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March 10, 1913





Short Description:

Stefansson talks with Lord Strathcona who ate only eggs, milk, and butter while also skipping lunch and ultimately breakfast.






Vilhjalmur Stefansson

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Intermittent Fasting
Carnivore Diet

Important Text:

"My talk before the Royal Geographical Society was, however, incidental. The main purpose of my visit was to enlist Strathcona's support. My first contacts with him were merely casual occasions for him to use his position as Canada's High Commissioner to expedite the work of the Canadian Arctic Expedition. It was not long, however, before there grew up between the bond of a common interest--an interest in dietary matters. I told him what I had learned. from the Eskimos, and he told me that years ago in Canada he had begun a regimen all his own by skipping lunch and ultimately breakfast too. Then he had begun to wonder why, since he liked some things better than others, he should bother to eat something different on Tuesday when he had liked what he had eaten on Monday better. This led to his questioning what he really did like and, when he got the answer, eating nothing else--eggs, milk, and butter. Although this combination would not have made up my favorite meal, much as I favor butter, the point was that Strathcona and I were in agreement on the feeling that the longer a man ate one complete food exclusively, the more likely he was to relish it.",_1st_Baron_Strathcona_and_Mount_Royal Lord Stratcona died later that winter at the age of 93.


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