Described as the "father of the health food movement in Canada" in publicity materials, Alive Books publisher and author Siegried Gursche received an honorary degree from the Dominion Herbal College in 1996. While operating a bookstore in Vancouver in 1954, he began importing herbal teas and other natural products from his native Germany. He formed a distribution company called Flora Distributors for health products, then later sold the company to concentrate on publishing books and Alive magazine, launched in 1975. Alive Books boasts an inventory of more than 1,000 titles.


Fantastic Flax
Juicing for the Health of It Good Fats and Oils
Encyclopedia of Natural Healing

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