Friday, March 22, 2013

Victorian Health

I just wanted to point to this paper on the health, diet etc of the Victorians.  It is fascinating in itself and also in the context of all the discussions of paleo, ancestral health etc.

The paper is

and it was mentioned by Nigel here


Aileen said...

Fascinating, thanks! Just had a meeting for work with Dept of Health re preventative medicine so very timely.

Unknown said...

Very interesting article,I have noted that many of the gravestones of this period in our local village church yards are very frequently recording a life of 70 to 80+ Its as you keep saying, Eat real fresh food get off your bum and lift heavy

Mark said...

Very interesting indeed, and certainly contrary to my Dickensian view of the entire Victorian era.

I could have done without some of the polemics at the end.

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