Dr William Howard Hay was born in Hartstown, Pennsylvania, USA in 1866. He graduated from the University of New York in 1891 and practised medicine for the next sixteen years.
Dr Hay became quite ill and was diagnosed with Bright’s Disease, high blood pressure and a dilated heart. He decided to treat his symptoms himself by eating a healthy, natural diet and after only three months, he improved.
As a consequence Dr Hay treated his patients through diet and successfully demonstrated that people could improve there lifestyles with a suitable diet. Over the years he developed correct food combining and the Hay Diet.
Dr William Howard Hay continued to lecture and successfully treat patients until his death in 1940.