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1 Nutrition


Basic information about our diet, list of significant change options based on levels of nutrition.

Invitation by radio collectors friends in Shanghai, China, 2010 - all tables also showed raw food.© CC-by-sa 2.0, Ernst Erb, Foundation Diet and Health Switzerland

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This article and the nine subsequent articles were written in 2000. They were written for the website (in German only), which my son set up when he was 13 years old. Today, at the end of 2013 (beginning of 2014), I see things differently: If I want to help others achieve better long-term health, I need to start at the place where readers are likely to currently be.

In the other articles, I describe significant steps to take that are not as drastic as a total change of diet. Please simply look through the articles on raw foods and concentrate on those that interest you most. But if you are indeed interested in raw food, then you will be able to find what you need to know in the following articles. I revised these ten related articles on raw food in 2014. All of the other articles have been written recently.

You can get more information by clicking on the links, most of which will bring you to Wikipedia. It is important to know that Wikipedia posts are often slanted and unbalanced when it comes to topics central to the industry. Special interest forces are the momentum behind such topics. At the end of each article, there is the option for you to send comments, either to us or for publication.


This introduction to the field of nutrition will teach you how to distinguish between the different diets in the Western world.

You will find out about the problems that common types of diets have. And you will learn to distinguish between significant and insignificant aspects. Other articles on topics other than raw food will be added gradually, such as the book reviews linked below and other blogs (German only).

There are many different diets and food traditions. In China, for example, it is common for people to sit at round tables when they eat meals together. The photo shows one with a rotating glass surface. This is an image I took myself when I was in China. I had been invited there by Chinese collectors and friends.

1. Our diet types

In contrast to earlier times, the food in the “Western world” is normally quite diverse. However, there are essentially only two basic types of diets: cooked or heated and raw.

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