"Your Natural Diet: Alive Raw Foods"
by T. C. Fry and David Klein
Part 11: The Art And Science of Healthful Living
Natural Hygiene is the art and science of living healthfully in accord with our natural biological heritage. Natural Hygiene embodies those principles which guide us to correct living practices. "Hygiene" is literally the science of health.
Our biological nature, the make-up (structure, function and living essence) of our bodies, determines our needs and how we should meet them. Health is our natural state of being. Disease are perfectly natural responses sent by our body for the purpose of detoxifying, rebalancing, adapting to harmful influences and healing. the condition of health is only possible when living healthfully, statisfying our mental, emotional, physiological, spiritual needs.
Natural Hygiene is about enhancing our well-being in all of those levels through education and right living. It provides us a simple, wholisic, living awareness system for regaining and maintaining superb human health and beauty. It teaches independence and rational action. It banishes fear and ignorance regarding human health and how to keep it. Ultimately it is about freedom.
All animals are creatures of instinct, which directs them to meet their needs. discovering our natural instinct is part of the Natural hygiene. It is ignorance of our instincts and the laws of life that creates our sickness and suffering.
We contend that disease will not occur unless there is sufficient cause. When the organism is overwhelmed by toxic substances beyond its ability to eliminate them in normal course, the body institutes emergency action to effect expulsion of the toxic burden. this crisis is called sickness or disease. Toxic materials accumulate in the body from two sources: 1) from unexpelled body wastes that are endogenously generated as a normal part of our metabolism, and 2) from exogenous materials ingested and partially or wholly retained due to inability to cope with the eliminative load.
We must eliminate the false knowledge we carry with us each moment. Using treatments, drugs, herbs, or anything else abnormal and unnatural to the body can interfere with healthful body functions but, under no circumstances can these agencies heal the body.Because these devitalizing agents depress and supress symptoms (or evidences) of body healing efforts, and because the body discontinues vital activities to contend with these agencies, which makes the symptoms disappear, the anti-vital effects of drugs and treatments are mistaken for healing effects. Body vitality may be lowered so much by the greater danger presented by the drugs or modalities that the original disease effort, which is actually an effort to purify the body, is discontinued in favor of devoting available energies to the more virulent enemy, the drugs within. thats why there are so many diseases caused by treatments.
Actually all physicians succeed in doing is to create additional disease. The original problem remains while the body must redirect its energies partly or wholly to removing the more dangerous drugs, herbs, or so-called medicines. thus symptoms of the original disease disappear (or are suppressed and masked) because the necessary energy and vitality to further conduct the disease is now lacking. Yet the body is in greater danger than before. Nothing but the body can heal itself.
The best way to help the body in disease is to "intelligently do nothing" and simultaneously establish conditions of health-conditions that enable the body to devote all its vitality to the healing crisis.
The body is always acting intelligently and correctly. It is always acting appropriately based on the conditions with which it must contend. We can interfere with its operations, but we cannot possibly help it other than by furnishing the normal needs of life consonant with exiting body conditions.
1. Love of Self
2. Healthy Self Image and Esteem
3. Passionate Love of All Life
6. Inner Focus/Listening
7. Abidance by the Senses and Intuition
8. True Knowledge
9. Graceful, Grateful, Respectful, Generous Attitude
10. Organic, Vegan, Properly-combined Alive Raw Food Diet
11. Pure Water
12. Pure air
14. Warm Climate
15. Fitness and Posture
16. Security and Peace of Mind
17. Rejuvenative Rest and Sleep
18. Heart-centered Self Nurturing
19. Sharing of Love
22. Creative Expression
23. Emotional Flow and Release
24. Rhythmic Movement
25. Musical Indulgence
26. Simple Lifestyle
27. Communing With Nature
29. Service - Living Your Life´s Purpose
30. Engagement in Self-improvement Challenges
By living hygienically, or healthfully, we are enabled to rejuvenate and reach our full health potential.