Food: Its Relations to Health and Disease

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Gazette Publishing, 1907 - Diet - 384 pages
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Page 222 - How Egypt, mad with superstition grown, Makes gods of monsters, but too well is known ; One sect devotion to Nile's serpent pays ; Others to Ibis, that on serpents preys. Where, Thebes, thy hundred gates lie...
Page 127 - Hast thou found honey ? eat so much as is sufficient for thee, lest thou be filled therewith, and vomit it.
Page 56 - Thus ox, steer, cow are Saxon, but beef Norman; calf is Saxon, but veal Norman; sheep is Saxon, but mutton Norman; so it is severally with swine and pork, deer and venison, fowl and pullet.
Page 367 - Bartholow says that coca, as is the case with tea and coffee, acts as an indirect nutrient, by checking waste, and hence a less amount of food is found necessary to maintain the bodily functions ; and it is probable that some of the constituents of coca are utilized in the economy as food, and that the retardation of tissue waste is not the sole reason why work may be done by the same person better with than without it; and I have just learned, in a letter from Messrs. Parke, Davis & Co., that
Page 155 - ... fruits which they met with on their line of march. The consequence of this unwonted diet was, that the army was thinned by dysentery and other diseases usually caused by the heat of the weather and by unwholesome food. The soldiers at first bore these hardships with impatience, and symptoms of dissatisfaction and even of mutiny began to appear amongst them. But by the conciliatory exertions of the officers, who shared in all the privations of the common men, the spirit of murmuring...
Page 177 - John Mayor, in the first book of his History of Scotland, contends much for the wholesomeness of oaten bread. It was objected to him, then living at Paris in France, that his countrymen fed on oats and base grain, as a disgrace; but he doth ingenuously confess, Scotland, Wales, and a third part of England, did most part use that kind of bread ; that it was as wholsome as any grain, and yielded as good nourishment.
Page 56 - Norman — a fact indeed which we might have expected beforehand ; for the Saxon hind had the charge and labor of tending and feeding them, but only that they might appear on the table of his Norman lord. Thus ox, steer, cow...
Page 101 - THE WAY of righteousness, turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them," and verify the proverb, " The sow that WAS WASHED is turned to her wallowing in the mire." Here is not the least hint about the certain return of any of those backsliders, or about the good that their grievous falls will do either to others or to themselves. On the contrary, he represents them ALL as people that were in the high road to destruction : and, far from giving...
Page 279 - Cayenne pepper is a powerful stimulant, producing, when swallowed, a sense of heat in the stomach, and a general glow over the body, without any narcotic effect. It is much employed as a condiment, and proves highly useful in correcting the flatulent tendency of certain vegetables, and aiding their digestion. As a medicine, it is useful in cases of enfeebled and languid stomach, and is occasionally prescribed in dyspepsia and atonic gout, particularly when attended with much flatulence, or occurring...

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