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Eating--dyspepsia image
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It is an oíd Germán adage that "more people dig their own graves with their teeth than with spades," and verily it will seem so if we would look at tlie immense number of dyspeptics, rheumatics and gouty individuáis creeping through life in pain and wretchedness. Yet it is next to impossible to induce even thinking people to control their appetites, and to cat such things and at sxioh times as nature shows them is necessaiy and right. Dr. Hall declares, unhesitatingly, that it is wrong to eat without an appetite, i'or it shows there is no gastrio juice in the stomach and that nature does not need food, and not needing it, there being no fluid to rcceive and act upon it, it remains there only to putrify, the verv thought of which should bo sufficieiït to deter any man fr.-m eating without an appetite the remainder of his life. If a tonic is taken to whet the appetite, it is a mistaken course, for its only result is to cause one to eat more when already an amount has been eaten beyond what the gaïtric juice is able to prepare. The object to be obtained is a large supply of food; and wbatever fails to accomphsh that essential object, fails to have any efficacy toward the cure of dyspeptic diseases. The formation of gastric juice is directly proportioned to the wear and toar of the system, which it is to be the means of supplying, and this wear and tear can only take place as the result of exercise. The efficiënt remedy for dyspepfcics is work - out door work- bent fi.-ial and succeisful in direct propoition as it is agrecable, interesting ! and profititble.


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Michigan Argus