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The Natural Food Of Man | by Emmet Densmore



A brief statement of the principal arguments against the use of Bread, Cereals, Pulses, and all other Starch Foods

TitleThe Natural Food Of Man
AuthorEmmet Densmore
PublisherPewtress and Co.
Year1890
Copyright1890, Pewtress and Co.
AmazonHow Nature Cures Comprising a New System of Hygiene

"Our first duty is to become healthy." - Heine.

-Preface
The following pages, except the Introduction, are a re-publication of essays somewhat hurriedly written, partly in New York and partly in this country, while engrossed with professional and business c...
-Introduction
'Tis life, not death, for which we pant; 'Tis life whereof our nerves are scant: More life and fuller that we want. - Tennyson. SOME ten years ago, while engaged in a study of the best foods t...
-Introduction. Part 2
Looking further, I perceived, what now seems strange had not before been dwelt upon by physiologists, that the process of digestion confirms and reaffirms the position that all starch foods are injuri...
-Introduction. Part 3
This view is, again, further confirmed by those scientific facts which Dr. De Lacy Evans has so ably set forth, that the cereals and pulses are loaded with those earthy matters which are shown to be t...
-Introduction. Part 4
It is quite true that many individuals reach middle life (or what is usually-called that) habitually using bread and cereals, and in apparent good health; but the race must be run before anything is p...
-Introduction. Part 5
As already stated, I have not been free from lumbago for thirty years. While the first period of my Vegetarian diet had greatly benefited this infirmity, latterly I had found myself losing ground. Aft...
-Introduction. Part 6
Had I taken the dates and figs freely, the accustomed acid fruit, and three or four ounces of almonds, Brazil nuts, walnuts, and the like, I am hoping that two or three eggs per day would have been ad...
-Introduction. Part 7
It is quite true that those persons who have to pay considerable attention at times to mastication get on much better when they insalivate their food than when they bolt it; but there are two reasons ...
-Introduction. Part 8
Let it be remembered that wheat in some regards is an ideal food. It contains all the elements of nutrition (except free oil - in my opinion, an indispensable element) in about the needed proportions;...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. - An Eminent Partisan Repudiates It
Vegetarianism all over the world has received a severe blow. Its most zealous scientific partisan in Germany - its most quoted learned authority, the writer of so many leaflets and polemical pamphlets...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. - An Eminent Partisan Repudiates It. Part 2
I urge the reward of full and perfect high health, lengthened life, and increased happiness, with usefulness to each individual; but there is yet another consideration. My readers, I trust, will agree...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. - An Eminent Partisan Repudiates It. Part 3
When I first caught a glimmer that perhaps nuts and sweet fruits are the natural and adequate, and only desirable, food of man, I was enabled to find a solution of some problems that had greatly perpl...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. - An Eminent Partisan Repudiates It. Part 4
When Mr. Banting first published his letters, giving the world the benefit of the system by which he had been freed from superfluous flesh, and his health greatly improved, they gave great prominence ...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. - An Eminent Partisan Repudiates It. Part 5
All farmers and horsemen are aware that, while their horses are kept the year round in a stable, and fed largely on dried grains and dried grass, they are very liable to be constipated; but it is also...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. Part II
IN a former issue of the Vegetarian, I gave an account of some experience and experiments that occurred in a medical practice for the reduction of obesity, and asked the following question : Why is i...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 2
Having satisfied myself as to the causation of disease, my next step was to complete a therapeutic system which should meet the facts in the case, and obtain the end in view - that of combating a pat...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 3
My boarders, on the 19th morning, all presented such a forlorn, dilapidated appearance, that I feared I should lose my reputation as a caterer, and also all my guests, unless I changed my diet list. ...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 4
Further on, Mrs. Stuart says: I was desperately ill when I began the strict Salisbury treatment; I wish I could describe how ill, and with what complications, in which most severe gout and rheumat...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 5
From my own experience I can fully bear witness that the sleeplessness due to fermentation is altogether a most distressful sensation, and makes one far more wretched and uneasy than even that produc...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 6
Further on, Dr. Salisbury says: To effect a cure, we must cut off (as far as possible) all food which goes to make animal sugar. This includes vegetable food, animal fats, tendon and connective or...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. II. Part 7
In the quoted extract, Mrs. Stuart tells us that she still considers Vegetarianism the ideal diet; but, she says, the trouble is we have not an ideal stomach with which to digest it. Here lies Dr. Sal...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III
I BECAME a convert to Vegetarianism from physiological rather than ethical reasons; more from its relation to the health of man, than to the cruelty to animals. At the same time, my instincts were alw...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 2
It has long been the opinion of scientific men, that by suitable diet and regularity the blessings of life may be enjoyed in fair health to a 'green old age.' The purpose of this work is to show that...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 3
The general impression is that this accumulation of fibrinous, gelatinous, and osseous matter is the result of old age - the result of time, the remote effects of the failure of that mysterious anima...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 4
If a human being subsists upon food which contains a large proportion of lime, a large proportion will enter into the composition of the chyme, the chyle, and the blood; and as from the blood the dep...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 5
The consensus of writers, from the time of the Greeks to the present day, unite in saying that the primitive peoples had health and vigour; while it has been reserved for Civilisation to breed disease...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 6
In nature a curious yet simple phenomenon is often observed - a rise and fall. If perpetual, it alternates and becomes a fall and rise. We notice it in the sun, in gravity, in fluctuation, in the tid...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 7
At the same time, it is now quite well known - thanks to the Temperance reform - that indulgence in spirit tends to shorten life, and abstemiousness tends to longevity. This will be found to be a univ...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 8
'He was of old Pythagoras' opinion, That green cheese was most wholesome with an onion Coarse meslin bread, and for his daily swig, Milk, buttermilk, and water, whey, and whig. Sometimes metheglin, a...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. III. Part 9
'And can we see the newly-turned earth of so many graves, hear the almost hourly sounding knell that announces the departure of another soul from its bodily fabric, meet our associates clad in the ga...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. IV
I DO not deem myself competent, at this writing to express an opinion as to the correctness 01 incorrectness of Mr. Hills' theory of Vital Food; tion. I have not given the subject adequate considera- ...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. IV. Part 2
Another fact comes to light in this investigation, that the plant-eating animals require more common salt than the flesh-eating ones. Some of them are so greedy for salt that they will travel long di...
-A Dreadful Blow To Vegetarianism. IV. Part 3
It is my firm resolve to plead with Vegetarians to open their eyes to the plain fact, that the results of Vegetarian propaganda are a comparative failure; compared to its importance, it has made no pr...
-Appendix. Comparative Anatomy. The Anatomical Differences Between Flesh-Eating And Fruit-Eating Animals
The Carnivora. The Anthropoid Ape. Man. The Omnivora. Zonary Placenta. Discoidal placenta. Discoidal placenta. ...







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