Good Health and Long Life; Means of Increasing Health, Preventing Disease and Prolonging Life, by the Aid of Therapeutics and Hygiene

Good Health and Long Life; Means of Increasing Health, Preventing Disease and Prolonging Life, by the Aid of Therapeutics and Hygiene

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...are of very little value; as nutrition. SALTED FISH AND MEATS contain very little nutrition compared with fresh meat, as the salt hardens the fiber of the meat and renders it more difficult of digestion, and in the liquid extract remains considerable of the nutrition of the meat--fully onethird of its value. It is a known fact that the complaints of our sailors and soldiers are largely due to the large amounts of canned corned beef and salted meats and fish that are fed to them, as they improve readily when they come ashore and get fresh meat, fruits and vegetables. In eating meat food we take into our own bodies food already loaded with the products of excretion and waste; e. g., urea, uric acid, sulphates, creatine and creatinine. All this waste matter must be removed from the body through the action of the kidneys and liver, and if these elements accumulate in large amounts in the system so as not to be handled easily, the liver and kidneys will be taxed so greatly that they are disturbed in their functions, or these ingredients may fail to be thrown out, and thus they may embarrass the system in general. This shows the importance of the liver and keeping it active in order to destroy the hurtful toxic substances that pass through it. MILK is one of the most valuable and nourishing of foods from infancy to old age. It is very easily digested and readily absorbed by the stomach, especially if taken warm; many people who can not take it cold on account of feeling heavy can digest it more readily warm if a few grains of salt are added to it, it comes nearer to blood than any other food, is quickly made into blood, and, when warm, acts as a stimulant and restorer to the aged and young. One pint of milk is equal in nourishment to one-half...show more

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  • Paperback | 58 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 122g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696800X
  • 9781236968005