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MAINTAINING HEALTH

(FORMERLY HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY)

By R. L. ALSAKER, M. D.

AUTHOR OF "EATING FOR HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY"

"When you arise in the morning, think what a precious privilege it is to live, to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love." MARCUS AURELIUS.

"Nature Cures" HIPPOCRATES

TO ISAAC T. COOK

WHOSE CRITICISMS, ASSISTANCE AND ENCOURAGEMENT HAVE LIGHTENED THE LABOR AND ADDED TO THE PLEASURE OF PRODUCING THIS VOLUME.

CHAPTER CONTENTS

I PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS Humanity, Health and Healers

II MENTAL ATTITUDE Correct and Incorrect Results

III FOOD General Consideration

IV OVEREATING

V DAILY FOOD INTAKE

VI WHAT TO EAT

VII WHEN TO EAT

VIII HOW TO EAT

IX CLASSIFICATION OF FOODS

X FLESH FOODS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XI NUTS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XII LEGUMES Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XIII SUCCULENT VEGETABLES Composition Utility Preparation Combinations Salads

XIV CEREAL FOODS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XV TUBERS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XVI FRUITS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations Salads

XVII OILS AND FATS

XVIII MILK AND OTHER DAIRY PRODUCTS Composition Utility Preparation Combinations

XIX MENUS Food Combination in General

XX DRINK Water Tea Coffee Alcohol Enslaving Drugs

XXI CARE OF THE SKIN Baths Friction Clothing

XXII EXERCISE

XXIII BREATHING AND VENTILATION

XXIV SLEEP

XXV FASTING Our Most Important Remedy Symptoms When and How to Fast Cases

XXVI ATTITUDE OF PARENT TOWARD CHILD

XXVII CHILDREN Prenatal Care Infancy Childhood Mental Training

XXVIII DURATION OF LIFE Advanced Years Living to Old Age in Health and Comfort

XXIX EVOLVING INTO HEALTH How it is Often Done A Case

XXX RETROSPECT A Summing up of the Subject

CHAPTER I.

PRELIMINARY CONSIDERATIONS.

Writings on hygiene and health have been accessible for centuries, but never before have books and magazines on these subjects been as numerous as they are today. Most of the information is so general, vague and indefinite that only a few have the time and patience to read the thousands of pages necessary to learn what to do to keep well. The truth is to be found in the archives of medicine, in writings covering a period of over thirty centuries, but it is rather difficult to find the grains of truth.

Health is the most valuable of all possessions, for with health one can attain anything else within reason. A few of the great people of the world have been sickly, but it takes men and women sound in body and mind to do the important work. Healthy men and women are a nation's most valuable asset.

It is natural to be healthy, but we have wandered so far astray that disease is the rule and good health the exception. Of course, most people are well enough to attend to their work, but nearly all are suffering from some ill, mental or physical, acute or chronic, which deprives them of a part of their power. The average individual is of less value to himself, to his family and to society than he could be. His bad habits, of which he is often not aware, have brought weakness and disease upon him. These conditions prevent him from doing his best mentally and physically.

This abnormal condition has a bad effect upon his descendants, who may not be born with any special defects, but they have less resistance at birth than is their due, and consequently fall prey to disease very easily. This state of impaired resistance has been passed on from generation to generation, and we of today are passing it on as a heritage to our children... Continue reading book >>




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