Diet, the Way to Health; A Complete Course of Instructions in the Correct Use and Combination of Food in Health and Disease

9781236276087: Diet, the Way to Health; A Complete Course of Instructions in the Correct Use and Combination of Food in Health and Disease
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 Excerpt: no other vegetable of equal importance; it contains a salt which is both nerve and brain building, and tincture made from the seed is decidedly aphrodisiac. All who feel the need of spices or condiments in their salads should substitute the seed or salt of celery, together with a small amount of red pepper. Celery is indicated in all nervous, mental and wasting diseases. It should form part of the soups served to such sufferers and as a green no less than once a day. Celery chopped fine and added to tuna fish, one part celery to two parts of the fish, with a dressing containing a slight amount of red pepper; a baked potato, one or two glasses of milk, is a perfectly balanced meal for all who do nerve or brain work. DANDELION: A green that grows wild and is a great favorite with many people. It is a blood purifier of great value, has tonic properties and because of its bitterness acts as such. It does not contain as large an amount of the organic mineral elements as does spinach though it is rich in iron and because of its iron content, bitters and tonic effect, should form part of the dietary of those suffering from anemia, tuberculosis or other wasting diseases; likewise, in all ailments where purification of the blood is necessary, dandelion is indicated. Prepared as a salad, served with fish and baked potatoes it forms an ideal combination and its use should not be limited during the time it may be had. YELLOW DOCK: This is another green which grows wild and may be gathered during the early Spring months. It is not as rich in iron as dandelion and not as good a tonic, but as an uncultivated green, is second only to dandelion. Its preparation is identical with dandelion and it may be combined with dandelion, spinach or Swiss chard and served in similar...

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