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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1912, Image 2',
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AlPxny Kfe I have been an ad
vocate of the vegetarian diet,"
she remarked -to me, "but it was
not until eight years ago that I
"n ,,., fr...,i tuL t started on a diet of raw vegeta7
Do you feel equal to ,-e Weattd ftnits. Since then I havfc
at, t i- ; ,r i;-,' ever-known a sick moment I
Now, I leave it to you if that. -. .- .. . v., dnin1vfft
sand miles between N$w York
and. Chicago, that I ws going to
tramp along the whole day with
her she asked with a twinkle
wasn't a pretty rough question to
put to a man. Cduld I, an ablg-
J bodied masculine person in gpod
health, be equal to a day's .walk
f with a WOMAN? x
So I said, 'Oh, yes," in a con
fident, superior way and'
... We started, Day had just
"One feels so much more re
freshed earjy inline morning,"
, explained Mrs. Beach, as a sort of
t v apology to me for starting so"
It was raining. The roads were
in fearful condition and it seemed
every time I took a step I seejmed
to sip back half the distance. But
' Mts. Beach didn't seem to mind
either that or ,the 50-nifle gale
that was blowing into our faces.
She swung along with an easy,
graceful stride, swinging her
crooked caqe sometimes, at oth
ers, jabbing it into the soft earth.
cofiyincte mv friends and the
wtfrld at" large thatsolely 5h a
diet of taw foods onecanaccotn-k
plish great things.
."Meat eating, in my mind, is
the cause of much human tonhap
piness. It overtaxes the diges
tive organs, brings about afeel-
ling of immediate depressiori that
is never ieit-oy muse wno cat
vegetables and f rtiit, and leads -to
sickness. It is a fact that cancer , $
andsother dread diseases are un
known among those people who
do not eat meat."
I welcomed the arrival o'f the
automobile carrying Mrs. Beach's
maid and man who are accom
panying her on the trip. They
brpught . her breakfast--orange
juice and three prunes.
"I never eat anything "uppn
starting my journey," Mrs.
Beach tpld me 'as we started
Tins IS WHAT MRS. BEACH EATS:
Fruits Apples, oranges, raisins, figs, bananas.
Vegetables--Cabbage, onions, dandelions spinach, toma-
toes, cucumbers, asparagus. (She flavors all vegetables with
chopped onions and adds French dressing.) "
"v Cereals Ground wheat, ground oats, ground rice, ground
barley. (She flavors this with orange juicer mashed bananas.)
i She drinks rieither tea, coffee nor cocoa.but makVs a special
brew of wild sose leaves, which she says is very refreshing and
J good for the complexion. She sweetens this with honey or maple
syrup, never using sugar. -