A slender restricted diet is always dangerous in chronic diseases, and also in acute diseases, where it is not requisite. And again, a diet brought to the extreme point of attenuation is dangerous; and repletion, when in the extreme, is also dangerous.
Bodies not properly cleansed, the more you nourish the more you injure.
It is easier to fill up with drink than with food.
An article of food or drink which is slightly worse, but more palatable, is to be preferred to such as are better but less palatable.
If one give to a person in fever the same food which is given to a person in good health, what is strength to the one is disease to the other.