The Diet cure

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Holbrook, 1881 - 88 pages

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Page 48 - I never suffer ardent spirits in my house, thinking them evil spirits...
Page 47 - I have long had the conviction that there is no greater cause of evil, moral and physical, in this country than the use of alcoholic beverages. I do not mean by this that extreme indulgence which produces drunkenness. The habitual use of fermented liquors to an extent far short of what is necessary to...
Page 2 - When you have proved that the three angles of every triangle are equal to two right angles...
Page 26 - If a child is born of scrofulous parents, I would strongly recommend that it be entirely nourished from the breast of a healthy nurse, for at least a year. After this, the food should consist of milk and farinaceous vegetables. By a perseverance in this diet for three years, I have imagined that the threatened scrofulous appearances have certainly been postponed, if not altogether prevented.
Page 47 - Stimulants do not create nervous power ; they merely enable you, as it were, to use up that which is left, and then they leave you more in need of rest than you were before.
Page 28 - ... at the stomach— of a hard undigested substance pressing, as it were, upon a tender part of the stomach, which sensation is, for the time, relieved by taking food ; remarkable depression of spirits, everything seen through a medium of gloom and distrust ; and tremors of the nerves.
Page 48 - My opinion is, that neither spirit, wine, nor malt liquor is necessary for health. The healthiest army I ever served with had not a single drop of any of them ; and although it was exposed to all the hardships of Kaffir warfare at the Cape of Good Hope, in wet and inclement weather, without tents or shelter of any kind, the sick-list seldom exceeded one per cent.
Page 48 - I cannot define it better, indeed, than to say that it is an agent as potent for evil as it is helpless for good. It begins by destroying, it ends by destruction, and it implants organic changes which progress independently of its presence even in those who are not born.

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