Dr. Herbert M. Shelton (1895-1985)
Dr. Shelton was an iconoclast and rebel health pioneer. Standing on
the shoulders of prior progressive and independent thinkers, Dr. Shelton
relentlessly taught and promoted a practical, sensible and extremely
effective system of achieving overall human health and happiness - Natural
Hygiene. The name comes from two words: Natural - in harmony with Nature,
and Hygiene - the science of good health.
Illness does not develop without cause; there are laws which
regulate human life as well as any other system or constitution, and
the man who violates any of the laws of his being, ought to know,
when he suffers mental and physical distress, that this is a consequence
of the transgression. (Herbert Shelton 1968)
Dr. Shelton's 40-some books are difficult to find. We recommend you
read as much as is available online before you go shopping. The following
are public domain:
between Natural Hygiene and Alternative Medicine
Natural Hygiene stands unique among all other therapies and healing
sciences in that it alone insists that there is no such thing as cure
- only self-healing. All other therapies try to deal with the symptoms
using this therapy or that. Herbs, magnets, needles, lotions, potions,
light, heat, mud etc. In Natural Hygiene there is no therapy, no treatment.
Natural hygiene does not try to treat symptoms - it is the only system
that insists on finding out the cause of the disease and attacking that.
Only in certain life threatening cases, or in case of accident, trauma
etc it is possible to do something (via emergency medication, surgery
etc) to help the body. In acute and chronic sickness, the body is best
left to deal with the problem.
A bad Diet is the principal reason for sickness. By eating a diet high
in natural, whole, raw foods we can avoid most illnesses. Cooked food
should be minimized and processed food avoided altogether.