LUIGI CORNARO – A Long Life – How to Love 100 Years – Four Complete Discourses on a Sober Life – Full Version in Full HTML Large Print (Click On Links Below)
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Luigi Cornaro was a Venetian nobleman who lived during the 1400s. His youth was spent indulging in a riotous and excessive lifestyle filled with rich foods and youthful indiscretions. At the age of 35, he became gravely ill and suffered from a number of stomach and bodily maladies that left him in miserable pain, despondancy and a bedridden invalid at death’s door…
His physicians were unable to effect a cure, but instead recommended that he give up all of his former dietary habits and live an abstemious lifestyle, eating only sparingly those gruels and soups generally given to invalids. Their prognosis was grim… there were doubts that he would survive.
Within a year, Cornaro gradually regained his health and was also blessed with a complete alteration of mood and happy elimination of all desire for his former lifestyle. He had become a new man experiencing great joy and contentment. He attributes his turnaround to his new and very limited dietary intake that consisted of 12 ounces of solid food grown in his own gardens at his villa along with 14 ounces of new wine from his vineyards.
His meals mainly consisted of Panado, a nourishing vegetable and bread soup, the occasional yolk of an egg, or a bit of meat or fish consisting of not more than 4 ounces per sitting along with wheat meal whole grain bread.
Along with his dietary constraints, he practiced consistency, moderation and temperance in all things, liberally endowed with charity, love, family and community involvement.
He lived to be almost 100 years without affliction or the usual declines, and died peacefully in his sleep.
He recommended that others choose their own dietary preferences that worked with their own systems, and that temperance and moderation be the most important keys to health.
Mealtimes were extremely pleasurable for him. He found the simple foods to be extraordinarily delicious and satisfying, better than any of the rich gourmet foods of his youth.
It may be important to know that he grew all of his own foods, raised his own animals and had his own vineyard. Therefore everything he ate was wholesome, natural and of the highest quality.
How to Live 100 Years, or Discourses on the Sober Life
Being the Personal Narrative of Luigi Cornaro (1464-1566 A.D.)