Adelle Davis Biography Add BookAs I see it every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.
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.
Adelle Davis (1904-1974) was trained in dietetics and nutrition at the University of California at Berkeley, and got an M.S. degree in biochemistry from the University of Southern California in 1938.
Davis's most popular book was Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit.
We at CureZone consider her books too old - there are many other books that have much better suggestions!
During her life, Adelle Davis was under attack of many people, mainly doctors, but occasionaly also people following some of her ideas.
During her first year of life Little Eliza Young was given "generous amounts" of vitamin A as recommended in Let's Have Healthy Children. As a result, according to the suit filed in 1971 against Davis and her publisher, Eliza's growth was permanently stunted. The estate of Adelle Davis settled in 1976 for $150,000.
Two-month-old Ryan Pitzer was even less fortunate . According to the suit filed by his parents, Ryan was killed in 1978 by the administration of potassium chloride for colic as suggested in the same book. The suit was settled out of court for a total of $160,000-$25,000 from the publisher, $75,000 from Davis's estate, and $60,000 from the potassium product's manufacturer. After the suit was filed, the book was recalled from bookstores, but it was reissued after changes were made.
Books by Adelle Davis