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Bircher-Benner 1 Manual for patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases

Dietary instructions for their prevention and healing, with recipes, detailed advice and treatment plan from a medical centre to state-of-the art healing.

To understand the causes of multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases , to the extent to which that they are known today, it is important to have some basic knowledge regarding the construction and function of the central nervous system. In fact, multiple sclerosis may attack and damage the central nervous system anywhere. Therefore its forms are very diverse. Parkinson’s disease has a much more consistent course, since it is always caused by an attack on and degeneration of the nucleus niger , a pigmented core in the corpus striatum , one of the basal ganglia of the brain. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also follows a typical course, since it almost exclusively affects the motoric nerve pathways that are responsible for muscle strength and action and therefore causes increasing paralysis.

The explanations concerning some of the anatomical and functional situations in the central nervous system help to reveal the causes of these diseases and enable every patient to actively contribute in preventing and healing multiple sclerosis .
This is a very rewarding undertaking.

 

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The structure of the central nervous system
  • The cerebrum
  • The thalamic nucleus
  • The cerebellum
  • The limbic system
  • The hormone-producing glands of the brain
  • The anterior lobe of the hypophysis (adenohypophysis)
  • The posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis)
  • The epiphysis and melatonin
  • The nerve cell (neuron)
  • The potential for action
  • The synapses
  • Messenger substances of the nervous system (neurotransmitters)
  • The importance of the glial cells in the brain
  • The spaces of the brain and the fluid in the brain and spinal cord
  • The blood-brain barrier
  • Transport through the blood-brain barrier
  • The behaviour of the blood-brain barrier in substance transport into
  • and out of the brain
  • The effect of alcohol consumption on the blood-brain barrier
  • The effect of smoking on the blood-brain barrier
  • The effect of electromagnetic radiation on the human brain
  • and the blood-brain barrier
  • The myelin marrow sheaths – a sensitive substance
  • Demyelinating diseases
  • Remyelination
  • Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
  • Diseases from storage of degenerative proteins
  • The TAU proteins
  • Amyloidosis
  • The effect of nutrition on the central nervous system
  • Two kinds of food energy
  • The basic regulation system of the soft connective tissue
  • in the central nervous system
  • Oxidative stress at the centre of the causes of neurodegenerative
  • diseases
  • The influence of environmental stress from pollutants as the cause
  • of neurodegenerative diseases
  • The neurotoxic effect of mercury
  • Organic tin compounds and neurodegeneration
  • Chlorine and neurodegenerative diseases
  • The neurotoxic effect of volatile organic hydrocarbons
  • Insecticides and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Wood protection agents and neuro degenerative diseases
  • Neurotoxic medicines and neuro degeneration
  • Legal and prohibited drugs and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cannabis
  • Amphetamines
  • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
  • Heroin, morphine, other opiates
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Regarding the phenomenon of primary and secondary effects
  • and the danger of polypragmasia from medication
  • The combined effect of harmful neurotoxic substances
  • Vitamins, trace elements and neurodegenerative disease
  • The various types of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Systematic overview of neuro degenerative diseases
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Causes of multiple sclerosis
  • Genetics
  • The infection hypothesis
  • Vitamin D and MS
  • Mercury exposure and multiple sclerosis
  • Scientific basics for nutritional therapy in multiple sclerosis
  • Progresses of multiple sclerosis
  • The symptoms of multiple sclerosis
  • Diagnosis of multiple sclerosis
  • Medical treatment of multiple sclerosis
  • Order therapy for multiple sclerosis
  • Supporting measures for nursing of the patient, water applications
  • Hydrotherapy for MS patients
  • Emptying the intestine
  • On the general lifestyle with multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • The causes of Parkinson’s disease
  • Nutrition and Parkinson’s disease
  • The symptoms of Parkinson’s disease
  • The mental effects of Parkinson’s syndrome
  • Ensuring diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease
  • Atypical Parkinson’s syndrome
  • The treatment of Parkinson’s disease
  • Comprehensive treatment for Parkinson’s disease
  • Dietary treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Lab control recommendations for the attending physician during the diet
  • Practical application of the raw food therapy
  • Menus
  • Menus for various raw food regimes
  • Daily menu
  • The Recipes
  • Juices
  • Bircher muesli
  • Fruit and fresh grain dishes
  • Chilled soups
  • Milk types
  • Raw vegetables and salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Suggestions for dressings to go with the salads and raw vegetables
  • Cooked food
  • Recipes for cooked food
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato dishes
  • Cereal dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Recipes Index
  • Notes
  • Index

Manual for patients with multiple sclarosis, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

This manual is based on the knowledge and decades of experience of a medical centre of state-of-the art healing, the globally renowned Bircher-Benner-Klinik, now
called the Centre for Scientific natural medicine Bircher-Benner. This manual is a great help for patients in that it supports their active contribution to the healing and
prevention of disease. It gives patients insight into the scientific basis and causes of their disease, and provides valuable instructions for dietetics, care and physical applications. The manual explains dietetics in a gradual manner – ready for simple, practical applications – and provides tasty, diverse, tried-and-tested diet recipes from the Bircher-Benner-Klinik. For the doctor, this book is a great time saver and a valuable aid in guiding patients.


Bircher-Benner 2 Manual for patients with liver and gallbladder conditions

The latest biophysically scientific insights on life energy, food energy and the effects of fresh raw fruit and vegetable food. Comprehensive instructions for the application and preparation of the vegetable raw-food diet according to Bircher-Benner.

