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Fletcherism. What It Is, Or How I Became Young At Sixty | by Horace Fletcher



Fletcherism has become a fact. The intention of the present volume is that it shall stand as a compact statement of the Gospel of Fletcherism, whereas his other volumes treat the subject more at length and are devoted to different phases of Mr. Fletcher's philosophy. The author here relates briefly the story of his regeneration, of how he rescued himself from the prospect of an early grave, and brought himself to his present splendid physical and mental condition. He tells of the discovery of his principles, which have helped millions of people to live better, happier, and healthier lives.

TitleFletcherism. What It Is, Or How I Became Young At Sixty
AuthorHorace Fletcher
PublisherFrederick A. Stokes Company
Year1913
Copyright1913, Horace Fletcher
AmazonFletcherism, What It Is, Or How I Became Young At Sixty
Fletcherism What It IsHorace Fletcher

The Author

By Horace Fletcher, A.M., Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science

Third Edition

-Introduction
Fletcherism has become a fact. A dozen years ago it was laughed at as the chew-chew cult; to-day the most famous men of Science endorse it and teach its principles. Scientific leaders at the worl...
-The Publishers
What is good for the richest man in the world, must be also good for the poorest, and all in between. Daily Express, London, May 15th, 1913. This quotation was apropos of an announcement in the E...
-Chapter I. How I Became A Fletcherite
My Turning Point - 'How I had Ignored My Responsibility - What Happens during Mastication - The Four Principles of Fletcherism Over twenty years ago, at the age of forty years, my hair was white; I...
-How I Had Ignored My Responsibility
I began by trying to find out why Nature required us to eat, and how and when. The key to my search was a firm belief in the good intentions of Nature in the interest of our health and happiness, and ...
-What Happens During Mastication
Hold the face down, so that the tongue hangs perpendicularly in the mouth. This is for two reasons: one, because it will show how food, when properly mixed with saliva, will be lifted up in the hollow...
-The Five Principles Of Fletcherism
I have now found out five things; all that there is to my discovery relative to optimum nutrition; and to the fundamental requisite of what is called Fletcherism. First: Wait for a true, earned app...
-Chapter II. Scientific Tests
First Critical Examination at Cambridge University, England - My Endurance Test at Yale University in America One result of this powerful interest was a test of our theories made at Cambridge Unive...
-The Irving Fisher Experiments
The tests of endurance, which were conducted by Professor Irving Fisher, of Yale, now President of the Committee of One Hundred on National Health of the American Association for the Advancement of Sc...
-My Endurance Test At Yale
These are merely typical cases of distinguished and measured improvement. How the movement went on from step to step others have told, and I need not follow it further here. Two years after I be...
-Chapter III. What I Am Asked About Fletcherism
Let Nature Choose the Meals - How Many Meals a Day? - Housewives - Fletcherism - The Financial Economy of Fletcherism - Business People and Fletcherism - The True Epicure What do I eat? When do ...
-Let Nature Choose The Meal
Once in Venice a group of experimenters, of which I was one, subsisted on milk alone. During seventeen days nothing but milk, always from the same cow, and fresh from the milking, passed my lips in th...
-How Many Meals A Day?
I am often asked if it is true that I eat only two meals a day; that I never eat breakfast, and why I have dropped that meal. I have two meals a day more habitually than any other number, but not w...
-The Financial Economy Of Fletcher-Ism
It has been stated by writers who have correctly reported results that more than two hundred thousand families in America live according to Fletcherism and save as much as a dollar a day on their livi...
-Business People And Fletcherism
What would be the best way for business people to adopt Fletcherism? is often asked. The case is frequently cited to me of a young man or woman who isn't hungry for breakfast at seven o'clock, does no...
-The True Epicure
I am, personally, a hearty man in full activity, both mental and physical. I can work six hours and then satisfy the keenest of appetites on a meal of wheat griddle-cakes with maple syrup and a glass ...
-Chapter IV. Rules Of Fletcherism
Never Eat until Hungry - Mouth-Treatment of Solid and Liquid Food - When to Stop Eating - Instructions to the Medical Department of the U. S. Army To make my ideas a little clearer, I will elaborat...
-Chapter V. What Is Proper Mastication?
Not Excessive Chewing: - Gladstone's Advice - Salival Action on Starch Foods Notwithstanding the fact that Fletcherizing stands for tasting as the important thing to accomplish before food is swall...
-Salival Action On Starch Foods
Here are some statements easy to prove or disprove by anyone, with real compensation in the way of new revelations relative to the possibilities of gustatory enjoyment. Starchy foods, such as bread...
-Chapter VI. What Is Head Digestion?
My Study of the Subject - The Mouth as a Digestive Organ - Dr. Cannon's Researches - Pawlow's Proofs In the latest comprehensive treatise on human nutrition, under the title of Food and the Princi...
-The Mouth As A Digestive Organ
The logical continuation of the search for the location of responsibility for good or poor digestion leads us to consider the question of Division of Labour as apportioned by the Laws of Normality. ...
-Chapter VII. Chittenden On Careful Chewing A Physiological Prose Poem
It is difficult to imagine a more pleasurable Epicurean felicity than that described by Professor Russell H. Chittenden, of the Sheffield Scientific School, of Yale University, in America, as the resu...
-Chapter VIII. The Three Inches Of Personal Responsibility
The Effect of Prejudice - Professor Fisher's Experiment While Professor Cannon was groping about in Nature's alimentary preserves in comparative darkness, I concentrated my attention upon the first...
