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Natural Hygiene doctors

Natural Hygiene doctors use only fasting, food and optimal lifestyle to restore patients to health. No drugs/medicines are used since these typically only suppress symptoms and give an illusion of health, while making matters worse.
But, rarely & on occasion nutritional supplements can be used, especially with vegetarian diets.

The following hygienic doctors are licensed primary health care practitioners (D.C., D.O., M.D. or N.D.), have practised actively, have practices that are not drug-based, and follow Natural Hygiene type principles. (IAHP certification is marked, currently or earlier.) Some doctors are connected to fasting retreats. Some doctors specialize in designing vegetarian diets for their patients, some in non-vegetarian diets, some have experience in both.

Please be advised that while INHS promotes and educates the tenets of Natural Hygiene, we do not engage in the business of recommending, referring or endorsing individual doctors, practitioners or consultants.
Read Criteria to Consider When Selecting Health Practitioners here.

Over 20 years experience



diet-approach US - NEW YORK (from 1953)   nutritionist
Dr. BassDr. Stanley S. Bass N.D. D.C. Ph.C., Ph.D., D.O., D.Sc., D.D, New York, was 95 years old in 2013. He was introduced to Natural Hygiene by Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio and worked closely with him for over 40 years. He knew Dr. Herbert Shelton and wrote articles for his magazine. Dr. Bass is one of very few Natural Hygiene/Orthopathic doctors who is not restricted to vegetarian diets, even though he has 40 years experience with vegetarianism, and has conducted research to find the healthiest vegetarian diets.
Dr. Bass graduated from The American School of Naturopathy in 1955, from Columbia Institute of Chiropractic in 1959, earned a Doctor of Osteopathy (D.O.) and D.Sc. in England, and a Ph.D. in Public Health & Nutrition from Trinity Hall College & Seminary, and graduated as Dietician in N.Y. Dr. Bass has published 8 books including In Search of the Ultimate Diet, Overcoming Compulsive Habits, Ideal Health Through Sequential Eating (Perfection in Food Combining).
Dr. Bass has supervised over 30,000 fasts and health recoveries using diet. Due to his healing success and knowledge he is Knight of Malta. He pioneered using paleolithic diet and insulin mechanism concepts in Natural Hygiene. Find many articles about the latest scientific developments in NH at

diet-approach USA - GEORGIA & FLORIDA (from 1979)   nutritionist
Dr. Paul Goldberg M.P.H., D.C., D.A.C.B.N is a Natural Hygiene Practitioner in Atlanta, Georgia, and a University Professor of Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, and Clinical Nutrition since 1979. He has long been devoted to helping others reverse chronic illnesses through Natural Hygienic/Biological Measures. Stricken with a form of Rheumatoid Arthritis and ulcerative colitis in 1975, he searched for help for his ailing body trying numerous systems and doctors without help. In 1976 he came under the guidance of Dr. R.L Cheatham at the Natural Hygiene Institute where he recovered, and became the institute's health and fasting director. After working for the Government as a Chronic Disease Epidemiologist, he became a University Professor in Clinical Nutrition, Gastroenterology and Rheumatology while also operating an outpatient Natural Hygiene Clinic with modern laboratory facilities to monitor the progress of his clients. Started out as a vegetarian. Co-founder of INHS. IAHP certified. Websites and, where you can read 60+ testimonials and 100+ case studies, as well as watch video testimonials.
New article series: "Common errors by Natural Hygienists"


diet-approach USA - TEXAS - AUSTIN (from 1976)   FASTING RETREAT
Dr. Ralph Cinque D.C. is a graduate of UCLA and Western States Chiropractic College in Portland, Oregon, and has been working in the health retreat and spa business all of his adult life. He interned with Dr. Herbert Shelton of San Antonio, Texas, and did a second internship with Dr. Alec Burton in Sydney, Australia. He is a past president and was one of the founders of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians. Previously, he has worked at Dr. Shelton's Health School, Utopia Health Center, Hygeia Health Retreat, Cedar Oaks Health Resort, and since April 1, 1995 he has been the director of Dr. Cinque's Health Retreat located in a small rural community 5 miles south of Austin. "The retreat provides a superb environment for weight loss and health improvement through fasting and natural living. It involves eating lots of natural foods, exercise, and letting go of stress. Some of my guests elect to undergo some form of fasting for part of the time they are here, to initiate weight loss, to detoxify, and to rest their digestive systems, and it is not as difficult as you might think." Author of "Quit for Good : How to Break a Bad Habit" IAHP certified Website

diet-approach Dr. Baylac USA - HAWAII (from 2002)   FASTING RETREAT
Dr. Maya Nicole Baylac is a hygienic doctor, ND, and psychotherapist since 1966. She completed her residential internship at Dr. Burton's fasting retreat in Australia. She has practiced Reichian breath work, Gestalt Therapy, bioenergetics and meditation in individual sessions and in groups for 35+ years. In her work, she blends her psychological background and her hygienic practice in a unique mind/body/spirit approach. She supervises detoxification and rebuilding programs with water fasting, juice fasting and raw foods during long-term retreats. Dr. Baylac currently practices privately on the Big island, Hawaii, where she has a fasting retreat there since 2002.
"The clinical approach consists of detoxifying and nourishing the body, the mind and the heart. The most elegant approach is based on fasting and nutritional therapy. Fasting on water or juices or a raw food diet is the most radical and the most efficient way to treat and prevent most illness. The nutritional therapy is a stepping stone to address mental, emotional and spiritual issues that may create imbalance."   IAHP certified. Fluent in English, French, Spanish   Websites: Mind Your Body - Mend Your Mind, for addictions

