& Beyond Classics:
by Issue Descriptions
1, No. 1 (May, 1993)
Why I Started Health & Beyond
looking back on this original issue from five years down the line, I have to sit
and chuckle at my audacity in starting up a monthly health journal. In that initial
issue, I wrote: "What's my major goal and the overall reason for the existence
of Health & Beyond? Well, I want
to earn the worthy description Chaucer grants his cleric in the prologue to The
Canterbury Tales: 'Gladly would he learn and gladly teach.'" Well,
as I write this in the spring of 1999, I can honestly look back and say that I
accomplished this goal because I learned a whale of a lot from my subscribers
and interview subjects, and I think I taught a bit too as I wrote as honestly
as I could about my own failures and successes with various healthprograms. With
this first issue, I essentially say what I'm gonna do with the publication. Only
in later issues do I actually start doing what I say I'm gonna do here.
1, No. 2 (June, 1993)
Hygienic Fasting - Who, Why, and How
devoted the second issue of Health & Beyond to
fasting because the subject and its possibilities for improved health absolutely
blew me away. This issue includes anecdotes from my fasting and juice dieting
experiences, a brief history of fasting, insights and directions from Marie Phelps
Sweet's Some Hints on Fasting Well, and some
general comments. The Phelps' material includes great points and how-to-do-it
directions on the topics of preparing the mind to fast, preparing the body to
fast, preparing the environment, and watching one's progress.
1, No. 3 (July, 1993)
Medical "Research" Proves Safety of Fasting
When I first started advertising Health
& Beyond, I made a big deal out of my ability to search the
national medical database known as MedLine. With this issue of the newsletter
we took our first journey into the bowels of one of our government-sponsored computers
and checked out everything we could find on the subject of fasting as its
been considered by the medical establishment and its
peer-reviewed research. I spent more time on this issue than I thought
possible because it took me hours and hours to translate the medical jargon
into understandable English. Once I did so, however, I was happy to find lots
and lots of "research" that proved the efficiency and safety of fasting.
If you want "research proof" that fasting won't kill you or turn you
into a emaciated, raving lunatic, then you'll want this reprint.
1, No. 4 (August, 1993)
The Enema Issue Issue - How, Why, and Why Not
I still consider this one of the best issues of the newsletter
because I had such a gas writing it! Indeed, a barrel of monkeys couldn't have
had as much fun playing tag as I had in telling the stories
of my enema and home colonic adventures. But if you purchase this back
issue, you won't just enjoy several amusing stories from my trials and tribulations
with colon cleansing. You'll also find serious and valuable information on
how to take an enema as well as different points of view on whether or not you
should ever do so. Dr. Norman Walker, one of the great health writers who
lived past the century mark, considered enemas as healthy and natural as blowing
one's nose. Dr. Herbert Shelton, Natural Hygiene's greatest writer, considered
enemas unnecessary and unnatural. Even if the very idea of an enema gives you
the willies, you'll still find Vol. 1, No. 4, a good read!
1, No. 5 (September, 1993)
Interview with Dr. John Brosious - Part I
The entire editorial thrust of Health & Beyond
changed, and changed for the better I might add, with this issue, our first interview
with a long-time Hygienic practitioner. In this issue Dr. John Brosious,
Hygienist and health retreat owner for close to fifty years, shared with us the
story of his life and how Natural Hygiene enhanced it for him and his wife and
children. In Part I of this interview, he provides details
about the diet and lifestyle he and his wife have thrived on for decades
and then tells us a great deal about fasting, both at home and in fasting institutions.
1, No. 6 (October, 1993)
Interview with Dr. John Brosious -Part II
In Part II of his interview, Dr. John Brosious tells us
about his disappointment with the current trends in Natural Hygiene, trends that
encourage us to move away from traditional viewpoints regarding cooked
food and food combining. Pulling no punches, this pioneer of 20th century
Hygiene tells it like it is. Listen: "I believe the organization [American
Natural Hygiene Association] is beginning to not look like itself anymore. I like
the pure truth of Natural Hygiene as seemed to be practiced in the earlier years.
