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1998 INTERVIEW

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 ...
        Meet Dr. Keki Sidhwa


What prompted you to become a Hygienic physician?

By the age of 14, I had suffered double pneumonia, a heart condition, and seven relapses of typhoid fever. When I went into a coma and was expected to die, my mother refused any further treatment for me. Sixteen days later, I emerged from this coma, which was literally a period of fasting, and I recovered my health.

Seven years later, I read Dr. John Tilden's classic book, Toxemia Explained, and switched my studies from medicine and surgery to naturopathy and osteopathy. I completed my studies at the Edinburgh School of Therapeutics and the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy.

When I discovered the writings of Dr. Herbert Shelton, I recognized the importance of sharing these ideas with people everywhere. I have dedicated my life to helping people to recover their health through this knowledge.


Describe some of the highlights of your experiences in the Natural Hygiene movement.

I have been practicing as a Hygienic physician in England for 45 years. I used to have a big clinic, which was the first Hygienic center of its kind in Europe, but now I only supervise fasts for two or three people at a time.
I spoke for the first time at an ANHS Conference in 1964 at the invitation of Dr. Herbert Shelton. There was a shortage of speakers, so I ended up giving 12 lectures that week!

Since then. I have delivered lectures on Natural Hygiene around the world. In Italy, I conducted a course for medical doctors who wanted to know more about Natural Hygiene. I also started a Natural Hygiene group in Oman several years ago.

In 1977,1 celebrated my 50th birthday by running a marathon in Milwaukee, Wis., to raise money for the American Natural Hygiene Society. ANHS members around the country pledged from 10 cents to one dollar
for each mile I ran. I was only able to complete 15 miles because it was pouring rain, and I got absolutely drenched and waterlogged. But I still succeeded in raising $3,000 for the Society!


What sets Natural Hygiene apart from other health systems?

Natural Hygiene doesn't single out one specific thing that is responsible for your overall health. Natural Hygiene comprises all of the facets of healthful living, including physical activity and exercise, wholesome diet, pure air and water, adequate rest and sleep, mental and emotional poise, and creative activity. Natural Hygiene is the art and science of living in such a way that all of these aspects are provided abundantly.


What other activities keep you busy these days?

I recently wrote a chapter on naturopathy and Natural Hygiene for a book titled Medical Marriage. Twice a year, I teach classes on fasting and nutrition at the British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy. My most recent travels took me to Cork, Ireland, where I presented a one-day seminar and was interviewed for television.


What advice do you have for newcomers to Natural Hygiene?

Approach Natural Hygiene with an open mind. There is so much to learn! Recognize that Natural Hygiene is more than body building or a good diet. It is a way of looking inward, of being totally alert, of realizing your fullest potential.


Is fasting still part of your personal health program?

I have not been ill for 45 years, but I fast as one way of taking care of myself, of giving my body an opportunity to rest. The last long fast that I did was for 25 days in 1993, and I plan to do another long fast this year. I want to reach at least 91 years of age!



COMMENT
(From Health Science 1/1998 - the magazine of ANHS. Photo & interview by J. M. Lennon.

Keki Sidhwa, N.D., D.O., is a certified member of the International Association of Hygienic Physicians. He is the Cofounder and president of the British Natural Hvg ene Society and editor of its newsletter, The Hygienist. He has written six books; his most recent one, The Quintessence of Natural Living for Health and Happiness, is a collection of his lectures, essays, and poems spanning half a century.

Dr. Sidhwa practices as a Hygienic physician in Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, England, when he is not traveling throughout India, Europe, and the United States lecturing and promoting Natural Hygiene. (Retired in 2004)

In 1997, Dr. Sidhwa received the Highest Accolade of Fellowship and Gold Medal Award from the Indian government for his 40 years of service in holistic health education. He also was selected as one of only 400 "Men of the Year" in his field for 1997 by the American Biographical Society




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