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"Life's grisliest disasters and maladjustments take place years before conception and then following, in the womb "   "As mother, so is the child. Most congenital deformities can be prevented, and monstrosities that have appalled and frightened mankind since antiquity should become avoidable."

Hygienic doctor Robert R. Gross was a student of Dr. Christopher Gian Cursio. He did have a hygienic fasting retreat (The Pauling Health Manor) in the New York area for 25 plus years - together with his wife, cookbook author Joy Gross.
Dr. Robert R. Gross:

An Urgent Message to Prospective Parents

Dr. Gross Each of us is the sum of what he was born with and everything that has happened to him up to this moment. He is the product of his inheritance, intra- and extra-uterine environment, cultural background, the personality of his parents, school and religious influences, and the customs and habits of the society in which he lives.
Most of what has made us what we are was beyond our control. We realize this, not to weep over it, but also not to let it pursue us throughout our life. We cannot rewrite the past but we can modify the present.
We can reshape the future by supporting the will to live in times of stress with Natural Hygiene knowledge. Thus, we may overcome the inevitable crises in life with the least damage and with the most momentum for proceeding on our route in making our lives as rich and happy as they can be made.

To a very limited extent inheritance is responsible for some deformities, susceptibilities that lead to imperfect development, and abnormal functions of the body. These deviations would be due to grossly microscopic entitles called "genes," located in the chromosomes which, in turn, are found within the nuclei of the reproductive cells (ova and spermatozoa). This inheritance or hereditary factor is tremendously overplayed in importance and incorrectly blamed for the tragedies encountered in births and infant life.

Natural Hygiene has always - and within the past few years, the epidemiologist of the medical profession also - realized that most congenital (resulting from one's heredity) deformities are not foreordained by heredity but are preventable accidents of development in the womb. It is very possible to circumvent most congenital deformities by improving the preparation for pregnancy and by careful attention to stresses and Natural Hygiene habits during this period.

The life of an individual begins not on the day he is born but even long before he is conceived. Life's grisliest disasters and maladjustments take place, as often as not, years before conception and, then following, in the womb. Here, as an embryo (the developmental stage until three months) and fetus (the developmental stage from three months to birth) he is subject to the action of the elements and malice of the mother's non-hygienic living habits. These catastrophies go unnoticed at the time; they may be signaled only by a rash, occasional headache, and vomiting, irrascible temperament or nervousness.
For often there isn't any sign of the tragedy until the baby is born with a single eye (cyclopia) or a dwarfed body, a cleft palate, unhearing ears, unseeing eyes, a blighted mind, cataracts, monstrosities, heart disease, or heart and organs being left outside the chest cavity, or in failure of one or both legs or arms to develop, or in erythroblastosis fetalis.

Concern with congenital deformity has its roots in antiquity and the birth of a deformed baby in ancient times evoked fear and awe.

In savage cultures such babies were often sacrificed to the gods or thrown into a river as possessed of evil spirits. Even in less crude societies the mothers were sometimes brought to trial on mystical grounds and occasionally were burned at the stake. In recent times the blame had been transferred mainly to the genes and family heredity in explaining the birth of freaks.

Experiments on animals, and Hygienists disdain this practice, have demonstrated conclusively that crippling deformities arise from injuries and irritations to the embryo at certain stages of its development. An embryo that began its life with perfectly normal "genes" may, by the time it is born, have only one eye or two heads or three legs.
External stresses applied to these animals included feeding deficient diets, subjection to extremes of temperature, presentation of mazes and puzzles to unnerve and perplex them, diminution of oxygen, reduction of sufficient sleep and rest and other agents used to produce enervation. Effects of like disturbances and adverse influences on human pregnant women have been proved beyond doubt.

  • Alcohol, nicotine, caffeine - the unholy trinity;
  • white sugar and white flour products,
  • canned, devitalized, demineralized and processed foods,
  • lack of sufficient sunshine, fresh air, proper exercise; mental poise and sufficient rest
are all devastating factors indulged in during pregnancy and cause birth mishaps of various kinds.
  • Anesthesia, surgery, exposure to X-rays, vitamin pills, cortisone and hormonal intoxication
  • and all drugs
should be completely avoided for they are hazardous and have profound effects upon the embryo particularly in the early stages when the organs are in a "semi-fluid state."

