Bread has been omitted as much as possible in our bill-of-fare, owing to the fact that as a rule the American people are habitually addicted to too much cereal food-stuff, either in the form of bread, mushes or pastries. The great prevalence of catarrh in this country, which involves almost every organ and function of the body, including vision, hearing, digestion, assimilation, etc., is in itself an evidence that starch holds at present an altogether too high percentage of use in the dietary of the majority of people. The bread recommended in this bill-of-fare is the whole wheat - not the "graham," "cracked," "sunbaked" or "unfired" bread preparations. Being practically intractable to nutrition and digestion, these latter preparations retain their coarse quality in the stomach and intestinal canal, where its sharp, non-reducible grain-crystals proceed to plow, like soil-cultivators, through the sensitive mucuous lining, to sooner or later give rise to gastric and intestinal cramps and nervous spasms, owing to the soreness and ulceration of the lacerated tissues. It is the very irritation, due to this internal lashing of the peristaltic nerves, that occasions the increased bowel activity, which is held up as a cure of constipation.