"To preserve health is a moral and religious duty, for health is the basis for all social virtues. We can no longer be as useful when not well. " – Dr. Samuel Johnson, Father of Dictionaries
Chapter 1: The Miracle of Fasting
- Helps You Enjoy a Super Charged, Healthy, Happy, Long Life
- Bragg Motto – I Love Life and I Want to Live!
- Unhealthy Lifestyle Killing Millions Worldwide!
- Sickness is a Crime Against Your Body – Don't Be a Criminal
- Life Can Be a Happy and Joyous Adventure
Chapter 2: What is the Miracle of Fasting?
- What is the Most Significant Discovery of This Modern Age?
- Fasting Conserves Energy – Your Vital Force
- We Live in a Poisoned World
- The Big, Filthy Sewer in the Sky Above Us
- Rivers, Lakes & Oceans Becoming Polluted
- Fasting – The Key to Internal Purification
- Poisons from Chemical Pesticides & Sprays
- Fasting Aids in Flushing Deadly Poisons from the Body
- Health Menace – Waxed Fruits and Vegetables!
- Synthetic, Toxic Food Additives Can Kill
- Salt Causes Edema, Kidney Problems, etc.
- What Salt Does to Your Blood Pressure
- Why Cows are Given Large Amounts of Salt
- Americans Are Salt-a-holics!
- Death Valley Hike Proved Salt Dangerous
- Fasting De-Salts Body Cells and Organs
- Fasting is the Great Cleanser and Purifier
- Do You Have Harmful Habits You Must Overcome?
- Fasting – The Key to Super Energy
- Fasting – A Natural Instinct and Great Purifier
- Jesus, His Disciples and Many Great Teachers Fasted
Chapter 3: The Enemy Within Our Bodies
- Rid Yourself of Depression
- Unhealthy Lifestyle & Overeating are Killers
- Why Not Enjoy Life to 120?
- Outwit Acidosis that Affects Millions
- Raw Fruits and Vegetables Are Mother Nature’s Miracle Cleansers
- Your Mind Must Control Your Body Perfect Balancer – Apple Cider Vinegar
"When you sell a man a book you don't just sell him paper, ink and glue, you sell him a whole new life! There's heaven and earth in a real book. The real purpose of books is to inspire the mind into its own thinking."
– Christopher Morley
Chapter 4: Fasting Fights Deadly Acid Crystals
- Toxic Acid Crystals Can Cement Your Joints to Make You Stiff
- How Toxic Acid Crystals Build in Your Body
- Back Pains – The Curse of Mankind
- Fasting for Purification
- Victory Won By Fasting, Diet and Exercise
- Mother Nature Works Slowly, But Surely
Chapter 5: Scientific Fasting Explained
- Fasting is as Old as Man
- Fasting Awakens the Mind and Soul
- The Biblical Patriarchs Fasted
- Fasting – The Safe, Perfect Cleanser
- Don’t be a Slave to Food
- Plan Your Fasting Program Today
- Your Mind Must Rule Your Body to Fast Successfully
- No Breakfast Plan is Best
- Healthy Eating Habits Keep You Youthful
- Americans Love to Eat Socially!
- Keeping Internally Clean is Critical
- Are You Ready to Fast, Detox and Get Healthy?
- Juice Fast – an Introduction to Water Fast
- Some Powerful Juice Combinations
- The 70% Watery Human
Chapter 6: Why I Drink Only Distilled Water!
- Hard Inorganic Minerals Cause Problems!
- Millions Drink Rain (Distilled) Water
- Distilled Water is Best for Your Health
- Ten Reasons to Drink Distilled Water (list)
Chapter 7: How Long Should One Fast?
- Shorter Fasts Are Better and Safer
- Why Should You Fast?
- Great Benefits From Short and Long Fasts
- Fasting Appreciated Worldwide
- Pre-Cleanse For Better Fasting Results
- Here is My Fasting Program – Which I Recommend
- Breaking Health Laws – You Pay the Price!
