Dr. Kellogg's Lectures on Practical Health Topics (Google eBook)

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Good health publishing Company, 1913
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Page 45 - ... the university to prepare the student to enter the aristocracy of the university alumni. The standards by which the student is tested at the various steps of his progress are purely artificial modes of measuring his fitness for advancement. They have little resemblance to the natural tests to which he will be subjected when he actually enters upon the duties and responsibilities of life. Indeed, they have little if any relation to what he is going to do or what he is going to be unless it may...
Page 48 - Oh, no," he replied, "only a common house painter." "How long a time were you in learning house painting?" I inquired. "I served an apprenticeship of three weeks," was the reply. Sixteen years spent in school training, then three weeks spent in preparation for actual work! And the most vital thing of all had been neglected both during school life and after. Having learned nothing about the care of his body, he was so broken down in health that he could make no use either of his college training or...
Page 56 - Must be Established The educational concept needs to be enlarged. A new standard of values needs to be established in relation to the content of the curriculum. If the high school graduate knows a little less of Caesar's wars or bridge building exploits, but knows how to keep his body in fit condition for maximum activity and efficiency, how to eat, how to maintain the normal rhythm of metabolism, the proper rate of intake and outgo in his nutritive functions, he will be vastly better off than though...
Page 70 - Working in the open air is one of the best forms of exercise, especially working in the garden, digging, hoeing, pruning, etc.
Page 54 - ... during the day. Two or three minutes of active exercise after each period will cause no loss in the amount of work accomplished, even if subtracted from the period of study or recitation, as it will unquestionably materially increase mental activity and efficiency. The many years spent in the schoolroom render the school life a dominant factor in the whole life of the child, and it certainly seems reasonable that during this period as much attention should be given to the building up of a healthy...
Page 47 - ... who holds a university degree in any department of learning should possess as an essential element of knowledge, without which no person could lay claim to being learned, a fair knowledge of anatomy, a thorough knowledge of physiology, and a very thorough knowledge of public and individual hygiene, and above all, of eugenics.
Page 27 - The experiments at the Pasteur Institute have shown that potatoes and dates are particularly valuable as antitoxic foods, probably because the carbohydrates which they contain starch in the potato, and sugar in the date are not fully absorbed in the small intestine and reach the colon in larger amount than do the carbohydrates of most other foods. Carrots also were shown by Metchnikoff 's experiments to be a valuable antitoxic food.
Page 75 - Avoid nostrums and patent medicines. The habitual use of any drug is harmful. The most eminent physicians are now agreed that very few drugs have any real curative value. The essential thing is right habits of life.
Page 42 - The census of 1!)00 showed that while the mortality from certain acute maladies, such as typhoid fever and other infectious disorders, was somewhat decreased, the increase of mortality from leading chronic disorders was such as to render the death rate from these diseases within fifty years five to seventeen times the present death rate. This increase of chronic disease is a certain indication of race degeneration since it indicates diminished power of resistance to the death-dealing conditions with...
Page 55 - ... school room render the school life a dominant factor in the whole life of the child, and it certainly seems reasonable that during this period as much attention should be given to the building up of a healthy body as to the development of the mind. Every year a considerable number of half developed boys, pale of face and lank of limb, are gathered into the great naval school at Annapolis. Here for one whole year almost the entire time is devoted to correcting the deficiencies and deformities...

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