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I do not think I shall be eitfaeV eoftfra- * dieted or aoonsed of exoeßslve rudeneai if '\/l I state boldly my conyfotlon that 'arm* :i eating Is one of the greatest view of thY age. I oannofc be opntradioted,' beoaqi* ,, T sooletj Itself ooufesseVtO; the, aln^ba^ '•■',' society on overheating, all the iamflv These very wordx— ' o ver-ettlng . kllta • more people than over<drlnk(nK--ba.v« ,- beoome proverbial. CTnf ortnnatelf . evei»'as men oODilder all persona m6it*ter»'>. oept themselves, so they are inollned to impute gluttony 16j a»y othier r obrpeW 'Sfi the table rather than their own, Bat It is Dot those m health ;oaly who aregalltjr of;lntemper>noe In eating, but even: th»a>dejloate and invalid aa well, so prevalent Is the notion that the oystem must be kapk'. op; whether uppatlte • auggeßts food 'of not. Some savages— -the Pitftgonlta tribes, for example— a«em to have mora serse than civilised beings m the nutter of! eating. Thej : laugh at the whit* . mrfny notion ,of having meats ' £ stated hours, ' whether he J is hungry ' or not. They eat' ; when appetites dictates ; they rtbsiiin 'if they feel dlaV lnolined for food. Bat I, koQwinariy^ invalids who keep on eating alt day. «nd »: great part' of the night. ' Juiet^littlai' "% now and then to austaia Nature ;'< liitil©--and often '— why, , these two . haokneyed sayings fill more oofflas than anyone if aware of. Won^d that suoh Invalids,—, nervous they always are, and no wonder-* left Nature alone — half her time, at all events. She * kens her aln ken. v far better than we can tell her. In other words, Nature has her own Jaws, iand we> cau only break them at our peril.— £' A, family Doctor,' m >( Oaeseirs Family Magazine." ■'*■'•■ ;TT

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OVER-EATING, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2178, 20 July 1889

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OVER-EATING Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2178, 20 July 1889