John Fielder Dr. John Fielder D.O., D.C., N.D. - 1961 Extracurricular studies in Nature Cure under Kenneth S. Jaffrey and C. Leslie Thomson, Biogenic living under Professor Dr. E. B. Szekely, and Natural Hygiene under Dr. Herbert M. Shelton.
1963 Graduated in osteopathy, chiropractic and naturopathy from the Naturopathic College of South Australia Inc.
1963 - 1967 Lecturer in: The History, Philosophy Practice of Natural Hygiene,Nature Cure & Biogenic Living, Principles & Practice of Fasting, Physiological Chemistry at the Naturopathic College of South Australia Inc.
1993 Established Academy of Natural Living, teaching Natural Hygiene, Nature Cure, and Biogenic Living.
1967 - present: Doctor on a 300 acre fasting retreat in a peaceful valley with a natural bush setting on the banks of the Clohesy River. outside Cairns, the "Clohesy River Health Farm" - a healing sanctuary. By allowing the body's own innate wisdom to work under optimal conditions you'll improve your health and avoid or regress degenerative disease problems. Dr. Fielder's books include : The Principles and Practice of Fasting, The Natural & Hygienic Care of Children, Heliotherapy, Handbook of Nature Cure, The Farm Recipe Book. Co-founder of INHS. IAHP certified.
Also, Dr. Fielder is the president of International Nature Cure Society, which promotes natural drugless healing.

diet-approach AUSTRALIA - NSW - ARCADIA (from 1954)   FASTING RETREAT
Dr. Burton Dr. Alec Burton, M.Sc., D.O.Hons.(Lond.), D.C.(U.K.), M.R.O., graduated in Chiropractic and Osteopathy in England. He studied physiology in England and United States, holds a Masters Degree in human biology and has done basic research in physiology towards a Ph.D. degree. He is a co-founder of the British Natural Hygiene Society, The Australian Natural Hygiene Society and the International Association of Hygienic Physicians of which he is a past President. Dr. Nejla Burton is part of the doctor team.
The Arcadia Health Centre receives patients from all over the world and is one of the few clinics in the world recognized as a teaching institution to qualify graduate doctors for IAHP certification. A correspondence course is also offered, that is designed to equip people with the necessary knowledge and information to be able to talk intelligently about the subject of Natural Hygiene. On admission to the centre, a complete case history is taken followed by a physical and biomechanical examination, Stress ECG, spirometry and other tests may be performed. The techniques of fasting, nutrition, sunlight, activity and relaxation may then be employed under close supervision. IAHP certified. Website:

diet-approach UNITED KINGDOM - LEEDS (from 1973)
Dr. Peter Fenton N.D., D.O., England, first became interested in natural diet and vegetarianism in 1953 in high school aged 15. Studied conventional medicine 1956 - 60 but discontinued due to disenchantment with the course and serious respiratory illness: recovered via the help of a local Kingston naturopath. Worked for 6 years as an estimator/surveyor in civil engineering and building. Studied naturopathy and manipulation in 1968 at Kingston Clinic, Edinburgh working for 5 years as clinic assistant to Alec Mi and C. Leslie Thomson B.Sc. (son of pioneer naturopath James C. Thomson*).
Outpatient naturopathic practice in Leeds from 1973 - 2004. President Incorporated Society of Registered Naturopaths 1996 - 1998. Senior lecturer JSRN Post-graduate course of Naturopathic Training 1985 - 2004. (Note: James C. Thomson and Stanley Lief pioneered naturopathy in the north and south of the British Isles respectively. Kingston Nature Cure is the nearest parallel to Hygienism in Britain).

diet-approach SOUTH AFRICA - Johannesburg (from 1973)   FASTING RETREAT
Dr. Karalis Dr. Dimitri Karalis
Dr. D. Karalis has been a naturopathic physician since 1973. His opened the first biologically healing clinic in South Africa, and now has a clinic on the coast in Hermanus, Cape Province.. He has had great success in diseases like arthritis, neuritis, prostate enlargement, migraines, chronic fatigue, insomnia, dyspepsia, diabetes, cancers, depressions, fears, lung disorders, obesity, dermatitis and many other metabolic diseases. All his healing work has been done by restoring the metabolism and increasing the immunity system naturally. He is philosophical minded and is the president of the South African philosophic Neo Platonic Society.
"When you book in at the Natural Hygiene Clinic you will be instructed and assisted what to do and within a few weeks or month of adhering faithfully to our program, you can eliminate any acute disease entirely and nearly all of the chronic ailments as well. You can turn the clock back by ten years or more and feel very alive and youthful."
"There is no better way for a diseased and premature aged body to be restored back to robust health, than through the mighty fasting vehicle ...." continued here.

