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Health Via Food | by William Howard Hay



This effort to teach the public the things it should know about self-help in illness and health is most respectfully dedicated to one of nature's noblemen, Oliver Cabana, Jr., of Buffalo. Realizing the benefits of a right understanding of the subject of food, he was not content to enjoy selfishly the fruits of this knowledge, but resolved that the general public should have the same opportunity, knowing too well the meagerness of the knowledge possessed by this uninformed public on this most vital question of foods and feeding.

TitleHealth Via Food
AuthorWilliam Howard Hay
PublisherSun-Diet Health Service
Year1932
Copyright1929, Sun-Diet Health Service
AmazonHealth via food, by William Howard Hay
William Howard Hay, M. D

William Howard Hay, M. D.

New York University School of Medicine, 1891

Medical Director East Aurora Sun And Diet Sanatorium, Inc.

Sun-Diet Health Service, Inc.

East Aurora, New York

Copyright, 1929 Sun-Diet Health Service All Foreign Rights Reserved

First Printing, June, 1929

Second Printing, March, 1930

Third Printing, December, 1930

Fourth Printing, June, 1931

Fifth Printing, January, 1932

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-Dedication
This effort to teach the public the things it should know about self-help in illness and health is most respectfully dedicated to one of nature's noblemen, Oliver Cabana, Jr., of Buffalo. Realizing...
-Introduction
Of the making of many books there is no end. Surely Solomon was right, and for making another book at the present time, especially a book that is an addition to the increasing flood of health lit...
-Chapter I. The World At Its Worst
After all, it isn't such a bad old world, all things considered, for we are alive, we see the sun, feel the air, hear the sweet singing of the birds and enjoy the beautiful in everything. The avera...
-The World At Its Worst. Part 2
But leaving out surgery, there has been a tremendous increase in those diseases that we term degenerative, even though the zymotic group has for some unaccountable reason been less prevalent than form...
-The World At Its Worst. Part 3
This is how the body is replenished daily, and without food we would die, as we still cannot make something out of nothing. Nature foreseeing possible food shortages has given us the ability to sto...
-Chapter II. What Does It Cost?
As remarked in first chapter, there are at any given time in these glorious United States of America two million people sick, which means the same thing as if these two million were continuously sick,...
-What Does It Cost?. Part 2
The common people of moderate income are being driven away from medicine by the thought that it is too expensive, and so they must go cither to the free clinics, where they are too often subject to th...
-What Does It Cost?. Part 3
The writer will stand pat on his former statement that all disease is unnecessary, because always self-created from certain well-defined food causes, therefore self-controllable for this same reason. ...
-What Does It Cost?. Part 4
There are many schools of treatment, not only the Allopathic or old school, but the Homeopathic, the Eclectic, the Osteopath, the Chiropractor, the Naprapath, the Neuropath, the Spondylotherapist, the...
-Chapter III. The Law Of Compensation
The universe is governed by law, infallible, immutable law, and if not, what sort of universe would it be? We accept this fact knowing it to be such, and through our studies in astronomy we are abl...
-The Law Of Compensation. Part 2
All law is good, though it may not always seem so to us, and law is for the breaker of the law, not the doer. The law of momentum is good, so is the law of resistance, but once let these laws confl...
-The Law Of Compensation. Part 3
Thus we eat starches or sugars; these are converted by the digestive organs into lower and lower forms of sugar till reaching in the small intestine the lowest form, a primary sugar, or glucose, in wh...
-Chapter IV. What Is Disease?
Disease has always been a complete mystery in all ages and among all peoples. Always there has been that feeling of misunderstanding, heavily mixed with superstition and fear. Always it has been...
-What Is Disease?. Part 2
Only those who know what disease is are in a position to administer effective treatment, not waiting till the pathology develops, but doing something now to get the body back into the ways of health b...
-What Is Disease?. Part 3
Whatever ailments have been suppressed by former treatment of some previous disease will again show, and the body will find no rest till the suppression has come to light and the disease thrown off. ...
-Chapter V. How Disease Originates
How does disease originate in a body created and brought into the world in supposedly normal condition? At what age does disease show? How long may disease continue without destroying life? E...
-How Disease Originates. Part 2
