Welcome to the Love Fruit Podcast. Today we have an interview I have been waiting on for a while. This episode we interview raw food legend Frederic Patenaude.
Frederic Patenaude is a health author, activist and blogger. He’s been writing and publishing about health and nutrition since the age of 18. He started seriously researching personal and preventative natural health therapies when he was struck with the reality that heart disease ran deep in his family and if he didn’t change the way he was living — he might go down that same path. After trying a raw food diet for many years, he eventually found a more sustainable approach that incorporates the best of the traditions of raw foods, vegetarianism and the latest in clinical nutrition.
He is the author of several books including Raw Food Controversies. Frederic lives in the province of Quebec, Canada, but is a world traveler who has visited over 35 countries and continues reaching people from every continent with his health message.
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Layla and Patrick first came to my attention telling me their amazing story of having 2 pregnancies on a raw vegan diet.
Patrick is a former professional soccer player and Layla has post graduate qualifications in Psychotherapy.
Layla had a history of health issues having had her appendix and gall bladder removed when she was younger. She went vegan at a young age after finding information from Peta but at times moved away from this to try different experiments over time.
They have made a number of attempts at living a minimalist homesteading lifestyle on different diets around the US, but even when growing their own food and eating simply and naturally, they never felt they were getting the most out of their health. They have lived in Hawaii growing lots of fruit for themselves and are currently travelling in the US.
You can follow Layla on instagram @the_fruit_mama_
Globally renowned raw foods expert Kate Magic started on the raw diet in 1993, and has raised her three sons on a raw vegan diet. She is the Creative Director of RawLiving.eu, the author of three best-selling raw recipe books, and has a busy international schedule giving talks and workshops on raw foods.
Kate is the author of ‘Eat Smart, Eat Raw’, the UK’s original raw food recipe book, which was updated and reissued in the Summer of 2013; and ‘Raw Living’, a recipe book and guide to the raw lifestyle, both published by Grub Street. Her third book, ‘Raw Magic’, is a ground-breaking book of superfood recipes, published by Process Media in 2012.
Kate is Creative Director of the Raw Living website which was founded in 2002. Raw Living offers advice and information on the raw diet, as well as stocking the most comprehensive range of raw foods and superfoods products in Europe. She has created over 20 unique products for the Raw Living brand, including chocolate bars, trail mixes, cakes, teas and skin creams.
Kate has been featured in most of the UK’s national press including The Independent, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Daily Express, Metro, Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Red, Zest , Closer, Reveal, Woman’s Own, Top Sante, Scotland on Sunday, Positive News, International Lifestyle Magazing, Image, The Green Parent, Lifescape, Juno, and Get Fresh. She has made a number of national media appearances including BBC TV and radio, ITV, Channel 4, Passion for the Planet digital radio, NTS radio, and Radio Reverb.
Kate has a well-established fan base who love her positive and uplifting approach to life. She has a rare ability to join the dots and illustrate how personal growth contributes to global change, in a way that makes it accessible and fun.
Kate is an accomplished public speaker, who puts on regular events across Europe. Kate has held workshops in England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, The Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Turkey, Portugal, Spain, South of France, Netherlands, Finland, Iceland, Malta, The Azores, India, Bali, Hawaii, Barbados, Thailand, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and the USA.
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In this interview we talk to Shane Sterling from Raw Vegan Rising. Early on, Shane changed to a plant based diet which fit in line with his ethics.
He became an entrepreneur selling clothes from 2 different shops and gave it up to become a raw food health coach. His youtube channel is called Raw Vegan Rising and he inspires people there to change their diet and lifestyle to a raw vegan approach.
You can find him on Youtube, Instagram and Facebook as Raw Vegan Rising.
Welcome to another episode of the Love Fruit Podcast.
Jonas Sunshine Callewaert lives in Arizona and was raised for a short while on a raw vegan diet. His mother was a follower of Ann Wigmore and was influenced by a couple that running a raw food centre called Temple Beautiful.
Jonas was mostly vegetarian growing up then turned vegan at 20 on the advice of some Rastafarians. He later found out about raw food and the 801010 diet through a chance meeting at a pot luck.
Jonas has been a regular contributor on raw vegan forums for years and has at times been infamous for his volume of contributions and his criticism of those that deviate from what he perceives as the law of nature and natural hygiene.
In Arizona, Jonas forages for fruit and occasionally sells the fruit he finds, especially the dates.