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Healthful Living, Page 169

continued indulgence, the digestive organs become weakened, and the food taken does not satisfy the appetite. Unhealthy conditions are established, and there is a craving for more stimulating food.—Testimonies for the Church 3:487.

Helpful Suggestions as to Treatment

Regular Habits

693. The stomach must have its regular periods for labor and rest.... With regular habits and proper food, the stomach will gradually recover.... Efforts should be made to preserve carefully the remaining strength of the vital forces, by lifting off every overtasking burden. The stomach may never fully recover health, but a proper course of diet will save further debility, and many will recover more or less, unless they have gone too far in gluttonous self-murder.—How to Live, 57.

694. A second meal should never be eaten until the stomach has had time to rest from the labor of digesting the preceding meal.—How to Live, 55.

695. The stomach becomes weary by being kept constantly at work; the remedy such require is to eat less frequently and less liberally, and be satisfied with plain, simple food, eating twice, or, at most, three times a day.—How to Live, 56.


696. The stomach must have careful attention. It must not be kept in continual operation. Give this misused and much-abused organ some peace and quiet rest.—Unpublished Testimonies, August 30, 1896.


697. Exercise will aid the work of digestion. To walk out after a meal, hold the head erect, put back

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