Paleo Diet of 1916

The idea that we'd all be healthier if we lived and ate like the cave man did has been around a long time. It long predates the current "paleo diet" trend.

For instance, back in 1916, the makers of Nujol wanted everyone to believe that if you pooped a lot, like the cave man did, you'd be a model of health. Nujol was basically raw petroleum, which is why it was sold by the Standard Oil company. It's name meant "New Oil." Read more of Nujol's history here.

Source: Oregon Daily Journal - Sep 21, 1916

     Posted By: Alex - Sat Dec 12, 2015
     Category: Medicine | 1910s

THIS is why gas prices are so high today??? We ate up all our reserves?
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 12/12/15 at 09:41 AM
Don't worry Expat, it was all pooped back out and flushed to sea, which is why most oil wells are now offshore! 😊
Posted by Captain DaFt on 12/12/15 at 06:33 PM
So eat Vaseline for constipation? Mix in some Hershey's syrup and swallow it right down. 😛
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/12/15 at 10:25 PM
I have read that fighter pilots in WWI got diarrhoea from the fumes of the castor oil used in the engine. If you are interested, here is how to start a pup.

Note how the whole engine is turning around a fixed crankshaft.
Posted by BMN on 12/13/15 at 11:41 AM
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