Victor Lindlahr

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Victor Lindlahr
Born February 14, 1897
Died January 26, 1969
Miami Beach, Florida
Alma mater Chicago College of Osteopathy
Known for Advocacy of good nutrition

Dr. Victor Hugo Lindlahr (February 14, 1897 – January 26, 1969) was an American health food and weight loss pioneer. From 1936 to 1953, he hosted Talks and Diet,[1] a popular radio series about nutrition.[2]

In 1940, he wrote the book You Are What You Eat, one of the earliest texts of the health food movement in the United States, which sold over half a million copies.[3] His book is also credited for popularizing the expression.[4]


  1. ^ DeLong, Thomas A. (1996). Radio Stars: An Illustrated Biographical Dictionary of 953 Performers, 1920 through 1960. McFarland & Company, Inc. ISBN 978-0-7864-2834-2. P. 166.
  2. ^ Buxton, Frank; Bill Owen (1972). The big broadcast, 1920-1950. Viking Press. p. 250. ISBN 978-0-670-16240-6. 
  3. ^ Levenstein, Harvey A. (2003). Paradox of plenty: a social history of eating in modern America, Part 12. University of California Press. p. 11. ISBN 978-0-520-23440-6. 
  4. ^ Gilman, Sander L. (2007). Diets and dieting: a cultural encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 178. ISBN 978-0-415-97420-2.