Courses

Introduction

PART 1. PRINCIPLES OF HYGIENE

Lesson One
A.What is a Principle?
B.Relationships between Living Things and Inert Matter.
C.The Law of Vital Relation.
D.The Law of Power.
E.The Law of Selective Elimination.
F.The Law of Dual Effect.

Lesson Two
A.The Law of Special Economy.
B.The Law of Vital Distribution.
C.The Law of Limitation.
D.The Law of Vital Accommodation.

Lesson Three
Stimulation and Physiological Compensation.
A. Law of Stimulation.
B. Compensated and Uncompensated Stimulation

Lesson Four
Health its Conditions and Requirements.
A. The Nature of Health
B. The Essential Requirements of Health
C. The HealthDisease Continuum

Lesson Five
The Notion of Causality.
A. What is a Cause.
B. Types of Cause.
C. Remote and Proximate Causes of Disease.

Lesson Six
The Nature and Purpose of Disease.
A. The biology of Disease.
B. General and Special Pathology.
C. Acute and Chronic Disease.
D. Degeneration

Test 1 – Lesson One to Six

PART 11 THE PHYSIOLOGICAL BASIS OF HYGIENE

Lesson Seven
An Overview of Nutrition.

Lesson Eight
Proteins in your Diet.

Lesson Nine
Carbohydrates – the Fuel of the Organism.

Lesson Ten
Fats and Their Role in Human Nutrition.

Lesson Eleven
Vitamins and Nutritional Processes.

Lesson Twelve
Minerals – Inorganic, Organic or Organised.

Test No. 2 covering Lessons seven to twelve.

PART III MATERIA HYGIENICA

Lesson Thirteen
The Water of Life.

Lesson Fourteen
Air, Sun and Natural Light in Health

Lesson Fifteen
Rest and Sleep in Human Health.

Lesson Sixteen
Exercise and Bio-mechanics.

Lesson Seventeen
Mental and Emotional Factors in Health.

Lesson Eighteen
A Synthesis of the Essentials of Health.

Test No. 3 covering Lessons thirteen to eighteen.

PART IV THE BASIC PRINCIPLES OF HYGIENIC FEEDING

Lesson Nineteen
The Philosophy of Nutrition.

Lesson Twenty
The Physiology of Digestion.

Lesson Twenty-One
The Law of the Minimum.

Lesson Twenty-two
Animal Foods, Normal or Abnormal?

Lesson Twenty-three
Vegetarianism and Fruitarianism.

Lesson Twenty-four
The Digestibility of Foods.

Test No. 4 covering lessons nineteen to twenty-four.

PART V THE CAUSES OF DISEASE

Lesson Twenty-five
The Notion of Cause.

Lesson Twenty-six
The Hygienist’s View of Cause.

Lesson Twenty-seven
A Critical appraisal of the Germ Theory.

Lesson Twenty-eight
Immunisation – General Overview.

Lesson Twenty-Nine
Immunisation – continued.

Lesson Thirty
Immunisation – continued.

Test No. 5 covering Lessons twenty-four to thirty.

PART VI HYGIENIC PHILOSOPHY

Lesson Thirty-one
Orthopathy – Physiological Lawfulness.

Lesson Thirty-two
Organic Unity – the Unity of the Body.

Lesson Thirty-three
The Limits of Diagnosis.

Lesson Thirty-four
Pseudo Toleration.

Lesson Thirty-five
The Anatomy of Cure.

Lesson Thirty-six
The Altar of Relief.

Test No. 6 covering Lessons thirty-one to thirty-six.

PART VII THE APPARENT ACTIONS OF DRUGS

Lesson Thirty-seven
Do Drugs Act?

Lesson Thirty-eight
Explaining the Apparent Actions of Drugs.

Lesson Thirty-nine
Explaining the Apparent Actions of Drugs.

Lesson Forty
Explaining the Apparent Actions of Drugs.

Lesson Forty-one
What is a Side Effect?

Lesson Forty-two
The Side Effects of Drugs.

Test No. 7 covering Lessons thirty-seven to forty-two.

PART VIII THE THERAPEUTIC NIGHTMARE

Lesson Forty-three
Food Supplements.

Lesson Forty-four
Herbs and Herbalism.

Lesson Forty-five
Hydro-therapy.

Lesson Forty-six
Homeopathy.

Lesson Forty-seven
Naturopathy, Osteopathy and Chiropractic.

Lesson Forty-eight
Miscellaneous Therapies.

Test No. 8 covering lessons forty-three to forty-eight.

PART IX PSYCHO-BIONOMICS

Lesson Forty-nine
The Biological Basis of Psychology.

