WORMS will never trouble a well-fed child," says Dr. Page.

"Indigestible food or overeating is usually the cause of these 'natural scavengers;' Bread, of unbolted grain, ripe fruits, and vegetables, simply boile d or baked, infrequent meals and temperance, constitute a plan of medication that is death on worms, and better than all the nostrums and vermifug es in existence." The powders and medicines used to destroy worms upset the stomach and intestines of children and seldom hurt the worms.

Worms and parasites find lodgement in the human intestine only after these organ s and their secretions have been weakened and depraved. Enervation and wrong eating give them a chance to live in our bodies. Candy, sug ar, butter, jam, jelly, yeast bread, etc., and general lack of cleanliness are the chief causes. A fast and a fruit diet is the immediate remedy. After the worms are banished, p roper feeding and better hygiene will prevent a recurrence of the trouble. Only those have tapeworm, hookworm and other intestinal parasites whose digestiv e secretions have lost their defensive potencies. Only those harbor germs whose secretions have lost their immunizing powers. To cure s uch, we must do more than get rid of the worms and germs. Such a procedure only brings the body back to where it was before the infestatio n took place and leaves the way open for reinfestation. These people need to have their health built up, so that their lost self-protective po wers are restored. Until the broken-down-defenders are restored and normal resistance rebuilt, no true cure can be claimed. This restoration of the body-defenses cannot be accomplished by artificial measures of any kind.

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