Dr. Royal Lee, Rock Star

Avoid refined and processed foods. Who would argue with that? Yet one of the first people to propose this was targeted as a criminal by our own government at the time. Did that stop him? No way. Dr. Royal Lee saw it as his duty to alert the American public about food safety, despite the consequences.

It’s too bad that visionaries such as Lee aren’t as popular as rock stars; they should be. Lee is still largely unknown outside of a very specialized niche. Historic nutrition research? Well, you’re thinking, that doesn’t sound very exciting! But you’d be surprised.

If you’re at all interested in the food you eat, you’ll be blown away by the work of Dr. Lee. If you want to know how and what to eat, the proof is in the pudding at the Selene River Press Historical Archives. Okay, they may not be as exciting as a rock show, but you’ll still agree that Lee, for his courage in the face of the powers that be, is indeed a rock star.

Samantha Prust

Samantha Prust is a freelance writer, editor, and owner of Your Editor On Call in Fort Collins, Colorado. She can be contacted at YourEditorOnCall@gmail.com.

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