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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Da Vinci Is Everywhere

Leonardo Da Vinci, considered to be one of the greatest creative minds of all time, lived a pretty darn good life. Born a bastard, his talents led him to be supported and befriended by many of the most powerful men of his time. He wasn't just one of history's greatest artists, he was also one of history's greatest engineers. The man pretty much mastered whatever he put his mind to. Much admired, not just for his huge intellect, but also for his handsomeness, his physical strength, and his singing voice, the guy pretty much had it figured out. If that doesn't make you green, he also had a heart, his love for animals the reason for his vegetarianism. He died at 67 years of age, which in 15th century Italy probably equates to 90 now.

If there are guys like this walking around, why do we even bother? Well, take heart, you too can live the way Leonardo lived because he left his secret in his notebooks, and it's finally been published.

Da Vinci’s Prescription for Life (reprinted from Dave Dewitt's Da Vinci’s Kitchen: A Secret History of Italian Cuisine) :

If you want to be healthy observe this regime.
Do not eat when you have no appetite, and dine lightly,
Chew well, and whatever you take into you
Should be well-cooked and of simple ingredients
He who takes medicine is ill advised.
Beware anger and avoid stuffy air.
Stay standing a while when you get up from a meal.
Make sure you do not sleep at midday.
Let your wine be mixed with water, take little and often,
Not between meals, not on an empty stomach.
Neither delay nor prolong your visit to the toilet.
If you take exercise, let it not be too strenuous.
Do not lie with your stomach upward and your head
Downward. Be well covered at night,
And rest your head and keep your mind cheerful.
Avoid wantonness and keep to this diet.
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