Arnold Ehret

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Arnold Ehret
Ehret.jpg
Freiburg, Germany, c. 1914/15
Born(1866-07-29)29 July 1866
Died10 October 1922(1922-10-10) (aged 56)
Los Angeles, California
Cause of deathHead injury
Scientific career
FieldsNaturopathy, Vitalism
WebsiteOfficial website Edit this at Wikidata

Arnold Ehret (July 29, 1866 –  October 10, 1922)[1][2] was a German naturopath and alternative health educator, best known for developing the Mucusless Diet Healing System.[1][3] Ehret authored books on dieting, detoxification, fruitarianism, fasting, food combining, health, longevity, naturopathy, physical culture and vitalism.

In opposition to medical science that asserts white blood cells are important components of the immune system, Ehret believed that white blood cells were caused by consuming mucus-forming foods, and as waste materials, poison the blood.[4] His ideas about diet and disease have no scientific basis and have been criticized by medical experts as dangerous.[4][5]

Life[edit]

Ehret was born in 1866, in St. Georgen (Black Forest), Schwarzwald, Baden, near Freiburg, southern Germany.[6]

Ehret's interests were physics, chemistry, drawing and painting.[6] In 1887 at age 21, he graduated as a Professor of Drawing[1] from a college in Baden. After studying in Frankfurt,[7] he then taught there at a technical school for 15 years.[8]

Ehret was discharged from the army after nine months because of a heart condition. During the 1890s his health deteriorated and he took interest in naturopathy.[1] He visited Sebastian Kneipp's water cure sanatorium in Wörishofen. He embraced fasting and a diet that consisted primarily of fruit. He founded a Sanitarium in Switzerland and used his diet to treat people.[1] He moved to the United States in 1914 and attended the Panama–Pacific International Exposition of 1915. He opened an office in Los Angeles to promote his ideas.[1]

By age 31, he developed Bright's disease which was cured by his mucusless diet. (inflammation of the kidneys).[9]

On October 9, 1922 Ehret fell while walking down a street sustaining a fatal injury to his head.[1] His ashes were preserved in a bronze acorn on Coleus Terrace.[10] His most well known book, Mucusless Diet Healing System, was published shortly after his death.[1]

Ehret developed and marketed the Innerclean Intestinal Laxative. In the 1930s the product was investigated and found to be fraudulent (see criticism section).

Views on human health[edit]

Disease[edit]

Ehret claimed that pus and mucus-forming foods were the cause of human disease,[11] "schleimlose" (slime-free) foods were the key to human health[12][13] and "fasting (simply eating less) is Nature's omnipotent method of cleansing the body from the effects of wrong and too much eating."[14][15]

Fasting[edit]

In 1907, Ehret who was based in Freiburg, visited Monte Verità,[16] a nature life colony in Ascona,[17][18][19][20] near Lake Maggiore, whose visitors included Lenin and Trotsky.[21] After collaborating with Henri Oedenkoven who owned a sanitarium at Monte Verità,[22][23] Ehret opened one sanitarium in Ascona, Switzerland[24] and another in nearby Lugano (Massagno), writing one of his books in Locarno.[25] Around 1909, Ehret engaged in a series of public lectures and fasts monitored by German and Swiss officials. In 1909, he claimed he fasted for 105 days in total.[26] In 1910, he wrote an article for a German vegetarian magazine about his 49-day fasting experience, which gained the public's interest, and which later appeared in his book Lebensfragen (Life Questions).[26][27]

For 65 years, Fred and Lucille Hirsch published Ehret's literature and the torch symbol found on Ehret's books became the logo of the Ehret Health Club. In 1979, the Ehret Literature Publishing Company Inc, in New York, inherited Ehret's publications and archive of unpublished German manuscripts.[citation needed]

Vitalism[edit]

Having denounced the nitrogenous-albumin metabolic theory in 1909, Ehret learned of a contemporary, Thomas Powell M.D., in 1912, who concurred with his belief that "grape sugar" (simple sugars in fruits and vegetables) was the optimum fuel source, body building material and agent of vital energy, for humans, not protein rich foods.[28] Powell had set out his beliefs in the book "Fundamentals and Requirements of Health and Disease", published in 1909.[29] Ehret claimed alkaline foods, which were also mucusless, formed the natural diet of humans.

