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Destructive and Constructive Food Mixtures | by DR. Axel Emil Gibson



This book is written for those who are seriously looking for light on the obscurities of diet. The world is full of sufferers who have sinned against the laws of diet through ignorance of facts. For the complexities of modern life, with its staggering artificiality in every expression of living - where the natural instincts and cultured restraints are lost in a whirlpool of desires and unnatural appetites - it is a task of no ordinary magnitude for the individual to succeed in selecting with calm and unerring mind the food-stuffs conducive to his health, strength and usefulness.

TitleDestructive and Constructive Food Mixtures
AuthorDR. Axel Emil Gibson
PublisherThe Chronicle Press
Year1914
Copyright1914, DR. Axel Emil Gibson
AmazonDestructive and constructive food mixtures
Destructive and Constructive Food Mixtures
-Preface To Destructive And Constructive Food Mixtures
This book is written for those who are seriously looking for light on the obscurities of diet. The world is full of sufferers who have sinned against the laws of diet through ignorance of facts. For t...
-Chapter 1. Self-Indulgence And The Law Of Evolution
We have been accustomed to regard the products of nature as the legitimate prey for human self-indulgence, while comprising as such every whimsical notion of cookery, ranging from the indefinable mixt...
-Chapter 2. Egotism As A Factor In Diet
This invitation to the human being to take charge of every aspect and condition of nature holds in its very acceptance a pledge of trust and responsibility. For in this fact of being trusted lies the ...
-Chapter 3. The Scientific Reasons For And Against The Mixing Of Different Cereals In A Meal
What God hath united shall men not separate, with its logical implication: what God hath separated shall men not join together - are statements as true when applied to natural relations, as to socia...
-Chapter 4. What Food Is To Be Cooked, And What Not To Be Cooked, To Insure The Best Assimilation And Nutrition
While in most cases cooking means a devitalization of the nutritional elements of the food, and may even seriously impair their digestibility, yet the devotees of raw or un-fired diet should not ign...
-Chapter 5. The Process Of Digestion - An Electric Phenomenon
The conclusion to which the more advanced students of modern physiology have arrived, seems to point to digestion as an electric process. Thus Prof. Jaques Loebe, of the John Rockefeller University, C...
-Chapter 6. Mixing Fruit And Vegetables And Its Negative Effect On Digestion
What we term the kingdoms of nature are divided and subdivided into territories, each one representing laws and principles of internal regulation, all its own. Thus from the standpoint of alimentati...
-Chapter 7. Soups And Nutrition
It is indeed tragi-comical that the three elements considered as the most important features of a dinner - the soup, the gravy and the pastry - are exactly those which are not only without nutritional...
-Chapter 8. Gravies And Nutrition
Compared with the ravages that digestion is subjected to by the use of the brown gravy, most soups are quite innocent. Every detrimental feature of the soup is present in the gravy - only in accentuat...
-Chapter 9. Pastry And Nutrition
This brings us to the third ingredient in our group of stomach destroyers - the pastry. So perverted has the jaded sense of taste become in the course of a misdirected diet, that a dinner not accompan...
-Chapter 10. Meat As A Factor In Diet
Meat as a factor in diet has its value or non-value in the condition and quantity in which it is consumed. It may be used as medicine, as stimulant and as food. Used in moderation, and without the usu...
-Chapter 11. Sugar - A Friend Or Foe To Human Life?
Sugar has a deeper bearing on human dietetics than most people realize. It holds the position of the traditional two-edged sword of Eden, suspended over the gateway to the field of moral evolution. It...
-Chapter 12. Milk As A Food, And Milk As A Poison
The employment of milk in the preparation of our food, means a great dietetic error. For milk, being in its very nature an antidote, tends to neutralize every foodstuff with which it is combined. Furt...
-Chapter 13. Prof. Eli Metchinokoff And The Sour Milk Bacillus
The milk preparation placed on the market in form of lactic tablets, yougurth, lactone, fermalac, etc., are all founded on the theory that the human organism is constitutionally imperfect and inadequa...
-Chapter 14. How Certain Combinations, Such As Milk And Fruit, Fruit And Cereals, Milk And Meat, Affect Digestion And Nutrition
The combination of milk and fruit has digestive and physiological possibilities only when restricted to certain limiting conditions, such as an empty stomach, free from digestive labors; a liver with ...
-Chapter 15. The Effect On The System Of Malted Milk And Ice Cream
The value of malted milk rests on its non-fermentative constitution. The isolating, encapsulating properties of the malt, while preventing it from bacterial attacks, also prevents it from the action o...
-Chapter 16. Can The Chefs And Captains Of The Kitchen Be Trusted With Our Physiological Welfare?
