List of Pus, Acid, and Mucus Forming Foods

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What foods are pus, mucus, and acid-forming? In the Mucusless Diet Healing System, Prof. Arnold Ehret asserts that pus and mucus-forming foods are the foundation of human illness and should not be eaten. In short, pus and mucus-forming foods include meat, poultry, dairy, grains, starches, and fats. Yet, it must be understood that just knowing what these foods are is not enough. It is important to know how to rationally and safety TRANSITION off of the most dangerous pus and mucus-formers over a longer period of time.

The word “mucus” is from the Latin mucus which means “slime, mold, snot, etc.” Mucus refers to a thick, viscous, slippery discharge that is comprised of dead cells, mucin, inorganic salts, water, and exfoliated cells. It also refers to the slimy, sticky, viscous substance left behind by mucus-forming foods in the body after ingestion. The word “pus” is from late 14c. Latin “pus” (related to puter [putrid] “rotten”), from Proto-Indo-European*pu- compared to Sanskrit. puyati “rots, stinks,” putih “stinking, foul.” Pus often refers to a thick white, yellowish, or greenish opaque liquid produced in infected tissue, consisting of dead white blood cells, bacteria, tissue debris, and serum. It also refers to the substance that dead animal flesh is chemically changed to after being consumed or while rotting in one’s digestive tract. The ingestion of meat and dairy products create pus residue in the body, while starchy and fatty foods are mucus-forming.

The word “mucusless,” or mucus-free, refers to foods that are not mucus-forming. Such foods digest without leaving behind a thick, viscous, slimy substance called mucus. These foods include all kinds of fat-free, and starchless, fruits and vegetables.

All foods that are pus/mucus-forming are acid-forming. The word “acid” is from the early 1600s meaning “of the taste of vinegar,” from French acide (16c.) or directly from Latin acidus “sour, sharp,” adjective of state from acere “to be sour,” from PIE root *ak- “sharp, pointed.” In chemistry it refers to a class of substances whose aqueous solutions are characterized by a sour taste, the ability to turn blue litmus red, and the ability to react with bases and certain metals to form salts. From a mucusless perspective, pus and mucus-forming foods are understood to be “acid-forming” inside the human body. Such foods create an acidic internal environment that is detrimental to wellness.

professor_spira (5)Later this month we will be releasing the first revised and annotated edition of Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. The following is a list of pus, mucus, and acid-forming foods that will be in this new reference edition of the Mucusless Diet. This is not an exhaustive list, but the most common acid-forming foods. It must be emphasized that not all of these foods are forbidden on the Mucusless Diet as a Healing System. Ehret’s TRANSITION DIET will show you how to use less harmful mucus-forming foods to get off of the worst ones. Pus and Very Mucus-forming foods should be avoided from the beginning if possible. But Moderately or Slightly mucus-forming items may be used effectively during the transition. See the TRANSITION DIET section of the Mucusless Diet or Spira Speaks for more details:

List of Pus, Acid, and Mucus Forming Foods

PUS, MUCUS, AND/OR ACID-FORMING FOODS

FLESH (PUS-FORMING)

  • Blood of Animals
  • Eggs (All Kinds)
  • Lard
  • Meat (Beef, Chicken, Horse, Dog, Mutton/Lamb, Turkey, Veal, Pork:
  • Bacon, Ham, Sausage, Gammon, Chitterlings, Pig Feet; Wild Game: Bison, Buffalo, Ostrich, Rabbit, Venison, etc.)
  • Margarine (Made with Animal Fat)

FISH (PUS-FORMING)

  • Crustacean (Crab, Crawfish, Lobster, Shrimp)
  • Fish (All Types)
  • Mollusks (Clam, Oysters, Mussels, Snail, etc.)
  • Roe (Caviar)
  • Salmon
  • Shell Fish

DAIRY PRODUCTS (PUS-FORMING)

  • Butter, Cow
  • Buttermilk
  • Cheese (All Kinds)
  • Cream
  • Crème fraîche
  • Kefir
  • Milk (All Animals and Kinds; Raw Organic, Skim, 1 or 2 %, etc.)
  • Yogurt

