Counsels on Diet and Foods Author:Ellen G. White When Ellen G White in 1864 began to speak and write on proper nutrition and a way of living that took into account nature's laws, average life expectancy in the US was 32 years: meals, served three, four, or five times a dat, were highly spiced, heavy with meats, rich gravies, fried foods, and a vast array of pastries loaded with sugar and fat. ... more » Milk was often supplied by cows poorly cared for and sometimes tuberculous. Testing was unknown, and pasteurization was decades away. Except for salting and drying, the science of food preservation was still future.
It was in this climate that Ellen White, with a pen dipped in the wisdom and knowledge of the Designer of the human form, and the Author of the nature's laws, called for a dietary program that was simple, healthful, nutritious, and appetizing.
To this end, whe spoke for fifty years, writing her views in articles, books and personal correspondence. Nutritionists today are aware of people's resistance to changes in their diet. Yet Ellen White succeeded in changing the dietary practices of hundreds of thousands who today profitably follow these counsels, now well supported by scientific research.
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