The Fasting Cure

M. Kennerley, 1911 - 153 páginas

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Página 58 - ... recollection serves me), and by dint of vigorous exercise meanwhile, he got rid of one hundred and thirty pounds. I think I never saw a funnier sight than Mr. Fausel at the conclusion of this fast, wearing the same pair of trousers that he had worn at the beginning of it. But the temptations of hotel-keepers are severe, and when he went back home, he found himself going up in weight again. This time he concluded to do the job thoroughly, and went to Macfadden's place in Chicago, and set out upon...
Página 27 - ... who has already had the experience. He should not have about him terrified aunts and cousins who will tell him that he looks like a corpse, that his pulse is below forty, and that his heart may stop beating in the night. I took a fast of three days out in California ; on the third day I walked about fifteen miles, off and on, and, except that I was restless, I never felt better.
Página 19 - I pettishly asked why she did not call a domestic to do it. With a look of mild reproach which I shall never forget if I live to be a hundred years old, she said, " And will not my daughter bring a glass of water for her poor sick mother?
Página 20 - I was very hungry for the first day — the unwholesome, ravening sort of hunger that all dyspeptics know. I had a little hunger the second morning, and thereafter, to my very great astonishment, no hunger whatever — no more interest in food than if I had never known the taste of it. Previous to the fast I had had a headache every day for two or three weeks.
Página 11 - This trait of his goes still further in the words "and there is not one of these people" (cases of different severe forms of illness) "whom I could not cure if I had him alone for a couple of weeks; no one of them who would not in the end be walking down the street as if it were such fun!" "The reader may think that my enthusiasm over the fasting cure is due to my imaginative temperament.
Página 47 - Of course they had always been consulting with physicians, and the physicians had told them that my article was "pure nonsense"; and they would write me that they would like to try to fast, but that they were " too weak and too far gone to stand it." There is no greater delusion than that a person needs strength to fast. The weaker you are from disease, the more certain it is that you need to fast, the more certain it is that your body has not strength enough to digest the food you are taking into...
Página 7 - ... been accomplished toward enlightenment and progress in public health matters in our own country. Excuse for the book's existence. — "I received ten or twenty letters a day from people who had questions to ask or experiences to relate" and "the flood has not yet stopped." "My object in publishing this book is twofold: first, to have something to which I can refer people, so that I will not have to answer half a dozen 'fasting letters...
Página 41 - Several people asked me if it would not be better for them to eat very lightly instead of fasting, or to content themselves with fasts of two or three days at frequent intervals. My reply to that is that I find it very much harder to do that, because all the trouble in the fast occurs during the first two or three days. It is during those days that you are hungry, and if you begin to eat just when your hunger is ceasing, you have wasted all your efforts. In the same way, perhaps, it might be a...
Página 49 - ... possible, for the book must be sold at all hazards. Therefore these words: "We have some one hundred and forty thousand regularly graduated medical men in this country, and they are all of them presumably anxious to cure disease," yet, "out of six or eight hundred letters that I have received, just two, as far as I can remember, were from physicians ; and out of the hundreds of newspaper clippings which I have received, not a single one was from any sort of medical journal. There was one physician,...

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