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Healthful Living, Page 171

Chapter 26—The Lungs and Respiration

Physiology of Respiration

704. The health of the entire system depends upon the healthy action of the respiratory organs.—How to Live, 57.

705. In order to have good blood, we must breathe well.—The Health Reformer, November 1, 1871.

706. The lungs, in order to be healthy, must have pure air.—How to Live, 63.

707. Your lungs, deprived of air, will be like a hungry person deprived of food. Indeed, we can live longer without food than without air, which is the food that God has provided for the lungs.—Testimonies for the Church 2:533.

708. The strength of the system is, in a great degree, dependent upon the amount of pure, fresh air breathed. If the lungs are restricted, the quantity of oxygen received into them is also limited, the blood becomes vitiated, and disease follows.—The Health Reformer, February 1, 1877.

709. It is impossible to go out in the bracing air of a winter's morning without inflating the lungs.—Testimonies for the Church 2:529.

710. The compression of the waist by tight lacing prevents the waste matter from being thrown off through its natural channels. The most important of these is the lungs. In order for the lungs to do

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