CEREALS (MODERATELY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Barley
  • Breads (All Kinds; Barley, Black, Rye, White, Graham, Pumpernickel,
  • Zwieback, etc.)
  • Cereal Grains (All Kinds; Maize, Farina, Kamut, Millet,
  • Oats, Quinoa, Spelt, White Rice, Brown Rice, Whole or Refined Wheat, etc.)
  • Cornmeal
  • Pseudocereals (All Kinds; Amaranth, Buckwheat, Chia, Cockscomb, Kañiwa, Quinoa, etc.)
  • Pastas

BEANS (MODERATELY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Beans (All Kinds and Forms; Black Beans, Black-eyed peas, Fava Beans, Butter Beans, Cannellini Beans, Chickpeas/Garbanzo Beans, Edamame, Great Northern Beans, Italian Beans, Kidney Beans, Lentils, Lima Beans, Mung Beans, Navy Beans, Pinto Beans, Soy Beans, Split Peas, String Beans (Green Beans), White Beans, etc.)

NUTS AND SEEDS (MODERATELY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Nuts (All Kinds; Acorns, Almonds, Brazil Nuts, Cashews, Chestnuts, Hazelnuts, Peanuts, Pecans, Pistachios’, Walnuts, etc.)
  • Seeds (All Kinds; Sunflower, Pumpkin, Hemp, Seasame, etc.)

PROCESSED FOODS (PUS AND/OR VERY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Dried Convenience Foods
  • Fast Foods
  • Frozen Convenience Foods
  • Packaged Convenience Foods
  • Processed Meat

CONFECTIONARIES/CANDY/SWEETS (PUS AND/OR VERY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Baked Goods (All kinds including pies, cakes, pastries, etc.)
  • Candy (All Types; Bars, Caramels, Chocolate, Fudge, Jelly candies, Rock
  • Candy, Taffy
  • Gelatin (Jello)
  • Ice Cream (Dairy and Non-Dairy)
  • Marshmallow

ACIDIC, FERMENTED, OR DISTILLED DRINKS/SYRUPS (ACID-FORMING STIMULANTS)

  • Alcoholic Beverages (All Kinds; Ale, Beer, Brandy, Champagne, Hard
  • Cider, Liqueur, Mead, Porter, Rum, Sake/Rice Wine, Gin, Herbal Wine, Lager, Fruit Wine, Vodka Whisky, Tequila, etc.)
  • Syrups (Brown Rice, Barley Malt, Chocolate, Corn, Artificially Flavored)
  • Cocoa
  • Coffee
  • Kombucha Tea
  • Soft Drink (Soda Pop)
  • Tea (All Kinds from the Theaceae family)
  • Vinegar (White, Apple Cider)
  • Old-fashioned Root Beer

FERMENTED FOODS AND SAUCES (ACID-FORMING STIMULANTS)

  • Fish Sauce
  • Fermented Vegetables (All; Kimchi/cabbage and other veggies, Olives
  • Pickles/cucumbers. Sauerkraut/cabbage, etc.)
  • Miso
  • Sauces with Vinegar (Hot Sauce, Ketchup, Mustard, Mayonnaise, Relish,
  • Tartar, Barbecue, Salad Dressings, Salsa, etc.)
  • Soy Sauce

VEGETARIAN/VEGAN PROCESSED FOODS (MODERATE TO VERY MUCUS FORMING)

  • Chips (corn, potato, plantain, etc.)
  • Frozen Vegan Breakfast Foods (waffels, etc.)
  • Hummus (processed chickpeas)
  • Lab Grown Animal Tissue
  • Margarine
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Pasta (egg-free)
  • Pasteurized 100% Fruit Juice (potentially acid-forming)
  • Plant milks (grains, nuts, seeds, and legumes including soy, rice, etc.)
  • Plant-based butter (nuts, seeds, and legumes including soy, peanut, etc.)
  • Plant-based creamers
  • Soy Lecithin (food additive)
  • Tempeh
  • Texturized Vegetable Protein (‘mock’ meats including soy, etc.)
  • Tofu
  • Vegan Baked Goods
  • Vegan Confections (All Types; Chocolates, Ice Cream, etc.)
  • Vegan Cheese Substitutes
  • Vegan Mayonnaise
  • Vegan Whipped Cream
  • Yogurts (Plant-based)

OILS (FATTY AND MILDLY MUCUS FORMING)

  • Oil (All types; Avocado Oil, Chia Seed, Coconut, Corn, Cotton Seed, Cotton Seed, Flax Seed, Grape Seed, Hemp Seed, Nut Oils, Olive, Palm, Peanut, Quinoa, Rapeseed (Including Canola), Safflower, Soybean etc.)

