What are you up to? – Page 41

In Norway I met a famous and very good journalist, who for 24 years had worked at the newspaper Dagbladet in Oslo.

I told her that I wanted to meet an honest doctor, who had the possibility to do a clinical arthritis trial under scientific control.

The journalist introduced me to a physician at the rheumatological hospital in Oslo.

He had 250 patients.

The physician agreed to meet us and we visited him the next day.

When we arrived at his office, he sat behind a big desk with a prescription pad in front of him.

He didn’t get up, nor did he offer us a chair.

We had to find out of that ourselves.

- What is it you’re up to? He asked brusquely.

- That I can very quickly tell you, I replied.

- I want you to do a clinical trial with those of your patients who didn’t get well.

Then I will show you, how the patients can be cured. And I’ll work for free and anonymous.

When I’d said that I thought he was going to have a stroke. He was furious!

He slammed his big hands onto the desk so hard he made everything on it dance.

Are you crazy? He exclaimed.

That has never been proven, I replied.

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The nervous system and the ability to work – page 40

When our cells are rebuild from the right biological material, we see, how the human nervous system can stand everything. How the ability to work is increased. How life becomes more harmonious. How the grass gets greener, the sky bluer end everything becomes a radiant joy!

That’s how it can be for humans and that’s how it was for the third group of rats.

The rats were fed biodynamic grown vegetables. They got fresh water without chlorine. They got light, air and exercise, like all living beings should have. The results were brilliant.

The rats gave birth to lots of viable offspring. They lived in peace and harmony.

That’s how I want everyone to live.

It was a great experience for me to meet this great scientist, Sir Robert Mc Carrison, who was kind and gracious to me. I came without anything. I introduced myself as the person I was and I told him about my way to treat arthritis.

When Sir Robert Mc Carrison had listened to my story, he exclaimed:

- Madam, you really got the point!

Later I was allowed to translate his book. It was called: ”Nutrition is the foundation of our health”.

As I said earlier, that was in 1949.

I traveled back to Denmark full of enthusiasm and courage, but soon I realized that there was no way I could get to work with what I felt was so important.

That’s why I traveled to Norway.

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The nervous system and the ability to work – page 40

When our cells are rebuild from the right biological material, we see, how the human nervous system can stand everything. How the ability to work is increased. How life becomes more harmonious. How the grass gets greener, the sky bluer end everything becomes a radiant joy!

That’s how it can be for humans and that’s how it was for the third group of rats.

The rats were fed biodynamic grown vegetables. They got fresh water without chlorine. They got light, air and exercise, like all living beings should have. The results were brilliant.

The rats gave birth to lots of viable offspring. They lived in peace and harmony.

That’s how I want everyone to live.

It was a great experience for me to meet this great scientist, Sir Robert Mc Carrison, who was kind and gracious to me. I came without anything. I introduced myself as the person I was and I told him about my way to treat arthritis.

When Sir Robert Mc Carrison had listened to my story, he exclaimed:

- Madam, you really got the point!

Later I was allowed to translate his book. It was called: ”Nutrition is the foundation of our health”.

As I said earlier, that was in 1949.

I traveled back to Denmark full of enthusiasm and courage, but soon I realized that there was no way I could get to work with what I felt was so important.

That’s why I traveled to Norway.

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Cannibalism – almost like in the civilized world – pages 38 and 39

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Among Alma Nissens patients there are also children. Just like the adults they get a cleansing through a liquid diet and afterwards a vegetarian diet. In the picture beneath Alma Nissen examines the medicine patients have put down after they started her cure.

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- The medicine often only suppresses the symptoms and has side effects that are worse than the disease itself, says Alma Nissen.

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Cannibalism – almost like in the civilized world

Sir Robert Mc Carrison received me very kindly.

At that time he was a professor at Oxford University and he invited me to his home, where I was his guest for three days.

In those three days we went through all the research he had done in India.

Amongst other things he had done a feeding study in rats.

It was very exciting.

He had divided the rats into three groups.

The first group of rats ate the same kind of food as the English upper class. And all these rats got the diseases of the English upper class.

The next group of rats was served food similar to what the poor factory workers ate: tea with sugar, cheap meat and white bread.

These rats got all the diseases that could possibly hit them. They got eczema and nervous disorders, and there were fights and spectacle in the cages.

They fought and hurt each other, and the female rats got stillborn pups.

Finally the rats ate each other.

They became cannibals, almost as in the civilized world.

It was indeed a striking proof of how it goes when you live the wrong way and eat the wrong food.

The professor’s third group of rats was fed the diet I favor.  A natural diet that gives you everything you need to build up the cells.

Our cells break down and have to be rebuilt, but not just with any material.

It has to be the right biological material.

