We should not put mucus into the body faster than it can be eliminated. With this low mucus preventative diet, not only are the sinuses, the bronchi, and the lungs cleared, but also the constipating mucus (catarrh) in the tissues of the body from the head to the bottom of the feet.
HARMFUL OR MUCUS-FORMING FOODS
All secondary, denaturized, or inorganic food substances are to be eliminated from the patient's diet.
Sugar and All Sugar Products: You may use honey, sorghum molasses, or blackstrap molasses, but no sugar of any type. [Stevia is another newer healthy sweetener that benefits blood sugar regulation in its whole form.]
Supplements: Revitalizing and Healing Aids
Our supplement recommendations will build up strength in the body and start cutting the mucus out of the tissues and remove the catarrh from the system. [Catarrh: inflamation of a mucus membrane especially of the respiratory tract, causing excessive secretions.]
Cayenne: Take one teaspoonful of cayenne three times a day. Start gradually with 1/4 teaspoonful in a little cold water. Add 1/4 teaspoonful to this dosage every three days, until you are taking one teaspoonful three times a day (the graduated dosages will accustom your system to the pungency of the herb).
Raw Honey and Apple Cider Vinegar: Place one tablespoonful of raw organic honey and one tablespoonful of vinegar in warm water, so that the honey will liquefy. Sip this amount three times a day so that at the end of the day a total quantity of three tablespoonfuls are consumed. This must be apple cider vinegar, do not use malts or other types of vinegars, as these are damaging to the body. The apple cider vinegar is medicinal and very beneficial. Raw honey has a high level of anti-oxidants and is an alkaline-forming food.
Molasses: Molasses is high in many necessary trace minerals including Iron, Magnesium, Calcium Potassium Manganese, Copper and Zinc. Take one tablespoon three times a day of either sorghum or blackstrap molasses. [Our Unpasteurized, Unsulphered, Organic Blackstrap Molasses is full of natural beneficial bacteria and has a superior taste.
Kelp: Because of its high concentration of iodine, brown kelp (Laminaria) has been used to treat goiter, an enlargement of the thyroid gland caused by a lack of iodine, since medieval times. If there is any indication of a thyroid problem, you should use between ten and fifteen kelp tablets daily. Otherwise, two or more will keep the body in good condition as preventative nutrition. This can take the place of salt and helps repair the thyroid gland. Kelp powder can be used on salads and in other foods.
Wheat Germ Oil: Take one tablespoonful of a good, fresh wheat germ oil three times a day.
DIETARY SUGGESTIONS: REGENERATIVE FOODS
If this diet is followed as outlined, we guarantee that after a short period of time you will have much more satisfaction from the foods we recommend for better health than you ever had from the food of your former diet. You will also come to your normal weight. If you are overweight, you will lose with this diet; and if you are underweight, you will gain after having passed your "new low," as mucus must be expelled from the body before the good flesh can be restored.
Do not be concerned because this diet omits meat and the commercial types of protein, and don't worry about adding protein, as you will get all that you need in these foods. The gorilla is built on the same order as the human being, and he gets all the protein he needs from just fruit and nuts (and for the human, the greens will round out the body requirements). You can prove this program to yourself!
Our understanding of mucusless and mucus-forming foods has deepened and we now use the terms acid-forming foods and alkaline-forming foods to describe this. Paradoxically, while commercial industrially-raised foods available now are even worse than in Dr.Christopher's day, we also have much clean and high-quality foods raised naturally on organic farms available in abundance in many places. Read more about this and how to avoid an overly-acidic diet or recover from having eaten it. Read Alkalize for better Health.
