Entries by Theo Taban

OPEN LETTER ON BEING OVERWEIGHT (FOURTH EDITION, 1869)

Banting Letter on Corpulence – In Today’s English By Candice Spence| August 2nd, 2017 OPEN LETTER ON BEING OVERWEIGHT by WILLIAM BANTING 1869 and modernised by Jay Pillay, 2017 Original Cover OPEN LETTER ON BANTING By WILLIAM BANTING FOURTH EDITION (1869) WITH A PREFACE BY THE AUTHOR MUCH INFORMATION FROM CORRESPONDENTS AND EVIDENCE CONFIRMING THE BENEFIT OF […]

Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public

Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public (Fourth Edition, May 1869) By William Banting https://www.seleneriverpress.com/historical/letter-on-corpulence-addressed-to-the-public/ Summary: William Banting was an overweight British undertaker who by the mid-1800s had tried all the popular prescriptions for weight loss of his day, without success. Then his physician recommended he try abstaining from starches and sweets (i.e., processed carbohydrates). […]

Best wishes for 2014

Dear Friends Best wishes for 2014 for you and your friends and family! Yesterday I saw the film Mandela. After the first 5 min I braced myself saying “I’m not going to enjoy this” but I was wrong. It was so insightful and such an inspiration. It is historically accurate and very well told.  It […]

Are you religious?

If you asked me 5 years ago “Are your son’s religious?” I would probably have said “Hell no – I hate religion and so do they”. If you asked me that question a year ago I would have been a bit wiser and responded “It depends on what you mean by ‘religious’.”