• Welcome to the Soil and Health Library Blog

    The Soil and Health Library Association has started this blog to expand upon their vision for this library: to make available works which empower people to grow their own food, be healthy and think for themselves. Self-empowerment is true freedom.

  • Human Vitamin and Mineral Requirements: FAO/WHO expert consultation on human vitamin and mineral requirements

    The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations organized an Expert Group Consultation in Bangkok in September 1998. This report is the official statement of how much and what kind of vitamin nutrition is required for health.

  • Food & Health in the Scottish Highlands: Four Lectures from a Rural Practice

    Dr Walter Yellowlees discusses disease in terms of the work of McCarrison, Cleave, Weston Price, Albert Howard and the organic growing movement. What he finds is “the result of a long chain of events determined by man’s relationship to his land and its crops.

  • The Modern Rise of Population

    World population reached 1 billion in 1830, 2 billion a century later, and today exceeds 7 billion. AMA propaganda suggests modern medicine is the cause. McKeown says: “The fall in mortality was not influenced substantially by immunization or therapy before 1935.” The increase depended upon better sanitation and an increased and improved food supply.

  • The Therapeutics of Fasting – text only

    The text only version of The Therapeutics of Fasting.

  • The Colon Health Handbook: New Health Through Colon Rejuvenation

    This 78 page booklet gives straightforward, easy-to-understand answers to questions surrounding colon health. It explains how the condition of the colon strongly influences the health of the entire body. The book provides self-administered techniques to regain colon health without enemas or colonics.

  • Healthy Childhood

    Wise advice on child raising by a premier British nature cure practitioner at the Kingston Clinic, Edinburgh; contains a grandmother’s lifetime accumulation of wisdom.

  • How To Be Always Well

    Dr. Jackson’s book explains the basics of natural hygiene/nature cure and makes recommendations for lifestyle and diet that lead to permanent health and a high degree of well-being. This book is especially useful for the type of person that makes life choices and determines their behaviour according to well-grasped basic principles.

  • We Want To Live

    Vonderplanitz was a key figure in the raw food/paleo diet. His powerful book recommends eating raw meat and fish, unheated honey, etc.

  • The Quality Of Life: The Peckham Approach To Human Ethology

    The author created an extraordinarily successful community health centre in working-class London where the focus was on nutrition and raising healthy happy children. For example, a supply of raw, unpasteurized milk and organically grown vegetables was organized.

  • Creative Menopause: Illuminating Women’s Health & Spirituality

    For men, this is a fascinating look at the inner life of women. And for women it is full of wisdom and helpful information about how to age with grace and dignity.

  • The Preservation of Youth: Essays on Health

    Twelfth Century medical classic. This brief book is filled with wisdom.

  • Health Unlimited

    A very easy to understand summary and restatement of the basic hygienic viewpoint that would serve as an excellent introduction and guide to someone with insufficient time to study the fundamental books of the Founders (Tilden, Shelton, etc.) from which this book is drawn. It is vegetarian in outlook and disapproves of colon cleansing. Used by a chriopractic college in the United States as a basic text of diet and nutrition.

  • Nature Doctors: Pioneers in Naturopathic Medicine

    A thorough and scholarly historical survey of the development of naturopathic and nature cure practices from the 19th through the 20th century. A study of the individuals who made it happen. For many years Kirchfeld was librarian at the National College of Naturopathic Medicine.

  • Parkinson’s Recovery Project

    Dr. Janice Walton-Hadlock runs the Parkinson’s Recovery Project. She has developed a method that allows people who have not yet started on conventional Parkinson’s medications to recover from this disease.

  • The Immerman Files

    Dr. Alan Immerman collected every available scrap of published scientific evidence issued between 1880 and 1980 that supported Natural Hygiene/Nature Cure. This material (a seven foot tall stack of photocopies) was then scanned by Dr. Immerman. All these articles are available for free download, organized by topic.

  • Hygienic Dictionary

    The essential terms and distinctions used by by the major figures natural hygiene/nature cure, defined in their own words. Compiled by Steve Solomon during the late 1990s, the first years of this library.

  • Kingston Chronicles

    Also known as “Rude Health.” Published by the Thomson Clinic. We have issues from 1967 through 1978.

  • Syllabus of Electic Materia Medica & Therapeutics
  • Illustrated Phytotherapy Book 2

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