Even with the usual developed tolerance for toxins, there is all through life, usually, a rather frequent occurrence of acute reactions against increasing auto-intoxication, expressing as bilious atta...
-How Disease Originates. Part 3
Disease will have no opportunity to develop if we are daily applying only so much as is now definitely known of foods and their uses. These are not loose statements, but are the result of twenty-fo...
-Chapter VI. Disease And Crime
Criminologists have long contended that every habitual criminal is sick, not the impulsive criminal, but the habitual. There is every reason to believe that this is a reasonable contention, for why...
-Disease And Crime. Part 2
Those engaged in such feeding experiments have many of them told the writer that they wear gloves when handling these small animals, to fend off the danger of bites, only when the animal has suffered ...
-Disease And Crime. Part 3
In six months this boy led his grade; the next year he made up one of the grades missed, and the fourth year was up with his class, and his mother reported a complete change in his condition and dispo...
-Chapter VII. Man A Trinity
There is an old German saying: Alle Gute Dinge sind Drei, or all good things are three. We worship a God represented by a trinity, the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Man, made in the image and li...
-Man A Trinity. Part 2
If we believe the Bible it is only the physical or third man-- the house in which we have lived while on the earth, and in this particular incarnation--that dies, the soul and mind continuing to live ...
-Man A Trinity. Part 3
In these two ways more than in all others do we wreck this third man, the body, for we are what we eat, daily, weekly, yearly, and we cannot get away from this fact; also we ruin the body almost as su...
-Chapter VIII. Insanity A Physical Condition
For a long time we have been having a very hopeless feeling in regard to insanity, for not only has this been on a rather rapid percentage increase, that is, increasing faster than the population, but...
-Insanity A Physical Condition. Part 2
If even the small number of cases before recited cleared up under a purely physical detoxication and correction of the daily diet, wholly without psychic treatment, or even suggestion, it is to be sup...
-Insanity A Physical Condition. Part 3
It is still a wonder to the writer to find men, supposedly well educated and intelligent, who believe in their remedies, when it would seem that the vast number and variety of these, with the widely d...
-Chapter IX. What Is Age?
Old age, so-called (all age being old), is not a matter of years, but rather of condition. Thus, one may exhibit the signs of senility while yet young in years, while others at great ages may exhib...
-What Is Age?. Part 2
Is it possible that these people live so long and are so free from disease because they live very largely on the natural foods? If you will go back to the original dietary directions given to Adam ...
-What Is Age?. Part 3
Dr. Alexis Carrel of the Rockefeller Institute segregated some connective tissue cells from the heart of a chicken and submerged them in a fluid representing the blood plasma of the chicken, and kept ...
-Chapter X. The Four Horsemen
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse represented the four great and dire calamities which should attack the human race, the last of which was death. To every man, woman and child there appear these ...
-The Four Horsemen. Part 2
This is fatigue, the first of the four horsemen, and the one for which to watch continually, for in his train follow closely after in this order, disease, old age and death. There is a normal fatig...
-The Four Horsemen. Part 3
After this acid soil has grown almost from infancy through the stage of fatigue, then there is a sufficient accumulation to permit of the growth of disease germs, and disease in some form is waiting i...
-Chapter XI. Prevention Better Than Cure
We live continually under the depressing fear of disease and death, though we seldom realize this. We would even indignantly deny this imputation, and insist that we are not afraid to die, though m...
-Prevention Better Than Cure. Part 2
If one knows how to interpret these symptoms and knows what to do he will at once start to calk the little leak by a housecleaning and correction of the dietary mistakes that are the chief causes of s...
-Prevention Better Than Cure. Part 3
Now if a non-acid-forming habit of eating will restore the seriously ill to health, will it not more surely prevent the advent of disease? It is not a great tax on credulity to arrive at such a con...
-Chapter XII. What Can We Do To Cure Disease?
From the time when man first began to be sick he has no doubt been looking for some one to help him to get well again. Cures, sanatoria, hospitals, baths, clinics, climate, solaria, doctors, nurses...
-What Can We Do To Cure Disease?. Part 2
Why consult with this type of physician when the best one can get is his disfavor, with no possible chance to change the treatment? The patient could not lie down for fear of drowning in his own fl...
-What Can We Do To Cure Disease?. Part 3
