The History and Gerson Family

The Max Gerson Foundation is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by the Gerson Family in 2001.  It took the name of the Cancer Research Wellness Institute at the time of conception.

In 2018, one year prior to Charlotte Gerson’s passing in February, 2019, the organization changed its name to the Max Gerson Foundation, a title once used for an association of Dr. Gerson’s grateful patients.

As of today, this is the only nonprofit organization led by the Gerson Family. It's goals are the promulgation of the original Gerson Therapy, or the addition of compatible modifications to it that have been thoroughly proven in practice, not just theoretical ideas, thereby returning the reputation for healing power of this still-unmatched technique to its rightful place.

With support and participation of many healed patients, support groups on the Internet in several languages, the two Gerson clinics, Gerson Italy, Gerson China, and the Gerson family, this is the organization responsible for publicizing and protecting the name and enviable reputation of the Gerson Therapy, training Gerson practitioners and health coaches throughout the world. 

Please contact us at for any inquiries.

Dr. Max Gerson- The Father of The Gerson Therapy

"Stay close to nature and it’s eternal laws will protect you."

"If someone eats what is useful for his health and avoids other things that can shorten life, then he is a man of wisdom and self-control."


Charlotte Gerson – The Second Generation

"Knowledge is power. It helps us to find our way through unfamiliar territory, such as the Gerson path to healing and health."


Howard Straus– The Third Generation

Grandson of Dr. Max Gerson, Author of Dr. Max Gerson Healing the Hopeless

"The sheer immensity of Dr. Gerson’s achievements is staggering. He was able to prevent and successfully treat, not simply arrest or slow, a wide range of degenerative diseases, including the top four killers in the United States – heart attack, cancer, stroke and diabetes…" 


Margaret Straus– The Third Generation 

Dr. Max Gerson's granddaughter and Charlotte Gerson's daughter

The Gerson Therapy is an all-natural therapy that rebuilds and reboots your immune system and your body’s natural defences that kept you healthy for years. Most diseases are not foreign invaders that just showed up and started attacking your body, they have actually been on the attack since the day you were born. What has kept you healthy is your immune system battling these diseases 24-7. It is only when your immune system breaks down and part of it stops working that disease can then take hold.

The Gerson Therapy repairs the biochemical processes necessary for health. It restores your immune system, returns your natural defences back to full strength, and over time, restores you to vibrant health.