The consequences that ensue from these above-named insults to the unborn baby depend upon the time they occur or on the time that their cumulative poisonous effects has reached beyond the danger point of toleration.
It is possible to draft a timetable or calendar, which relates deformities to the age of the embryo at the time of injury or passing the vital toleration point of accumulated material toxins.
The latter are caused by (1) an incorrect mode of living and by (2) consumption of drugs.
  • Stresses producing a one-eyed baby generally may come during the first week or two after fertilization of the egg for at this time the cellular parts from which the two eyes will develop are so close together as to be virtually single.
  • Next in order comes the stage at which conjoined (so-called siamese) twins may originate from an injury which prevents separation of the two individuals.
  • In about the third week critical injury or "toleration toxins" may result in the heart or other organs being left outside the body cavity, or maldevelopment of legs or arms may occur - because this is the time when the heart and viscera are still outside the body cavity and the limb buds are formed and starting to grow.
  • Injury in the fourth week, when the windpipe is developing from the gullet, may produce the well-known defect, which leaves an opening between the windpipe and gullet - so-called tracheo-esophageal fistula.
  • In the fifth week, when the lenses of the eye are forming, the embryo is vulnerable to congenital cataract.
  • During the seventh week it may be doomed to a cleft palate for the separated two halves of the palate normally start to close at this time.
  • Injury or vital toxic accumulation in the eighth week may produce mongolism. It is at this point that the embryo begins to develop the base of the brain and skull, the wall of the heart, the nasal bones and the fingers - all structures that are blighted in mongolism.
  • The inner ear undergoes rapid differentiation during the ninth week and a mishap or "toxic torrent" at this period may result in a deaf baby.
This is only part of the list of defects that can be created at the respective ages of the embryo and the whole matter rests on quite a more or less orderly, scientific basis. These defects actually occurring during the various critical stages of the development of the embryo are the scars of injury to the unborn child in the womb. Each deformity is like a "still' picture taken from a moving picture strip, representing abnormal development of the particular affected organs.

The fetus during intrauterine development is dependent upon the mother for protection
from injurious forces and for all the appropriate and adequate factors of development, maintenance and growth. Its entire nutritional state is predicated on that of the mother's. As mother, so is the child.
Most congenital deformities can be prevented, and monstrosities that have appalled and frightened mankind since antiquity should become avoidable - if humans would only realize that the health and development of the evolving fetus are based on any and every factor of life that affects the health of the mother, either positively or negatively.

The entire health level, efficiency, happiness and success of the infant and child are dependent upon the habits of the prospective mother. It is the latter's maternal duty, moral responsibility and physical obligation to study and understand the laws of begetting a vigorous baby. She should realize that superstitions, ignorance, intolerance, vast misrepresentations and prejudices exist in the field of orthodox prenatal and pediatric care.

Adherence to the rational laws of life - embodied by the practice of Natural Hygiene - will produce well nourished, well-developed, and vital children.
Fear, fright and apprehension will disappear once it is realized that normal babies evolve from normal habits. And normal babies produce a grand and glorious race that is wise, healthy, peaceful, kind, tolerant, loving and courageous.

Also read:   What You do when You Vaccinate - about the lymphatic system and its function, and the effect of vaccination on this system, as well as the dangers of vaccination.

Also read:  How Diseases are Cured - contrary to popular belief, a cold is not something that we "catch," but it represents a process of getting rid of something we have slowly accumulated.


If you are sick, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
How to Live 100 Years
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
My First Water Fast

If you have a hard time changing habits, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations

If you are suffering from depression or low energy, read:
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are trying to overcome an addiction, read:
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The Power of Habit Explained
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you are trying to lose weight, read:
(about low-carb + raw diets as the correct strategy:)

The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
How much weight-loss on raw juices vs. fasting?
Preventing Cellulite - the Diet Solution
(about overcoming the physical 'sugar' craving:)
Causes of Addiction to Habits
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
(about the emotional battle:)
Attentive Eating
How to Overcome Temptations
Energy, Feeling and Thought

If you don't want to change your diet, but still become healthier, read:
Sequential Eating
How to Live 100 Years
Energy, Feeling and Thought
Energy in the Body

If you are looking for the ultimate vegetarian diet,
- or have been damaged by veganism - read:

With Three Generations of Vegetarian Hygienists
In Search of the Ultimate Vegetarian Diet
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
Natural Hygiene Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you are looking for a non-vegetarian diet that will give superior health:
Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The High-Carbohydrate Diet and Related Health Problems
Insulin's Metabolic Effects (Why eat less carbohydrates?)
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness
Primitive Diet Example
Sequential Eating
What Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet

If you expect or have children, read:
Birth Defects can be Avoided!
What You do when You Vaccinate
How Diseases are Cured

If you want a better sex-life, read:
Energy-Karezza - fascinating & powerful sex
Enjoying Superior Sex Your Entire Life - radio interview
Energy-Karezza book excerpt

If you are new to Natural Hygiene, read:
How Diseases are Cured
The Time-factor in Recovery
How Important is Diagnosis?
My First Water Fast
New Concepts in Nutrition, Health and Rapid Healing of Illness