SALTS AND SPICES (STIMULANTS/POTENTIALLY ACID-FORMING)

  • Black Peppercorns
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chili Powder
  • Cream of Tarter
  • Curry Powder
  • Nutmeg
  • Paprika
  • Pepper
  • Salt (Celery, Crystal, Iodized, Sea)
  • Vanilla Extract

STARCHY OR FATTY VEGETABLES AND FRUITS (SLIGHTLY MODERATELY MUCUS-FORMING)

  • Artichoke
  • Avocados
  • Cassava
  • Cauliflower (Raw)
  • Coconut Meat
  • Corn
  • Durian
  • Fungus (Mushrooms)
  • Green Peas
  • Olives
  • Parsnips
  • Peas (Raw)
  • Plantain
  • Plantains
  • Pumpkins
  • Raw or Baked White Potatoes
  • Raw Squashes (Winter, Acorn, Butternut, etc.)
  • Raw Sweet Potatoes
  • Rutabaga
  • Turnip
  • Unripe Banana

What are Deceptive Mucus-Formers?

Here is a list of foods that many people do not realize create mucus:

  • Rice (great for creating glue to bind books, bad for the transition to a mucus-free diet)
  • Avocados (fatty item that may be used on the transition, but are highly addictive. Although technically a fruit, if used it is best to combine them with a mucus-free combination salad or vegetables to aid elimination. However, it is recommended to stay away from them if you are not already stuck to them.)
  • Nuts (Mucus-forming, but may be used on the transition. It is best to eat with dried fruits like raisins to aid with elimination.)
  • Plantains (Starchy)
  • Tofu (Slimy and mucus-forming.)
  • Un-ripened fruits like green bananas (the riper the fruit you eat the better).
  • Corn (It does not eliminate well. When cooked, corn becomes mushy and slimy in the intestines.)
  • Corn chips (Some people use them on the transition, but they are very addictive and do not eliminate well)
  • Beans (They are starchy and mucus-forming. But, they may be used sparingly on the transition within close proximity to green-leafy salads)
  • Starchy Vegetables (Some vegetalbes are starchy and mucus-forming in raw or cooked forms, such as white potatoes. But, many other vegetables, such as sweet potatoes, become almost mucus-free (starchless) after proper cooking.

The Transition Diet

It is very important that people learn how to transition from the most harmful mucus-forming foods to the ones that leave behind the least amount of waste. To learn more about this transitional process, check out the TRANSITION DIET section of the Mucusless Diet Healing System. 

***A list of mucus-free foods will be coming soon***

Prof. Spira is an expert on the Mucusless Diet, webmaster of ArnoldEhret.us, and author of “Spira Speaks: Dialogs and Essays on the Mucusless Diet Healing System” where he reveals how he lost 110lbs and overcame numerous illnesses by practicing Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System. He is also the editor of the first critical edition of the diet entitled “Prof. Arnold Ehret’s Mucusless Diet Healing System: Annotated, Revised, and Editied by Prof. Spira.” 

 

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Prof. Spira learned of Arnold Ehret's Mucusless Diet Healing System from Brother Air in 2002 and the information profoundly changed his life. By 2003 he'd lost over 110 pounds and cured many ailments including chronic migraine headaches, lower back pain, allergies, and chronic cases of bronchitis. In 2004 he and Brother Air formed the Breathairean Ensemble which would act as a support system for its members as they pursue superior health. Prof. Spira believes that Ehret uncovered the cure for chronic human illness which consists of eliminating pus and mucus forming foods from one's diet followed by a transition to mucus-free fruits, green-leaf vegetables, and fasting.
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60 Responses to List of Pus, Acid, and Mucus Forming Foods

  1. any food becomes acid if is not proper digested. The best raw fruit and vegetable if not proper digested, it will become acid and even mucus forming if eating in excess.

  2. Anthony bahlibi says:

    Great article and list. Very informative and will prove helpful for its broadness and easy access.

  3. Baja says:

    There is a conflict between your list and Dr Sebi’s list. Which one is the most accurate?

    • Spira says:

      What are the items that conflict?

