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How and When to Be Your Own Doctor | by Dr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon



This book was written to help educate the general public about the virtues of natural medicine and to encourage the next generation of natural healers.

TitleHow and When to Be Your Own Doctor
AuthorDr. Isabelle A. Moser with Steve Solomon
Year1997
CopyrightSee below

This book is not copyright; it is public domain material.
Reproduction and dissemination is encouraged as long as
the entire book is kept intact and remains unaltered.
Steve Solomon, June, 1997.

Part I: Introduction

-Forward
Tis a gift to be simple Tis a gift to be simple Tis a gift to be free, Tis a gift to come down Where we ought to be. And when we find ourselves In a place just ...

Part II: Chapter 1

-Chapter One: How I Became a Hygienist: Part1
From The Hygienic Dictionary Doctors. [1] In the matter of disease and healing, the people have been treated as serfs. The doctor is a dictator who knows it ...
-How I Became a Hygienist: Part2
According the Hippocratic Oath, the first criteria of a treatment is that it should do no harm. Once again I found myself trapped in a system that made me feel ...
-How I Became a Hygienist: Part3
I then administered Coca's Pulse Test (see the Appendix) and quickly discovered Elizabeth was wildly intolerant to wheat and dairy products. Following the well ...
-How I Became a Hygienist: Part4
So people started to come to Great Oaks School of Health to rest up from a demanding job, to drop some excess weight, and generally to eliminate the adverse ...

Part III: Chapter 2

-Chapter Two: The Nature and Cause of Disease
From The Hygienic Dictionary Toxemia. [1] Toxemia is the basic cause of all so-called diseases. In the process of tissue-building (metabolism), there is cell- ...
-The Cause Of Disease
Ever since natural medicine arose in opposition to the violence of so-called scientific medicine, every book on the subject of hygiene, once it gets past its ...
-Why People Get Sick
This is the Theory of Toxemia. A healthy body struggles continually to purify itself of poisons that are inevitably produced while going about its business of ...
-The Digestive Process
After we have eaten our four-color meal--often we do this in a hurry, without much chewing, under a lot of stress, or in the presence of negative emotions--we ...
-The Progress Of Disease: Irritation, Enervation, Toxemia
Disease routinely lies at the end of a three-part chain that goes: irritation or sub-clinical malnutrition, enervation, toxemia. Irritations are something the ...
-Secondary Eliminations Are Disease
However the exact form the chain from irritation or malnutrition to enervation progresses, the ultimate result is an increased level of toxemia, placing an ...

