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Health and BodyBuilding.

(By Physical Guitarist),. CONSTIPATION AND SEXUAL TROUBLES. Constipation is the cause of a long catalogue of ailments varying from a ‘•'touch of the blues” to some more serious maladies known to humanity, including sexual troubles.

Also it is one of the most common of the ills which afflict the flesh, and furnish liviihoods to the doctors. In nine cases out of ten it is caused bj laziness and carelessness. It is a standby of the patent medicine man, as the lengthy lists of purgatA es, pills, and preparations in the advertising columns of the newspapers will attest. The laxative habit which, in some cases, is as harmful as the morphine habit, is borne of it, and holds hundreds and thousands of persons in its ruinous grip. As an authority on the subject puts it •.—‘•‘lt is not wonderful that designing and knavish individuals should avail themselves of the indolence of the half-enlightoned and physic-consuming class ©f society ; those who, having a mere suspicion of the truth that they occasionally hear from physicians and from partial obcervation of their own systems, dare not entirely neglect the important functions of

the bowels, but console themselves by taking enormous quantities of quack medicines, By the excessive irritation which these medicines cause to the whole nervous system of the bowels they force them to contract and throw off their contents, leaving' the whole tract in a partial, and eventually in a state of permanent inactivity."

Constipation literally poisons the blood, and so the latter not only fails to nourish, but in addition works harm to, and breeds weakness in, all parts or organs of the body. ■lts debilitating influences are especially manifest in the sexual organs. to which a plentiful supply of pure blood is a prime necessity.

Jt is not hard to understand how or why constipation is such a power for evil. At least one quarter of the food we swallow is intended by nature to be evacuated from the system. This refuse part is highly poisonous. Unless it is .gotten rid of at frequent and regular internals, ■what happens ? There is no question but that some of it is reabsorbed into the system. The effect of charging the blood with this tilth will become immediately apparent through the medium of the lassitude. the fevered tongue. aching head, and foul breath of 'the victim. Uater, ami if the condition is chronic, the other ills named will develop, and fatal disorders are not unlikely to ensue. So that we have a simultaneous exhibition of fever and weakness, the former inciting to unwholesome sexual 'desire, as does alcohol and some drugs, and the latter increasing through the efforts of the enervated organs to satisfy the passion. Treatment. —Unless the trouble is oi long standing - the adoption of a satisfactory diet and daily exercises for arousing- the bowels to increased activity will prove an effective remedy. but in case it does not more drastic methods must be used for a time. Do not, depend on purgative drugs under any circumstances. The use.- of them will only make the trouble fur more serious in character a n d render a cure much more difficult to attain.

"In short —for T. repeat that it iu a . v he remembered —they who would get entirely well from this troublesome complaint (constipation) MUST LEARX AND OP. MY NATURAL LAW, AND ABANDON FOR EVER all confidence in nostrums. (1 r oven so-called legitimate medicines. They must have abundant and ever varying' exercise."—William Alcoti, ADD. Cultivate an appetite for acid fruits such as oranges, apples, pears, cherries, strawberries, blackberries, etc. (Avoid white flour as you would a poison. Many suffer seriously from this ailment simply on account of this one article of diet. Superfine white flour has a most powerful binding influence on the Dowels, no matter in what form it may be eaten — bread, biscuits, or pastin'. Eat whole-wheat bread when you cun get it, and if possible, have all articles of food requiring flour made with whole-wheat flour. If you are careful not to oat too fast and not to overeat, and if you combine acid fruits with the whole wheat bread or raw flaked grains,

you will usually find that your trouble will disappear in short order, provided, of course, that you also take the exercises advised with regularity. The foregoing treatment will be found, in the great majority of cases, to be very effective in bringing about a normal state of the digestive organs and bowels, and is the same as is advised by the most ADVANCED medical men and health authorities at the present time.

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Health and Body-Building., Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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Health and Body-Building. Southern Cross, Volume 15, Issue 23, 28 September 1907

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