Mucusless-Diet Part I

A Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health

Mucusless-Diet Healing System

A Complete Course for Those Who Desire
to Learn How to Control Their Health

Copyright 1953 - Number 84332

Ardsley, N.Y. 10502

Nineteenth Edition
Printed in U.S.A.
First published in 1922
(Enlarged and reprinted in 1953)
All rights reserved, including the rights to reproduce
this book or portions thereof in any form.
This book is an AUTHENTIC copy of the ORIGINAL version
of Prof. Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System

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!

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. . . .

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 . . .

In Summa: 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

The Diagnosis


My diagnosis determines the following points

The relative amount of encumbrance in the system.
The predominant part, that is, whether more mucus or more poisons.
If pus is present in the system, amount and kind of drugs used.
If internal tissue or an organ is in a process of decomposition.
How far vitality is lowered.

You will also learn thru experience and observations along these lines that the general appearance, especially the face of the patient will indicate more or less the internal conditions.
Diagnosis (Continued)
The Experimental Diagnosis


Any inside special "constipated" place is located by a light pain there.

This then is the PROGNOSIS OF DISEASE.
The Formula of Life
The Secret of Vitality

"V" = "P" - "O" ("V" equals "P" minus "O") is the formula of life -- and yet at the same time you may call it the formula of death.

"V" stands for VITALITY.

"P," or call it "X," the unknown quantity in this question, is the POWER that drives the human machinery which keeps you alive, which gives you strength and efficiency, endurance for as yet an unknown length of time without food!

"O" means OBSTRUCTION, encumbrance, foreign matters, toxemias, mucus; in short, all internal impurities which obstruct the circulation, the function of internal organs especially, and the human engine in its entire functioning system.

You can therefore see thru this equation that as soon as "O" becomes greater than "P" the human machine must come to a standstill.

The engineer can figure exactly "E = P - F," meaning that the amount of energy or efficiency "E" he secures from an engine is not equal to the power "P" without first deducting "F," the friction. . . .

The next fact is that its [the lungs'] function is that of a pump by air-pressure, and with an inside circulation of liquids, such as the blood and other saps, and that THE LUNGS ARE THE PUMP AND THE HEART IS THE VALVE - and not the opposite -- as erroneously taught by medical physiology for the past 400 years!

A further fact -- one that has been almost entirety overlooked -- is the automatic, atmospheric outside counter-pressure, which is over 14 pounds to the square inch. Immediately upon, and after each out-breath a vacuum created in the lung cavity. In other words, the human body animal organism in its entirety, functions automatically inhaling air-pressure and expelling chemically changed air and outside atmospheric counter-pressure on the vacuums of the body. That is vitality, animal life in the first instance and importance. That is "P" (power) which keeps you alive -- without air you cannot live five minutes!

But the unseen fact, let us say the secret, is that it works simply and automatically thru atmospheric counter-pressure, which is only possible because the "engine" consists of elastic, spongy material with a vital strain power -- with an ability of vibration, expansion and contraction. Those two facts were the unknown secrets concerning the automatic function of "P" as the phenomena of vitality, and the Chemist Hensel has proven thru chemical physiological formulas that this special vital elasticity of the tissues is due to a lime sugar combination. . . .

Here, then, is the cause why so many "fasting," "fruit-diet" etc., "cures" fail. THE INEXPERIENCED LAYMAN ALWAYS COMES TO THE DEATH POINT . . .

First -- Vitality does not depend primarily and directly upon food, but rather from the facts of how far and how much the function of the human engine is obstructed -- "clogged up" by the obstructions of mucus and toxemias.
Second -- Removing "O" by artificially increasing "P" thru artificial stimulants, shaking and vibrating tissues thru physical treatments is always done at the expense of "V," Vitality.
Third -- Vital energy, physical and mental efficiency, endurance, superior health by "P," air and water alone, is tremendous, beyond imagination, as soon as "P" works and can work without "O" -- without obstruction and friction in a perfectly clean body.
Fourth -- The limit of going without food and before solid food becomes necessary under such ideal conditions, is yet unknown.
Fifth -- The composition of "P," besides air, oxygen and a certain quantity of water-steam, increases -- but only in a clean body -- thru the following other agents from the infinite:
ELECTRICITY; OZONE; LIGHT (especially sunlight); ODOR (good smells of fruit and flowers).

Further, it is not impossible that under such clean, natural conditions, nitrogen of the air may be assimilated.

In the following lesson I teach you a new but true physiology of the body, which is necessary to know in order to understand why and how the MUCUSLESS DIET HEALING SYSTEM functions in its complete perfection, and for this purpose it was first necessary to lift the veil from the secret, FROM THE MYSTERY OF VITALITY.
The New Physiology

As you now know what Vitality is and how simply animal life functions automatically by air pressure and counter-pressure (on fish, etc., it acts exactly the same, by water instead of air), you may realize that medical physiology, the science of animal functions is fundamentally wrong, based on the following errors, which must be corrected by a New Physiology:

The Theory of Blood Circulation.
Metabolism or change of matter.
High Protein Foods.
Blood Composition.
Blood Building.

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Blood Building

Today, every substance of the human body is chemically analyzed and doctors dream of perfecting chemically concentrated food substances in the future, making it possible for you to carry your meals in your vest pocket in sufficient quantities to last a couple of days. That will never happen, for the human body does not assimilate a single atom of any food substance that is not derived from the vegetable or fruit kingdom.

All manufactured food mixtures, when too concentrated -- either of the animal or vegetable kingdom -- do not build blood but stimulate only.

Animal foods cannot build good blood; in fact, do not build human blood at all, because of the biological fact that man is by nature a fruit eater.

Albumen is not the most important substance for our blood, nor is it mineral salts alone which build perfect blood. The cardinal standard substance for man's blood is the highest developed form of carbon hydrate, chemically called sugar-stuff, grape or fruit sugar as contained more or less in all ripe fruits, and in the next lower state in vegetables.