What is the Mucusless Diet Healing System?

In a nutshell, the Mucusless Diet Healing System is a system to gradually and progressively move away from mucus-forming foods to foods that do not create any mucus. The foods that create mucus decompose into slimy substances in the body. Take a piece of meat or something like rice as examples. You can actually melt rice down and it becomes this very sticky substance. This sticky substance is mucus. In fact, rice is used as book binder’s glue. Yet, why would we eat something that can turn into slimy glue? Over time, the accumulation of this slime builds up in the body, making it hard for our cells to breath! And all mucus-forming foods eventually turn to acids in the body, that can destroy or damage healthy cells.This discovery was made by Prof. Arnold Ehret in the late 1800s and shared with the world in his famous Mucusless Diet Healing System in 1922.


Prof. Arnold Ehret in the 1924 ed. of the Mucusless Diet Healing System

What can I eat?

The Mucusless Diet, which is the ORIGINAL Vegan 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- and short-term fasts, menus that progressively change to non-mucus-forming raw foods, and strategic colon irrigation.

Why are Mucus-forming Foods Bad?

Ehret found that accumulations of unnatural, indigestible, un-eliminated food substances create the foundation of human illness. Many foods that people eat everyday degrade into slime that wreaks havoc on the body from the inside out.


Mucoid Plaque from Uneliminated Pus and Mucus-forming Foods in the GI Tract

Throughout the twentieth century, Arnold Ehret and his Mucusless Diet have thrived and developed through the sincere efforts of a small group of dedicated practitioners.

The 21st Century Movement

Today, the Mucusless Diet and Mucus-free Lifestyle is gaining wider acceptance throughout the world as more people seek to investigate the power of plant-based, vegan healing, detoxification and fasting.


In 2013, Mucusless Diet expert and founder of Mucus-free Life LLC Prof. Spira published the first critically annotated and revised version of the Mucusless Diet Healing System. Spira tirelessly promotes and educates health-seekers about the Mucusless Diet and has helped foster a growing community of people who are discovering the truth of Ehret’s original teachings.

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“The Annotated Mucusless Diet will be able to answer questions that people who read the original in the past might have had, making Arnold Ehret’s book finally complete.” -Georgia Barretto, Brazilian Jazz Musician

“Having now read the book with Spira’s notes and revisions, it is as if I was led hand in hand by a wise person—almost feeling the author’s presence next to me, guiding me toward the right thing to do. In a word, if I were on a desert island, this is the only book that I would take with me.” -Aldo Bassi, Mucusless Diet Expert from Italy


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