Patricia Bragg ND, PhD., is a dynamic speaker and a living, energetic symbol of The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle she teaches. Daughter of healthy living crusader Dr. Paul C. Bragg, Father of America’s Health Movement and Originator of Health Food Stores, her mission is to continue to spread the message of health through natural nutrition, and she advocates The Bragg Health Motto of:
“You are what you eat, drink, breathe, think, say and do!”
The story of Bragg Live Food Products begins with Dr. Paul C. Bragg, who dedicated his life to showing others the way to vibrant health and wellness after surviving the ravages of tuberculosis as a teenager and rebuilding his body. He pioneered modern healthy living by opening America’s first Health Food Store in 1912, which promoted the benefits of purified/distilled water, juices, herbal teas and organic foods in the U.S. market. The Bragg Healthy Lifestyle continued to develop in the 1920s, with a Health Radio program from Hollywood that ran three times daily, and later a television health show called “Health and Happiness.” It was a five-day-a-week, half-hour show comprised of exercise time, health recipes, visual health demonstration, and a guest segment where celebrities shared their health and happiness secrets with the viewers. Rightfully so, Dr. C. Everett Koop said that . . .
“Paul Bragg did more for the Health of America than any one person I know of.”
Dr. Patricia Bragg now continues the 100 year legacy of the Bragg Health Crusade by tirelessly sharing the Bragg precepts through a series of health and fitness seminars for Women’s, Men’s, Youth and Church Groups throughout the world. She has won international acclaim for her teachings in the health field and has toured the world over 30 times, spreading physical and spiritual health through Bragg Health Crusades and thousands of radio, television, and print interviews. Patricia has been the health mentor to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, including A-list actors Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks. Visionary entrepreneur Steve Jobs, pop stars Katy Perry, Carrie Underwood, Fergie,
and The Beach Boys, and health and fitness experts like Jack LaLanne have also relied on her health and nutrition expertise. The Bragg Health Library of inspiring “self-health” books have renewed, rejuvenated, and revitalized the lives of millions worldwide by supporting and guiding self-improvement.
Dr. Bragg has 15 different Bragg health food products and 10 Bragg self-health books, and continues to research new health innovations, products, and books for the future. Patricia’s signature products include Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar and All Natural Vinegar Drinks; Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil; Bragg Liquid Aminos; four different Bragg Seasonings; and four different Salad Dressings and Marinades. All of the Bragg health products provide numerous internal and external health benefits and have been recognized as the best in the industry. Bragg health books remain best-sellers, used by millions around the world, and have been shown on the Oprah Winfrey Show, Dr. Oz and Anderson Cooper show. Patricia’s best-selling book, Apple Cider Vinegar-Miracle Health System, has sold over nine million copies.
The Bragg Vision for the future is exciting! Continuing on the Bragg Legacy and Crusade, Bragg Live Food Products is developing a one hundred twenty acre organic farm on the outskirts of Santa Barbara, California. The property is in the process of being modeled into an organic teaching farm as part of the mission of the Bragg Health Institute, which in the future will have facilities to educate and instruct the values of growing and eating organic foods, and living a healthy lifestyle.
The Bragg Health Institute has conducted an educational program called “Bring a Farmer to School”, in which Dr. Patricia Bragg, Dr. John Westerdahl – the Bragg Director of Health Science, and a Bragg Organic Farmer were invited to speak to children at schools. The future focus of the education outreach program is to teach children through the Bragg Health Kids Program the principles of a total healthy lifestyle, about the importance of eating more organic fruits and vegetables, and how organic farming plays an important
role in environmentally-friendly, nutritious plant foods. Over the years, Bragg Health Institute has donated thousands of pounds of organic apples grown on the Bragg Organic Farm and has spoken to thousands of students on the importance of Healthy Lifestyle Living – healthy foods, exercise, going organic, and the importance of keeping healthy and fit for a long, useful, productive, happy, fulfilled life.
Patricia’s efforts have let to substantial changes in the food service programs in the schools. Many schools are now serving healthier meals to the children.
Personal Merits and Accomplishments
“Spreading Health is my Life Crusade… It gives you a real purpose in life to be needed, to be a Bragg Health Crusader!” – Patricia Bragg, ND, PhD.
Patricia has received the following merits:
PhD in Health Science; Doctor of Naturopathy• , Bernadine University
Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters (DHL),• Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and Health Sciences
President’s Citation for Exemplary Service,• Bastyr University
Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition• presented by the United States Congress
Special Recognition Award for Services Promoting Health and Wellness• by General Dennis Doyle, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI
June 2011 Green Patriot Hero of the Month,• Doctor’s Prescription for Healthy Living Magazine
Global eBook Lifetime Achievement Award•
2012 Health Keepers Alliance Hall of Fame Award•
2013 Hall of Legends• , New Hope Natural Media
Natural Legacy Award, • New Hope Natural Media
City of Goleta Certificate of Recognition,• “Goleta Valley Beautiful”
“Bragg Healthy Lifestyle Weekend”: June 29• th – 30th, 2013 in Loma Linda, CA; proclaimed by Mayor Rhodes Rigsby
“Bragg Health Institute Day”: February 28, 2012 in Honolulu, Hawaii; • proclaimed by Mayor Peter B. Carlisle
Awards Given to Bragg Products
2007:• Chef’s Best – Winner of Best Taste: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2010:• Best of Natural Foods Expo – Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar Drinks
2010:• Veg News – The Veggie Award – Favorite Condiment: Bragg Liquid Aminos
2010:• Vegetarian Times – Foodie Award: Bragg Organic Sprinkle
2010:• Whole Foods – Natural Choice Award: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2011: • Whole Foods – Natural Choice Award: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2012:• Whole Foods – Natural Choice Award: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2012:• Healthy Living Magazine – People’s Choice Award: Bragg Liquid Aminos
2012:• Bon Appétit Magazine – Seal of Approval: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2013:• Delicious Living – Best Bite Award: Bragg Liquid Aminos
2013: • Prevention Magazine – 100 Cleanest Packaged Foods – Kitchen Essentials: for Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2013: • Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition – Silver Medal, for Bragg Extra Virgin Olive Oil