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Handbook of Nature Cure Volume One: Nature Cure vs. Medical Science | by John L. Fielder



Dr Fielder eschews the use of all forms of medication whether they be so-called 'natural' or otherwise, including supplementation. He believes solely in the self-reparative nature of the organism and its ability to heal itself given the necessary care, attention and environment. The only exception being in the case of major trauma where reparative surgery is necessary.

TitleHandbook of Nature Cure Volume One: Nature Cure vs. Medical Science
AuthorJohn L. Fielder
PublisherAcademy of Natural Living
Year2001
CopyrightJohn L. Fielder
ISBN0 9586611 4 6

Academy of Natural Living © John L. Fielder, dc, do, nd (adel)

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Contact: www.johnfielder.com.au email.

All Rights reserved. No Part of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording,or by any information retrieval system, without the express written permission of the publisher

DISCLAIMER: The information in this book is not intended as medical advice. The author does not recommend standard medical practices. The authors, publishers and/or distributors will not assume responsibility for any adverse consequences resulting from adopting the lifestyle described herein.

Part I: Chapter 1

-Chapter One: That Fallacious Germ Theory
By ignoring the part played by the individual himself in the setting up of disease within his own body, and throwing all the emphasis on purely erroneous ...
-The Unity of Disease
The reader will now be fully ready for acceptance of the cardinal principle of Nature Cure, which is, that although, thanks to the pedantry and misconceptions ...
-Nature Cure and Medical Science
It is because they understand this fundamental oneness and unity of all disease that practitioners of Nature Cure are enabled to secure such seemingly ...
-Disease a Self-Healing Process
What the medical profession calls a cure is merely the suppression of superficial symptoms, to cause further and more serious trouble later on! What the ...
-Two Completely Divergent Philosophies
All too often the great surgeon or physician, and even the general practitioner, vainly imagines that he or she can cure disease by suppressing symptoms and ...
-The "Fruits" of the Old Philosophy of Disease
Every tree is known by his own fruit, said Christ to his disciples. Let the men and women of today see for themselves the fruits of orthodox medical philosophy!

Part II: Chapter 2

-Chapter Two: What is Fever?
Warmth is always generated by fermentation; the more violent the fermentation, the greater the increase in temperature. This warmth is produced by the friction ...
-Fever Is Fermentation Going On In The System
We shall best comprehend the symptoms exhibited by fever by forming a correct picture of the processes of fermentation, as they may frequently be observed ...

Part III: Chapter 3

-Chapter Three: How Does Disease Arise?
What is disease? How does it arise? How does it show itself? The answers to the above questions are important not only from a theoretical but even from a more ...
-Disease Is The Presence of Foreign Matter In The System
For the correctness of this definition there is an infallible test. If after that which we have designated as morbid matter has in a suitable manner been ...

