Indigestion, Biliousness And Gout In Its Protean Aspects (volume 1)

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byJ. Milner Fothergill

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PRIMARY INDIGESTION. All digestion, then, is a process of solution for which previous disintegration is essential. Indigestion then may be due to, (1) imperfect disintegration; and (2) defective solvent power. Of course, if the food taken be of an unsuitable nature, be indigestible in itself, then indigestion follows; for which the digestive processes are not to blame. Imperfect disintegration. This is mainly due to insufficient mastication. Certainly, when uncooked seeds are eaten the disintegration is never sufficient; but most of our food requiring thorough disintegration, is prepared for us by first grinding, and then cooking. The defect lies either in the bad practice of eating hurriedly; or, in a growing cause of indigestion, bad teeth. As to the practice of eating too hastily it is to be condemned without extenuating circumstances. The habit of eating in company and chatting, is conducive to good digestion, by prolonging the meals; and allowing the disintegrating action of mastication to go on efficiently. It is not merely that the effect of saliva upon starch is lost, or largely so (that might be made up for and compensated by the later digestion of pancreatic diastase), but the food is insufficiently chewed; and is therefore swallowed in an unprepared state for the disintegrating action of the stomach. To grudge time for the proper mastication of food is as irrational as was the revolt of the members against the belly. If the digestion be not perfect, then the rest of the body will suffer from want of pabulum. The food should be slowly taken and thoroughly chewed: if the teeth will permit. Even when a glass of milk is swallowed, or a cup of beeftea, containing some baked flour, it is all the better for being taken slowly, and being t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1881. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III. PRIMARY INDIGESTION. All digestion, then, is a process of solution for which previous disintegration is essential...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217489346

ISBN - 13:9780217489348

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