Aims and Philosophy of the ISRN

The Society membership is small, but consists of a dedicated group of practitioners spread over the country, and some overseas, who have consistently maintained the principles of "Straight Nature Cure" in their practices and in their relationship to their patients' education and treatment.

Practitioners of this Society are deeply concerned at the deteriorating health of our present-day population, clearly illustrated by the increased incidence of chronic life-threatening diseases.

Our Practitioners also firmly believe that quality of human health is the result of the individual's lifestyle, and is also influenced by inherited qualities. That being so, our Members maintain that the improved health of successive generations of this civilization is the fundamental responsibility of our human race. This will be dependent upon the positive qualities and lifestyle of our present- day community.

The type, source, and living quality of our nutritional intake, our environment and activities must have a direct connection with the quality of the individual or community health, and this must logically extend to the health of successive generations.

Members acknowledge the importance of the nutritional qualities to be obtained from Organically Grown Whole Foods as a fundamental contribution to the health of the soil, the individual, and the health of successive generations. We see high-powered advertising of convenience foods, part foods, and their intake, as one of the sources of the low-grade health that for ever demands more hospitals and health care in our society.

Practitioners of this Society subscribe to the observed and philosophical contention that, if well cared for, the human body is extremely resilient and capable of incredible self- healing processes in its maintenance of health. Also, that human beings are highly evolved beings with an endless potential, but they still need to remove the basic causes of ill health, and endeavour to understand that only by removing causes of ill health will health be attained and maintained.

We regard many acute symptoms such as fevers, if carefully handled, as being in themselves, the healing forces of the body at work (propounded in Darwinian Medicine), and should be intelligently respected.

Practitioners of our Society, the oldest Naturopathic Practitioner Society in existence, have had at least four years of training and cover the subjects of chemistry, physics, anatomy, physiology, pathology, dietetics, hydrotherapy, massage and manipulation, exercise, fasting, and counseling and are advisors of positive self- help programs.

Our Practitioners' involvement with patients always starts with a consultation; this includes taking a comprehensive case history, a physical examination, and leads to recommended advice, including actions considered necessary for further help and assistance, as progress is observed. The Practitioner's task is to give positive advice, accompanied with literature on health topics, so that he can direct the patient towards regaining and maintaining a higher level of health.

ISRN Practitioners offer patients advice and help with working toward their own achievement of health; this has the added benefit of the patient gaining greater self-confidence and awareness with their improving health, for they have achieved improved health - it has not due to some concoction that they may have been persuaded to imbibe.

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