Chapter 8: How to Break a 24 Hour Fast
- Follow These Instructions Carefully!
- Your Kidneys – The Miracle Organs
- A Swiss Doctor Was My Human Savior
- Keep Your Meals Healthy and Simple
- The Vegetarian Diet is Healthiest!
"It's never too late to be what you might have been."
– George Elliot
Chapter 9: I Fast 7 to 10 Days, 4 Times a Year
- Here’s the Path to Perfect Health!
- Fasting Balances Your Thermostat Naturally
- Mother Nature Intended the Body and Breath to Be Sweet
- Unhealthy Lifestyle Causes Chronic Fatigue
- Fasting Pulls Out Toxins and Poisons
- Fasting Promotes Healthy Elimination
- How to Conduct a 3 Day, 7 Day & 10 Day Fast
Chapter 10: How to Break Long Fasts
- How to Break a 7 Day Fast
- How to Break a 10 Day Fast
- The Ideal Elimination Program
- Vegetarianism Versus Meat Eating
- Eliminating Meat is Safer & Healthier
- Seven of My Beloved Teachers
Chapter 11: Your Tongue Never Lies
- The Body Can Take a Lot of Abuse
- Learn to Read Your Tongue's Message
Chapter 12: Just Grain and Bear It
- Don't Live to Eat – Eat to Live & Be Healthy
- Give the Vital Force a Chance to Clean House
Chapter 13: Fasting Fights and Removes Mucus
- American Diet Forms Mucus and Illness
- Mucus Shows Up in the Urine when Fasting
- Winter Miseries? Or Body Cleansing?
- Take the Mucus Test
- Breaking Bad Habits Through Fasting
- Deadly Smoking Facts! (list)
Chapter 14: Fasting Melts Away Pounds!
- Fat is a Burden and Health Risk!
- Fasting Rewards You with Increased Energy
- Your Waistline is Your Lifeline & Dateline!
- Fasting – A Challenge to Improve Your Health & Looks
- Do These Exercises Daily
Chapter 15: How to Gain Weight by Fasting
- Miracles Happen With Fasting!
- Fasting is a Weight Normalizer
- The Doctor of the Future (graphic)
"Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law." – Psalm 119:18
Chapter 16: Fasting Fights Winter Miseries
- Fast and Rest For Your Healing!
- The Body is Self-Healing & Self-Repairing
- Premature Ageing (graphic)
Chapter 17: Outwit Premature Aging
- Take This Quiz and The Mirror Test
- Recharged, So at 70 World Tennis Champ
- The Opportunity of Your Lifetime
Chapter 18: Fasting Keeps the Arteries Young
- You are as Old as Your Arteries
- Shocking Heart Facts About the #1 Killer
- What You Eat and Drink Becomes You
- Eat Healthy – Live Healthy – Live Long
- The Heart and Circulatory System (graphic)
- Healthy Heart Habits For a Long, Vital Life (chart)
- Recommended Blood Chemistry Values
- You Have Nine Doctors at Your Command
Chapter 19: Doctor Sunshine
- Sunshine Brings Peace, Relaxation to Nerves
- Gentle Sun Rays are Soothing and Best
Chapter 20: Doctor Fresh Air
- Our Body is a Breathing Machine
- Deep Breathers Live Longer
- India’s Holy Men Practice Deep, Slow Breathing
- Deep Breathing – Secret of Endurance
Chapter 21: Doctor Pure Water
- The Water You Drink Can Make or Break Your Heart
- Most Ancient Healers Used Water Therapy
- How Our Body Uses Water
Chapter 22: Doctor Good Natural Food
- Healthy Foods Build and Maintain Your Body!
- Iodine from Kelp is Important
- The Effect of Good Food on the Brain
- Alcohol, Toxins and Drugs Are Killers!
- Refined, Processed Foods Produce Learning Disabled Children
- Most Young American Men Are Unfit
- American Adults are in a Sad Physical & Mental Condition
- Mental, Physical and Spiritual Rewards
- Healthy Eating is a Science!
