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Healthful Living, Page 178

Chapter 27—The Heart and Blood

Physiology of the Circulatory System

737. Perfect health depends upon perfect circulation.—Testimonies for the Church 2:531.

738. The more active the circulation the more free from obstructions and impurities will be the blood. The blood nourishes the body. The health of the body depends upon the healthful circulation of the blood.—The Health Reformer, May 1, 1873.

739. At every pulsation of the heart, the blood should be propelled to the extremities quickly and easily in order to have health.... The current of human life is struggling to go its accustomed rounds, and should not be hindered in its circuit through the body by the imperfect manner in which women clothe their limbs.—The Health Reformer, May 1, 1872.

740. The limbs were not formed by our Creator to endure exposure, as was the face. The Lord provided the face with an immense circulation, because it must be exposed. He provided, also, large veins and nerves for the limbs and feet, to contain a large amount of the current of human life, that the limbs might be uniformly as warm as the body.—Testimonies for the Church 2:531.

741. The limbs and feet have large arteries, to receive a large amount of blood, that warmth, nutrition,

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