My First Water Fast
I was startled by the statement that all colds, fevers and influenzas were nature's attempt to free the body of disease. I devised an experiment to test this - click here
Fruit - Friend or Foe?
He lived on nothing but grapes - By the 32nd day, his gum was bleeding - one of his teeth fell out. He exclaimed: My God, I am detoxicating my teeth - click here
Symptoms to Expect when Improving Your Diet
This initial letdown lasts about ten days, and is followed by an increase of strength, a feeling of diminishing stress and greater well-being. - click here
How Diseases are Cured
Dr. Shelton: - It is high time to learn about the causes of disease and of the "complications" that so frequently develop under regular care - click here
The Time-factor in Recovery
Dr. Shelton: - Why do we expect to get well in a hurry of a condition that requires a life-time for its development? - click here
Sequential Eating
Any quick digesting foods must wait till the slowest digesting foods leave the stomach - a process which can take up to 6 or 8 hours. - click here
How Important is Diagnosis?
Once the truth of how to live is understood, the process of illness can be reversed more or less painlessly by intelligent living - click here
How to Live 100 Years
If you follow a minimal diet you can achieve super nutrition. Let's look at Luigi Cornaro, who at age 35 was weak, sick, and dying - click here


How to Solve Problems
The following method, ancient in its origin, has been practiced by several civilizations dating back for thousands of years. - click here
Causes of Addiction to Habits
The key which unlocks the mystery of why most habits are difficult to break lies in the understanding of the stimulation and depression mechanism. - click here
How to Overcome Temptations
The very moment an undesirable craving has entered your consciousness, DON'T struggle with it. Absolutely REFUSE to consider its existence - click here
Attentive Eating
A subject which can radically change a person's life in all of its aspects - physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. - Attentive eating. - click here
Energy in the Body
The lift we get from drinking coffee, or the expression of strong emotions - is the expenditure of energy, not its accumulation - click here
Energy, Feeling and Thought
The person who feels depressed or negative most of the time is low on the energy level scale and needs to increase rest and sleep - click here
The Energy Principle in Healing - New Concepts
All healing and regeneration is in ratio to the amount of energy which is available - the more energy, the more detoxicating healing - click here


Three Generations of Hygienists
These children, the skeletal development wasn't right, the dental arches were not well-formed, teeth came in crowded - click here
In Search of the Ultimate Diet
I put a group of mice on a fruitarian diet. But they didn't seem to be eating very much fruit, and they certainly weren't crazy about it - click here
The Ideal 100% Raw Diet
My aim here was to try to find a diet of 100% raw foods that mice and equally humans could live on, with all the factors needed for excellent health - click here
Vegetarian Diet & Food Plan
Dr. Cursio: - it represents more than 55 years of this brilliant nutritionist's experience as one of the greatest teachers in the field of Natural Hygiene - click here
Vegan rats die early & have low energy
When the vegetarian male died it was 22.8 months old. The omnivorous male had accomplished the same amount of work when it was but 6.9 months old. click here


Primitive Man - His Diet and Health
The duration of life is long, the people being yet strong and vigorous as they pass the three score and ten mark, and living in many cases beyond a century. click here
Vilhjalmur Stefansson: Adventures in Diet
I have lived in the Arctic for more than five years exclusively on meat and water ... I tried the rotten fish one day, and liked it better than my first taste of Camembert. During the next weeks I became fond of rotten fish. click here
Aajonus: Primitive Diet Example
After 12 years eating raw meat and never having had any more than a little diarrhea, I learned to relax and not fear raw foodborne bacteria and parasites. click here
Dr. Shelton: How Much Protein?
There is a delicate balance between carbohydrates and proteins, to which we have to conform - disease and degeneration resulting from failure to conform. click here
Drs. Eades: High-Carbohydrate Problems
An anthropologist examining skeletal remains of early man can tell immediately whether the bones and teeth belonged to a hunter-gatherer (mainly protein eater) or a farmer (mainly carbohydrate eater)..." click here
Dr. Rosedale: Insulin's Metabolic Effects
The actual rate of aging can be modulated by insulin... We should be living to be 130, 140 years old routinely. click here  
Insulin's Crucial Role: insulin article 2   What is mTor? insulin article 3
Cancer & The Warburg Effect
The theory is simple: If most aggressive cancers rely on the fermentation of sugar for growing and dividing, then take away the sugar and they should stop spreading. click here
Swami Narayanananda: Food And Drink
Many sects and people have very crude ideas about food and drink. In India, some narrow-minded and bigoted people have much hatred for non-vegetarian diet. click here


The Ten Health Commandments
Thou shalt lift thyself up through obedience to all of Nature's laws, and help thy brother to attain the same. click here
The Truth Behind All Religion
God is not punishing us with illness and disease. Our suffering is due to our ignorance of food's relation to health and happiness. click here
Practicing with Certainty
People who are told they have emotional problems are suffering from thinking problems. Their emotions are working fine. click here
Vivekananda: Man's True Spiritual Nature
Let positive, strong, helpful thought enter into their brains from very childhood. Lay yourselves open to these thoughts, and not to weakening and paralysing ones. click here


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