Vegetable diet: as sanctioned by medical men, and by experience in all ages

Marsh, Capen & Lyon, 1838 - 276 Seiten

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Seite 197 - Immediately a place Before his eyes appeared, sad, noisome, dark; A lazar-house it seemed, wherein were laid Numbers of all diseased, all maladies Of ghastly spasm, or racking torture, qualms Of heart-sick agony; all feverous kinds, Convulsions, epilepsies, fierce catarrhs, Intestine stone and ulcer, colic pangs, Demoniac frenzy, moping melancholy, And moon-struck madness, pining atrophy, Marasmus, and wide-wasting pestilence, Dropsies, and asthmas, and joint-racking rheums.
Seite 200 - It is only by softening and disguising dead flesh by culinary preparation that it is rendered susceptible of mastication or digestion ; and that the sight of its bloody juices and raw horror does not excite intolerable loathing and disgust.
Seite 118 - I have wandered a good deal about the world, and never followed any prescribed rule in anything ; my health has been tried in all ways ; and, by the aids of temperance and hard work, I have worn out two armies in two wars, and probably could wear out another before my period of old age arrives ; I eat no animal food, drink no wine, or malt liquor, or spirits of any kind ; I wear no flannel, and neither regard wind nor rain, heat nor cold, where business is in the way.
Seite 196 - With this view of the subject, it is not, I think, going too far to say, that every fact connected with the human organization goes to prove, that man was originally formed a frugivorous animal, and therefore, probably, tropical or nearly so, with regard to his geographical situation.
Seite 178 - It seems to be approved by experience that a spare and almost Pythagorean diet, such as is prescribed by the stricter orders of monastic life, or the institutions of hermits, which regarded want and penury as their rule, produces longevity. 70. To this kind of life belong water-drinking, a hard couch, cold air, a spare diet (that is, of herbs, fruits, flesh...
Seite 181 - St. Anthony lived 105 years ; James the Hermit, 104 ; St. Jerome, 100 ; Simon Stylites, 109 ; Epiphanius, 115 ; and Romauldus and Arsenius each 120. Galen, one of the most distinguished of the ancient physicians, lived 140 years, and composed between 700 and 800 essays on medical and philosophical subjects ; and he was always, after the age of 28, extremely sparing in the quantity of his food. The Cardinal de Salis, Archbishop of Seville, who lived 110 years, was invariably sparing in his diet. One...
Seite 137 - Tierra del Fuego in the southern extremity of America ; which are the smallest, weakest, and least brave people of the globe, although they live almost entirely on flesh, and that often raw.
Seite 195 - A. injurious, because spices resist the action of the digestive organs, and produce an irritation of particular parts of the system. They were introduced as artificial stimulants of appetite. In any given case, the digestive power of the individual is to be considered, in order to determine whether a particular aliment is wholesome or not. In general, therefore, we can only say, that that A.
Seite 137 - That men can be perfectly nourished, and their bodily and mental capabilities be fully developed in any climate, by a diet purely vegetable, admits of abundant proof from experience. In the periods of their greatest simplicity, manliness, and bravery, the Greeks and Romans appear to have lived, almost entirely, on plain vegetable preparations : indifferent bread fruits, .and other produce of the earth, are the chief nourishment of the modern Italians, and of the mass of...

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