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Secondary Eliminations Are Disease
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No greater mistake could be made than to curtail the hours of ...
Ulceration Of The Esophagus
Superficial erosions of the esophagus are by no means an unco...
The Royal Touch
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Punctures Case I
A.B. received a severe punctured wound by a hook of the size ...
Treatment Of Pseudo-anginas
The treatment of these pseudo-angibas depends, of course, on ...
From The Hygienic Dictionary
Vitamins.  The staple foods may not contain the same nutr...
This is a disease of children. Comes on in consequence of a s...
Technic Of Specular Esophagoscopy
Recumbent patient. Boyce position. The larynx is to be expos...
Inspection Of The Party Wall In Cases Of Suspected Laryngeal Malignancy
When taking a specimen the party wall should be inspected by...
Rubbing Sheet Substitute For The Half-bath
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The composition of different articles of food varies. A turnip ...
Potatoes boiled and beaten up with buttermilk, spread out in t...
To Prevent Diarrhoea
Where it is prevailing as an _epidemic_, _Ipecac_ at night, a...
As mentioned above the anterior commissure laryngoscope and ...
The cooking of vegetables requires particular care. The valuab...
The Journey Down The Food Tube
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The Unrelenting Boredom Of Fasting
Source: How And When To Be Your Own Doctor
Then there's the unrelenting boredom of fasting. Most people have
been media junkies since they were kids; the only way they believe
they can survive another day of fasting is by diverting their minds
with TV. This is far from ideal because often the emotions of a
faster are like an open wound and when they resonate with the
emotions portrayed on most TV shows, the faster gets into some very
unpleasant states that interfere with healing. And the emotions many
movies prompt people to sympathetically generate are powerful ones,
often highly negative, and contrary to healing. Especially unhelpful
are the adrenaline rushes in action movies. But if TV is the best a
faster can do, it is far better that someone fast with television
programming filling their minds than to not fast at all. I keep a
library of positive VHS tapes for these addicts--comedies, stories of
heroic over-comings, depiction's of humans at their best.
Boredom is probably the most limiting factor to fasting a long time.
That is because boredom is progressive, it gets worse with each
slowly-passing day. But concurrently, the rate of healing is
accelerating with each slowly-passing day. Every day the faster gets
through does them considerably more good than the previous day.
However, fasters rarely are motivated enough to overcome boredom for
more than two weeks or so, unless they started the fast to solve a
very serious or life-threatening condition. For this reason,
basically well people should not expect to be able to fast for more
than a couple of weeks every six months or year, no matter how much
good a longer fast might do.
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