Part IV: Chapter 4

-Chapter Four: Racial Memory
Racial memory touches upon a peculiarity of humankind. We continue to be gravely upset by the frightening events which occurred repeatedly to our numerous ...
-Symbiosis
Now let us look at symbiosis. Probably most of you have heard that more honey can be obtained in an area where there are many old maids? The argument runs that ...
-Fallacy of "Cures"
Leaving the directly harmful effects of drugs aside for the moment, we do not believe in the possibility of a cure in the ordinary acceptance of the word. You ...
-Learn From Your Dog
To see how essentially unnatural is that teaching, watch your dog. When he is sick he goes away by himself into a corner, and refuses to look at food. Leave ...
-Safety Valves
Now let us look into a common statement made by mildly ailing people. I am very well, except for my rheumatism , or My health is very good except for my cough , ...
-How Chronic Disease is Initiated
According to our idea, if during an illness, the impurities stirred into the circulation are not allowed free exit from the system, the usual result is that ...
-And How To Clear Chronic Disease Up
So, if you are determined to build high level health so that you can go through almost anything and still remain vigorous and alert, wholesome, undamaged and ...
-Tilden’s Rule Number One
If, for example, you go weak at the knees from missing a cup of tea or a meal, it means that you should omit several more cups of tea or meals. It means that ...
-The Nature Cure "Crisis"
Health is not quite what people think it is. It is vastly more than a mere absence of symptoms and discomforts. Like your garden, your body calls for a degree ...
-To Build Serious Disease
Now a few words more from Dr Tilden: Years ago when I gave salicylates with the superstitious idea of curing rheumatism, I succeeded in establishing a heart ...
-Miracle Drugs
It is not by accident that all medicines are poisonous. Only that way can they be made to work. But there is also the patient s imagination. During the war we ...
-Illness for All
People who equate everything in terms of cash should be satisfied with health service. It is decidedly expensive. But money costs do not tell everything. In ...
-An Experiment
One of my good friends died just a few weeks ago as a result of what he intended to be an amusing experiment. A month ago he sent for me to visit him at an ...
-Arthritis
I have at the moment at least a dozen patients in Edinburgh with arthritic rheumatism. In each case, before we saw them they had had medical treatment over a ...
-Self Responsibility
For real health attainment you must take the responsibility upon yourself. Practically any ailing person who is willing to do the right thing can get well, but ...
-The Stupefied Invalid
How many of you have read or known about someone in a hospital who has been burned with a hot water bottle? Could you imagine any healthy child or grown up ...
-Somatic Sense
For example, here is an inadvertent experiment I am in the process of completing. About two months ago I drove a spike of wood under my nail. The splinter of ...
-Body Wholeness
Disease is never only local. Your body is either all healthy, or all unhealthy. It may indeed it usually does exhibit its distress more in one part than in ...
-Your Daily Bread
Now let us see why such deposits arise even in people who have become health-conscious and who are doing their utmost to live simply and naturally. Take our ...
-Bread and Convulsions
When dogs ate agenised bread they became dizzy, they staggered about, and before they died they went into convulsions. Human bodies stand up to a great deal ...

Part V: Chapter 5

-Chapter Five: Questions and Answers
Questions and Answers follow. by James C. Thomson Extracted from: Thomson, James C. 1950. The Belfast Lecture. Edinburgh: Thorson s. Can you cure rheumatism by ...
-Questions and Answers. Continued
Is it possible to cure bowel obstruction without operation? If it cannot be cured without operation, it cannot be cured. With few exceptions bowel obstruction ...

Part VI: Chapter 6

-Chapter Six: Light And Air
Man was created naked by Nature, and in the beginning lived naked for a long time. And they were both naked, man and his wife Genesis 2:25; and according to ...
-Light-And-Air Huts and Cottages
One great benefit to health comes from sleeping in huts and cottages situated entirely in the open, and which at all times offer free access to light and air.

Part VII: Chapter 7

-Chapter Seven: The Earth-Power
The fish belongs to the water, here alone can it live and thrive. The bird is destined for the air that is its realm (as the hawk is king in the realm of the ...
-Chapter Seven: The Earth-Power: Part 2
Following the lead of Nature, man lived originally in perfect sinlessness in the enjoyment of purest happiness, in a state of unclouded bliss, such as the ...

Part VIII: Chapter 8

-Chapter Eight: Vital Economy
An abundance of the power called Life is the indispensable condition of Health, because, as we have seen, it is through the instrumentality of life that all ...
-Chapter Eight: Vital Economy: Part 2
Now we come to the true principle, namely Vital Economy. That which maintains health, and restores it when lost, is life. The fivefold food-medicine furnishes ...

