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Diet And Food Considered In Relation To Strength And Power Of Endurance, Training And Athletics | by Alexander Haig



In attempting to alter people's diet so as to free them from the poisonous xanthins and uric acid, I have met with so much ignorance, and its results prejudice and superstition, that I have been led to write these pages in the hope of making rather clearer the position that diet holds in relation to these matters of strength and nutrition. And I believe that I speak no more than the truth when I say that once a clear knowledge of the facts is obtained and a workmanlike and useful grasp of the subject is attained, it will be found that in diet lies the key to nine-tenths of the social and political problems that vex our nation and time.

TitleDiet And Food Considered In Relation To Strength And Power Of Endurance, Training And Athletics
AuthorAlexander Haig
PublisherP. Blakiston's Son & Co.
Year1901
Copyright1901, P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
AmazonDiet and Food, Considered in Relation to Strength and Power of Endurance, Training and Athletics

By Alexander Haig, M.A., M.D. Oxon., F.R.C.P., Physician to the Metropolitan Hospital, and the Royal Hospital for Children and Women, Author Of "Uric Acid As A Factor In The Causation Of Disease"

Third Edition

With Five Illustrations

P. Blakiston's Son & Co.
-Preface To The Third Edition
The year that has elapsed since the last edition has been one of great activity in uric acid research; but this has entailed no alteration in the prevention of suffering, which remains as before, the ...
-Preface
In attempting to alter people's diet so as to free them from the poisonous xanthins and uric acid, I have met with so much ignorance, and its results prejudice and superstition, that I have been led t...
-Chapter 1. Some Points In The Physiology Of Albumen And Urea
Health may be defined as a satisfactory condition of nutrition, strength, and power of endurance. In considering how such a satisfactory condition can be produced we shall have to treat of the albume...
-Some Points In The Physiology Of Albumen And Urea. Part 2
So that while sugar, starch and oil do, under certain conditions which I shall demonstrate presently, affect to a small extent the production of urea and force, their influence is always indirect, and...
-Some Points In The Physiology Of Albumen And Urea. Part 3
If at any time there is a doubt on the matter the urine of 24 hours should be collected and the urea estimated to make certain. Given sufficient albumens, it is a matter of very little consequence wh...
-Some Points In The Physiology Of Albumen And Urea. Part 4
Those who are in doubt should put the matter to the test and judge by the results. In those, who cannot digest these hardened albumens at all, they may act as irritants and upset digestion of other f...
-Some Points In The Physiology Of Albumen And Urea. Part 5
And I have also shown in Uric Acid, prev. refs., that a rise of acidity causes a rise of urea, because it clears the blood of uric acid which probably in colloidal form is obstructing the peripheral...
-Chapter II. Physiology And Pathology Of Fatigue
From what has already been said we gather that fatigue (Physiology And Pathology Of Fatigue), that is, the inability to produce force, may be due to two causes: (1) a general dearth of albumens in the...
-Physiology And Pathology Of Fatigue. Part 2
But this would equally be the case if the rise of acidity was produced by an acid containing no food elements whatever (see fig. 5); so that while I do not say that carbohydrates, oils and fats, have ...
-Physiology And Pathology Of Fatigue. Part 3
It follows from this that a meal of meat, as compared with a meal, of say milk, cheese and bread, equally rich in albumens, is like the force in an explosive oil, as compared with the same amount of f...
-Chapter III. Foods Available: Their Properties And Relative Importance
The foods available are so numerous that we must first of all divide them into classes and consider them in a general way. These classes have one thing in common, that they contain no uric acid, or v...
-Foods Available: Their Properties And Relative Importance. Continued
Thus saliva will penetrate more easily into dry biscuit or toast, less easily into bread, still less easily into new moist bread, and only with great difficulty slowly, and after considerable dilution...
-Chapter IV. Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required
In considering the values of foods and the quantities required, and in apportioning these into special diets, it will be convenient to treat of diets according as they are required for ordinary condit...
-Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required. Part 2
Then again the total bulk of the diet may be greatly diminished by substituting gluten or protene for some of the bread; or by adding gluten to some of the bread or cereal foods, or by taking a bread ...
-Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required. Part 3
And it is certainly a fact that, under some conditions, the stopping of bread and milk, porridge, and milky puddings, and their replacement by toast, biscuits and oatcake, eaten dry or with a little b...
-Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required. Part 4
Thus I see 1 that the ash of barley contains 34.9 per cent. of potash, soda, lime and magnesia, and 61.6 per cent. of phosphoric, sulphuric, and soluble silicic acids, and if wheat and oats have any s...
-Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required. Part 5
I should say, however, that those, who are specially anxious to have a free excretion of uric acid, and not to retain any of this substance in their body, should not take much acid fruit at breakfast,...
-Values Of Foods In Albumen And Urea. Quantities Required. Part 6
Similar sandwiches to be eaten with these, may be made with various vegetables, such as mustard and cress, lettuce, beetroot, cucumber or tomatoes. In this way the chief ingredients of the lunch can ...
-Diet Of Training And Athletics
Naturally those who take an unusually large amount of exercise will require an extra allowance of albumens to produce the extra force, and it may be gathered from the researches on these points, which...
-Obesity
Not only is there no necessity for those who make use of these diets to become stout, but they can easily be modified, so as to reduce the obesity of those who suffer from other diets. Of course, if ...
-Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Stimulants
We have already seen that stimulants such as acids do not produce force, they merely alter its distribution in time. When an acid causes feelings of well-being and an increased excretion of urea, it m...
-Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Stimulants. Part 2
The first effect of these xanthins is to act as acids, and clear the blood of uric acid, hence they are stimulants; later they come into the blood as uric acid and increase the depression. Practicall...
-Alcohol, Tobacco And Other Stimulants. Part 3
Later on after six and still more after nine and twelve months on the diet, the colour should show very decided improvement, being perhaps somewhere near 6 at the end of twelve months, and about 7 aft...









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