Naturopaths, Medicine, and the Creation of T.R. Allinson’s Health Food Empire, 1880-1920

Algo de historia sobre la “Medicina Natural” y las dietas vegetarianas, mitos y falacias más antiguas que la propia ciencia…


By Julie Barzilay

Alongside their evolving commentary on universities and professions, the U.S. News & World Report recently released a ranking of the “Top 35 Diets,” with input from 22 health experts. In first place was the “DASH Diet” – a government-endorsed “dietary approach to stop hypertension;” followed by the TLC Diet, a Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes plan created by the National Institutes of Health; and the Mayo Clinic Diet, which explains how to make healthy eating a lifelong habit. Lower on the list are diets created and endorsed by weight loss companies (Jenny Craig, Weight Watchers) and lower still are the Vegetarian Diet, Vegan Diet, Raw Food Diet, and Paleo Diet. The amalgam of competing voices reflected in these different guidelines – medical institutions, commercial entities, and nostalgic homages to the way our species has fed itself – embody the complex and heterogeneous landscape of health and dietary advice in…

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