Milk Diet as a Remedy for Chronic Diseases

Milk Diet as a Remedy for Chronic Diseases

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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: ...a movement, and they relax the outer muscle, and attempt, by pressure, to overcome the resistance of the inner muscle. But this is not the right way to go at it. A better way is outlined above; simply wait until the desire is irresistible; then the inner sphincter is sure to be relaxed and the peristaltic movement sufficient to move the contents out without using ab dominal pressure. Another, and perhaps, opposite method of securing the desired result is to obtain a general relaxation of the body, which will secondarily or sympathetically aflect the involuntary muscles. This is explained in another part, under the title of Rest. A method frequently advised is the use of massage over the abdomen, by manipulation with the hands, or rolling a cannon ball over the location of the colon, or bringing the abdomen forcibly against some object, as a strap between two posts. All these are unnatural procedures, and while possibly useful temporarily, in some cases, they never tend to produce a cure, but instead, further weaken the intestinal muscles by usurping their functions. As contrasted with passive exercise, active exercise is far better. Exercise of any part of the body makes deeper breathing necessary, and that means more up and down action of the diaphragm, which in turn produces more movements of the abdominal contents. More oxygen enters the blood, and more blood circulates through the vessels everywhere, stimulating all the muscles. This induces warmth, and perspiration, and when there is external perspiration, there is usually a watery excretion through the mucous membrane of the intestines as well, for the inner lining of the intestines is really outside of the body proper, in the same way that the skin is. Not only does proper exercise...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236890493
  • 9781236890498