- Life’s Great Law – Each living cell of the organized body self-preserves, sustained by inherent force within the organism called “vital force.”
The success of each living organism — whether simple or complex, cells act directly proportional to the amount of its life force and inversely proportional to the degree of its activity.
- The Law of Order – Living organisms self-construct, self-maintain, self-direct, self-repair, self-defend, and self-heal.
- The Law of Action – When action occurs in living organisms, resulting from extraneous influences, the action gets ascribed to the living thing which has the power of action and not the lifeless inert..
- The Law of Power – The power employed, and consequently expended, in any vital or medicinal action exits as vital power, power from within and not from without.
- The Law of Distribution – The power of the body, whether great or little, distributes in a manner proportionate to the importance and needs of the various organs and tissues of the body.
- The Law of Conservation or The Law of Autolysis – When nutritive abstinence gets affected, the living organism’s reserves autolyze (breakdown of all or part of a cell or tissue by self-produced enzymes) in the inverse order of their usefulness, while toxic substances eliminate.
- The Law of Limitation – Whenever and wherever the expenditure of vital power has advanced so far that a fatal exhaustion is imminent, a checks get put upon the unnecessary expenditure of power; and the organism rebels against the further use of even an accustomed stimulant.
- The Law of Special Economy – The vital organism – under favorable conditions – stores up all excess of vital funds above the current expenditures as a “reserve fund” to get employed in time of special need.
- The Law of Vital Accommodation – The response of the vital organism to external stimuli bases upon self-preservative instincts which adapt or accommodate influences it cannot destroy or control. The organism’s abilities adapt and tolerate necessarily to sustain life in the face of adversity and prolong life.
- The Law of Stimulation or Dual Effect – When toxic or irritating agents act on living organisms, the body puts forth vital resistance – manifesting itself in accelerated action, but impaired. This resistance diminishes the bodily power inversely to the degree it accelerates action.
Increased action occurs because of extra expenditure of vital power called to, not supplied, by the stimulatory process. Consequently, diminished available power supplied by this amount. This law applies directly to the use of drugs and medicinals as well as the effects of toxic herbs and many
of our condiments. The drugs and herbs may stimulate body action, the condiments may stimulate our sense of taste and make dull foods come to life, but in the end they do not exist nutritional materials and thus get resisted by the body.
- The Law of Compensation or The Law of Repose – When action in the body has expended the substance and available energy of the body, sleep and/or rest happens to replenish substance and Nerve Energy.
- The Law of Selective Elimination – Injurious substances that get into living organisms get counteracted, neutralized, and expelled as fully as the bodily Nerve Energy supplies allow for by the means and of through channels that produce lesser harm to living structures. Common routes of elimination: urine and feces. Alcohol metabolites in the breath mean the lungs get used. Garlic breath means the route gets used. Perspiration following the eating of hot peppers means the sweat glands get used. Hair falling out from chemotherapy means hair follicles in the skin get used.
- The Law of Utilization – Living organism constructively utilizes Normal elements and materials of, whether well or sick. No abnormal factor elements in physiology can provide value for the structure of living organisms and unusable stuff in a state of health, remains as unusable in illness. Doctors following Orthopathy (Natural Hygiene) do not drug, if using medicinals they use them but as temporary expedients, not in a life long supplementation approach. Notable nutrition results, following the Hippocratic tradition: “Our medicine our food. But to eat when sick, feeds sickness.”
- The Law of Quality Selection – When the quality of nutriment received by living organisms exists higher than that present in living tissue, organisms will discard lower-grade cells to make room to use the superior materials in new healthy tissue.
Since each cell, including the bones, gets changed out over a seven year cycle, when we provide superior nutrients, we gain a new and superior body on a continual basis. If one provides the body with inferior nutrients, you get sicker and weaker and a downward trend. Look to the elderly.
- The Law of The Minimum – The development of living organisms gets regulated by the supply of the elements or factors which exists least abundantly provided or utilized. The elements or factors in shortest supply determine the amount of development, particularly to fetuses.
- The Law of Development – The development of living organism and the parts it gets made up of get measured in direct proportion to the amount of vital forces and nutritive materials directed to it and placed on it.