How And When
To Be Your Own Doctor
By: Dr. Isabelle A. Moser
With: Steve Solomon
"Hygienists usually inform the
patient quite clearly and directly that
the practitioner has no ability to heal
them or cure their condition and that
no doctor of any type actually is able
to heal.  Only the body can heal itself,
something it is eager and usually
very able to do if only given the
chance.  To the Natural Hygienist,
most disease begins and ends with
our food; most of our healing efforts
are focused on improving the
process of digestion.  Compared to
the risks of allopathic medicine,
fasting is a far safer method

of treating disease.”   
Natural Hygiene Not A Cure
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Our science is but common sense.  
We cure nobody and make no claim
to cures.  We leave the work of healing
in the capable hands of the living
organism.  It is a popular error that
what is called the cure of disease is
equivalent to or includes the recovery
of health.  There is a vast difference
between treating or curing disease

and intelligently caring for a sick
 Drugs, annul, excite or alter
the functions of life, are employed
by physicians to effect a curative
rather than a recuperative work.
 When cause is removed, the
disease ceases of itself.”   
Natural Hygiene
23 Articles
Natural Hygiene,
The Science of Health
By: Dr. Alan Goldhamer
Founder: TrueNorth Health Clinic
"Natural Hygiene offers a unique
view of the very nature of health and
disease.  A doctor practicing modern
medicine may see fever as an enemy,
since it makes the patient
uncomfortable, and the doctor may
proceed to "attack" the fever by
poisoning the body with a variety of
toxic substances.  Unfortunately, the
cause that created the fever has not
been addressed, and the symptoms
often return at a later date,  
occasionally in a different form.”
An Introduction To
Natural Hygiene
By: Mark S. Blackburn
"Natural Hygiene is a protocol for
healthy living with a tradition of over
100 years.  It has a fascinating
history and at one time was the
dominant health & healing protocol
in America.  It was overcome by the
drug companies who did not want
health to stand in the way of their
profits.  Medicines, tonics, and

elixirs have been foisted upon an
unsuspecting but faithful public for
centuries.  In fact, all drugs are
toxins--poisons.  Like most other
primates we are not carnivores,
omnivores, or gramnivores, but

