To ensure this we should by exercise ensure that every muscle and part of our wonderful bodies are made use of. They were all given us for a purpose, and we cannot possess anything in this world for long that we do not make use of, that will not eventually cease to be of any service to us.
After having for more than forty years abstained from Fish, Flesh and Fowl, and more and more from the products of the animal kingdom, such as eggs, milk, butter and cheese, I unhesitatingly state that the longer I live the fitter I become, and the more I enjoy perfect health. Those who desire to regain lost health and to become fit must first digest their food properly.
Faith, however, has removed this mountain of difficulty of the past, and will yet remove greater difficulties in the future. I remember my grandfather being thoroughly upset by receiving from this same brother a typewritten letter, the first he had ever seen his expressed complaint being that if his brother had not regard enough for him to write him a letter with his own hand, he would rather not receive a letter from him at all.
The conquering soldiers of Rome and Sparta, the athletes and wrestlers of Greece, also abstained from flesh meat, and thousands of vegetarians of long experience in this country can testify that they are happier, healthier and more vigorous than when they fed on animal flesh, not forgetting the wonderful testimony of Sir Issac Pitman, the inventor of phonography, one of the hardest worked men of the last century, who at the time of his death had abstained for fifty eight years.
Diseases that cannot be cured by any other methods than by going back to the source and cause of such troubles. Discontinue to break Natures Laws in the manner indicated and incurable disease become non- existent. WE shall thus learn the importance of going to the source and cause of each and every disease, and that the importance lays with the cause not with the name it is known by.
TEMPERANCE AND VEGETARIAN PARALLELS. People who get the same food day after day mechanically eat the uniform food without pleasure as a kind of duty. To them the daily meal is like the daily wash, is a ceremony, not an enjoyment. If we wish our food to give us he maximum of good we should enjoy it. Therefore the thoughtful housewife or cook will give a variety of dishes.
The attainment is now much easier, the path is much smoother for would-be food reformers, and the reward is much greater. It is still true, however, that the way of the Reformer is more or less rough, and always will be, for the things in this world that are worth having are worth striving for. We should not appreciate them when we got them if it were otherwise.
At the present time there is much agitation for “shorter hours of labour”. With unity and good organization I see no reason why we should not all live in the land of plenty working less than forty hours per week. A far more important things is to learn how to spend the remaining 128 hours of leisure each week in a manner that will make every man and woman more fit than they have ever yet been during the forty working hours.
The same remark applies to accidents of all kinds. Every doctor knows how great the risk is, with a broken arm, leg, or fractured ribs or collar bone, or even only knees with most of the skin removed. The vegetarian should return to his ordinary occupation in record time, but if the patient happens to be a barman or a brewers drayman, the doctor knows he is likely to have a big job on.
The same law is at work in the realm of the mind as in that of matter. The mind, both conscious or subconscious, only acts as it is trained to act. Even in the matter of remembering names, lines of poetry that strike us, correct spelling, or anything else, we only have to treat any such matters as unimportant and not worth troubling about, and the mischief is done.
In all cases they should be eaten dry with, but not put into, the soup. for a change Malted Slippery Elm Food may be substituted for the Nuto Cream, if liked and found to agree. This food constitutes a complete diet. Additional foods desired should be tested, tried and proved to be digestible before being added to the permanent diet. Among these may be mentioned natural brown or red rices and whole-meal macaroni.
There is nothing for disease to accomplish in the body of person with a pure blood stream. To possess this purity of mind and body both must be fed with pure foods. If this is done pure thoughts and pure blood must follow. Impurities are thus starved out. If the opposite is done, purity of mind and body cannot exist for very long.
The drier the pods are when beans are shelled the better. After shelling care should be taken to ensure the beans being quite dry prior to storing for seed or cooking. Those used for cooking should be soaked over night and served like haricot or butter beans.
We all have both liberty and licence to draw our food supplies first hand, direct from the endless variety the vegetable kingdom offers, or we can let the pig eat the food first hand then we eat the pit second hand, and store up in our own bodies the impurities such food contains.
The internal curative power is most conspicuous in those wonderful changes which are often produced by it alone, in quite an unexpected and most surprising manner, to wit in crisis, which entirely remove or alter severe chronic maladies that have withstood for a long time all artificial means.