So you have cured your thumb nail, and if you stick to your good resolution not to destroy the nail again in this way you have cured it permanently. You do not stop to think that this healing is a ...
-Chapter XIII. The Role Of Medicine
The idea of medicine is something to correct or relieve bodily conditions, and this theory, for it is never anything but a theory, has furnished fertile soil of the exploitation of humanity from time ...
-The Role Of Medicine. Part 2
The writer was educated in all the lore of the schools at the time of his graduation, and followed closely the literature subsequent to that time, yet he early formed the fixed idea that it made very ...
-The Role Of Medicine. Part 3
Of the rest, some were young girls, since married and raising healthy families, without any sign of aberrant gland function, and one, who was two months pregnant when treatment was begun, went through...
-Chapter XIV. The Role Of Food
To say that food is curative in disease is not correct. We must insist on our former statement that the only cure for disease is by the body's own regenerative processes. Food is causative in disea...
-The Role Of Food. Part 2
The most spectacular of these was perhaps the converted German cruiser, formerly the Kronprintz Wilhelm, outfitted in Mexican waters during the late war to prey on Atlantic commerce of the Allies. ...
-The Role Of Food. Part 3
During the Russo-Japanese war the Russian soldiers were supposed to be among the best fed of all troops, with five thousand calories per man per day, consisting of nearly the standard of our own army ...
-Chapter XV. Vital And Dead Foods
Only life can possibly beget life, all through Nature's great realm, and food is no exception to this universal rule. Analysis of the food which adorns every table reveals the fact that more than n...
-Vital And Dead Foods. Part 2
Children do well on milk alone for many months, but it is Nature's food for the infant bovine, not the human, and carries over three times as much protein in the form of casein as does the human mothe...
-Vital And Dead Foods. Part 3
It was his accentuation of the pleasures of taste that led his misunderstanding followers later to ascribe to his teachings meanings that were never intended, and epicureanism today means devotion to ...
-Chapter XVI. The Mechanism Of Digestion
There is not in the whole realm of Nature a perfect example of the diversification of function under one indivisible whole to equal that shown by the digestive tract of man or the lower animals. We...
-The Mechanism Of Digestion. Part 2
When we eat meat, this is passed down without change into the stomach, where its presence produces the flow of gastric juice, one ingredient of which is hydrochloric acid, and again it is not hard to ...
-The Mechanism Of Digestion. Part 3
The writer nearly twenty years ago checked the rate of passage of these food residues through the body in a large number of cases, and found it to be seventy-two hours from the time food is taken till...
-Chapter XVII. Compatibility And Incompatibility Of Foods
For so many years we have labored under the old habit of meat, bread and potatoes, calling them plain foods, that it is not easy at once to look on this arrangement as harmful. Yet it is violentl...
-Compatibility And Incompatibility Of Foods. Part 2
With the one exception of the stomach during the first stages of protein digestion, acid is wholly intolerable to the body, all function ceasing entirely in an actual acidity, so we find the body quic...
-Compatibility And Incompatibility Of Foods. Part 3
Operation had been advised, insisted upon, as the only means of relief. But he feared operation, as he said he had seen too many of these among his friends, some of whom had failed to leave the hospit...
-Chapter XVIII. Digestive Enervation
By enervation it is intended to express a lack of pep or force in the nerve function, fatigue of nerve force. There is the same controversy among those who believe in the self-created cause of dise...
-Digestive Enervation. Part 2
When the weak organ begins to fail its work is imperfectly done, and if this happens to be an eliminative organ, as is usual, for these are usually under the greatest stress, then the particular mater...
-Digestive Enervation. Part 3
When digestive enervation or fatigue sets in the rate of travel of the food mass is greatly delayed, the digestive juices are for the same reason deficient, and the digestive task is but poorly or not...
-Chapter XIX. Constipation A Secondary Cause Of. Disease
Sir William Arbuthnot Lane has said that ninety per cent, of all chronic disease comes from constipation, so if we were to accept this dictum as final we would feel that we are cornering nearly all th...
-Constipation A Secondary Cause Of. Disease. Part 2
Cases of colitis, which is merely nature's effort to protect the body from the absorption of the decadent material, recover after a proper correction of the diet, with daily enemata to remove mechanic...
-Constipation A Secondary Cause Of. Disease. Part 3
