Yfed y dwr: Y Ffynhonnau Hallt a Haearnol
Mae'n ymddangos bod y ffynhonnau hallt yn yr Hen Dy Pwmp a Phwmp Parc y Creigiau yn fanteisiol yn bennaf oherwydd ei gweithredoedd carthol:
General Observations on Saline Waters.
In passing through the various strata of the earth, the water dissolves and takes up its saline constituents. It is laxative, diuretic, and alterative, and is generally found of service in disease of the liver and kidneys, and in a costive habit of body. It has also been considered of value when used in conjunction with the chalybeate, in restoring the health of those who have become debilitated by a residence in a tropical climate, or suffer from scrofulous affections. It greatly increases the processes of secretion and excretion, and thus assists in the elimination from the blood of those morbid matters that are contained in the system.
Y math olaf o ffynnon oedd y Ffynnon Haearnol ym Mharc y Creigiau: oedd yn llawn haearn. Serch hynny, roedd Dr Bowen Davies yn bendant y dylid ei gymryd yn gymedrol, a gyda o leiaf 15 munud rhwng pob gwydraid.
Breakfast should be taken between 8 and 9 a.m. It may consist of coffee, weak tea, cocoa, or milk, with soft boiled eggs, fat bacon, tongue or white fish, bread and butter and dry toast. Hot buttered toast and new rolls should be avoided. Dinner at two p.m., and should consist of good plain food. Soups may be taken in small quantities. Any white fish, mutton, beef and lamb in joints, and chickens are wholesome. Pork or veal, hashes and made dishes of any description, are to be avoided, especially by those who suffer from a weak digestion. Vegetables of most kinds may be taken in moderation; but beware of taking large quantities of potatoes. Pastry and cheese should be partaken of but sparingly, but farinaceous puddings, with fresh fruits, stewed or raw, are decidedly wholesome. Strawberries can be especially recommended.
What to drink, and what to avoid. -
With dinner take one glass of water or mild ale, or a glass or two of claret, or other light wine. Remember that pork is the most indigestible of meats, more so even that veal. Mutton is the most digestible, and next comes beef. Spirits, if not dispenses with altogether - which I should strongly recommend in most cases - should be taken well diluted with water. Raw spirits should never be swallowed by anyone. Children should never be given alcohol in any shape or form, except as a medicine. At an early age they are much better with tea or coffee. Milk is by far the best drink for them. Sugar should be partaken of but sparingly by those suffering from rheumatism or gout. Tea should not be drunk too hot, strong, or in too large a quantity, or late at night. To the immoderate consumption of tea is due in a great measure the large increase of those complaints which are usually termed nervous.
Salt, smoked or spiced meat should be avoided, especially by those suffering from cutaneous diseases. The next and last meal should be taken about seven p.m., and may consist of bread and butter, dry toast, or biscuits, a slice or two of cold meat, tea, claret, or ale. After this take nothing. Tobacco, only of the mildest form, should be smoked in moderation, and then not in the earlier part of the day. "Nightcaps" should be strictly avoided, excepting perhaps by those who, by long habit, have become so accustomed to a nightly glass as to be unable to forego their usual stimulant.