Diet and food, considered in relation to strength and power of endurance, training and athletics

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Churchill, 1904 - 138 pages
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Page 132 - Yes, to me also was given, if not Victory, yet the consciousness of Battle, and the resolve to persevere therein while life or faculty is left. To me also, entangled in the enchanted forests, demon-peopled, doleful of sight and of sound, it was given, after weariest wanderings, to work out my way into the higher sunlit slopes — of that Mountain which has no summit, or whose summit is in Heaven only!
Page 108 - All the vegetarians reached the goal, it is said in " splendid condition " — the first covering the distance in fourteen and a quarter hours. An hour after the last vegetarian came in, the first meateater appeared, and he was
Page 42 - It follows that meat is a stimulant because of the acid salts it contains, for uric acid is one, as may be demonstrated by swallowing a few grains of it, and this is the chief stimulant in beef-tea, soups, meat extracts and other deadly decoctions of flesh. "Stimulation is not strength, but force rendered a little more quickly available; and it is invariably followed by an exactly corresponding amount of depression when the force is used up and must be replaced.
Page 86 - ... years old, whose arteries were already considerably indurated. The naval surgeon, Treille, has seen numerous cases of atheromatous degeneration in Bombay and Calcutta, where many people live exclusively on rice.
Page 43 - ... has either been overlooked (which is possible for a time), or later has been counteracted by alcohol, tobacco, and other more, harmful stimulants. The man who gets his...
Page 125 - These stimulants are necessary, however, to flesh eaters and the reason is simple, for on all flesh diets they are constantly taking uric acid and the xanthins, and these are first stimulants and afterwards depressants. They unnecessarily call out the reserves and then plunge all into depression and feeble nutrition by blocking the circulation; and, while this is going on, other stimulants, such as alcohol, tobacco, or tea, must be called in to keep things going (see also p.
Page 43 - It is perhaps also the reason why an exaggerated and erroneous estimate has been formed of the power of meat to produce force that its stimulating effect has been mistaken for power, and the following...
Page 15 - It is also possible, by introducing more food than can be digested, to overpower digestion so that nothing is digested and absorbed, and starvation results, a fact which is brought to the front in the most interesting manner in the writings of Dr. Dewey (" The True Science of Living," by EH Dewey, MD, Norwich, Conn.).
Page 90 - In a word, man is provided neither with the teeth to cut fiesh, nor the power to hold its poisonous salts in solution and pass them out of his body ; whilst the carnivore is provided with thess powers toa very considerable extent.
Page 27 - It therefore follows that, as some sources of albumens (such as animal flesh of all kinds) contain either uric acid or substances equivalent to it (such as the xanthins), these must be ruled out, for the blood cannot be kept properly free from this substance while it is being introduced with every mouthful swallowed, and, if the blood is not kept fairly free from it, the circulation will not be that best suited to the production of strength and endurance : a fact of which we shall see some practical...

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