It was true – someone was
always ill with something! Then he said “Do you also notice
that we are never ill?” That was true too! “It’s
got to do with the foods that you eat.” he finished.
All my early life has been about 50%
raw. We ate salad and several fruits everyday growing up. I had
my first and last flu at the age of 22 when I was at University.
I attribute this to going off the rails somewhat and eating more
cooked foods. I wasn’t eating that bad – I just ate
what would be considered a more normal diet for the rest of the
population. 3 days in bed was enough for me! I promptly returned
to raw vegetables and fruits. I did have some headaches about
15 years ago when I was on a 50% raw diet (with some silly stuff
in there too – my mother comes from a traditional Dutch
family) But I’ve found that as I have increased the amount
of plants that I eat to about 100% of my diet I never get headache,
coughs, colds, flus anymore.
I started making food for
my family at a very early age. None of my family were really great
home chef’s, although my Mum made some great food for special
occasions. Somehow I was inspired to create some recipes in the
At the age of 16 my dentist
told me I needed to have my first filling. But I wasn’t so
impressed by his diagnosis – even though I could see the hole
in my tooth on the
x-ray. So I thought that if I just cut out all refined sugar (not
that I was eating much anyway) from my diet then I wouldn’t
have to worry about having a filling. So I did.
Funnily enough – I went back to the exact same dentist two
years later – who took the x-rays again, and he couldn’t
find the hole he told me needed filling two years previous! Proving
that teeth do have some healing capacity when we stop battering
them everyday with refined and cooked foods.
I worked in the kitchens
of several restaurants throughout my late teens and early twenties.
But every time I knew it would be the downfall of my health. I would
have to make everything for the diners; including deep-fried ice
creams and worse! I knew a career as a traditional chef was just
way too unhealthy for me.
I did what I call the caveman
diet for about 6 years – just eat raw foods as they are pulled
out of the ground and picked off the trees. That diet certainly
worked for my health. But I found it very boring. And when my family
would come and visit they would bring a huge pot of food for themselves.
Nobody enjoys eating like a caveman! –not even me! I really
learned that to be healthy on a consistent basis – you must
learn how to make healthy foods taste amazing.
So back into the kitchen
I went and started studying with some of the great Italian and Raw
Food chef’s. Now everybody wants to eat what I make because
they find it so delicious! And it’s also therapeutically healthy
From a nutritional perspective.
I grew up with cutting edge health education, then I conducted my
own 20 years of research, and continue to be a voracious student
of leading edge health and medical science. I have coached hundreds
of clients to health transformation success and most importantly
avoid the many potential pitfalls of a raw food diet. That is a
level of experience and understanding that is not going to be duplicated
anyone any time soon.
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