A Vogel World
Life of Alfred Vogel 1902–1996
A life should not simply be reduced to numbers and dates – especially not that of the Pioneer in Natural Health, Alfred Vogel. The fascinating life history of Alfred Vogel is made up of a wealth of knowledge about the way in which nature works, numerous journeys to all continents, and many successful publications.
1902: Born and raised in Aesch in Basel (Switzerland).
1923–1932: Management of a health food store in Basel.
1929: First appearance of A.Vogel’s monthly magazine, in those days entitled Das Neue Leben (A Fresh Start). From 1941 this became A.Vogel Gesundheits-Nachrichten (Health News), which has appeared every month since 1943.
1937–1956: Naturopath in Teufen. Research work, development and manufacture of the first natural remedies using fresh plants.
1950: Beginning of worldwide travels carrying out research work.
1952: First appearance of the classic work, The Nature Doctor, which is well-known throughout the world today and has been translated into 12 languages. Circulation to date: over two million copies.
1958–1959: Extensive journeys of discovery through North, Central and South America.
1963: Establishment of Bioforce AG in Roggwil in Thurgau, Switzerland, today a leading herbal remedy and food company operating throughout the world.
1969: Study of primitive tribes in Africa.
1979: Journeys of discovery through Australia, New Zealand, and Tasmania.
1982: Priessnitz medal from the German Naturopathic Society.
1984: Made honorary member of the Swiss Society for Empirical Medicine (SAGEM).
1996: Deceased in Feusisberg.