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When humans discovered that salt kept meat from spoiling, it became the first preservative and poison added to our natural foods. This happened so long ago that the majority of people have long thought of salt as simply a natural human food. It isn't! It's an inorganic, indigestible mineral - sodium chloride - not to be confused with organic sodium (in vegetables, fish, etc.) which the body assimilates and needs. Sodium chloride (common table salt) has no nutritive value, only harm. The body eliminates as much salt as possible, and stores any residue in water solution that bloats tissues, often with disastrous results. Today, the harmful effects of salt, still the most widely used food preservative, are aggravated by a host of new chemical additives and preservatives that are highly toxic and poisonous to the body, causing serious health problems.

The other major crime against natural foods has come about through refining or processing. Refined white flour has a long shelf life because it is actually dead; the vital raw wheat germ, one of Nature's richest sources of nutrition, having been refined out of it, leaves nothing but empty calories. The same sort of thing has happened to sugar, essential enzymes and vitamins having been eliminated by the refining process. The energy content of refined white sugar, as compared to raw honey, is like the burning of a sheet of newspaper compared to a steady wood fire. In a similar manner, processed meats and cheeses have been completely devitalized. Likewise, hydrogenated oils and margarines have been hardened into indigestible, insoluble lumps of dangerous waxy preserved fat. So, for health and life, take your glasses (if you need them) when food shopping and read all labels! Eliminate dead, embalmed foods from your diet! (See foods to avoid list on page 73.)

Self discipline is your golden key; without it, you can't be happy and healthy. - Maxwell Maltz, M.D. author Psycho-Cybernetics and a Bragg follower

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A Simple Way to Plan

Your Wholesome Diet x 1/5th of diet: Protein (Vegetable is Healthiest)

How to Build a Balanced Diet

In planning meals, check off these items on the fingers of your hand to see if you are eating a well balanced combination. Healthy organic foods are your key to health and longevity!

CD One fifth of your diet should be protein. One of the most important food elements. Proteins are available in such non-animal forms - beans, raw nuts, and seeds (such as sunflower, sesame, pumpkin), brewer's yeast, wheat germ, soy beans, sprouts, tofu, 68 ) soy protein powders, whole grain cereals, and soy and protein supplements. (See page 77 for the vegetable protein percentage chart.) Animal forms of protein are meat, fish, fowl, milk, cheese and eggs. Our very favorite is the healthy vegetarian protein. Protein is what makes up your flesh, muscle, blood, heart, bones, skin, hair, and other components of the body. You are literally built of protein. The basic function of your entire body, that of converting food into living tissue, is one of the miracles of life itself. Your life processes and the factors that help you resist disease are all composed of protein, or their basic parts, the vital amino acids.

Every time you move a muscle, every time you breathe, you consume protein in the form of amino acids. Without them you would be a hopeless, helpless cripple. The link between protein and body tissue is the amino acids. When the aminos enter the blood stream they are carried to every part of the body where they set to work repairing, rebuilding and maintaining body tissue, building up rich red blood, and conditioning the various body organs and tissues.

(21) One fifth of your diet should be split three ways among natural fats, starches and sugars. Fat is a source of energy in the diet. It has more than twice the energy value of the same amount of carbohydrates (sugars and starches) or protein, so it follows that those who wish to reduce should reduce the fat content of their diet, and those who wish to gain should increase it. But even if you are on a reducing diet, there should always be some fat in the menu because it plays an important part in the body.

Stored in the body, fat provides a source of heat and energy, and the accumulation of a certain amount of fat around the vital organs, such as the kidneys, gives great protection against cold and injury. Fat also has a function in the body cells, and certain kinds of fat, which are called unsaturated fatty acids, are needed in small amounts in the diet. Without them there is a roughness or scaliness of the skin. Fats have another all-important function: they carry the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K in the body. A good rule of thumb is to avoid any of the foods in which the calories from fats are more than a third of the total calories, and remember that v^9/ unsaturated fats are always better than saturated ones.

