Adelle Davis

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Birthday
25, 1904
Birthplace
Lizton, IN
Death Date
May 31, 1974 (70)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1904
Birthplace
Lizton, IN
Death Date
May 31, 1974 (70)

About

American writer and nutritionist who became known as an advocate of vitamins and unprocessed foods. Her nutrition-themed publications include Let's Eat Right to Keep Fit (1954), Let's Have Healthy Children (1951), and Optimum Health (1935).

Before Fame

She studied home economics at both Purdue University and the University of California-Berkeley. She eventually received a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Southern California and also worked as a private nutritionist in Oakland and Los Angeles.

Trivia

She was criticized for making nutritional recommendations not supported by scientific literature.

Family Life

She was married for a decade to George Edward Leisey, whose two children she adopted. In 1960, she wed attorney Frank Sieglinger.

Associated With

She and fellow author Jim Davis were both born in Indiana.