THE QUINTESSENCE OF NATURAL LIVING FOR HEALTH AND HAPPINESS
ESSAYS AND TALKS ON THE ART OF NATURAL HYGIENE LIFESTYLE
BY KEKI R. SIDHWA, N.D.,D.O.,D.N.H.

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Do you know how to get well without drugs? How soon you can get well? What the signs of health are? How to overcome depression without drugs? Why it is so hard to change to a healthier lifestyle? What is 'toxins', 'detoxify' and 'sludged blood'?
Find out from Dr. Keki Sidhwa - British Natural Hygiene physician, teacher, scientist, philosopher, visionary and poet

"My people are destroyed for the lack of knowledge" - Hosea 4:6

Dr Sidhwa has never been complacent. He has never taken knowledge for granted. He has always attempted to seek, to investigate, to question. The numbers of people in Britain and abroad who have been influenced by Dr. Sidhwa's essays has been significant. Many of his essays were reprinted in Dr. Shelton's "Hygienic Review".
Dr. Sidhwa has withstood a great deal of persecution and vilification from opponents within the natural therapies. He has suffered much criticism for his vociferous opposition to the "curing superstition". Despite this he has earned an unusual respect from many of his disjoiners.
(Dr. Alec Burton)

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ARTICLES:
SOME PRACTICAL DO'S AND DONTS IN NATURAL HYGIENE
Can Natural Hygiene give some practical guidelines to maintain and preserve good health? What are the guidelines in cases of illness?

HOW TO RECOGNISE HEALTH IN YOU
Many people are able to recognise the signs of ill health within them. We have been conditioned to look for signs of ill health rather than health.

HOW SOON CAN YOU GET WELL?
People are so used to seeing their symptoms vanish with the prick of a needle, that they also expect instantaneous relief when they embark on a Hygienic way of life. They forget that the speedy relief they had was only temporary.

LIVING BEYOND YOUR MEANS
Husbanding one's resources is a sure sign of good investment. But how many of us fail to realise that what is true of economical strength is also true of bodily and mental wellbeing.

WHAT IS THIS TOXAEMIA?
Toxaemia and toxins are words commonly used in the Natural Hygiene field but many people are still in ignorance of what they are and what they imply.

SOME PRACTICAL HINTS FOR A DETOXIFYING REGIME
Not many people have the time to undertake a fast. For those who want to detoxify themselves the following practical suggestions will go a long way in helping them to detoxify.

VEGETARIANISM IS NOT ENOUGH - FOR GOOD HEALTH
Many people make the mistake of choosing a fragment and building a total way of life around it. Vegetarianism is one of them.

OVERCOMING DEPRESSION WITHOUT DRUGS
The Hygienic practitioner's first duty is to make the person with depression realise that it is within his or her own power to get well, without resort to drugs

DO "HEALTH FOODS" GIVE YOU HEALTH?
Many people have no idea that the modern day "Health Food Store" has very little in common with the one opened 50 years ago.

FOOD & LIFE
What is the natural diet of man? - How much, when, how to eat? - Speaking of food as "medicine" is to transfer to food all the misconceptions about drugs.

EDUCATE - NOT MEDICATE
In the past Dr Shelton was chastised by Hygienists for his strong language in criticising the medical profession - modern day Hygienists are still sitting on the fence.

WHAT PRICE - "THE REMEDY MENTALITY"
Ill health is so prevalent that doctors are beset with a mass of people who are seeking relief from their aches and pains and their disabilities.

NATURAL HYGIENE IDEAS ARE BEING STOLEN!
Many Natural Hygiene adherents would probably be greatly surprised to learn that there is undoubted evidence that Natural Hygiene ideas are gradually being purloined ...
 
Health, Longevity and the Art of Living

The Quintessence of Natural Living is that which provides physical health, mental and emotional poise and spiritual integrity to the human organism to suffuse it with joy and happiness.

Natural Hygiene is the art and science of living in such a way that it provides all these qualities abundantly.

"Natural Hygienists believe that, Knowledge is proud that he has learnt so much, Wisdom is humble that he knows no more.".
The primordial needs of the human individual to supply vigour and dynamic health and longevity are as follows:
  1. Pure Air (unpolluted, without fumes, smog, etc.)
  2. Pure water (unpolluted by man's chemicals)
  3. Wholesome food grown on unpolluted soil to which mankind is biologically suited to as a frugivore, i.e.
    The natural diet of man is basically a total vegetarian diet. Man is not a flesh eating animal according to comparative anatomy and physiology, although he has over centuries adapted himself to eat flesh foods.
    lettuceBiologically being in the same class as the primates and the big apes like gorillas. Ideally man should eschew all flesh foods at least. If dairy products and eggs are taken they should not be more than 1-2% of the total diet.
    Those who are not able to partake of a total raw diet of fresh fruits, fresh raw vegetables, nuts and seeds should see that at least 70-85% of their total diet is composed of raw fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds or other protein food 10% and the remaining percentage as complex carbohydrates lettuce composed of cooked whole grains and their products, steamed green vegetables and finally some steamed starchy vegetables as potatoes, yams, beetroot, carrots, parsnips, turnips etc.
  4. Sunshine
  5. Physical activity and exercise
  6. Rest and sleep
  7. Relaxation and creative activity to express his creative instincts.
  8. Mental and emotional poise with which to meet the stresses and grains of life.
  9. The ability to express love and receive love essential for his spiritual growth and reproductive instincts.
  10. Faith in mother-nature and the life-force which has shaped his environment to augment his own self-esteem.
  11. The need to express humour and laughter, tears of joy and tears of sadness.
"Either mankind stops, looks and listens to his inner voice and conscious awareness or he will end up in a headlong rush - namely his own destruction.".
Over the years mankind has instinctively abided by these precepts to go on evolving as a Homo-Sapiens for over 40,000 years.
However in last few centuries mankind has gradually moved away from his instinctive natural living habits and succumbed to the vagories of the machine orientated technological age whereby he is over the verge of annihilating himself and becoming as much extinct as the plants and animals he has already made extinct by his unnatural behaviour of destroying the very hand that sustains his life - namely his environment.

