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Maintaining Health

Formerly Health and Efficiency

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Author: R.L. Alsaker
Language: English
Wordcount: 116,100 / 338 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.3
LoC Categories: AG, R
Downloads: 1,960
mnybks.net#: 561
Origin: gutenberg.org
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e. The parent disease is filthiness, and its manifestations vary according to circumstances and individuals.

This filthiness is not of the skin, but of the interior of the body. The blood stream becomes unclean, principally because of indigestion and constipation, which are chiefly due to improper eating habits. Some of the contributory causes are wrong thinking, too little exercise, lack of fresh air, and ingestion of sedatives and stimulants which upset the assimilative and excretory functions of the body. In all cases the blood is unclean. The patient is suffering from autointoxication or autotoxemia.

If this is true, it would follow that the treatment of all diseases is about the same. For instance, it would be necessary to give about the same treatment for eczema as for pneumonia. Basically, that is exactly what has to be done to obtain the best results, though the variation in location and manifestation requires that special relief measures, of lesser importance, be used in special cases,

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