In Defense of Food

Dr. Kellogg and the Crusade Against Protein

Clip: Episode 1 | 2m 54s

In the early 20th century, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg attracted health-seekers to his famed Sanitarium in Battle Creek, Michigan. To combat what he considered the toxic effects of protein foods like meat, he prescribed all-grape diets and yogurt enemas. And to give Americans a carbohydrate-based alternative to the bacon-and-egg breakfast, he and his brother Will invented the flaked cereal.

Aired: 12/08/15

Rating: NR

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