Many of the peasants in the olive growing districts, within fifty miles of the Mediterranean, who subsist largely on olives, olive oil and other fruit, have wonderfully healthy appearance. Olive oil, lemon juice and honey, well mixed, provide a perfect salad dressing.
Such fruits as grapes, limes, lemons (in moderation) oranges and grape fruit or such like juices will do much to purify the blood rather than increase its sugar content, in spite of the contra opinion held and advice given by the majority of doctors. This change alone, if persisted in, would in the majority of cases eventually bring about the desired results.
A vegetarian, if he is wise, not only abstains from what he looks upon as second-hand food containing quantities of more or less ready made waste products, but he substitutes for these foods he considers best suitable for his particular requirements, that will keep him in perfect health and fitness.
The evidence that can be produced in proof of the fact that Vegetarianism tends to promote fitness is overwhelming. To those who doubt that it will promote both health and fitness I say try it, live it, nothing doubting, then every day thou shalt obtain life and blessing more abundantly.
Variety of medicines is the child of ignorance; and if it be true, according to the proverb that “many dishes have made many diseases,” it is not less true that many medicines have made few cures.-BACON, Advancement of Learning. MOST people will admit that with many fitness is largely a question of nerves.
It may accordingly be asked is there truly such a thing as self- denial in the respect of eating and drinking. I have never given up the use of any one thing without finding two better to take its place. To say nothing of fitness in exchange for ill-health. Vegetarian foods, it may be added, should be used with wisdom and discretion
He could not endorse the view that “Miracles were a suspension or contravention of Natures laws”. One of his illustrations was that “King Solomon believed he possessed horses so fleet that he could travel faster than others had ever travelled, or ever would do.
“This single example may serve to show what tremendous significance is bound with the practice of vegetarianism from the standpoint of the well-being of the people as a whole. Broadly, it may be said that a given area of land sufficient to nourish one flesh-eater would suffice to feed ten vegetarians.
Whether this attitude of mind is a discontent with the present order of things, a striving to reach a higher plane, or mere sentimentalism, I am quite certain that it cannot be suppressed, but must bear fruit. We find expression given to it amongst all classes of people.
The conquering soldiers of Rome and Sparta, the athletes and Wrestlers of Greece, also abstained from flesh meat. To say nothing of the increasing army of vegetarians in this country, many now enjoying ripe old age, who testify that they are happier, healthier and more fit than when they fed on animal flesh.
Even for breakfast after a heavy supper and a “hard nights sleep” most people do think it possible to exist until mid-day on other things than ham rashers and eggs. An abstainer from fish, flesh and fowl cannot help noticing, day by day, how meat eaters wish to cover up the ugly facts connected with the meat trade.
To preserve fruit satisfactorily no preservative should be used, none being necessary. If a store of fruit juices is required in addition to, or in place of, fruit this can be readily secured with the aid of a little Wonder Fruit Press, obtainable from most Health Food Stores.
Perhaps the most wonderful of the many great performances, mental and physical, accomplished by oriental nations, is illustrated by the achievements of the Japanese during the Japanese-Russian war, whose deeds of strength and valour compel our admiration and wonder.
The truth is we cannot have it both ways in this world. If we would best serve ourselves or others we must not stick to the crown of the road, or we shall never deliver the goods. Most doctors know what all this means, they also know that it would spell “bad business” should their patients practise it.
In olive growing countries many children, as soon as born, are anointed with olive oil. This provides a far safer cleanser for infants delicate skin than soap and water and they have been known to thus gain weight prior to food of any kind being administered by the mouth.
There are many other simple, inexpensive methods that can be adopted to assist nature during a fast, to rid the system of accumulated impurities, such as Russian, Turkish of Sitz baths. Experience has convinced many, including the writer, that it is the ideal food for breaking a fast.
Directions for Dressing. Beat up thoroughly an egg, or the like quantity of “Pitman” Nut Cream with an egg whisk, add two tablespoonfuls of honey or brown sugar, add also oil, a little at a time, and beat until it thickens.Those who cannot digest oil should make a dressing of lemon juice and milk, or lemon juice and cream with honey or sugar.
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NOTHING is more attractive to the eye and more healthful, than fruit. We are often told “fruit does not agree with me” by people who have never had a fruit meal in their lives.An occasional fast is excellent for the over-fed and the faultily-fed.