Ehret asserted that the body was an air-gas engine, not dependent on food for energy, and that the body was not designed to utilize mucus-forming foods, offering the equation Vitality = Power − Obstruction (V = P − O) to demonstrate this.[30] Ehret also claimed the lungs were the pump in the body while the heart acted as a valve, with the blood controlling the heart. Ehret further believed that white blood cells were the result of ingesting mucus-forming foods.[31][32]

Metabolism myth[edit]

Ehret maintained new tissue was built primarily from simple sugars in fruits,[33] not metabolised from protein and fat-rich foods. Ehret only favored nuts and seeds during transition to the ideal fruit diet, and even then, only "sparingly", condemning high-protein and fat-rich foods, as "unnatural"; further writing that "no animals eat fats" and "all fats are acid forming, even those of vegetable origin, and are not used by the body"[34] Later editions of his Mucusless Diet Healing System published by Fred S. Hirsch, claimed nuts were "mucus-free".[35] Ehret specifically renounced meat, eggs, milk, fats, cereals, legumes, potatoes and rice, whilst recognizing the transitional value in some of these.[34] Ehret, citing Ragnar Berg, stated that fats and proteins were acid-forming and were to be consumed in moderation, as did Ehret's contemporary Otto Carque.[36]

Religious views[edit]

Along with his sister,[37] Ehret was brought up as a Roman Catholic. He believed in God, but took issue with the Church because of its dietary requirements in a letter to the Pope, and subsequently quit the Church, though his faith in God remained. After his death, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, who was aware of his writings on Jesus, wrote to Fred Hirsch to confirm he would ban Catholics from reading Ehret's religious writings, if published. Prior to this, Ehret was popular with the bishop and the Catholic fraternity.

Criticism[edit]

None of Ehret's claims are recognized as valid by experts in the scientific, medical, and nutritional fields to the present day. They largely contradict well-understood biology and chemistry, and are unsupported by any evidence.

Mucusless diets were critiqued as unscientific in the book Diet and Die by health writer Carl Malmberg in 1935.[38] The "Special Committee on Aging" of the 88th US Congress published a report on "Frauds and Quackery effecting the Older Citizen" in 1963, in which it mentions Ehret as a quack whose "cultists earnestly believed that women who adhered to the diet program of “Professor” Arnold Ehret could expect “immaculate conception.”".[39]

In 1978, Ehret's mucusless diet was listed as a fad diet as "its claims are not substantiated scientifically."[5] Physician Terrence T. Kuske has written that Ehret's mucusless fruitarian diet "lack[s] high quality utilizable protein as well as adequate levels of many vitamins."[40] Kuske also commented that "there is no evidence that prolonged fasting provides any significant benefits."[40]

Nutritionist Kurt Butler and physician Lynn Rayner have noted:

Like macrobiotics, the mucusless diet system promotes a dangerous idea, that the more you suffer during starvation, the more you need to be starved to "cleanse the system". This leads unfortunate victims to cling fanatically to the system and dismiss all signs of malnutrition as signs that poisons are being expelled and the diet is working."[4]

Ehret held a number of non-scientific beliefs that were documented by Butler and Rayner, such as:[4]

  • White blood cells are decayed mucus in the blood that cause disease.
  • Lungs pump blood through the body, the heart is merely a valve.
  • Mental illness is the result of gas pressure on the brain from mucus decay.
  • Fasting can cure insanity.
  • Consuming rice causes leprosy.
  • Dandruff is dried mucus.
  • A mucus-free body never sweats.
  • Nocturnal emissions expel mucus, but cease on a mucusless diet.
  • Gonorrhoea is caused by eating mucus foods.
  • A clean blooded body sends electromagnetic radiation through the hair, which is important in sexual attraction.
  • Hairless persons are sexually inferior.
  • The white race is un-natural. The white skin colour is the result of mucus-laden white blood corpuscles clogging the system.