-The Effect Of Prejudice
I have noticed that the early prejudices in favour of or against foods are likely to prevail throughout life. I have observed this in trying to secure local appreciation for my own favourite New Engla...
-Professor Fisher's Experiment
The most important large experiment for the testing of head digestion under conditions of strict scientific control was that inaugurated and conducted by Professor Irving Fisher, of Yale University, i...
-Chapter IX. Question Prescription And Proscription
The Protein Enthusiast - Doubting Thomases The only completely accurate pre-scriber of nutrition for living creatures is Mother Nature herself, and if she does not prescribe anything by the undoubt...
-The Protein Enthusiast
While writing this chapter I (How I Became A Fletcherite) have been forwarded material for indignation and a text for condemnation in the form of a book so full of food prescription that it is positiv...
-Chapter X. What Constitutes A Fletcherite
Fletcherism and Longevity - W. E. Gladstone, Fletch-erite - Fletcherizing Liquids - Getting the Best out of Everything - The Study of Mother-Nature Since the term Fletcherite is incorporated in s...
-Chapter XI. All Decent Eaters Are Fletcherites
Dietetic Righeousness - The Disgrace of Sickness - The Optimism of the Fletcherite In order that there shall be no misunderstanding let us agree upon the dictionary definition of Decent. It is H...
-Chapter XII. Fletcherizing As A Temperance Expedient
Tramp Reform - A Remarkable Man - How to Enjoy Wine - Fletcherism as a Cure for Morbid Cravings - A Trial of Fletcherism and its Results - Fletcherism as First Aid Now we come to a phase of the mer...
-How To Enjoy Wine
To illustrate this and also suggest a way of letting Mother Nature prove that I represent her correctly in this important matter, I will give an account of an actual happening. I was lecturing in B...
-Fletcherism As A Cure For Morbid Cravings
It is not necessary to supply expensive wine for the complete satisfaction of the most delicate epicureanism if Fletcherizing is employed as an habitual cream-separating means. The cream of common whe...
-A Trial Of Fletcherism And Its Results
The very large test of Fletcherism as a temperance expedient hereinbefore referred to was entirely accidental. It occurred in a community of students of a missionary college in Tennessee. The insti...
-Fletcherism As First Aid
As soon as the incident of the victim of delirium tremens had been measured at its full significance, it dawned upon the missionaries that Fletcherism was to be their most potent assistant in curing t...
-Chapter XIII. The Menace Of Modern Mixed Menus
Gluttony and Avoirdupois - Contentment - Fletcher-ism and Political Economy While it is true that Variety is the spice of life, and that an appetising variety of plain food is more tempting than ...
-Gluttony And Avoirdupois
The menace of the munificent menu also leads to the uncomfortable acquisition of surplus avoirdupois. On some persons it has quite the opposite effect, however. The writer remembers that it was a trad...
-Fletcherism And Political Economy
It may be argued that the waste attendant on sumptuous living is the most prolific means of keeping money in circulation: of putting bread into the mouth of the servant class: and that Spartan simplic...
-Chapter XIV. The Crux Of Fletcherism
The Value of Occasional Fasting - The Power of Freedom from Indigestion - Muscles have Memories Almost everybody eats with sufficient care most of the time; otherwise, all would be on the sick-list...
-The Price Of Freedom From Indigestion
It should be much easier to instal a habit of carefulness than it is to permit habits of carelessness. It is possible so to sensitize the muscles which control swallowing that they will refuse to act ...
-Muscles Have Memories
The usefulness of this discovery rests in the knowledge that it is possible to make the muscles connected with nutrition commit to memory the sequences of procedure in the processes of nutrition which...
-Chapter XV. Fletcherism And Vegetarianism
The Danger of Excess of Protein - The Use of Meat and Uric Acid - To Sum Up - Profitable Economy In the warfare against the Demons of Dietetic Disturbances most of the volunteer recruits go into ...
-The Use Of Meat
That meat is an emergency expedient in the natural nutrition of man is pretty certain. Strictly speaking, we are all of us subsisting on meat all of the time, but it. is only one degree removed from t...
-Meat And Uric Acid
In the thorough investigation that Dr. Hindhede, of Copenhagen, has conducted for the past few years, and in which I have assisted, I have followed the quest with eagerness because of the thoroughness...
-Profitable Economy
There is one argument in favour of a meatless diet that appeals to everybody, and that is the economy and cleanliness of it. In Professor Irving Fisher's classic investigation to test the merits of Fl...
-Was Luigi Cornaro Right? Reducing The Quantity Of Our Food To A Minimum Required By Nature
A Paper Read Before The Physiological Section Of The British Medical Association, August, 1901, By Ernest Van Someren Mr. President and Gentlemen: Being a general practitioner, it is with some t...
-Was Luigi Cornaro Right? Part 2. Reducing The Quantity Of Our Food To A Minimum Required By Nature
For nearly a year I also had been experimenting on myself and others with various diets, and was ready to believe that in the manner of taking food and not altogether in its varying matter lay perhaps...
-Was Luigi Cornaro Right? Part 3. Reducing The Quantity Of Our Food To A Minimum Required By Nature
As long ago as the seventeenth century, before the transformation of matter into energy by the animal organism, known as Metabolism, was understood, the fact was recognised that by the lungs, kidneys,...
-Was Luigi Cornaro Right? Part 4. Reducing The Quantity Of Our Food To A Minimum Required By Nature
The urine is inoffensive and seems to be materially changed in quality, as shown by chemical analysis. Uric acid, the chlorides, and, more markedly, aromatic sulphates are reduced in quantity. Owin...







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