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The medicine is worse than the disease

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Fresh air and exercise is part of Alma Nissens health program. In the picture above the gymnastics team at Brandal is led by Pia Gahns, while Maggie Wärenstam, seated in the rowing machine (beneath) is under the command of Alma Nissen.

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About Alma Nissen Maggie Wärenstam says: – She is unique. She sees the whole person. I wish there were more of her type. If that was the case, I believe that health homes would deliver even better results than they do today.

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The medicine is worse than the disease

When we are children we grow in height. Unfortunately it is often a fact that as soon as many have reached the age of 20, they begin to grow in width.

Being overweight is also a disease.

There is no knee or joint that benefits from being overloaded by a lot of fat.

Therefor we should eat a diet low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals.

We also need adequate exercise.

We are not supposed just to sit in front of the television. We are not supposed to only to walk from our bed to a chair at the breakfast table and sit and fill ourselves with white bread, butter and marmalade and drink coffee.

It’s because of this wrong way of life that the hospitals are filled up!

And now I want to turn to another sad fact, and that is: When we, due to an improper lifestyle, experience an outbreak of something like arthritis, there is a preparation the doctors often use against the disease.

It is cortisone.

I must make it clear:

Cortisone with all its dangerous side effects is worse than the disease.

Already in 1949, when I became aware of how patients were treated with dangerous preparations, I traveled to England to see how things were going over there.

I went to see the world famous scientist Sir Robert Mc. Carrison, who had been the director of the Hygiene Institute in India, when the country was ruled by the British.

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More recipes from Brandal – Page 35

More recipes from Brandal

For a portion of buckwheat porridge we use 1 deciliter buckwheat and 3 deciliter water. It’s brought to a boil, where after it has to simmer for half an hour.

In the case of millet porridge we use 1 deciliter millet and 3 deciliter water which is brought to a boil, where after it has to simmer for 20 minutes.

Potato porridge is easy to make.

Boil 1 – 2 cups of water in the bottom of a pan. Peel and grate 2 potatoes on a fine shredder and pour them in the boiling water. We beat the porridge for 3 minutes. But we use absolutely no salt.

The potato porridge is good for a sensitive stomach, e.g. for ulcer patients.

One of the most popular dishes is our millet steak which we make of boiled millet, grated carrots, beets and onions. The boiled potatoes are mashed with a fork, all ingredients are mixed thoroughly and the millet steaks are fried in corn oil or maybe some cold pressed olive oil (remark by the translator: back in 1985, when this book was written, corn oil had replaced the earlier normal use of lard or butter for cooking, and the use of olive oil was quite chic. Today we know that cooking with corn oil is not a healthy choice, and even so olive oil is one of the healthy oils, it’s only healthy when used cold and rather unhealthy when used for frying. A much better choice for frying and cooking is coconut oil which doesn’t change into some kind of monster oil at high temperatures. I buy the organic kind of coconut oil that tastes of coconuts, but if you don’t like the taste, you can get it with neutral taste as well.)

It is important that the preparations are made very carefully. This applies to all cooking.

- But surely it’s important to emphasize once again that the dishes we’ve mentioned here, are not for patients who are doing the drinking cure, the fast cure?

- That’s right.

Patients, who’ve started the cleansing drinking cure, only get the three liters of potato water a day and garlic cloves, apple cloves and linseed.

By the way, the cure is also slimming.

In this connection I want to emphasize that when you’re an adult you’re not supposed to grow in width.

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A tea that cleanses the kidneys – Page 34

We have a tea which is excellent for cleansing the kidneys.

It consists of equal parts of birch leaves, horsetail, crushed juniper and chamomile. The herbs should be dried first. Then we mix them.

Of this mixture you take one tablespoon for a liter of water.

Let it boil for a few minutes and then strain it.

You can drink a liter of this tea a day, and as I said, it cleanses the kidneys. For people who have problems urinating, this tea can be a great help.

Now we’ve reached dinner.

Since we need a low-calorie but vitamin and mineral rich diet, dinner consists of a soup made from vegetables – potatoes, carrots and onions.

First we remove the soup from the heat, and then we add freshly washed and freshly chopped nettles to it. The nettles are not supposed to boil.

With this soup you can eat a piece of bread – a bread baked from whole meal.

After you’ve eaten this lovely food you feel really well. It’s very interesting that the more you eat this diet, the more you long for it every day.

In winter we usually eat some porridge, and with the porridge we drink sesame milk.

Sesame milk consists of a coffee cup sesame seeds and two teacups of water pr. person. This mixture of water and sesame seeds is blended, till the seeds are completely crushed. Then we add a banana to give the sesame milk a pleasant texture.

The porridge can be rice porridge, millet porridge or buckwheat porridge. If we think the porridge should have a nicer taste, we add some raisins or some chopped nuts.

