After we have lived 75 years it is perfectly reasonable to add another 75 years in reasonable health and spirits. How to live a century and over is briefly told in the following paragraphs:
Eminent scientists assert that man’s body under favourable conditions may last 300 years or more.
The principle reason why men become diseased or die sooner is because of the deposit of animal soil or of insoluble solids in the organs of life. And how did these deposits get there? Almost exactly like the stony or chalky deposit gets on the bottom and sides of your own tea kettle. Look at it.
And now the remedy. It is certainly the greatest as it is the simplest on earth. Everyone knows that all water that touches the earth has taken up (absorbed) some solid impurities. You can put two tablespoons of salt in a glass brimful of water without the water running over if you do it slowly enough. Fresh rain water absorbs filth from the air and also from off the roof and is likewise contaminated. When you drink the water that holds impurities or minerals suspended in it, these solids will as surely leave deposits in your system as they do in your tea kettle.
If you eat food cooked with such water you eat some of the stony matter. You can not escape it. Distill out of the water all this injurious matter before you drink it or cook your food in it. For the water goes through the whole system. Drink a big draught on a hot day and you soon sweat out a goodly portion of it. It had to go all through the body to get from the stomach to the skin. This is the first part of the remedy.
Pure water alone would not enable a person to live 200 years in good health. He must avoid eating food which will leave deposits of animal soil around the kidneys. Too much meat will do this. The system can use but a small proportion of nitrogen which is the chief food part of meat, the fibre is simply waste. This waste begins slowly to deposit here and there some of this foul waste.
*This information was taken from Vitalogy, a real medical book published in 1923. This column is for entertainment only and should not be taken as advice by anyone, ever.