Natural Hygienic Laws

Below are some observations that were
made by the pioneers of the Natural
Hygienic movement.  

They explain how the laws of nature consistently
and predictably interact with the human body.  

Hygienic doctors believed that understanding
physiology and the laws pertaining to the human
anatomy was the first step toward achieving perfect

1. Life’s Great Law
Every living cell of the organized body is endowed
with an instinct of self-preservation, sustained by an
inherent force in the organism called vital force or life
force.  The success of each living organism - whether
it be simple or complex - is directly proportional to the
amount of its life force and inversely proportional to
the degree of its activity.

2. The Law of Order
The living organism is completely self-constructing,
self-maintaining, self-directing, self-repairing, self-
defending, and self-healing.

3. The Law of Action
Whenever action occurs in the living organism, as
the result of extraneous influences, the action must
be ascribed to the living thing, which has the power
of action-and not to the lifeless, the leading
characteristic of which is inertia.

4. The Law of Power
The power employed, and consequently expended, in
any vital or medicinal action is vital power, that is,
power from within-and not from without.

5. The Law of Distribution
The power of the body, whether that power is great
or little, is distributed in a manner proportionate to
the importance and needs of the various organs and
tissues of the body.

6. The Law of Conservation
Whenever nutritive abstinence is affected, the living
organism’s reserves are autolyzed in the inverse
order of their usefulness, while toxic substances are
being eliminated.

7. The Law of Limitation
Whenever and wherever the expenditure of vital
power has advanced so far that a fatal exhaustion is
imminent, a check is put upon the unnecessary
expenditure of power; and the organism rebels
against the further use of even an accustomed

8. The Law of Special Economy
The vital organism-under favorable conditions-stores
up all excess of vital funds above the current
expenditures as a "reserve fund" to be employed in
time of special need.

9. The Law of Vital Accommodation
The response of the vital organism to external stimuli
is an instinctive one, based upon a self-preservative
instinct, which adapts or accommodates itself to
whatever influence it cannot destroy or control

10. The Law of Stimulation or Dual Effect
Whenever a toxic or irritating agent is brought to bear
upon the living organism, the body puts forth vital
resistance - which manifests itself in an action at
once accelerated, but also impaired.

This resistance diminishes the bodily power
precisely to the degree to which it accelerates action.

The increased action is caused by the extra
expenditure of vital power called out, not supplied, by
the stimulatory process.  In consequence, the
available supply of power is diminished by this

11. The Law of Compensation
Whenever action in the body has expended the
substance and available energy of the body, sleep
and/or rest is induced in order to replenish the body’
s substance and Nerve Energy.

12. The Law of Selective Elimination
All injurious substances which gain admittance by
any means into the living organism are counteracted,
neutralized, and expelled as fully as the bodily Nerve
Energy supplies allow by such means and through
such channels as will produce the least amount of
harm to the living structure.  

Alcohol metabolites in the breath means the lungs
are being used. Garlic breath means the same route
is being used. Perspiration following the eating of hot
peppers means the sweat glands are being used.
Your hair falling out from chemo means the hair
follicles in the skin are being used.

13. The Law of Utilization
The normal elements and materials of life are all that
the living organism is ever capable of constructively
utilizing, whether it is well or sick. No substance or
process that is not a normal-factor- element in
physiology can be of any value in the structure of the
living organism; and that which is unusable in a state
of health, is equally unusable in a state of illness.

14.  The Law of Quality Selection
When the quality of nutriment being received by the
living organism is higher than that of the present
living tissue, the organism will discard lower-grade
cells to make room for appropriating the superior
materials into new and healthy tissue.

15.  The Law of The Minimum
The development of living organisms is regulated by
the supply of that element or factor which is least
abundantly provided or utilized. The element or factor
in shortest supply determines the amount of

16. The Law of Development
The development of all or any parts of the living
organism is measured in direct proportion to the
amount of vital forces and nutritive materials, which
are directed to it and brought to bear upon it.

Principles of Natural Hygiene

                  Fresh Air

         Pure Water (distilled)

Comfortable Body Temperature

            Internal Cleanliness
  Free of poisons & pollutants.

Sleep - regenerates nerve energy

                   Proper Food
Eat foods of our biological adaptation

Eat your food as raw as possible.

            Exercise regularly
Sunshine - an essential of life.


              Rest & Relaxation

                 Mental Poise

             Do Creative Work

           Appreciate Beauty

               Express Love

     Must have a Purpose in Life