The Itinerary of a Breakfast: A Popular Account of the Travels of a Breakfast Through the Food Tube and of the Ten Gates and Several Stations Through which it Passes, Also of the Obstacles which it Sometimes Meets

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Funk & Wagnalls Company, 1920 - Auto-intoxication - 210 pages
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Page 25 - Kellogg's baleful list must have been ready to agree that "the marvel is not that human life is so short and so full of miseries, mental, moral, and physical, but that civilized human beings are able to live at all
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Page 175 - ... most comforting to know that meats of all sorts may be safely replaced by nuts not only without loss, but with a decided gain. Nuts have several advantages over flesh foods which are well worth considering. 1. Nuts are free from waste products, uric acid, urea, carnine, and other tissue wastes. 2. Nuts are aseptic, free from putrefactive bacteria, and do not readily undergo decay either in the body or outside of it. Meats, on the other hand, are practically always in an advanced stage of putrefaction,...
Page 99 - ... to a crawl that gave the microbes time to convert all unabsorbed protein to poisons. In the meat eater's sluggish bowels, Kellogg believed, lay "the secret of nine-tenths of all the chronic ills from which civilized human beings suffer...
Page 196 - ... beef. I will save the time of this committee by making only a few quotations. One pound of walnut meats equal 5.51 pounds of veal in food value. One pound of walnut meats is equal to 13.51 pounds of oysters, •22 pounds of lobsters, and 5 pounds of eggs. The great economic importance is best shown bv comparing the amount of food which may be annually produced by an acre of land planted to nut trees, and the same area devoted to the production of beef. Two acres of land and two years are required...
Page 176 - It is also worthy of note that the fat of nuts exists in a finely divided state and that in the chewing of nuts a fine emulsion is produced so that nuts enter the stomach in a form best adapted for prompt digestion. Another question which will naturally arise is this : if nuts are to be granted the place of a staple in our list of food supplies, will it be safe to accept them as a substitute for flesh foods?
Page 181 - Hill told us the other morning that our trouble is not the high cost of living, but the cost of high living — privately and publicly the wild waste of natural resources.
Page 175 - Nuts are free from trichinae, tapeworm, and other parasites, as well as other infections due to specific disease. Nuts are in good health when gathered and remain so until eaten. The contrast between the delectable product of the beautiful walnut, chestnut or pecan tree and the abbatoir recalls the story of the Tennessee school teacher who was told when she made inquiry about a certain shoulder of pork which had been promised in part payment for services but had not arrived, "Dad didn't kill the...
Page 37 - In this work, he described the "normal itinerary of a meal" passing through the "food tube," otherwise referred to as the "alimentary subway." "Train Late: Held at Stomach Station for 2 hours. Bowel Gate (No. 5) refused to open. Losing Time: Wreck at Colon Gate (No. 7). Ileocecal valve refuses to close, track obstructed with rubbish. 8 hours late. Losing Time: Collision with heavy train backing up. . . . Losing Time. ... 35 hours late.
Page 173 - ... supply of protein from the vegetable kingdom alone, is in principle one which is already decided for us through the practice of those people who live exclusively on vegetable foods. Physiological investigation can therefore only supply the evidence that it is indeed true that the vegetablealbuminous substances as they occur in nature are equal in nutritive value to an equivalent quantity of protein of animal origin (1).

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