thanks a lot, now I have another book to read. Who can resist a book with the title - Mr. America: How Muscular Millionaire Bernarr Macfadden Transformed the Nation Through Sex, Salad, and the Ultimate Starvation Diet,
He claimed that “a person could exercise unqualified control over virtually all types of disease while revealing a degree of strength and stamina such as would put others to shame” through fasting.
I've always said that disease is for the weak. Five stars on Amazon with 24 reviews. Thanks for the tip.
I'm also curious to find out what evidence there was he actually had TB. His mother apparently died from it and he is described as a sickly child but I wonder whether the story of him curing his own TB was his own invention. It does sound like he was good at self promotion. Or maybe he was just part of the lucky 50%.