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mucusless diet healing system

by Arnold Ehret

General Introductory Principles


Every disease, no matter what name it is known by Medical Science, is


A clogging up of the entire pipe system of the human body. Any special symptom is therefore merely an extraordinary local constipation by more accumulated mucus at this particular place. Special accumulation points are the tongue, the stomach and particularly the entire digestive tract. This last is the real and deeper cause of bowel constipation. The average person has as much as ten pounds of uneliminated feces in the bowels continually, poisoning the blood stream and the entire system. Think of it!

Every sick person has a more or less mucus-clogged system, such mucus being derived from undigested and uneliminated, unnatural food substances, accumulated from childhood on. Details regarding this fact may be learned by reading my “Rational Fasting and Regeneration Diet”.

My “Mucus Theory” and “Mucusless Diet Healing System” stand unshaken; it has proven the most successful “Compensation-Action” so-called cure against every kind of disease. By its systematic application thousands of declared-incurable patients could be saved.

The Mucusless Diet consists of all kinds of raw and cooked fruits, starchless vegetables, and cooked or raw, mostly green-leaf vegetables. The Mucusless Diet Healing System is a combination of individually advised long or short fasts, with progressively changing menus of non-Mucus-Forming Foods. This diet alone can heal every case of “disease” without fasting, although such a cure requires longer time. The System itself will be expounded in later lessons.

However, to learn how to apply the system, to understand how and why it works, it is necessary to free your mind from Medical errors, partly taken over by Naturopathy. In other words, I must teach you a new Physiology, free from Medical errors; a new method of Diagnosis; a correction of the Fundamental errors of Metabolism, high Protein foods, Blood circulation, Blood composition, and last, but not least, you must be taught.

What Vitality Really Is

To Medical Science the human body is still a mystery, especially in diseased condition. Every new disease “discovered” by the doctors is a new mystery for them. There are no words to properly express how far from the truth they actually are! Naturopathy uses the word Vitality continually, yet neither “Medical Scientists” nor Naturopaths can tell what Vitality is.

Not only is it necessary to eradicate all of these errors from your brain, but the truth must be shown you in such a new and simple light that you can grasp it at once. This great advantage of simplicity and clarity is one of the fundamental reasons for my success. Withal, my teachings cover the truth. Incidentally, whatever simple reason cannot grasp is humbug, however scientific it may sound.

You will learn how wrong and ignorant it is to believe that any special disease can be healed by eating the right food, living upon “special menus” or undergoing long fasts, if such is done without experience and without system and special advice for each individual case.

“Fasting” has been known for hundreds of years as a “compensation” against every disease, as Nature’s only and infallible law, and the same applies to the Mucusless Diet; as stated in Genesis (fruits and herbs, i.e., green leaves). But why has it never come into general use and resultant universal success? Because it was never used systematically in accordance with the condition of the patient. The average man has not the slightest idea what the necessary eliminative process is; what time it requires; how and how often his diet must be changed; what it means to cleanse the body of the terrible quantities of waste he has accumulated in his body during his life.

Disease is an effort of the body to eliminate waste, mucus and toxemias, and this system assists Nature in the most perfect and natural way Not the disease but the body is to be healed; it must be cleansed, freed from waste and foreign matter, from mucus and toxemias accumulated since childhood. You cannot buy health in a bottle, you cannot heal your body, that is, cleanse your system in a few days, you must make “compensation” for the wrong you have done your body all during your life.

My system is not a cure or a remedy; it is a regeneration, a thorough house-cleaning, the acquisition of such clean and perfect health as you never knew before.

Remember: Your constitutional encumbrances throughout the entire system are the source of every disease; the greatest and most harmful source of lowered vitality, imperfect health, lack of strength and endurance and any and all imperfect conditions. All have their source in the colon, never perfectly emptied since your birth. Nobody on earth today has an ideally clean body and therefore perfectly clean blood. What Medical Science calls normal health is in fact a pathological condition.

In Summary: The human mechanism is an elastic pipe system. The diet of civilization is never entirely digested and the resultant waste eliminated. This entire pipe system is slowly constipated, especially at the place of the symptom and the digestive tract. This is the foundation of every disease. To loosen this waste, eliminate it intelligently and thoroughly, and to control this elimination can only be done perfectly by the…


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