Part IV: Chapter 3

-Chapter Three: Fasting
From The Hygienic Dictionary Cure.[1] There is no cure for disease; fasting is not a cure. Fasting facilitates natural healing processes. Foods do not cure.
-Fasting: The Effort Of Digestion
Digestion is a huge, unappreciated task, unappreciated because few of us are aware of its happening in the same way we are aware of making efforts to use our ...
-How Fasting Heals
Its an old hygienic maxim that the doctor does not heal, the medicines do not heal, only the body heals itself. If the body can t heal then nothing can heal it.
-Essentials of a Successful, Safe Fast
1. Fast in a bright airy room, with exceptionally good ventilation, because fasters not only need a lot of fresh air; their bodies give off powerfully ...
-The Prime Rules Of Fasting
Another truism of natural hygiene is that we dig our own graves with our teeth. It is sad but true that almost all eat too much quantity of too little quality.
-Length Of The Fast
How long should a person fast? In cases where there are serious complaints to remedy but where there are no life threatening disease conditions, a good rule of ...
-My Own 56 Day Long Fast
Fasters go through a lot of different emotional states, these can get intense and do change quite rapidly. The physical body, too, will manifest transitory ...
-Common Fasting Complaints And Discomforts
The most frequently heard complaints of fasters are headaches, dry, cracked lips, dizziness, blurred vision with black spots that float, skin rashes, and ...
-Fasting: The Healing Crisis And Retracing
Certain unpleasant somatics that occur while fasting (or while on a healing diet) may not be dangerous or bad. Two types, the healing crisis, and retracing, ...
-The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting
Then there s the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people have been media junkies since they were kids; the only way they believe they can survive another ...
-Exercise While Fasting
The issue of how much activity is called for on a fast is controversial. Natural Hygienists in the Herbert Shelton tradition insist that all fasters absolutely ...
-The Stages Of Fasting
The best way to understand what happens when we fast is to break up the process into six stages: preparation for the fast, loss of hunger, acidosis, ...
-Less-Rigorous-Than-Water Fasts
There are gradations of fasting measures ranging from rigorous to relatively casual. Water fasting is the most rapid and effective one. Other methods have been ...
-Fasting: Raw Food Healing Diets
Next in declining order of healing effectiveness is what I call a raw food healing diet or cleansing diet. It consists of those very same watery fruits and ...
-Fasting: Complete Recovery Of The Seriously Ill
Its a virtual certainty that to fully recover, a seriously ill person will have to significantly rebuild numerous organs. They have a hard choice: to accept a ...
-Fasting: Starvation
It is true that ethical medical doctors use the least-risky procedure they are allowed to use. But this does not mean there are no risks to allopathic ...
-Weight Loss By Fasting
Loss of weight indicates, almost guarantees, that detoxification and healing is occurring. I can t stress this too much. Of all the things I find my patients ...
-Cases Beyond The Remedy Of Fasting
Occasionally, very ill people have a liver that has become so degenerated it cannot sustain the burden of detoxification. This organ is as vital to survival as ...
-Social/Cultural/Psychological Obstacles To Fasting
Numerous attitudes make it difficult to fast or to provide moral support to friends or loved ones that are fasting. Many people harbor fears of losing weight ...
-Preventative Fasting
During the years it takes for a body to degenerate enough to prompt a fast, the body has been storing up large quantities of unprocessed toxins in the cells, ...

Part V: Chapter 4

-Chapter Four: Colon Cleansing
From The Hygienic Dictionary Autointoxication. [1] the accumulations on the bowel wall become a breeding ground for unhealthy bacterial life forms. The heavy ...
-Colon Cleansing: Most Diseases Cure Themselves
If you ask any honest medical doctor how they cure diseases, they will tell you that most acute disease conditions and a smaller, though significant percentage ...
-Colon Cleansing: The Repugnant Bowel
I don't know why, but people of our culture have a deep-seated reluctance to relate to the colon or it's functions. People don't want to think about the colon ...
-Colon Cleansing: What Is Constipation?
Most people think they are not constipated because they have a bowel movement almost every day, accomplished without straining. I have even had clients tell me ...
-Colon Cleansing: The Development Of My Own Constipation
The history of my own constipation, though it especially relates to a very rustic childhood, is typical of many people. I was also raised on a very ...
-Colon Cleansing: Rapid Relief From Colon Cleansing
During fasting the liver is hard at work processing toxins released from fat and other body deposits. The liver still dumps its wastes into the intestines ...
-Colon Cleansing: Enemas Versus Colonics
People frequently wonder what is the difference between a colonic and an enema. First of all enemas are a lot cheaper because you give them to yourself; an ...
-Colon Cleansing: How To Give Yourself An Enema
Enemas have been medically out of favor for a long time. Most people have never had one. So here are simple directions to self-administer an effective enema ...
-Colon Cleansing: Curing With Enemas
It is not wise to continue regular colonics or enemas once a detoxification program has been completed and you have returned to a maintenance diet. The body ...