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Sprouted seeds with vitamin B – pages 32 and 33

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Alma Nissen’s faithful helper Anni Jacobsen, (top left) creates one tasty vegetarian meal after the other in the kitchen at Brandal – to the delight of the patients who have undergone Alma Nissen’s drinking cure (top right).

After dinner Alma Nissen every day gives a lecture on current disease and health issues (bottom).

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We eat sprouted seeds such as mung beans, lentils and fenugreek seeds.

First we let the seeds soak in water over night.

The bad seeds, which do not germinate and most often can be easily found because they are dark and hard, get sorted out.

Then we germinate the seeds in a glass with gauze over.

We wash the seeds two till three times a day for three days.

The seeds have to stay in a warm place while they germinate, and after that they can be kept in a refrigerator.

The reason why we are particularly fond of sprouted seeds is that they are rich in vitamin B.

Fenugreek for instance has long been recommended as a standard strength and healing agent and has a positive effect on inflammations as well.

Alfalfa is used as a tonic, particularly by those who lack minerals.

We rinse the alfalfa thoroughly and place it in a glass with a net over for one night.

After that it has to stand in a warm place for two till three days and get rinsed two till three times a day.

In the afternoon we drink tea at Brandal Helsehjem.

This applies to both the patients who are still engaged in the fast and to the patients who have finished the fast already – drinking cure we call it.

In general one can say that we benefit from the herbal tea in more than one way, because when we collect the herbs, we get exercise and fresh air – and we are grateful for the nature.

That is an important addition to the tea …

We have different herbal teas to choose from.

It can be peppermint or it can be chamomile tea.  We also drink tea brewed on dry leaves, for example from black currant bushes.

To be continued …

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Fruit, vegetables and porridge – Pages 30 and 31

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Caption: Brandal Helsehjem has a small but good organic vegetable garden, where Pia Gahns amongst other things picks green salad (picture to the left). In the upper picture Alma Nissen reaches out for more garlic while Mizzi Hempel watches her. – I’ve always had a weak constitution – Mizzi Hempel says. – Had I not met Alma Nissen 30 years ago, I would have been dead by now. She has saved me and given me my life back!

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Alma Nissen continues:

To feel well we should every day eat:

a fruit meal,

a vegetable meal

a porridge meal.

It’s important that the food we eat is predominantly alkaline. We can measure whether we get enough alkaline food with a urine sample and some indicator paper.

80 percent of the food we eat should be alkaline and 20 percent acid-forming.

We must also make sure to eat a diet high in fiber to stimulate the peristaltic of the bowel. And at the same time we must make sure to get the substances that can build cells, all together through a high-fiber, raw vegetarian diet.

Every day we eat the green leaf.

I think the green leaf is very important, because its components are helping to build red blood cells.

We get plenty of nettle soup.  The salad we eat is also with nettles and maybe sorrel.

Our salad dressing consists of a little oil, the juice of half a lemon, herb salt, 1-3 cloves of garlic pressed in a garlic press, plus some herbs to taste.

The main meal is lunch, and we are constantly trying to vary the raw meal.

We serve raw, grated carrots, beets, chopped onion, chopped parsley, finely sliced leek, boiled or baked potatoes, tomato or cucumber.

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The meals at Brandal – Pages 28 and 29

29  Caption page 28: Alma Nissen working in the kitchen: – We blend our breakfast. First we take a coffee cup full of sesame seeds with shells and blend it with water …

 

But now we’ve started talking about food already, maybe I should tell more about the meals we serve for our patients who’ve already been through the drinking cure I described before.

Breakfast here at Brandal Helsehjem is very simple.

Modern people apparently don’t have time to eat. They put something in their mouth and turn it around a few times and that’s it. Or at least that’s what they think.

We’ve gotten 32 teeth because we’re supposed to use them. And every tooth should have its chance. This means that we need to chew every bite of our food 32 times.

It’s difficult to make people chew their food that carefully.

That’s why we’ve bought a blender.

We blend the breakfast.

First we take a coffee cup of sesame seeds with shells and blend it with water.

When the sesame seeds are completely crushed, we add a banana, a cored apple and an orange without the peel and kernels into the blender.

Soon we have a complete, highly digestible and very tasty breakfast. If it needs to be sweeter we add raisins.

On top of this breakfast you can add a little bran, if you have trouble with your digestion, and you can sprinkle it with a little ground flaxseed.

Many people like to sprinkle some chopped nuts and wheat germ on this fruit mix.

It’s a very filling breakfast, and it’s a whole meal that suits small children who’ve got their first tooth, but it’s also good for older people who have difficulty chewing.

In short: it’s a breakfast for everyone.

To be continued …

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