But if we wish to reach more people then we need to be less rigid. Finally, the
ANHS has not changed for the better-to cater to more adherents, we've given up
our birthright." He then goes on to talk about the basics of Hygiene and
shares a story or two about Drs. Cursio and Shelton.
1, No. 7 (November, 1993)
The Meditation Issue: Find the Peace at Your
Cats love meditation,
and they're enormously drawn to meditators. Those who own cats usually find them
in their laps after meditation. One meditator has to put the cat outdoors during
sessions-otherwise, it'll claw insistently at the door of her room when she is
meditating. Wow! No baloney! If you find this fact about meditation interesting,
you'll have a cow when you read all the how-to details that support this little
anecdote. This issue provides information not only about
meditation in general but also specific details about one-pointed mental focusing,
Christian prayer meditation, and a variety of other techniques. I've
meditated and prayed silently almost every day since 1980, and I share with you
in this issue all that I've learned about the subject.
1, No. 8 (December, 1993)
Interview with Anthony and Deborah Boyar:
California Raw Fooders Reveal All - Part I
Boyars live and work in California, where they provide a variety of services to
health-conscious people with their program, A Taste Of
Life: Raw Food Design for Radiant Health. Among their services, they
offer personalized eating plans, instruction in food selection and preparation,
and information on such topics as sprouting, juicing, fasting, and internal cleansing.
The Boyars also use their own experience with the difficulties and the joys of
adapting a healthful lifestyle to motivate and encourage their clients to join
them on the road to fabulous health. In this issue of H&B, Anthony
and Deborah share with us how they offer new clients a comprehensive four-part
program called The Living Seed, a program
which includes the following sessions: 1. What Shall I Eat?; 2. How Do I Prepare
It?; 3. How Do I Digest It?; and 4. What's Next? In Vol. 1, No. 8, they also give
excellent advice about juicing and food dehydrating.
1, No. 9 (January, 1994)
California Raw Fooders Reveal All - Part II
The Boyars conclude their fascinating interview in this issue and
continue to reveal everything they know. Anthony declines to respond to my question
inquiring about his daily diet routine, making the excellent point that we
need to find the appropriate diet for our selves, the diet that works for us where
we stand at the moment health-wise. He then goes into detail about
how to understand and complement individual food needs, commenting in detail on
the appropriateness of nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits, and so on. The Boyars,
after talking sensibly and at length about how parents can try to rear their children
on high level foods, conclude their interview by providing us with an excellent
raw fooder's book list. If you want to see how two people work together
to spread the good word about living foods, then Vol. 1, No. 9, will ring your
"I gotta have it" bell!
1, No. 10 (February, 1994)
Death with Dignity and the Five Rites
A nasty fire raced through the Day house and H&B
office early in January and consequently disrupted your editor's life more than
he ever imagined possible. As a result of the craziness in trying to deal with
insurance adjustors, plumbers, electricians, and various contractors, I kind of
tossed this issue together in a hurry. Nonetheless, I've received considerable
complimentary mail about it. The first part of the issue presents an
article on the stages of dying that many, many people go through. Those
of us who had experienced recent deaths in our families found this article comforting
and helpful. The second part of the issue I devoted to full how-to details on
the famous Five Tibetan Rejuvenation Rites.
You can find out everything you really need to know about how to practice these
health-building exercises right here in the Fire Special
issue of Health & Beyond.
1, No. 11 (March, 1994)
Dr. Stanley Bass Interview
50 Years of Clinical
NH Nutrition - Part I
issue, we returned to the interview format and first met Dr. Stanley Bass,
one of the most original natural health thinkers and writers I've encountered.
Although not everyone likes or agrees with Dr. Bass's conclusions, I've yet to
have anyone tell me that they don't like reading what he has to say. In this issue
and the next one, Dr. Bass shares with us his autobiography. And while we learn
about his fascinating life as a long-term nutritionist
and out-patient NH practitioner, we also get all kinds of helpful advice
on how we can improve our own health at the same time. In this issue, Dr. Bass
tells us of his extensive dietary experiments.
Using his own body as his laboratory, he tried just about every imaginable variation
of high level food diets. And by learning what worked and what didn't work for
him, we glean a better understanding of what might and might not work for us!
