16 Natural Hygienic Laws
Below are some observations that were made by the pioneers of the Natural
The Laws of Nature consistently and predictably interact with the human body
as certain as the Law of Gravity.
Hygienic doctors use these guiding principles to maintain and/or restore the
physical and mental well-being of their patients. They believe that
understanding physiology and natures laws pertaining to the human anatomy
was the first step toward achieving optimum health.
1. Life’s Great Law
Every living cell of the organized body is endowed with an instinct of self-
preservation, sustained by an inherent force in the organism called vital force
or life force.
The success of each living organism - whether it be simple or complex - is
directly proportional to the amount of its life force and inversely proportional
to the degree of its activity.
2. The Law of Order
The living organism is completely self-constructing, self-maintaining, self-
directing, self-repairing, self-defending, and self-healing.
3. The Law of Action
Whenever action occurs in the living organism, as the result of extraneous
influences, the action must be ascribed to the living thing, which has the
power of action-and not to the lifeless, the leading characteristic of which is
4. The Law of Power
The power employed, and consequently expended, in any vital or medicinal
action is vital power, that is, power from within-and not from without.
5. The Law of Distribution
The power of the body, whether that power is great or little, is distributed in a
manner proportionate to the importance and needs of the various organs and
tissues of the body.
6. The Law of Conservation
Whenever nutritive abstinence is affected, the living organisms reserves are
autolyzed in the inverse order of their usefulness, while toxic substances are
7. The Law of Limitation
Whenever and wherever the expenditure of vital power has advanced so far
that a fatal exhaustion is imminent, a check is put upon the unnecessary
expenditure of power; and the organism rebels against the further use of even
an accustomed stimulant.
8. The Law of Special Economy
The vital organism-under favorable conditions-stores up all excess of vital
funds above the current expenditures as a “reserve fund” to be employed in
time of special need.
9. The Law of Vital Accommodation
The response of the vital organism to external stimuli is an instinctive one,
based upon a self-preservative instinct, which adapts or accommodates itself
to whatever influence it cannot destroy or control.
10. The Law of Stimulation or Dual Effect
Whenever a toxic or irritating agent is brought to bear upon the living
organism, the body puts forth vital resistance - which manifests itself in an
action at once accelerated, but also impaired.
This resistance diminishes the bodily power precisely to the degree to which it
accelerates action. The increased action is caused by the extra expenditure of
vital power called out, not supplied, by the stimulatory process. In
consequence, the available supply of power is diminished by this amount.
11. The Law of Compensation
Whenever action in the body has expended the substance and available
energy of the body, sleep and/or rest is induced in order to replenish the body’
s substance and Nerve Energy.
12. The Law of Selective Elimination
All injurious substances which gain admittance by any means into the living
organism are counteracted, neutralized, and expelled as fully as the bodily
Nerve Energy supplies allow by such means and through such channels as
will produce the least amount of harm to the living structure.
Alcohol metabolites in the breath means the lungs are being used. Garlic
breath means the same route is being used. Perspiration following the eating
of hot peppers means the sweat glands are being used. Your hair falling out
from chemotherapy means the hair follicles in the skin are being used.
13. The Law of Utilization
The normal elements and materials of life are all that the living organism is ever
capable of constructively utilizing, whether it is well or sick.
No substance or process that is not a normal-factor- element in physiology
can be of any value in the structure of the living organism; and that which is
unusable in a state of health, is equally unusable in a state of illness.
14. The Law of Quality Selection
When the quality of nutriment being received by the living organism is higher
than that of the present living tissue, the organism will discard lower-grade
cells to make room for appropriating the superior materials into new and
15. The Law of The Minimum
The development of living organisms is regulated by the supply of that
element or factor which is least abundantly provided or utilized. The element
or factor in shortest supply determines the amount of development.
16. The Law of Development
The development of all or any parts of the living organism is measured in
direct proportion to the amount of vital forces and nutritive materials, which
are directed to it and brought to bear upon it.
Basic Principles of Natural Hygiene
Pure Water (Distilled)
Comfortable Body Temperature
Internal Cleanliness Free of Poisons and Pollutants.
Sleep - Regenerates Nerve Energy.
Proper Food: Eat Foods of Our Biological Adaptation.
Eat Your Food as Raw as Possible.
Sunshine - An Essential of Life.
Recreate Rest & Relaxation
Do Creative Work
Must Have a Purpose in Life.