Live Younger and Live Longer – Vivez Jeune et Vivez Longtemps

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The Gayelord Hauser Healthy Diet

Gayelord Hauser
Gayelord Hauser

During the 1930’s in Los Angeles, Gayelord Hauser promoted something that didn’t exist before: a healthy food diet. It was not about losing weight as obesity wasn’t a concern back then. A genius in nutrition and marketing, he created a diet for living younger and longer. Gayelord Hauser diet was based on eating every day 5 ingredients which he claimed would add 5 years of life for each one of them. Those 5 “wonder food” were:  (1) yogurt, (2) brewers yeast, (3) powdered skim milk, (4) wheat germ, and (5) blackstrap molasses.

Gayelord Hauser wrote many nutritional books that were published worldwide in 12 languages. Adding business to his nutritional and marketing talents, he also produced those 5 ingredients under the “Gayelord Hauser” brand. Today, his name has faded and the 5 ingredients can be found in any grocery or health food stores.

For trivia buffs, Hauser was living in Hollywood, California, where he became popular among movie stars such as Adele Astaire (Fred Astaire elder sister), Marlene Dietrich, Paulette Goddard, Gloria Swanson, and, most famously, Greta Garbo with whom he may have been romantically involved.

Later, among those seeking his advice and guidance were Queen Alexandra of Yugoslavia, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Grace Kelly, Ingrid Bergmann, Jeanne Moreau, and the Duchess of Windsor.

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My daily nutritional plan is inspired by Gayelord Hauser. Please find my daily food plan and recipe below, which I have been following religiously for more than a decade. I am feeling great and so can you.


Delicious longevity breakfast – So easy to prepare

1. Stir the following 5 ingredients in a bowl

• 3 tablespoons of oatmeal
• 1 tablespoon of brewer yeast
• 1 tablespoon of wheat germ
• 1 tablespoon of ground flax seeds
• 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

2. Add soy milk, stir again and heat for 2-3 minutes in the microwave

3. Add the following 3 ingredients

• 1 teaspoon of blackstrap mollasses
• cover with ground cinnamon
• add nuts and dried fruits


. 1 apple. Yes, the one that keeps the doctor away


• 1 bowl of soy yogurt
• spread some honey
• cover with ground cinnamon
• add nuts and dried fruits


Note that since Hauser days, many nutritionists recommend to replace dairy by similar soy product. This recommendation explains my substitution of hauser two dairy ingredients. “You are what you eat” says a popular cliché, but you also become who you are. Follow the plan above and enjoy a long healthy life!!!

In light and harmony. Always, Serge Bernard