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Scientific Fasting: The Ancient and Modern Key to Health | by Linda Burfield Hazzard



Dealing with the prevention and relief of disease through fasting and its accessories

TitleScientific Fasting: The Ancient and Modern Key to Health
AuthorLinda Burfield Hazzard
PublisherGrant Publications, Inc
Year1915
Copyright1915, Linda Burfield Hazzard
AmazonScientific Fasting: The Ancient and Modern Key to Health
-Preface
Nineteen years have elapsed since the author issued her first volume dealing with the prevention and relief of disease through fasting and its accessories. In ...
-Part One. Historical. Chapter I. The Pioneers Of Therapeutic Fasting In America
Dr. Tanner's Forty Day Fasts: Fasting Experiences Of Dr. E. H. Dewey: Brief Account Of Dr. Hazzard's Work For Thirty Years In this chapter the author proposes ...
-The Pioneers Of Therapeutic Fasting In America. Part 2
Dr. Tanner went further than this in later years, and, as he says in a letter to the author of date February 23, 1912: My second fast, publicly given, was ...
-The Pioneers Of Therapeutic Fasting In America. Part 3
Here, he continues, was an object lesson: (1) Vital power supported without food. (2) Mental and physical strength increasing with the decline of symptoms. (3) ...
-The Pioneers Of Therapeutic Fasting In America. Part 4
In personal contact with Dr. Dewey and in a voluminous correspondence he ever dwelt with great inspiration and broad vision upon what he called New Gospel of ...
-Part 2. Theory Of Fasting. Chapter II. Unity Of Disease And Cure
Fasting And Starvation Defined: Distinction Between Functional And Organic Disease: The Cause Of Impure Blood: The Nature Of Disease And Cure Disease and cure ...
-Unity Of Disease And Cure. Continued
Inherent or congenital organic disease and functionally caused organic disease in its later stages embody defects in form, size, or cell structure of any one ...
-Chapter III. Starvation
Starving From Overfeeding There Is No Hunger When Disease Is Manifest The chief purpose of food is that of supplying the tissue of the body with the elements ...
-Chapter IV. When And Why To Fast
The Time To Fast Is When One Is Ill: The Body Gets Sick As A Whole: General Hints About Fasting FASTING is indicated only when illness impends or is in actual ...
-When And Why To Fast. Continued
The social surroundings of a fasting patient are of the utmost import. The effect of mental states upon physical well being will not be dwelt upon here, but, ...
-Chapter V. Illustrative Cases of Fasting
Fasting Applied To Cases Of Inflammatory Rheumatism, Chorea, Epilepsy, Pregnancy, Etc. The cases dealt with in this chapter are typical but not exhaustive.
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 2
I was totally incapacitated from actual manual labor of any kind before my fast, and I lived in dread of a second stroke, with a strange, unnatural depression ...
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 3
The general health of the patient apart from the distressing symptom described was excellent, strange to say. And to this a strong constitution and robust ...
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 4
Two days after the beginning of the fast, an abscess broke through the surface of the skin at the base of the spine immediately over the sacrum. The discharge ...
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 5
Medical diagnosis of the next instance, a man thirty-eight years old, pronounced it a case of valvular heart disease, and medical prognosis gave no hope of ...
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 6
A young man of twenty-three offers a case of the insanity of syphilis of the type known in medicine as meningitis. In this subject the blood taint was acquired ...
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 7
It is to be remarked that the children of these two mothers are not only physically excellent examples, but are also mentally intelligent to a marked degree.
-Illustrative Cases of Fasting. Part 8
During the early portion of the fast there were headaches and vomiting of greenish bile and mucus, and these distressing symptoms were present until the ...
-Part Three. The Technic 0f Fasting. Chapter VI. Caution And Counsel
Competent Guidance Is Required For Protracted Fasts: Short Fasts: Corrective Dietary Much though it is to be desired by those who know the inestimable benefits ...
-Chapter VII. Preparation For The Fast
True Hunger Disappears When Disease Approaches: Tapering Off To A Complete Fast: The Function Of The Liver: Two Plans For Fasting When disease appears in ...
-Chapter VIII. Symptoms Occurring During Fasting
What Symptoms Mean: Variety Of Symptoms Produced By Elimination Symptoms of disease are the evidences of abnormal conditions that are present within the body, ...
