We are grateful to the following experts who made
"Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days" and the "Raw for Life Encyclopedia" possible:
The following experts appear in both "Simply Raw" and "Raw for Life"
Morgan is an American independent documentary film director, TV producer, and screenwriter, known for the documentary film Super Size Me, in which he attempted to demonstrate the negative health effects of McDonald's food by eating nothing but McDonalds three times a day, every day, for one month. Spurlock is also the executive producer and star of the reality television series 30 Days.
Actor/ Raw Food Activist
He has traveled the Pacific Coast by bike and caravan with a hemp oil-fueled biodiesel bus (the subject of the independent documentary, "Go Further") and narrated the documentary Grass. Harrelson briefly owned an oxygen bar in West Hollywood called "O2". He is also a peace activist and has often spoken publicly against the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Rev. Michael Beckwith
Dr. Michael Beckwith's life is a living testament to building spiritual community. In the 1970's he began an inward journey into the teachings of East and West, and today teaches universal truth principles found in the New Thought-Ancient Wisdom tradition. Gifted with a vision of a trans-denominational spiritual community, in 1986 he founded the Agape International Spiritual Center upon his faith in that original vision.
Raw Food Advocate, Author
David Wolfe is the author of the bestselling books Eating for Beauty, The Sunfood Diet Success System and his newest release, Naked Chocolate. He is supported in his nutrition mission by Sunfood Nutrition™ the world's largest distributor of books, juicers, audio/videotapes, organic beauty products, bulk organic foods, and exotic raw foods to assist people in adopting, maintaining, and enjoying plant-food-based lifestyles.
Fred Bisci, Ph.D.
Dr. Fred Bisci, Ph.D., is a nutrition counselor who has had a practice in Staten Island, New York, for over thirty years. Dr. "Fred" has worked with thousands of people over the years with a variety of problems. He is the co-host of his own television show in Staten Island and travels the world lecturing on health, general nutrition and the raw lifestyle. He has been on an all-raw diet himself for thirty years and has guided many people to a raw life over the years. He studied extensively the long-term effects of eating a raw diet and how to avoid disease.
Joel Fuhrman, M.D.
Author of "Eat to Live","Cholesterol Protection"
Joel Fuhrman M.D. is a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. His private practice is located in Flemington, New Jersey. He is the author of Eat To Live: The Revolutionary Plan for Fast and Sustained Weight Loss, which was published by Little, Brown & Company in 2003.
Gabriel Cousens, M.D., M.D.H, D.D.
Director, Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center
Gabriel Cousens, is a holistic physician, medical researcher, world-recognized live-food nutritionist, psychiatrist, homeopath, acupuncturist, Ayurvedic practitioner, detoxification fasting, ecological leader, Reiki master, internationally celebrated spiritual teacher, author, lecturer, and world peaceworker.
The following experts appear only in the "Raw for Life Encyclopedia" and not in the film "Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days"
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D.
Author of "The Biology of Belief"
Dr. Lipton is an internationally recognized authority in bridging science and spirit. He has been a guest speaker on dozens of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national conferences. Dr. Lipton's research on muscular dystrophy focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior.
Author of "Green for Life"
Victoria and her family, also known as the Raw Family, are raw food experts. The four of them embarked on a diet of entirely raw foods in 1994, when they became seriously ill. Victoria had arrhythmia and edema and was obese and depressed. Igor suffered from painful rheumatoid arthritis and had severe hyperthyroid. Sergei was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes and was supposed to go on insulin. Valya had asthma. They were able to heal themselves with a raw diet, eliminating their health problems.
Raw Food Advocate
Mike began his mission as the Health Ranger as a response to his own failing health. At the age of 30, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a disease brought on by poor diet and severe lack of exercise. As a high-powered software executive, extreme levels of stress and cholesterol, depression and chronic back pain were common features of Mike's past. He cured himself of diabetes in a matter of months and transformed himself into the picture of perfect health in mind, body and spirit.
Professional Athlete, Raw Food Activist, Author of "The Thrive Diet"
Brendan Brazier is one of only a few professional athletes in the world whose diet is 100 percent plant-based. He's a professional Ironman triathlete, bestselling author on performance nutrition, and the creator of an award-winning line of whole food nutritional products called VEGA. He is also a two-time Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion. Brendan has become a renowned speaker and sought-after presenter throughout North America, helping individuals and businesses thrive by sharing his dietary stress-busting program, The Thrive Diet.
Raw Food Activist
Back in 2002, Angela was 23 years old, about 19 stone (266lbs/120kg), UK dress size 26-28 and lost in uncontrollable overeating and complete denial. Two summers later she was introduced to the idea that revolutionised her life. A friend lent her 'The Raw Family' by the Boutenkos. She began the very next day and the improvements in her health over the next weeks were astonishing. She is now UK dress size 10, can wear whatever clothes she likes, and eats delicious raw foods daily. She went from 279lbs (approx. 20st/127kg) to 138lbs (approx. 9st 9lbs/62kg)!
class="green"Dr. Brian Clement, Ph.D., N.M.D., C.N.
Raw Food Advocate, Author of "Living Foods for Optimum Health"
In his role as a progressive educator, Brian has conducted countless seminars, lectures, and educational programs, traveling extensively to more than 25 countries around the globe. At home in the United States, he has taken the message of this widely successful program to the entire country. In recent years he has been commissioned by government supported organizations to establish, organize, and direct health programs in Denmark, Switzerland, Greece, and India.
Raw Food Advocate and Chef, Karyn's Corner
Karen is the owner of "Karyn's Corner" located in Chicago, IL. For over 20 years Karyn has been teaching and counseling individuals and running workshops showing people the practical, holistic ways to improve their lives, conveying the importance of food choices and how to prepare these tasty nutritious foods for themselves at home.
Actress, Model, Author of "Feel Great, Be Beautiful Over 40."
Lillian's Super Model status has made her a Household name. She is a Motivational Speaker, whose passion for Health and Fitness has made her a hot ticket on the Speakers' Circuit. She is the most featured Playmate of the Year, in the history of Playboy Magazine, garnering eight (8) Playboy covers. Lillian walks her talk. She is a Big Enthusiast and Exercises daily. She has been a consumate Vegetarian for 29 years and has Never used tobacco, alcohol or drugs. Lillian attributes her Youthful Looks to her Healthy Lifestyle.
Gary Null, Ph.d.
Raw Food Advocate and Author of Over 70 Nutrition Books
Time magazine called him "The New Mr. Natural." My Generation magazine dubbed him one of the top health gurus in the United States. For over three decades, Gary Null has been on of the foremost advocates of alternative medicine and natural healing. A multi award-winning journalist and New York times best-selling author, Dr. Null has written over 70 books on nutrition, self-empowerment and public health issues, including his most recent, "Power Aging."
Raw Food Chef
Tireless traveler and culinary expert, Rod Rotundi has used his unique perspective to translate world cuisine into delicious affordable raw organic offerings. His three L.A. area restaurants are set for national franchise. Rod's burgeoning wholesale business has his wide array of raw selections featured prominently in Southern California at such retailers as Mother's markets, Erewhon, Rainbow Acres and Whole Foods.
Julian whitaker, m.d.
Whitaker Wellness Institute Medical Clinic
Dr. Whitaker graduated from Dartmouth College in 1966 and earned his medical degree at Emory University Medical School in Atlanta in 1970. In 1979, he launched the Whitaker Wellness Institute Medical Clinic to share knowledge with patients who were failed by conventional medicine and had nowhere else to turn. Since its inception, over 25,000 patients have flocked to the Whitaker Wellness Institute to participate in its intensive program.