Within a year, Lindlahr experienced a dramatic change in his physical appearance and was free of diabetes. This in turn shifted his entire view on health and life and also made him reject scientific medicine, which believed that lifestyle and food intake had no impact on health. Instead, he believed that suppressing the disease led to suppressing its cure. In treating his patients, Lindlahr incorporated methods of previous naturopathic doctors with the addition of his own, combining a variety of natural therapies because he understood the principles of them.
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Jump to: navigation , search Dr. Henry Lindlahr Dr. Lindlahr was the mayor of a town in Montana and a thriving businessman. In his thirties he was overweight and diabetic.
When he was unable to find appropriate treatment for his diabetes in America, he travelled to Europe and found curative results under the guidance of Father Kneipp. On returning to America in early he enrolled in the Homeopathic and Eclectic College of Illinois. After graduating in , he opened the Lindlahr Sanitarium in Chicago, and shortly thereafter, he founded the Lindlahr College of Natural Therapeutics which included hospital internships at sanitariums.
It became the leading naturopathic college of the day. In , Dr. Lindlahr began to publish the Nature Cure magazine and began publishing a series of books titled, Philosophy of Natural Therapeutics. His therapeutic regimen combined the use of breathing , fasting and specialized diet, fever therapy, exercise and rest , sun and light, as well as counselling to address mental and emotional concerns.
He utilized various detoxifying or cleansing foods, in particular - orange juice, lemon, grapefruit, garlic, bean sprouts, fibre and laxatives. Besides these items, he pioneered the use of vitamin and mineral supplementation, forming what may have been the first company that produced thiamine Vitamin B1 commercially.
It was written that Henry Lindlahr " In other words, he viewed symptoms as positive physiological response and proof that the body was fighting whatever was wrong.