“Experts”, 2014: chew your food 100 times. New “smart phone” counts your bites.
“The Great Masticator”, Horace Fletcher (1849-1919), “chew your food 100 times”.
Back in 1963, when I was a beatnik-in-training, I spent summers in Lowell, Vermont with Greenwich Village artists at their almost-abandoned old farm house, soaking up the atmosphere and culture.
Back then, they were into brown rice and other exotics, and advised my friend and me to chew our food 100 times in order to calm our chakras, or something. We were ten, and quickly grew too bored to practice that, so we said to hell with it, and went fishing.
If they’d let us try it on the peyote buttons they had shipped up by the crate from Mexico it might have been a different story, but alas, even beatniks had rules for children.