Clean Water


Laura- Every morning I feel like a woman in a foreign land scavaging for fresh water to clean myself. Luckily I don’t have to go too far…there are 10 gallon jugs of distilled water sitting on my living room floor.

It’s not easy to wash when you can’t use the shower, the bath or anything that comes out of the faucet because it contains fluoride and chlorine as well as innumerable other toxins. Charlotte Gerson insists that all the Gerson Clinic patients avoid these contaminants. “Flouride causes cancer. It’s a poison if you swallow it. It tells you so on the toothpaste label,” she told us. To avoid it I have to wash myself and all the fruits and vegetables with distilled water. I also have to cook everything and do enemas using only distilled water. It’s a huge nuisance and very expense.

We are using roughly 56 gallons of distilled water a week. It’s really hard to find enough of it, even in Manhattan. When Lucie went to the supermarket, they only had 9 gallons. Finding water has become a regular exercise. I can only imagine what it is like in remote villages where they have to walk miles to a clean water source everyday. This week I took my first sponge bath and washed my hair. I only used a gallon of distilled water for this whole procedure. That’s amazing to me considering how much fluoridated water was typically needed for my showers. One has to be creative when water is scarce.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Kerry says:

    Hey Laura,
    I’m not sure if this would be in your regime, but squeezing a little bit of lemon juice on your hair instead of washing it with soap is a great way to clean it. I’ve been doing it since you recommended lemon juice instead of the rock salt deodorant (thank you-it really does work!) and I haven’t had to wash my hair as frequently. -K


  2. Kerry that’s a great tip!


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