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By W. C. Cotton, M. D.
Carthartics NEVER cured any
body of constipation.
.On the other hand they have
brought chronic constipation to
many who have depended upon
them in temporary trouble.
.The best treatment for consti
pation is a mixed one, coverings
food, exercise and regularity of
habit. The food should be.of a
laxative character and should
contain plenty of "roughage," or
wood fiber to act mechanically
upon the intestinal tract.
Eat brown bread; cracked
wheat, bran and all, fruit, particu
larly dates andvfigs, prunes and
raisins' and salads with plenty of
olive oil dressing.
. Take a regular and persistant
exercise. Walking is good, but it
should 'be supplemented by spe
cial calestheriic "stunts," espe
cially bending and 'lifting to
strengthen the abdominal mus
cles. Endeavor to fom a regular
habit as to stool. Give your bow
els a chance to act every day at
the same time.-
And DON'T take carthartics.
Enemas arc'better than drastic
drugs, but even flushing should
be resorted to sparingly.
"Drink hot water in the morn
ing" is, a stock bit of advice for
those suffering from constipation
'And it is crood advice too for
some people. Hot water, .with a J
little salt added to make it "gp
'down", is a splendid laxative in
But there are folks uponwhom
the hot water wont act in the de
sired way. It makes them sweat,
and the water is thus diverted
from the stomach and bowels.
If you are one of these people,
tryfcold water. Drin;k a full pint
of cold water immediately upon
rising. Of course, you think you
can't, but try. After a while you
can learn to drink it.
This expedient works splendid
ly with some people.
Day, after Christmas, the toys
are smashed but not so badly
broke as papa. '
The flowers that bloomed in my,
Where do fhey hloom today ?
In some golden clime of summer
' time. , j
Along a -lovely way!
I know not if under the snow-pH
They still smile blithely and
But still is my garden" blooming
Here in the heart of me. -