Either mankind stops, looks and listens to his inner voice and conscious awareness or he will end up in a headlong rush - namely his own destruction. That this is the trend, is observed in the rapid rise in sickness and diseases, in crime and violence, in injustices and cruelty, in greed and possessiveness on one hand and despicable poverty and suffering on the other, and last but not the least, with no foresight and formulation as to the direction we must take, not only to avoid the inevitable end but to reverse the present trend so that our immediate future generations have something to look foreword to instead of disaster.

To that end, i.e. the reversing our foot-steps to that natural life-style that the art of Natural Hygiene is dedicated to. Healing, all healing is a biological process, but Natural Hygiene is the art by which we can enhance the life force in its attempt to cleanse and heal the gaping wounds we have inflicted, not only on our physical, mental and emotional bodies, but on our planet mother-earth.

"...in Natural Living, unless we look at the problem with the heart and not just with the head, we will end up in the same mess as the so called scientist and technologist have led us into".
Over the years I have written extensively on the various facets of Natural Hygiene, trying to formulate and make clear in my own mind the only way that is open to us. My field has always been the philosophical and psychological means whereby each individual tries to meet his primordial physical needs as well as emotional needs.
I am of the opinion that in Natural Living, unless we look at the problem with the heart and not just with the head, we will end up in the same mess as the so called scientist and technologist have led us into. That does not mean to say one is superior to the other, but to me the human organism is a Holy Trinity: mind, body and spirit, and that the heart and the head must walk hand in hand as bride and groom on the path of one's salvation.

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Who is Dr. Keki Sidhwa?
Dr. Sidhwa
  Keki Sidhwa was born in Bombay, India of Parsi, Zoroastrian parents. After studying in Bombay University, he graduated from the Edinburgh College of Natural Therapeutics and the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy.
He has been in private practice since 1952; co-founder and president of the British National Hygiene Society and ex-president of the International Association of Professional Natural Hygienists (now IAHP), and on the advisory board of the International Natural Hygiene Society.
Dr. Sidhwa is the founder and director of Shalimar Health Home (now closed), where he has helped over 25,000 people to overcome their ailments by fasting and following a Hygienic life style.

He has lectured extensively in Europe, India, America and Great Britain where he now resides. His interest in primitive cultures, anthropology and comparative religions has helped him to formulate his views on natural living. He is the Editor of the magazine The Hygienist, the oldest Natural Hygiene magazine in existence - that will celebrate 45 years in 2004.
He has authored six books: The Problem of Ill-health, Medical Drugs On Trial Verdict Guilty, Fit For Anything, First Aid the Natural Way, Words and Music and All Alone (Poems on Health, Love and Life). The Quintessence of Natural Living is his opus magnum culled from his writings over 35 years and lecturing over the same period.

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Contact
Keki R. Sidhwa, N.D., D.O.
Shalimar
14, The Weavers
Newark-on-Trent
NOTTS. NG24, 4RY
ENGLAND

Phone: 01636-682-941
(From USA 011-44-1636-682-941)

Health Retreat Information:
Note that Shalimar Health Home, Dr. Sidhwa's health retreat, closed in 2004, and that Dr. Sidhwa is retired. But he still offers telephone and office consultations.

Consultation Information:
Dr. Sidhwa is an expert on Fasting and Nutrition, having supervised over 25,000 people into health by fasting and Natural Hygiene life-style changes. He consults people in London and at his home in Newark and can give guidance in Fasting & Nutrition & Hygiene life-style.
Call 01636-682-941 for more information.

Memberships:
Dr. Sidhwa is a member of
The International Nature Cure Society
The International Natural Hygiene Society
British Natural Hygiene Society
National Health Association
The Quintessence of Natural Living
bookSome of the articles at this website come from Dr. Sidhwa's book The Quintessence of Natural Living.
Click here for a list of the articles in the book.(620 pages, published by the British Natural Hygiene Society).

For possible copies of The Quintessence of Natural Living (out-of-print) contact the British Natural Hygiene Society. Or NHA.
"In the wilderness of rubbish to be found in today's "health" literature, here is a jewel to be cherished and shared with all one's ailing friends" Dr. William L. Esser,N.D.,D.C.

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In 2009 we celebrated the 50th anniversary of "The Hygienist"
The Hygienist is the magazine of the British Natural Hygiene Society.
The oldest Natural Hygiene magazine in existence!

Dr. Sidhwa is on the advisory board of
International Natural Hygiene Society



Find Keki Sidhwa's poem "The Fast Complete" here.


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Shalimar
14, The Weavers-Farndon Rd.
Newark-on-Trent
Notts. NG244RY
ENGLAND
Phone: 01636-682-941
(From USA 011-44-1636-682-941)
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