-Symptoms Occurring During Fasting. Part 2
In some diseased conditions the action of the heart is low, in others, it is high. While it is reasonable to expect that the beat of the heart will show lower ...
-Symptoms Occurring During Fasting. Part 3
To those, who, through high-living and overfeeding, have given the liver work beyond its capability, the experience of the fast is often trying. Bile is cast ...
-Symptoms Occurring During Fasting. Part 4
The more usual indication of disease as it affects body temperature is fever, but in cases of differing temperament, quite frequently after the beginning of a ...
-Symptoms Occurring During Fasting. Part 6
When headaches occur with other symptoms, they are of course due to sudden release of toxic matter, are commonly located in the frontal portion of the brain, ...
-Symptoms Occurring During Fasting. Part 5
A fast properly conducted can never cause delirium nor affect the mental processes other than favorably. Much of insanity is the result of congestion-producing ...
-Chapter IX. Difficulties Encountered In Fasting
Drugs Cause Organic Troubles: Scientists Quoted On Fasting: Auto-Intoxication One of the most serious obstacles to general acceptance of the fast as a ...
-Difficulties Encountered In Fasting. Part 2
It cannot be fairly assumed that, upon dissecting a body after death, lesions that are present in any organ are due solely to previous drugging. Where two such ...
-Difficulties Encountered In Fasting. Part 3
Wounds and broken bones are healed and united by natural processes, and it is only through the operation of the latter that cures may be achieved. The fast and ...
-Difficulties Encountered In Fasting. Part 4
First let us hear Dr. W. A. Evans, who writes How to Keep Well, a syndicated letter at present published daily in various newspapers throughout the country. Dr.
-Difficulties Encountered In Fasting. Part 5
It is thus seen that obstacles are put in the way of the practice of fasting as a therapeutic measure by the scientist and by the ignorant layman, but this has ...
-Chapter X. The Duration Of The Fast
Distinction Between Appetite And Hunger: The Law Of Hunger Determines The Length Of A Fast The duration of a fast to complete purification is a matter that can ...
-Chapter XI. Breaking The Fast
Fruit Juices And Vegetable Broths: Gradual.Return To Solid Food: What About Milk? At one point in the discussion comment is made to the effect that one of the ...
-Breaking The Fast. Part 2
In the ordinary instance a successfully completed fast should be broken by the ingestion of the juices of ripe fruit or of broths prepared from vegetables. The ...
-Breaking The Fast. Part 3
Milk also contains five per cent of sugar. This sugar is not like that which is used on the table, but is much less sweet, and it acts differently from ...
-Part Four. The Hygiene Of The Fast. Chapter XII. Hygienic Accessories Of The Fast
Breathing: Bathing: Sleep: Exercise Breating Nature has provided in the air that surrounds the earth a plentiful supply of oxygen, a gas that is essential to ...
-Bathing
The skin or covering of the human body consists of an outer layer called the cuticle, and of an inner one, the corium. These constitute the true skin, but ...
-Sleep
Sleep has its analogue in death; and it is an accepted scientific truth that the continuance of life in any living thing depends upon death. Through life to ...
-Exercise
The maintenance of every muscle of the body in proportionate development is regulated by its work as well as by its supply of pabulum, although the latter is ...
-Chapter XIII. Fasting and The Enema
Description Of The Stomach And Intestines: The Fallacy Of Purgatives : The Principles And Use Of The Edema: Notes On Giving The Enema To Children And On An ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 2
Accumulations in the colon at times become so great that their weight tends to displace portions of the bowel, and several instances have been observed in whom ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 3
Ninety per cent of all drugs taken into the system under medical direction is aimed to affect the intestines. Evacuation of the colon, where there is ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 4
For the administration of the enema the sole equipment necessary is that of a fountain syringe with its rectal-tube attachment. The syringe should be suspended ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 5
At times, even in those who have been accustomed to the use of the enema, difficulty is experienced in causing the water to penetrate beyond the sigmoid ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 6
When fasting, the enema is an essential daily adjunct, and at this time it should be administered on rising, or shortly thereafter, and before retiring. In ...