Innerclean[edit]

Ehret's Innerclean Intestinal Laxative was produced by the Innerclean Manufacturing Company of Los Angeles and was sold through mail order. The Innerclean product was issued with a four-page leaflet advertising the Mucusless-Diet Healing System of Ehret.[41] The product was said to cleanse and rejuvenate the intestines by "remov[ing] from the intestines hardened feces, mucus, and other age-old uneliminated, imperfectly digested, fatty substances."[41] An examination by the American Medical Association's Chemical Laboratory revealed that the product was made from a mixture of chopped herbs such as Senna, an indigestible residue of agar and sand. In 1926, the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that "the harm that a mixture of that sort might do to an inflamed mucous membrane or an inflamed intestinal mucous membrane can easily be realized by physicians and even intelligent laymen."[41]

In October 1931, 125 cartons of Innerclean were seized at Brooklyn, New York because of misbranding in violation of the Pure Food and Drug Act.[42] The United States Secretary of Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde reported from sampling Innerclean that it was made from Senna leaves, anise seed and sassafras bark. The product was misbranded with false and misleading health claims. The court released the product under a $4,000 bond conditioned on agreement that the advisement on the packages was to be removed and destroyed under supervision of the United States Department of Agriculture.[42]

Later interest[edit]

In 1950, Swiss author Eduard Berthollet described Ehretism in Le Retour À La Santé Et A la Vie Saine Par Le Jeûne (The Return To The Health And The Wholesome Way By Fasting).[43]

In the 1960s, Ehret's writings gained popularity with the hippie and surf culture of San Francisco, Hawaii and California.[44] In the 1970s, Paul Bragg rewrote The Mucusless Diet Healing System[45][46] and Rational Fasting [47][48] with Hirsch's permission. In 1973, Manuel Lezaeta integrated Ehret's ideas with his 'thermal doctrine' for the elimination of toxins in La Medicina Natural Al Alcance De Todos.[49]

Published works[edit]

Ehret's original German writings have been translated into Croatian,[50][51] Danish,[52] English, Estonian,[53] French,[54][55][56][57] Italian,[58][59][60][61][62][63] Norwegian,[64] Polish,[65] Russian,[66] Serbian,[67] Spanish[68] and Turkish.[69]

English editions[edit]

Mucusless Diet Healing System

  • Mucusless Diet Healing System. Beaumont, California: Ehert Literature Publishing Company, 1922.
  • Mucusless Diet Healing System: Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health, New York: Ehret Literature Publishing Company Inc, 1953, 1981, 1983, 2008. [4],
  • Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: ELPC Inc. Collector's edition (large print).
  • Mucusless Diet Healing System: Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health'', New York: ELPC Inc, 1994. 75th Anniversary Edition, with Introduction by David Fastiggi.
  • Mucusless Diet: A Series Of Articles On Superior Diet For Health & Economy, USA: ELPC Inc, 1920.
  • A Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health: Prof. Arnold Ehret's Mucusless-Diet Healing System. A Complete Course, For Those Who Desire To Learn How To Control Their Health, California: ELPC Inc, 1924. First published in 1922 as: Mucusless Diet.
  • Arnold Ehret's Mucusless-Diet Healing System: A Complete Course For Those Who Desire To Learn How To Control Their Health, New York: ELPC, 1983, 1977, 1972.
  • Arnold Ehret's Mucusless-Diet Healing System: A Complete Course For Those Who Desire To Learn How To Control Their Health, Wyoming: ELPC, 1977.
  • A Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health: Prof. Arnold Ehret's Mucusless-Diet Healing System, A Complete Course For Those Who Desire To Learn How To Control Their Health, Los Angeles: ELPC Inc, 1953.
  • Mucusless Diet Healing System A Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health, with Introduction by Benedict Lust, New York: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1970, 2002.
  • Mucusless Diet Healing System: A Scientific Method Of Eating Your Way To Health, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1976. Includes 'Master Key To Superior Health'.

