Dr. Max Gerson was born in Germany in 1881. As a young physician, he suffered debilitating cluster migraines. His search for relief led him to a mostly vegetarian, low-salt diet that resolved the problem. His regimen was then successful in many cases of tuberculosis and other chronic diseases. He continued his exploration of diet and health, his method eventually evolving into the Gerson Cancer Therapy, which successfully treated many cases of advanced cancer by addressing the root causes of illness.