Starches and Sugars. Starches and natural sugars come under one classification in the diet: carbohydrates. Like fats, they also furnish energy. They are the preferred food for muscular work and physical activity. In addition to their energy value, carbohydrates appear to regulate the internal secretion of the glands.

( 3, 4 and 5 ) Three fifths of your diet should be organic fruits and vegetables, both raw in salads and properly cooked -they are among the protective foods.

These foods contribute vitamins and minerals to the diet, plus add bulk required for proper body functioning. They also help maintain the alkaline reserve of the body. They add variety, color, flavor, and texture to the diet.

Vegetables are virtually fat-free and have no cholesterol! The ideal way to get the full amount of vitamins and minerals from organic vegetables is in their raw state, in fresh vegetable salads, juices or as garnishes with meals. In the cooking of vegetables, some vitamins and minerals are lost.

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(Healthy Heart Habits for a Long, Vital Life)

Remember, organic live foods make live people. You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do. So eat a low-fat, low-sugar, high-fiber diet of organic whole grains, sprouts, fresh salads, organic greens, vegetables, fruits, raw seeds, nuts, fresh juices and chemical-free, purified or distilled water.

Earn your food with daily exercise, for regular exercise, walking, etc. improves your health, stamina, go-power, flexibility and endurance, and helps open the cardiovascular system. Only 45 minutes a day can do miracles for your heart, arteries, mind, nerves, soul and body! You become revitalized with new zest for living to accomplish your life goals!

We are made of tubes. To help keep them open, clean and to maintain good elimination, add 1 to 2 tbsps of psyllium husk powder daily - hour after dinner - to juices, herbal teas and even the Bragg Vinegar Drink. Another way to guard against clogged tubes daily is add 1 to 2 tbsps soy lecithin granules (fat emulsifier-melts like butter) over potatoes, veggies, soups and to juices, etc. Also take one cayenne capsule (40,000 HU) daily with a meal. Take 50 to 100 mgs regular-released niacin (B-3) with one meal daily to help cleanse and open the cardiovascular system, also improves memory. Skin flushing may occur; don't worry about this as it shows it's working! After cholesterol level reaches 180 or lower, then only take niacin twice weekly.

The heart needs healthy balanced nutrients, so take natural multivitamin-mineral food supplements & extra heart helpers - mixed vitamin 70 j E, C, CoQ10, magnesium orotate, MSM, selenium, omega-3, zinc, beta ^ carotene & amino acids L-Carnitine, L-Taurine, L-Lysine & Proline. Folic acid, CoQ10, B6 & B12 helps keep homocysteine level low. Hawthorn Berry extract brings relief for palpitations, arrhythmia, senile hearts and coronary disease. Take bromelain (from pineapple) and a multi-digestive enzyme with meals - aids digestion, assimilation and elimination.

For sleep problems try 5-HTP tryptophan (an amino acid), melatonin, calcium, magnesium, valerian in caps, extract or tea, Bragg vinegar drink, sleepytime herbal tea. For arthritis, osteoarthritis, pain/stiffness, try aloe juice or gel, glucosamine, chondroitin & MSM combo (caps & liquid), helps heal & regenerate. Also capsaicin & dmso lotion helps.

Use amazing antioxidants - natural vitamin mixed E, C, Quercetin, grapeseed and grapefruit extract, CoQ10, selenium, SOD, etc. They improve immune system and help flush out dangerous free radicals that cause havoc with cardiovascular pipes and health. Research shows antioxidants promote longevity, slows ageing, fights toxins and helps prevent disease, cancer, cataracts, jet lag and exhaustion.

