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 WHAT IS NATURAL HYGIENE? 

"Towards the end of the fifteenth century there came an intellectual awakening "


WHAT DO WE HAVE IN COMMON WITH LEONARDO DA VINCI?

Natural Hygiene
is part
of the same
RENAISSANCE
movement as
Leonardo Da Vinci !
RENAISSANCE --- FROM THE DARK AGES to THE MODERN AGE

Dr. Herbert Shelton:
"When the church put out the light of classic learning, there followed a barren interregnum, a period of intellectual darkness and stagnation, which lasted for more than twelve centuries, and which acted as an insuperable barrier to the world's intellectual progress. Fortunately, towards the end of the fifteenth century there came an intellectual awakening, a new birth of the spirit of progress and learning.

The long, dark winter was over and the first gentle breathing of a larger intellectual springtime was wafted over the earth, thawing out the minds of men and bidding them awake from their long season of intellectual lethargy. A spirit of inquiry began to take possession of the more advanced minds, which resulted in unlocking the buried treasures of wisdom and knowledge contained in the literature of Greece and Rome.

The increasing power of the ascending sun of the new intellectual day started a thaw in the intellectual world; the snows upon the mountains were melted and the ice-bound streams of knowledge unlocked, so that once more their waters could flow In their regular channels and water the earth.

It was inevitable that, as the River of Knowledge, swelled by the mountain torrents and by the rains of the new Spring, rushed on impetuously, sweeping away the barriers which had so long stayed its progress, the time should come when the superstitions of medicine should be washed away in the flood.

Although there were fore-runners, the real medical awakening came in the early part of the nineteenth century. A new spirit of inquiry took possession of men. They went to Nature to learn the ways of life. This questioning of medical dogmas and practices was more or less world wide; but we are here interested chiefly in what took place in America."
Herbert M. Shelton, from The HYGIENIC SYSTEM - Orthopathy


Our
DA VINCI
code:
TRUST
THE BODY!
&
save energy
&
avoid
immediate relief




THE RENAISSANCE IN MOST of SCIENCE has already succeeded
e.g. in Astronomy, where the revolution started in the 1400's:

THE DARK AGES
represented by the Catholic Church
from the 15th century to the 20th

GEOCENTRIC THEORY:
the sun revolves around the earth

INCORRECT


THE MODERN AGE
represented by Renaissance Scientists
starting in the 15th century

   
HELIOCENTRIC THEORY:
the earth revolves around the sun

CORRECT

"Bruno believed, as is now universally accepted, that the Earth revolves and that the apparent diurnal rotation of the heavens is an illusion caused by the rotation of the Earth around its axis. Under this model, the Sun was simply one more star, and the stars all suns, each with its own planets. Bruno saw a solar system of a sun/star with planets as the fundamental unit of the universe."
"At his trial he listened to the verdict on his knees, then stood up and said: "Perhaps you, my judges, pronounce this sentence against me with greater fear than I receive it." A month or so later he was brought to the Campo de' Fiori, a central Roman market square, his tongue in a gag, tied to a pole naked and burned at the stake, on February 17, 1600."

"In the same rooms where Giordano Bruno was questioned, for the same important reasons of the relationship between science and faith, at the dawning of the new astronomy and at the decline of Aristotle's philosophy, in 1633, Cardinal Bellarmino, who then contested Bruno's heretical theses, summoned Galileo Galilei, who also faced a famous inquisitorial trial, which, luckily for him, ended with a simple abjuration."
"The Italian phrase "E pur si muove" means And yet it moves.
Legend has it that the famous astronomer, philosopher and physicist Galileo Galilei muttered this phrase after being forced to recant, in front of the Inquisition, his belief that the earth moved around the sun. At that time, the dominant view among theologians in the Catholic Church was that the Earth is stationary, indeed was the center of the universe. Any challenge to that view was considered to be heresy, a crime punishable by death. For his views, Galileo was put under house arrest until his death in 1642, nine years after the trial."

"Alexander VII declared in a Papal Bull that "the Pythagorean doctrine concerning the mobility of the earth and the immobility of the sun is false....
These declarations have yet to be officially overturned by the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church, and there have been no official declarations on the subject since. Other Catholics believe the declarations were not infallible, leaving open the possibility that the Church, in an official statement of equal or greater weight, could overturn the decrees. Some point out that Pope John Paul II made an apology for the treatment which Galileo received in a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in 1992. The apology was for the treatment Galileo received and declared the incident to be based on a "misunderstanding".
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giordano_bruno


BUT in HEALTH & HEALING WE ARE STILL IN THE DARK AGES!
THE RENAISSANCE IS NOT OVER YET

and we hygienists are in the forefront... We represent the Renaissance - just like Da Vinci did 500 years ago!!

