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strictness. Wine, beer, tea, and coffee should be taken under no
circumstances. The influence of coffee in stimulating the genital
organs is notorious. Chocolate should be discarded also. It is
recommended by some who suppose it to be harmless, being ignorant of
the fact that it contains a poison practically identical with that of
tea and coffee.
Hot drinks of all kinds should be avoided.
Tobacco, another stimulant, though not a drink, should be totally
abandoned at once.
5. In place of such articles as have been condemned, eat fruits, grains,
and vegetables. There is a rich variety of these kinds of food, and
they are wholesome and unstimulating. Graham flour, oatmeal, and ripe
fruit are the indispensables of a dietary for those who are suffering
from sexual excesses.
Further remarks upon diet, with a few useful recipes for preparing
healthful food, will be found in works devoted to the subject of
diet. The patient must carefully comply with all the rules of a
healthy diet if he would be sure of recovery.
[Footnote 54: See "Healthful Cookery," _Good Health_ Publishing
Company, Battle Creek, Mich.]
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