A number of years ago, closer to the start of my quest to wisdom on the raw vegan lifestyle, I picked up a book called “Blatant Raw Foodist Propaganda”.
I must admit, I often go against the old axiom of never to judge a book by it’s cover. Knowing nothing about this book and simply being grabbed by the comedic title I chose to give it a shot.
The book was a little different to other raw food books I had read, but was full of passion and intensity about the raw food lifestyle. The author spoke about how the diet had changed his health and even made his art work come alive.
I remember taking the book to the Fresh Foods Festival in Denmark and as I read it many people were interested in the book. I passed it on to an Israeli friend, Ran Antebi. I asked him to pass it on when he finished it. Perhaps it is still travelling around Israeli somewhere, touching the lives of all who open it’s pages.
I had never seen or heard of the the author, Joe Alexander, at any raw vegan event or gathering and certainly it appeared he has no presence online. I found a profile on facebook but received no reply to my message. I believe I even tried to phone him one time to no avail.
I gave up on contacting him for an interview until my friend Shari told me she was in touch with him and we arranged an interview. This interview has been published today and you can watch and listen here:
You may find that his style of raw foodism is a little different that what you may come across in many of our interviews. I don’t necessarily recommend his particular version of the diet, but I love to hear the various stories of raw food people and share those on the podcast.
I enjoyed the interview and hope you do too!
Ronnie Smith UK Fruitfest
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Freelee the Bananagirl (Leanne Ratcliffe) is an Australian YouTube personality, personal trainer, weight loss expert, vegan activist and author. Freelee has been vegan for over 12 years and is one of the most influential vegans of our time. Freelee is the Author of the popular ebooks: The Raw Till 4 Diet (which went viral in 2016), Go Fruit Yourself in 2014 and most recently in 2019, My Naked Lunchbox.
In 2009 she created the legendary raw vegan forum 30bananasaday.com which along with her videos was a huge part in a shift in the raw food community towards a fruit based diet. This has now changed to thefrugivorediet.com.
Freelee is a Weight Loss Expert and the leading authority in women’s permanent weight loss on YouTube. She has lost over 40lbs and maintained for 10 yrs. She has helped countless women lose weight but most importantly KEEP IT OFF. In her videos she ‘weighs in’ on unhealthy fattening diets pushed by uneducated creators.
Freelee created her YouTube channel Freelee The BananaGirl back in 2007 where she talks about her diet, exercise and making positive changes in her lifestyle. Her channel was one of the first ethical vegan channels on YouTube and has accumulated over 780 thousand subscribers and 330 million views since its creation in 2007, making it one of the most viewed ethical vegan channels of all time.
In this episode of the Love Fruit podcast I speak to Roshni Karia from the UK. Roshni was brought up on a vegetarian diet her whole life and changed intuitively to a vegan diet while in University.
After some encounters with people eating a raw food diet she later followed her intuition to eat more fruit and eventually start eating a fully raw vegan diet. This brought amazing energy and health at first but was followed by a time of difficult emotional detox. She followed her intuition again to head to Bali where she felt at home in the climate.
She has been living in Thailand for close to 2 years now and spent some time living on a beach. You can follow Roshni on instagram @radiantly_rawshni or visit her website http://www.radiantlyroshni.com To subscribe to our email newsletter and get updates and free information on the raw vegan lifestyle, visit this page: https://bit.ly/lovefruitnewsletter
Greg Xavier is a qualified Plant Based Nutritionist, Certified Raw Foods Chef, and founder of Plant Based Ireland. He has followed a Plant Based diet for 10 years and has taught nutrition & culinary skills in both Ireland & Bali, Indonesia. A Fruit Fest veteran, Greg first attended the UK Fruitfest in 2017 and has been to Woodstock and the inaugural Canada Fruit Festival. Along side his Plant Based Expertise, Greg is also one of only 500 qualified Wim Hof Method Instructors in the World, having trained directly with Wim Hof himself after meeting on a winter expedition in 2017 in Poland. In 2019 he was a Co-Presenter on the Irish Television Series ‘My Yellow Brick Road’, where he helped participants transform their lives through incorporating more whole foods, fruits and vegetables into their lives. Greg is Ireland’s top expert on Plant Based living Subscribe for updates: http://www.fruitfest.co.uk
Kelsey, aka @rosieheals, healed a multitude of chronic-illness symptoms after adopting and sticking to a high-fruit raw vegan lifestyle the last several years.
Kelsey emphasizes the radical prioritization of rest, slowdom and soft self love, while providing a window into the ways others can self-heal through her general healing guidance, raw vegan lifestyle/transitional tips, intimate blogs, Eat Fruit, Live Slow video course, free recipes and more. Follow her at @rosieheals on Instagram.
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Raphael is an automotive engineer by profession and works full time for a major German car manufacturer. In his free time, he likes to be a creative and find new 80/10/10 raw vegan recipes, of which some are shared on https://letscookraw.com/, a platform for raw vegan chefs. His new passion is to experience the new found health and healing of people courageous enough to give 80/10/10 a proper try.