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Fasting, Hydropathy and Exercise | by Bernarr MacFadden



Nature's wonderful remedies for the cure of all chronic and acute diseases.

TitleFasting, Hydropathy and Exercise: Nature's Wonderful Remedies For The Cure Of All Chronic And Acute Diseases.
AuthorBernarr MacFadden and Felix Oswald, A. M., M. D.
PublisherBernarr MacFadden, 12 and 13 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, LONDON.
Year1900
Copyright1900, Bernarr MacFadden

MACFADDEN'S

Fasting, Hydropathy

AND

Exercise

NATURE'S WONDERFUL REMEDIES
FOR THE CURE OF ALL
CHRONIC AND ACUTE
DISEASES.

BY BERNARR MACFADDEN
AND
FELIX OSWALD, A. M., M. D.

COPYRIGHT ENTERED AT STATIONERS' HALL.

PUBLISHED BY
BERNARR MACFADDEN,
12 and 13 Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, LONDON.
PRINTED AT
1123 Broadway, NEW YORK, U. S. A.

Part I: Fasting

-Introduction
Health that intoxicates with its power and intensity, is within the reach of all who are willing to reason for themselves, and begin that activity of muscle, ...
-Preface
The great truths of Nature are here ready for you, reader. Are you ready for them? Are you free from prejudice, and willing to read and reason without ...
-Fasting: Physiological Data
What shall we do to be saved? is a question which, from a physical point of view, can be answered in less than ten words: Learn to interpret the language of ...
-The One Meal Plan. Part 1
The progress of culture often resembles the undulating rise of the tide, rather than the steady advance of a river current; the rippling waves surge in ...
-The One Meal Plan. Part 2.
Like a festival at the end of the week, it sustains the energy of the laborer with the prospect of an adequate reward. The gratification of a well-earned ...
-Dietetic Restrictions.
A fast, in the language of the medieval churchmen, generally implied the interdiction of special kinds of food, and, in that sense of the word, almost every ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 1
The strongest temperance argument I ever heard was the incidental remark of a lecturing naturalist, that it would be easy to name a thousand different animals ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 2
Abstinence is by far too much feared in the treatment of acute diseases generally. We have good reason for believing that many a life has been destroyed by the ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 3
There are alimentary reserve stores; accumulations of adipose tissue gathered to guard against this. They will supply all essential needs for the time being, ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 4
Among the germ-diseases that have been relieved by fasting, the author of The True Science of Living also mentions malaria, eczema, gastric cancer, pneumonia ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 5
Trance-fasters, like Augusta Kerner of Ingolstadt, survived in a semi-conscious condition for nearly a quarter of a year, but it would be a mistake to suppose ...
-Protracted Fasts. Part 6
One great aid to the successful accomplishment of a fasting-cure is the rule to keep the mind as much as possible occupied, so as to prevent its brooding over ...
-A Seven-Day Fast. An Experience Of One Of The Authors
The description of my fast of seven days, which appeared in PHYSICAL CULTURE some time ago, will probably be of interest to my readers. During the last fifteen ...

Part II: Hydrotherapy

-Hydrotherapy. Physiological Data
Refrigeration is Nature's specific for the cure of germ-diseases, and the tardy recognition of that truth is certainly not justified by the lack of suggestive ...
-Hydrotherapy. The Cold-Water Cure. Part 1
Hydrotherapy is one of the eldest offspring perhaps the first-born of natural hygiene. The desire to relieve the debilitating effects of summer heat by ...
-Hydrotherapy. The Cold-Water Cure. Part 2
We should add a few words about the fierce controversy which a few years after Priessnitz's death was excited by the attempt to suppress the water-cures which ...
-Hydrotherapy. Air Baths. Part 1
In the cure of diseases by refrigeration, cold air is the readiest substitute for cold water. In the higher latitudes Nature supplies the remedy free of cost ...
-Hydrotherapy. Air Baths. Part 2
There are many ways, less often sought than found, for becoming quite cold and warm again, but an experimenter, trying to contract a catarrh in that manner, ...
-Hydrotherapy. Climatic Sanitaria
Wet feet, especially feet wetted by a walk in the chill dew of a meadow, ranked with the chief sanitary bugbears of our forefathers, and that a bugbear of that ...
-Hydrotherapy. Ventilation. Part 1
A traveling revivalist displays charts of the Eastern continents to illustrate the vast area of territories still in need of missionary labors. The extent of ...
-Hydrotherapy. Ventilation. Part 2
The German, Austrian, and Russian shepherds stay the whole summer with their flocks, but as a class, are nevertheless remarkably subject to pulmonary diseases, ...