Sample Mucusless Diet Daily Menu
It is best not to "break-the-fast" (breakfast) until at least noon, except in cases of young or very active people. You will find that this will not be hard to do when you use items that we recommend (such as wheat germ oil, cayenne, etc.) [Vital Nutrition Plus]. These will lower the appetite while providing the needed nutrition, so you will feel satisfied and will have taken these items even the second time during the morning because it is time to eat the regular noon meal but if (after taking the Vital Nutrition Plus, wheat germ oil, cayenne, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, molasses, herbal teas, etc.), you have room left, are hungry, and want something to eat, the best food to start the day is a good low heated whole-grain cereal; however, this should be cereal in its wholesome state (with life in it), or eat fresh fruits.
The cereal is prepared by first soaking the whole grain in water sixteen to twenty hours, then heating in a stainless steel double boiler at a very low heat, 135 degrees or under, which can be done by pouring hot water over the grain and then applying low heat. It can also be prepared in a thermos bottle, as follows: Take a wide-mouth thermos bottle (pint, quart or whatever size you need for your size of family or individual); fill it in the early afternoon or evening one-third full of high-protein turkey red wheat; then finish filling the thermos bottle with boiling water (turning the container on its top and back once or twice, so that during the evening the water circulates completely into the bottom, or else some wheat in the bottom will not be treated).
When you uncover your vessel in the morning, after low heating the grain all night long, it should be ready for consumption. The wheat is popped open, is soft and very tasty (as none of the flavor has been lost in cooking); this procedure is still improved by pre-soaking. With a little oil added, it is a very delectable food. Some folks like to add cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, etc.
Wheat contains all of the potential nutrient values needed in the human body. The wheat herb or wheat grass especially is a complete food, as it provides you with protein, calcium, and all the needed enzymes, vitamins, minerals, etc., to rebuild and regenerate the cell structure of your body. The grain is alive until it is killed in some chemical storage procedure, or high heat. The test for germane wheat (which is still in a "wholesome" state, having the life therein) is to plant it and see if it will grow.
This test is also valid for testing cooked wheat, and when low-heated in stainless steel, it will retain the life power and will grow! The foods, prepared in this manner, are organic; consequently, this is the manner that grains must be prepared for use. We are told in holy writ that "all wholesome grains and herbs are for man, and grain is the staff of life," but it does not say that it is permissible to grind it to a face powder fineness or to heat it above 212 degrees F., and change the molecular structure from organic to inorganic, and thereby make it very mucus-forming. The results of man's inventions indicate otherwise. Sprout the grains if you wish, in preference to popping them open with moist heat. Sprouted grains are excellent and nutritious but if you give a growing child a bowl of sprouts for breakfast, he is hungry in a short time, so a good serving of soaked, low-heated grain tastily prepared will "stick to his ribs" for hours. Alternate the wheat with barley, millet, buckwheat, rye, oat groats (whole, not rolled oats).
If you prefer only a light lunch, then have a tossed salad--a salad as large as you want of mixed vegetables and leafy greens, using homemade olive oil dressing:
Juices may be taken during the afternoon: carrot, grape, apple, etc. Fresh unpasteurized juices are the best and can be made easily at home with an inexpensive juice bag and blender. Dried fruits and nuts are very nourishing and beneficial, and the latter are better (as a whole protein) when used in combination with the garden greens. If a person has cancer or is inclined toward cancer, do not overdo eating protein, such as nuts. This is one thing that does damage to the pancreas and, in these cases, eat the nuts only in the morning. But stay away from peanuts and concentrate on raw almonds. A person with a cancerous condition should use from eight to ten almonds in the morning and the same at noon. But do not take any protein from evening time until the next morning, allowing sixteen to eighteen hours for the pancreas to clear and start to work on enzymes again. All protein should be taken early in the morning. And, of course, in cancer cases, never any secondhand or secondary protein, such as meats.
Proteins are a fad and are highly over-advertised. All fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and seeds have protein in them. If you are eating a good live low mucus diet and wonder what to eat for protein, ask any gorilla. Their body organs are built just like a human's, and they live a number of years longer than humans. They are one of the strongest animals, for their weight, on the face of the earth. They are fruitarians, eating that which grows above the ground, fruits, grains, nuts and seeds. We enjoy underground roots and tubers, but they do not dig as we do; so with carrots, potatoes, beets, etc. added to the above-the-ground vegetation, we should do better than the gorilla.