Rational Fasting

  • Prof. Arnold Ehret's Rational Fasting. Los Angeles, California: ELPC Inc, 1st edition, 1926. [5]
  • Rational Fasting: Regeneration Diet and Natural Cure for All Diseases. Translated from the German, translator unknown. English version originally published prior to 1922.[6]
  • Rational Fasting For Physical, Mental & Spiritual Rejuvenation. New York: ELPC Inc, 1966, 1987, 1994. Includes Definite Cure of Chronic Constipation, and Your Road To Regeneration, with Introduction by Thomas F. Gaines, Foreword by Fred Hirsch, Health and Happiness Through Fasting by Fred Hirsch, Internal Cleanliness by Fred Hirsch, My Road To Health by Teresa Mitchell.
  • Rational Fasting For Physical, Mental & Spiritual Rejuvenation. New York: ELPC Inc, 2005. Includes Definite Cure of Chronic Constipation, and Your Road To Regeneration, with Introduction by Robert Miller, and My Road To Health by Teresa Mitchell.
  • Rational Fasting For Physical, Mental & Spiritual Rejuvenation, New York: ELPC Inc, 1971. Collector's edition (large print).
  • Rational Fasting and Regeneration Diet, 1913, original edition.
  • Rational Fasting For Physical, Mental & Spiritual Rejuvenation, California: ELPC Inc, 1965, 1971, 1975. Includes Health & Happiness Through Fasting by Fred Hirsch.
  • Rational Fasting For Physical, Mental & Spiritual Rejuvenation, California: ELPC Inc, 1926.
  • Rational Fasting: A Scientific Method Of Fasting Your Way To Health, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1971. Includes 'The only complete translation of Kranke Menschen from the original German edition'.
  • Rational Fasting: A Scientific Method Of Fasting Your Way To Health, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 2002. Includes: My Mucusless Diet & Naturopathy, The Mucusless Diet Healing System, The Truth About Human Nourishment, The Magic Mirror, Building Bodily Health etc.
  • Rational Fasting, Washington: Health Research Books, 1996. ISBN 0-7873-1029-8.
  • Rational Fasting, USA: Metaphysical Concepts.
  • Rational Fasting, Society Of Metaphysicians Limited, 1987.
  • Rational Fasting, Author:Arnold Ehret

Kranke Menschen

  • The Cause & Cure Of Human Illness: The Common Root Cause Of All Disease, Aging & Death, New York: ELPC Inc, 2002. With photos, translated & edited by Ludwig Max Fischer from the original Kranke Menschen (English: Sick People) first published in 1910/11.
  • Kranke Menschen, English edition of Kranke Menschen, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1971. With Introduction by Dr. Guy Bogart, N.D., Editor: John Lust.

Physical Fitness

  • Physical Fitness Through A Superior Diet, Fasting & Dietetics / A Religious Concept of Physical, Spiritual & Mental Dietetics, New York: ELPC Inc, 1990s.
  • Physical Culture: Fasting & Dietetics / The Exact Diagnosis Of Your Disease / The Magic Mirror, California: ELPC Inc, 1938, 4th Edition, 15 pages.
  • Physical Fitness Thru A Superior Diet, Fasting & Dietetics / A Religious Concept Of Physical, Spiritual & Mental Dietetics, California: ELPC Inc, 1966, 1975, 1977.

Thus Speaketh The Stomach

  • Thus Speaketh The Stomach/The Tragedy Of Nutrition, New York: ELPC Inc, 1923, 1990s.
  • Thus Speaketh The Stomach: The Germinating Center Of All Disease, California, ELPC Inc, 1965. Includes The Tragedy Of Nutrition.
  • Arnold Ehret's The Tragedy Of Nutrition: A Prelude To The Original Mucusless Diet Healing System, Singapore: Fit For Life Centre, 2002.

The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation

  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, California: ELPC Inc, 1955. Includes Overcoming Constipation Naturally; The Internal Uncleanliness Of Man.
  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, California: ELPC Inc, 4th edition, 1955. Includes: The Internal Uncleanliness Of Man; The Effect Of Laxatives; The Real Cause Of Constipation; Nourishing & Curing 'Laxatives'; Conclusion.
  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, California: ELPC Inc, 1975. Includes Overcoming Constipation Naturally by Fred Hirsch.
  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, Benedict Lust Publishers, 1922. The original short essay by Arnold Ehret.
  • The Definitive Cure Of Chronic Constipation, Connecticut, Benedict Lust Publishers, 1922. Includes Overcoming Constipation Naturally.
  • The Internal Uncleanliness Of Man, California & New Jersey: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1922.
  • The Internal Uncleanliness Of Man, California: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1969, 28 pages.
  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, New York: Beneficial Books, 1922. Includes Overcoming Constipation Naturally.
  • The Definite Cure Of Chronic Constipation, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1982.

