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paintings I: General
Chap. I. The which means of future health 9
Chap. II. The Human physique 11
Chap. III. Air 14
Chap. IV. Water 25
Chap. V. foodstuff 29
Chap. VI.

How a lot and the way again and again may still we eat?
Chap. VII. workout 59
Chap. VIII. gown 64
Chap. IX. Sexual family members 69
Part II: a few basic Treatments
Chap. I. Air therapy 83
Chap. II. Water treatment 86
Chap. III. using Earth 95
Chap. IV. Fever and its therapies 98
Chap. V. Constipation, Dysentery, and so forth. 101
[Pg vi] Chap. VI. Contagious ailments Smallpox 104
Chap. VII. different Contagious illnesses 112
Chap. VIII. Maternity and Child-Birth 117
Chap. IX. Care of kid 121
Chap. X. injuries —Drowning 127
Chap. XI. Do —Burns and Scalds 130
Chap. XII. Do —Snake chew 132
Chap. XIII. Do —Scorpion-sting, and so forth. 140
Chap. XIV. end 142

Chapter I
THE that means OF HEALTH

Ordinarily that guy is taken into account fit who eats good and strikes approximately, and doesn't lodge to a physician. yet a bit inspiration will persuade us that this concept is incorrect. there are numerous instances of guys being diseased, despite their consuming good and freely relocating approximately. they're less than the fantasy that they're fit, just because they're too detached to consider the matter.

In truth, completely fit males rarely exist wherever over this vast world.

As has been good acknowledged, purely that guy might be stated to be fairly fit, who has a valid brain in a legitimate physique. The relation among the physique and the brain is so intimate that, if both of them obtained out of order, the total approach may undergo. allow us to take the analogy of the rose-flower. Its color stands to its perfume within the related manner because the physique [Pg 10] to the brain or the soul. nobody regards a synthetic paper-flower as a adequate alternative for the traditional flower, for the most obvious cause that the perfume, which varieties the essence of the flower, can't be reproduced. So too, we instinctively honour the fellow of a natural brain and a noble personality as opposed to the guy who's simply bodily robust. in fact, the physique and the soul are either crucial, however the latter is way extra very important than the previous. No guy whose personality isn't natural will be stated to be fairly fit. The physique which incorporates a diseased brain can by no means be something yet diseased. for this reason it follows natural personality is the basis of wellbeing and fitness within the genuine experience of the time period; and we may possibly say that each one evil suggestions and evil passions are yet assorted sorts of disease.

Thus thought of, we may well finish that that guy by myself is completely fit whose physique is definitely shaped, whose enamel in addition to eyes and ears are in fine condition, whose nostril is unfastened from soiled topic, whose pores and skin exudes perspiration freely and with none undesirable odor, whose mouth is additionally unfastened from undesirable smells, whose arms and legs practice their responsibility thoroughly, who's neither too fats nor too skinny, and whose brain and senses are consistently less than his regulate. As has already been acknowledged, it's very not easy to achieve such health and wellbeing, however it is tougher [Pg eleven] nonetheless to hold it, while as soon as it's been bought. the manager the reason for this is that we're not really fit is that our mom and dad weren't. An eminent author has acknowledged that, if the fogeys are in completely good shape their teenagers would definitely be more desirable to them in all respects. a superbly fit guy has no cause to worry loss of life; our poor worry of loss of life indicates that we're faraway from being so fit. it's, even though, the transparent responsibility of we all to try for excellent future health. we'll, for this reason, continue to think about within the following pages how such future health will be attained, and the way, whilst as soon as attained, it will possibly even be retained for ever.

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