-Fasting and The Enema. Part 7
NOTE II Several positions are indicated as suitable and efficacious when an enema is administered, but perhaps that which will insure both comfort to the ...
-Part Five. Natural Therapy. Chapter XIV. Children In The Fast
Various Errors Concerning The Care Of Infants: Why Feed A Feverish Child? When the human child is born into the world, it is equipped with but three developed ...
-Chapter XV. Sexual Disease And The Fast
Menstrual Difficulties: The Menopause: The Orthodox And The Natural Approach To Gonorrhea And Syphilis: Masturbation The ultimate of therapeutic fasting is ...
-Chapter XVI. Food And Disease
The Purpose Of Food: Why We Overeat: Objections To The Germ Theory : Mucus Discharges The processes by which dead food is transformed into living matter within ...
-Food And Disease. Part 2
One reason for this lowering of mental guard is that most men possess gregarious intellects. If what is advanced seems to concur with whatever the mass mind ...
-Food And Disease. Part 3
And all that is here said is in perfect consonance with the thesis of the text. For, reverting to infection, to the theory of the germ-causation of disease, it ...
-Chapter XVII. Diet
Perversion Of Taste And Smell: Thorough Mastication: Should Flesh Be Eaten? Diet at any time is largely a matter of special need, but it would seem that, after ...
-Diet. Part 2
Fletcher uses in his description the term, appetite, in the sense that the word, hunger, is employed in the text. In the conditions that he so well expresses ...
-Diet. Part 3
With the individual himself rests the selection of a healthful and properly distributed food supply. In order to maintain a normal body in perfect equilibrium, ...
-Chapter VIII. Rest And Recuperation
Muscular Rest: Best For The Digestive Organs: The Hibernating Animals: The Hunger Strke Of Mcswiney And Others Muscular tissue is continually undergoing change ...
-Rest And Recuperation. Part 2
Also, when disease is present, under the more prevalent methods, feeding is continuous in accordance with the doctrine that nourishment is at all times ...
-Rest And Recuperation. Part 3
A hibernating bear never soils his den with urine or ordure, for no waste is formed, consequently none is voided. But, after the period of winter sleep is over, ...
-Chapter XIX. Mental And Physical Action And Reaction
Mind Influences Function And Function Influences Mind: A Case Of Insanity: Sick Geniuses: The Subconscious Mind: The Example Of Jesus Muscular action in the ...
-Mental And Physical Action And Reaction. Part 2
We cannot escape the conclusion that mind influences function just as function influences mind. It is also virtually axiomatic that continued functional ...
-Mental And Physical Action And Reaction. Part 3
Yet we must not neglect to mark and to ponder the other side of the question, for, as has been said, as mind influences function, so function influences mind.
-Mental And Physical Action And Reaction. Part 4
A diseased body is the product of a process development that began with its birth, for every symptom in its finality is cumulative. The colds and fevers of ...
-Chapter XX. Death In The Fast
A Theory Of Death: Eleven Cases Of Death In The Fast: Summary Of Post Mortem Findings No fully satisfactory definition in explanation of what is called death ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 2
In view of the defects exhibited, it is certain that malnutrition occurring in the developing period of life, coupled perhaps with the baneful effects of drugs ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 3
It is perhaps unnecessary to emphasize the truth that, in the physical distress suffered by this woman, medicine was unable to grant her relief. In fact, the ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 4
The compelling cause that led to the second fast lay in the organic condition, later discovered, that had progressed to the point that the digestive function ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 5
As has been stated, surgical intervention is at times essential in order to correct accidental or congenital structural defect in tissue, and here was a case ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 6
The autopsy disclosed the lungs completely filled with an exudation of serous fluid, a condition that was the immediate cause of death. The surface of the body ...
-Death In The Fast. Part 7
The results displayed in the post mortem findings cited, and the comparisons made in the statement that follows, are tangible assets in the claim that, in the ...
-Chapter XXI. Natural Therapy And The Fast
Osteopathy And Chiropractic: The Tendency Of Osteopathy To Revert To Medicine: The Broad Basis Of Natural Therapy As elsewhere expressed the fast in itself is ...
-Natural Therapy And The Fast. Continued
On the other hand it is refreshing to discover in editorial comment the following: Some say, if the science of osteopathy is developed and practiced, what is ...









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