Anthroposophical Spiritual Science

1. THE MODES OF RESEARCH

THE NATURE OF COGNITION
The Fundamental Science of Knowledge
Four Moods of Soul on the Path of Knowledge
SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO RESEARCH
Main Characteristics of Scientific Approach
SPIRITUAL-SCIENTIFIC APPROACH TO RESEARCH
Objective Existence of Non-Physical Realities
Main Characteristics of Spiritual-Scientific Approach

Holistic Approach to Nutrition

1. THE NATURE OF SUBSTANCE

COSMIC EVOLUTION OF SUBSTANCES
Evolution of Earthly and Cosmic Substances
Seven Conditions of Matter
COSMIC ORIGIN OF LIVING SUBSTANCES
Macrocosmic Origins of Molecules
Four Basic Elements of Earthly Life
Dynamic 'Formulas' Of Living Substances
INORGANIC VERSUS ORGANIC SUBSTANCES
Blurred Differentiation of Modern Science
Clear Differentiation of Spiritual Science
NATURAL VERSUS ARTIFICIAL SUBSTANCES
The Origin and Character of Natural vs Artificial Substances
The Reverse Chemistry of Subnatural Hydrocarbons

2. THE NATURE OF THE HUMAN BEING

TWOFOLD HUMAN BEING
Man as Physical and Supersensible Being
Warmth as the Bridge between Body and Soul
FOURFOLD HUMAN BEING
Four Bodies of Man in Relation to Four Kingdoms of Nature
THREEFOLD HUMAN BEING
Three Bodily Systems and their Activities
THREE STATES OF HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS
Three Different States of Our Inner Soul Life
DOUBLE NATURE OF HUMAN INDIVIDUALITY
Blood as a Physical Instrument of the Ego-Organization
Conscious and Subconscious Ego-Organization

3. HOLISTIC APPROACH TO HEALING

THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN HEALTH
Health as a Balance of Polarities in the Human Existence
Homeostasis: Regulating on a Physical Level
Soul Composure: Balancing on a Psychological Level
Spiritual Balance: Development of Virtues
INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HEALTH
The Origin of Illnesses in the Individualisation of Man
Papacy of Medicine versus Responsibility for Own Health
PHYSICAL VERSUS MENTAL ILLNESSES
Diverse Origins of Physical and Mental Illnesses
'HOT' VERSUS 'COLD' ILLNESSES
How a Healthy Metabolic Process Turns Into an Illness
THREE MAIN TYPES OF THERAPIES
Psychological Therapies for Irregularities of the Ego
Dietary Treatment for Irregularities of the Astral Body
Medicines for Irregularities of the Etheric Body
Supersensible Effect of Mineral Medicaments
THREE ASPECTS OF HOLISTIC HEALING
Healing on the Level of Body, Soul and Spirit
Knowledge and Wisdom as a Healing Force
From Real Understanding to Active Compassion

Fundamental Principles of Nutrition

1. THE PURPOSE OF HUMAN NUTRITION

NUTRITION AS A BRIDGE TO THE WORLD
Three Bridges between Man and the Outside World
Creation of an Inner Space for Activities of Nutrition
Fourfold Nature of Real Foods
NUTRITION FOR BODY & SOUL
Nourishment for Our Enjoyment and Bodily Needs
Subjective versus Objective Facts of Nutrition
NUTRITION - HEALING - EDUCATION
Main Physiological Functions of Three Systems
Nerve-Sense System: Learning through Perceiving and Thinking
Rhythmic System: Healing through Soul-Balancing
Metabolic-Limb System: Will in Nutrition and Action
NUTRITION AS A SUPERSENSIBLE ACTIVITY
Physiological Processes as Supersensible Processes
The Aim of Supersensible ‘Digestion’ of Food Substances

2. THREE BASIC LAWS OF NUTRITION

EARTHLY NUTRITIONAL STREAM
The Brain as an Instrument of Thinking
Cosmic Forces as Forces of Thinking
Earthly Substances In Our Food
Earthly Substances In Our Nervous System
COSMIC NUTRITIONAL STREAM
Cosmic Ethers as Cosmic Substances
Nourishing Through Sense Organs and Breathing
Inflow of Cosmic Ethers through the Endocrine Glands
The Human Body Renewed out of the Universal Ether
FOOD AS SOURCE OF ENERGY
The Nature of Life Energy in Our Food
Seven Life Processes of the Human Organism
Food's Vitality Stimulates Life Processes