This manual is based on long experience in the treatment of patients who have been healed by Bircher’s order therapy. The earlier editions have been supplemented
with many notes from basic research and the new results of clinical gastroenterological research, and the dietetic section has also been slightly revised without losing the high quality of Bircher’s recipes. The manual gives the patient or person with a weakness of the liver the required knowledge and the indispensable practical instruction to enable him to stop progression of his disease and initiate continuous healing steps. The book can be a valuable aid for the doctor practicing holistic treatment, helping him or her to provide patients with instructions for changing their lifestyles towards the order therapy.

Since its establishment by Dr.med. Max Oscar Bircher-Benner, the order therapy for liver and gall diseases has been researched for more than one hundred years at the Bircher-Benner clinic and in private practices under careful observation of its healing effects. Throughout these years, the many thousands of desperate patients who recovered from their rapidly worsening diseases have been our best teachers. With a strong will to be healed, they successfully followed the instructions of the order therapy and enabled great insights whose confirmation is only now slowly being reflected in general medical research.

In the change to a more healthful lifestyle, nutrition is of primary importance! It leads to regeneration of the large regulation systems, a new opening towards the outer world and oneself that permits the healing forces of the organism, body and soul to begin their work. Let me finally quote a section of Bircher-Benner’s book “Vom warden des neuen Arztes” (The physician of the future): “The wonders of the soul remain closed to those who continually ignore the laws of nutrition. Power and depth of inner experiences depend on nutrition-this is their actual meaning. Taking care of one’s body and nutrition is useless unless a new development and awakening of inner powers results from it”

Dr.med. Andres A. Bircher

Table of contents:

  • Preface to the 32nd edition
  • Introduction
  • The structure and function of the liver
  • The enterohepatic cycle as a vicious circle
  • The tasks of the liver
  • Scientific bases of the order therapy for liver-gallbladder disease
  • The problem with small amounts of alcohol
  • The different disease forms of the liver-gallbladder system
  • The general appearance of the failing liver function and first measures
  • Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis)
  • Liver cirrhosis (cirrhotic liver)
  • Liver failure as the final stage of liver cirrhosis
  • Tumour diseases of the liver
  • Diseases of the gallbladder
  • Gallbladder carcinoma
  • Bile-duct stones (choledocholithiasis)
  • Postcholecystectomy syndrome
  • Plant remedies for liver-gall diseases (phytotherapy, spagyrics)
  • Treatment of infections
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Compresses
  • Gushes
  • The baths
  • Washes
  • Compresses and applications
  • Description of some water applications and compresses
  • Homeopathic therapy, miasmatically inherited consequences of diseases and traumas
  • The new scientific acupuncture
  • Neural therapy according to Huneke
  • The healing plan
  • The healing regime
  • Treatment of hepatitis
  • Treatment of liver cirrhosis
  • Treatment of gallbladder inflammation (Cholecystitis)
  • To prevent and avoid relapses
  • The four diet stages
  • Diet Stage 1- The raw-juice regime
  • Diet Stage 2
  • The Stage 3 Diet
  • The Stage 4 Diet
  • Small substitution table for animal products that must be left out in the stage-3 diet
  • The Recipes
  • Juices
  • Healthful Teas
  • Birchermuesli
  • Raw vegetables and Salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Milk Types
  • Butter, plant and vegetable fats and oils- Light cooking and steaming
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato dishes
  • Cereal Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • List of recipes
  • Bibliography
  • Glossary

This manual is based on the knowledge and decades of experience of a medical centre of state-of-the-art healing, the globally renowned Bircher-Benner-Klinik, now called the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner. This manual is a great help for patients in that it supports their active contribution to the healing and prevention of disease. It gives patients insight into the scientific basis and causes of their disease, and provides valuable instruction for dietetics, care and physical applications. The manual explains dietetics in a gradual manner-ready for simple, practical applications-and provides tasty, diverse, tried-and-tested diet recipes from the Bircher-Benner-Klinik. For the doctor, this book is a great time saver and valuable aid in guiding patients.

 

Dr. med. Andres Bircher grandson of Dr.med. Maximilian Bircher-Benner.

Medical studies in Zürich and Geneva, ten years practice as a hospital physician in anaesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychosomatics, haematology, geriatrics, psychiatry and psychotherapy, medical specialist(Facharzt) in an administrative position at Zürich university hospitals, teaching analysis with Brian Kenny, chief physician (Chefarzt) of a hospital for internal medicine in Zurich and later in Western Switzerland, medical specialist (Facharzt) in TCM and acupuncturist in Vienna; studies of neural therapy, manual therapy and traditional homeopathy, successful completion of medical specialist (Facharzt) training in balneology, climatology and physical medicine in Germany, scientific work on food energies, dietetics and the effects of regulatory medicine.

Dr. med. Andres Bircher is the medical manager of the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner.


Bircher-Benner Manual 4 of fresh juices, raw vegetables and fruit dishes

The latest biophysically scientific insights on life energy, food energy and the effects of fresh raw fruit and vegetable food. Comprehensive instructions for the application and preparation of the vegetable raw-food diet according to Bircher-Benner, CH-8.

Many forms of dieting appear for a while and soon disappear again. The living fresh-vegetable food diet that you will learn about in this manual, in contrast, rests on a solid scientific basis that has only been confirmed and reinforced in the last century.

