Travelling as a Gerson Person: Two days in Byron Bay
I have just completed 21 months of Gerson Therapy. That means I have three more to go. Three more!! I am so freaking excited. Even my fingers are happily skipping across the computer keys as I type. To celebrate this amazing milestone, my boyfriend and I drove a couple hours south from where we live to spend two days in Byron Bay.
You may be wondering how it is possible to travel when you’re on Gerson Therapy. I have to say that planning and packing for it was a bit of a pain in the ass, but once we were away it was all worth it. Even though I still had to stick to each of the Gerson elements, the change in scenery did wonders for my head space.
Here are some tips if you’re considering travelling as a Gerson Person (or just want to get away without breaking your healthy habits) …
#1 Book somewhere with a kitchen
The place we stayed in had a communal kitchen (which we practically had to ourselves), so I was able to set up my juicer, store food in the fridge, and prepare all of my meals. However, I still took a large esky to store my juicing produce because I didn’t want the other guests getting cranky at me for hogging fridge space.
We recently found a Norwalk juicer for sale on Gumtree for a fraction of the price to buy them new (also no shipping or customs costs), so we snapped it up to have for when I move out of home. It also came in handy on the weekend so that neither Mum nor I would have to go without Norwalk juices.
#2 Book somewhere with a big bathroom
I took my enema bucket, flasks full of coffee, and yoga mat and towels (for padding) so that I would be able to stick to my enema schedule while I was away. When we made the booking, we made sure the bathroom was big enough for me to be able to lie down comfortably.
#3 Take your own water
I didn’t worry too much about showering in the water at our little cottage, but I did take my own purified water for brushing my teeth, filling up my enema bucket, making cups of tea, making my rolled oats, and washing my produce.
#4 Pack food
I knew it would be pretty easy to buy organic food in Byron Bay, so I bought my salad and veggies when we arrived there. However, I did take my rolled oats, honey, sultanas, quinoa (which I’m now allowed!), tea bags, and all of the produce I would need for juicing. I also took enough Hippocrates soup to get me through the two days.
#5 Travel with someone who understands your schedule and needs
Going away for the weekend wouldn’t have been possible if I didn’t have Tallon to help me out. He made breakfast, helped me with juices, was patient with me while I made sure I didn’t stray from my Gerson regime, and made it possible to fit everything in plus get out and about without ripping my hair out. I’m not sure I would be comfortable asking anyone else to do the same.
Now that I’m past the 18-month mark and my Therapy has been reduced to nine daily juices and three daily enemas (plus I’m now allowed a few different foods like berries and quinoa!), it made it easier to get away. However, this could totally have been done on the full therapy. I just would have had less time for sight seeing. While we were away we went out for lunch to an organic café, wandered through the street markets, walked down to the beach, and took a drive up through the countryside to Crystal Castle. Here are some pics from our adventures:
WE STAYED AT Atlantic Byron Bay
WE ATE AT The Conscious Café
WE PLAYED AT Crystal Castle
Do you have any tips for sticking to your health regime while travelling? Pop them, and any other insights, in the comments section below.
You may also want to check out this post: 7 Travel Tips For Cancer Patients
Positive affirmation for the day: Living in the present moment gives me the power to control the direction of my life.
MY GIFT TO GERSON …
I am donating 50% of all sales of my Healing Through The Holidays recipe e-book to the Gerson Institute. Gerson Therapy has saved my life, and so many others like me, and I want to do this as a gift to them. These people work so hard to get the Gerson message out, and help so many people with cancer and other chronic illnesses, and they rely on donations to make it all happen. Click here to buy your copy of Healing Through The Holidays.
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