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An unqualified German dietician, who sprang to fame in the early 1950"s after the publication of his book "Look Younger, Live Longer" became a best-seller. His disciples included the rich and famous including the Duchess of Windsor, Baron Philippe de Rothchild and Gloria Swanson.
His book listed "wonder" foods such as skimmed milk, yoghurt, and blackstrap molasses. The latter was meant to have the power of helping to cure insomnia, menopause troubles, nervousness, baldness and low blood pressure - quite an undertaking (he also claimed it would restore grey hair to its original colour).
He was strictly vegetarian, believing we should eat "living" foods not "dead" ones.