Being healthier

Here’s another one from the May 1 1954 edition of the Toronto Star:


Lelord Kordel (1904-2001) was a self-proclaimed nutritionalist who tended to stretch the boundaries of truth a bit when describing his products: in 1971, after a long appeal, he was fined $10,000 and served one year in prison for fradulent health claims. One review of his book, Health Through Nutrition, claimed that it was “made up of such a weird concoction of science, pseudo-science, and dietary fads that it will be most difficult for the average reader to sift the authentic information from the unauthenticated claims, and to remain unaffected by the latter”.

Vitamin supplements are still being made under the Kordel brand; I have no idea if any of them are actually of any use.

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