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Paul Wendel, N.D.
FOREWORD from the book: STANDARDIZED NATUROPATHY
The purpose of this book STANDARDIZED NATUROPATHY, is to have a unified Naturopthic profession practicing true Naturopathy, that is, no drugs, serums or injections, but, use the principles laid down by the pioneers who made it possible for us to practice Naturopathy.
To understand the beginning of Naturopathy we must go back to the Bible to ascertain what God planned for us, when he created us from dust out of the earth.
The new generation in Naturopathy does not know the incentive and the reason why we are here, why this movement was ushered in. The nature cure movement in America has a glorious history. It can be traced back to the early settlers, Spanish, English, German, Finnish and others. The younger practitioners look to this profession as an easy livelihood, as a business; they are speculators rather than servants of God, nature, and man. A certain percentage of these elements are working on the inside and are just as dangerous as the outside enemy. Under the present conditions they came on the top in the American Naturopathy Association. There was a subversive underground movement going on to bring down the solid structure of the ideology, training and the principles of Naturopathy, but it failed completely.
 
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Smokh     Smokh   In 1902, Benedict Lust, a student of Father Kneipp, organized the Naturopathic Society of America, which was reorganized as the American Naturopathic Association (ANA) in 1919. In 1921, Lust was elected president for life. Shortly after he died, the organization split in two, forming the Eastern ANA and the Western ANA, each with its own constitution, officers, programs, and conventions.

Personality conflicts as well as philosophical difference led to the split. The Eastern naturopaths were determined to follow the example set forth by Kneipp et al., while those in the West seemed determined to “medicalize” and "secularize" naturopathy. “The two camps developed their own textbooks which showed their different points of view: Paul Wendel’s Standardized Naturopathy (1951) and Harry Riley Spitler’s Basic Naturopathy (1948).”Dr. Wendel was President of the American Naturopathic Association and a great researcher into Naturopathic modalities.
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