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Healthful Living, Page 161

Chapter 25—The Organs of Digestion

Physiology of the Digestive System

661. The stomach has a controlling power upon the health of the entire body.—The Health Reformer, October 1, 1871.

662. Anything which is taken into the stomach and converted into blood becomes a part of the being.—Testimonies for the Church 4:141.

663. The benefit you derive from your food does not depend so much on the quantity eaten as on its thorough digestion, nor the gratification of the taste so much on the amount of food swallowed as on the length of time it remains in the mouth.... Eat slowly, and allow the saliva to mingle with the food.... Those who are excited, anxious, or in a hurry, cannot supply the necessary gastric juice.—The Review and Herald, July 29, 1884.

664. Thorough mastication is a benefit both to the teeth and the stomach.—The Review and Herald, May 8, 1883.

665. You are a nervous dyspeptic. The brain is closely connected with the stomach, and its power has so often been called to aid the weakened digestive organs that it is in its turn weakened, depressed, congested.—Testimonies for the Church 2:318.

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