Blood


Sources: Papers On Health

A most common trouble is anaemia, a lack of good red blood,

showing itself in a waxy paleness and whiteness of lips, often

accompanied by exhaustion and great fatigue. To remedy this, first

secure a supply of pure water, of which 80 per cent. of the blood is

made up. Give this warm in dessertspoonfuls every five minutes. Give

two tablespoonfuls, or perhaps only one, of very light food, or milk

and boiling water half and half, every half-hour. This may be done in

smaller portions every fifteen minutes, or in larger quantities every

hour or two hours, according to the state of the digestion. Fruit is a

valuable means of quenching the anaemia thirst, besides being very

beneficial for the blood. Green vegetables and salads are also most

valuable (see Vegetables; Assimilation; Diet; Digestion). As much

fresh air as possible is also to be breathed by the patient. Either

much time must be spent in the open air, or, if strength forbid this,

the room must be thoroughly ventilated. Close air is the enemy of good

blood. We know of many cases cured by this simple regimen. Care must

also be taken to increase the patient's vitality by various means. If

thoroughly good medical advice can be obtained, it should be taken

(see Air and Appetite; Balance, Loss of, etc.)





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