1, No. 12 (April, 1994)
50 Years of Clinical NH Nutrition-Part II
In this issue, Dr. Stanley Bass takes the bull by the horns
and flat out states, "the time has come for a serious re-evaluation of Natural
Hygiene diets. I believe that correct food combining as laid down by Dr.
Shelton was good for its day, but we have gone beyond that and I believe what
we call sequential eating is superior to correct food combining although
some ideas of food combining are correct and apply even today... Regarding clinical
nutrition, I agree with Dr. Cursio when he said that the
sicker a person is, the more quickly the food has to be digested and the easier
it has to be assimilated. In other words, when you're dealing with
very sick people, you can't go into whole foods. You have to give them juices,
you have to give them blended salads, you have to give them foods which are easily
digested and assimilated. You have to get away from the whole food concept
because these sick people will not be able to digest whole foods. They're too
enervated. These are some of the areas that have to be updated."
2, No. 1 (May, 1994)
"The Grape Cure" Revisited and Tips on Toning
In this issue I owe up to various
dietary transgressions I committed during
a vacation with my ill and aging parents. A breakfast nightmare at Shoney's turns
into reality as I confess to wolfing down scrambled eggs, French toast, and greasy
hash browns. The issue then turns to Johanna Brandt's
health classic, The Grape Cure, a book which I had sought for ages.
The rest of the issue takes a close look at her theories on how a grape diet can
"cure" just about any health problem. Then Dr. Shelton shares with us
some thoughts on "fasting versus curative diets." The final page
of the issue gives some quick how-to tips on toning, a method of chanting meditation
in a New Age cloak. Since I'll try anything free, easy, and more or less natural
that might improve my health, I share my thoughts on this business of "toning."
2, No. 2 (June, 1994)
"Three Generations of Natural Hygienists"
Whoa, did the heat in the Health
& Beyond kitchen turn up to high with this issue or what? In
June of the summer of 1994, Dr. Bass's long-suppressed (Dr. Shelton held this
article for years and years and years) "With Three
Generations of Natural Hygienists" finally saw the light of print.
And boy, did this article cause some sparks! In it we learn that many of Dr. Cursio's
patients suffered serious deficiency problems
after staying with the traditional raw food vegan diet
for extended periods of time. We also learn about problems with the offspring
of these long-term Hygienists. In a rare interview with Dr. Christopher Gian-Cursio,
Dr. Stanley Bass questions his mentor and learns all
the details of how Dr. Cursio adjusted the diet of his long-term patients.
And how they thrived once these adjustments were made. Since the publication of
this issue, I've received many letters from subscribers who've thanked Dr. Bass
for helping them finally understand why a raw food vegan diet wasn't working
for them. If you're emaciated and having problems with the all raw diet, then
Vol. 2, No. 2, may well serve as a revelation for you.
2, No. 3 (July, 1994)
In Search of the Ultimate Diet - Part I
In this issue, the first of two, Dr. Stanley Bass shares
with us the results of his first two years of dietary experiments with white mice.
In an attempt once and for all to prove or disprove the
belief that fruitarianism was the highest diet for humankind, Dr. Bass
tried it on his mice-with astonishing results! Dr. Bass also tried the following
diets on his mice: vegan, 100% raw food, lacto-vegetarian, lacto-ovo-vegetarian,
raw and cooked food, and other diets and variations. He also learned and shared
with us some fascinating information about periodic fasting and increased longevity.
2, No. 4 (August, 1994)
In Search of the Ultimate Diet - Part II
with his mice experiments, we find answers in Part II to the following questions:
Which fruits are best? Which proteins are best? Which
vegetables are best? Which carbohydrates are best? What different foods
does one need to eat? Which raw and cooked foods lead to longevity? Do
different diet affect feelings, emotions, and thoughts? What's the
best weight losing diet? and many, many more. Between these two issues "In
Search of the Ultimate Diet," Dr. Stanley Bass gives us, in his words,
"information equal to almost 120 years of research and tests on humans!"
