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Scientific Living For Prolonging The Term Of Human Life | by Laura Nettleton Brown



Cooking to simplify living and retain the life elements in food.

TitleScientific Living For Prolonging The Term Of Human Life
AuthorLaura Nettleton Brown
PublisherThe Health-Culture Co.
Year1909
Copyright1909, The Health-Culture Co.
AmazonScientific Living for Prolonging the Term of Human Life

The New Domestic Science.

-Dedication
This Book Is dedicated to my husband and children, and to the mothers of now, and to the mothers yet to be: To my husband, Charles Montresor Brown, because his recently completed novel - The White...
-Chapter I. The Purpose Of Life
Each individual has two inherent phases of life - the outer and the inner, or an objective self and a subjective self. The objective self is represented by the physical body and objective mind, wit...
-The Purpose Of Life. Continued
Mistakes, that tend to shorten life, are made because man must learn what is the best course largely by experience. To counteract these mistakes many ways are provided by which to mend the broken b...
-Chapter II. The Normal Man
The first practical step in prolonging life is to have an ideal before the mind as a guiding star. This is found in the normal life, which means the fullness of health, strength, beauty, morality and ...
-Chapter III. The Great Central Truth In All Hygienic Systems
The influence of food, sunshine, air, and exercise upon the human system is of vital importance, each being a requisite of the normal man, but before the true conception of many physical conditions, o...
-The Delusion Of Fear
The constant suggestion of danger attending the indulgence of certain foods, or habits, produces another complication that must be explained before the Great Central Truth that is so shrouded in myste...
-Chapter IV. Regulation
The first purpose of nearly every hgienic system of living, is that of conscious regulation in some way requiring effort which arouses vitality, at the same time it checks the excesses which clog the ...
-Fasting
Because of the common admonition to cease eating while yet hungry some writer has ingeniously pictured to the thousands who rise from every meal with an unsatisfied appetite, never being free from t...
-Chapter V. The Purpose Of Regular Eating
The purpose of regular eating is not entirely for the regulation of habits and nutrition derived from food. It is the natural method of keeping the life principle in action - it is a demand upon the f...
-Chapter VI. The Living Cell In Food
To the food naturalists belongs the credit of one of the greatest discoveries of the century - that the living cell must be retained in food to render it capable of sustaining and reproducing the cell...
-The Cell Structure
The recognition of the importance of the living cell is in keeping with the development of science. It is also in keeping with the growth of the desire to perpetuate life and establish youth, as no ...
-Chapter VII. The Importance Of Proteid
Food serves three great purposes in the physical body and is divided into three general classes so far as digestive nutriments are concerned. 1. The proteid or body building element, as found in eg...
-Chapter VIII. Why People Can Live At All
When it is realized that the proteid, or bodybuilding foods, as meats, eggs, cereals, bread, beans, peas, etc., are usually the most thoroughly cooked foods, the question naturally arises: How is it t...
-Chapter IX. The Object In Cooking
The object in cooking food is: 1. To soften the cellulose covering of the cell wall in vegetables, as beans and peas, and also to soften the fibrin of meats. 2. To open the cells, especially tho...
-Chapter X. The Scientific Application Of Heat
It is a well known fact that different degrees of heat applied to all substances produce entirely different substances. Some changes are for the better, or are harmless, while other products are injur...
-The Scientific Application Of Heat. Continued
The following quotation from The Chemistry of Cooking, etc., also shows that the flavor of food is greatly enhanced by thought, care and low degree of heat, Ellen H. Richards says, The chemistry of...
-Chapter XI. The Fireless Cooker
The fireless cooker affords another means of cooking food just below the boiling point. It is an air-tight box retaining heat, hence it is less expensive than the double boiler. Very little fuel is ne...
-Chapter XII. The Proper Combinations
The next essential in preparing food for an individual or for a family, is the combinations to be used for the best good of all with the least labor. This involves the question of age, occupation, tas...
