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Growing Younger On Raw Foods With Don Bennett

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012

Don Bennett Raw FoodsWhat if you didn’t have to get old?

I’m not talking about Peter Pan and his lost boys not growing up, but a kind of maturity in which the symptoms that virtually everyone in the western world experiences as they get older -arthritis, loss of energy, the development of diseases, and the need for medications – just do not occur.

Don Bennett is a 56-year-old health educator who feels like he’s getting younger on his diet of raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds, and in episode eight of The Raw Food Health Podcast I talk to him about bucking the aging trend with the right food and lifestyle choices.

Topics Don and I Discuss:

1) Finding the raw diet from an intellectual approach
2) Don’s experience with getting older without feeling older after more than 20 years on a raw food diet.
3) Why Don thinks we need to be supplementing a diet that comes from the modern agricultural system.
4) We discuss dogmatic adherence to a raw food diet.
5) Supplementing with the mineral chromium.

Show Notes:

My article on taking chromium to deal with insomnia and melon belly.

– Video on not overeating on a raw diet.

– Video on revving up your libido on a raw diet.

– Don’s website,

– The advanced articles at

Don’s books

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The Raw Food Health Podcast Episode One: Debunking Raw Food Myths With Adam Greer

Monday, August 6th, 2012
The Raw Food Health Podcast

The Raw Food Health Podcast


Welcome to the first episode of the Raw Food Health Podcast, a show about improving your health with raw fruits and vegetables.

What’s on the menu today?

– Andrew talks about why he decided to go on a crazy raw food diet

– Slacklining and improving balance

– The raw food tip of the week: is raw corn really healthy?

– Addressing raw food nutrition myths with nutritional therapist Adam Greer – part one.

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Show Notes And Links:

Nutrition Requirements – What nutrients we should be concerned about on a raw diet, and how to adjust cronometer to have good nutrient goals.

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The Ultimate Surf Food: Raw Fruits And Vegetables

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Being out on the cold waves for hours at a time can take a lot out of you, and it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you have to power your surfing with grains, oils, animal products, and other unhealthy foods.

Taylor Raw Surfing

Marc, a reader, wanted to know if his active surfing lifestyle would fit in with raw foods. He thinks his health is declining because of bad food choices, but he can’t get his head around thinking raw foods will be enough to power his surfing schedule.

I’m not a surfer myself, so I recruited Taylor Snipes, a raw foodist and surfer who spends a lot of time on the water to give Marc some hints about how to properly fuel yourself while eating raw.

Read about his raw eating strategy here.