The nicety of adjustment existing between the needs of the organism and the supply of food, is lost to the individual when he permits his system to be gorged by undietetic mixtures, either in the form...
-Chapter 17. The Failure In Depending On Symptoms For A Diagnosis Of Digestive Disorders
While we recognize the importance of educating our children in the scientific treatment of plants and animals - the science and philosophy of food, and its sane combinations, on which the sole possibi...
-Chapter 19. The Only Royal Road Of Diet - You Are What You Digest
This do as you please, and eat what agrees with you system has been a great barrier to human health. In this staggering mix up of our present range of things eatable, where human ingenuity constan...
-Chapter 20. The Right And The Wrong Side Of Coffee
During the four hundred years coffee has been recognized in the western world as a popular beverage, its power to control the minds and palates of its devotees has constantly increased. Its immense po...
-Chapter 21. How To Attain The Greatest Degree Of Health And Efficiency
There is a strange form of egotism in mankind, which seeks expression in a desire of possession of things and objects for their own sake - even if the realization of this desire threatens with disaste...
-Chapter 22. Diet For The Lean And For The Fat
As all things come to those who wait, providing the conditions are right - so fat will come to the lean providing they observe the laws of health, and otherwise possess, or strive to cultivate, the co...
-Chapter 23. Obesity
As obesity is due to either the one or the other - or to both, of the two causes: excess of fat-producing material in the food, or deficiency in oxygen for a thorough combustion - it follows that the ...
-Chapter 24. Practical Health-Culture For The Busy Man
As a basis for the attainment of the highest success in health-culture, is must be borne in mind that we grow in the direction of our motives. The purpose of an act determines its character, strength ...
-Chapter 25. Menuss For One Week's Hygienic Diet
Monday. Breakfast 1 - Onion-oatmeal-flaxseed cream: (To prepare: soak one tablespoon of Scotch, steel-cut oatmeal and one teaspoon un-ground flaxseed in a quart of water over night. Add in the morni...
-Chapter 26. Remarks, Reminders, Summaries
1 - Drinking at meals From a strictly hygienic point of view, food should be taken as dry as cooking permits, and without drinks. The gastric juice is constitutionally so proportioned that any additi...
-2 - Eating Between Meals
It should always be remembered that if the amount of food, consumed at a meal exceeds the available supply of gastric juice - the portion of the food, not thoroughly saturated, remains undigested. Thi...
-3 - How To Prepare A Hygienic Mayonnaise
To prepare a scientific mayonnaise, have a cup of four tablespoons of olive oil, and one egg, ice-cold; - separate the white from the yolk, and beat the white to a stiff froth in the open air, using a...
-4 - The Different Effect Of Vinegar And Lemon Juice On The System
The different effects which different acids have upon the human nutrition, are due to the constitutional needs peculiar to each individ ual. The acid of vinegar is catabolic or disorganizing - that of...
-5 - Starchy Food For Children Or Adults
Starch, as a food, refers more to the needs of childhood, than to mature age. The accelated growth of early life requires an amount of body-fuel, which, to the fully developed man would spell excess a...
-6 - Quick Guide To Hygienic Food Combinations
The preceding bill of fare is not formulated to be followed with dogmatic precision. Its object is to establish principles of practical application, so as to be readily grasped by the reader. The poin...
-7 - The Role Of Bread Meals
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,...
-8 - Individuality In Diet
No treatise on diet will accomplish its task, with less appreciated and applied individuality. For, after all, the last word on diet must accept individuality as a determining factor in any successful...
-9 - Quantity And Quality In Diet And Health
The question of quantity and quality in diet is very closely related to the question of individuality in diet, and must largely be solved on that basis. There is no doubt that errors with regard to t...
-10 - The Problem Of Salt In Our Diet
The complex action which salt exerts upon our bodies can be expressed only in its relation to the temperament and condition of the individual who uses it. An elemental stimulant, salt has a stirring a...
-11 - Yougurth And Its Dietetic Significance
Though Professor Metchnikoff originally introduced yougurth as an antidote against the putrefactive bacteria of the human colon, he soon realized that the microbe-killer, inoculated in the system by...
-12 - Sugar - The "Dreadnaught" - Stimulant
The ruling stimulant of the world today is not the coffee, tea, beer nor even whisky - but the innocent-looking, pleasant-tasting, alluring white powder known as sugar. Its stimulating power is greate...
-13 - Food And Food Combinations To Avoid
Fruit with vegetables Fruit with cereals. Fruit with meat. Mixtures of raw and cooked vegetables. Mixtures of raw and cooked fruits. Potatoes in any other form than baked. Cereals and potatoes a...







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