Poet Walt Whitman promoted a paleo diet, his once lost series reveals


In 1858, when Walt Whitman sat down to write a manifesto on healthy living, he came up with advice that might not seem out of place in an infomercial today.

"Let the main part of the diet be meat, to the exclusion of all else,"Whitman wrote, sounding more than a little paleo. As for the feet, he recommended that the comfortable shoes "now specially worn by base-ball players" - sneakers, if you will - be "introduced for general use," and he offered warnings about the dangers of inactivity that could have been.....

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