Recommended Blood Chemistry Values

• Homocysteine: 6 - 8 mcm/L • Total Cholesterol, Children: 140 mg/dl or less

• Total Cholesterol: Adults, 180 mg/dl or less; 150 mg/dl optimal

• HDL Cholesterol: Men, 50 mg/dl or more; Women, 65 mg/dl or more

• HDL Cholesterol Ratio: 3.2 or less • Triglycerides: 100 mg/dl or less

• LDL Cholesterol: 100 mg/dl or less is optimal • Glucose: 80-100 mg/dl

It's Important to Demand Healthy Foods

It is well worth the time and effort to read food labels -discard dead foods, and insist on fresh, live foods from reliable sources. We travel around the world for our Bragg Health Crusades, and we can always find enough fresh, natural foods to maintain our Bragg Live Foods Lifestyle. If you know what to look for, ask around and you can find it.

What the consumer strongly demands, long enough and loudly enough, the market supplies! Today (probably because so many people have health problems), there is a growing awareness on importance of healthy nutrition. Today an increasing amount of supermarkets have health sections, and also many have an organic produce section.

Our follower Texas oil billionaire H. L. Hunt made the LA Times front-page way back in 1972 showing his personal health food regime! A large photo showed the 83-year-old Hunt, reputed as one of the richest men in the world, crawling around on all fours (knees and hands) demonstrating the baby creeping Bragg exercise he did to strengthen his spine and back muscles after his back injury in an automobile accident (he often called us).

Then, according to the Associated Press report, Hunt, who made a great part of his fortune from the processed and canned foods that bears his name and labels listing ingredients that included preservatives, demonstrated and expounded upon his personal health diet of fresh fruit and juices, nuts and fresh vegetables, grown in his own organic garden. He stated that these should be eaten raw and without salt, and that he avoids all white flour and white sugar, and eats only organic cracked-whole wheat homemade bread and raw honey. We hope it's not too much to ask that someday a giant food processor such as this will extend concern for his personal health to that of the consumers of his products.

Healthy organic raw foods have wonderful abundance of potential life energy.

There is nothing which can hinder or circumvent a strong and determined soul that seeks with a passion health, usefulness, truth and success. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

You're a Miracle - Self-Cleansing, Self-Repairing, Self-Healing - Please become aware of "YOU" and be thankful for all your blessings that take place daily!

Healthy organic raw foods have wonderful abundance of potential life energy.

There is nothing which can hinder or circumvent a strong and determined soul that seeks with a passion health, usefulness, truth and success. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox

The Law of Supply and Demand

The law of supply and demand is a natural one. It always works, sooner or later. The trend is visible already. As you and others join those who demand healthy, organic, "live" foods, the supply will inherently increase, as will the health of our country and civilization.

The same inventive technology, which created new problems of malnutrition in solving old problems of transportation and storage, has within itself the power to solve both the old and the new problems of nutrition in a healthful way. The development of refrigeration methods and increasingly rapid transport are now making it feasible for fresh foods to be brought to the marketplaces of the world in their healthy (organically grown) natural state, without having destroyed the natural vitamins, minerals and other vital nutrients.

This, of course, would mean that large food refining and processing plants would become obsolete, and therefore food manufacturers would undergo an interim loss while converting to new healthful methods that would benefit the consumer's health. This will not be done until the demand for healthful, natural foods becomes so great that major suppliers will have to fill it, or risk a permanent loss, instead of temporary loss.

New Non-Surgical Cure for Back Pain

Percutaneous Vertebroplasty - new nonsurgical, outpatient procedure for chronic back pain associated with spinal compression fractures usually caused by the osteoporosis progressive bone loss or from injury trauma to the spine. This procedure involves inserting a cement-like material into the center of collapsed spinal vertebra to stabilize and strengthen the bone. Under local anesthetic, a needle is inserted into fractured area of spine, using guided imagery (CT scanning and fluoroscopy) to fill the cavity with medical-grade epoxy. After the injection, the cement-like material hardens, creating a supportive structure that prevents further collapse and alleviates pain. This procedure takes under an hour and patients return home the same day. Of the 350 cases done in the past 2 years at Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Maryland, by Dr. Wayne Olan, 85% of patients reported significant or total pain relief. This procedure also proved effective in treating fractures resulting from metastatic disease in younger patients.