"We can no more afford to spend major time on minor things, than we can afford to spend minor time on major things!"
– Jim Rohn
Chapter 23: Doctor Fasting
Chapter 24: Doctor Exercise
- The Major Muscles of the Human Body (graphic)
- Exercise Normalizes Blood Pressure
- Walking for Health, Fitness and Life
- Walking – The King of Exercise
- The Importance of Abdominal Exercises
- Should You Exercise While Fasting?
- Iron Pumping Oldsters
- Amazing Strength Results in 8 Weeks
- Study Shows Fitness Improves Wellness
Chapter 25: Doctor Rest
- Check Your Mattress (graphic)
- Why Do We Rest?
- Rest Must Be Earned
- Life is Meant to be Enjoyed, Not Hectic & Rushed
- Mother Nature Knows What’s Best!
- Relax and Enjoy Your Life – It’s No Crime
- Some Relaxation Techniques
- Insomnia Will Vanish
Chapter 26: Doctor Good Posture
- Posture Chart (graphic)
- Take the Mirror Posture Test
- Bragg Posture Exercise
- Good Posture is Important For Health
- How to Sit, Stand and Walk for Strength, Youthfulness, Health
- Illness That Cannot Be Cured By Fasting, Cannot Be Cured
Chapter 27: Doctor Human Mind
- Brain Areas (graphic)
- Your Body, Your Precious Home – Protect It
- Correct Thinking Important for Health
- Your Mind Must Control Your Body!
- Drugs Control Addict’s Mind!
- Let Your Mind Guide You to Health!
- Miracle Rewards With Fasting
- Inner Spiritual Harmony is Important
"Kindness should be a frame of mind in which we are alert to every opportunity: to do, to give, to share, and to cheer. "
– Patricia Bragg
"Nature cannot be hastened. The bloom of a flower opens in its own time." – Paul Bruton
"The head is clearer, the health is better, the heart is lighter, and the purse is heavier."
– Scottish clergyman on fasting, circa 1800.
Chapter 28: Spiritual Aspects of Fasting
- Fasting Gives Mental & Physical Awareness
- Great Spiritual Leaders Practiced Fasting
- My Unforgettable Experience with Gandhi
- Fasting Brings Spiritual Rebirth to All Who Cleanse
- The Grotto Where Jesus Fasted
- The Fast of 40 Days and 40 Nights
- A Sound Mind in a Sound Body
- Your Body is Your Temple and Needs the Best Care
- Take Time for 12 Things (list)
- The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle
Chapter 29: The Science of Eating for Super Health
- A Tropical Paradise for Health
- Eat Simple and Natural to Stay Healthy
- Organic Fruits – the Prize Food of Man (list)
- Nut and Seed List
- Organic Vegetables – The Purifiers and Protectors
- Natural Sweetening Agents
- Natural Oils
- Natural Whole Grains, Flours and Cereals
- Sample Health Menus
- Healthy Beverages (recipes)
- The Bragg Pep Drink
- Vegetable Protein Percentage (chart)
- Foods Naturally Rich in Vitamin E (chart)
- Phytochemicals Help Prevent Cancer (chart)
- Body Signs of Potassium Deficiency (chart)
- Avoid These Processed, Refined, Harmful Foods (list)
- The Miracles of Apple Cider Vinegar (list)
Chapter 30: Mother Nature Knows No Mercy
- Mother Nature Wants Us Clean & Healthy
- Which Kind of Person are You?
- Alternative Health Therapies
- Boron – Miracle Trace Mineral for Healthy Bones
- Miraculous Testimonials
"Living in harmony with the universe is living totally alive, full of vitality, health, joy, power, love, and abundance on every level."
– Shakti Gawain
"Nature never makes any fuss, and yet it does eveything."
"On a fast day you shall read the words of the Lord."
– Jeremiah 36:6
"If I were to name the three most precious resources of life, I would say books (Bible, etc.) friends and nature; and the greatest, the most constant and always at hand is nature."
– John Burroughs
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