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 “BANTING,” THE DIETARY SYSTEM WHICH HE RECOMMENDED TO THE PUBLIC PUBLISHED BY HARRISON, 59, PALL MALL, LONDON

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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). When Banting promptly dropped 35 pounds in a few months, he was inspired to inform the public of his success in the form of this pamphlet. Banting’s publication sparked a rage of successful low-carb dieting across Europe and America that would span the next century. Unbeknownst to most modern nutritionists and weight loss “experts,” low-carb dieting in the Banting mode was commonly recommended in early-twentieth-century textbooks on medicine, obesity, and endocrinology. It wasn’t until the 1960s, with the emergence of the notion that eating saturated fat leads to heart disease—a hypothesis that remains unproven to this day—that low-carb diets fell out of favor. Here the author presents and comments on the fourth edition of his famous letter, by which time he had heard from countless readers confirming the effectiveness of his diet. Published by Harrison and Sons, London, 1869. Read more

Best wishes for 2014

yorke websiteDear 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 spans about 75 years of his life and it 120 min long so it had to leave a great deal out. It spoke to me about my call and my purpose. We are never too old – we all have time on our side! It is a story of great grace and great endurance in the face of the worst of humanity.  

In addition this email is to:

– Introduce you to my developing website:

The Good Way and The Daniel Plan will become the focus of my work in the next few years. The day before Christmas I got the book with the title “The Daniel Plan”. I cannot recommend it more highly. It is a book for everyone who cares about their health, the health of their family and neighbour. It is written in the context of America but the principals of Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends are universal. It is available in most book shops and on Amazon. I will share more about my plans for both The Good Way and The Daniel Plan in a week or two.

– Share a TED Talk link:   Boyd Varty: What I learned from Nelson Mandela

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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’.”

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