matter to everyone.

In just the last few years, scientists have shown how the microscopic life within our bodies — particularly within our intestines — has an astonishing impact on our lives. Your health, mood, sleep patterns, eating preferences — even your likelihood of getting bitten by mosquitoes — can be traced in part to the tiny creatures that live on and inside of us. Continue Reading

The Laws of Medicine By Dr Siddhartha Mukherjee

Essential, required reading for doctors and patients alike: A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and one of the world’s premiere cancer researchers reveals an urgent philosophy on the little-known principles that govern medicine, and how understanding these principles can empower us all.

Over a decade ago, when Siddhartha Mukherjee was a young, exhausted, and isolated medical resident, he discovered a book that would forever change the way he understood the medical profession. The book, The Youngest Science, forced Dr Mukherjee to ask himself an urgent, fundamental question: Is medicine a “science”? Continue Reading

Seeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation By F William Engdahl

seedsofdestructionSeeds of Destruction: The Hidden Agenda of Genetic Manipulation, is a skilfully researched book focuses on how a small socio-political American elite seeks to establish control over the very basis of human survival: the provision of our daily bread. “Control the food and you control the people.”

This is no ordinary book about the perils of GMO.  Engdahl takes the reader inside the corridors of power, into the backrooms of the science labs, behind closed doors in the corporate boardrooms.

The author cogently reveals a diabolical world of profit-driven political intrigue, government corruption and coercion, where genetic manipulation and the patenting of life forms are used to gain worldwide control over food production. Continue Reading

The Vandana Shiva Reader By Dr Vandana Shiva

thevandanashivareaderHer great virtue as an advocate is that she is not a reductionist. Her awareness of the complex connections among economy and nature and culture preserves her from oversimplification. So does her understanding of the importance of diversity.

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Motivated by agricultural devastation in her home country of India, Vandana Shiva became one of the world’s most influential and highly acclaimed environmental and antiglobalization activists. Her groundbreaking research has exposed the destructive effects of monocultures and commercial agriculture and revealed the links between ecology, gender, and poverty. Continue Reading

Accidentally Overweight By Dr Libby Weaver

AccidentallyOverweightAccidentally Overweight, was born out of the 14 years Dr Libby spent at university, her strong scientific background in both nutrition and dietetics and her PhD in biochemistry coupled with her observation of the way people responded to dietary change. Libby has thousands of stories about how, what she calls the calorie equation (how much you eat versus how much you move) is not the only determinant of our body shape and size.

In Accidentally Overweight Dr Libby discusses the nine factors that influence whether the human body is getting the message to store body fat or burn it. These factors include: calories, stress hormones, sex hormones, liver function, thyroid function, gut bacteria, insulin, alkalinity and emotions.

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