A Vogel World

Alfred VogelLife 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.


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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.