THE DARK AGES
represented by Medicine & Allopathy & much of Alternative Medicine

still dominating

SYMPTOM-CENTERED THEORY:
theory revolves around symptom-removal & relief

INCORRECT

(disease) symptoms
must be suppressed/removed

long-term result =
side-effects & chronic disease & death



THE MODERN AGE
represented by Natural Hygiene & Nature Cure

   
CAUSE-CENTERED THEORY:
theory based on cause-removal

CORRECT

(disease) symptoms
are diagnostically important
& represent healing

long-term result =
high vitality & health

Dr. Herbert Shelton:
In Europe, medical reform took two general directions. Under the leadership of Hahnemann, there was a move towards decreased dosage; under the leadership of Priessnitz there was a movement to substitute physical measures for drugs. In America, medical reform also took two general directions. Under the leadership of Samuel Thompson, there was a movement away from heroic dosage and the lancet and virulent poisons and a tendency to return to herb remedies; under the leadership of Trall, Jennings and Graham there was a tendency to discard all drugs and the lancet and rely wholly upon hygiene. The American and European movements intermingled so that the, Hygienic movement became corrupted with the admixture of hydrotherapy, massage, and manual adjustments, with a resulting great loss in vitality and effectiveness.

FOR THOSE WITH CHRONIC DISEASE ---- FIRST TEST THE MEDICAL SYSTEM AND SEE IF YOU GET BETTER OR WORSE OVER TIME -
THEN TEST THE HYGIENIC SYSTEM AND SEE WHAT RESULT YOU GET

On September 15th, 1851, T. L. Nichols, M. D., and Mrs. Mary S. Gove, who later became his wife, opened the American Hydropathic Institute in New York City. This was a "medical school * * * for the instruction of qualified persons of both sexes, in all branches of a thorough medical education, including the principles and practices of Water Cure, in acute or chronic disease, surgery and obstetrics." This was the first such school in America and probably the first in the world - the world's first school of drugless medicine. In 1856, A. Kalm, M.D., a Priessnitzian from Germany, opened the New York Hydropathic Medical College on 60th St., in New York City. The Civil (?) War compelled the closing of this school.

Hydropathy was an effort at medical reform, rather than a medical revolution. Mere reform does not go beyond Allopathy; therefore it cannot live beyond Allopathy, unless supported and saved by the principle of Orthopathy. The principle of Orthopathy is the sole bulwark of reform in the world today.

Only a radical change, a change at the roots of things, will be a real change.

Hydropathy was soon absorbed by Allopathy and under the term hydrotherapy, is employed in every "regular" medical hospital and taught in every "regular" medical college in the world today. Orthopathy alone has driving and staying power sufficient to survive and evolve in the midst of present medical chaos; all else eventually reverts to Allopathy.

In the Hygieo-orthopathic movement a new river arose to mingle its waters with the mighty river of truth, and from that time it has continued to flow steadily onward, its vivifying waters nourishing the thirsty earth. All the many attempts to stay its beneficient progress have been utterly in vain. At various times efforts have been made to erect new barriers against the progress of this mighty river of Health Truth, but in every case these have been swept away. Nor shall anything on earth stay its onward rush, until, at last, all medical error shall have been completely swept away and the truth about health shall stand revealed in all her resplendent glory.
Herbert M. Shelton, from The HYGIENIC SYSTEM - Orthopathy
TRY TO SEND A SPACE-SHIP TO THE MOON based on A GEOCENTRIC THEORY (not understanding the big picture)
---- HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT IT WILL EVER SUCCEED?
TRY TO CURE CANCER based on A SYMPTOM-CENTERED THEORY (not understanding the big picture & cause)
--- HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT IT WILL EVER SUCCEED?





ANOTHER WAY TO ILLUSTRATE THE DIFFERENCE
What about these views on disease-cause and disease-removal - contradictory, or what?
DARK AGE VIEW:
WATCH OUT FOR GERMS & EVIL FORCES!


MEDICINE:
We are attacked by germs, viruses and bacteria --- our best defense is medicine, drugs, operations, radioactivity, chemotherapy --- it is a WAR!!!

ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE:
We are attacked by germs, viruses and bacteria - yes, it is a WAR! --- our defense is herbs, weak drugs, old-fashioned remedies (note that we can also use raw food & raw juices, but typically regarding these as "medicine")

RENAISSANCE (MODERN) VIEW:
WATCH OUT FOR TOXINS!


NATURAL HYGIENE & NATURE CURE:
Germs, viruses and bacteria is part of the cleanup crew, helping us with our defense against toxins --- and actually, there is NO WAR, but a constant CLEANUP & detox ongoing, a completely natural process.
The only causes of disease are: 1. toxins, 2. deficiencies, 3. enervation




SATIRE ABOUT SYMPTOM-CENTERED THINKING
At www.mercola.com, you can find following satirical cartoon Town Of Allopath - a good illustration of the problem with symptom-centered solutions.
QUOTE: "After weeks of investigations Dr. West announced: The cause of traffic accidents are skid marks!! ... The town has Skid Marks Disease" and next there is a fight between 1. those who think the solution is suppressing the skid marks (suppressing symptoms) -- and 2. the lonely guy who wants to put up stop signs (going after the cause) ......
See the movie here:
http://www.mercola.com/townofallopath/index.htm





Learn more:
AUTOMATIC RE-DIRECTION OF "BODY ENERGY" to healing, repair & detox

FROM CHRONIC DISEASE TO HEALTH - the road to recovery, via the common cold




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