For people who advocate and recognise the latent healing power of nature like my esteemed friend and fellow practitioner, Shri H.K. Bakhru, naturopathy is a way of life. It is a distinct philosophy and science which strengthens the age-old faith in the correction of bodily disorders and restoration and main- tenance of health through elements freely available in nature. It brings home the basic fact that healing is brought about by the inherent curative powers of the body.
The simplicity of this method should not deter individuals from its use. The final complete healing will come from within. In short, the naturopath lends intelligent assistance and interprets nature’s laws for the patient.
Shri H.K. Bakhru who has contributed numerous articles to leading newspapers and magazines
on various ailments and their cure through dietetics and nature cure treatments, has already to
his credit the authorship of three books on nature cure : ‘Health the Natural Way’, ‘Diet Cure for
Common Ail- ments’ and ‘ Foods That Heal ’. All three have been well received by the public.
A news item appear in newspapers recently about a famous French folk singer, Rike Zarai, who
had never practised naturopathy but her faith, based on her personal experience, turned her into
an authority on herbs and nature cure. At the Height of her career as a singer, Rika met with an
accident, when her car went off the road, due to poor visibility on account of fog and she was
taken from the wreckage with four broken vertebrae, one of which was pulverised. The attending
doctors indicated that she might not be able to walk again without crutches.
To make matters worse, she had a calcium deficiency. On the brink of suicide, she appealed for
help to an eminent homeopath. Clay compresses were smuggled into the hospital and she
applied them regularly to her back. Her surgeon was outraged when she attributed her
remarkable recovery not to his skill but to the clay. With the zeal of a convert, she applied herself
to the wider study of natural medicine.
She has authored two books, titled ‘ma Medicine Naturelle’ and ‘ her secrets Naturelles ‘. As
many as 2,80,000 copies of the first book were sold. Both the books have challenged the realms
of Medical world.
For Shri H.K. Bakhru’s new book titled ‘ A Complete Hand-book of Nature Cure.’ is complete
guide to naturopahy. This book offers a way which, if followed, will provide renewed energy,
increased vitality and greater satisfaction that comes from living a full and useful life.
The author has advocated that the right food could work wonders and has tremendous curative
power. Nutrition is the major problem of human life. This book can also be appropriately titled ‘
Return to Nature ‘. The aim of naturopathy is to invigorate and stimulate the body’s homeostatic
mechanism, to restore health structure and function. One can enjoy perfect health by proper
regulation of eating, drinking, breathing, bathing, dressing, working, thinking, and other social
activities on a normal and natural basis.
I wish the author Shri H.K. Bakhru all success for the publication of this book.
Marine Drive Dr. P.K. Bolar, N.D. (Lon.),
Churchgate Executive Director,
Bombay 400 020 Indian Institute of Drugless Therapy.