by Michael Ashworth, Ph.D.
June 13, 2007
In the early part of this century, John Harvey Kellogg gained a reputation both as a nutritionist and a sexual advisor. The foods that JHK created (including the now-famous corn flakes) were designed to promote health and decrease interest in sex.
Mr. Kellogg thought sex was the ultimate abomination and remained celibate even in marriage. Masturbation was the worst sin imaginable to him. He believed it led to leprosy, tuberculosis, heart disease, epilepsy, dimness of vision, insanity, idiocy, and death. He also preached that masturbation led to bashfulness in some people, unnatural boldness in others, a fondness for spicy foods, round shoulders, and acne. That’s quite a list!
As we all know now, there are most definitely foods that promote health, but none in particular that decrease interest in sex or masturbation. So, you can eat all the corn flakes you want, and have good, safe sex!