Introductions

  • Bogart, Guy. "Introduction" in Kranke Menschen, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers, 1971.
  • Child, B. W. "Biographical Sketch of Prof. Arnold Ehret" in Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: ELPC Inc, 1994.
  • Fastiggi, David. "Introduction" in Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: ELPC Inc.
  • Hirsch, Fred. "Introduction" in Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: ELPC Inc, 1994.
  • Lust, Benedict. "Biographical Sketch of Arnold Ehret" in Mucusless Diet Healing System. New York: Benedict Lust Publishers, 2002.
  • Miller, Robert. "Introduction" in Rational Fasting, New York: ELPC Inc.
  • Gaines, Thomas F. "Introduction" in Rational Fasting, USA: Benedict Lust Publishers.

German writings[edit]

  • Allgemeiner Lehrbrief für Faster und Gesundesser mit Anweisungen über schleimlose Diät, Germany: Kunstdruckerei, Bellinzona A.G., 1915. (General Instructions For Fasting).
  • Die Schleimfreie Heilkost, Bremen: Waldthousen Verlag. OCLC 84543558. [7]
  • Die Schleimfreie Heilkost, Weil Der Stadt: Vanderwalk / Naturaviva Verlag, 1989.
  • Die Schleimfreie Heilkost, Taschenbuch, 1990.
  • Die Schleimfreie Heilkost.[8]
  • Fastenlehre 1, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1935. Kranke Menschen (Fasting Teachings: The Cause & Cure Of Human Illness). [9]
  • Fastenlehre 2, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1925. Lebensfragen (Fasting Teachings: Life Questions).
  • Fastenlehre 3, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1924. Lehr Und Fastenbrief (Fasting Teachings: Teaching & Fasting Letters). [10]
  • Fastenlehre 4, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1924. Veroffentlichugen: Verjüngung Auf Natürlichem Wege. (Fasting Teachings: Rejuvenation In A Natural Way). 24 pages. [11]
  • Fastenlehre 5, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1924. Fastenkunst und Ehretismus, with Rhea Niesen. [12]
  • Kranke Menschen: Der gemeinsame Grundfaktor im Wesen aller Krankheiten, des Alterns und des Todes von Arnold Ehret, Ehret-Verlag, München, 1914
  • Kranke Menschen: Der gemeinsame Grundfaktor im Wesen aller Krankheiten, des Alterns und des Todes, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1911. (The Cause & Cure Of Human Illness)
  • Kranke Menschen: Der gemeinsame Grundfaktor im Wesen aller Krankheiten, des Alterns und des Todes, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1914, 96 pages.
  • Kranke Menschen: Der gemeinsame Grundfaktor im Wesen aller Krankheiten, des Alterns und des Todes, München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1935, 80 pages.
  • Lebensfragen (Gesammelte Aufsätze), Munchen: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1910, 1923, 1925, 85 pages. Includes: Ein 49 tägiger Fastenversuch. Also spricht die Krankheit. Zu der Ehret'schen Auffassung der Geschlechtskrankheiten, Von E. R. Höfer, München. Offener Brief an Herrn E. R. Höfer, München. Was ist Krebs. Selbstmord aus Mole -Liebe.
  • Lehr Und Fastenbrief: Praktische Nutzanwendung zu "Kranke Menschen" und "Lebensfragen", München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1924, 20 pages (Teaching & Fasting Letters)
  • Lehr Und Fastenbrief: Praktische Nutzanwendung zu "Kranke Menschen" und "Lebensfragen", München: Carl Kuhn Verlag, 1923, 18 pages.
  • Vom Kranken Zum Gesunden Menschen Durch Fasten, Bremen: Waldthousen Verlag. ISBN 3-926453-09-5.
  • Vom Kranken Zum Gesunden Menschen Durch Fasten. Die Ursache Aller Krankheiten, Weil Der Stadt: Vanderwalk / Naturaviva Verlag, 1989.
  • Vom Kranken Zum Gesunden Menschen, Broschiert 1989.

