My name is Professor Spira. I live in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA and I am a jazz trombonist, professor of music, and Ph.D student in ethnomusicology at Ohio State University. I started practicing the Mucusless-Diet Healing system about seven and a half years ago. Since then I lost over 110 pounds [I used to be a 280 pound football player] and cured all of my ailments, including chronic migraine headaches, lower back pain, arthritis in my right hand [from football (really just from mucus)], arthritis in my right knee, chronic allergies and otolaryngological problems, including chronic cases of bronchitis. I was emancipated forever of the numerous pharmaceuticals that I had been taking since I was seven years old, as well as addictions to tobacco and alcohol. I also was able to do away with a C-PAP unit (machine that pumps oxygen into constipated sleeping noses) for my bad case of "Sleep Apnea." I definitely consider myself a Mucusless-Diet success story.
I found out about the diet from a jazz musician in Cincinnati who goes by the name Brother Air. Brother Air has been practicing the diet for about 30 years. In fact, Cincinnati is thriving with Ehretist, including Brother Kalepe and his family, who had practiced it since the early 90’s, and Brother Air’s family who had practiced since the 80’s. I am thankful to have had the good fortune of being around people who practice the diet on a high level, which enabled me to ask many questions and see first hand what the diet is all about. I was very impressed with Brother Air's stories of doing an all fruit diet for years at a time, but nothing was more impressive than witnessing him do an eight and half month juice fast! Seeing a man fast with such ease for that length of time shattered any doubt that I had about the human's potential to become fruitarians, and ultimately breathaireans. Despite the short amount of time I had spent transitioning I started a fast in January of 2005 and ended in July. I followed it gracefully with an all fruit diet then fruits and vegetables. Since this fast I have engaged in similar ones. [I have still not returned to eating everyday yet, and hope that I do not have to]. I did not try to fast for six months, it was just the logical conclusion of the rigorous physiological work that I had been doing. The interesting thing about my first couple of fasts were that they were done while I was earning my Bachelors and Masters degrees at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. My peers were amazed at my physiological changes and that I did not look emaciated. Others in our Ehretist community witnessed our fasting and were inspired themselves, including the violinist Loving Star who fasted for 35 days.
The key to all of our success is a proper transition with the use of enemas. The Ehretist in our camp all do lemon juice enemas everyday, sometimes two to three times. Despite Ehret’s somewhat passive language as it pertains to enemas, we have found it essential to bring out the full potential of the diet. For the first three months I did not do enemas and received some decent results, but I was still having troubling kicking meat. As soon as I started doing lemon juice enemas with transitionary menus, the old meat poisons were eliminated, as well as the heavy starch cravings [nothing feels better than fasting for about a week and then doing an enema that eliminates about three pounds of stringy fecal matter that smells like rotten eggs].
Cincinnati is also the home of the Breathairean Ensemble (www.breathairmusic.com), which is a vegetarian band consisting of mostly Ehretists. The band acts as a support system for its members while we practice the diet. Musically, the band is influenced by such artists as John Coltrane, Sun Ra, Ornette Coleman, and The Art Ensemble of Chicago. We perform pieces that are inspired by the Mucusless-Diet Healing System, many of which contain dialog about the diet and our philosophies. I intend on using the band as a vehicle for what we call “The Physiological Liberation.” My mission is to spread the good news to the world through vibrations of discipline and beauty.
I have numerous stories that may be of interest to others who believe in Ehret’s teachings and I would love to share them. At first I was a bit reluctant to write because I am not looking for any adversarial energy. I know that many of you may believe in the theories of Western Dietetic Theory, or are confused about what to believe, and I respect this full-heartedly. I do not believe in the protein theory, the vitamin theory, or other theories based on nutrition. I believe that the body does not absorb and assimilate elements found in food [the additive principle], but uses food for the sole purpose of eliminating pus and mucus from the body [unless it is mucus-forming food, then it is assimilated into the tissue system to later become disease]. I believe that the logical conclusions of the Mucusless-Diet Healing System are Fruitarianism and ultimately Breathaireanism. Consequently, the perfectly clean human body will sustain itself by air alone. My intention is to use the system to stop eating 'pus and mucus'.
Do not get me wrong. I would never tell somebody to stop eating, or recommend a long fast without experience. In fact, after my fast I had to give many lectures to frustrated practitioners on the importance of a proper transition before any extended fasting cures, and I am now very much focused on the transition diet. I stress a proper transition with enemas, and patience. The diet must be embraced as a lifestyle in order to achieve the superior health spoke of by Ehret. Only through long term practice can one hope to avoid disease and suffering.
Health is Wealth!
"The only way that someone can prove to me that I am not immortal is to quit eating mucus and expire."
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