‘Leafy greens – six times a day – NO OIL’ – the recommended diet for 2014 & for 1874

Better than any ‘Holiday TV’.

2014 is almost here.

In just 80 minutes you will know more about preventing heart disease & other chronic medial conditions than most medical doctors do.

Is it ‘composing resolutions time’?

The key message -

“I want patients to eat leafy greens six times a day – and NO OIL.”

Dr. Caldwell B. Esselstyn, Jr.

Dr. Esselstyn’s leading choices are arugula, chard, kale, spinach, beets, beet greens and bok choy.

Dr. Esselstyn has followed a vegan diet himself for more than 26 years. 

DR. ESSELSTYN’S NUTRITION TIPS – from – http://www.pcrm.org/kickstarthome/celebrity/esselstyn/

1) The dietary changes that helped my patients over the past 20 years can help you, too. They can make you immune to heart attacks. Don’t eat meat, poultry, fish, or dairy products. Eat a wonderful variety of veggies, legumes, whole grains, and fruits.

2) Coronary artery disease is preventable. Even after it is underway, its progress can be stopped, its insidious effects reversed. The key lies in nutrition—specifically, in abandoning the toxic American diet and maintaining cholesterol levels well below those historically recommended.

3) Here’s a benefit of a plant-based diet that you might not have expected: For the rest of your life, you will never again have to count calories or worry about your weight.

4) There is nothing radical about a plant-based diet. It’s about as mainstream as you can get. For billions of people, it is standard fare, and heart disease and many other chronic ailments are almost unknown.

5) All the cardiovascular interventional procedures carry considerable risk of morbidity, including new heart attacks, strokes, infections, and, for some, an inevitable loss of cognition. By contrast, the benefits of a plant-based diet actually grow with time. The longer you follow it, the healthier you will be.

Q & A on his main website – http://www.heartattackproof.com/qanda.htm

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……back to 1874 – ……just 140 years ago

Russell Thacher Trall recommended almost the same diet as Dr. Esselstyn to his patients who were – heart blocked, cancerous & diabetic etc.

Trall was an American health reformer and physician, born in Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, 5 August, 1812; died in Florence, New Jersey, 23 September, 1877.

He was a co-founder of the first American Vegetarian Society in 1850.

In 1874 he published :

THE

HYGEIAN HOME COOK-BOOK;

OR, HEALTHFUL AND

PALATABLE FOOD WITHOUT CONDIMENTS.

This was America’s very first ‘vegan’ cookbook – containing recipes -

‘……without the employment of milk, sugar, salt, yeast, acids, alkalies, grease, or condiments of any kind.’

Trall stated that ‘for a dozen years’ – they had left these out of the diet at his health centre.

grease = both liquid & solid vegetable oils / fats.

See these pages….

HYG1

HYG2

HYG3

You can read the entire book here - https://archive.org/stream/hygeianhomecookb00tral#page/n5/mode/2up

Trall was in regular contact with Elizabeth & William Horsell & the other the London UK vegans of the 1850s & 1860s.

They exchanged material.

Trall edited the US editions of some of their books.

They sold & distributed each other’s books & pamphlets.

About the Horsells – https://www.happycow.net/blog/london-vegans-meeting-in-1856-elizabeth-and-william-horsell-plus-many-of-their-friends/

The Ernest Bell Library has a very nice original copy of the 1888 second edition of ‘The Hygeian Home Cook-book’  – the image of the front cover is posted below.

We also have a wonderful & much used shelf of original books, magazines & advertizing material by Trall.

THE

HYGEIAN HOME COOK-BOOK

OR, HEALTHFUL AND

PALATABLE FOOD WITHOUT CONDIMENTS.

R. T. TRALL, M. D.

NEW AND REVISED EDITION

1884

 HYGCover

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Russell Thacher Trall’s – autographed 1860s Carte de Visite – the original is in The Ernest Bell Library.

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About the photographer – Fernando Dessaur – http://forgottenfacesandlongagoplaces.blogspot.hk/2013/02/fashionable-friday-1860s-new-york-city.html

About The Ernest Bell Library – http://www.happycow.net/blog/remembering-vegetarian-pioneers-henry-s-salt-ernest-bell/

See here – http://www.vegsource.com/john-davis/the-first-vegan-cookbook—new-york-1874.html – for even more about Russell Thacher Trall from John Davis.

The answers!

Arugula

Arugula

Commonly known as salad rocket, roquette, rucola, rugula, colewort, or, in the United States, arugula – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eruca_sativa

chard

Chard

Also known by its many common names such as Swiss chard,silverbeet, perpetual spinach, spinach beet, crab beet, bright lights, seakale beet, and mangold. In South Africa, it is simply called spinach. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chard

kale

Kale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kale

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Spinach

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spinach

Beets

Beets & Beet Greens

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beets

Bok choy

Bok choy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bok_choy

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About John Edmundson

Working to promote vegan businesses since 1978. Henry S. Salt Archive - researcher & fundraiser. The Humanitarian League - researcher & fundraiser. The Ernest Bell Library - archive manager. Collecting & republishing historical material of vegetarianism and other humanitarian movements. Running the 'Hum-an-imal Badge Co.'.
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