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Bernarr Macfadden

Bernarr Macfadden (1868 – 1955) was a famous physical culturist and an advocate of natural food, natural treatment of diseases as well as physical fitness & outdoor exercise. Unlike conventional wisdom, Macfadden proposed a diet high in vegetables and fruit and low in meat and was a big fan of fasting. He even went to such lengths as to photograph and show his body before and after fasts in order to prove the positive effect on his body.

Macfadden and his five daughters doing a handstand during a radio show

Macfadden and his five daughters doing a handstand during a radio show

Bernarr lived a controversial life in hisĀ endeavorĀ to promote a healthy lifestyle without pill supplements and diet without processed foods. He was arrested on multiple occasions on obscenity charges, as he was promoting nudity and open love, and he was even denounced by the medical establishment.

Bernarr Macfadden at the age of 65

Bernarr Macfadden at the age of 65

Hip Exercise by Bernarr Macfadden

Hip Exercise by Bernarr Macfadden

 

Apart from publishing many books like Vitality Supreme and Fasting Hydropathy Exercise, Bernarr founded Physical Culture magazine where he spent next 13 years as an editor.

 

Bernarr Macfadden was last modified: October 13th, 2013 by Admin

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