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act of proper mastication In Intellec
tual beings. Animals living in a state
of nature have their mouth and stom
ach digestions working, in almost
perfect unison for the reason that
they have no mind to strain either
way of the present.
We often hear from sources, from
which better things might be expect
ed, advising people who are not real
ly sick and who are strong enough to
work, to strike a better balance in
the elements of their food. Well
enough. v The better half of the ad
vice would seem to consist in telling
people to first get an appetite.
If a person is hungry enough his
digestive .system will indicate fairly
well what is best to eat, and even se
lect the necessary elements from al
most any kind of food otherwise un
palatable. If the food is properly chewed and
one gets thirsty for water between
mouthfuls one can drink an amount
of it during these intervals which if
taken in the course of a bolted meal
would actually be harmful. It is ad
visable to drink plenty of water, and
manual work of a kind that will bring
into play as many muscles as possi
ble is the great natural thirst pro
ducer. And it might be added that
we are well almost in proportion to
how well the water tastes.
Whatever work of digestion is
done by the mouth means rest to the
stomach. And as soon as the stom
ach is as near normal as we can get
it under present conditions of the
general food supply then there will.be
a better division of labor between it
and the mouth.
We as a nation hardly know the
meaning of real hunger. A legitimate
appetite represents one side of a nor
mal reaction, a reaction that indi
cates the right chemistry that from
within instead of the result of acts of
deliberation from without. It is "na
tural selection," as against combina
tions of food elements usually to be
saddled on some indifferent digestive I
system. J. Jacobson.
PURE FOOD CHAMPION HAS
OFFICIAL CLUB NOW
Detroit, Mich. Detroit's pure food.
champion, Mrs. A. O. Dunk, will have
official prestige hereafter in her war
fare against poor food at high prices.
Mrs. Dunk has been appointed deputy
food inspector of Detroit, the only
woman to hold such an office in Mich
igan and probably the only woman in
the United States to have an official
say-so in food regulation.
Mrs.JDunk is president of the De
troit Housewives' league and a mem
ber of several organizations devoted
to home interests.
A popular society woman announc
ed a "white elephant party." Every
guest was to bring something that
she could not find any use for and yet
too good to throw away. The party
would have been a great success but
for the unlooked-for development
which broke it up. Eleven of the 19
women brought their husbands. N.
Y. Globe. -