At the end of the 19th century, Dr.med. Maximilian Bircher-Benner-contrary to his expectations and almost by accident-discovered the high effectiveness of freshly prepared living vegetables in the prevention and treatment of the chronic diseases that are growing more and more frequent and occurring at increasingly younger ages. After several years of clinical research, he found that the living vegetables must contain a very different food energy than the calorific value (calories). He published his first book on nutrition in Berlin as early as in 1905, after recognizing that calories, the measure of fuel energy determined by burning the foods, were insufficient as a basis for understanding food energy. His book received great attention. He explained the amazing healing effect of his diet by the second main principle of thermodynamics, the law of entropy, based on his scientific research over several years. In fact, it is surprising that our modern medical science still uses calories-calorific value- as the only measure for food energy, while the second main principle of thermodynamics has for 150 years been the basis for all energy considerations in all other areas of science. Technology, physics and chemistry.

In the early 20th century, the fear of infection by bacteria ruled the medical world.
The belief that all food ought to be cooked before eating led to new demands for the hygienic preparation of raw vegetables. When heat-labile vitamins and vital substances were discovered, Bircher-Benner’s raw-food diet started on its way to global recognition.

Research into LASER amplification of photons in the genetic material of living cells and into information transmission and storage in the basic substance of the connective tissue confirm Bircher-Benner’s hypothesis of light accumulation in living foods and the enormous importance of photosynthesis for the energy value of foods as ordering and thus healing information.

Further confirmation from basic research came in the papers of Nobel Prize Laureate Ilya Prigogine on the dissipative system of living cells, which showed that the striving of all physical processes for disorder (law of entropy) does not apply to living cells, since the storage of photons from photosynthesis and the enormous rhythmical reinforcement of this light in the cells according to the LASER principle removes them from the thermodynamic balance to the extent that the second main principle of energetic does not apply and the chaos principle turns into an ordering coherence principle.
In fact, all living cells of nature are the only place where small, simple molecules are turned into complex, high-order molecules, processes and structures: where chaos becomes order. This is what makes the raw-food diet so important as the only regime that transfers the ordering principle and effect of living cells to our organic system and thus unfolds its great ordering healing effect.

Furthermore, fresh raw food offers high nutritional economy, in which all nutrients are organically bound at suitable ratios and thus become highly available biologically, and providing with them the enzymes required for assimilation of living substances, as well as high content of polyphenols, carotenes and other antioxidants with their powerful protective effect against degeneration and genetic mutation, and thus against cancer.

Our experience shows that a food content of raw vegetables of at least 70% at the beginning of each meal is necessary to maintain health.

The pure raw-food diet, when administered by a qualified professional, is the ideal healing regime to prevent and heal any degenerative disease of the kind called “civilisation diseases”, which have spread continuously in our time. It is a path that will pay off.

  • Two Kinds of Food Energy
  • The New Order of Foods according to their Qualitative Nutritional Value
  • The Basic System of Soft Connective Tissue, the Origin of Chronic Diseases
  • The Experiment at the Royal Free Hospital, London
  • A Few Additional Examples of Scientific Studies on the Effect of the Raw
  • Vegetable Food Therapy
  • Secondary Plant Substances, Medical Effect of Vegetable Foods
  • On Raw-Food Therapy to Prevent and Fight Cancer
  • On Dietetic Raw-Food Therapy for Degenerative Complaints (Antioxidation)
  • On Raw-Food Therapy for Danger of Thrombosis and Embolism
  • Special Features of Raw Food Therapy for Hypertension
  • Special Features of Raw-Food Therapy for Reduction of Cholesterol Levels
  • On raw food therapy for diabetes mellitus
  • On raw food therapy for infectious diseases (antimicrobial effect)
  • On raw-food therapy for a weak immune system and susceptibility to infection.
  • The Indication for the Fresh-Vegetable Diet (Raw-Food Diet)
  • The Fresh Raw Fruit and Vegetable Diet
  • Stage-1 Diet
  • Stage-2 Diet
  • Forms of the Fresh-Vegetable Diet
  • Reactions to the Change to the Fresh-Vegetable Diet and Their Treatment
  • Additional General Recommendations for the Fresh Vegetable and Juice Diet
  • The New Balance
  • The Rejuvenating Effect of Fresh Raw Vegetable Food
  • The Right Starting Dose
  • The Subject of “Raw-Food Intolerance”
  • Recommendations for lab examinations for the attending physician
  • Preparation and Cleaning of Raw Vegetables
  • Composition of Raw Vegetables
  • Adjustment to Taste and Chewing Ability
  • Cleaning of Raw Vegetables
  • From the Bircher Grater to the Electric Blender
  • Menu
  • Menu Combinations for Different types of Raw Vegetable Diets
  • The Recipes
  • Birchermuesli
  • Fruit-an-Fresh-Grain Dishes
  • Fruit Dishes
  • Juices
  • Milk Types
  • Dressings for Raw Vegetables
  • Salads
  • Healthful Teas
  • List of recipes
  • Bibliography

Manual of fresh juices, raw vegetables and fruit dishes.

This handbook is based on the decades of knowledge and experience of the world-famous Bircher-Benner Clinic, today’s Medical Centre Bircher-Benner, a cutting-edge medical healing center. This book is a huge help for you as a patient to assist you on the road to recovery and to prevent illness. It enables you to understand the scientific basics and causes of your illness and gives valuable direction on nutrition, nursing and physical treatments. The book explains nutrition in interconnected levels, is ready to use practically and is supplemented by a wide variety of tested good-tasting nutritional recipes by the Bircher-Benner Clinic. For physicians, this book is a great time-saver and a valuable aid in guiding their patients.


Bircher-Benner 10 Manual for patients with rheumatism and arthritis

Manual for patients with rheumatism and arthritis.

