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An endorsement of fasting

An endorsement of fasting

Whanganui man Lloyd Jones was one of the most enthusiastic followers of the fasting regime advocated by American Edward Hooker Dewey. Jones published a response to Dewey's The no-breakfast plan and the fasting cure in this work, A plea for health reform. While weight loss was a major goal, fasting was believed by followers to cure a range of health conditions.

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Caroline Daley, 'Body shape and dieting - Changing attitudes to diet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/document/41394/an-endorsement-of-fasting (accessed 22 June 2021)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 5 Sep 2013