Part IX: Chapter 9

-Chapter Nine: But Is It Nature Cure?
Ho ye who suffer. Know ye suffer from yourselves. None else compels no other holds ye that ye live or die. Siddartha by C. Leslie Thomson Extracted from: ...
-Words Out of Place
Very few of those who resort to Nature Cure have any previous understanding of the principles involved. It is therefore not surprising that the average layman ...
-True Treatment Is Training
That reference to mere hard cash is not so smug as it may sound. We are up against the essential deceit of the great majority of orthodox and unorthodox ...
-Carefully Hidden Help
Many of the more intelligent vendors do make some attempt to show the patient a better way of living. It may be camouflaged as a condition for producing the ...
-Different Standards
In this country today we find two groups of people, with different motives, persuading the public that all unorthodox healers, their philosophies and their ...
-How the Press Is Tied
The topical press does not assist the layman to distinguish between the various unorthodox systems. Now and then some newspaper columnist, knowing that most ...
-Homeopathy
Let us now consider, individually, a few of the therapies most commonly confused with Nature Cure. The following is typical of many enquiries: I should be much ...
-Behind the Drug
The philosophy of homeopathy is probably its own worst enemy, so we need waste no further time on that aspect. The important thing is that people treated by ...
-Unorganised Minerals
Tissue Salts are in a way related to the homeopathic method. The general idea is that the more finely a substance is divided the more likely it is to affect or ...
-Solutions Are Finer
The manufacturer of tissue salts claims that the only difference between inert minerals and organised salts is in the fineness of the particles: that and ...
-Herbalism
Both homeopathy and tissue salts have the negative virtue of being practically incapable of real harm almost a positive virtue by comparison with orthodox ...
-Patients Have Duties
The ethics of being a patient are rarely emphasised, but they are almost as important as those of the practitioner. For example, a new Nature Cure patient may ...
-Extracts and Irritants
Health Foods appear to many people to be in the same category as herbs but, although there are some borderline cases, in the main there is a clear distinction.
-For Beginners
Many so called health foods are, of course, simply attractive and palatable concoctions of perfectly wholesome and natural foodstuffs. There can be very little ...
-A Warning
An extract or concentrate is always to be treated with suspicion it can so easily upset the balance of an otherwise reasonable diet and it may be a concentrate ...
-Electronic Magic
Black Boxes are scarcely in the same category as the products discussed so far, but they also are often wrongly attributed to Nature Cure. A Dr Abrams of ...
-A Federal Inquiry
Within recent years there have been further attempts in the States to make capital out of the popular respect for, and ignorance of, electronic apparatus. The ...
-"Urine Therapy"… An Ancient Fallacy
Emotional perversions are strange. They seem to give the unfortunate victim an uncanny power to influence others who may be hovering on the brink, and drag ...
-Pro Tem "Cures"
Again, such treatments brings results. It would take a very bovine constitution not to react violently to such an affront. The symptoms of the original disease ...
-Brutalising the Body
Glandular extracts, although a source of much excellent ammunition for the opponents of vivisectional experiments, do not appear to the layman as very ...
-Insulin
A very different sequence occurs if a glandular extract in this case, insulin is administered. (Particularly if the orthodox dietetic changes are made, since ...
-False Promises
Insulin is only one of a large variety of glandular extracts, but the effects are typical. They seem to produce wonderful results, but these are only obtained ...
-How to Destroy Nature Cure
A final word about the risks, from the practitioner s point of view, of dabbling in near-medicine . This can probably best be exemplified by what has happened ...
-Nature Cure or Not Nature Cure?
Summarising this catalogue of disclaimers, it may be said that the true Nature Cure Practitioner does not make use of any poisons to produce physiological ...
-Vital Reserve
But what about the man so ill that all his confidence is lost? Surely it is right to start him on the road to health by stimulant or other reassuring means? If ...
-Dr J H Kellogg MD, Battle Creek Sanatorium:
There is healing power in obedience, just as there is destruction in disobedience. When the evil-doer ceases to sin and enters upon a life of obedience to the ...

Part X: Chapter 10

-Chapter Ten: The Divine Science of Health
Health is the greatest wealth, which means that he that has health must cherish it with care, lest he should lose it. To this end he must have adequate ...
-Chapter Ten: The Divine Science of Health: Part 2
One of the reasons for this state of things is that medicos as a rule are not interested in our health, but only in our ill-health. The average medical man, ...
-Chapter Ten: The Divine Science of Health: Part 3
One of the grievous shortcomings of medicine is the one to be mentioned here. If a patient, suspecting that he has some disease, such as gastric ulcer, goes to ...

Part XI: Chapter 11

-Chapter Eleven: What is the Cause of Disease?
The short answer will be found in a little booklet which I wrote about fifteen years ago. As this booklet is now out of print I quote from page ten of that ...
-Chapter Eleven: What is the Cause of Disease? Part 2
All organs and consequently all functions are under the control of the nervous system. The efficiency of our organs is dependent upon the supply of nerve force, ...

