Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eating to Live. Day 10 on the Gerson Therapy.

We had a cooking class today. I have all the recipes which I do plan to share in the near future. There was one item of particular interest that I wanted to share with you. Every day we have a new salad dressing. It was amazing to me how they seemed to have a different recipe each day. When they showed us, I was amazed at how simple it was.

Before we begin I wanted to ask this question. Can you name ALL of the ingredients in your favorite dressing. Need more time to think about it? Next look at the amount of sodium you get per serving. Please, give this dressing a try the next time you have a salad.

1 cup grapes
1 cup orange juice (freshly pressed from organic oranges of course)
1/4 cup celery
1/4 cup yellow zucchini
1/4 red pepper


Here is the truly interesting part. You can add on or switch out nearly any other vegetable to create your own variation. Basically, whatever is left over from an earlier meal. If the grapes are too sweet, you can swap them out for brown sugar or honey. If you would prefer your dressing to be a little thicker, add in some potato! Your options are limitless. The flavors are amazing and it is extremely good for you. The best part of it all, you will know exactly what is going into your body.

Following the Gerson Therapy is more than just a way to detoxify and heal. It is a life time commitment to being healthy. I was like most Americans in this world living to eat. I would prefer to live in a world where I can eat to live.


melanoma wife-Mindy Stanley said...

Eating to live-thank u mike for letting us join u on this amazing journey! Can't wait to see the recipes u share! Keep up the fight!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again Mike for the update and sharing - sounds like you are learning lots. I cringe when I look at the ingredients in bottled salad dressing - to think I lived on those low fat dressing for years (blah!) I've been making my own for a while now - but nothing compared to the one you just shared. I will be making that one tonite for sure. Stay strong!


Lori Daly said...

Thanks for the dressing recipe. I can't wait to try it. You said it perfectly, people live to eat. I can't tell you how many times I have heard the saying; "I am treating myself to something bad, I earned it this week." I think to myself, if you are going to reward yourself, reward yourself with something healthy for your body. Not crap. I too have been guilty of's our culture, but I am moving away from this mindset. It's not always easy, but it's worth it.

Enjoy your weekend. ;)