Nutrition and Stimulants

Lectures and Extracts by Rudolf Steiner

Compiled and Translated by K. Castelliz and B. Saunders-Davies



This is a fascinating collection of extracts from many different lectures in which Steiner discussed a variety of substances and their effects on the human body, temperaments, thinking, and reporduction. Included are discusstions about coffee, tea, alcohol, nicotine, opium, milk, honey, beetroots, radishes, potatoes, tomatoes, proteins, fats, carbohydrates, sugar, chocolate, and more. There are discussions about meat vs. vegetarian and cooked vs. raw foods, as well as indications for child nutrition and teaching children about nutrition. His spiritual insights are given in a nondogmatic way that can help us understand our own nutrition and relationship to different foods.

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