An article by economist Mark Thornton on government prohibitions against raw milk reminded me of my youth. Over six decades ago in southern California, my physician was Francis Pottenger, the nutritionist.
As part of my diet, I was required to drink certified raw milk. I still recall the brand: Roger Jessup.
He had me on a diet of red meat, steamed vegetables, eggs, and whole grain cereal cooked overnight. I was allowed no white flour products. I was allowed one scoop of ice cream per week as treat. He had my mother buy Adelle Davis’ book, Let’s Cook It Right (1948). She still has a first edition copy.
I became healthy within 18 months, and I have remained healthy ever since. Apart from an occasional bout with the flu every few years, and maybe one cold per year, my only problem medically in the last 45 years was a gall bladder operation a decade ago.