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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.

 

INDEX

Introduction
Author's Introduction

  1. A Revolutionary Situation
  2. The Hygienic Revolution
  3. The Evolution of Hygiene
  4. Hydropathy
  5. A Name Chosen
  6. Life Subject to Law
  7. Instruments of Action
  8. What is Health?
  9. The Ways of Health
  10. Hygiene
  11. Materia Hygienica
  12. The Primordial Requisites of Life
  13. Food
  14. Salt Eating
  15. One Man's Meat
  16. Eating
  17. Self-Healing
  18. The Essential Nature of Disease
  19. The Occasions for Disease
  20. The Unity of Disease
  21. Evolution of Disease
  22. Not a Cure
  23. Hygiene Not a Cure
  24. Conditions of Recovery
  25. Hygienic Care of the Sick
  26. Application of Hygiene
  27. Acute Disease
  28. Fasting
  29. The Suppression of Disease
  30. Convalescence
  31. Chronic Disease
  32. Crises
  33. Feeding in Disease
  34. Recovery of Vigor
  35. Palliation
  36. The Time Factor in Recovery
  37. The Tragedy of Irreversibility
  38. The Prevention of Disease
  39. The Prevention of Epidemics
  40. The New Human Redemption
  41. Medicine and Hygiene Contrasted
  42. What is a Poison?
  43. Drug Relations
  44. Biodynamics vs. Pharmacodynamics
  45. Drug Indulgences
  46. The Evils of Drug Medication
  47. Iatrogenic Diseases
  48. Herbs
  49. A New Revolutionary Situation
  50. Opposition
  51. College
  52. Women and Hygiene
  53. Who was a Hygienist?
  54. Hygienists
  55. Mistakes of Hygienists
  56. Future of Hygiene