-Chapter XIII. The Chemistry Of Food
A general knowledge of the chemical composition of different food products, and the changes effected by each element when introduced into the system is as essential to scientific living as a similar k...
-The Chemistry Of Food. Part 2
The amount of energy transformed in the body when food and its own material are burned is measured with the 'respiration calorimeter.' When man does no muscular work (save the internal work of the ma...
-The Chemistry Of Food. Part 3
The following table,* from Andrews' What Shall We Eat? will be of great value in cultivating the judgment in selecting and preparing food for its greatest good in sustaining and prolonging life, as ...
-Chapter XIV. Chemical Changes Within The Body Leading Up To The Possibility Of Prolonging Life
In order to realize the necessity of thorough mastication, and the proper combinations of food, one must be familiar with the general chemical changes that take place in the digestive system where the...
-Chapter XV. Time Of Eating
The time of partaking the heartiest meal, and the number of meals required for the best nourishment, are much discussed questions. Many people maintain health upon one meal each day; others have adopt...
-Chapter XVI. The Emancipation Of Woman
Upon first considering the necessity of preparing food to protect the life of the cell in proteid substances, besides retaining the fibrous formation and uniform chemical composition of succulent frui...
-The Emancipation Of Woman. Part 2
To dispell the idea of drudgery, labor must be looked upon as a privilege. To be able to work is the permit to enter the contest of life. The ups and downs of daily work is life. The effort to do, a...
-The Emancipation Of Woman. Part 3
9. Sunday dinner should be pleasing and a little different from that of other days, but not such as to induce excessive indulgence. It is a disgrace to Christianity to worship God one hour then defile...
-Chapter XVII. Exact Methods Of Scientific Cooking
It is the aim of this work to deal with principles of cooking different kinds of food to retain the living cell, and enhance their value in other ways rather than being a book of recipes. There is no ...
-Seasoning
The question of seasoning and the nature of condiments are discussed in another chapter, but as artificial flavors.usually enter into all forms of cooking, a word of explanation is needed at the begin...
-Milk
Pure milk being the most vital food in childhood, as well as entering into nearly all of the combinations of cooking for the adult, will be considered first among foods. It is rich in living proteid c...
-How To Bake Bread
Bread, like milk, possesses some of all the elements essential to life. It is important that it be well made, as wholesome food arouses the greatest supply of fluids to digest it, besides yielding the...
-How To Make Toast
Toast is considered separately from bread, as it enters into so many combinations making a complete meal, and the ordinary methods of cooking are liable to devitalize all of the ingredients. Common...
-How To Cook Cereals
The proper cooking of cereals, or breakfast foods, is most important as they abound in tissue building proteid and other elements that are destroyed by boiling, as well as being rich in starch for ene...
-How To Cook Eggs
[Season to taste, but use less and less of condiments]. Eggs being almost pure albumen, are easily digested and quickly appropriated for cell growth and repair. The customary very soft-boiled egg...
-How To Cook Cheese
Cheese is one of the most convenient of tissue building foods, as it may be used at any time without preparation, however it is not appreciated or wisely used as an article of diet and is often render...
-How To Cook Nuts And Nut Dishes Of Meat Value
Nuts are not appreciated as a standard food except by those who have discarded meat. They contain a larger amount of proteid than meat, with less danger of the cells being killed by heat, besides bein...
-How To Cook Meat
Meat is the most common of the tissue building foods; however, it is not essential to life, or even a desirable nutriment It is not the kind of food that will maintain the normal strength for many yea...
-How To Cook Meat. Continued
Many practical tests of strength prove conclusively that non-meat eating people have a greater power of endurance than those who depend upon meat for strength. These experiments have been tried, not o...
-How To Cook Vegetables
All kinds of food not belonging to the animal or semi-animal division are classed as vegetables, and when rightly proportioned will sustain life. The tissue building vegetables include the cereals,...
