The Hygienic System is one by which both the well and the sick are cared for solely by the employment of material or influences conducive to the promotion of health. A Hygienic material or influence is one that is normally employed by living organisms in their development,, growth and function.
It is that upon which life depends. Hygiene thus becomes the employment of materials, agents and influences that have a normal relationship to life, in the preservation and restoration of health according to well-defined laws and demonstrated principles of nature.
Beginning in the early 1800s, Natural Hygiene, there was a school of medicine that developed that embraced water-only fasting called orthopathy (also known as hygienic medicine or natural hygiene). This movement attracted doctors who were educated and trained in a variety of different backgrounds, including naturopathy, chiropractic, osteopathy, and conventional medical doctors. The primary methods in natural hygiene were dietary, including vegetarianism and fasting
Herbert Macgolfin Shelton, N.D., (October 6, 1895 – January 1, 1985) was an American naturopath, alternative medicine advocate, author, pacifist, vegetarian, supporter of rawism and fasting. Shelton was nominated by the American Vegetarian Party to run as its candidate for President of the United States in 1956. He saw himself as the champion of original Natural hygiene ideas from the 1830s.
Author: Herbert M. Shelton
Year of Release: 1994