3. ATTRIBUTES OF FOOD QUALITY

LOCAL VERSUS GLOBAL FOOD
The Nature of Geographical Influences through the Food
Man between Earthly Influences and Freedom of Insight
ORGANIC VERSUS CONVENTIONAL FOOD
Modern Agriculture: The Vicious Circle of Decreasing Life
Organic Agriculture: The Circle of Increasing Life
Plants as the Source of Life on Earth
Harmful Effects of Artificial Fertiliser on Growth of Plant
TRADITIONAL VERSUS MODERN FOOD PROCESSING
Origins and Nature of Traditional Food Processing
Origins and Attributes of Modern Food Industry
Real versus Fake Food
WHOLEFOOD VERSUS REFINED FOOD
Activities of Refining in the Digestive Tract
Industrial versus Bodily Food Refining
The Loss of Essential Nutrients and Its Consequences
GOOD VERSUS BAD SWEETENERS
The Role of Sugar in the Development of Individuality
The Comparison of Effects of Whole versus Refined Sugar

4. POLARITIES OF HUMAN NUTRITION

GENERAL VERSUS INDIVIDUAL DIET
Conscious and Subconscious Dietary Needs
Freedom in Relation to Our Food Choices
PLANT VERSUS ANIMAL FOOD
Supersensible Effects of Plant and Animal Food on the Human Being
Supersensible Effect of Dairy Products and Eggs on the Human Being
FOOD VERSUS STIMULANTS
Polarity of Organic Life and Life of Consciousness
Essential Difference between Food and Stimulants
Two Streams of Life inside the Human Being
RAW VERSUS COOKED FOOD
Polarity between Outer and Inner Man
Effect of Raw versus Cooked Food
NUTRITION VERSUS MOVEMENT
Activities of Nutrition as Inner Manifestation of Will
Outer Movement as Conscious Manifestation of Will
The Task of Harmonising between Activities of Nutrition and Movement
EATING VERSUS FASTING
How an Ascetic Practice of Fasting Affects the Whole Human
False versus True Asceticism in Regard to Nutrition

5. NUTRITION & HEALTH

FOOD AS 'POISON'
All Food is Slightly Poisonous to Our Organism
Individual Strength versus Outer Substances and Forces
The Origin of the Foreign Nature of the Foodstuffs
NUTRITION AND 'INNER PATIENT'
Physical Illness as Disorder in the Activity of Metabolic Processes
Innate Metabolic Tendencies towards Development of an Illness
DIET AS A CAUSE OF ILLNESS
Spiritual Imbalance between Surrender and Rejection of Food
Psychological Imbalance in Enjoyment of Unsuitable Food
Physical Imbalance through Improper Eating Habits
FOOD AS REMEDY FOR HUNGER
The Roles of Four Human Members in the Phenomenon of Hunger
Food as Medicine for Hunger Disease
NUTRITION AND 'INNER HEALER'
The Rhythmic System as the Healing System
"Let Food be Your Medicine"
DIET AS A THERAPY
The Development of the Virtue of Temperance in Regard to Food
The Task of Balancing between Enjoyments and Bodily Needs
Conscious Establishment of New Eating Habits

6. RHYTHMS IN HUMAN NUTRITION

RHYTHMICAL LIFE OF NUTRITION
Daily Rhythm of Food Intake and Elimination
From Rhythms of Nature to the Humanized Rhythms
FOUR SEASONS IN NUTRITION
The Four Seasons in the Rhythmical Cycle of the Year
The Rhythm of Four Seasons as the ‘Breathing’ of the Earth
Influences of the Cosmic Forces on the Human Organism
Biographical Phases of Nutrition
Brief Outline of the Developmental Phases of the Human Life
Growing and Declining Phases of Human Life
Changing Ways of Nutrition in Different Phases of Life
From Cosmic Nutrition of the Past to the Earthly Nutrition of the Future

7. MYSTERIES OF INNER ALCHEMY

THE TRUE NATURE OF NUTRITIVE SUBSTANCES
Spiritual Forces Active behind All Nutritive Substances
The Nature of Spiritual Forces behind the Living Molecules and Minerals
INDIVIDUALIZATION OF HUMAN SUBSTANCES
Another World inside the Human Organism
Destructive Activities in the Digestive Tract
Constructive Activities inside Our Skin
Processes of Creation as a Reflection of Processes of Destruction
CREATION OF HUMAN PROTEINS
Scientific Picture: Synthesis of Proteins from Amino Acids
Creation of Proteins from Cosmic Ethers
Carbon as Etheric Blueprint of Form of Proteins
LIVING PROCESS OF INNER 'COMBUSTION'
Carbohydrates as the Source of 'Sweet' Energy
Maintenance of Proper Quantity of Sugar in the Whole Body
Living Process of Soul-Spiritual Combustion inside the Body
SECRET LIFE OF FATS
The Role of Fats in Ongoing Renewal of the Body
Soul-Spiritual Aspects of Metabolism of Fats
TRANSUBSTANTIATION OF MINERALS
Four 'Conditions' of the Human Organism
Metamorphoses of Minerals in the Interior of Man