      • Baja says:

        CEREALS (MODERATELY MUCUS-FORMING):
        Rye bread,Quinoa, Spelt, Amaranth.
        Nuts: Almonds
        Seed: Sesame seeds
        Apple Cider Vinegar
        Vanilla Extract
        Mushrooms(according to Dr Sebi is not fungus)
        Olives

        • Spira says:

          I did notice this conflict years ago when I first checked out some of Dr. Sebi’s works. We both have been influenced by Prof. Ehret to varying degrees, but do not see eye to eye on all issues. Ehret explains that all fats are mucus-forming, thus all nuts, seeds, and fatty fruits (olives, avocados). Cereals are certainly mucus forming. You can test this yourself. Take a cereal product, add a bit of water and heat it at 98 degrees on the stove. Do the same to grapes. Let them both sit in an air tight bag for a few days. You will see that the cereal starts to turn into a viscous sludge, whereas the grapes turn into a kind of syrup that has no viscous, mucus-forming constituents. Like I’ve mentioned before, some of the items listed above may be used in moderation on the transition. But it must be understood that they are mucus/acid-forming and will cause illness if eaten too much. And for those aspiring to be mucusless, they will need to eventually be eliminated all together. Peace, Love, and Breath.

  4. After reading the list I got stronger and was more inclined to buy more fruits and veggies instead of what I thought I had to buy for my kids to make other people happy. But then now with more fruits and veggies they actually like it better and are eating great, even my fussy one is loving the fruits and the fried up veggies I make with onions, green bell peppers, garlic and purple cabbage. (I just add some water to cook/fry it a little with just a tiny bit of olive oil, my bad, and a tynny bit of pink salt. I was also able to cut down substancially on our sugar and salt intake. Then, happy me, after having 5 kids I am weighing my most ideal weight 128, feeling great, lots of energy, doing a lot of things I like and feeling happy again and ready to live the life I was meant to live…feel closer to God and to that higher dimension paradisial state , my ability to smell is what I normally notice first thing as a progression on my health…Thanks again this list made a huge difference for me to stop being on denial about what’s really the right things to eat which like most people say little option but who needs more when you get the best of foods???NO thanks I am done with spitting mucus…

  5. According to Prof. Ehret’s book that list from one of his partners or Dr. from his time who wrote similar list olives were on the top rant of one of the best things to eat and I was eating a lot of them, so they are not as good as it was mentioned???If not what do they resemble in the mucus level? Avocado? I really thought it was super good and ate a tons of it before.

    • Eric Sprik says:

      I noticed that too Georgia, ate quit a few myself because it also gives the next food a nice ride through the body ;-)
      I also wonder if heating products to 98°C does represent the body’s processing of food. Once, I left some (cut) leek leaf lying on the bench and after half a day it would not come off. Had to hammer it off! The fluid inside had turned into a glue. Later, as an experiment I actually glued things together with leek leaves… Don’t want that (or any onion family) in my body I guess.

    • Spira says:

      The ‘list’ that Ehret has in the book is problematic. Ehret advises that you ‘take it with a grain of salt’, as it was not meant to be a recommended foods list. I will be releasing a post about the Ragnar Berg Table and its problems very soon. And olives are fatty and acidic. Although not the worst thing you could eat during the transition, I do not recommend getting too comfortable with them for extended periods of time. Peace, Love, and Breath!

      • Eric Sprik says:

        Thx Spira for keeping in touch with your readers, not so common these days. I am interested in the pursuit of truth regardless of the subject and you are helping (me and others). Love that, the world needs us.
        When my mother was pregnat of my (my body) she wanted to eat lots of pickles (the green veggie). I do not believe these are acid forming in the blood, because normally seets are acid-forming and acids re alkaline/sweet forming in the blood. Moreover, a very healthy homeless guy I know eats a lot of them and when I ate macrobiotic it was a *recommended) part of my menu; Also leaven bread with (cooked/raw) veggies was. I went out in wintertime without any coat in that period, lots of energy…
        We must search for our personal salvation and stay open for general info i.m.o. :-)

        • Eric Sprik says:

          my=me
          seets=sweets

        • Spira says:

          As far as I can tell, and according to Ehret, they are acid-forming. As a rule of them, any fermented food or item with vinegar in it is acid-forming. Ehret is adamant about getting rid of vinegar as soon as possible, and I agree. Of course, if your bowels are fairly clean, such items will not be as devastating as eating pus (meat) since they will eliminate fast. Another thing is that most people who have cleansed for a while find the smell and taste of fermented foods to be awful. I used to like things that had vinegar in them, but can not stand them now that I’ve changed the nature of my taste buds.

