20 Facts About Arnold Ehret


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


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.


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


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


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


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


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

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


On October 9,1922, Arnold Ehret fell while walking down a street sustaining a fatal injury to his head.


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.


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


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the Arnold Ehret Literature Publishing Company Inc, in New York, inherited Arnold Ehret's publications and archive of unpublished German manuscripts.


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


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


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


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


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.


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.


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


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