Professor Arnold Ehret
“disease is an effort of the body to eliminate waste, mucus & toxemias, & 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 & 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 life”.
“Raw fruits & if desired, raw green-leaf vegetables form the ideal food for man. That is the mucusless diet. But the mucusless diet as a healing system uses raw, rough vegetables for their cleansing qualities, baked ones as food, & baked & stewed fruits AS A LESS AGGRESSIVE DISSOLVER of poisons & mucus to MODERATE THE ELIMINATION IN SEVERE CASES. This is one of the most important principles of the system, a point the raw-food fanatic ignores entirely. Eating raw potatoes, …raw cereals & unfired pies is, in my opinion, absurd & worse than if they are carefully baked, which means developing the starch into at least partly digestible gluten & grape sugar”
“The more we learn about natural laws that rule & govern our health-the less we need fear the destructive onslaught of disease. Only thru a mucus-free diet can we expect to eliminate the accumulation of waste & obstructions deposited in the body tissues during a lifetime of wrong eating. Give the body a clean blood stream & it will function harmoniously as nature intended it should”.
“Man who nourishes himself on fruit will soon lose his desire for alcoholic beverages whereas the meat eater is constantly tempted by it since meat produces thirst. Alcohol acts as a kind of antidote to meat & the big city gourmand who eats mostly meats must therefore indulge himself in wines, coffee & smoking in order to at least in some way, counteract meat poisoning”.
“One of the most misleading errors is the individual naming of all diseases. The name of any disease is not important, & not of any value whatsoever when starting a natural cure, especially thru fasting & diet. If every disease is caused thru foreign matters (& it most assuredly is) then it is only important & necessary to know how great & how much the amount of the patients encumbrance actually is – how far & how much his system is clogged up by foreign matters, & how much …his vitality has become lowered, & in case of tuberculosis or cancer, if the tissues themselves are decomposed. (Pus & germs)”.
“The error of high protein foods as a necessity of health, taught & suggested by medical doctrines to mankind is in its consequences & in its effect just the opposite of what it should be, it is one of the main & general causes of all disease; it is the most tragic phenomena of western degeneration. It produced at the same time the most dangerous, most destructive habit of gluttony; it produced the greatest madness ever imposed on mankind, that is, to endeavor to heal a disease by eating more, & especially more high protein foods. It is beyond possibility to express in words what the error of high protein foods means”.
“The big breakfast “habit” is entirely artificial since we are not in need of nourishment immediately upon arising! The “no breakfast plan”has helped hundreds of chronic sufferers, for this practice at least gives the over-worked depurating organs less work to perform. Stop eating the foods you now have learned are the direct cause of your ailment, and you will soon find that “over eating ” & “wrong foods” will prove to be the major cause of your illness. Let “fresh fruits” cleanse impurities from your system & if this simple method is conceivably possible of restoring your health- isn’t it worth trying?”