Arnold Ehret

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Arnold Ehret
Born 29 July 1866(1866-07-29)
Sankt Georgen (Freiburg im Breisgau), Grand Duchy of Baden, German Confederation
Died 10 October 1922 (56)
Los Angeles, California
Known for Mucusless Diet

Arnold Ehret (July 29, 1866 - October 10, 1922) was a German-born naturopath and creator of what he called the Mucusless Diet (Schleimlose Diät), a method based on his belief that the consumption of mucus-forming foods is the cause of disease, both mental and physical, and that human maladies can be corrected by a diet of slime-free (schleimlose) foods, fasting, and use of his product Inner-Clean.


  • Credited by Hermann Moeser with having fasted for 49 days, taking only mineral water, while under observation.[1]

Selected Bibliography

  • Ehret, Arnold (1911) (in German), Kranke Menschen: Der gemeinsame Grundfaktor im Wesen aller Krankheiten, des Alterns und des Todes  — [English: "Diseased People: the Common Factor in the Nature of All Disease, Aging and Death"]
  • Ehret, Arnold (1915) (in German), Allgemeiner lehrbrief für Faster und Gesundesser, mit Anweisungen über Schleimlose Diät, Bellinzona: A.g. Buch- und Kunstdruckerei  — [English: "General Lessons for Fasters and Healthy Eaters, with Instructions on the Slime-Free (Mucusless) Diet"]
  • Ehret, Arnold (1922), Definite Cure of Chronic Constipation, Los Angeles: Ehret Publishing Co. 
  • Ehret, Arnold (1922), Mucusless Diet System, Los Angeles: Ehret Publishing Co. 
  • Ehret, Arnold (1924) (in English), A Scientific Method of Eating Your Way to Health: Ehret's Mucusless-Diet Healing System, Los Angeles, Calif.: Ehret Literature Publishing Co., 


  1. Moeser, Hermann (1910), Plaßmann, Joseph, ed., "Gesundheitspflege und Heilkunde: Über Hungerexperimente" (in German), Jahrbuch der Naturwissenschaften, 1909-10 (Freiburg im Breisgau: Herdersche Verlagshandlung): 311,