The primary cause is so evidently the general state of the body that here is pretty good evidence that body changes precede the slowing down of bowel action, and that whatever of increased auto' intox...
-Chapter XX. Appetite And Hunger
These two terms are used loosely, as a rule, and taken to mean practically the same thing, but a sharp distinction is to be drawn between them always. Appetite is the result of habit, the return of...
-Appetite And Hunger. Part 2
This is not the way to write a book, to force it in a given time, but it was the only opportunity, so was embraced, and here we are at work. Imagine, if you can, what success we would have if all t...
-Appetite And Hunger. Part 3
But in America today what chance is there to starve if we understand what food is, for it grows all about us, and even in winter we could subsist on plain wheat grains, or other forms of grains, in go...
-Chapter XXI. Fasting
The fast as a means of physical and spiritual purification has its origin so far back in history that no one knows from what period it dates, if indeed it does not much antedate man himself. All th...
-Fasting. Part 2
As a purifier of both body and mind it is without doubt the thing par excellence for the purpose, for not only is the body again as that of a new-born babe, but the mind is purged of unrighteous thoug...
-Fasting. Part 3
The glycogen available for the body effort is largely used up early in the fast, and while muscular effort may be unimpaired, yet continued effort would be seriously hampered on account of this lack o...
-Chapter XXII. How To Break The Fast
Fasting has been said to be harmful, and instances are cited where some one was not so well after fasting as before; also cases are said to have died from the fast, either during its continuance or as...
-How To Break The Fast. Part 2
Fasting does not create acidosis, but it does make it evident, and if one will in the beginning of a fast test all secretions and excretions available with the blue litmus paper this will be evident, ...
-How To Break The Fast. Part 3
Cycles may be virtuous or beneficent, just as surely as they are vicious or maleficent. Filling the body with positive elements as these occur in the base-forming foods of the earth tends continual...
-Chapter XXIII. Normal Diet
You have often heard it declared that what is one man's meat is another man's poison. If you believe this, then you must believe that a normal diet for man, to be at all wide in scope, could not ...
-Normal Diet. Part 2
The so-called normal diet will include some carbohydrate foods every day, at least at one meal; and while these are not good foods for the average fairly sedentary life, yet if they are used in proper...
-Normal Diet. Part 3
It took him several weeks to come to this idea, but in desperation he finally tried it, and after the first week, while he was growing accustomed to the lighter meal, he found that he not only could g...
-Chapter XXIV. Menus For One Month
The writer in teaching food has always avoided menus, preferring that each learn the principles of food selection and so be in position to create these menus for himself. However, there is so much ...
-Menus For One Month. Part 2
Wednesday BREAKFAST--Whole wheat muffins, butter, maple syrup, crisp fat bacon, black coffee. LUNCH--Cream of celery soup, steamed endive; Salad -- apple, grape and cherries on lettuce with mayo...
-Menus For One Month. Part 3
Thursday Breakfast -- Unsweetened grapefruit, milk. LUNCH--Vegetable soup, steamed kale; Salad--cucumber and radish with mayonnaise dressing; Dessert --fresh peaches with cream (unsweetened.) ...
-Chapter XXV. Everyone His Own Physician
All of the foregoing is the result of twenty-four years of experience in the application to every sort of diseased condition of the simple plan of treatment founded on the right selection and combinat...
-Everyone His Own Physician. Part 2
For four years he has been importuned to put into book form the things that are necessary to prevent disease, and for just the same length of time he has found it impossible to escape long enough from...
-Everyone His Own Physician. Part 3
When we realize the extent to which bread is eaten, the blind dependence placed on this supposed staff of life by almost the entire world, it is not strange that there is so much fermentation and cons...
-Chapter XXVI. A Medical Millennium
Whether or not we realize it, we are living continually under an awful handicap of fear--fear of death, fear of illness, fear of poverty, loss, accidents--and there is nothing so palsying to effort as...
-A Medical Millennium. Part 2
She had taken so many cathartics in such large and increasing doses that they would no longer act on the bowels, and she began to use the enema for the immediate relief it gave her. She was warned by ...
-A Medical Millennium. Part 3
With the epilepsy went the fears, for both were caused by the lowered condition of body tone due to the very toxic state. Reports from this case several years later were that neither the epilepsy n...









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