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C Avoid These Processed, Refined, Harmful Foodsj

Once you realize the harm caused to your body by unhealthy refined, chemicalized, deficient foods, you'll want to eliminate these "killer" foods. Also avoid microwaved foods! Follow The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle to provide the basic, healthy nourishment to maintain your health.

• Refined sugar, artificial sweeteners (toxic aspartame) or their products such as jams, jellies, preserves, marmalades, yogurts, ice cream, sherbets, Jello, cake, candy, cookies, all chewing gum, colas & diet drinks, pies, pastries, and all sugared fruit juices and fruits canned in sugar syrup. (Health Stores have delicious healthy replacements, Stevia,etc, so seek and buy the best. Page 135)

• White flour products such as white bread, wheat-white bread, enriched flours, rye bread that has white flour in it, dumplings, biscuits, buns, gravy, pasta, pancakes, waffles, soda crackers, pizza, ravioli, pies, pastries, cakes, cookies, prepared and commercial puddings and ready-mix bakery products. Most made with dangerous (oxy-cholesterol) powdered milk and powdered eggs. (Health Stores have huge variety of 100% whole grain organic products, delicious breads, crackers, pastas, desserts, etc.)

• Salted foods, such as corn chips, potato chips, pretzels, crackers and nuts.

• Refined white rices and pearled barley. • Fast fried foods. • Indian ghee.

• Refined, sugared (also, aspartame), dry processed cereals - cornflakes etc.

• Foods that contain olestra, palm and cottonseed oil. These additives (73

are not fit for human consumption and should be totally avoided .

• Peanuts and peanut butter that contain hydrogenated, hardened oils and any peanut mold and all molds that can cause allergies.

• Margarine - combines heart-deadly trans-fatty acids and saturated fats.

• Saturated fats and hydrogenated oils - enemies that clog the arteries.

• Coffee, decaffeinated coffee, caffeinated tea and all alcoholic beverages.

Also all caffeinated and sugared water-juices, all cola and soft drinks.

• Fresh pork and products. Fried, fatty greasy meats. Irradiated GMO foods.

• Smoked meats, such as ham, bacon, sausage and smoked fish.

• Luncheon meats, hot dogs, salami, bologna, corned beef, pastrami and packaged meats containing dangerous sodium nitrate or nitrite.

• Dried fruits containing sulphur dioxide - a toxic preservative.

• Don't eat chickens or turkeys that have been injected with hormones or fed with commercial poultry feed containing any drugs or toxins.

• Canned soups - read labels for sugar, salt, starch, flour and preservatives.

• Foods containing benzoate of soda, salt, sugar, cream of tartar and any additives, drugs, preservatives; irradiated and genetically engineered foods.

• Day-old cooked vegetables, potatoes and pre-mixed, wilted lifeless salads.

• All commercial vinegars: pasteurized, filtered, distilled, white, malt and synthetic vinegars are the dead vinegars! (We use only our Bragg Organic Raw, unfiltered Apple Cider Vinegar with the "mother" as used in olden times.)

(Allergies, Daily Journal & Dr. Coca's Pulse Test)

Almost every known food may cause some allergic reaction at times. Thus, foods used in elimination diets may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Some are listed among the Most Common Food Allergies. Since reaction to these foods is generally low, they are widely used in making test diets. By keeping a food journal and tracking your pulse rate after meals you will soon know your problem foods. Allergic foods cause pulse to go up. (Take base pulse before meals and then 30 minutes after meals. If it increases 8 to 10 beats per minute - check foods for allergies.)

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If your body has a reaction after eating some particular food, especially if it happens each time you eat that food, you may have an allergy. Some allergic reactions are: wheezing, sneezing, stuffy nose, nasal drip or mucus, dark circles or waterbags under eyes, headaches, feeling light-headed or dizzy, fast heart beat, stomach or chest pains, diarrhea, extreme thirst, breaking out in a rash, swelling of extremities or stomach bloating, etc. (Read Dr. Arthur Coca's book, The Pulse Test.)

