Today I’ll talk you through a few solutions to some common problems that people run into when on the Gerson Diet. There are a few food items that are rather unpalatable foreign and can be a bit difficult to get used.
Lunch was inspired.
- A Red Kidney Bean Soup – which was my favorite dish of the entire menu while we stayed at the hospital.
- A simple Celery and Romaine Lettuce Salad.
- Main Course was Kitchadee – A simple rice and vegetable dish and an Asparagus Casserole.
- Dessert was fruit: half a naartjie and a whole kiwi sliced.
- 8 oz Green Juice
- 1 heaped tsp Brewer’s Yeast
- 2 tbl Flax oil
- Half a lime
- 2 tbl Apple CiderVinegar
Let’s talk about the flavorings.
Yes they are actually part of the diet so that you get your B vitamins, essential oils etc. Used wisely or creatively they become your flavor enhancers. I don’t like taking meds, and thinking of them as meal flavorings adds an increasing palatability to the whole business.Lime really helps to give flavor to the Gerson meals which are really quite bland. Beyond bland actually. I squeeze a little into my soup and onto my salad. I don’t like apple cider vinegar so I never drank it. Apple Cider Vinegar does make a nice salad dressing when you mix in a little Bragg’s Liquid Aminos. Lime is a great salad dressing, while the brewer’s yeast makes a delicious topping for the salad in place of croutons. The salad takes on an almost ‘meaty-mushroomy’ taste when you sprinkle the yeast on top.An alternative would be to mix the flax oil and Apple Cider Vinegar together to create a salad dressing.
Common Problems:So you can’t stand the taste of brewers yeast?
Option 1: Mix the yeast into your green drink, to mask the taste.
Option 2: Pour yeast onto your palm. Use your index finger to gently create a well in the center of the yeast. Use a dropper to add water. Ball the yeast into soft-yet-firm balls. Small enough to swallow like pills. You can then take them like you would take a vitamin pill that you wash down with water.
So you don’t like Flax oil?
Option 1: Buy the best, cold pressed, lightest colored flavorless variety you can get your hands on.
Option 2: Nose clip when you drink it to hide the taste.
Option 3: Shoot it like a stiff drink and chase it with water.
Option 4: Mix into a glass of Hot Water and drink like tea. Many people say the oil becomes so watered down that they cannot taste it.
Option 5: In a measuring shot glass fill midway with cold water and float the oil carefully on top. Then tilt your head back and drink it in one gulp. I have a friend who can only take it this way. She claims it’s the only way she can ‘not taste the oil’
So you don’t like Apple Cider Vinegar:
Pour into a hot cup of herbal tea with a little honey and lemon.
Please send me your suggestions if you have other ways to take these.If you would like any of the recipes please let me know