Natural Hygiene…What is this?
Here is an article i wrote for the Natural Awakenings magazine in April of 2017. I hope you enjoy it. Correct Natural Hygiene protocol saved my life.
ural awakenings article April 2017
Correct Natural Hygiene
There are those that believe Natural hygiene is quackery. Decide for yourself. In my opinion, “Correct Natural Hygiene” does not oppose anything as the oppositionists say. I say, make your own decisions. See what works. The human body’s ability to heal itself in a fast and furious way is nothing short of a miracle.
Do you want to be healthy or do you want to be right?
Orthopathy (from the Greek ortho- right- + pathos suffering,) or Natural Hygiene (NH) is a set of alternative medical beliefs and practices originating from the Nature Cure movement. Proponents claim that fasting, dieting, and other lifestyle measures are all that is necessary to prevent and treat disease.
Correct Natural hygiene is not the same as Natural Hygiene.
Optimal health can be the result of clean pure natural living. Living in balance with your physical and mental and emotional and environmental needs will lead to optimal health. Provide the body with the 10 Energy Enhancers listed below and at the same time eliminate all harmful and negative influences will allow the self-healing abilities of the body to work at an optimal level.
Correct Natural Hygiene is a wonderful health philosophy that can have a tremendous, positive influence in your life. Because Natural Hygiene was created by doctors that lived 75 to 170 years ago, it’s no longer fully up-to-date with modern science and research. Correct Natural Hygiene is a work in progress that attempts to put in the corrections to some of the outdated philosophies and principal.
I have personal experience that has shown to me that following the principles of Correct Natural Hygiene, can allow the body to enter the conditions necessary to heal itself from almost any malady. Cancer, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, skin conditions such as dry skin, warts, skin tags, parasites, depression, eye conditions, cancers and many others. I have studied over 6000 pages on Natural Hygiene which back up my personal findings with almost every disease know to man.
These are the guiding principles of Correct Natural Hygiene.
We could write an article on each one. That is not the scope of today’s article. I want to offer you an alternate to the modern “Medicine Man” One, which costs very little to try. One, which usually offers some fairly dramatic and rapid results. Remember though, this is nothing to take lightly and nothing to do on your own. Especially pure water fasting. You must be supervised when attempting to cure disease with fasting and fasting may not be for everyone, due to weakened health and lack of excess body fat.
The following are the 10 energy enhancers. I learned these from Victoria Bidwell. Presently she carries the torch of Natural hygiene and you can find a wealth of information on her website, http://www.naturecurerawfoodhealthretreat.com/
| Energy Enhancer #1… Cleanliness Cleanliness is on 2 levels: |
External & Internal.
External Cleanliness includes keeping the body and hair washed, the nails clean, and the teeth flossed and brushed. Internal Cleanliness means keeping the bodily fluids and tissues clean and free of toxic build-up. This is accomplished by avoiding Enervation and Toxemia. Natural Hygiene is the only alternative health care system based on the systematic, physiological detoxification Cleanliness of the body.
Energy Enhancer #2… Pure Air
Air is considered a “nutrient” to the body in The Hygienic System. Each pair of human lungs is made up of 1 billion tiny cells called “alveoli.” We each inhale 130,000 cubic inches of air a day. The tiny air sac cells exchange carbon dioxide for oxygen continually. 125 barrels of blood a day flow through he lungs in this exchange. When the air is filled with poisons from pollution in any form, the foul air “robs” our Nerve Energy and lowers vitality. When the air we breathe is fresh and pure, it brings the possibility for more vital life to the body it “enhances” Nerve Energy supply.
Energy Enhancer #3… Pure Water
H2O, is considered a “nutrient” to the body in The Hygienic System. Energy Enhancer #4… Adequate Rest & Sleep
In The Hygienic System, Adequate Rest and Sleep are so very important because it is during Rest, and primarily during Sleep, that Nerve Energy is regenerated and stored up. And it is only through a high Nerve Energy supply that bodily detoxification and healing take place: they are the very processes that build Superlative Health! The Health Seeker quite simply cannot Get Well and Stay Well without securing Adequate Rest and Sleep!
| Energy Enhancer #5… The Ideal Diet |
“The Ideal Diet” in The Hygienic System is formally defined as follows: “Fresh, wholesome, non-toxic fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds in their uncooked, whole, natural state and eaten in modest amounts and proper combination, while in a state of Emotional Balance
Energy Enhancer #6… Adequate Sunshine & Natural Light Sunlight is also considered a “nutrient” in The Hygienic System. It is important to take short sunbaths regularly, preferably in the early morning and late afternoon, and preferably bathing as much of the entire body as possible. It is also health wise to avoid artificial lighting as much as possible. Since over-exposure to sunlight is the greatest aging-agent, second only to the lifetime habits of cigarette smoking and drug taking, it is important to keep the delicate tissues of the face shaded by a sun-visor.
Energy Enhancer #7… Right Temperatures
It is important in The Hygienic System to avoid extremes in temperature, as they cause the body to react by wasting Nerve Energy while adapting to the extremes. Likewise, Hygienic doctors teach us to avoid very cold and very hot foods, as they waste Nerve Energy and can damage the delicate mucosal membranes of the digestive tract
Energy Enhancer #8… Regular Exercise
The Hygienic System recommends a 3-pronged exercise program: Stretching, Aerobics, and Weight-training
Energy Enhancers #9… Emotional Balance, Freedom from Addictions, High Self-Esteem,
A Purposeful Life & Meaningful Goals And #10… Nurturing Relationships