Part XII: Chapter 12

-Chapter Twelve: What is Nature Cure?
I shall take as my next text a statement made 162 years ago by the founder of Nature Cure, Vincent Priessnitz. Various causes engender vicious juices (by which ...
-Dietetics
This subject covers everything which is consumed by the mouth. Nothing but food should ever pass the lips. There is never a time when a poison or non-food has ...
-Light
This subject covers sunlight, chromotherapy, infra-red, ultra-violet and other forms of light radiation. It is very doubtful if any of these methods, except ...
-Air
Air bathing, breathing, hot-air baths, ozone and oxygen therapy have all been used. Air bathing is most beneficial in that it tones up the muscles and develops ...
-Exercise
Under this heading we find physical culture, weight lifting, sports and gymnastics. Running, Jogging, Swimming and all non-violent sports are the ideal form of ...
-Physical Therapies
Under this heading we can group all of the mechanical treatments, those which study and treat the body as a mechanical contrivance. The philosophy behind all ...
-Massage
Under this heading we have manual rubbing, stroking, kneading and vibration, as well as ultra-sonic, electrical vibration and concussion of the spine. Massage ...
-Electrotherapy
This includes Diathermy, Short-wave, Galvanic, Faradic and all other methods of applying electricity to the body. Except for the slight psychological help they ...
-Psychology
Under this heading we have many schools of thought. All claim to teach the patient how to correct his mental faults and to give him the right approach to the ...
-Hydrotherapy
This is the use of water. Many modern Naturopaths have now discarded the use of water and so in recent years this cheap, efficient and safe health aid has been ...
-Semi-Medical Treatments
Herbal remedies, Biochemic tissue salts, Homoeopathic drugs, and the thousands of remedies sold as natural remedies are all almost valueless. They have no ...
-Fasting
I have left the most important and least understand subject until the last. Fasting can be described as Nature s own method of healing. Not that there is any ...

Part XIII: Chapter 13

-Chapter Thirteen: Everybody’s Guide to Nature Cure
Nature Cure is based upon a conception which realises that disease is something which arises in the system solely as a result of the body s attempts to rid ...
-The Three Fundamental Principles
The philosophy and practice of Nature Cure is built upon three fundamental principles. It must be fully understood that these principles are not the outcome of ...

Part XIV: Chapter 14

-Chapter Fourteen: Mental Therapeutics
The new psychology and the science of mental and spiritual healing teach us that the lower principles in man stand or should stand under the dominion of the ...
-Positive Affirmations
The foregoing explains why affirmations of health are justified in the face of disease. The health conditions must be first established in the mind before they ...
-On Rules for Maintaining Health and Prolonging Life
by Luigi Cornaro [In the year 1553 Cornaro took up his pen again and wrote another short treatise on the subject to which he was devoted. He was now eighty-six ...
-Man May By Dint of Art Mend His Infirm Constitution and Live to Old Age
My treatise on a sober life has begun to answer my desire in being of service to many persons born with a weak constitution, who, every time they committed the ...
-Man May, by Taking Thought of His Diet and Habits, Change His Disposition and Better His Temper
For man, it is not to be doubted, may by art exempt himself in part from the influence of the heavens, it being the common opinion that the heavens give an ...
-Less Food Is Required As Man Grows Older
This retrenchment is necessary, nor can it be avoided, since it is impossible for an to live foreve; and as he draws near this end, he is reduced so low as to ...
-Two Mistakes Many People Make When Assessing Longevity
Some allege that many, without leading such a life, have lived to be a hundred, and that in constant health, and though they ate a great deal and used ...

Part XV: In Closing

-The Two Rules For Maintaining Health and Prolonging Life
This sobriety is reduced to two things, quality and quantity. The first, namely quality, consists in nothing but not eating food or drinking wines prejudicial ...
-On Positive Affirmations
The foregoing explains why affirmations of health are justified in the face of disease. The health conditions must be first established in the mind before they ...
-Bibliography
Benjamin, Harry. 1967. Everybody s Guide to Nature Cure. 16th Impression. Croydon, UK: Health For All Publishing Co. Cornaro, Luigi. 1553. On Rules for ...









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