This manual is based on the abundant experience of patients who have been healed by Birchers's order therapy, the earlier editions have also been supplemented by much valuable information from basic research and by clinical results of from rheumatology research. The dietetic section has also been slightly revised without losing the high quality of Birchers's recipe art. The manual gives the patient or person with a weakness the required knowledge and the indispensable practical instructions to enable him to stop the progression of his disease and initiate continous healing steps.
The book can be a valuable aid for the doctor practicing holistic treatment, helping him or her to provide patients with instructions for changing their lifestyles towards the order therapy.
Since its establishment by Dr.med. Max Oscar Bircher-Benner, the order therapy for rheumatic diseases has been researched for more than one hundres years at the Bircher-Benner clinic and in privat e practices under careful observation of its healing effects. Throught these years, the many thousands of desperate patients who recovered from their steadily worsening diseases habe been our best teachers. With a strong will to be healed, they successful followed the inabled great insights whose confirmation is only now sloly being reflected in general medical research.
In the change to a more healthful lifestyle nutrition is of primary importance! It leads to regeneration of the large regulation systems, a new opening towards the outer world and oneself that permits the healing forces of the organism, body and soul to begin their work. Let me finally quote a section of Bircher-Benner's book Vom werden des neuen Arztes (The Physician of the Future): The wonders of the soul remain closed to those who continually ignore the laws of nutrition. Strength and depth of inner experiences depend on nutriton-this is its real significance. Taking care of one's body and nutrition is pointless unless a new development and the awakening of inner forces are the result."

Dr. med. Andres A. Bircher

Table of contents:

  • Preface of the 24 th edition
  • Introduction
  • What is rheumatism?
  • A disease of the soft connective tissue (mesenchyme) is the origin of rheumatism
  • The biochemical structure of soft connective tissue
  • The connection of the soft connective tissue to the hormonal system and the autonomie nervous system
  • The Experiment at Royal Free Hospital in London and the Remarkable Healing Effect of Bircher's Raw Food Treatment
  • The patient with chronic secondary polyarthritis
  • Limits of healing
  • The Scientific Basis of the Order Therapy for Rheumatic Diseases
  • The Rheumatic Diseases
  • Chronic Polyarthritis (CP or PCP)
  • Spondylarhtritis ankylosans (Bechterew's disease)
  • Psoriatic arthritis
  • Juvenile chronic arthritis (JCA)
  • Collagenosis or connectivitis
  • Polymyalgia rheumatica
  • Gout
  • Soft-tissue rheumatism
  • Infectious arthritises
  • Arthrosis
  • Treatment of Rheumatic Diseases
  • The order of foods, meals and lifestyle
  • Removal of infection foci and heavy-metal burden
  • Physiotherapy
  • Movement therapy
  • Hydrotherapy
  • The cabbage compress
  • Healing earth
  • Hay flowers
  • Fango
  • Neck gush according to Kneipp
  • Lumbar gush according to Kneipp
  • Steam compress according to Kneipp
  • Plan medicines for rheumatism
  • Treatment of infections
  • Homeopathic therapy
  • The new scientific acupuncture
  • Manual therapy, chiropractic and osteopathy
  • Neural Therapy accoring to Huneke
  • Medication
  • Surgical treatment
  • The healing plan
  • The healing regime
  • The four diet stages
  • Stage-1-diet
  • Stage-2-diet
  • Stage-3-diet
  • Brief substitution table for animal products that must
  • be left out in the stage-3 diet.
  • Stage-4 diet
  • The Recipes, including some traditional Swiss favourites
  • Juives
  • Birchermüesli
  • Raw vegetables and salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Suggestions for dressings and herbal additions to varous salads
  • Variations of mixed salad
  • Milk Types
  • Butter, vegetable fats and oils
  • Light cooking and steaming
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato dishes
  • Grain Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Sweet dishes
  • Healthful Teas
  • List of recipes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

Manual for patients with rheumatism and Arthritis:
This handbook is based on the knowledge and experience acquired over decades at the world-famous Bircher-Benner Clinic, today's Bircher-Benner Medical Centre, a cutting-edge medical healing centre. It is aimed at giving you, as a patient, all the information necessary to help you on the path to recovery and to prevent a recurrence of your illness. This book will also enable you to understand its causes on a scientific basis and gives useful practical advice on nutrition, nursing and any physical therapy needes. In addition, it provides precise details of the therapy needed. In addition, it provides precise details of the nutritional requirements at various interconnected stages of the treatment and is supplemented by a variety of inviting, satisfying menus, tried and tested at the original Bircher-Benner Clinic. For physicians, the book comes as as a welcome time-saver and is a valuable aid for them in guiding their patients during treatment.


Bircher-Benner 14 Manual for patients with gastrointestinal conditions

Dietary instructions for days of health and illness, with recipes, detailed advice and a sophisticated treatment plan from a medical centre for state-of-the-art healing

