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Historic Publications

The Journal of Natural Hygiene was published from October 1954 to the Summer of 1957.  It was the first health journal published by the NHA, then called The American Natural Hygiene Society, and was introduced at its Sixth Annual Convention held at The Morrison Hotel in Chicago.  Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio was the Editor, and his fellow ANHS Co-Founders, Drs. Herbert Shelton, Gerald Benesh and William Esser served as Associate Editors. In the President’s Message in the first issue, ANHA President Gerald Benesh stated “The Journal of Natural Hygiene will be our medium of contact with one another and a means of disseminating the truths of normal living.  We hope to make this journal the epitome of health education and we will strive to maintain a standard worthy of and equal to the truths of normal living.”

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Natural Hygiene

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Natural Hygiene was published from February 1957 to July-August 1960  was the second health journal published by the NHA, then called The American Natural Hygiene Society. Joy Jacaruso (who later became Joy Gross) of Affton, MO, served as the Secretary Treasurer of the Society and chaired the initial Publications Committee that produced the magazine. The Advisory Staff of Associate Editors included Drs. Herbert Shelton, William Esser and Gerald Benesh.

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Natural Hygiene News

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The Natural Hygiene News was published briefly as a “News Bulletin of the American Natural Hygiene Society” beginning in 1953, but only one copy of that bulletin (August 1953) has been located.  A new and larger edition was introduced in 1956 and it enjoyed continuous publication until 1977 when it was replaced by Health Science magazine.

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Miscellaneous NHA Publications

Over the years, the NHA has published many educational pamphlets and publications that continue to provide timeless teachings about the Natural Hygiene diet and lifestyle

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