2, No. 5 (September, 1994)
"Meditation and Natural Hygiene"
I personally consider the September
1994 number of Health & Beyond one
of the best reprints, but this one's definitely not for everyone. If you like
your reading material light, simple-minded, and three-quarters digested for you
before you start chewing on it, then you should pass on Stanley Martin's marvelous
"Meditation and Natural Hygiene." But, if you want to read the best
thinking currently available on natural health and psychological cleansing,
then you'll want to air mail your order for Vol. 2, No. 5. As I wrote in the introduction
to the issue, "you must find a quiet place where you can devote several thoughtful
hours to reading, thinking about, and then rereading the article that follows.
Unlike the pap found in most health publications these days, the article which
follows provides superior food for the health-minded intellect." Of everything
I've read about how to break those incredibly annoying
inferior food habits and cravings, Stan Martin's article has helped
me the most. It'll help you too if you still occasionally crave a hot pizza or
a cold dish of mint chocolate chip ice cream or even too many servings of figs
2, No. 6 (October, 1994)
Dr. Robert Sniadach Interview
with an Intern of Dr. William Esser - Part I
Up to this point, our interview time has been spent with very experienced
raw food experts and Hygienic doctors (over a hundred years experience combined
in three interview issues alone). In this issue we get a refreshing look and attitude
about Natural Hygiene from one of the newest certified Hygienic practitioners/chiropractors,
Dr. Robert Sniadach. As subscriber Michael Bobier put it to me in a recent
letter, "Great October and November issues, the best in a way for me, 'cause
the guy rapping is intelligent, and not polarized, and/or egotistical about Hygiene
knowledge." Well, Dr. Sniadach may not have a big head about his knowledge,
but he has done some serious thinking about Natural Hygiene, and in Part I he
starts sharing it with us. While he tells us all about his fascinating internship
with Hygiene giant Dr. William Esser (one of the original founders with
Dr. Shelton of the American Natural Hygiene Association), Dr. Sniadach also clues
us in on such important subjects as sex, nerve energy,
and emotional problems.
2, No. 7 (November, 1994)
Dr. Robert Sniadach Interview - Part II
In this issue, we end our conversation with Dr. Robert
Sniadach. But before we do, we learn all about Hygiene and contagious diseases,
spiritual visions and expansions during fasting, juice diets, sleep and rest,
and supplements in general. After expanding at length on the above topics and
others, Dr. Sniadach then closes his interview with an articulate and moving overview
of what Hygiene is and can be, what it does and could
do for a culture that seems bent for self-destruction. If you enjoy
articulate story telling, thoughtful argument, and impassioned enthusiasm for
Natural Hygiene, you won't want to miss the Health
& Beyond time with Dr. Robert Sniadach.
2, No. 8 (December, 1994)
Interview with Dr. Robert Wynman, DDS
Hygiene and the Teeth: Dr. Bob Answers Questions - Part I
In this issue, we bite into the fascinating area of Natural Hygiene
and care of the teeth, gums, and mouth. Dr.
Robert Wynman, DDS, FAGD, and founder of North Shore Dental-Lake Tahoe's Gentle
Dental Team, takes questions from a variety of inquisitors in this interview.
Of prime interest to many, he discusses dental problems
associated with excessive fruit consumption. Dr. Bob also covers the
important issues of mercury fillings and the subject of fluoride in our water
supplies. He ends the issue by telling us how Natural Hygienists should care for
their own teeth!
2, No. 9 (January, 1995)
Interview with Dr. Robert Wynman, DDS
Bob Answers Questions - Part II
the second part of this fact-filled and highly amusing interview, Bob Wynman
talks about rebuilding tooth enamel, choosing among the
many high-tech toothbrushes, and lemon juice. He also discusses the
safety of dental x-rays, how to take care of the teeth
of children, and the whole business of sealants. Throughout both his
issues, Dr. Bob wittily shows his commitment to self-health through thoughtful
natural living. These issues have received high praise from everyone who's read
2, No. 10 (February, 1995)
He Studied with Shelton!
An Interview with
Dr. Ralph Cinque, DC - Part I
spend some time in this issue with Dr. Ralph Cinque, one of Dr. Shelton's
final students. Covering a vast health territory in these eight pages, Dr. Cinque
gives us the low-down on grains, blood tests, and pH
testing. He provides us with a terrific Alexander
Lying Down Procedure as well as the new International Association of
Professional Natural Hygienists approved statement on food combining. He also
does his best to put the editor of Health & Beyond
straight once and for all on the enema question!