We need the stomach and intestine not only for ingesting food and drink, but also to form a comprehensive, well developed, graduated pre-mechanism of our organism in its self-defence against the environmental influences that would make it ill. The entire digestive tract houses an inner external world that penetrates our body and exposes it to any number of mechanical, chemical and microbial stimuli and influences against which it must isolate and defend itself. The structure-comprising the cellular and biochemical functions of the gastrointestinal tract- is ingenuously designed to meet the requirements of continuous differentiation between what is foreign and its own, between the useful (vital) and harmful (destructive) input penetrating it. The digestive tract is a masterpiece of nature. The symbiosis (i.e. interaction) of our intestine with theapprox.20 trillion germs of our intestinal flora, a complex ecosystem without which we could not survive, has developed over the course of millions of years. As long as our digestive system is in good condition and functional, we are protected from any adverse effects due to defects and errors in our nutrition. However, if the stomach and intestine become weakened or ill, they can cause general sickliness, since the entire biological system will slowly lose its complex, dynamic balance. Therefore the persons suffering from gastrointestinal problems must be extremely careful in their choice of nutrition. They must recover the health of their intestinal milieu as quickly as possible, if they are to avoid suffering from general degenerative diseases in subsequent years. An energetically and materially healthful nutrition, as well as a healthy biochemical and microbial milieu in the digestive tract, are what the entire complex system of our metabolism depends on. Likewise, the maintenance of our basic regulation, and the entire energy and information flow in the biological system of our bodies. The quality of our food determines our fate: regeneration or degeneration, illness or health.
This series of manuals explains how to prevent and heal the chronic diseases that occur with increasing frequency (and increasingly early) in life. Practical aids include preventive and healing dietary instructions, as well as measures, which support and control the self-healing efforts of our organism. Explanations and instructions are based on scientific insights which are still in evidence. Our dietary instructions have been refined through decades of experience. They prove to be extremely efficient. Here we show clearly and in an easily comprehensible manner how to proceed to heal gastrointestinal diseases in practice. Whatever the problem, we would nevertheless recommend close cooperation with your attending physician, for whom this book will be a great help in treating his or her patients

Table of Contents:

  • Preface
  • Structure of the Digestive Tract
  • The Mouth
  • The Oesophagus
  • The Stomach
  • The Duodenum
  • The Pancreas
  • The Jejunum
  • The Ileum
  • The Enterohepatic Circulation
  • The Colon
  • The Immune System of the Intestine
  • The Intestinal Flora
  • Regulation of the Digestive System
  • Hormonal Regulation of Digestion
  • Diseases of the Oesophagus
  • Swallowing Problems
  • Reflux and Diaphragmatic Hernia
  • Barrett Oesophagus (endobrachyoesophagus)
  • Therapy of Reflux and Barrett Syndrom
  • Cancer of the Oesophagus (Oesophageal Carcinoma)
  • Diseases of the Stomach
  • Gastritis
  • The Over-Acidic Stomach (Chronic Gastritis)
  • The Acid-Deficient, Slack Stomach
  • Colonisation of the Stomach by Helicobacter Pylori
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Diseases of the Pancreas
  • Acute Pancreatitis
  • Chronic Pancreatitis
  • Pancreatic Cancer (Pancreatic Carcinoma)
  • Failure of the Pancreas (Pancreas Insufficiency)
  • Diseases of the Intestine
  • Duodenal Ulcer (Ulcus duodeni)
  • Intestinal Catarrh (Enteritis, Colitis, Fermentation, Rot)
  • Constipation and Diarrhoea
  • Intestinal Putrefaction and Fermentation, Bacterial Miscolonization
  • Miscolonization of the Small Intestine
  • Intestinal Putrefaction
  • Therapy of Bacterial Miscolonization
  • Appendicitis
  • Meteorism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Coeliac Disease (Hert’s Disease)
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Fructose Intolerance
  • Histamine Intolerance
  • The Problem of Food Allergy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Colitis Ulcerosa
  • Diverticular Disease (Diverticulosis)
  • Cancer of the Large Intestine (Colon Carcinoma)
  • The Effect of Food on the Digestive Tract
  • Two types of food energy
  • General Guidelines for Treatment of Intestinal Diseases
  • The Raw Apple Diet (Especially in Case of Diarrhoea)
  • The Raw Food Diet
  • The Sour Milk Diet
  • Notes on Choice of Foods
  • Diet Types
  • Diet 1 Tea Fasting
  • Diet 2 Juices
  • A. For Acute Diarrhoea
  • B. For Overly Acidic Stomach, Ulcers
  • C. For Acid-Deficient Stomach
  • Diet 3 Pureed Food (Mash)
  • Diet 4 Bland Healing Diet
  • Diet 5 Protective Healing Diet
  • Permanent Diet for Frequent Constipation
  • The Recipes
  • Juices
  • Healthful Teas
  • Muesli (Birchermüesli)
  • Raw vegetables and salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Suggestions for dressings to go with the salads and raw vegetables
  • Milk Types
  • Butter, vegetable fats and oils- gentle cooking and steaming/sauténing
  • Gentle cooking and steaming/sautéing
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato Dishes
  • Cereal Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Suggestion for menus Sorted according to Different Consistancy Types
  • Summary of the Foods for the Healing Diet for Digestive Problems
  • Indications for General Applications for Gastrointestinal Disease
  • Baths
  • Kuhne’s friction hip bath
  • Alternating foot bath
  • Cold half-Bath (according to Winternitz, Kuhne, Kneipp)
  • Washes
  • Cold abdominal wash
  • Full wash
  • Body wash
  • Lower abdominal wash
  • Cold gushes (Kneipp, Winternitz)
  • Thigh gush
  • The abdominal gush according to Winternitz
  • Compresses
  • Kuhne and Priessnitz body compresses
  • Compresses and applications
  • Kneipp steam compress
  • Massages
  • Belly massage (Winternitz method)
  • Diet Table for Patients with Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • List of Recipes
  • Notes
  • Index

This manual is based on the knowledge and decades of experience of a medical centre of state-of-the-art healing, the globally renowned Bircher-Benner-Klinik, now called the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner. This manual is a great help for patients in that it supports their active contribution to the healing and prevention of disease. It gives patients insight into the scientific basis and causes of their disease, and provides valuable instruction for dietetics, care and physical applications. The manual explains dietetics in a gradual manner-ready for simple, practical applications-and provides tasty, diverse, tried-and-tested diet recipes from the Bircher-Benner-Klinik. For the doctor, this book is a great time saver and valuable aid in guiding patients.


