Changing Eating Habits.
Gayelord Hauser was the author of several influential books on health in the 1950s, most notably Look Younger, Live Longer (1950) and Be Happier, Be Healthier (1952). Other nutrition experts questioned the value of Hauser's advice, and he was investigated by the federal government several times. His ideas on diet, however, undoubtedly affected the eating habits of many Americans during the decade.
Hauser immigrated to the United States from Germany when he was sixteen years old. He contracted tuberculosis of the hip, and doctors predicted he would be crippled for life. At a doctor's recommendation he turned to "food science" as a source of therapy, and after a few weeks of salads, soups, and fruit juices he was cured permanently. From then on Hauser was devoted to studying the healing properties of food. He traveled to Europe and studied under a...
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