-How To Cook Simmered Beans And Peas
Beans and peas should be soaked over night then put into cold water in a double boiler. When they begin to soften, or in one-half hour, add one-half teaspoonful soda and turn the water off in five min...
-How To Cook Potatoes
Potatoes and rice are the chief starch foods affording energy and one or the other should form a part of nearly every dinner as well as serving occasionally for other meals. Rice has 6 per cent, of pr...
-How To Cook Rice
Quick Rice Wash one cup of rice through several waters to free it from flour. Soak over night. Cook about twenty minutes in plenty of water in a double boiler until nearly tender. Drain and shake d...
-How To Make Salads
[Season if the taste demands it, but let it be very little]. Salads, like all food material, may be conducive to health and long life, or through ignorant and careless preparation be rendered usele...
-How To Cook Fruit
Fruit has but a very small per cent, of proteid for tissue building, its great value being for chemical changes, bulk and energy. It is rich in chemical substances for purifying the blood, mineral wat...
-Chapter XVIII. Sweets And Other Luxuries
The luxuries of life may be classed under two heads, as follows: 1. The Poisonous In Nature The common condiments - salt, pepper, and spices. Vinegar. Fruit essences. Meat extracts. ...
-Sugar
Sugar found in combination with other natural substances is a valuable and necessary food. All other sweets must be regarded in a different light. Sugar is one of the carbohydrate foods as well as ...
-Oils And Fats
Pats and oils are serviceable for heat and energy, and the formation of fatty tissue in the body for beauty and reserve force, but most of them do not contain proteid for the growth of the body, altho...
-Pies, Cakes, Puddings And Jellies
Pies, cakes, puddings and jellies are not essential to life and are not greatly missed when fresh fruit and pleasing natural desserts are used. Because of habit, however, a pie or cake is sometimes de...
-Jellies
Pure fruit jelly may be made in an open double boiler without chemical change by the use of a very little gelatine. Many cold jelly preparations may be prepared by the use of gelatine. It has no...
-Condiments
The common condiments - salt, pepper, spices, mustard, chili, fruit essences, meat essences, vinegar, sauces and wine and whiskey flavors are among the injurious luxuries and should be avoided as much...
-Condiments. Continued
Salt has been accepted as a necessary part of food until the system is so saturated with it that only those who have lived for many years without it can appreciate the feeling of buoyancy that is the ...
-Chapter XIX. "Simple Life" Or Regulated Menus For Scientific Living
The wealthy find true happiness in living the Simple Life from choice. The poor are content with it from necessity. One Week In Late Summer Season. Monday Breakfast Bunch of Grapes. Crea...
-Chapter XX. The Best System Of Diet For Prolonging The Term Of Human Life
While a regulated system of diet fulfilling the demands of the simple life, as already given, is more desirable than one in which breakfast calls for beefsteak, quail on toast, fried trout, bacon, l...
-The Best System Of Diet For Prolonging The Term Of Human Life. Continued
Constipation and retained poisonous waste are universal at present. This condition is easily prevented by the use of more natural foods, cereals, fruit and green leaves of vegetables. Cereal grains ar...
-Chapter XXI. Associate Influences To Perfect Systems Of Diet
While proper nourishment is the first essential to health and longevity, many associate influences, if ignored and unregulated, may counteract the desired results of the most perfect system of diet. A...
-Associate Influences To Perfect Systems Of Diet. Continued
The strongest of people need to spend a few moments each day in concentrated effort to enlarge the breathing capacity as a preservation of freshness and youth. Diaphragmatic, or deep breathing, gently...
-A List Of Publications Of The Health-Culture Co
45 ASCENSION AVENUE, PASSAIC, N. J., U.S. A. Health-Culture The largest and best illustrated monthly magazine published on the preservation and restoration of health, bodily development and phys...
-A List Of Publications Of The Health-Culture Co. Continued
For Health, Grace and Strength. Illustrated, by Maud Gleason. 15c. This work contains general directions for the promotion of the best physical conditions and a set of practical exercises for every...







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