2, No. 11 (March, 1995)
He Studied with Shelton!
An Interview with
Dr. Ralph Cinque, DC - Part II
Cinque clarifies the troublesome question of absorption
of inorganic minerals, gives his opinion regarding wheat
grass and fermented foods, and shows how Hygiene differs from the popular
vegan prescriptions of Drs. Ornish and McDougall and others. Other
topics in this issue include nut-eating, fasting at home,
juice diets, organic vs. inorganic produce, and sunbathing. He ends
the issue by telling us all about his new Hygienic retreat, Dr. Cinque's Health
Retreat. If you enjoy Dr. Cinque's writing and tapes through the ANHS's offerings,
you'll want both issues of his interview with Health
2, No. 12 (April, 1995)
Almost 100 Years of Hygiene: Articles by Drs. Bass
This issue blew away many of my
readers. Starting with Dr. Stanley Bass's fascinating article, How to
Live on a 100% Raw Diet Healthfully and ending with Dr. Bernarr Zovluck's
Natural Hygiene: Nobody Knows, Understands, and Practices It. Why? Vol.
2, No. 12, had something for just about everyone. After Dr. Stanley Bass explains
and details and provides a menu for what he considers an ultimate
raw diet totally free of deficiencies, Dr. Zovluck came on board and
blasted contemporary Hygiene practitioners and their little understanding of how
to properly practice our chosen lifestyle. One of my best-selling back issues,
this one comes high recommended.
3, No. 1 (May, 1995)
He Leads the Essene Church of Christ
with Rev. Brother David Owen
an overview of the ancient Essenes, Brother David goes on to describe how
modern day Essenes practice the Sevenfold Peace life style. He then
proceeds to answer a variety of questions about raw food eating and how we can
increase our connection with the Divine by following a sane lifestyle that
includes a vegetarian diet. Brother David provides an Essene
meditation that brings solar energy into the solar plexus and thus
increases the overall sense of well-being. If you're into improving the "beyond"
or spiritual side of your health routine, this issue comes highly recommended.
3, No. 2 (June, 1995)
Dr. Herbert Shelton Speaks from Beyond the Grave
Well, not really, but you will find in this
issue a verbatim transcription of a long-lost tape recording of Dr. Shelton.
In this speech, the master of NH addresses the topic "What
Hygiene is and What It is Not." With his usual flare for the dramatic,
Dr. Shelton begins by saying, We have a lot of members but no Hygienists. It seems
to me as I meet people who call themselves Hygienists and talk with them and work
with them that not more than one out of every five hundred I meet actually understands
what Hygiene is." Whoa! If you want to read Shelton at his best, you'll enjoy
3, No. 3 (July, 1995)
A Weird Life Experience and A Short Interview with
Dr. Joel Fuhrman
After I detail the horrors
of getting flooded just before we moved from New Orleans down here to Central
Florida, we hear from popular medical doctor and Hygiene revisionist Joel Fuhrman.
In these pages, the author of Fasting and Eating for
Health calls Dr. Zovluck's view of traditional Sheltonian Hygiene "inconsistent
with the history of Natural Hygiene." He then goes on and eventually concludes,
"A new name for the practice of Natural Hygiene might be in order, not to
distinguish it from earlier stages of Hygiene, but to distinguish it from the
simplistic and inaccurate nonsense that some people mistakenly call Natural Hygiene."
Following Fuhrman's brief interview, we read Dr. Shelton on "Hygienic Purity"
and pretty much put things back in order. A very controversial issue that evoked
3, No. 4 (August, 1995)
Letters to the Editor: H&B Readers Toss in
their Two Bits Worth
Another very popular
and informative back issue, Vol. 3, No. 4, contains comments from subscribers
on all kinds of topics and issues raised in the newsletter. Dr. Jack Ebner
lays into "physician Fuhrman" and reminds us that "had they hung
tough with good old Mother Nature, I'm convinced that most would have survived."
Joann Thompson shares some of her problems with the traditional Hygiene
diet and tells us about her resulting vitamin B12 deficiency.
