CONSTIPATION

A NEW READING ON
THE SUBJECT


By

J. H. TILDEN, M. D.

Author of
"Food' " 2 Vols., "Care of Children," "Diseases of Womenand Easy Childbirth," "Appendicitis," "Venereal Diseases,""Pocket Dietitian," "Impaired Health, Its Cause and Cure," 2Vols., "Epilepsy," "Hay Fever."

    
Published by
The Tilden Health School Association

COPYRIGHT 1923


    

    
FOREWORD

    T0 CURE constipation requires much knowledge, skill, patience,and persistence. It cannot be said that any case of constipation is cured until thesubject is cured of all habits that lead to general enervation and toxemia. In allpeople with the constipation diathesis--a tendency for constipation--any habit ofbody or mind which leads to enervation will surely bring on constipation.

    Too much stress cannot be placed on the following truism:To those inclined to constipation, or the diathesis leading to constipation, anydepressing influence becomes a cause; hence, to be free from man's worst enemy means,in the first place, to have a rational health knowledge to know that any enervatinghabit continually practiced leads to disease--and, secondly, to have enough self-controlto live the knowledgeto be guided by it.

    Cures for chronic constipation are not for the careless,the shiftless, and the self-indulgent. Those who do not belong to this class, andthose of this class who will shake off their self-indulgence, may find freedom fromthis disease and premature aging by a careful study of this book.

    Some books are for reading; this one is for study and practice.

    The everlasting use of good common sense is the price allmust pay for full efficiency, good health and long life.

    Diseases, so-called, are a unit and must be recognized assuch, for in no other way can confusion be avoided. Diseases, so-called, are pronouncedsymptoms and must be studied as a part of a whole, for if individualized, chaos andfailure cannot be avoided.

    

    
TABLE OF CONTENTS


Preface


Introduction


Chapter I.-Toxemia, the Efficient (First) Cause of All Disease


Chapter II.-Causes of Constipation


Chapter III.-Treatment

Chapter IV.-Constipation as Found in Various Derangements

Chapter V.-A Few Personalities

Appendix




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