If you know what you're allergic to, you are lucky; if you don't, you had better find out as fast as possible and eliminate all irritating foods from your diet. To re-evaluate your daily life and have a health guide to your future, start a daily journal (82 x 11 notebook) of ^—> foods eaten, your pulse rate after meals and your reactions, moods, energy levels (ups and downs), weight, elimination and sleep patterns. You will discover the foods and situations causing problems. By charting your diet you will be amazed at the effects of eating certain foods. Dad kept a journal for over 70 years (page 115).

If you are hypersensitive to certain foods, you must reject them from your diet! There are hundreds of allergies and of course it is impossible here to take up each one. Many who suffer from this unpleasant affliction have allergies to milk, wheat, or some persons are allergic to all grains. Your journal helps you discover and accurately pinpoint the foods and situations causing problems. Start your journal today!

Most Common Food Allergies

• MILK: Butter, Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Ice Cream, Milk, Yogurt, etc.

• CEREALS & GRAINS: Wheat, Corn, Buckwheat, Oats, Rye

• EGGS: Cakes, Custards, Dressings, Mayonnaise, Noodles

• FISH: Shellfish, Crabs, Lobster, Shrimp, Shadroe

• MEATS: Bacon, Chicken, Pork, Sausage, Veal, Smoked Products

• FRUITS: Citrus Fruits, Melons, Strawberries

• NUTS: Peanuts, Pecans, Walnuts, chemically dried preserved nuts

• MISCELLANEOUS: Chocolate, Black Tea, Cocoa, Coffee, MSG,

Palm and Cottonseed Oils, Salt, Spices and allergic reactions often caused by toxic pesticides on salad greens, vegetables, fruits, etc.

f Food and Product Summary J

Today, many of our foods are highly processed or refined, robbing them of essential nutrients, vitamins, minerals and enzymes. Many also contain harmful, toxic and dangerous chemicals. The research findings and experience of top nutritionists, physicians and dentists have led to the discovery that devitalized foods are a major cause of poor health, illness, cancer and premature death. The enormous increase in the last 70 years of degenerative diseases such as heart disease, arthritis and dental decay substantiate this belief. Scientific research has shown that most of these afflictions can be prevented and that others, once established, can be arrested or even reversed through nutritional methods.

i Enjoy Super Health with Natural Foods

1.RAW FOODS: Fresh fruits and raw vegetables organically grown are always best. Enjoy nutritious variety garden salads with raw vegetables, sprouts, raw nuts and seeds.

3. FRUITS and VEGETABLES: Organically grown is always best - grown without the use of poisonous sprays and toxic chemical fertilizers whenever possible; urge your market to stock organic produce! Steam, bake, sauté or wok vegetables as short a time as possible to retain the best nutritional content and flavor. Also enjoy fresh juices.


They contain important B-complex vitamins, vitamin E, minerals, fiber and the important unsaturated fatty acids.


Bragg organic extra virgin olive oil (is best), soy, sunflower, flax and sesame oils are excellent sources of healthy, essential, unsaturated fatty acids. We use oils sparingly.

USA leads the world in heart disease, strokes, cancer and diabetes! Why? It's our fast junk foods, high sugars, fats, milk and processed foods diet.

If just half of the $billions spent on cancer research were spent on educating the public how to avoid disease - millions of lives would be saved from cancer. - Joel Fuhrman, M.D., Author, Fasting and Eating for Health


a. Legumes, lentils, brown rice, soy beans, and all beans.

b. Nuts and seeds, raw and unsalted.

c. We prefer healthier vegetarian proteins. If you must have animal protein, then be sure it's hormone-free, and organically fed and no more than 1 or 2 times a week.

d. Dairy products - fresh fertile range-free eggs, unprocessed hard cheese and feta goat's cheese. We choose not to use dairy products. Try the healthier non-dairy soy, rice, nut, and almond milks and soy cheeses, delicious yogurt and soy and rice ice cream.

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