For Weight Loos
Fucus Vesiculosus Q, 4h. Skin of thighs and legs soft and flabby. Lost upwards of
five pounds weight, without any change in habits or diet, or experiencing any inconvenience
from the use of remedy. Diminution of six pounds in weight (but on continuing the medicine her
embonpoint returned). Diminution of thirty pounds in weight. The resolvent properties are
manifested, and the first intimations of becoming thinner are displayed, from the period
( after two or three septenaries) when the urine becomes affected.
Phytolacca e Baccis Q, 4h. Very helpful remedy to decrease the weight.
In addition to suitable regimen and diet.
If Phytolacca fails to do good after a month's trial give
(1) Amm. Brom. 3x, 8h.
(2) Calc. Carb. 3--6, 4h.
(3) Calc. Ars. 3x, 8h. (A tablespoonful of lemon-juice in a little water, sweetened, may be taken three times a day if it does not disagree.)
Thyroid tablets gr. v. may be given once or twice a day.
Adonis Vernalis 4x, 3h.
Alchemilla, Herba Pulvis 1x, 4h.
Antimonium Crudum 4x, 3h. Getting fat, immense swelling of the whole body, dropsical swelling of the body, incurable dropsy.
Calcium Aceticum 2x, 4h.
Calc Carb 200 daily. For fatty people.
Iodium 30, 4h. OEdematous swelling of the whole body. Dropsical condition. Great weakness.
Avoid the following :--
All fat and fatty meats, pork, goose, duck; all fatty fish as salmon, eels, trout, etc. ; soup; butter, cream, milk, sugar, sweets, pastry, puddings, farinaceous articles - as corn-flour, rice, sago, potatoes, peas, beans, (except French beans), carrots, parsnips, beet-root, sweets ales, porter, stout, port wine, and all sweet wines.
A rapid method of reducing weight is to adoptan exclusive fruit dietary, taking no other food whatever and no drink. This may be arranged by making a breakfast of aranges, luncheon of apples and bananas, tea of oranges, dinner of apples, tomatoes, and bananas. I have sometimes found it useful and practicable to make a modification of this, allowing a breakfast of oranges and tea of the same, with an ordinary lunch and dinner. The amount of fruit taken for a meal will depend on the individual patient. I have found three or four oranges generally suffice for a breakfast.
The following dietary is to be recommended:--
At breakfast and tea-time:- Tea or black coffee without sugar.
Dry, toasted wheaten bread, especially brown bread, or plain hard biscuits; gluten biscuits; lean meat, poultry, game, lean ham, tongue; fish, not of the rich kinds, and eaten without rich sauce of butter, but with lemon-juice or vinegar; eggs; green vegetables, cresses, lettuces, endive; fresh fruits but not of the highly saccharine kind.
During lunch and dinner:- No drink should be taken, but one or two glasses of fresh water at starting. Avoid the water after lunch and dinner.