We kill the cow to eat the steaks for the protein she gets from eating grass. Let's get our protein fresh and natural, not secondhand as from animal's flesh or from something in its dead state concocted by man. Commercial protein will work on the effect and give quick relief from certain ailments, but overuse of commercial types will overwork the pancreas and other glands, causing low blood sugar (hypoglycemia) and/or diabetes (high blood sugar). The natural live protein in foods on the mucusless diet program will be used as needed and the surplus discarded from the body naturally when not needed. The sedimentation of the commercial type of protein of lower vibration remains in the gland of the body and causes future trouble. Regular meals can start off with a nice cup or bowl of potassium broth. Dehydrated vegetables in the form of potassium powder or broth can be purchased from most health stores or you can prepare your own. Some health books provide instructions for making potassium broth. You can add the left-over, savory vegetables and here you have one of the most exotic-tasting, low-heated vegetable soups that is imaginable. The broth starts the meal off, and is followed with salad. There are thousands of salad combinations, and with some investigation and experimentation, you will never run short of interesting ones. After that, serve the low-heated vegetables (many types can be prepared with various savory herbs, and these can be removed from the low heat just before serving), and these will always be tasty and beneficial as long as they are low-heated and are still in a wholesome state. At least five to six vegetables should be eaten each day, of which two should be green, leafy ones. A small amount of bland oil (such as olive oil) added to the baked potato, baked squash, etc., is very good. If you are using cayenne regularly, you may use fresh butter on your vegetables occasionally. You can explore and concoct some very interesting, intriguing meals with a little daring and imagination, and you will never need to worry if you eat copiously until you are satisfied, and you will have all the nutrition that is needed for ample physical strength; use casseroles with whole grains, etc. You can prepare delicious casseroles with barley, rye, millet, wheat soaked as above and while low heating add fruits or vegetables, tasty herbs, etc. All lentils, beans, soys, etc., prepared this way are alive and good eating. Soys and most beans can be soaked for two or three days and then low-heated twelve to twenty hours adding onion, garlic, peppers, etc., during low-heating.
Do not drink liquids during mealtime. Mix food thoroughly with saliva. Wait 1/2 hour after eating before drinking.
This is generally the heavy meal of the day, but you can reverse this at will if you like, eating the heavy meal maybe at noon, then the light meal with a salad at night. If you prefer a warm meal, start off with a cup of vegetable broth (regular potassium broth). The broth should be followed with a salad, then the main course is steamed vegetables that have been prepared at low-heat. Be sure to always cook in stainless steel, Pyrex, or some approved vessel, but never in aluminum!
Juice or nuts, dried fruits or fresh fruits are all excellent. Whenever you use a fresh fruit, use it alone, only one type of fruit at a time. When you want to eat some other type of fruit, wait for one half hour or more at least before eating it, and this will prove much easier on your digestive system. The monodiet is also recommended for people on a healing routine. If the individual feels he is well and healthy, a fruit salad or mixed fruits at times is permissible.
The preceding excerpts of his writings are reproduced with written permission of the Publisher, Christopher Publications, PO Box 412, Springville, UT 84663 1-800-372-8255.
The above mucusless diet is a cleansing diet. Perfect to do several times a year to help the body recover from the additives and ills of modern processed "commercial" (as Dr Christopher calls them) industrial foods. A raw food vegan diet is popular these and is an excellent way to avoid the toxic processed foods of the S.A.D. diet (Standard American Diet), However, long time raw food leaders (Victoria Boutenko and Chad Sarno, among others) found after years on the diet that many people had become deficient in vital nutrients, especially those found in essential animal fats. So the wheel turns, and man's understanding of what is natural and what keeps him well swings back. For more about various diets and the health factors in them, read on here...