Fasting for the cure of disease

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Linda Burfield Hazzard, F. S., D. O.

FASTING FOR
THE CURE OF
DISEASE


(Fourth edition)



by
Dr. Linda Burfield Hazzard



Published by
The Physical Culture Publising
Company
New York City, U. S. A.

copyright
1908
1910
1912


All rights of foreign translation reserved.

CONTENTS

CHAPTER PAGE
Preface 11
I. Fasting 17
II. Starvation 27
III. When and Why to Fast 34
IV. Preparation for the Fast 49
V. Symptoms 61
VI. The Duration of the Fast 91
VII. Breaking the Fast 103
VIII. The Enema 115
IX. Food and Disease 131
X. Rest and Elimination 143
XI. Auxiliaries in Fasting 153
XII. Diet 169
XIII. Mental and Bodily Reaction 187
XIV. Children in the Fast 203
XV. Sexual Diseases and the Fast 219
XVI. Difficulties in Conducting the Fast   231
XVII. Cures by Fasting 251
XVIII. Death in the Fast 293
XIX. Schools of Natural Healing 341
Glossary 347

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS

Linda Burfield Hazzard, D.O., F.S. Frontispiece
Mrs. J. Case of Obesity . Following Page 30
Mrs. J., at End of Thirty four Day Fast Preceding Page 31
J. G. Case of Addiction to Drugs Following Page 42
J. G. Six Months After Completion of Fast Preceding Page 43
R. J. Case of Malnutrition and Spinal Curvature Facing Page 67
Alimentary Canal ""209
B. H. Case of Intestinal Disorder in One-year-old Child ""209
R. M. Case of Bronchial Pneumonia in Four-year-old Child ""213
A. H. Case of Serious Chronic Stomach Disease ""277
Mrs. E. S. Case of Biliousness During Pregnancy ""280
Two Fasting Subjects F. T. and J. T. ""284

Appetite is Craving; Hunger is Desire. Craving is never satisfied; but Desire is relieved when Want is Supplied.

Eating without Hunger, or pandering to Appetite at the expense of Digestion, makes Disease inevitable.

Some, as thou saws't, by violent stroke shall die, By fire, flood, famine; by intemperance more In meats and drinks, which on the Earth shall bring Diseases dire, of which a monstrous crew Before thee shall appear, that thou mays't know What misery the inabstinence of Eve Shall bring on men.

If thou well observe - The rule of "Not too much" by temperance taught In what thou eat'st and drink'st, seeking from thence Due nourishment, not gluttonous delight. Till many years over thy head return; So may'st thou live, till, like ripe fruit, thou drop Into thy mother's lap, or be with ease Gathered, not harshly plucked, for death mature. John Milton, "Paradise Lost." xv

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1923.


The author died in 1938, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 75 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.