Sun Seekers: The Cure of California
Sun-drenched Southern California has a history of unorthodox thinking about healthy living. Since the early 20th century it has attracted waves of health-seekers, iconoclasts, dropouts--all looking for antidotes to physical and civilizational ailments. Their search led to things like the “Health House,” a helio-therapeutic modern home; the world’s first raw vegan cafeteria; and a group of barefoot men who camped out in the hills and canyons, getting back to nature long before the 1960s. Los Angeles-based writer Lyra Kilston traces the origins of how the region became a magnet for healthy living.
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