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Vitality Supreme By Bernarr Macfadden
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Bernarr Macfadden (August 16, 1868 – October 12, 1955) was... More > an influential American proponent of physical culture, a combination of bodybuilding with nutritional and health theories. He also founded the long-running magazine publishing company Macfadden Publications. He was the predecessor of Charles Atlas and Jack LaLanne, and has been credited with beginning the culture of health and fitness in the United States.Born Bernard Adolphus McFadden in Mill Spring, Missouri, Bernarr Macfadden changed his first and last names to give them a greater appearance of strength. He thought "Bernarr" sounded like the roar of a lion, and that "Macfadden" was a more masculine spelling of his name.As a young child, Macfadden was weak and sickly. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bernarr_Macfadden< Less
Vitality Supreme By Bernarr Macfadden
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NOTE: the cover photo which is messed up here, is reproduced perfectly on the book. By far the best and most useful of Macfadden's numerous publications, this book, originally published in 1915,... More > covers exercises in detail for developing vitality (physical well-being and energy). It also presents some excellent information about a healthful diet, correct breathing, fresh air, preserving the teeth, curing constipation, blood purification, bathing, clothing, sleep, etc. It covers a wide range of health subjects. The author, Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1955), was America's first "health guru" and definitely ahead of his time. This book presents many of his theories in a clear and readable format. The style of writing is dated, but his message is clear - his enthusiasm is obvious in just about every word. The photographs are numerous and excellent.< Less
Great Remedies of Nature By Bernarr Macfadden
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The Three Great Remedies are: Fasting, Hydropathy (water cure), and Exercise. This health classic from 1900, although over 100 years old and somewhat dated now, is truly amazing for its time. It... More > reveals incredible insight and understanding on the part of the author. The advice given in this book has only recently been validated by modern medical science. Bernarr Macfadden (1868-1954) was called the "Father of Physical Culture." He was a pioneer in the area of natural foods, exercise, and robust healthful living. This publication outlines many of his theories. Macfadden wrote, "If you are free from the slavery of prejudice this book will give you food for thought." There are numerous illustrations throughout the book which are of historical interest.< Less
Fasting, Hydrotherapy, and Exercise By Bernarr MacFadden, Felix Oswald, AM, MD
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Health that intoxicates with its power and intensity, is within the reach of all who are willing to reason for themselves, and begin that activity of muscle, mind and body without which there can be... More > no health, for stagnation always means disease and death. Activity is the law of life. A machine made of the finest steel will rust and decay if not used. To those whose souls are rent by sorrow and pain, to those whose days and nights are heavily laden with the dull despair of physical weakness and disease, this book is respectfully dedicated. This book will give you food for thought. It will teach you that weakness is a crime—that it is the result of plain, easily avoided causes—that if your body is weak, or diseased, there is not the slightest excuse for remaining so—that health and strength of a high degree is the natural heritage of man and woman, and if this superb condition is not possessed, this book will clearly and concisely furnish the knowledge necessary to acquire it.< Less
Muscles, Sex, Money, & Fame By Jim Bennett
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Bernarr Macfadden (1868 - 1955), internationally famous during his lifetime but almost unknown today, called the "Father of Physical Culture," nicknamed "Body Love" Macfadden by... More > Time magazine, was a flamboyant personality, true visionary, millionaire publisher, and life-long advocate of physical fitness, natural food, outdoor exercise, and the natural treatment of disease. He inspired millions of people around the world to live healthful and vigorous lives. He was branded a "kook" and a charlatan by many, was arrested on obscenity charges, denounced by the medical establishment, and campaigned tirelessly against "pill-pushers," processed foods, and prudery. This is a comprehensive biography of the man and his crusade for better health. Loaded with photographs.< Less
Muscles, Sex, Money, & Fame By Jim Bennett
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Bernarr Macfadden (1868 – 1955) was the one person in the early twentieth century most responsible for creating a health and fitness consciousness across America and helping Americans emerge... More > from a puritanical mentality. Macfadden was the self-proclaimed "Father of Physical Culture," and a flamboyant personality, true visionary, millionaire publisher, and life-long advocate of physical fitness, natural food, outdoor exercise, and the natural treatment of disease. He was branded a "kook" and a charlatan by many, was arrested on obscenity charges, denounced by the medical establishment, and campaigned tirelessly against "pill-pushers," processed foods, and prudery. This pictorial history of Macfadden’s extraordinary life – from his earliest years as a sickly child through the years of his fame and success, contains hundreds of rare photos from the pages of his books and magazines, as well as pictures of his health sanitariums, a failed Utopian health community, and his “physical culture” family.< Less