A Message From
Way back in the
1960's, (before many of you were born!), I was a graduate
student in theoretical mathematics who suffered from
bleeding ulcers, incapacitating headaches and other
debilitating symptoms of dis-ease. To use a technical term,
I was "a mess". Then I heard about Dr.
Ann Wigmore, the "wheatgrass lady," and
eventually became co-director and principal researcher at
the prestigious Hippocrates
World Health Institute of Boston. Through
rejuvenating high-enzyme, high chlorophyll, low-starch,
high-vitality raw food diet, my body/mind/spirit entered the
path of rejuvenation, and I went on to write the book,
into the 21st Century, now in its 50th printing.
If you haven't as yet read Survival, I invite you to
experience this seminal work.
I also want to
encourage you to make this website an ongoing resource. In
the old days, we didn't have raw
food oriented restaurants -- and only a few
Now, there is vast array to choose from! Whether you're
fully aware of it or not, you're living in the beginning
stages of a raw food renaissance, so make the best use of
whatever will keep you on your path to healing, health and
The Evolution of
the Raw Food Lifestyle
A newborn enters
the world and immediately begins the information-gathering
process through the sense organ vehicles of taste, touch,
sight, hearing and smell. Only after several years of
experience is this information sufficiently synthesized into
a higher level of organization, what we might call a
"working knowledge" of the world. This knowledge becomes
"wisdom" only after decades of maturation, as Life Itself,
through its ups and downs and daily challenges, teaches us
how to masterfully surf the waves of everyday existence.
In like manner,
since the mid-1960's, I've seen the raw food lifestyle
evolve from 1) a body of practical "how to" health
information yet without an in-depth scientific knowledge of
the biochemical and energetic mechanisms in raw foods. This
progressed to 2) the development of a research-based
scientific body of knowledge which discovered the specific
nutritional co-factors responsible for raw food's numerous
health benefits, and finally, 3) the increasing acceptance
of the raw food lifestyle as a health wisdom school in its
own right, by scientists, celebrities, athletes and
health-minded folks like you and me. What's more, raw food
eating has reached the level of an art-form when it comes to
its taste, texture and visual presentation -- "deliciously
rawsome!," as the younger generation of raw fooders like to
The raw food
movement continues to expand around the planet. Why? Because
more and more folks are enjoying the health-transforming
benefits of raw foods. On every level, physical, athletic,
mental, emotional, intuitive, aesthetic, ecological, moral,
spiritual, living raw foods supports and enhances our
highest functioning, thereby becoming one of the more
powerful "evolutionary accessories" in our quest to realize
our highest potential.
Raw foods really
"work" because the optimal diet for the human body is raw
vegetarian foods. Sure, to a limited degree, nature has
designed us so that in emergencies or in our weaker moments,
we're able to tolerate eating of all sorts of nutritionally
inferior foods. We're able to digest a percentage of it and
then we store the accompanying toxins and waste products
behind our eyeballs, in our brains, in a painful big toe,
etc. But by eating in this way, we unknowingly sign up for
the elective course, "Unnecessary Suffering 101?"
By the way, eating
raw foods doesn't mean we have to be "100% raw" to enjoy
abundant health. At the recent "Hippocrates Raw Food Summit"
raw food health authorities from North America and eight
foreign countries reached the following consensus: If you
eat a well-balanced organically grown whole food diet
consisting of at least 80% raw foods, expect to reap most if
not all of the health benefits generally attributed to raw
Raw foods will help
you to tune into the universal
energy/intelligence/consciousness within you, which will
help free you from judging yourself and others. It will help
to break the chains of the past, enabling you to live more
and more in the Eternal NOW, at-one with the source and
living one's truth.
Teach by example.
Love yourself and thy neighbor as thyself. Have fun and use
laughter as a medium of communication. Don't let raw foodism
become a religion, thinking yourself superior because you're
100% raw. This doesn't promote harmony, as we are all
aspiring incarnates here on earth who have signed up for
different courses of study.
You already know
more than enough to experience high level wellness. It is
true we sometimes attempt to escape from traumatic events by
behaviors that temporarily reduces our self-awareness (i.e.
numbing out with heavy comfort foods) but eventually, you
WILL transmute past pain into bliss, lemon into lemonade,
soaked sunflowers into a gourmet pate!
consider this website, RawFoodPlanet.com, and myself, your
friends. You are a member of the New Humanity as well as a
member of the raw food family, no matter what percentage of
raw food you presently eat.
Blessings on your