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Natural Hygiene has a long and impressive history. Much of the health and nutrition advise being touted today as new and revolutionary such as the advantages of a plant-based diet, the incredible healing powers of the body, the role of fasting in the recovery of health, and the importance of avoiding unnecessary drugs and surgery were promoted by Natural Hygienists as far back as 150 years ago.
Beginning in the 1830’s, the Natural Hygiene Movement has been led by an unbroken line of physicians who rejected orthodox medical practice and dedicated themselves to teaching people how to live disease-free lives. These men and women were startlingly ahead of their times.
Journal of Natural Hygiene
Beginning in the 1940’s, leaders of the Natural Hygiene Movement operated Hygienic Institutes where thousands of health seekers recovered their health through water fasting which was offered as an integral part of the Natural Hygiene Health Program. Among the leading institutes were: Dr. Gerald Benesh, Dr. Benesh’s Health Ranch Dr. William Esser: Esser’s Health Ranch, San […]
Dr. Herbert Shelton
Dr. Herbert Shelton (1895-1985) is the founder of the modern day Natural Hygiene Health Movement. He was a prolific author of over 40 books on all aspects of health, was the publisher of Dr. Shelton’s Hygienic Review, a dynamic lecturer and the operator of the world famous Dr. Shelton’s Health School in San Antonio, Texas. He […]
Most people are under the impression that the practice of lifestyle medicine and the whole food, plant-based diet and lifestyle upon which it is based is only a few decades old. However, the true credit for this revolutionary approach to health care and diet rests with a group of 19th Century pioneers of the Natural […]
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