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Medicine never did and never can cure dyspepsia; the trae remedy is to eat less and lesa at each meal until no disconii'ort is felt afterward; continue this for a short time, and then gradually increase the amonnt eaten, as a convalescent gradually increases exerciae or labor in proportion to tlie gradually increasing strength; but as often as discomfort follows íifter eating- tliut is, any feeling or sensation whioh attracts the attention unplcasantly - diminish the food to the oquisite amount, a3 1)3 fore stated. This is the trae key to the alleviation and cure of our uational disease, dyspopsia. Whilo eatiug too much causes one case of dyspepsia, eating too often causes a ■ humlred, if not ten thousand. Some of the ludían trappers in the Kocky tains rise early, lnint all day for thcir game, come to camp at night, eat six or Beven pounds of nieat, lie down to sleep, and live a hundred years. An old bean iu the Federal city, in Henry Olay'stime, attended every party to which he was invited; bt if, at any time, he was unexpectedly called aítei his regular meal, he would go, help himself bountifnlly, but woold not eat anything next day, so as to average only one meal in twenty-four hernia. He lived boyond foiirscore, a lively, ioyous " old boy." Greonland is not depopnlatcd; yet the Esquimaux oat once a day, or week, or I more, flve, ten, yes, twenty pounds of provisions at a single meal; aud I times, wlien tliey have strength to eat no longgr, some one puts the food in their ni'.niths for them. One man is reported to have gone to sleep with part of a sage hanging out of his inouth. The place where the greatest nuniber of peiBOBS are cured of dyspepsia is in the penitontiary; where they eat plentifully, but not often; not "tit bits," not theVingof a " suckiugdove," butplain, ïmtritious food; no bitters, no tonics, no liquor. This is most suggestive. _ No child, no one, man or woman, is j well who comes to the breakfaet table ' without an appetite. If this happens j only occasioinilly, it is grouud f or disquietude, and if habitual for young girls it is ground for alarm, because it is very sitre to be followed hy cold feet, headache, chüliiuiss, tho) forerunners of troublesome ailments always, and sonictimes of incurable disease. There can bo bat little doubt that the dyspeptics of the nation woulil be diminished one-half in a few yeais if ohildren ■were not sont to school until seven yeurs i ii' age, aud were not allowed to eat anything lietweeti tho three regular meáis of the dayexcept an apple or an orauge. The siilject merita the thoughtful consideration of evary consoientioua parent. Mothers espccially are under great


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