Fasting for the Cure of Disease

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Harrison Publishing Company, 1908 - Diet therapy - 179 pages

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I am reading this book and am shocked at how stupid this woman was!
I hate to use that word but she is so so stupid. How could so many people
have fell for her remedy?
She is such a delusional
person. Her statements are plain nuts. She fasted
a pregnant woman for 6 weeks, no food, and the baby was born normal weighing
9 pounds.... yeah right.
One crazy statement after another. wow.

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Page 20 - There is, said Michael, if thou well observe The rule of not too much, by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st, seeking from thence Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight, Till many years over thy head return, So may'st thou live, till like ripe fruit thou drop Into thy mother's lap, or be with ease Gather'd, not harshly pluck'd, for death mature, This is old age...
Page 144 - ... this writing (January 15th) I weigh about the same as at last date. dread of a second stroke; I have no sleepy spells; I feel lighter all over; and when I am weary I am quite refreshed and ready for further exertion after a short rest, which is always, as is my food, simply delicious; I feel much younger, and my neighbors say I "look it.
Page 26 - In this sense, then, pneumonia, pleurisy, rheumatism, etc. , is never simply an attack on a well person, but rather a summing up of the results of the more or less lifelong violations of health laws.
Page 30 - ... to the blood more carbon dioxide than when at rest. When a man is running as fast as he can make his limbs move he is able to keep up the pace but for a short distance unless, like the hunted hare, he runs to his death. On account of the forced, vigorous, and rapid muscular action in this case, the poisonous materials are thrown into the blood, to be carried to all parts of the body — muscles, nerves, brain. The heart is affected by this poison through the nerve cells controlling that organ;...
Page 31 - ... so internally constructed and adjusted that it has its regular periods of rest, and only in disorder of the body can its expenditure be raised beyond its means. This muscle, the heart, though making contractions at the rate of seventy-two times a minute, is able to continue its work without fatigue throughout the life of the individual. Each contraction of this muscle is followed by an interval of rest, during which the cells recuperate. Push...
Page 142 - Contrary to my expectations, to the general belief, and to some experiences, I had no hunger from the third day to the fortieth. (See Matthew, 4:2.) To affirm that there was no inconvenience, however, would be untrue, for by every avenue of elimination most offensive impurities were thrown off, being at times unbearable, had the object been lost sight of. " My weight before the fast was 228 pounds, and my stomach girth 45 inches.
Page 105 - The appetite, satisfied by the infiltering process, is a sweetly appeased appetite, calm, rested, contented, normal. There is no danger from the flooding of intemperance for there is not even toleration of excess, either of more food or of more drink, and this contented appetite will remain in the condition of contentment until another need has really been earned by evaporation or destructive catabolism.
Page 31 - It should be impressed upon all young persons that during life each member of the body, in the very act of living, produces poison to itself. When this poison accumulates faster than it can be eliminated, which always occurs unless the muscle has an interval of rest, then will come fatigue, which is only another expression for toxic infection. If the muscle is given an. interval of rest, so that the cell can give...
Page 179 - What is above the eye can never see. Fool, who peers thither with his vision dim, And feigns a crowd of beings like to him ! Let him look round him, standing without fear ; This world speaks plain for who has ears to hear : He need not stray within the vast to be, But clasp what he can feel and see.

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