are frugivores (fruit-eaters)."
Medicine & Hygiene
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"One of two things is true.  The drug
system is either right or wrong.  If
right, the Hygienic System is wrong.  
The issue is plain.  There is no
middle ground.  The two systems are
essentially antagonistic; they cannot
coexist.  Hygienists oppose the drug-
medical system because we believe it
to be false.  It has no scientific basis.  
It is in opposition to nature.  It is at
war with life.  It is disastrous in
Natural Hygiene
Medical Cures
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Disease is autogenerated.  It is not
an attack upon the body by an outside
foe, but a consequence of violations
of the conditions of a healthy
existence.  Recuperation and recovery
are never the result of so-called
medicines.  Health is to be restored,
as it is to be preserved, by conforming
to the healthful conditions laid down
by nature.  in treating the sick with
drugs, no lesson is taught, no
discipline is enforced, the patient
does not know why he was sick, nor
how he recovered, and he does not
know how to avoid becoming
sick again."
Natural Hygienic
16 Basic Laws Of Nature
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.
Evils of Drug Medication
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Physicians are engaged in fighting
disease, not in removing its causes.  
They think of disease as due to
germs and viruses and not as the
result of ways of life that conflict
with the best interests of the
organism.  It is the Hygienic view
that drugging practices are directly
responsible for great numbers of
deaths, which would otherwise not
occur.  Where they do not cause
death, they greatly retard recovery.  
Drugging is a concealed war upon
the human constitution.  Diseases
multiply endlessly and will continue
to do so unless the drugging
system is overthrown."
Is Natural Hygiene
A Faith Cure?
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"What is nature?  Let us define it as
the existing cosmos.  The universe
is cosmic and not chaotic.  There is
an all-pervading orderliness, nor
can we conceive of the universe
existing except in an orderly state.
Faith in the uniformities of nature is
not a mystical conviction that has
never been verified, nor is it the
power to say we believe things that
are incredible.  The physician who
administers a drug may have faith in
the curative powers of his drugs,
but his faith is a mere superstition  
a hangover from primitive times."
Vital Action vs. Drug Action
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Drugs do not act at all.  The living
body acts on or against them to
expel them.  Purgatives, cathartics,
laxatives, do not act on the bowels
to produce diarrhea, the bowels
expel the drugs by means of
diarrhea.  Diuretics do not act on
the kidneys, but are expelled by the
kidneys.  Drugs are expelled
through such channels and by such
means as produce the least wear
and tear on the system.
Suppression of the body's efforts at
elimination and self-defense is the
most frequent cause of death.”   
What is a Poison?
What is a Medicine?
By: Herbert M. Shelton, Ph.d
"If it is usable, it is food; if it is not
usable, it is, so far as its relation to
the organism is concerned, a
poison.  This principle was early
arrived at by Hygienists.  Everything
is poison that cannot be assimilated
by the living organism and used by
it to sustain life.  That which cannot
be appropriated to the growth and
strength of tissue is neither food
nor drink, but poison.  There is a
large element of stupidity in the
belief that when it is demonstrated
that drugs will produce disease,
coma, paralysis, narcosis, etc. and
death in animals, this demonstrates
that they are valuable in the
   treatment of sick human beings."  
How Diseases Are Cured
By: Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
"Disease is an "attack" from
without.  Hence, our conception of
proper treatment is to go after the
attacking force with hammer and
tongs, a practice that all too often
cripples or kills the patient.  When a
man becomes ill, he calls a
physician, takes the drugs the latter
prescribes, and gets well or not, as
the case may be, and neither he nor
the physician knows why he did the
one or the other.  Certainly the
prescription of the physician has
nothing to do with his recovery.
His prescription has been aimed at
masking symptoms and not at
Explaining The Apparent
Actions of Drugs
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"Toxicity may be defined as the
degree of incompatibility between a
drug and the cells of the body.  
Some substances are highly toxic,
others are only slightly so.  There
are drugs that are resisted at every
point and that are expelled through a
number of channels.  It would seem
that, as a matter of necessity, every
tissue in the body must resist and
expel, as far as it can, nonusable
substances with which it comes in
contact.  We are correct, then, in
saying that the body acts;
the drugs are acted upon."  
Health Education
vs. Treatment
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"In the medical profession we often
see the paradox of a cancer
specialist dying of cancer, a heart
specialist dying of heart disease, an
asthma specialist with asthma, an
allergist with hay fever, a gastro-
enterologist with peptic ulcer, a
genito-urinary specialist dying of
cancer of the prostate.  When the
specialists do not know enough
about the causes of the diseases in
which they specialize, how can they
prevent or remedy them in other
Hygienic Purity
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"I cannot consent to demean so
glorious a truth as that which
underlies the Hygienic System by
approving of those who connect its
practice with the drugs of the
physician or the various modalities
of the drugless practitioners.  Only
those materials and influences,
which are useful in the preservation
of health, are useful in the
restoration of health.  To this
principle Hygienists make but one
exception: namely, constructive
surgery, as employed in wounds,
broken bones, accidents,
dislocations, etc.”  
Iatrogenic Diseases
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"It has been made abundantly clear
that every drug is a poison and
every dose of every drug produces
disease.  A new drug is simply a
new poison and gives rise to a new
disease.  The production of disease
by the prescriptions of physicians
is what is meant by iatrogenic
disease.  They are diseases that the
patient would not develop were he
not medically treated.  All so-called
medicines, in doses of any size, are
poisons.  They are used as
medicines because they are
Is Your Boon My Bane?
Human Constitutions
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"The old fallacy that "what is one
man's meat (food) is another man's
poison" has served and misled
people so long and is, today, so
often repeated even by men who
should know better, that I deem it
wise to say a few words in
combating it.  Structurally and
functionally our digestive systems
are so much alike that the
physiologist can't find that different
constitution we hear so much about.
Everything points to the suggestion
that we are constituted upon the
same principles, are constructed
alike, have the same nutritive needs
and are equipped to digest and
utilize the same kinds and classes
of food substances."  
Suffering In Cancer:
Dying Without Pain
By: Herbert M. Shelton   
"it is not amiss to say that most of
the suffering of cancer patients is
caused by their physicians.  The
most terrible pains are induced by
drugs to "relieve" suffering.  These
are continued until a drug habit is
formed after which, the amount
required to relieve must be
continuously increased until the
most "potent" anodyne will no
longer afford respite from suffering.
There is but one logical and
successful way to stop pain and this
is to cease feeding and drugging.  
No food until comfortable, then fruit
juices for a few days, then
raw fruits and vegetables."
The Return To Perfection
By: Dr. Herbert M. Shelton  
"Health is a condition of perfect
development, a state of wholeness
and harmonious development and
growth.  In this state of organic
development lies the perfection and
symmetry of beauty.  Partial beauty,
fading beauty, and decaying
beauty—these are but the
expressions of partial, fading or
decaying health.  They represent
unsatisfactory and painful states of
existence.  Health is the perfect
combination of bodily organization,
intellectual energy and moral power
in harmonious unity.”  
Value of Good Digestion
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"The wholesome foods of nature
are as delicious and delightful to
the sense of taste as anything can
conceivably be.  We can eat things
that we like and be healthy.  It is
true that we can learn to like things
that are far from wholesome, and
once we have acquired a perversion
of the sense of taste, we may no
longer relish wholesome foods, but
it is not difficult to re-acquire a
relish for that which is wholesome.
Indigestion is among the most
common causes of physical
discomfort and emotional stresses.  
Palliating these discomforts with
drugs instead of removing the
causes of the indigestion leads

to ruinous consequences.”    
The Unity Of Normal
& Abnormal Processes
By: Herbert M. Shelton
"The allopathic medical profession
rejected the principle of unity of
disease and adhered to the notion
that there are many diseases.  
When I was a student the textbooks
listed 407 diseases, today many
thousands of diseases are listed.
Every so-called local disease is an
expression of a systemic
pathological condition.  This is so
because the body is a unit.   For the
successful care of the sick, it is not
sufficient to confine our attention to
the organ or part affected we must
care for the whole organism."  
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