MH - is the Dr. Jackson the story below? I did an internet search and found the roman meal website.
"Bread was the Matthaei family’s calling when they opened a bakery in Marburg, Germany, in 1686. In 1872, master baker Henry Matthaei moved to Kansas City where he opened a bakery. And, following family tradition, his son, William, also became a master baker.
When the Kansas City bakery merged with others, William struck out on his own — moving to Tacoma, Washington. There he built a bakery that eventually became the most dominant in Southwest Washington. Around 1912, an ailing physician named Robert Jackson moved from Victoria, British Columbia, to Tacoma to seek medical care. An avid historian, Dr. Jackson was fascinated with accounts of the legions of ancient Rome. He discovered that on a daily ration of two pounds of wheat or rye, these foot soldiers had the strength and stamina to conquer the world.
Following the example of these early empire builders, he set out to improve his health by modifying his diet and conditioning his body, so based on the early diet of the Roman legionnaires, he developed Dr. Jackson’s Roman Health Meal. It was a hot breakfast cereal of whole grain wheat, rye, bran, and flaxseed. Not only did it correct his vitamin and mineral deficiency, but the cereal provided an effective prescription for many of his patients.
The demand became so great, Dr. Jackson had to set up a small factory in Tacoma just to keep up. In 1927, William Matthaei purchased the Roman Meal Company from Dr. Jackson, keeping its headquarters in Tacoma. Combining his baking skills with Dr. Jackson’s formulation, William Matthaei developed Roman Meal bread with its outstanding quality and nutritional value. Since then, people across the nation—and the world—have become familiar with Roman Meal.
In 2015, the Roman Meal Company sold the Roman Meal trademark for breads and buns in the U.S. and its territories, and in Mexico, Canada, Bermuda, and the Bahamas to Flowers Foods in Thomasville, Georgia. Flowers Foods has been a licensed baker of Roman Meal for more than 40 years.
The Roman Meal Company in Tacoma today is still owned and run by the Matthaei family. Its focus is on licensing Roman Meal bread and buns in Hawaii and Guam and building the brand for other Roman Meal products in Japan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia."
Now the ingredients for the bread are =
Coarse Whole Wheat Flour, Water, Yeast, Sugar, Vital Wheat Gluten, Enriched Flour [Wheat Flour, Malted Barley Flour, Niacin, Ferrous Sulfate (Iron), Thiamine Mononitrate (Vitamin B1), Riboflavin (Vitamin B2), Folic Acid], Whole Grain Wheat Flakes, Calcium Sulfate, Whole Grain Rye Flakes, Soybean Oil, Honey, Salt, Dough Conditioners (Contains One or More of the Following: Monoglycerides, Ethoxylated Mono-and Diglycerides, DATEM, Enzymes, Ascorbic Acid), Molasses, Calcium Propionate (Mold Inhibitor), Whole Ground Flaxseed, Calcium Carbonate, Monocalcium Phosphate, Yeast Nutrient (Ammonium Sulfate), Vitamin D, Soy Lecithin.
I had breakfast a couple hours before I went to the library and went online, so I guess that I'm in the zone today. When I woke up today, I had oatmeal, chia seeds, honey, pure maple syrup, some coconut oil, and a lot of spices. It was wonderful.
I have also had a few acorns, cold leached in different changes of water every 24 hours, a couple months back. Mine took about a month and a half to have the water turn clear so they were edible. The ones I have been eating were getting run over in a parking lot across from a church that I donated food to on a paid off work holiday in August for Labor day. I was collecting them for the squirrels that I leave apples and other produce on my balcony and and I had always wanted to try acorns as well. I also saw acorn starch at a Asian/ Oriental food store a couple months back as well. Koreans and Native Americans still consume acorns regularly. The tree lives between 150 to 500 years, and there is one in England that within a few decades is about 2000 years old, so I am trying to include it in my diet. As it is free, and there are a lot of oaks where I live. You can't eat acorns raw, but can triple boil the acorns in changes of hot water each time. But only change from hot water, to hot water. Changing from hot to cold water will lock in the tannins and cause kidney trouble. When the snow thaws, I want to collect a lot more and try to have a few friends try them. I taught nine friends in 2017 foraging in the woods, at least an hour lesson, which is the most ever in one year. I write the fifty five plants that I know of, trees on one side, smaller plants on the other, on a piece of cardboard and give it to them so it is durable and long lasting.