          • Colleen K. Peltomaa says:

            Aside from the commercial krauts that sit in distilled vinegar, does this also include the home-made krauts which ferment in a brine?

            After a long fast I just asked myself, “what’s next”, and my heart says this is next, thank you for putting this information out there.

          • Spira says:

            All fermented foods are certainly acid-forming and not recommended to use at higher stages of the Mucusless Diet. Although, such items could be used during the transition. But, I normally advise people to get away from fermented foods as early in the transition as possible. Peace, Love, and Breath!

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  7. Drisana Malaambo says:

    Honestly, the lifestyle seems extreme. I think about all the other parts of the world where people live in various climates without the ability to always eat fresh fruits and veges. The reason for why we created all these other foods to help sustain us such as kombucha, rich, milk, etc.. Would it be fair that all our creations in an attempt to live better were all mucus forming and essentially killing us slowly? Many cultures have lived very well in a state of health without having to be strict on all fruits and veges lifestyle. I’m not sure that it’s about perfection, but balance. Chinese medicine dates back thousands of years as does Ayurvedic medicine. Perhaps all things can be taken into consideration before making one way THE right way.

    • Spira says:

      Greetings Drisana! First, you must understand that this is not a list of ‘what foods I recommend’ on the mucusless diet, but an objective list of mucus/acid forming vs. non-acid forming foods. In the future I plan to release a list of mucusless and transitional mucus-formers that will not be as objective, but more of a ‘recommended foods’ list. We certainly respect perspectives the world over, although we may have a unique understanding or critique of them and how they work based upon our own empirical knowledge with the Mucusless Diet. Some people use the diet for short term healing, and others as a lifestyle. The methods could also be used for people who just want to transition to an improved vegan or raw-food diet. As a lifestyle, it is not as strict as many people assume, but a TRANSITIONAL DIET that includes raw and cooked mucus-free and mucus-forming foods. The key is to systematically transition away from the worst mucus-formers first to less harmful ones. I highly recommend that you take a look at the diet book to get a better understanding of what the Mucusless Diet is about. Peace, Love, and Breath!

  8. ousa says:

    I mean seriously, what is left for us to eat, your lists include each and every food that I personally know, so what are the ‘good’ food please

    • Spira says:

      These two lists were meant to be more objective, i.e. acid-binding vs. acid-forming. The lists can certainly be used to explore some options. I plan to release a list of mucusless and transitional mucus-formers that will act more as a ‘recommended foods’ list in the near future.

  9. Lamont Billings says:

    No comment

  10. Artem says:

    Hi there :)
    Love your stuff.
    I’m sorry, I have a few questions :)
    1) What about persimmon?

    You said 98 degree :)
    2) How much time should I heat it up? like an hour or ? :)

    Thank you for all your awesome stuff.
    Best regards,
    Artem :)

    • Spira says:

      Thank you for your kind words. Persimmons are fine for the transition as long as they are good and ripe. Are you asking about cooking the persimmons or cooking in general?

      • Artem says:

        Thank you for your response :)

        I’m sorry, I wasn’t clear :)
        You wrote :
        “Take a cereal product, add a bit of water and heat it at 98 degrees on the stove. Do the same to grapes. Let them both sit in an air tight bag for a few days. You will see that the cereal starts to turn into a viscous sludge, whereas the grapes turn into a kind of syrup that has no viscous, mucus-forming constituents. ”

        And, my question is -> How much time should I heat it up? Anything, I wanna test a bunch of stuff :) not only persimmons :)

        One more :) Can I just put stuff in hydrochloric acid? I heard that hydrochloric acid almost represent stomach environment.

        & :) How old is Brother Air? :) He is awesome :)

        Again, thank you very much ^^
        Best regards,
        Artem :)

        • Spira says:

          I’ve never tried putting it in acid. Yet, the cleaner we get the acid nature of our stomach totally changes. So it might not be a great example of what goes on inside of everyone. I’d heat it for at least 20 min, but you could experiment with that.

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  12. lovemore says:

    eventually all foods are additive to body mucus-however regular inner cleansing and broom type diet helps lots

  13. Toninatta Morning says:

    This is fascinating !

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  15. kapil says:

    Hahaaa…
    Budy u told that these are things not to eat then if I leave it on what m going to live…bcz u not told the things which to eat. .buddy half knowledge is dangerous ..don’t told it without giving full information.