Other readers cover a variety of other subjects. Recommended for those who like
to read how "real Hygienists" really make out with Natural Hygiene in
3, No. 5 (September, 1995)
Dr. Bernarr Zovluck: "A Natural Hygiene
Answer to Dr. Joel Fuhrman"
one to take contrary opinions lying down, Dr. Zovluck
point by point responds to Joel Fuhrman's criticisms of Natural Hygiene as practiced
and taught by Dr. Zovluck. He counters Fuhrman's contention that times do occur
when one should use antibiotics to combat health problems.
Quoting a variety of Hygienic writers from the nineteenth and twentieth century,
Dr. Zovluck also repudiates the germ theory and concludes "Natural Hygiene
always works! Learn all you can about NH. Practice NH 24 hours per day and
seven days per week, 52 weeks per year, and I guarantee that you will get well
and stay well, no matter what is your problem!"
3, No. 6 (October, 1995)
Abdominal Training and H&B's First and Last
I received more negative mail regarding
this issue than any other published to date. The first part of the issue provides
comprehensive and downright wonderful "how-to-do-it" information on
how to build a set of abdominal muscles that'll
ripple like a steel washboard. Those into muscle development appreciated
this part of the issue. Few, if any, apparently, appreciated the satire entitled
"Seminal Uprising," a take-off on the theory that seminal retention
3, No. 7 (November, 1995)
CellTech's Super Blue Green Algae:
Takes a Close Look at all the Hoopla
inundated with praise from a friend and subscriber as well as mail from both Dr.
Ralph Cinque and Victoria BidWell about the wonders and glories of
Super Blue Green Algae, I broke down and spent
around $130 on the stuff and popped it for several months as an experiment. This
issue details the results of that experiment as well as providing pro and con
points of view from several other individuals. Many have
called this issue outstanding and an open-minded look at blue green algae and
its so-called health benefits. Dr. Vetrano has recommended this Vol.
3, No. 7, to some of her patients who wanted to know more about the subject. If
you currently give some thought to shelling out big bucks on SBGA, you should
read this issue first!
3, No. 8 (December, 1995)
The Thinking Problem in HIV-Science
More Letters to the Editor on Various Topics
this issue, we pay a visit to the contorted thinking that seems to surround the
subject of AIDS. The second part of the issue
we hear from subscribers, especially 40-year Hygienist Nick Phillips, who
shares much of his knowledge and experience. T.C. Fry
provides a few more comments about Super Blue Green Algae, and I write about my
experiences with the Clean Me Out program. I also give a "recipe"
for a so-called "tonic" that sells for $6.00 a gallon which you can
make in your own home for next to nothing.
3, No. 9 (January, 1996)
The Kombucha Special: Chet Grows the Manchurian
I loved writing this issue! Frankly,
I had more fun putting Vol. 3, No. 9, together than I had with just about any
other issue to date. Although many Hygienists hate the idea of drinking
Kombucha Tea and find it contrary to the spirit of "pure"
Hygiene, this so-called "health drink" has a long and respected
history throughout the world. Consequently, I thought I would experiment with
it for a few months and give the stuff a try. In this Kombucha special edition,
I relate everything I learned about the Kombucha "mushroom" and its
tea. I provide full "how-to" details for those who want to try this
experiment themselves. Always concerned about the B12
controversy, drinking a natural drink like K-Tea struck me as one possible method
for ingesting all kinds of good vitamins without having to pop processed
pills. I recommend this issue without reservation.
3, No. 10 (February, 1996)
Dr. Bernarr Zovluck: "Why Natural Hygiene
answers criticisms from subscriber Nick Phillips and others and also tells us
all kinds of things about injaculation, "an orgasm
without ejaculation." He also discusses the laying
on of hands and its role in healing and then goes on to talk about
the poor health of many of the world's great religious
leaders. The second article in this issue comes from long-time Hygienist
Marian Goodell and is entitled Twelve Years of Living
in Tropical Equador with Tropical Fruits and Vegetables as an Adequate Diet.
