The Relation of Alimentation and Disease PDF eBook By James Henry Salisbury



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Title: The Relation of Alimentation and Disease
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... LVII. DIET IN PREGNANCY AND DURING THE NURSING PERIOD. THE NATURAL FOOD FOR INFANTS. If women would live healthfully, that is, upon such foods as th This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... LVII. DIET IN PREGNANCY AND DURING THE NURSING PERIOD. THE NATURAL FOOD FOR INFANTS. If women would live healthfully, that is, upon such foods as they can well digest and assimilate, and would keep their stomachs clean, the urine clear and standing at a density of about 1.015, and the bowels moving regularly once a day, there would then always be healthy downward peristalsis in the muscles and nerves of organic life. The system would be free from sufferings and aches, the pains of childbirth would be few and easily borne, and the labors short, lasting only from a few minutes to two hours. Under the above states and conditions there is natural downward peristaltic action in the womb. As Labor sets in, the muscles of the uterus begin to contract at the fundus and move downwards towards the neck, while those of the neck and os relax and open to the pressure from above. Sometimes the child is expelled by a single pain; at others, it requires from two to half a dozen expulsive efforts, and at still others, from six to a dozen. Healthy Alimentation. The alimentation productive of health is about two parts of lean meat food to one of vegetable food. The best lean meats are beef and mutton. Chicken, fish, eggs and game, may be brought in as side dishes. Oysters may be taken either raw, plain broiled, or roasted in the shell. The best vegetable foods are bread, toast, cracked wheat, boiled rice, hominy, potatoes, green peas (fresh from vines) and string beans freshly picked. The rice and cracked wheat should be boiled about three hours in a double vessel with a water jacket, and the hominy boiled in the same kind of vessel at least six hours. This changes the starch into glucose, which is one step in the digestive process. The vegetable foods...

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