This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... may have arrived, after a long observation of the effects which habits of life produce upon the states of well-being and ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... may have arrived, after a long observation of the effects which habits of life produce upon the states of well-being and of longevity. The few works upon diet are by no means sufficient guides to the various classes of society. They are for the most part composed of a few maxims and observations upon the nutritive qualities of each of the aliments of prevailing use. There is, however, an extensive field of research to be traversed by those who may be disposed to direct their attention to the influence of different aliments upon the human body; the circumstances under which they are best adapted for use, and the times at which one or other is to be preferred. The quality of food, the 'hours at which it is to be taken, must materially differ amongst the great classes of rich and of poor; but the different pursuits and occupations of life demand that there should be a similar distinction in diet. The individual engaged in the highest intellectual pursuits, who is frequently called upon, either in the senate or at the bar, to exert his powers of reasoning, and of conveying his thoughts to others, must follow very dissimilar habits of life from those of the man who, engaged in commercial speculations, goes to his counting-house at a certain hour, and there awaits intelligence which may either gratify or annoy him. The nervous systems of both are constantly in a high state of excitement, but that excitement varies in its character, and has different channels by which it is relieved. In the one instance there is an immediate vent to the feelings, and the pleasurable or painful emotions are quickly displayed; whilst in the other case, both joy and grief must be suppressed, and more especially the causes of anxiety: the mind therefore is more...Read Less
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