8. NUTRITION & SOUL LIFE

FOOD & SOUL MOOD
Metamorphosis of Food into Inner Rhythms of Man
Heart as a Sense Organ for Inner Harmonies or Disharmonies
PSYCHOLOGY OF EATING DISORDERS
The Polarity of Sympathy and Antipathy in the Life of Our Soul
Acceptance and Rejection in the Double Polarity of Eating Disorders
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW EATING HABITS
How We Acquire Eating Habits during the Period of Growing Up
Conscious Transformation of Eating Preferences and Habits

9. NUTRITION & SPIRITUAL DEVELOPMENT

NUTRITION & SELF-CONSCIOUSNESS
Ego Organisation – Warmth – The Mineral World
The Solid Physical Body as a ‘Mirror’ for the ‘I’ and the Soul
NUTRITION & CAPACITY OF PERCEPTION
The Supersensible Nature of the Processes of Perception
Effect of Carbon Ether on the Capacity of Perception
NUTRITION & CAPACITY OF THINKING
The Key Role of Thinking in the Attainment of Knowledge
Mineral Salts as the Material for the Activity of Our Thinking
NUTRITION & FACULTY OF MEMORY
Phenomenon of Memory in the Cooperation of Soul and Body
How Dietary Minerals Affect the Faculty of Memory

10. NUTRITION & MORAL DEVELOPMENT

NUTRITION & MORAL BEHAVIOUR
The Core Issue of Morality in the Present Times
Link between Digestive Activities and Antisocial Behaviour
Link between Thinking Activity and Destructive Egoism
NUTRITION & MENTAL DISORDERS
Etheric Relationship between the Intestines and the Brain
Alchemical 'Salt-Process' in the Human Being
The Role of Diet in Mental Disorders
NUTRITION & HUMAN WILL
The Nature of the Human Will: The Force of Change
The Source of Nourishing Forces in Our Food
Metamorphosis of Nourishing Forces into the Power of Will

11. SOCIAL ASPECTS OF NUTRITION

THE RITE OF A COMMON MEAL
Antisocial ‘Common’ Table of the Modern Times
Spiritual Archetype and Role of a Common Meal
LOSS OF HEALTHY EATING INSTINCTS
Animal versus Human Eating Instincts
Three Reasons behind the Loss of Eating Instincts
Effect of Excessive Potato Consumption on Instincts
DEVELOPMENT OF NEW EATING 'INSTINCTS'
How to Nurture Healthy Eating '‘Instincts'
Instincts as an Expression of the Wisdom of the Astral Body in Action
PATH TOWARDS NEW FOOD CULTURE
The Origins of Existing Food Cultures
Conscious Co-Creation of New Food Culture

12. NEW ART OF COOKING

HOLISTIC APPROACH TO COOKING
Main Characteristics of the New Art of Cooking
The Art of Cooking as a Social Art
THE ALCHEMY OF COOKING
Twofold Effects of the Use of Fire in the Kitchen
The Essential Nature of the Warmth
THE SPIRITUAL BACKGROUND OF FOOD STORAGE
Supersensible Bodies Combat the Processes of Decay inside Living Beings
The Task of Storage: Preservation of Vitality and Nourishing Forces
BALANCING WITH THE THREEFOLD PLANT
The Spiritual Archetype of a Threefold Plant
Man as 'Inverted Threefold Plant'
Conscious Balancing of the Three Main Systems of the Human Organism
BALANCING WITH SEVEN GRAINS
Seven Members of 'Inner Cosmic System'
Seven Grains and Seven Planets
The Astral Rhythm of the Seven Days

General Nutritional Guidelines

HOW TO CREATE A HEALTHY MEAL

The Role of Nutritional Guidelines
Nine Aspects of a Healthy Meal

THE CHOICE OF INGREDIENTS

Holistic Food 'Pyramid'

HOW TO PREPARE A BALANCED MEAL

Archetype of a Balanced Meal
Examples of Balanced Meals
Principle of Threefold Plant
Three Groups of Vegetables
Further Stage of Threefold Principle
Three Subgroups of Dried Herbs & Spices
Archetype of a Grain
Weekly Rhythm of Seven Grains

BURNING QUESTIONS OF NUTRITION

Is Refined Food Really Organic?
Are Grains Really Dangerous to Our Health?