Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences

Journal of Nutrition & Food Sciences
Open Access

ISSN: 2155-9600

Daniel Droixhe

Department of Oncology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium

  • Short Communication   
    Food and Cancer Paduan Diets in Early Modern Times
    Author(s): Daniel Droixhe*

    From the last third of the thirteenth century, an extensive literature of consilia developed in Italy. This ‘epistemic genre’ has been widely studied by Nancy G. Siraisi.A second investigator, Marilyn Nicoud, specifies that the genre ‘belongs to a class of texts which are clearly identified, particular and autonomous, even if it maintains close and sometimes ambiguous links with other genres, especially with diets and recipes for health’. ‘Generally, the consilia deal with a particular patient and a disease for which a physician from whom the advice has been sought proposes in writing specific types of care, often organized into three distinct parts: after a description of the symptoms allowing the formulation of a diagnosis (the casus), the treatmentconsists in a diet which is based on the ‘six non-natural things’ (diatea), followed by therap.. Read More»

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