3, No. 11 (March, 1996)
Natural Hygiene Guru: An Interview with Ron Weston
- Part I
Ron Weston has been living and teaching
Natural Hygiene for more than thirty years, and in this issue he begins his long
and comprehensive interview with H&B readers. In Vol. 3, No. 11, he
replies in great detail to the following questions: Is it possible to attain
superior health as we approach the turn of the century? Who do you consider the
top five Hygienic practitioners? What about seminal fluid retention? Do you feel
there is room for amicable difference and dissent in Natural Hygiene? What do
you consider the limitation of Natural Hygiene? Does
surgery have a role to play? What about "instinctive" eating?
Can NH cure tinnitus? And many, many more.
3, No. 12 (April, 1996)
Natural Hygiene Guru: An Interview with Ron Weston
- Part II
shares more of his many years of experience as both a practicing and consulting
Natural Hygienist, giving detailed answers to the following questions, among others:
What can you tell us about toxicosis and
"chi" and nerve energy? Should we eat frozen
and/or dehydrated foods? What is the ideal percentage of fruits, vegetables,
nuts and seeds in the human diet? How do we attain complete detoxication? Have
you ever experienced "true hunger"? Should we consume bee
pollen or honey? Why or why not? Why do so many Hygienist and Hygienist
experts die so young and so sick? What is the role of grains in the Hygienic diet?
What "transitional" foods do you recommend for newcomers? And many,
4, No. 1 (May, 1996)
Diary of a Juice Diet with Kombucha Tea
In December of 1995, I spent most of my vacation sitting around
my home drinking fruit and vegetable juices and sipping
Kombucha tea and distilled water. I didn't pop a bite of solid food
in my mouth for five full days. As a result of this experience, I lost six
pounds and gained a clarity of mind that I hadn't experienced for years.
In this issue of the newsletter, I tell you exactly what I did on his juice diet
and how I did it. I also editorialize about the American way of health and sickness
and tell you how to find the best health of your adult life.
4, No. 2 (June, 1996)
Natural Hygiene Guru: An Interview with Ron Weston
- Part III
Weston shares more of his many years of experience as both a practicing
and consulting Natural Hygienist, giving detailed answers to the following questions,
among others: Why do garlic and onions
remain on the breath so long after eating them? Should humans
eat any animal flesh? What diseases can be aided by fasting? Does any vegetable,
grain, fruit, or plant come to mind which should be eaten only if heated? Can
you tell us about the so-called "flesh-eating" bacteria? And many,
Vol. 4, No. 3 (July, 1996)
Shelton's Protege: An Interview
with Dr. V.V. Vetrano - Part I
Dr. Virginia Vetrano, known throughout
the vegan and Natural Hygiene world as the successor and keeper of the flame of
Natural Hygiene as taught by Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, begins with this issue her
most in-depth interview in decades. In this issue, she tackles
major questions and gives us the most information ever given about the final years
of Dr. Shelton and his struggle with Parkinson's Disease. As always,
Dr. Vetrano answers all questions with detailed replies. The glib generalization
does not exist for this true voice of Natural Hygiene!
4, No. 4 (August, 1996)
Shelton's Protege: An Interview with Dr. V.V. Vetrano
- Part II
In this issue, Dr.
Vetrano gives us a modern definition and explanation of Toxicosis.
Other topics included in the August newsletter include: high
protein diets, true hunger, B12, the minimal requirements for a Hygienic diet,
enemas and colonics, instinctive nutrition, and the advisability of soaking nuts
and seeds before consumption. And many, many more.
4, No. 5 (September, 1996)
Shelton's Protege: An Interview with Dr. V.V.
Vetrano - Part III
In the final part of her interview, Dr.
Vetrano deals with asthma, the
causes of foul breath, sciatica after an extended fast to completion, and the
future of Natural Hygiene. In this issue, Dr. Vetrano presents one of the finest
and most detailed arguments that I've seen on why we
should avoid blood transfusions. Her comments on this important topic
many folks have found to be worth the price of the issue alone.
4, No. 6 (October, 1996)
Setting the Record Straight on Humanity's Evolutionary
In what I suspect will come to be known as one of H&B's
most controversial issues, Ward Nicholson
gives us about 10,000 of the most clearly argued words on the fascinating topic
of humankind's "real" original diet. Unlike most articles on this topic
which, kindly put, rely on "common sense" and "blinded naturalism,"
Ward went to the "scientific" sources and did his homework. This footnoted
article may well change the thinking of any rational
fruitarian or vegan who no longer feels as good as he or she felt when
first opting out of the Standard American Diet. Of all the issues, I've printed,
I consider this one MUST reading.