diet-approach CANADA - ONTARIO (from 1997)   web sales (fasting retreat closed)
Dr. Kim Dr. Benjamin Kim D.C. is a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from the National College of Chiropractic in Illinois. After graduation he first worked in Alaska, and then completed a residential internship at the True North Health Center in northern California for IAHP certification in therapeutic fasting supervision. Dr. Kim has a special interest in natural hygiene and the impact that our food and lifestyle choices have on the environment. An enthusiastic tennis player, he also has a special interest in sports medicine and injury rehabilitation. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the Contemporary Medical Acupuncture Program at McMaster University. He started out with a fasting retreat Life Essentials Health Clinic, located in a small countryside town, approximately 30 minutes north of Toronto. Today he concentrates on his Natural Health Shop, in cooperation with Chet Day, which is "nature cure" oriented (rather than natural hygiene acceptable).
IAHP certified. Website, where you can find a free newsletter.

diet-approach US - TEXAS - SAN ANTONIO area (from 1964)   retired, but still teaching (fasting retreat closed)
Dr. Vetrano Dr. Virginia Vetrano D.C., hM.D, Texas, worked with Dr. Shelton for many years in San Antonio, and has been a doctor and educator since 1964. Dr. Vetrano currently lives relatively close to San Antonio on a beautiful Texas ranch and health retreat, and advices clients over the phone. Her daughter and grandchildren have all been brought up as hygienists, and her daughter with husband (Tosca & Greg Haag, both medically educated hygienists) are now supervising the health & fasting retreat ROYL: "Rest Of Your Life". (temporarily closed, 2008)
Dr. Vetrano: "It is very wise when health seekers desire a genuine recovery of health, instead of merely the suppression of symptoms by medications. My Health Information Service via the telephone can help you because the body heals itself, providing you supply conditions for recovery. I can teach you how to supply the correct conditions so that your body heals spontaneously, almost like magic." Dr. Vetrano has written several books, e.g. Errors in Hygiene?, about T.C. Fry's health problems and death. IAHP certified. Websites: and
Latest project & email address:

diet-approach US - TEXAS - SAN ANTONIO area (from 1984)   retired, but still teaching (fasting retreat closed)
Dr. Tosca Haag graduated from medical school in 1984, after already having worked at Dr. Shelton's Health School with Dr. Shelton and Dr. Vetrano. She does not practice regular medicine, preferring an all natural, holistic approach to health by nutritional consultation and education. Tosca, co-director with Greg at ROYL® grew up under the tutilage of both Dr. Shelton and Dr. Vetrano, witnessing the miracles of fasting and living in accordance with the laws of life. She was the assistant editor and contributing writer for Dr. Shelton's Hygienic Review for many years. She's been the supervising director of several Health Retreats.
Begin with a small step beyond what you have done in the past! A series of integrated, carefully planned sessions provide a multi-faceted approach to learning to practice a new healthful lifestyle at ROYL®. You will be guided back to good health by providing the conditions essential to the efficient operations of the body's own forces, allowing it time for recuperation, rest and repair. We give you motivation, determination, and support. You will rest, fast, recuperate and eat with fruits, veggies and nuts, your best source of nutrients. Website: (closed 2008)
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diet-approach UNITED KINGDOM - NOTTS. - Newark-on-Trent (from 1952)   retired, but still teaching (fasting retreat closed)
Dr. Sidhwa Dr. Keki Sidhwa N.D., D.O. has over 50 years of professional experience as hygienic doctor. He was born in Bombay, India of Parsi, Zoroastrian parents. After studying in Bombay University, he graduated from the Edinburgh College of Natural Therapeutics and the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. He has been in private practice since 1952; co-founder and president of the British National Hygiene Society and ex-president of the International Association of Professional Natural Hygienists (now IAHP), founder and director of Shalimar Health Home (now closed), where he has helped over 25,000 people to overcome their ailments by fasting and following a Hygienic life style.
He has lectured extensively in Europe, India, Asia, America and Great Britain where he now resides. He is the editor of the magazine The Hygienist, the oldest Natural Hygiene magazine in existence - that is celebrating 45 years in 2004.
He has authored six books: The Problem of Ill-health, Medical Drugs On Trial Verdict Guilty, Fit For Anything, First Aid the Natural Way, Words and Music and All Alone (Poems on Health, Love and Life). His latest book is The Quintessence of Natural Living - find a selection of articles from this book at IAHP certified.

"To the millions of sufferers who are agonizing through their lives in search of health and not knowing where or how to find it; in the firm conviction born of years of practical experience in the application of fasting to the problems of health, that fasting and a hygienic way of life will lead to vigorous health"
Dr. Shelton: Fasting Can Save Your Life

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