Eating and Drinking: The Alkalinity of the Blood, the Test of Food and Drink in Health and Disease

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A.C. McClurg, 1896 - Diet - 304 pages
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Page 20 - With throats unslaked, with black lips baked, We could nor laugh nor wail; Through utter drought all dumb we stood! I bit my arm, I sucked the blood, And cried, A sail! a sail!
Page 20 - And every tongue, through utter drought, Was withered at the root : We could not speak, no more than if We had been choked with soot. Ah, well-a-day ! what evil looks Had I from old and young ! Instead of the cross, the albatross About my neck was hung.
Page 250 - ... protein food. The colt or calf does not thrive on a diet of rich corn meal, though it may be very proper for the horse or cow. Carnivorous animals, be it noted, do not allow their young to have meat until quite a time after they have their teeth fully developed, though apparently it would be their proper food. Meat given to kittens or puppies invariably produces convulsions.
Page 127 - The old saying, that apples are gold in the morning, silver at noon, and lead at night, is pretty near the truth.
Page 153 - ... necessary to the integrity of the molecular currents. The state of malnutrition, which in its highest degree we call scurvy, appears to follow inevitably on their absence ; and as they exist chiefly in fresh vegetables, it is a well-known rule of dietetics to supply these with great care though their nutritive power otherwise is small...
Page 139 - To convey water to the system and relieve thirst. 3. To introduce various salts and organic acids which improve the quality of the blood and react favourably upon the secretions.
Page 23 - Physiologically, then, the separation of the ingesta into "food" and "drink" is unsuitable. The two material factors of life are food and air; and food may be considered as comprising that which contributes to the growth and nutrition of the body, and, by oxidation, to force-production.
Page 216 - ... accepted the evidence to the contrary effect, and held that the addition was not injurious to health, and seemed to imply that such addition, if made in quantities designed merely to obtain an antiseptic action, and not to increase bulk or conceal inferior quality, would prevent conviction under the Act. We believe that Dr. Corfield, in saying that the long-continued use of small doses of this powerful drug may be injurious to health, has on his side the support of medical experience and opinion....
Page 250 - ... or cow. Carnivorous animals, be it noted, do not allow their young to have meat until quite a time after they have their teeth fully developed, though apparently it would be their proper food. Meat given to kittens or puppies invariably produces convulsions." It is said that cats will take away meat from their kittens when it is given to them, even up to the time when they are three months old. The following is a summary of a recent pamphlet on the feeding of children issued by Columbia University,...
Page 84 - Thus there exists a connection between the pathological action of certain bacteria and the alkalinity of the blood. Those rabbits having the greater alkalinity of the blood, as well as those in which the alkalinity of the blood is increased to a greater extent after infection, have greater power of resistance against certain infectious organisms (anthrax bacilli) than the rabbits in which the alkalinity of the blobd...

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