Basic Principles

The whole philosophy and practice of nature cure is built on three basic principles. These
principles are based on the conclu sions reached from over a century of effective naturopathic
treatment of diseases in Germany, America and Great Britain. They have been tested and
proved over and over again by the results obtained.
The first and most basic principle of nature cure is that all forms of disease are due to the same
cause, namely, the accumulations of waste materials and bodily refuse in the system. These
waste materials in the healthy individual are removed from the system through the organs of
elimination. But in the diseased person, they are steadily piling up in the body through years of
faulty habits of living such as wrong feeding, improper care of the body and habits contributing to
enervation and nervous exhaustion such as worry, overwork and excesses of all kinds. It follows
from this basic principle that the only way to cure disease is to employ methods which will
enable the system to throw off these toxic accumulations. All natural treatments are actually
directed towards this end.
The second basic principle of nature cure is that all acute diseases such as fevers, colds,
inflammations, digestive disturbances and skin eruptions are nothing more than self-initiated
efforts on the part of the body to throw off the accumulated waste materials and that all chronic
diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, rheumatism, asthma, kidney disorders, are the results
of continued suppression of the acute diseases through harmful methods such as drugs,
vaccines, narcotics and gland extracts.
The third principle of nature cure is that the body contains an eleborate healing mechanism
which has the power to bring about a return to normal condition of health, provided right
methods are employed to enable it to do so. In other words, the power to cure disease lies within
the body itself and not in the hands of the doctor.

Nature Cure vs Modern System

The modern medical system treats the symptoms and suppresses the disease but does little to
ascertain the real cause. Toxic drugs which may suppress or relieve some ailments usually have
harmful side-effects. Drugs usually hinder the self-healing efforts of the body and make recovery
more difficult. According to the late Sir William Osler, an eminent physician and surgeon, when
drugs are used, the patient has to recover twice – once from the illness, and once from the drug.
Drugs cannot cure diseases; disease continues. It is only its pattern that changes. Drugs also
produce dietary deficiencies by destroying nutrients, using them up, and preventing their
absorption. Moreover, the toxicity they produce occurs at a time when the body is least capable
of coping with it. The power to restore health thus lies not in drugs,but in nature.
The approach of modern system is more on combative lines after the disease has set in,
whereas nature cure system lays greater emphasis on preventive method and adopts measures
to attain and maintain health and prevent disease. The modern medical system treats each
disease as a separate entity, requiring specific drug for its cure, whereas the nature cure system
treats the organism as a whole and seeks to restore harmony to the whole of the patient’s being.

Methods of Nature Cure

The nature cure system aims at the readjustment of the human system from abnormal to normal
conditions and functions, and adopts methods of cure which are in conformity with the
constructive principles of nature. Such methods remove from the system the accumulation of
toxic matter and poisons without in any way injuring the vital organs of the body. They also
stimulate the organs of elimination and purification to better functioning.
To cure disease, the first and foremost requirement is to regulate the diet. To get rid of
accumulated toxins and restore the equilibrium of the system, it is desirable to completely
exclude acid-forming foods, including proteins, starches and fats, for a week or more and to
confine the diet to fresh fruits which will disinfect the stomach and alimentary canal. If the body is
overloaded with morbid matter, as in acute disease, a complete fast for a few days may be
necessary for the elimination of toxins. Fruit juice may, however, be taken during a fast. A simple
rule is : do not eat when you are sick, stick to a light diet of fresh fruits. Wait for the return of the
usual healthy appetite. Loss of appetite is Nature’s warning that no burden should be placed on
the digestive organs. Alkaline foods such as raw vegetables and sprouted whole grain cereals
may be added after a week of a fruits-only diet.
Another important factor in the cure of diseases by natural methods is to stimulate the vitality of
the body. This can be achieved by using water in various ways and at varying temperatures in
the form of packs or baths. The application of cold water, especially to the abdomen, the seat of
most diseases, and to the sexual organs, through a cold sitting ( hip) bath immediately lowers
body heat and stimulates the nervous system. In the form of wet packs, hydrotherapy offers a simple natural method of abating fevers and reducing pain and inflammation without any harmful
side-effects. Warm water applications, on the other hand, are relaxing.
Other natural methods useful in the cure of diseases are air and sunbaths, exercise and
massage. Air and sunbaths revive dead skin and help maintain it in a normal condition. Exercise,
especially yogic asanas,promotes inner health and harmony and helps eliminate all tension :
physical, mental and emotional. Massage tones up the nervous system and quickens blood
circulation and the metabolic process.
Thus a well-balanced diet, sufficient physical exercise, the observation of the other laws of
well-being such as fresh air, plenty of sunlight, pure drinking water,scrupulous cleanliness,
adequate rest and right mental attitude can ensure proper health and prevent disease.

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Table of Content:


1. Principles And Practice Of Nature Cure
2. Fasting – The Master Remedy
3. Therapeutic Baths
4. Curative Powers Of Earth
5. Exercise In Health And Disease
6. Therapeutic Value Of Massage
7. Yoga Therapy
8. Healing Power Of Colours
9.Sleep : Restorative Of Tired Body And



10. Optimum Nutrition For Vigour And
11. Miracles Of Alkalizing Diet
12.Vitamins And Their Importance In
Health And Disease
13.Minerals And Their Importance In
14. Amazing Power Of Amino Acids
15. Secrets Of Food Combining
16. Health Promotion The Vegetarian Way
17. Importance Of Dietary Fibre
18. Lecithin – An Amazing Youth Element
19. Role Of Enzymes In Nutrition.
20. Raw Juice Therapy
21. Sprouts For Optimum Nutrition



22. Acne
23. Alcoholism
24. Allergies
25. Anaemia
26. Appendicitis
27. Arterriosclerosis
28. Arthritis
29. Asthama
30. Backache
31. Bronchitis
32. Cancer
33. Cataract
34. Cirrhosis Of The Liver
35. Colitis
36. Common Cold
37. Conjunctivitis
38. Constipation
39. Dandruff
40. Defective Vision
41. Depression
42. Diabetes
43. Diarrhoea
44. Dysentery
45. Eczema
46. Epilepsy
47. Falling Of Hair
48. Fatigue

49. Gall-Bladder Disorders
50. Gastritis
51. Glaucoma
52. Gout
53. Headaches And Migraine
54. Heart Disease
55. High Blood Cholesterol
56. High Blood Pressure
57. Hydrocele
58. Hypoglycemia
59. Indigestion
60. Influenza
61. Insomnia
62. Jaundice
63. Kidney Stones
64. Leucoderma
65. Neuritis
66. Nepthritis
67. Obesity
68. Peptic Ulcer
69. Piles
70. Premature Greying Of Hair
71. Prostate Disorders
72. Psoriasis
73. Pyorrhoea
74. Rheumatism
75. Sexual Impotence
76. Sinusitis
77. Stress
78. Thinness
79. Tonsillitis
80. Tuberculosis
81. Varicose Veins

82. Venereal Diseases



83. Menstrual Disorders
84. Pre-menstrual Syndrome
85. Menopausal Problems
86. Childbirth The Natural Way
87. Habitual Abortion
88. Female Sterility
89. Leucorrhoea
90. Inflammation Of The Uterus
91. Prolapse Of The Uterus
92. Vaginitis
93. Pruritus Vulvae
94. Hysteria
95. Goitre
96. Cholera
97. Dermatitis
98. Hiatus Hernia
99. Intestinal Worms
100. Malaria
101. Whooping Cough
102. Halitosis
103. Measles
104. Mumps
105. Pleurisy
106. Pneumonia
107. Sore Throat
108. Cystitis







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