Part III: Exercise

-Exercise. Physiological Data
The sanitary influence of active exercise is so unmistakable that it has never been altogether disputed, though its importance is still strangely underrated.
-Outdoor Exercise. Part 1
The principles of regeneration by natural hygiene may be summed up in Dr. Hufeland's advice, to re-establish, as far as practicable, the conditions to which ...
-Outdoor Exercise. Part 2
Health is the chief of all earthly blessings, Lord Chesterfield writes to his son; so much so, indeed, that a healthy beggar is happier than a bedridden king; ...
-Indoor Exercise. Part 1
In latitudes of an inhospitable climate an opportunity for indoor exercise has indisputable advantages, but involves the risk of defective ventilation, and the ...
-Indoor Exercise. Part 2
The poet-philosopher Goethe remarks that every brain-worker should consult his sanitary interests by following some mechanical trade as a by-occupation, and ...
-Exercise: Gymnastics. Part 1
Primitive nations can dispense with physical training-schools as the creatures of the wilderness dispense with houses and clothes, but city-dwellers need a ...
-Exercise: Gymnastics. Part 2
Lifting weights and holding them out at arm's length is a favorite amusement of the Tyrolese peasants, whose knee-joints mountain climbing has made almost ...
-Exercise: Gymnastics. Part 3
Movement-cures, on the other hand, reveal their benefit after the end of a week or so at first by improvements in the facility of the exercise itself, but soon ...
-Exercise: Gymnastics. Part 4
About twenty years ago a North Yankee invented a rowing machine, which he intended to facilitate the preparatory exercises of oarsmen, without perhaps ...
-Free Movement Cures Or Sanitarium Exercises. Part 1
There are health seekers so exhausted by wasting diseases or the abuse of drugs that they are unable to participate in the exercises of a public gymnasium. Old ...
-Free Movement Cures Or Sanitarium Exercises. Part 2
Exercise No. 4. Standing erect, reach and touch the floor, near toe, with left hand, while the right is lifted high over head. Same exercise with position of ...
-Free Movement Cures Or Sanitarium Exercises. Part 3
Exercise No. 11. Reclining and rasing left leg as high as possible, with knee straight, and repeat same with right leg. Exercise No. 12. Standing, hands on ...
-Free Movement Cures Or Sanitarium Exercises. Part 4
The choice of any special form of movement cure should be decided by the exigencies of their purpose to compensate the deficient opportunities of daily life.

Part IV: Detailed Advice For Treatment

-Detailed Advice For Treatment: A
Wet sheet pack will be referred to in treatments advised and same can be taken as follows: Wet two heavy sheets in cold water: wring them out and lay them on a ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: B
Bilious Fever: Immediately upon appearance of the first symptoms take a wet sheet pack. Encourage the appetite for cold water, in every way, drinking copiously ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: C
Carbuncles: Same treatment as for Boils. Catarrh: Treatment should aim at building up the general health, and purifying the blood in every way. Long walks and ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: D
Diabetes: Same treatment as for Bladder Diseases and Bright's Disease. Diarrhea: A fast of a day or two would be the best manner of beginning treatment for ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: E-F
Eczema: One meal per day. Avoid all meat and white bread. Take long walks in the open air, with plenty of deep breathing exercises. The entire system of ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: G
Gastric Fever: Wet sheet pack immediately upon appearance of the symptoms, which should be followed or preceded by the colon flushing treatment. No food of any ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: H
Headache: Encourage desire for hot water all you can. If convenient, take steam vapor bath. Eat no foods except some light fruit until symptoms disappear. The ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: I-L
Indigestion: Same treatment as for Dyspepsia. Don't eat until very hungry. Insomnia: Treatment for this trouble should be constitutional. The entire system of ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: M-N
Malaria: Treatment for this trouble simply requires a course for building up the general health. The entire system of exercises here illustrated should be ...
-Detailed Advice For Treatment: P-W
Palpitation: Same treatment as for Heart Disease. Pneumonia: Wet sheet pack, followed or preceded by colon flushing treatment. Wet sheet pack should be given ...







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