A low systolic pressure and a low diastolic pressure may no...
Nursing Sore Mouth
Sore mouth of nursing women, as the name of the disease indic...
There are two opposite causes of unconsciousness. One is conge...
Foreign bodies that have penetrated the chest wall and lodge...
Lumbago differs from both paralysis and cramp of the lower bac...
Putrid Symptoms Gargle Solution Of Chloride Of Soda Drink: Chlorate Of Potass Liquor Calcii-chloridi
Should _putrid symptoms_ make their appearance (21), I would ...
Eruptive Cutaneous Diseases
Take A D current, pretty vigorous force in acute cases; mild ...
I see a lot of spiritually-induced physical illness in my pra...
Cures Losing Their Effect
After a fortnight's treatment often matters seem to come to a ...
Clothing should be light yet warm, and sufficiently free so as...
These are of two kinds, the one purely imaginary, the other wh...
The Effect Of Athletics On The Heart
We can no longer neglect the seriousness of the effects of c...
Technicalities Of The Pack And Bath
Let me give you its technicalities, and the rationale of its ...
Endoscopy In Malignant Disease Of The Larynx
The general surgical rule applying to individuals past middle...
The Surgical Dissection Of The Wrist And Hand
A member of such vast importance as the human hand necessaril...
Anomalies Of The Tracheobronchial Tree
Tracheobronchial anomalies are relatively rare. Congenital e...
The points to be gained are, to reduce the action of the amat...
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Diet For Middle Age And The Aged
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Polarization Of The Circuit
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Source: Papers On Health
In some cases the bran in whole wheaten bread and
Saltcoats biscuits is found to irritate the stomach and bowels. As diet
for those able to digest the bran, nothing is better. Where it cannot
be digested, ordinary bakers' bread boiled in water to soft pap is
found to make a good substitute. This must not be boiled with milk
unless where there is diarrhoea to be cured, as milk tends to produce
bile and costiveness. Oatmeal jelly (see Food in Illness) is also a
good substitute for biscuits and wheaten bread.
Often the water with which bread is baked causes it to be difficult of
digestion. Hard water is bad for this. For an invalid, bread baked with
distilled water, or pure rain water, is often a means of great comfort
and help. A slight admixture of pure CANE SYRUP (see) or liquorice
juice in the water will tend to prevent bile and costiveness. A
sufficient action of the bowels is of great importance for where good
nutrition is desired.
Bread, especially when fresh, is made much more digestible by slowly
toasting it in the oven till it is a golden brown throughout. It is
then known as "zweibach" (twice baked). When eaten dry, it requires
considerable mastication, and for that reason is much better than soft
bread. It can be also broken up and eaten with hot milk and sugar.
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