Origins of the Naturopathy Lifestyle

Drawing of Hippocrates

Naturopathy research began 2400 years ago. It can be traced to Hippocrates, known as the Father of Medicine, who was an ancient Greek physician. Hippocrates believed in the healing power of nature. Around the globe, naturopathy still remains at the heart of modern medicine. Although our technology has improved, our species still relies on nature. Although many think of health or science when they hear about naturopathy, it can be a lifestyle as well.


Laws of Naturopathy

  1. Humans are a composite of spirit, mind and body.
  2. The spirit of a human is senior to their mind, which is senior to their body.
  3. The spirit alone may heal the mind and body.
    1. The mind by itself cannot heal itself, and requires effort on the part of the spirit.
  4. All disease (spiritual, mental or physical) is stoppage, which is brought on by stress.
  5. All disease is curable.
    1. Although all disease is curable, some people are not. In humans, there exists negative and positive energy.
    2. Many people wish to survive.
    3. Some people wish to succumb.
    4. Those who wish to survive feel they must support those who wish to succumb, which can negatively impact them.
    5. Those who wish to succumb benefit from those who wish to survive. They do not return any benefits.
  6. A state of optimum health is positive, as well as the natural order of existence.
    1. A diseased condition is the responsibility of, and created by, the individual self. This is negative.
  7. Achieve optimum health and balance:
    1. Ethical conduct.
    2. Education, with the idea of improving one’s existence and the survival of others as well.
    3. Managing one’s self with high-quality nutrition.
    4. Consistently exercising the body, including the connection of the mind.
    5. A sufficient rest schedule.
  8. Ethics means “surviving optimally for the good of all”. An ethical person not only survives, but also actively contributes to the optimum survival of all of mankind. They must take responsibility for all humans.
  9. An ethical person concerns themselves with the ecological welfare of the planet.

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“Everything in excess is opposed to nature.” (Hippocrates)

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