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Natural Hygiene Movement

History of Natural Hygiene Movement

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 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.