Part VI: Chapter 5

-Diet and Nutrition
From The Hygienic Dictionary Food . [1] Life is a tragedy of nutrition. In food lies 99.99% of the causes of all diseases and imperfect health of any kind.Prof.
-Diet and Nutrition: The Confusions About Diets and Foods
Like my daughter, many people of all ages are muddled about the relationship between health and diet. Their confusions have created a profitable market for ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Fundamental Principle
If you are a true believer in any of the above food religions, I expect that you will find my views unsettling. But what I consider good diet results from my ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Lessons From Nutritional Anthropology
The next logical pair of questions are: how healthy could good nutrition make people be, and, how much deviation from ideal nutrition could we allow ourselves ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Finding Your Ideal Dietary
Anyone that is genuinely interested in having the best possible health should make their own study of the titles listed in the bibliography in the back of this ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Human Comedy
I know most of my readers have been heavily indoctrinated about food and think they already know the truth about dietetics. I also know that so much ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Organic Versus Chemical Feud
Now, regrettably, and at great personal risk to my reputation, I must try to puncture the very favorite belief of food religionists, the doctrine that ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Poor Start
For this reason it makes sense to take vitamins and food supplements, to be discussed in the next chapter. And because our food supply, Organic or conventional, ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Butter, Margarine and Fats in General.
Recently, enormous propaganda has been generated against eating butter. Its been smeared in the health magazines as a saturated animal fat, one containing that ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Milk, Meat, And Other Protein Foods
Speaking of butter, how about milk? The dairy lobby is very powerful in North America. Its political clout and campaign contributions have the governments of ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Development Of Allergies
There are three ways a body can become allergic. (1) It can have a genetic predisposition for a specific allergy to start with. (2) It can be repeatedly ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Flour, And Other Matters Relating To Seeds
One of the largest degradations to human health was caused by the roller mill. This apparently profitable machine permitted the miller to efficiently separate ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Freshness Of Fruits And Vegetables
Most people do not realize the crucial importance of freshness when it comes to produce. In the same way that seeds gradually die, fruits and vegetables go ...
-Diet and Nutrition: The Real Truth About Salt And Sugar
First, let me remind certain food religionists: salt is salt is salt is salt and sugar is sugar is sugar. There are no good forms of salt and no good forms of ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Food Combining And "Healthfood Junkfood."
This brings us to a topic I call healthfood junkfood. Many people improve their diet, eliminating meat and chemicalized food in favor of whole grains and ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Diets To Heal The Critically Ill
A critically ill person is someone who could expire at any moment; therapeutic interventions are racing against death. Can the body repair itself enough before ...
-Diet and Nutrition: Food In The Order Of Digestive Difficulty
Individual digestive weaknesses and allergies are not taken into account in this list. Hard To Digest: Meat, fish, chicken, eggs (if cooked), all legumes ...
-Diet For The Chronically Ill.
The chronically ill person has a long-term degenerative condition that is not immediately life threatening. This condition usually causes more-or-less ...
-Diet For The Acutely Ill
The acutely ill person experiences occasional attacks of distressing symptoms, usually after indiscretions in living or emotional upsets. They have a cold, or ...
-Diet For A Healthy Person
I doubt that it is possible to be totally healthy in the twentieth century. Doctors Alsleben and Shute in their book How to Survive the New Health Catastrophes ...
-Diet Is Not Enough
Those isolated, long-lived peoples discovered by Weston A. Price had to do hard physical labor to eat, had to walk briskly up and down steep terrain to get ...
-Diet For A Long, Long Life
Some people not only want to be healthy, but they want to live in good health long past the normal life span projected by statistical tables for Homo Sapiens.

