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Natural Hygiene

Man's Pristine Way Of Life

 

By

 

HERBERT M. SHELTON

 

Author Of:

 

RUBIES IN THE SAND
HEALTH FOR THE MILLIONS
FASTING CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
SUPERIOR NUTRITION
FOOD COMBINING MADE EASY
HUMAN BEAUTY: ITS CULTURE AND HYGIENE

 

With an Introduction by

 

VIRGINIA VETRANO

 

Published 1968 By:

 

DR. SHELTON'S HEALTH SCHOOL

 

SAN ANTONIO       TEXAS

I HAVE long and publicly taught the doctrine that, as a general proposition, man causes his own sickness and suffering-that in almost all cases, he is more or less to blame for being sick, and that he as truly owes society an apology for being sick as he does for being drunk.

 

--Sylvester Graham, July 13, 1884

 

DEDICATION
TO THAT brilliant company of men and women who served as accoucheurs at the rebirth of Hygiene, and to the glorious future that their labors make possible for all mankind, this book is sincerely dedicated by
---The Author

WE ARE NOT reformers; we are revolutionists. Medical reform--the world has had quite enough of that. Reforming the drug system by substituting one set of drugs for another is a ridiculous farce. It may, to be sure, substitute a lesser for a greater evil, in many cases, but is like reforming big lies with little falsehoods. It is like reforming swearing with obscene language; or like reforming robbing with cheating. Reforming allopathy with homeopathy and both with physio-medicalism, and all these with eclecticism, is like promoting temperance by substituting cider and lager for rum, brandy, gin, wine, or flesh eating by substituting milk, butter, cheese, for animal food.

   We have no substitute for drug medicines. We let them alone as evil things, and prescribe good things. We cannot reform or change a falsehood. We have only to teach the truth. Our system is independent of all others. Its premises are original. Its doctrines have never before been taught in medical schools, nor written in medical books, nor recognized by medical men. They go back, (or perhaps forward), of all that has even heretofore been taught, assumed, or pretended, to the very Laws of Nature Themselves and we recognize no text book of authority although we have many for reference except that written by God's own hand--the out-spread volume of Nature.

From his introductory lecture on "The Problems o f Medical Science," delivered before the 1863-4 class of the New York Hygeio-Therapeutic College, by R. T. Trall, M.D.

 

Introduction
Author's Introduction

A Revolutionary Situation

The Hygienic Revolution

The Evolution of Hygiene

Hydropathy

A Name Chosen

Life Subject to Law

Instruments of Action

What is Health?

The Ways of Health

Hygiene

Materia Hygienica

The Primordial Requisites of Life

Food

Salt Eating

One Man's Meat

Eating

Self-Healing

The Essential Nature of Disease

The Occasions for Disease

The Unity of Disease

Evolution of Disease

Not a Cure

Hygiene Not a Cure

Conditions of Recovery

Hygienic Care of the Sick

Application of Hygiene

Acute Disease

Fasting

The Suppression of Disease

Convalescence

Chronic Disease

Crises

Feeding in Disease

Recovery of Vigor

Palliation

The Time Factor in Recovery

The Tragedy of Irreversibility

The Prevention of Disease

The Prevention of Epidemics

The New Human Redemption

Medicine and Hygiene Contrasted

What is a Poison?

Drug Relations

Biodynamics vs. Pharmacodynamics

Drug Indulgences

The Evils of Drug Medication

Iatrogenic Diseases

Herbs

A New Revolutionary Situation

Opposition

College

Women and Hygiene

Who was a Hygienist?

Hygienists

Mistakes of Hygienists

Future of Hygiene