John Tilden MD (1851-1940)
[Father of Natural Hygiene and the true cause of
disease--Toxemia, which is why Dr Shulze
can cure 80% of his patients purely with a bowel cleanse. Praised as
Harvey Diamond's inspiration in his best
selling book Fit For Life. See: Natural
Healers for list of Natural Hygienists. All the secrets of good health
and correct diet.
John H. Tilden (1851-1940) With his theory of toxemia, or infectious bacteria, John Tilden recognized the role of stress in causing disease long before this became an accepted idea. Tilden practiced medicine for years before losing faith in drugs and searching for a new understanding of disease. He observed that health is impaired when a person's nervous energy becomes dissipated and the body is no longer able to properly eliminate the toxic by-products of metabolism. The resulting state of self-intoxication, or toxemia, was regarded by Tilden as the single underlying cause of impaired health. He considered individual diseases to be nature's cleansing efforts, or crises of toxemia. According to Tilden, nervous energy could become toxic by eating the wrong foods, by overeating, by taking too many stimulants such as coffee and alcohol, and by other sources of stress such as emotional and mental strains. Tilden opened a school in Denver, Colorado, next to a sanatorium that attracted patients from all over the world. Treatment began with a fast. Tilden gave his patients diets tailored to their individual needs. He was a strict disciplinarian who wasted no time on those who would not relinquish degenerative habits. Tilden also wrote between three and seven o'clock almost every morning. He published a monthly magazine called Philosophy of Health, which was later renamed Health Review and Critique, and he refused all advertising in his magazine. Tilden was an important influence on Henry Bieler, author of the highly popular book Food Is Your Best Medicine 1. ]
WHAT IS TOXEMIA? By J.H. Tilden, M.D.
Impaired Health: Its Cause and Cure by J. H. Tilden, M.D., Volume I. 
Impaired Health: Its Cause and Cure by J. H. Tilden, M.D. Volume II.
Children: Their Health and Happiness by J. H. Tilden (1928) Denver: Self-published.
Tilden, J. H., M.D. (1909) Appendicitis: The Etiology, Hygienic and Dietetic Treatment.
Tilden, J. H., M.D. (1924) Constipation: A New Reading On the Subject.
Tilden, J. H., M.D. Toxemia Explained. Dr. Tilden's Health School, Denver, Colorado, 1935.
Tilden on vaccination diseases