Posted by Paul Guthrie on September 28, 2001
In Reply to: "You are what you eat" posted by Dave on September 27, 2001
: Where did this phrase originate from? And what is its meaning?
: Thanks, Dave
'You Are What You Eat' is the title of a book by Victor H Lindlahr published in 1940 by the National Nutrition Society Inc. New York.
Dr. Victor Lindlahr was a Chicago-based physician who began discussing dietary matters on coast to coast radio from 1929 onwards.
From the book:
"Your body is composed of, and lives on, certain basic chemical substances. To be healthy, it must constantly receive new supplies of these. If replacements of these essential materials are not provided, in correct proportions and amounts, by the food you eat, then you are in trouble! Your body tissues cannot behave as they should. The result will be abnormal conditions you call them symptoms of disease. That is Nature's rule!"
A picture of the book currently here: