What is Natural Hygiene?

Friday, September 17, 2010
One of the most rewarding aspects of fields of study such as Alternative Medicine, is that is it always evolving. With evolution, of course, comes revision of course manuals! Here at the Alternative Medicine College of Canada, we strive to bring our students fresh, new, innovative, current information and course materials so that they can always be well-versed and current with what is going on in the every-changing landscape of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

A course presently being revised is the Vital Hygiene course (course 122). So, in the spirit of keeping you, our reader as well informed, here is just a sneak-peak at what is inside this manual. Enjoy! This text is adapted from Dr. Herbert Shelton's, Human Life It's Philosophies and Laws, published in 1928.

What is Natural Hygiene?

Hygiene is a branch of biology that relates to the preservation and restoration of health. Bionomy is the science of the laws of living functions; or that branch of biology which treats of habits and adaptation. Orthobionomics is a word coined to design the correct adaptation of life and environment to each other.

The hygiene of health and the hygiene of disease is one. For convenience, we divide it into preventive hygiene (hygiene of maintaining health), and remedial hygiene (hygiene of health restoration). Preventive hygiene is the intelligent use of hygienic principles, forces and agencies for the maintenance of functional and structural integrity. Remedial hygiene is the intelligent use of hygienic principles, forces and agencies for the restoration of sound health.

An amusing story I found relating to this very aspect of health:  The superintendent of an institution sent an inmate into the basement to mop up the water from a faucet that had accidentally been left running. When the superintendent decided to go check out how the inmate was progressing, he found him mopping the floor... with the water still running full blast. "You idiot, why don’t you turn off the faucet," shouted the superintendent. The inmate replied: "Nobody’s paying me to turn faucets off. I’m getting paid two bucks an hour to mop up."

Does this not illustrate perfectly that the land we live in is flooded with sickness which flows from ignorance of the laws of nature. Proper instruction would shut off disease at its source, but if doctors turned off  "the tap", they would put themselves out of a job. Nobody pays the medical profession to "turn off the faucet". They are getting paid "to mop up".

Reflectively yours,


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