Bircher-Benner 19 Manual for patients with hypertension, cardiovascular disease and arteriosclerosis

Dietary instructions for prevention and healing, with recipes, detailed advice and a treatment plan from a medical centre for state-of-the- art healing.

This manual is based on wide experience in the treatment of patients who suffered from cardiovascular diseases and, were still possible, were healed by Bircher-Benner’s order therapy. Former editions have been supplemented with many references and insights from clinical, epidemiological and fundamental research. The dietetic section has also been slightly revised, without sacrificing the high quality Bircher’s recipes. For people who are willing to take the early signs and risk factors of cardiovascular disease seriously, and who wish to know how to prevent the disease from developing in order to avoid severe disability or death from heart attack or stroke, this book provides indispensable information and practical instruction.

Since its establishment by Dr. Maximilian Oscar Bircher-Benner, the order therapy and its healing effects for cardiovascular diseases have been observed carefully for more than an hundred years at the Bircher-Benner clinic and in private practices.
Throughout those years, the thousands of patients who succeeded in stopping the progression of their diseases were our greatest teachers. With a strong will to be healed, they successfully followed the instructions of the order therapy and enabled great insights to be made which are only now emerging in general medical research. Our experience that hypertension can be reversed by diet, and that arteriosclerosis can be reversed (even in coronary vessels) by long-term and careful application of our diet, has been proven scientifically and without objection for approximately two decades.

For a transition to a more healthful lifestyle, nutrition is of vital importance, It leads to regeneration of the large regulation system, a new opening towards the outer world and the inner self which permits the healing forces of the organism, body and soul to begin their work. To quote a section of Bircher-Benner’s book “Vom werden des neuen Arztes “(The Physician of the Future): The wonders of the soul remain closed
to those who continually ignore the laws of nutrition.
Power and depth of inner experiences depend on nutrition-this is the actual meaning of nutrition. Taking care of one’s body and nutrition is senseless unless a new development and awakening of inner powers results from it.

The entire order of life plays an important role, especially with regard to circulatory disorders. True healing is not possible without a basic deepening of knowledge about the sense of life, the orders of life, as well as the relationship to work, society, oneself and the people with whom we share our lives. The beginning of this path is the great question of responsibility towards others and oneself. It is a path that is well worth taking.
For the treating physician, this book is a great help in the instruction and support of his patients.

Dr.med. Andres Bircher

Table of Contents

  • Preface to the 17th edition
  • Introduction
  • The healthy heart, an astounding organ
  • The heart and its functions
  • The systemic circulation
  • The pulmonary circulation
  • The capillaries and the basic substance of the soft connective tissue
  • Degeneration and regeneration, and the obsolescence of calorie calculation
  • Arteriosclerosis, a widespread disease
  • The risk factors for cardiovascular diseases
  • The problem of small amount of alcohol
  • Oxidative stress, an important contributing cause
  • What precisely is arteriosclerosis and how does it develop?
  • The importance of fat metabolism, obesity and cholesterol
  • The importance of fatty acids
  • Saturated fatty acids
  • Unsaturated fatty acids
  • Monounsaturated fatty acids
  • Polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • The pharmacological effect of the omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids
  • The suitable ratio between polyunsaturated fatty acids
  • The risk of oxidation of highly unsaturated oils
  • The problem of vegetable margarines, cream and butter
  • The importance of cholesterol
  • The cholesterol metabolism
  • The effect of nutrition on the cholesterol levels in the blood
  • Cholesterol metabolism disorder and gallstones
  • Cholesterol and coronary heart disease
  • The importance of proteins and amyloidosis
  • The importance of carbohydrates and sugar for arteriosclerosis
  • The importance of vegetarian nutrition int the prevention of coronary heart disease
  • The effect of almonds and nuts on arteriosclerosis
  • The effect of fruits and vegetables on arteriosclerosis
  • The antioxidative effect of vegetarian raw food, the importance of secondary plant
  • Substances
  • The importance of wholemeal cereals
  • Bircher-benner’s healing diet and order therapy
  • Hypertension
  • Blood pressure regulation
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Treatment of hypertension with medication
  • Angina pectoris
  • Stable angina pectoris
  • Unstable angina pectoris
  • Prevention and treatment of heart attack
  • Heart attack
  • The risk factors for heart attack
  • Caring for a heart attack victim
  • Complications of heart attack
  • Prevention of heart attack
  • Cardiac insufficiency or chronic heart failure
  • Dietary treatment of cardiac insufficiency
  • Heart valve defects
  • Mitral valve stenosis
  • Mitral insufficiency
  • Aortal valve stenosis
  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Pulmonary valve stenosis
  • Pulmonary valve insufficiency
  • Tricuspid valve stenosis
  • Tricuspid valve insufficiency
  • Inflammatory diseases of the heart
  • Myocarditis
  • Toxic myocardial damage
  • Autoimmune inflammation of the heart
  • The symptoms of myocarditis, treatment and prognosis
  • Endocarditis
  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm dissecans of the aorta
  • Aneurysms of the cerebral arteries
  • Stroke (apoplexy)
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Carotid artery stenosis
  • Peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Arrhythmia
  • Supraventricular extrasystoles
  • Ventricular extrasystoles
  • Atrial flutter and atrial fibrillation (absolute arrhythmia)
  • Tachycardia
  • Inflammation of the arteries
  • Vasculitis
  • Regulative treatments of naturopathic healing for cardiovascular patients
  • Climate therapy and terrain treatments
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Classical homeopathic treatment
  • The new scientific acupuncture
  • Neural therapy
  • General directives for the treatment and prevention of arteriosclerosis and cardiovascular diseases
  • The healing regime
  • Secondary plant substances
  • Menu
  • Menu for various raw food regimes
  • 1. Fresh Juice Fasting (bed/juice day)
  • 2. Full Juice Day
  • 3. Fruit Fasting Days
  • 4. Raw Vegetable Menus (for stage-2 diet)
  • Daily menu
  • The Recipes
  • Fruit Juices
  • Vegetable Juices
  • Potato Juices
  • Gruel to Accompany Juices
  • Birchermuesli
  • Sprouted cereal grains
  • Linomel muesli according to Dr. Johanna Budwig
  • Raw vegetables and salads
  • Salads dressings
  • Table for Choosing Suitable Salad Dressings
  • Milk Types
  • Plant fats, oils and butter
  • Gentle cooking and steaming/sauténing
  • Soups
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato dishes
  • Cereal Dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Table for Raw Food Diet
  • Healthful teas
  • Recipes
  • Notes
  • Index

