Episode 0020-Raw Vegan Radio-Green For Life with Victoria Boutenko

August 26, 2006

Victoria Boutenko imageOur latest episode features an exclusive interview with Victoria Boutenko of Raw Family.

An adjunct professor at Southern Oregon University, Victoria Boutenko (of the well known Boutenko family) is the author of Green for Life, Raw Family and 12 Steps to Raw Food. The Boutenko family embarked on a diet of entirely raw foods in 1994, when they became seriously ill. This diet enabled them to heal all of their health problems.

Now, Victoria travels all over the world sharing her inspiring story and teaching classes on the raw-food diet.
Based on the latest scientific research, Victoria Boutenko explains the numerous benefits of choosing a diet of fresh rather than cooked foods.

Embracing the raw food lifestyle is more than simply turning off the stove. Such a radical change in the way we eat affects all aspects of life. Victoria touches on the human relationship with nature, the value of supporting others, and the importance of living in harmony with people who don’t share the same point of view on eating.

Victoria discussed her background with raw foods, research on the human diet, her fasciinating current projects, and her ground-breaking book, Green For Life.


Episode 0019-Raw Vegan Radio-Raw Success with Matt Monarch

August 4, 2006

Matt Monarch Our latest episode features an exclusive and candid interview with health crusader Matt Monarch, author of the acclaimed book “Raw Spirit”.

Matt Monarch dove head-first into a 100% raw vegan lifestyle after reading Dr Norman Walker’s classic raw food book ‘Become Younger’. His initial detox and weight loss concerned family and friends, but he was fascinated with this new way of living and persisted. Matt’s interest led him to thoroughly research the many different ideologies in the raw movement and delve into his own experiments. He was most impressed by the work of raw food pioneer and 50 year nutritionist Dr Fred Bisci, PhD. After meeting at a raw food festival in Oregon, Matt and Fred went on to forge a strong friendship together.

After five years of eating a 100% raw food diet, Matt was inspired to write a book called Raw Spirit. He wanted to share information that he thought needed to be out there, reflecting in particular on some of the physical challenges of going raw, along with the amazing shifts he experienced on the spiritual level with this lifestyle. Raw Spirit has become one of the best-selling raw books available: people appreciate Matt’s honest approach and his willingness to discuss aspects of being raw that often go unmentioned. He is committed to the raw lifestyle and passionate about spreading this message of health to others.

Topics for this episode include Matt’s principals of health, juicing, detoxification, and pitfalls to avoid.
Visit Matt’s website here.