Popular Observations on Regimen and Diet; In Which the Nature and Qualities of Our Common Food Are Pointed Out and Explained

Popular Observations on Regimen and Diet; In Which the Nature and Qualities of Our Common Food Are Pointed Out and Explained

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...are unwholesome, when made a constant article of diet; although it is a well-known fact, that many valetudinarians, who cannot bear a piece of veal, lamb, or chicken, have easily digested a slice of ham, or dried beef. Salt possesses antiseptic, diuretic, and resolvent qualities. In large doses, as half an ounce, it proves cathartic, and not unfrequently emetic; as is well known hy those who frequently take it, dissolved in warm water, after a debauch, or an excess in drinking. Dr. Rush, of Philadelphia, has written a treatise on salt, &c. in which he strongly recommends it for worms, taken in the morning fasting. SUGAR. It is supposed that the sugar cane was exported originally from the East Indies, and was found there in the year before Christ, 325. Sugar affords the greatest quantity of nourishment, in a given quantity of matter, of any substance in nature. Sugar is antiseptic, nutritious, and laxative; and is considered as promoting the solution of fat in the stomach; but as it is very fermentable, it is apt, in many constitutions, to produce flatulencies, heat, and thirst. Its unlimited use seems to be one cause of the increased and increasing frequency of bilious and hypochondriacal disorders.-Rickety children, hysterical women, and all who are troubled with acidity of the stomach and bowels, should abstain from it. Those who are anxious to preserve their teeth white and sound, should not make free with it. To these observations, however, there are some constitutions which furnish exceptions. Thus, we are told, that one of the Dukes of Beaufort, took, for the space of forty years, nearly a pound of sugar every day; yet it neither disordered his stomach or bowels, nor injured his teeth, and he lived to attain the age of seventy years. Sugar...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236678788
  • 9781236678782