This manual is based on the knowledge and decades of experience of a medical centre of state-of-the-art healing, the globally renowned Bircher-Benner-Klinik, now called the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner. This manual is a great help for patients in that it supports their active contribution to the healing and prevention of disease. It gives patients insight into the scientific basis and causes of their disease, and provides valuable instructions for dietetics, care and physical applications. The manual explains dietetics in a gradual manner-ready for simple, practical applications-and provides tasty, diverse, tried-and-tested diet recipes from the Bircher-Benner-Klinik. For the doctor, this book is a great time saver and valuable aid in guiding patients

Dr. med. Andres Bircher grandson of Dr.med. Maximilian Bircher-Benner.

Medical studies in Zürich and Geneva, ten years practice as a hospital physician in anaesthesiology, intensive care, emergency medicine, surgery, paediatrics, psychosomatics, haematology, geriatrics, psychiatry and psychotherapy, medical specialist(Facharzt) in an administrative position at Zürich university hospitals, teaching analysis with Brian Kenny, chief physician (Chefarzt) of a hospital for internal medicine in Zurich and later in Western Switzerland, medical specialist (Facharzt) in TCM and acupuncturist in Vienna; studies of neural therapy, manual therapy and traditional homeopathy, successful completion of medical specialist (Facharzt) training in balneology, climatology and physical medicine in Germany, scientific work on food energies, dietetics and the effects of regulatory medicine.

Dr. med. Andres Bircher is the medical manager of the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner.


Bircher-Benner manual 24 of dementia and Alzheimer's desease

Dietary instructions for their prevention and healing, with recipes, detailed advice and a treatment plan from a medical centre dedicated to state-of-the-art healing.

To understand the causes of Alzheimer’s dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, to the extent to which that they are known today, it is important to have some basic knowledge regarding the construction and function of the central nervous system. In fact, multiple sclerosis may attack and damage the central nervous system anywhere. Therefore its forms are very diverse. Parkinson’s disease by contrast has a much more consistent course, since the Nucleus niger, a pigmented core of the basal ganglia of the brain, is alwaysat the centre of destruction by synuclein here, degenerating before dementia becomes evident. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also follows a typical course, since it almost exclusively affects the motoric nerve pathways that are responsible for muscle strength and action and therefore causes increasing paralysis. Vascular dementia shows a different appearance and is usually associated with paralysis corresponding to the location of the vascular occlusions or bleeding. Alzheimer’s dementia generally occurs in the entire brain, with the hippocampus and limbic system being particularly affected at first.

These are particularly important for memory. Multiple system atrophy (MSA) takes a particularly quick and tragic course. The dege-nerative progresses also affect the entire brain. The explanations concerning some of the anatomical and functional situations in the central nervous system help to reveal the causes of these diseases and enable every sensible patient and his family to actively contribute in preventing and healing multiple sclerosis , to the extent this is still possible. This is a very rewarding undertaking.

  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • The structure of the central nervous system
  • The cerebrum
  • The cerebellum
  • The pons
  • The basal ganglia
  • The thalamic nucleus
  • The substantia nigra
  • The limbic system
  • The motor pathways
  • The sensitive tracks
  • The hormone-producing glands of the brain
  • The posterior pituitary (neurohypophysis)
  • The epiphysis and melatonin
  • The nerve cell (neuron)
  • The potential for action
  • The synapses
  • Inhibiting messenger substances
  • The importance of the glial cells in the brain
  • The spaces of the brain and the fluid in the brain and spinal cord
  • The blood-brain barrier
  • The myelin marrow sheaths – a sensitive substance
  • Demyelinating diseases
  • Remyelination
  • Diseases from storage of degenerative proteins
  • The TAU proteins
  • Amyloidosis
  • The effect of nutrition on the central nervous system
  • Two kinds of food energy
  • The basic regulation system of the soft connective tissue in the
  • central nervous system
  • Oxidative stress at the centre of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases
  • The influence of environmental stress from pollutants as the
  • cause of neuro generative diseases
  • The neurotoxic effect of mercury
  • Organic tin compounds and neurodegeneration
  • Chlorine and neurodegenerative diseases
  • The neurotoxic effect of volatile organic hydrocarbons
  • Pesticides and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Wood-protection agents and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Neurotoxic medicines and neurodegeneration
  • Legal and prohibited drugs and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Cannabis
  • Amphetamines
  • LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
  • Heroin, morphine, other opiates
  • Cocaine
  • Nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Regarding the phenomenon of primary and secondary effects
  • and the danger of polypragmasia from medication
  • The combined effect of harmful neurotoxic substances
  • Vitamins, trace elements and neuro degenerative disease
  • The diversity of causes of neuro degenerative diseases
  • The various types of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Systematic overview of neuro degenerative diseases
  • Dementia
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Forms of dementia
  • Dementia becomes more and more frequent
  • Officially accepted risk factors of dementia
  • The symptoms of dementia
  • Diagnosis of dementia
  • Notes on care and nursing for persons suffering from dementia
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Causes of Alzheimer’s disease
  • What happens in the brain at Alzheimer’s disease
  • The symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The stages of the disease
  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Not every memory loss in old age is equivalent to Alzheimer’s disease
  • The early and medium stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The later stage of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Change of character by Alzheimer’s disease
  • Physical deterioration of patients with Alzheimer’s disease
  • Life expectancy at Alzheimer’s disease
  • Prophylaxis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The officially recognised risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Order therapy for Alzheimer’s disease
  • Dietary treatment of neurodegenerative diseases
  • Lab control recommendations for the attending physician during the diet
  • Practical application of the raw food therapy
  • Menus
  • Daily Menu
  • The Recipes
  • Juices
  • Bircher muesli
  • Fruit and fresh grain dishes
  • Chilled soups
  • Milk types
  • Raw vegetables and salads
  • Salad dressings
  • Suggestions for dressings to go with the salads and raw vegetables
  • Cooked food
  • Recipes for cooked food
  • Vegetables
  • Salads of cooked vegetables
  • Potato dishes
  • Cereal dishes
  • Sauces
  • Sandwiches
  • Desserts
  • Recipes
  • Notes
  • Index

