A Treatise on Vegetable Diet, with Practical Results; Or, a Leaf from Nature's Own Book

A Treatise on Vegetable Diet, with Practical Results; Or, a Leaf from Nature's Own Book

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...so much, that persons in the habit of using them complain much of coldness, cold stomachs, cold hands and feet, and tell you that these condiments warm the blood and promote digestion. Here the same deception comes in again, as in the cases of ardent spirits, flesh eating, and tea and coffee. While the artificial stimulus is going on the stomach is excited, feels warm, and this is the lullaby to the tantalized body; but so soon as the force is spent, then the clamour is set up, and continues louder at each application, till the whole host of pickles, peppers, spices, and mustards, can scarcely satisfy the demand. Are these people the comfortable ones Are they the people that never dread hunger or cold 1 Can they face the storms and tempests like those who satisfy nature with her own simple demands? Are they not often calling for bleeding, blisters, and cathartics, and something "to stir the blood: " We may always know when a relief is found if the same difficulty return, that an infringement of the same law has occurred, or the first cause was never removed. FRUIT. Here we enter into a large field. The varieties of fruit spread over the earth speak in language that cannot be misunderstood, that a beneficent Being had a watchful care for all his creatures, to provide for their happiness as well as their nourishment. The apple, which is the most plentiful, is eatable, if carefully preserved, the whole year round, and always may be, till the season when the berry of all kinds is inviting with its freshness and flavour. These fruits seem provided only as a pleasing change in the hottest season--as a kind of set-off, and to give the appetite a pleasant relief from that sameness and bluntness which it is prone to acquire by a continuation in the same...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236680855
  • 9781236680853