Role of Nature on Human Body
Naturopathy is based on the realisation that man is born healthy and strong and that he can stay as such as living in accord with the laws of nature. Even if born with some inherited affliction, the individual can get rid of it by putting to the best use the natural agents of healing. Fresh air, sunshine, a proper diet, exercise, scientific relaxation, constructive thinking and the right mental attitude, along with prayer and meditation all play their part in keeping a sound mind in a sound body. Nature cure believes that disease is an unusual condition of the body resulting from the defiance of the natural laws. Every such violation has repercussions on the human system in the shape of lowered vitality, irregularities of the blood and lymph and the accumulation of waste matter and toxins.
To cure disease in Naturopathy, the first and foremost requirement is to regulate the diet. To get rid of accumulated toxins and restore the equilibrium of the system, it is desirable to completely exclude acid forming foods, including proteins, starches and fats, for a week or more and to confine the diet to fresh fruits which will disinfect the stomach and alimentary canal. If the body is overloaded with morbid matter, as in acute disease, a complete fast for a few days may be necessary for the elimination of toxins. Fruit juice may, however, be taken during a fast. Alkaline foods such as raw vegetables and sprouted whole grain cereals may be added after a week of a fruits-only diet.
Diseases Cured by Naturopathy
The human body is a sophisticated tough machine. Most of the diseases can be treated and cured by cleansing the human body through natural, eliminative and physiological processes. Naturopathy can be used to heal several acute and ordinary ailments. Some of them are as follows:
In general, naturopathy investigates scientifically all the methods and procedures which are related to the improvement of ills and the maintenance of sound health. Naturopathy prohibits the use of poisonous drugs, serums, invasive surgery, x-ray and radiation for remedial purposes.