  16. Rohith says:

    What about sprouts? are they mucus forming

    • Spira says:

      Some of the more starchy sprouts might be slightly mucus-forming. The less starchy ones, like alfalfa, are relatively mucusless. During more intensive cleansing periods I would probably avoid the sprouts that I know are more starchy.

      • Alex says:

        But isn’t alfalfa very rich in proteins and fat ?

        • Spira says:

          It is not high in fat that I’m aware of, and “protein” analysis is not really a concern. After performing “mucus-forming foods” tests like the ones described by Ehret, they are mostly mucus-free and seem to eliminate well. As Ehret points out, we cannot rely on “food value” concept alone when determining the usefulness of a food item on the mucusless diet.

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  18. Kimmy says:

    so, that list was petty much every food there is other than fruit. and one post says of course even fruit eventually can be mucus forming in the long run if not suggested properly ( and my stomach has been backed up lately but I can’t eat yogurt or anything so I dont know what to do)
    and if we can’t eat any of that stuff, What in the World am I supposed to eat? :(

    p.s please be through, I could hardly come up with a healthy meal idea when all of these things listed were an option.

    • Spira says:

      As mentioned in another comment, nowhere do I suggest that this list be viewed as a “forbidden foods list.” It is an objective list that identifies mucus and acid-forming foods. As I mention above “Ehret’s TRANSITION DIET will show you how to use less harmful mucus-forming foods to get off of the worst ones. Pus and Very Mucus-forming foods should be avoided from the beginning if possible. But Moderately or Slightly mucus-forming items may be used effectively during the transition.” The key is always the “Transition Diet,” and this list, along with the mucusless foods list, is simply a tool that can be used by people who are endeavoring to transition to a more mucus-free diet. See the Mucusless Diet (http://www.mucusfreelife.com/revised-mucusless-diet/) for a much better understanding on how to use this list. Peace, Love, and Breath!

  19. Duncan says:

    I appreciate all the time you spent researching this topic. I do feel that your “list” is a bit over the top. If I was to follow your list of foods that should be eliminated from my diet, I would be able to eat virtually nothing. I would also probably become horribly malnourished. Although, I really do enjoy reading about these “extreme diets” such as the paleo diet, Atkins, etc. The important thing to remember is that keeping food intake in moderation is key. Too much of some things can lead to not enough of other things…

    • Spira says:

      Nowhere do I suggest that this list be viewed as a “forbidden foods list.” It is an objective list that identifies mucus and acid-forming foods. As I mention above “Ehret’s TRANSITION DIET will show you how to use less harmful mucus-forming foods to get off of the worst ones. Pus and Very Mucus-forming foods should be avoided from the beginning if possible. But Moderately or Slightly mucus-forming items may be used effectively during the transition.” Perhaps I could have emphasized this more, but the key is always the “Transition Diet,” and this list, along with the mucusless foods list, is simply a tool that can be used by people who are endeavoring to transition to a more mucus-free diet. If you were to read the Mucusless Diet carefully, you will see that it is by no means an extreme diet. However, many people fail to understand the “transitional” nature of the diet and try to be mucusless right off the bat, which is not what Ehret or I recommend at all. Peace, Love, and Breath!

  20. Adi says:

    What about the gelatin used to wrap herbs and natural mucus free vitamins-could this be a source of disease and mucus?

    Adi

    • Spira says:

      Yes, if that is the path one wants to take, plant-based caps would be the way to go. However, most mucusless diet practitioners pride themselves on being as “natural” as possible and avoid the use of processed supplements. They would rather “eat” the herbs on a salad than in a capsule.

  21. Grady says:

    Prof Spira: Any feedback regarding Goji Berry, Spirulina, Chlorella and other sea algae “Super-foods”, from a mucus-less/acidic perspective?

    • Spira says:

      Goji berries are mucus-free. I’m not fan of spirulina or chlorella. Most people use these items as “nutritional” supplements, and Ehret’s work challenges the foundation of such theories and approaches. They do not aid with the removal of cellular wastes, thus they would not be looked at favorably by most mucusless diet practitioners. The only sea vegetables that I find useful are dulse and kelp. I like to put dulse on top of my salads and periodically use kelp granules instead of salt.

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  23. steve says:

    I’m hoping to find a diet and lifestyle to guide my wife and i back to much improved vitality. I am reading Ehret’s book and have found this website to help along with your book, but I am also counseling with a naturopath/herbalist who studied extensively Ayurveda and the food diets based on the 3 dosha body types.

