Dr. Herbert M. Shelton (1948-1952)
Dr. Herbert Shelton was a co-founder of the NHA (originally called The American Natural Hygiene Society) in 1948. He operated Dr. Shelton’s Health School in San Antonio, Texas and is considered the father of the Natural Hygiene Movement. He authored over 50 books and publications including Dr. Shelton’s Hygienic Review.
Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio (1952-1953)
Dr. William Esser (1953-1954) and (1957-1959)
Dr. Esser was a co-founder of the NHA (originally called The American Natural Hygiene Society) in 1948 and was a prolific writer and speaker on the subject of Natural Hygiene. For over 50 years, he owned and operated Dr. Esser’s Health Ranch in Lake Worth, Florida.
Joseph Brenner (1956-1957)
Oscar Floyd (1961-1964)
Jack Solomon (1964-1967)
Stanley Prorok (1967-1969)
Dr. Virginia Vetrano (1969-1974)
Attorney Irving Davidson (1974-1975)
Irving Davidson was a co-founder of the NHA (originally the American Natural Hygiene Society) in 1948.
Dr. Jack Goldstien (1975-1977)
Dr. Goldstein was a Podiatrist from Detroit, Michigan, and author of the book Triumph Over Disease by Fasting and Natural Diet.
Attorney Mark Huberman (1977-1981)
Jack Dunn Trop (1981-1982)
Attorney Mark Huberman (1982-1985)
Hannah Allen (1985-1989)
Attorney Mark Huberman (1989-2000)
Mark Epstein (2000-2003)
Jerry Deutsch (2006-2012)
I first heard of the American Natural Hygiene Society in 1985 when my wife Christina was pregnant with our first child Lea who was born January 1986. The first event We attended was in 1988 after the birth of my second daughter Carrie when a Healthy Living seminar was presented in Long Island. It was at that seminar that I met Joel Fuhrman, Frank Sabatino and others. And from then on I was convinced. ‘Health is earned through healthful living’. Jim Lennon was the Executive Director and he soon convinced me to join the Board of directors. I was a member for about 10 years before moving on with other pursuits. I was invited to rejoin the Board a few years later after the ANHS had some financial issues and became President and guided the Organization through some difficult times. I re-instituted annual conferences, continued the publishing of Health Science magazine, republished Fasting can Save Your Life and guided us to the name change to the National Health Association all while regaining our financial stability. At the end of my tenure I created the Nutritional Research Project under the NHA umbrella with Joel Fuhrman which raised funds for nutritional research as well as the NHA. When the Nutritional Research Project grew to be able to sustain itself I created the Nutritional Research Foundation and became it’s Executive Director. I am currently retired and Senior Advisor to the NRF and run our annual ski trip to Aspen Colorado.
Attorney Mark Huberman (2012-Present)