Prostate Cancer Stage 4 Healed with the Gerson Protocol (Issa Khalaf)

Issa Khalaf heals from stage 4 prostate cancer with the Gerson protocol


Issa Khalaf and his wife

Issa Khalaf and his wife


Issa Khalaf Ph.D. is an author and professor of political science at Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa.  In the 3-part video series linked below he shares his diagnosis with stage 4 prostate cancer that had spread throughout his bones and lymph nodes.

Doctors told him there was nothing more that could be done but Issa was unable to accept that news. He went looking for second opinions from several doctors but only received the same distressing news…..that is until his wife contacted the  Gerson Institute.    Within a year and a half of being on the Gerson diet and detox program scans confirmed that Issa was cancer-free. Issa was featured on the television show The Incurables. You can watch this episode using the links that are posted below.

The Gerson therapy overview

Max Gerson was born October 18, 1881.  He attended the universities of Breslau, Wuerzburg, Berlin, and Freiburg.  As a young man he frequently suffered from severe migraines, so he began to focus his experimentation with diet to prevent his own headaches.   One of Dr. Gerson’s patients discovered that the “migraine diet” also cured his skin tuberculosis. This discovery led Gerson to successfully treat many tuberculosis patients.  His work eventually came to the attention of famed thoracic surgeon, Ferdinand Sauerbruch, M.D.  Under Sauerbruch’s supervision, Dr. Gerson established a special skin tuberculosis treatment program at the Munich University Hospital.   In a carefully monitored clinical trial, 446 out of 450 skin tuberculosis patients treated with the Gerson diet recovered completely. Dr. Sauerbruch and Dr. Gerson simultaneously published articles in a dozen of the world’s leading medical journals, establishing the Gerson treatment as the first cure for skin tuberculosis.

Around this time, Dr. Gerson attracted the friendship of Nobel prize winner Albert Schweitzer, M.D., by curing Schweitzer’s wife of lung tuberculosis,  after all conventional treatments had failed her. Schweitzer’s own Type II diabetes was also cured by treatment with the Gerson’s diet.  Gerson and Schweitzer remained friends for life, and maintained regular correspondence, and Schweitzer followed Gerson’s progress as the dietary therapy was successfully applied to heart disease, kidney failure, and finally – cancer.

It was in 1938 that Dr. Gerson passed his medical boards and became a licensed doctor in the state of New York, and his work began to focus more on cancer. For twenty years he treated hundreds of cancer patients who had been given up to die after all conventional treatments had failed them. In 1946, Gerson demonstrated his work before the Pepper-Neely Congressional Subcommittee, which was holding hearings regarding funding for future cancer treatments. Although only a few peer-reviewed journals were receptive to Gerson’s then “radical” idea that diet could affect health, he continued to publish articles on his therapy and case histories of healed patients.  Gerson described his approach in the book titled ‘A Cancer Therapy: Results of Fifty Cases and the Cure of Advanced Cancer by Diet Therapy.’  Max Gerson died March 8, 1959.


Charlotte Gerson

Charlotte Gerson, the daughter of the late Max Gerson, and her son have continued on with his work of healing cancer and other chronic illnesses.  She is the founder of the Gerson Institute and author of several books relating to healing from illnesses using the Gerson Therapy including, The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses.  For over 40 years, she lectured worldwide in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Australia on the cancer therapy that her father started so many decades ago.  Charlotte has been featured in several documentaries to preserve the work of her father and recently celebrated her 91st birthday.

The therapy advocates the drinking of 13 servings of organic, raw juices daily, combined with a low-fat, low-sodium, vegetarian diet,  specialized supplements, and digestive enzymes.  The therapy also includes some detoxing therapies which included the use of  coffee enemas, about 5  per day, that detoxify the liver.

The therapy usually begins by the patient and a companion going to the Gerson Clinic for a two or three week stay to learn all aspects of using the  therapy, then patients are sent home to incorporate the dietary and detoxification teachings on their own.  Healing from a condition such as a stage four cancer takes about 2 years for the body to eliminate tumors, fully detoxify, and then rebuild the tissues.

Issa was featured on the Incurables. This is part 1 of his story


Part 2


Part 3

Additional Resources:

Read more about this therapy

Read more about coffee enemas for detoxing

Marcia Schaeffer used this therapy to heal from thyroid cancer

Frequently asked question regarding Gerson Therapy

William Holmen also used Gerson therapy to heal from Prostate cancer

Read more testimonials of healing cancer naturally

Gerson Clinic locations:


The Gerson Therapy: The Proven Nutritional Program for Cancer and Other Illnesses

  Enema Kit / 1.5 Qt. Stainless Steel Enema Bucket/ Silicone/ Used by Gerson Institute

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