    Could you tell me how you feel about Ayurvedic nutrition and if it is agreeable with your views?

    Thank you.

    • Spira says:

      Greetings Steve, sorry for the delayed response. Ayurvedic nutrition does not correlate with the mucusless diet very well. From what I’ve read, there are many foods that are considered to be the best that are considered the worst from a mucusless diet perspective. Although, the idea of a specialized transitional approach for each person is important in the mucusless diet, the way of thinking about food and why we eat is totally different from Ayurveda. From a mucusless diet perspective, mucus-forming foods need to be systematically transitioned away from over time. And pus-forming foods should be eliminated as soon as possible (meat and dairy). Overall, I’m sure there are some useful principles and wisdom that can be found within the system’s texts, although I disagree with much of what I read. Peace, Love, and Breath!

  24. Adi says:

    I have be aware of the first book by the author . I was introduce to the muculess diet healing system over 20 years ago. I was in college . I started the practice and continue today with some personal changes. But there was then and still is a question about the statement the Professor made in the original book . He stated the ” white race was an unnatural sick ” race . His justification was related to the color and mucus . I don’t have my copy of the book now , so I don’t remember the page number ,but I am sure you will find the passage about mid way into the original book . I would like to know your opinion on he logic and reasoning for such statement.

    • Spira says:

      Greetings Adi! Thank you for your question. I do not have the space to get too deep into a discussion about the subject here in the comment section, however I will share a brief explanation from the Annoated, Revised, and Edited Mucusless Diet: “Ehret’s proposition is that skin color and other physiological traits primarily reflect the degree to which a person is internally encumbered with waste on the cellular level. It challenges the popular notion that the radical physical morphology of humans occurred based primarily on adapting to non-tropical climates further away from the equator.” My notes on the role of iron in the blood and my clarification of Ehret’s discussion of eugenics from the Annotated version are also helpful. If you want to have a serious discussion about this, I’d recommend joining our affiliate program and attending an online meetup. These are the kind of topics that we examine (affiliate info). Peace, Love, and Breath!

      • Adi says:

        Well Put. The explanation is more expansive and softer than the Prof , less crude . Thank you for the more gentle approach to the subject of internal and external factors related to skin color and nutrition , including geographical locations of our ancestors. I have always believed that Power equals Vitality Minus Obstruction , but was a little concerned about the statement in the original Mucusless Diet Healing System , Arnold Ehret.

        I am Adi

  25. Linda says:

    Enjoying your wonderful information. Please continue sharing. Just bought your e-books. awesome. My question – how do you properly cook a sweet potato. Thanks.

    • Spira says:

      Thank you for the kind words! My favorite way to cook a sweet potato is to back it. I might put it into the oven at about 425 and let it bake for 40-60 minutes, or cut it horizontally (like chips) into thin round pieces, put it on a baking sheet with some oil and spices placed in the oven for about 15 minutes, take it out and flip with a spatula, and then put it back in for about 10 minutes.

  26. Alex says:

    Hello Prof. Spira, thanks for your wonderful work !

    What do you think about lacto-fermented food like beet lacto-fermented juices ? It transforms the starch in grape sugar and was advocated by Ann wigmore ?
    What do you think about isotonic sea water (Quinton) ?

    • Spira says:

      I am not a fan of cultured or “lacto-fermented” foods. They are acid-forming and to be avoided as far as I’m concerned. In nature, we prefer ripe fruit over rotten fruit. Why would we want rotten “cultured” foods unless our taste buds are craving something unnatural and acidic? And I’m not a fan of using sea water solutions, particularly for nasal irrigation. I used saline-based things in my nose before the diet, and on the diet there is no use for such a product.

  27. Alex says:

    Thank you, it seems that René Quinton saved a lot of people by injecting them isotonic Sea Water which is very close to the blood serum.
    Some people like Jehovah witnesses refuses to have blood transfusion and use Quinton serum instead.
    http://www.quintonhealth.com/about/quinton-history-and-science/

  28. Susan says:

    I am eliminating foodsthat cause me to have mucous such as dairy and wheat. I am now eating more re vegetarian but enjoy wild caught salmon but now come to find out is mucous forming.

    I am at a loss as to what to eat now! I only weigh 118 lbs and am not wanting to lose anymore.

    Maybe I will try eating the bark off of the trees around us.

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