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How Do You Define "Health"

There are many ways of living that impact health, both positively and negatively. If you are looking to embrace a way of living that allows robust health to flourish, and one that gives you the BEST odds of avoiding serious illness, then consider how Natural Hygiene looks at health restoration and maintenance.


From www.dictionary.com

hy·giene -noun
1. the science that deals with the preservation of health.
2. a condition or practice conducive to the preservation of health, as cleanliness.


Excerpt from the books

How to Have the BEST Odds of
Avoiding Degenerative Disease


The Raw Food Diet and Other Healthy Habits
Your Questions Answered

by Don Bennett, DAS



What is "Natural Hygiene"


Natural Hygiene is that branch of biology which investigates and applies the conditions upon which life and health depend, and the means by which health is rebuilt and maintained when it has been lost or impaired; it is the study of the "science of health". [And it is the branch of biology that you hear very little about if anything, and with good reason; restoring health through natural methods makes plenty of sense, but not plenty of dollars. In fact, it is at odds with other areas of health that are very financially profitable.]

Natural Hygiene may be further defined as being the science and art of restoring and preserving health by those substances and influences that have a normal relation to life:

food we’re designed to eat

sufficient nutrition

healthy water and proper hydration

strong enough sunshine

restful sleep

adequate relaxation

appropriate amounts of non-injurious physical activity


comfortable environment

toxin, stress, and misinformation avoidance

and positive social relationships

It is the scientific application of the principles of Nature in the preservation and restoration of health.

Natural Hygiene covers the total needs of humans, and not merely a few of their requirements. It is neither a practice of medicine, a healing art, nor a system of therapeutics. It offers no cures, does not pretend to cure, and in fact strives to dispel the popular notion of cures. Instead, Natural Hygiene emphasizes that adherence to its principles, which are based on the Laws of Nature, permits the body to heal itself.

Where do the terms Hygiene and Natural Hygiene come from?

The word "hygiene" came from the Greek goddess of health, Hygieia, and this is what the movement was first named in the 1800's. In the 1900's, Drs. Herbert Shelton and Christopher Gian-Cursio called the revived movement "Natural Hygiene". The focus then was distinguishing the modern modalities of managing ill-health via medical and pharmaceutical approaches from the pursuit of restoring health via nature-based healthful living practices. The word "natural" was also added to "hygiene" to help distinguish the original definition of hygiene (#1 above) from the more common definition, that of "personal cleanliness".

The information on this website is based on the tenets of Natural Hygiene, i.e. it respects and is in compliance with (our) nature and with our needs.


Not by divine revelation, as so many have claimed for their "discoveries," but by a close and careful study of nature did all these men come to their knowledge [In the early 1800's many MDs both in Europe and America were critical of the medical practices common at the time. In the USA this movement got the name Hygiene. All but two of the pioneer Hygienists were medical men who had become disillusioned with medical practices]. Hygiene represents a return to that pristine mode of living that emerged with man when he first appeared on the earth; it is a revival of something precious that had been all but lost during the course of ages thanks to the corrupting and perverting influences of shaman, priest, physician, and trader. These, with their false systems and false teachings, have led the race astray. When and where ignorance and superstition have prevailed with all their mind-beclouding and debasing influences, disease and crime abound. – H. Shelton, 1968.



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