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by Edward Hooker Dewey

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ISBN-13: 9780343622503
Publisher: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Publication date: 10/17/2018
Pages: 76
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.16(d)

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LECTURE H. My Friends in Bonds : I have told you that the stomach is only a machine deriving all its powers from its dynamo, the brain. Its only use, its normal office is to digest enough food each day to make up what is destroyed by the general energies of the day. As this operation costs a great deal of power from the dynamo—brain—you easily see that all food in excess of the need from the waste is a tax that wastes the energy of the muscles, the mind, and the soul itself. That this is so you easily see when you recall the general languor, the indifference to everything earthly when your stomachs are full of dinner, and you feel so tired and sleepy that an after-dinner nap seems an actual necessity to regain your strength. At thesetimes you are quite ready to believe that your strength is not regained by eating. Let me give you a startling fact. Indigestion, through food in excess, whether of the actual need or of the ability to digest and assimilate, is the inciting condition, the operative force which makes possible every disease that has ever afflicted mankind, whether of the body or of the mind or of the morals. If we could have the statistics of disease, of every crime known to man, of the wreckage of human homes and human hearts directly traceable to habitual gluttony, the world would stand aghast at its death-dealing ways, and your method of intemperance would seem, not a drop, but an atom in the bucket by comparison. I will now give you a few simple facts about the stomach. In the absence of teeth it is compelled to bea gizzard with most people, but without stones to aid in the grinding process. By the contractions and relaxations of its walls it sends -thefood around its interior with a sort of a whirl to wipe off the gastric juice as it exudes fro...

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