Topics

University of Houston

Walt Whitman discovered to be America's first paleo poet

Walt Whitman discovered to be America's first paleo poet

He celebrates rare beef and sings stale bread.

It turns out that Walt Whitman, the legendary "Leaves of Grass" poet who died in 1892, was a very early adopter of the "paleo diet," a trendy food regimen that promotes meat and eschews dairy products, grains and processed foods, according to a series of columns uncovered by a University of Houston graduate student.

NPR talked to the student, Zachary Turpin, who discovered Whitman's advice...

76°