|Health Seekers - Table of Contents|
|Dr André Sinden's Review of Health Seekers|
|Review by Professor Reuben Musiker|
PART 1 - The Philosophy of Natural Hygiene and the Elements of Health
|The Nature and Purpose of Disease|
|Proper Food Choices|
|The Criteria of Ideal Foods|
PART 2 - Information about the Foods and Drinks You Consume Daily
|Secondary Plant Foods|
PART 3 - How to Slowly Begin Changing Your Conventional Pattern of Eating
|What to Expect When You Improve Your Diet|
|The Detox - Cleansing Program|
|How to Eat Correctly|
|Your Daily Eating Plan - Maintenance Programme|
PART 4 - How to Get Started With Your New Programme
|Mouth Watering Menus|
PART 5 - Selected Issues
|Fasting - The Ultimate Physiological Rest|
|What to Eat While Pregnant and Breast-Feeding - How to Feed Babies|
|Nutrition, Behaviour and Emotions - Is there a connection?|
|How to Lose Weight Easily|
|Homocysteine - Your Most Vital Statistic|
|Good Fats versus Bad Fats|
|The Importance of Glyconutrients|
|Probiotics - Nature's Miracle|
|The Mind - Body Connection|
PART 6 - General Information and Questions Regularly Asked during My Counselling Sessions
Dr André Sinden BSc, MBChB (Pret)
Medical Director - Health Hydro - Pretoria
Just when I thought I had learned it all, heard it all and seen it all, Célène woke me up with this wonderfully refreshing manuscript.
While it is true that the basic principle of Natural Hygiene is quite straightforward, logical and almost instinctive, we are faced with the real world. The real world - what is it? It is a concoction of synthetic chemicals, synthetic clothes, synthetic food, a synthetic environment, and even synthetic thoughts.
From birth we are overwhelmed by preconceived ideas, and crafty marketing techniques, which exploit our weakest links. Where our technology could have freed us from the restrains of barbarism, it has ensnared us in a web of half truths, half qualities of life and half nutrition. We have become slaves of civilisation.
Of course, all of us who have discovered the mighty healing powers of Nature would like to share them with whomever we can. Unfortunately we are up against the billion dollar industries with a vested interest in manufacturing drugs and substances resembling food. We are made out to be old-fashioned, out of tune with reality and out of touch with the "scientific facts" that were "discovered" by scientists paid by industry.
Not that industry is unwilling to jump on the bandwagon of "natural" to make a little extra profit. The market is flooded with tablets, pills and potions claiming to be "natural" vitamins, minerals and extracts. Thus even our instinctive desire to return to our roots is being exploited and enslaved.
Célène has managed what many of us have longed to do. She has, in this book, opened a passage between this synthetic "real" world we have to live in, and the Paradise we strive to move into.
She has designed a few stepping stones for the slaves of modern society to start the journey from their dungeons into the sunshine. She appreciates that our eyes need time to adapt to the sharpness of the light and that the Paradise is simply too radical for most of us to be able to "jump in at the deep end".
Shedding the sharp edge of the "radical" image, this book will in my humble opinion go a long way to help people understand the "whys" without being frightened by the "hows".
It is my sincere hope that this book will herald the start of a new appreciation of the quality of life really on offer. May it bring co-operation among my medical colleagues, at large. May we enter the century with enthusiasm and vibrant energy.
An innovative, practical approach to maximize your inherent potential within the context of the real world - Dr. André Sinden.
University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa
"In a field characterised by a production of health related books, comes an exceptional work of great merit. Engaging, informative and a pleasure to read. Célène's book offers a sure to succeed source of help for those struggling with unwise food habits and dubious lifestyles. Here is a work ideally suited for South African conditions, but applicable universally."