I took a dog of 3 years old fat and in good health and put it to feed upon

I took a dog of 3 years old fat and in good health

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"I took a dog of 3 years old, fat, and in good health, and put it to feed upon sugar alone… it expired the 32nd day of the experiment" is there any single food that can sustain life? at the time, bone broth was thought to sustain life (cheap, readily available) today we know that bone broth is mostly gelatin and that gelatin alone cannot sustain life today, even with the scientific evidence that bone broth is not life sustaining some people still believe that bone broth is the next best thing it is not bad per say but is very low in vitamins, therefor providing minimal benefits the story of vitamins
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started with the beriberi disease from Sri Lanka (which roughly translates to "I cannot, I cannot") crippling disease interested Dr. Christian Eijkman (1858-1930) at this time, germs were newly discovered and being talked about he investigated beriberi as possibly a "germ" disease and that it could be transmitted to test this took blood from someone who was suffering from beriberi and injected in into chickens with no results (nothing happened) one day he noticed that his chickens were getting sick and showing signs similar to beriberi it was not his injections that had done this because it was long passed the chickens actually recovered from the disease that resembled beriberi when their diet changed from white to brown rice Eijkman concluded incorrectly that the starch in polished rice carries a toxin and the bran carries something that neutralizes the toxin (incorrect interpretation) another researcher discovered that beriberi was a disease of malnutrition and vitamin deficiency the sufferers of beriberi mostly based on a diet of polished rice only 1 out of 10,000 prisoners in Java developed beriberi in the prisons that mostly served brown rice 1 out of 39 developed it in those that served white rice so what is in brown rice that prevents this disease? many years later was discovered that it is the vitamin compound B1 Frederick Gowland Hopkins (1861-1947) 1906 - diets consisting of pure proteins, carbohydrates, fats, minerals, and water fail to support animal growth "accessory food factors" were required simply stated - even if you had a diet that had all the nutrients that at the time were thought to be essential, you were not supported in growth, therefore there must be something else both Eijkman and Hopkins were given the nobel prize for the discovery of what we now know as Vitamin B1 the molecular structure was developed much later they just know that this substance could be isolated from certain foods and used to cure beriberi Casimir Funk (1884-1967) - polish biochemist isolated "anti-beriberi factor" from brown rice and determined it was an "amine" believed that other diseases such as rickets, scurvy, and pellagra were also deficiency diseases coined the term "vitamin" for "vital amines" in 1912 postulated that there existed other diseases that are a result of deficiencies in vitamins
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