22 Facts About Arnold Ehret


Arnold Ehret was a German naturopath and alternative health educator, best known for developing the Mucusless Diet Healing System.

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Arnold Ehret authored books and articles on dieting, detoxification, fruitarianism, fasting, food combining, health, longevity, naturopathy, physical culture and vitalism.

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In opposition to medical science that asserts white blood cells are important components of the immune system, Arnold Ehret believed that white blood cells are caused by consuming mucus-forming foods, and as waste materials, poison the blood.

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Arnold Ehret was born in 1866, in St Georgen, Schwarzwald, Baden, near Freiburg, southern Germany.

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Arnold Ehret was discharged from the army after nine months because of a heart condition.

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Arnold Ehret visited Sebastian Kneipp's water cure sanatorium in Worishofen.

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Arnold Ehret embraced fasting and a diet that consisted primarily of fruit.

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Arnold Ehret founded a Sanitarium in Switzerland and used his diet to treat people.

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Arnold Ehret moved to the United States in 1914 and attended the Panama–Pacific International Exposition of 1915.

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Arnold Ehret opened an office in Los Angeles to promote his ideas.

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In 1907, Arnold Ehret who was based in Freiburg, visited Monte Verita, a nature life colony in Ascona, near Lake Maggiore, whose visitors included Lenin and Trotsky.

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Around 1909, Arnold Ehret engaged in a series of public lectures and fasts monitored by German and Swiss officials.

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In 1979, the Arnold Ehret Literature Publishing Company Inc, in New York, inherited Arnold Ehret's publications and archive of unpublished German manuscripts.

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Arnold Ehret claimed alkaline foods, which were mucusless, formed the natural diet of humans.

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Arnold Ehret asserted that the body is 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 to demonstrate this.

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Arnold Ehret claimed the lungs were the pump in the body, while the heart acted as a valve, with the blood controlling the heart.

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Arnold Ehret further believed that white blood cells were the result of ingesting mucus-forming foods.

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Arnold Ehret maintained that new tissue was built primarily from simple sugars in fruits, not metabolised from protein and fat-rich foods.

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Arnold Ehret, citing Ragnar Berg, stated that fats and proteins were acid-forming and were to be consumed in moderation, as did Arnold Ehret's contemporary: Otto Carque.

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Arnold Ehret 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.

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None of Arnold Ehret's claims are recognized as valid by experts in the scientific, medical, and nutritional fields to the present day.

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

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