A Victorian guide to healthy living
Posted July 27, 2010 9:32 am by Shelby Bunyan
This book is a fascinating look at the health advice given out by a Dr. Thomas Allinson in the 19th century. Allinson was well ahead of the times he practiced and wrote in.
He advocated vegetarianism and the need for a well balanced diet without processed food. At a time where smoking was thought by the majority of doctors to be good for you, he saw the dangers and advised against it. He was also a supporter of woman’s rights.
Brown bread was a very important part of his diet and so his name, Allinson, is even today well known in households. This book includes some of his wholesome recipes in which he advocates the vegetarian diet and the use of wholemeal flour. Stop by the library and take a look at this fascinating book.
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