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The Prevention of Incurable Disease

By M. Bircher-Benner

The Prevention of Incurable Disease

The Prevention of Incurable Disease

By M. Bircher-Benner

A classic health-food book by the originator of Bircher-muesli, emphasising the value of good nutrition as a preventative for disease.

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Tooth decay, cancers, arthritis, heart disease – these are just some of the conditions that the human body is naturally equipped to fight. Yet they are everywhere on the increase, because we ourselves seek out the agents of our destruction. Based on a lifetime's work and research, Dr Bircher-Benner's book points out the problem of modern living – faulty nutrition, which poisons the body with fatty proteins and unnatural additives.

Foreword to New Edition

I. The Inferno of the Incurable
II. The Causes of Incurable Disease
III. The Chief Mistakes in the Nutrition of Civilised People
IV. How to Improve National Health


Dr Max Bircher-Benner was born in Switzerland in 1867 and studied medicine in Zurich. He founded a system of nutritional healthcare based largely on natural foods, including a dish of his own devising, the Bircher Muesli. He died in 1939.