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Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat: Cookin' with Mother Nature

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First published in 1974 and even more relevant today, a natural and whole foods guide the voice of black consciousness, cultural icon Dick Gregory, the incomparable satirist, human rights and environmental activist, health advocate, social justice champion, and author of the NAACP Image Award–winning Defining Moments in Black History: Reading Between the Lies and the classic bestseller Nigger: An Autobiography.

Written with Dick Gregory’s irreverent wit and informed by his deep intelligence, Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat is for real people who are concerned about their health and wellness. Gregory offers an enlightening introduction to natural foods, and offers a wickedly amusing and informative assessment of how our modern diet damages the human digestive tract, and raises our consciousness about the political power of food.

Gregory argues that how you treat yourself and your body reflects how you treat others. He discusses various fasts and the ones he’s done for both political and health reasons, hunger in America, navy beans, and how Americans are changing the way they eat—the beginning of a movement in the 1970s that is still felt today. He offers suggestions on diets to help you gain or lose pounds and offers advice on natural substitutes for favorite alcoholic drinks. You are what you eat—with Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet for Folks Who Eat you can laugh your way to better health.

ISBN-13: 9780062981417

Media Type: Paperback

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Date: 06-08-2021

Pages: 224

Product Dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Richard “Dick” Claxton Gregory was an African American comedian, civil rights activist, and cultural icon who first performed in public in the 1950s. He was on Comedy Central’s list of “100 Greatest Stand-Ups” and was the author of fourteen books, most notably the bestselling classic Nigger: An Autobiography. A hilariously authentic wisecracker and passionate fighter for justice, Gregory is considered one of the most prized comedians of our time. He and his beloved wife, Lil, have ten kids.

Table of Contents

1 Warning: The Author Has Determined That Not Reading the Following Pages Is Dangerous to Your Health 1

2 From Omnivore to Fruitarian in Seven Short Years 9

3 On Being Fruit-Full and Multiplying 29

4 The Body Owner's Manual 39

5 Food or Somethin' to Eat? 63

6 The American Diet-Myths and Realities 75

7 Fasting: Mother Nature's Mr. Clean 97

8 Mother Nature's Medicare 117

9 Dick Gregory's Weight On/Weight Off Natural Diet 129

10 Mother Nature's Mothers-and Their Offspring 151

11 Dick Gregory's Questions and Answers for Folks with Special Problems and Interests Who Eat 159

12 Dick Gregory's Natural Diet for Pets and Plants Who Eat 169

13 Cookin' with Mother Nature 185

Acknowledgments 193

Bibliography 195

Index 201