Italian Editions[edit]

Il Sistema di Guarigione della Dieta Senza Muco

  • Arnold Ehret (2005). Il Sistema di Guarigione della Dieta Senza Muco. Translated by Luciano Gianazza. La Cassandra. ISBN 88-901848-9-2. Il Sistema di Guarigione.
  • Arnold Ehret (2007). Il Sistema di Guarigione della Dieta Senza Muco. Translated by Luciano Gianazza. Juppiter Consulting Publishing. ISBN 978-88-89292-24-2. Il sistema di guarigione.
  • Arnold Ehret (2013). Il Sistema di Guarigione della Dieta Senza Muco. Translated by Luciano Gianazza (seconda edizione ed.). Juppiter Consulting Publishing. ISBN 978-88-89292-55-6. Il sistema di guarigione.

Digiuno Razionale

Così Parla lo Stomaco

La Tua Via Verso la Rigenerazione

Insegnamenti sul Digiuno

Uomini Malati

Spanish editions[edit]

Sistema Curativo por Dieta Amucosa

  • Sistema Curativo por Dieta Amucosa: Un método científico de alimentación para llegar a la Salud. España, 2018. Traducido del original por David Gil. [13]

El Camino hacia la Salud y la Felicidad

  • El Camino hacia la Salud y la Felicidad: Construyendo Fuerza Física y Rendimiento por Arnold Ehret. Mi Camino hacia la Salud por Teresa Mitchell. La Limpieza Interna por Fred S. Hirsch. España, 2018. Traducido del original por David Gil. [14]

Ayuno Racional

  • Ayuno Racional para el Rejuvenecimiento Físico, Mental y Espiritual. España, 2019. Traducido del original por David Gil. [15]

En Forma Física a través de la Dieta Superior y el Ayuno, y también Un Concepto Religioso en el ámbito Físico, Mental y Espiritual de la Dietética

