Adelle Davis
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"Daisie Adelle Davis", popularly known as "Adelle Davis", was an United States/American author and nutritionist who became well known as an advocate for specific nutritional stances such as unprocessed food and vitamin supplementation. She gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s with widespread media attention and became the most recognized nutritionist in the country. Despite her popularity, she was heavily criticized by her peers for many recommendations she made that were not supported by the scientific literature, some of which were considered dangerous.

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As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.

Nutrition . . . has been kicked around like a puppy that cannot take care of itself. Food faddists and crackpots have kicked it pretty cruelly . . .

Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper.

We are indeed much more than what we eat, but what we eat can nevertheless help us to be much more than what we are.

If this country is to survive, the best-fed-nation myth had better be recognized for what it is: propaganda designed to produce wealth but not health.

To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party.

Thousands upon thousands of persons have studied disease. Almost no one has studied health.