4, No. 7 (November, 1996)
The Life and Times of T.C. Fry
There we were in the middle of great interviews with Ward Nicholson,
and what did that T.C. Fry, the unpredictable
advocate of a fruitarian diet, do? He upped and died
on us. So of course I dropped everything planned and put together a
memorial issue for one of the most controversial figures
in the living food movement. In this issue, you get the full skinny
on T.C.'s journey to Costa Rica, where he took ozone therapy for his undisclosed
heart problems. You'll read both good and bad things about the mentor of Harvey
and Marilyn Diamond. This has proven to be my most popular issue of 1996.
4, No. 8 (December, 1996)
Fire and Cooking in Human Evolution, Rates of Genetic
Adaptation to Change, Hunter-Gatherers, and Diseases in the Wild
In Part II of his interview, Ward Nicholson puts his analytical
mind to the question of cooked food. Raw foodists
love to think that human beings always lived on and lived best on totally raw
food and just are genetically suited or adapted to any kind of cooked food. Ward
looks at the anthropology and comes to conclusions that annoyed a lot of traditional-thinking
Instinctos and Natural Hygienists. If hard science and clear thinking and articulation
ring your bell, then you want this issue in your collection.
4, No. 9 (January, 1997)
The Psychology of Idealistic Diets and Lessons Learned
from the Natural Hygiene M2M about Successes and Failures of Vegetarian
Not one to keep from annoying just
about everyone, in Part III of his magnificient series, Former Natural
Hygiene M2M coordinator Ward Nicholson turned his microscope on the
issue of idealistic diets. With his usual
clear-thinking and highly readable prose, Ward gives pause to anyone who sticks
to a diet just because it sounds right to them. If you're
having problems with a diet, then it's probably the diet causing your problems
and not your inability to stick with its tenets, Ward tells us. Must
reading for anybody who believes he/she has THE answer to the human dietary.
Vol. 4, No. 10 (February, 1996)
The Reactions to the Nicholson
We came up for air for an issue
in February and gave readers a chance to voice their replies to all the controversial
ideas presented by Ward Nicholson in previous issues. Freida Ireland
voiced in with a Sheltonian response that urged Ward "to study Shelton's
major works with the zeal and diligence with which he has pursued anthropology."
Several folks provided the routines they have developed for themselves in their
search for ultimate health. Everyone seemed to agree that having our assumptions
shook up was a good thing!
Vol. 4, No. 11 (March, 1996)
An Interview with Rev. George
Malkmus -- Part 1
Whoa, did readers react
strongly to this issue when we first met the founder of Hallelujah
Acres, Reverend George Malkmus, in the pages of H&B. In
this issue, George fielded a number of important questions and provided information
on why he contends that water fasting is dangerous
and something modern health seekers should avoid. He also provides a detailed
answer as to why humans should eat predominately of uncooked foods.
Vol. 4, No. 12 (April, 1996)
Reactions to the Nicholson
Just about everyone had
an opinion regarding Ward Nicholson's accessment of Natural Hygiene, raw
food eating, and the oftentimes destructive psychology involved with sticking
too strictly to some "ideal diet." In this issue, we hear from long-time
Hygienist Frieda Kabelac-Ireland who explains that Natural Hygiene is NOT
just a dietary system. The Reverend David Owens, leader of the Essene Church of
Christ, then provides us with an excellent alternative
to consuming flesh in our diets.
5, No. 1 (May, 1997)
An Interview with Rev. George Malkmus -- Part 2
In this issue, Rev. Malkmus fielded more questions and provided
information on why he considers his Hallelujah Diet a
discovery that could literally change the health of the world. If you're a Christian
and want more of the Malkmus philosophy, this issue's for you, but read the Malkmus
issues with a skeptical eye because after working with him for 18 months at Hallelujah
Acres, I eventually learned that the Hallelujah Diet was a dangerous and deficient
diet in the long-term. Click here for details
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