  • En Forma Física a través de la Dieta Superior y el Ayuno, y también Un Concepto Religioso en el ámbito Físico, Mental y Espiritual de la Dietética. Incluida la carta que le escribió al Papa Pio X. España, 2019. Traducido por David Gil. [16]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Melton, Gordon J. (1990). New Age Encyclopedia. Gale Research. p. 159. ISBN 0-8103-7159-6
  2. ^ "Death Certificate". Arnold Ehret Italia.
  3. ^ Williams, William F. (2000). Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience: From Alien Abductions to Zone Therapy. Routledge. p. 95. ISBN 1-57958-207-9
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  6. ^ a b Child, B. W. "Biographical Sketch of Prof. Arnold Ehret", in Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: Ehret Literature Publishing Company, 1994.
  7. ^ Arnold Ehret's The Story of My Life as told to Anita Bauer, Beneficial Books, 1980, page 14
  8. ^ Arnold Ehret's The Story Of My Life as told to Anita Bauer, Beneficial Books, 1980, page 12, page 29
  9. ^ "Nature Cure Pioneer: Arnold Ehret". Naturopathic Doctor News and Review. Retrieved 16 March 2019.
  10. ^ "He died in Los Angeles, where his ashes are contained in a bronze acorn at Coleus Terrace, Forest Lawn, in Glendale, California.", Chapter, "Arnold Ehret", Children Of The Sun, Gordon Kennedy, Navaria Press, 1998.
  11. ^ "Dr. (Heinrich) Lahmann said "Every disease is caused by carbonic acid and gas." But he did not learn its source in decayed, uneliminated food substances - the mucus in a state of continuous fermentation.", Arnold Ehret, Mucusless Diet Healing System, ELPC Inc, 1994, page 91
  12. ^ Herbs for Improved Digestion, C. J. Puotinen, McGraw-Hill Professional, 1998, page 7, "Ehretists, disciples of Arnold Ehret, still follow his mucus-less diet and avoid mucus-causing foods."
  13. ^ "Only fruit, the sole mucus-free nourishment, is natural" The Cause & Cure Of Human Illness: The Common Root Cause Of All Disease, Aging & Death by Professor Arnold Ehret, Translated by Max Fischer, Ehret Publishing Literature Company Inc, 2002
  14. ^ Fred Hirsch in Mucusless Diet Healing System, New York: ELPC, 1994, page 9
  15. ^ "Transition diet and fasting are the real and only keys to a superior life - to the revelation of a superior world, and to the spiritual world.", Arnold Ehret in The Mucusless Diet Healing System, USA: ELPC Inc, 75th Anniversary Edition, 1994
  16. ^ Locarno et ses Environs. Fremdenblatt mit offizieller Fremdenliste. Visitors' Journal and Official List, 6. Jahrg., Nr. 6, 23. February 1907 bis Nr. 25, 18. May 1907.
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  19. ^ * Monte Verità: Sanatorium der Sehnsucht. Andreas Schwab, Zürich: Orell Füssli, 2003. ISBN 3-280-06013-3
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  21. ^ Health, Race and German Politics between National Unification and Nazism, 1870-1945 (Cambridge Studies in the History of Medicine), Paul Weindling, page 79, "The physician, Raphael Friedeberg, underwent a metamorphosis from adviser to sickness insurance funds and SPD member in the 1890s to anarchism and Lebensreform in the 1900s. He replaced materialism by a creed of 'psychism,' and conventional medical therapy by nature therapy. His settlement at Monte Verita near Ascona pioneered the first 'air huts' or Lufthütten for fresh air and nature therapy. The colony's vegetarianism and anarchism attracted such visitors as Bakunin, Kropotkin, Lenin, and Trotsky."
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  24. ^ "Ehret then opened a sanitarium in Ascona, Switzerland for treating sick people with a fasting and fruit diet....", "For about 15 years Ehret operated his sanitarium in Switzerland, then he came to California in 1914 and was forced to stay here because of the war," in Children Of The Sun, Gordon Kennedy, Navaria Press, 1993, page 146
  25. ^ The Cause And Cure Of Human Illness, Arnold Ehret, New York: ELPC Inc, 2002
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  27. ^ The Mucusless Diet Healing System, Arnold Ehret, ELPC Inc 1994, page 20 "It had a sensational and revolutionizing effect."
  28. ^ Dr. Guy Bogart, N.D.: "In 1909, Ehret wrote an article for the European health magazines denouncing the metabolic theory, and in 1912 learned that Thomas Powell, M.D., of Los Angeles had made the same discovery and was effecting wonderful cures by using foods containing what he called 'organized carbon' which is the same food ingredient that develops into grape-sugar during digestion."; "grape-sugar of carbohydrates was the source of vitality and vital energy, and not the proteids". Introduction to Kranke Menschen (Beneficial Books, 1971)
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  30. ^ Dr. Guy Bogart, N.D., Introduction to Kranke Menschen (Beneficial Books, 1971), "Man is working against too much friction in his human machine. Hidden away in every part of the human body are thousands of feet of small and almost invisible tubes through which the blood circulates like the water in a water motor. If the blood stream contains sticky mucus from wrong eating, the body machine has to work under continual friction, like a car slowed down by applying the brake."
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  32. ^ The Purple Seal: Breaking The Plague of Chronic Diseases and Syndromes, George Washington Singleton III, BRCA Incorporated, page 41, "Arnold Ehret who first identified the Caucasian Peoples' white skin color as physiopathogenicity in his 1922 classic nutritional herbology book Mucusless Diet Healing System; goes on and explains how he reversed his own white color back to its original brown color and everyone thought he was a Native American or Asian Indian via a "natural sun tan" regime. He achieved this by following his own Mucusless Diet Healing System, i.e. a Herbivore/Vegan diet using foods that remove the undigested animal residues he calls "mucus" that gives the white blood cells their characteristic white color from their phagocytosis of Animal/Dietary Cholestrol in their "house cleaning" sanitary body maintenance duties."
  33. ^ "These elements or ingredients are known as "organized carbon and "grape sugar". Their presence in sufficient quantities, refutes the now current idea that the organic, mineral or tissue salts, are the energy producing elements. They exist only in infinitesimal amounts in all foods, and part of them are drugs. Neither are the number of calories ("heat units" by calorimeter tests), reasonable basis for selecting a proper diet. My over forty years of observation, experiences and research have proven conclusively to me that fruits and vegetables have all the tissue salts needed, and that the presence of actually well known ingredients in sufficient quantity are the energy and life supporting ingredients which make them the superior of all other foods, when the debris (mucus) from the "mucus-rich" foods is eliminated.", Professor. B. W. Child, Introduction, "The Mucusless Diet Healing System", Arnold Ehret, New York: ELPC Inc, 1994, page 21
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