Manual for prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

This manual is based on the knowledge and decades of experience of a medical centre of state-of-the-art healing, the globally renowned Bircher-Benner-Klinik, now called the Centre for Scientific Natural Medicine Bircher-Benner. This manual is a great help for patients in that it supports their active contribution to the healing and prevention of disease. It gives patients insight into the scientific basis and causes of their disease, and provides valuable instructions for dietetics, care and physical applications. The manual explains dietetics in a gradual manner- ready for simple, practical applications- and provides tasty, diverse, tried-and-tested diet recipes from the Bircher-Benner-Klinik. For the doctor, this book is a great time saver and a valuable aid in guiding patients.


The Physician of the Future

Dr. med. Max Bircher-Benner

When Maximilian Bircher-Benner completed this important work four decades of medical work, in which he had experienced and internalised the sufferings and biographies of tens of thousands and instructed and supported them on their way to healing, lay behind him. With scientific acumen and an outstanding ability to think independently of traditional opinions, he alway looked for truth. The rare gift of understanding his patients with intuition and sensitivity as well as with ingenious intellectual clarity made him a great doctor and pioneer of scientifically grounded natural medicine. Our modern medicine considers symptoms of disease enemies to be fought. Medical diagnoses are usually nothing but a description of symptoms. From there, the path usually goes right to medication or even surgery. Just as when Bircher-Benner wrote this book 70 Years ago, the patients who come to us for treatment today do not know why they got sick at all. A joint search for the cause usually still does not take place. Maximilian Bircher-Benner understood early that the symptoms are not always the disease, but the expression of an immense effort of the force of life to remove the present impairment of order in the biological system of the sick person. The doctor's view is focused on the healthy part of a person, his power of life and therapy that supports the power of healing. For many years, the global statistics of the WHO have proven that all chronic diseases are increasing in all countries where modern medicine is practiced. Chronic disease occurs where the biological system cannot find its way back out of the disorder that it has suffered. Repressing symptoms works against the healing effort of the biological system and thus against the force of life. The consistent increase of chronic diseases impressively documents that there is a "misunderstanding" between our current medical paradigm and human biology. Despite the genius of medical technology and pharmacology, our modern medicine has been unable to prevent and heal the most common diseases. More than 70 years ago, Maximilian Bircher-Benner already recognised this paradox and demandes a "new physician", a new medical approach, a new scientific paradigm, a change of thought for which the time has only now become ripe. This legacy should be bequeathed to every young physician along with the Hippocratic oath. It is a fascinating piece of work for all who are thinking and searching, who are unable to keep up with all developments of our modern medicine. It is a living book that keeps us enthralled.

Braunwald, April 2nd, 2014 Dr. med. Andres BIrcher

Preface to the New Edition, 2014
Preface to the New Edition, 1989

Preface
1 INTRODUCTION:
Disposition-Childhood and youth experience as directing impulses Getting used to unceasing, varied work-Choice of Career
2 STUDIES IN MEDICINE
The wonder of life-Disappointment-Abstinence-Hypnosis and suggestion
3 PRACTICE
The Needs of disease and the failure of therapy- Errors, lack of knowledge and how to overcome it
4 THE SOLUTION OF THE NUTRITIONAL QUESTION
Nutrional value- Revaluation-Unhealthy from wrong nutrition-Nutritional diseases- Healing Regime
5 ORDER THERAPY
6 PSYCHOTHERAPY
7 THE NEW PHYSICIAN AS DOCTOR OF THE BODY AND SOUL
8 DIFFERENCES IN TREATMENT
MAX OSKAR BIRCHER-BENNER
A biography overviw by Dr Ralph Bircher
BIBLIOGRAPHY

This book by the ingenuous physician and pioneer of a scientifically based natural medicine is still highly relevant today. In his clinic, he has treated thousands of people from around the world to heal their chronic ailments considered incurable. It demonstrates the biographical path from a well-trained physician to a "new physician" who in every-day practice has recognized a totally new holistic view of a person, their biology and their soul. This is an ingenious point of view which leads the way out of the trap in which our medical world and health system find themselves today.