The Natural Diet of Man

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Coastalfields Press, 2006 - 400 pages

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Page 221 - To inclose his body, and his soul expel. Ill customs by degrees to habits rise, 111 habits soon become exalted vice : What more advance can mortals make in sin, So near perfection, who with blood begin ? Deaf to the calf that lies beneath the knife, Looks up, and from her butcher begs her life...
Page 256 - ... and he will be regarded as a benefactor of his race who shall teach man to confine himself to a more innocent and wholesome diet. Whatever my own practice may be, I have no doubt that it is a part of the destiny of the human race, in its gradual improvement, to leave off eating animals, as surely as the savage tribes have left off eating each other when they came in contact with the more civilized.
Page 222 - Not so the golden age, who fed on fruit, Nor durst with bloody meals their mouths pollute. Then birds in airy space might safely move, And timorous hares on heaths securely rove ; Nor needed fish the guileful hooks to fear, For all was peaceful, and that peace sincere.
Page 339 - ... in view of the fact that no absolute physiological need exists for meat, since the proteins of meat can be replaced by other proteins of animal origin, such as those contained in milk, cheese and eggs, as well as by proteins of vegetable origin.
Page 77 - Armsby, yet even by this estimate it will be seen that the poor cow is twice as efficient, and the good milk cow more than three times as efficient as the beef steer in the conservation of energy in the food supply. Considering the whole length of life of the animal...
Page 235 - The great advantage we have over them is that they cannot, like us, bear hunger, thirst, heat, nor cold. They must have fine bread, wine, and warm houses. Every herb and root satisfies our hunger, water supplies the want of wine, and every tree is to us a warm house.
Page 234 - ... they were afterwards, when diseases were increased, and more complicated by the various inventions of luxury. Porphyry, a Platonic philosopher of the third century, — a man of great talents and learning, and of very extensive research and observation, — investigated the subject of human diet with great care and diligence. He says : " The ancient Greeks lived entirely on the fruits of the earth.
Page 167 - ... parasites, known as trichinae, are invisible to the naked eye and can be discovered only by microscopic inspection ; that such inspection is untrustworthy and does not in all cases give assurance that the particular meat inspected and approved is free from parasites; that no system of inspection is known by science by which the presence of trichinae can be detected with certainty in all cases ; and that the only sure method of eliminating the danger is to thoroughly cook the meat at a temperature...
Page 280 - My own experience," he writes, "provides an example of a race unsurpassed in perfection of physique and in freedom from disease in general...
Page 234 - ... their course of life better than that of other men; and they entirely addict themselves to husbandry. It also deserves our admiration, how much they exceed all other men that addict themselves to virtue, and this in righteousness; and indeed to such a degree, that as it hath never appeared among any other men, neither Greeks nor barbarians, no, not for a little time, so hath it endured a long while among them.

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Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, M.D., founder of modern nutritional science.

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