Lyra Kilston

author, “Sun Seekers - The Cure of California”

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California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

How California got a reputation for healthy living

California is known as the capital of health and wellness fads. But when and how did the Golden State get that reputation?

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For the last 30 years classic LA modernist houses by the likes of Richard Neutra, Rudolf Schindler, Pierre Koenig, John Lautner and others have been bought, lovingly restored and have…

Lovell Health House seeks pick-me-up

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In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

From 'Sun Seekers' to the wellness industry, how SoCal birthed a global trend

In the late 19th century and early twentieth century, “nature boys” -- bearded, vegetarian men, typically from Germany -- and many people suffering from tuberculosis made their way to…

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