Part VII: Chapter 6

-Chapter Six: Vitamins and Other Food Supplements
From The Hygienic Dictionary Vitamins. [1] The staple foods may not contain the same nutritive substances as in former times. . . . Chemical fertilizers, by ...
-Vitamins For Young Persons And Children
Young healthy people from weaning through their thirties should also take nutritional supplements even though young people usually feel so good that they find ...
-Vitamins For An Older Healthy Person
Someone who is beyond 35 to 40 years of age should still feel good almost all of the time. That is how life should be. But enjoying well-being does not mean ...
-Vitamins and Other Food Supplements: The Future Of Life Extension
I beg the readers indulgence for a bit of futurology about what things may look like if the life extension movement continues to develop. Right now, a full ...
-Vitamin Program For The Sick
No matter which way you look at it or how well insured you may be against it, being sick is expensive (not to mention what it does to one's quality of life), ...
-Vitamin C
Vitamin C is not a newly discovered vitamin, but was one of the first ever identified. If you are one of those people that just hate taking vitamins, and you ...
-Co-enzyme Q-10
Co-enzyme Q-10 substance is normally manufactured in the human body and is also found in minuscule amounts in almost every cell on Earth. For that reason it is ...
-DMAE
DMAE is another extremely valuable vitamin-like substance that is not widely known. It is a basic building material that the body uses to make acetylcholine, ...
-Lecithin
Lecithin is a highly tonic and inexpensive food supplement that is underutilized by many people even though it is easily obtainable in healthfood stores. It is ...
-Algae
Algae . Spirulina or sun dried chlorella are also great food supplements. Both make many people feel energized, pepped-up. It is possible to fast on either ...

Part VIII: Chapter 7

-Chapter Seven: The Analysis of Disease States: Helping the Body Recover
From the Hygienic Dictionary Diagnosis. [1] In the United States, making a diagnosis implies that you are a doctor duly licensed to engage in diagnostic ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Arthritis
Some years back my 70 years old mother came from the family homestead in the wilds of northern British Columbia to visit me at the Great Oaks School. She had ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Breast Cancer
I have worked with many young women with breast cancer; so many in fact, that their faces and cases tend to blur. But whenever I think about them, Kelly ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Constant Complaints
Alice was a middle-aged woman who couldn't understand why she had always felt tired, even when she was young. Her life had been this way ever since she could ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: A Rampaging Infection
At the age of 40, John, an old bohemian client of mine, came into a moderate inheritance and went native in the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. He spent ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Chronic Back Pain
Barry was a carpenter who couldn't afford to lose work because he was unable to bend or twist or lift. He frequently had bouts of severe back pain that made ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Painful Menstruation
Elsie was twenty. She came to see me because I had helped Elsie's mother overcome breast cancer many years earlier. Elsie began to have very painful periods ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Irritable Bowels
Some peoples' lives don't run smoothly. Jeanne's certainly didn't. She was abandoned to raise three little kids on welfare. Her college diploma turned out to ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: A Collection of Gallbladders
Gallbladder cases are rather ho-hum to me; they are quick to respond to hygienic treatment and easy to resolve. I've fixed lots of them. But an inflamed ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: The Frightening Heart
Heart disease is one of the major causes of death among North Americans. It evokes images of resuscitation, of desperate races against time, trying to restart ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Other Kinds Of Cancer
There seem to be many other kinds of cancer, at least if you believe the medical doctors. They divide up cancers and their treatments by their location in the ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Onion Cases
All too many of my cases are what I privately refer to as onion cases. By this I mean the opposite of a simple case. There are multiple complaints. I call them ...
-The Analysis of Disease States: Unethical Illness
I see a lot of spiritually-induced physical illness in my practice. Maybe more than my share. Maybe its karmic; it tends to find me because I understand it.

Part IX: Appendices

-Appendix: Pulse Testing For Allergies
Coca's Pulse Tests are extraordinarily useful and simple tools for at-home allergy detection. My clients have succeeded at using this approach without ...
-Appendix: Vitamin and Supplement Suppliers
Bronson Pharmaceutical 1945 Craig Road P.O. Box 46903 St. Louis, MO 63146 [800] 525-8466 Douglas Cooper Products Box 65976 Los Angeles, CA 90065 [800] 234-8686 ...
-Appendix: Publishers Of Books Not Readily Findable
Life Extension Foundation 2835 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, Florida 33020 [800] 544-0577 I strongly recommend joining and regularly studying their newsletter.
-Appendix: Bibliography
Airola, P. N. D., PhD (1974).How to Get Well. Phoenix: Health Plus Publishers. Albrecht, W. A. (1975).The Albrecht Papers . Kansas City: Acres, USA. Alexander, ...









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