This section of the book is from "Fasting, Hydropathy and Exercise", by Bernarr MacFadden.
Wet sheet pack immediately upon appearance
of the symptoms, which should be followed or preceded by the
colon flushing treatment. No food of any character until strong
desire appears. Encourage the desire for cold water.
Each one of the exercises
illustrated here should be taken, until slightly fatigued, once
daily. The diet should be confined to one or two rneals per
day. Great care should be taken to see that every morsel of food
is thoroughly masticated. Live in the open air as much as
possible, and a walk with deep breathing, each day until fatigued,
will be found beneficial.
Avoid all meats and all stimulants. Confine
diet to one meal per day. If pain is severe nothing should be
eaten until it begins to subside. Bathe the affected parts once
or twice daily in hot and cold water alternately, changing from
one to the other.
If symptoms are severe, wet sheet pack and
flushing colon treatment should be immediately taken. Absolutely
no food until very strong desire for same appears. Be careful
that very pure air be secured at all times. As the more severe
symptoms disappear, the system of exercises herewith illustrated
can be taken with advantage.