Lesson Fifty
What is Mind?

Lesson Fifty-one
The Basic Principles of a Healthy Psychology.

Lesson Fifty-two
Volitional consciousness.

Lesson Fifty-three
Emotions and Health.

Lesson Fifty-four
Psycho-therapy.

Test No. 9 covering lessons forty-nine to fifty-four.

PART X FASTING AS AN ASPECT OF NUTRITION

Lesson Fifty-five
Fasting – Definition and History.

Lesson Fifty-six
The Physiology of Fasting.

Lesson Fifty-seven
Physiological Rest

Lesson Fifty-eight
The Signs and Symptoms or Pathology of Fasting.

Lesson Fifty-nine
a.Conducting the Fast.
b. Therapies and Fasting.

Lesson Sixty
The Application of the Fast and Terminating it.

Test No. 10 covering lessons fifty five to sixty

PART Xl FASTING

Lesson 61
Contra-indications to Fasting
A. Pathological limitations.
B. Fasting in special periods and conditions of life.

Lesson 62
Fasting in Health and Disease.
A. Fasting in acute disease.
B. Fasting in chronic disease.
C. Fasting in drug addiction.

Lesson 63
Hunger and Appetite.
A. Fasting does not cause deficiency disease.
B. Objections to the fast.
C. Does fasting cure disease.

Lesson 64
Experimental Research and Fasting.

Lesson 65
Fasting versus Juice Diets and Elimination Diets.

Lesson 66
Fasting in Nature.
A. Fasting among animals.
B. Autolysis.

Test No. 11 covering lessons sixty to sixty-six.

PART Xll ACTIVITY AND EXERCISE

Lesson 67
The Philosophy of Exercise.

Lesson 68
The Physiology of Exercise.

Lesson 69
Sports and Various Forms of Exercise.

Lesson 70
Important Rules of Exercise.

Lesson 71
Objections to Exercise.

Lesson 72
Bio-Mechanics and a Critique of the Exercise Philosophy.

Test 12 covering lessons sixty-seven to seventy-two.

PART Xlll THE HYGIENIC CARE OF CHILDREN

Lesson 73
Pre-natal Care and the ProspectiveMother’s Diet.

Lesson 74
The Criteria of a Healthy Child.

Lesson 75
Baby’s General Care.

Lesson 76
The Nursing Period and Weaning.

Lesson 77
Mother’s Milk and Other Animal Milks.

Lesson 78
Feeding Infants and Children.

Test No. 13 covering Lessons seventy-three to seventy-eight.

PART XlV HYGIENE AND REPRODUCTION

Lesson 79
Hereditary and Nutrition.

Lesson 80
Sexual Correlations.

Lesson 81
The Sexual Life of Mammals.

Lesson 82
Was is Normal Sex?

Lesson 83
Symbiosis and Sex.

Lesson 84
Birth Control.

Lesson 85
Sexual Diseases.

Test 14 covering lessons seventy-nine to eighty-five.

PART XV COMMON ILLNESS AND THEIR HYGIENIC CARE

Lesson 86
Colds, Allergies and Upper Respiratory Problems.

Lesson 87
The Rheumatic Diseases.

Lesson 88
Hypertension and Cardiovascular Disease.

Lesson 89
Ulcers and Gastro-Intestinal Problems

Lesson 90
Tumors and Cancer.

Lesson 91
The Skin and Problems Affecting the Head and Neck.

Lesson 92
The Spine and Extremities.

Lesson 93
Miscellaneous Health Problems.

Lesson 94
Menstruation, Menopause and Pre-Menstral Tension.

Lesson 95
Prostate and Male Genitalia.

Lesson 96
Diagnostic Clues to Disease.

Lesson 97
Ecology and Natural Hygiene.

A. The organic garden.
B. Avoiding commercially produced foods. Why?
C. Chemicals in our environment.

Lesson 98
Re-organising our Lifestyle and Restructuring our Daily Habits.

Lesson 99
Living Hygienically in a Non-Hygienic World.

Lesson 100
Living Life to Live it Longer.

Final Examination (Oral and written)

LIST OF TEXTS. (Preliminary)

Human Anatomy and Physiology. 2nd edition by Solomon Schmidt and Adragna. International Edition, published by Saunders College Publishing.
The Chemistry of Life. by Stephen Rose. Penquin Books.
Pocket Medical Dictionary. published by Churchil/Livingstone.
Food, Nutrition and Diet Therapy. by Krause published by Saunders.
Fasting Can Save Your Life. by Herbert M. Shelton.
The Science and Fine Art of Food and Nutrition. by Herbert M. Shelton

Other texts may be recommended or suggested from time to time.