Early life[ edit ] Salisbury was born in Scott, New Yorkin He joined the New York Geological Survey as an assistant chemist, was promoted in to principal chemist, and remained in this position until He earned his medical degree from Albany Medical College inand a Master's degree from Schenectady College in He was elected a member of the American Antiquarian Society in Salisbury was one of the earliest health food faddists and taught that diet was the main determinant of health.
He believed that human dentition demonstrated that humans were meant to eat meat, and sought to limit vegetables, fruit, starchesand fats to one-third of the diet. It was introduced in Salisbury saw beef as an excellent defense against many different physical problems.
He suggested that Salisbury steak should be eaten three times a day, with much hot water to cleanse the digestive fogyás salisbury md.
He was an early American proponent of a low-carbohydrate diet for weight lossand he promoted his diet for that purpose. His diet became known as the "Salisbury diet".
It has been described as an early example of a fad diet. Its name caught on partly because World War I inspired a movement in English-speaking nations to avoid German-sounding terms such as "hamburger".