To those in delicate health rest of body, before and after food, is almost as essential as rest of stomach. The robust may sit down to a hearty repast immediately after fatiguing employment. Not so the delicate: for them rest is necessary both before a meal and after. I have known invalids unable to take the lightest meal without suffering indigestion, if they took it immediately after the seemingly slight fatigue of dressing; whereas, if they rose a little earlier, so as to give themselves a quarter of an hour’s rest before the meal-time, they ate with more appetite and digested their food without trouble.

John Henry Clarke
John Henry Clarke MD (1853 – November 24, 1931 was a prominent English classical homeopath. Dr. Clarke was a busy practitioner. As a physician he not only had his own clinic in Piccadilly, London, but he also was a consultant at the London Homeopathic Hospital and researched into new remedies — nosodes. For many years, he was the editor of The Homeopathic World. He wrote many books, his best known were Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica and Repertory of Materia Medica