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The Return to Nature; Or, a Defence of the Vegetable Regimen with Some Account of an Experiment Made During the Last Three or Four Years in the Author's Family (Paperback) Loot Price: R326
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The Return to Nature; Or, a Defence of the Vegetable Regimen with Some Account of an Experiment Made During the Last Three or...

The Return to Nature; Or, a Defence of the Vegetable Regimen with Some Account of an Experiment Made During the Last Three or Four Years in the Author's Family (Paperback)

John Frank Newton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 Excerpt: ...and forbidden fruit; these, and many more, are the productions of our West India Islands. What an elegant table has nature laid for the happy inhabitants What health might they enjoy, sua si bona norint adopt a meat diet, they will certainly suffer more from the change than they otherwise would have done." The very contrary of this remark is, I conceive, what would happen. The stomach is so fortified by the general increase of health, that a person thus nourished is enabled to bear what one whose humours are less pure may sink under. The children of our family can each of them eat a dozen or eighteen walnuts for supper without the most trifling indigestion, an experiment which those who feed their children in the usual manner would consider it adventurous to attempt. So also the Irish porters in London bear their alteration of diet successfully, and owe much of their actual vigour to the vegetable food of their forefathers, and to their own, before they emigrated from Ireland, where in all probability they did not taste meat half a dozen times in the year. I have heard it objected, in the third place, that " If meat were not proper food for us, we should not in all probability be so inclined to use it, nor would the flavour be so agreeable to us: and that if we cannot bear to eat it until it has undergone certain preparations, still it is our nature to be ingenious, and to adapt our processes, whether culinary or any other, to our occasions." The custom of flesh eating, as much as that of covering our persons with clothes, appears to have arisen from the migration of man into The inhabitants of the South Sea Isles, who have not yet given into this custom, go to the river twice a day and wash themselves from head to foot. How much more pleas...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: John Frank Newton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 34
ISBN-13: 978-1-236-17073-6
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-236-17073-3
Barcode: 9781236170736

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