Herald of Health Volume 30-31

Herald of Health Volume 30-31

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ...the confinement of an office, and by one of more than ordinarily sedentary habits." Millions of people live on fruit. Dates make a good and sufficient diet for millions in Africa for months together. Figs are as nutritious as bread, and a supreme blessing is that a man can "sit under his own vine and fig tree," which will provide for all his wants. Men get abundant nourishment from the bread fruit, the banana, or the plantain. We have known men to live wholly on apples. And all nice juicy fruits are curative. So far from causing bowel complaints, they are a rapid and perfect cure for them. When we passed through a season of Asiatic cholera in New York, and thousands fled, we stayed and lived on fresh vegetables and fruit. The doctors, with their usual wisdom, prescribed the worst possible diet--salted meats and fish--and the hospitals were filled with patients, and there was a great mortality, which could have been, we believe, entirely prevented by a system quite different from the one pursued. The reason why fruit may be harmful when eaten after flesh is that the gastric juice secreted to act on flesh will not act well on fruit--Dr. Nichols. The Secret Of Beauty.--The secret of beauty is health. Those who desire to be beautiful should do all they can to restore their health if they have lost it, or to keep it if they have it yet. No one can lay down specific rules for other people in these matters. The work which one may do, the rest he must take, his baths, his diet, his exercise are matters for individual consideration, but they must be carefully thought of and never neglected. As a rule, when a person feels well he locks well, and when he looks bad he feels bad, as a general thing. There are times when one could guess, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123686381X
  • 9781236863812