Originally Published in July-August 2004


No system can “cure” disease. No person can “cure” you of your ailments, aches, pains and diseases. Only the internal functions of your own body banish diseases. The human body itself is self-repairing and self-healing. Every human body has a built-in healing mechanism.

Condensed from the book THE BRAGG HEALTHY LIFESTYLE by Patricia Bragg and Paul C. Bragg, NDs, PhDs

We have seen people banish physical problems by eating nothing but raw fruit for breakfast! It’s delicious, healthy, fast and so easy to do!

Your noon meal should consist of a large vegetable salad – raw – either chopped or grated cabbage, carrots, beets and celery. This forms the base of your health salad. To this combination you can add any raw vegetables you desire – cucumbers, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, radishes, parsley, avocados, tomatoes, green onions and sprouts. Or perhaps you would enjoy just a large coleslaw (grated or chopped cabbage) salad, a cabbage, carrot and raisin salad or raw grated beet, turnip and cabbage salad.

You can make a salad dressing of Bragg raw, organic Apple Cider Vinegar and virgin olive oil, or just a freshly squeezed lemon or orange. Always eat your fill of raw salad first. Never let hot, cooked food touch your mouth until you have had your raw salad. Salad and fresh fruits are both internal purifiers and fighters of toxins.

 The next question is what to eat with this salad. The best would be a baked potato and fresh, lightly cooked vegetables like string beans, steamed squash, peas, corn on the cob, carrots, beets, broccoli, greens or any fresh veggies desired.

If You Are Filled with Anxiety and Stresses

Be sure your diet included plenty of foods rich in B vitamins: Raw wheat germ, brewer’s yeast, blackstrap unsulphured molasses, brown rice, lentils, barley, soybeans, dried peas and beans, peanuts, cornmeal, buckwheat groats, mushrooms, broccoli, turnip & mustard greens, spinach, peas, cabbage, grapefruit and oranges.

Never, under any circumstances, use mineral oil as a laxative! Mineral oil robs the body of the fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and F) waiting to be assimilated in the intestinal tract. Only use enemas or high colonic irrigations in cases of extreme constipation or blockage. Bowel elimination is vital to rigorous health! This waste matter must be removed from the body regularly by enough bulk, moisture, and lubrication.

Your nerves move your bowels and they can do the job if your B-complex intake is adequate and your diet is balanced daily with 8 glasses of distilled water, herb teas, fresh juices and fruits, raw salads, vegetables and whole grains. For good elimination daily, mix 1 to 2 tsps of psyllium powder or soaked flax seeds into: Bragg Pep Drink or in juices, soups, herbal teas, whole grain cereals, baked goods, etc.

Try The Famous Pep Drink

Apple Cider Vinegar Drink: mix 1-2 tsps equally Bragg Organic ACV and (optional) raw honey or pure maple syrup in 8 oz glass of purified or distilled water.

Many people are sick simply because they are starving for sunshine. The rays of the sun are powerful germicides. As your skin absorbs these rays, it stores up this healing and germ-killing energy. The sun can provide the best remedy for you if you are nervous and filled with anxiety, worry, frustration, stresses and strains. It’s best when you lie in the gentle early or late day sunshine. Its soothing warm rays give you what your body is crying for – relaxation!


The Bragg Stay Ageless Program promotes lifelong health and fitness through the simple Bragg Healthy Lifestyle! Remember – we are linked to Mother Earth through the food we eat, the water we drink, the air we breathe, and to the sun, with its life power. Start today and say –

If it is to be, it is up to me!

Live as natural, simple and pure as possible, from distilled water and organic foods to living in unpolluted areas free from toxins in air, water and soil! Remember, you are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do! 

Madonna, Demi Moore and Tom Hanks are just three of the stars who swear by her products. Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar is made from delicious, healthy, organically grown apples. Processed and bottled in accordance with USDA guidelines, it is Certified Organic by Organic Certifiers and Oregon Tilth; and is Kosher Certified.