Episode 0037-Raw Vegan Radio-Way Of The Raw Food Warrior with Viktoras Kulvinskas

July 21, 2007

Viktorus Kulvinskas Picture

On today’s show, we are proud to present an exclusive interview deep into the mind of health pioneer Viktoras Kulvinskas.

Viktoras Kulvinskas, this cutting-edge researcher, raw food pioneer, author of the health classic Survival Into The 21st Century, among several other bestsellers (more than a million Viktoras books have sold worldwide!), an illuminating authority on raw foods for forty years, founder of Hippocrates Health Institute with Ann Wigmore in the late 1960′s

Viktoras will delight us with his intriguing research into the value of living foods and plant enzymes. Viktoras is the director of the Survival Foundation. His articles feature in magazines and journals including “Vegetarian Voice,” “Vegetarian Times,” “Vegetarian World,” “Health Street Journal,” and “Alternatives.”

Viktoras discusses the power of our belief system, his insight into the year 2012, the possibility of immortality, the upcoming Raw Spirit Festival in Sedona, Arizona, comparing fruitarian, sproutarian, vegetarian, vegan and raw vegan diets, and much more. For more information on Viktoras, please visit his website at

This episode is sponsored by the Raw Spirit Festival taking place on October 12th- October 14th in beautiful Sedona, Arizona.

Raw Vegan Radio is an official media sponsor of the Third Annual Raw Spirit Festival. Don’t miss your chance to join David Wolfe, Viktorus Kulvinskas, Victoria Boutenko, Dennis Kucinich and many, many raw food superheros! We hope to see you there!

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13 Responses to “Episode 0037-Raw Vegan Radio-Way Of The Raw Food Warrior with Viktoras Kulvinskas”

  1. Andreas on August 27th, 2007 8:26 pm

    I think you have no idea how much your latest episode with Viktoras
    changed the way I see things now…so first of all I want to thank you so very

    It was one aspect of what Viktoras was talking about…namely: Chemtrails…
    See I’m not a big fan of conspiracy theories and I’m not much into this esoteric
    stuff…but after reading a few articles on Chemtrails on the net I seriously
    asked myself if this could really be true…
    And I started watching the sky of Düsseldorf. See, we have an airport here and
    every 2-3 days I can watch exactly what these articles were talking about.
    Aeroplanes leaving these stripes…stripes that drift apart and cloud the sky…
    I even saw this rainbow-colour circle around the sun which is said to be proof
    of the aluminium used to reflect the sunlight…
    I even took pictures of it (can send them to you next time…)
    But I wanted proof…
    So I tried to find sources of information I really could rely on.
    And there are people who had written letters to greenpeace, the german weather
    service, airports, weather stations of universities, etc., asking if these are
    really chemtrails. And what was the answer? Everyone denied it. Even greenpeace
    said there’s no such thing as chemtrails.
    But there are websites of thousands of people who took pictures of chemtrails in
    spain, italy, germany, france…it seems like it’s done everywhere in europe
    (and in all countries who are allies of the U.S.)

    And it really really brought me down.
    Every morning I went out and saw these trials it worried me.
    I’ve been in a deep crysis the last couple of months, because I just couldn’t
    find a reason to stay raw. Why do all this rawfood stuff if my surrounding is
    so damn toxic? Why be raw when all the people around me rather want to stay in
    their destructive pattern? Why try so hard when all it does is isolate me from
    It made me feel so lonely and depressed that I couldn’t even go out and pick
    wild greens when I saw these artificial trails above my head.
    Instead I stuffed every piece of unhealthy food into my mouth. Why? Because it
    made me feel so numb. It helped to calm myself. I really drugged myself so I
    didn’t have to worry about it too much…
    Chemtrails became the manifestation for this unhealthy, unhuman course that most
    people are on and I felt helpless and overwhelmed by all this sadness, anger and
    aggressiveness I saw around me. I was so sick of seeing all these angry faces
    around me. So I just gave in…

    And even here at the univesity it’s no better. If I look around me all I see is
    people who are addicted to coffee, who eat junkfood during their breaks and
    stand in groups smoking their cigarettes.

    Plus as a philosophy student I read a lot of books by scientists like Richard
    Dawkins (“The selfish gene”, “The god delusion”) who claim that humans are
    simply a vessel for the genes. A very sobbering thought, right?
    Scientist who claim that there is no such thing as a “mother nature”. Nature has
    no intention, no goal, there is no captain stearing this ship.
    And along with philosophy came the realization that there almost certainly is no
    All this together pretty much crushed all my optimism and enthusiasm in life.

    Until I listened to the Viktoras episode.
    When he said that a raw diet high in greens will protect you from the toxins of
    your environment I could finally stop worrying about chemtrails.
    And to be worried all the time is a big source for disease as you know…

    When he said that it’s all in your belief-system I thought: “Hey, why do I worry
    so much about how others are dealing whith their energy and start thinking about
    how I use my own energy instead?”.
    And it gave me my enthusiasm back.
    I still don’t think there is a god. I still believe that religion and
    nationalism is the main source for conflicts in the world.

    But still I found that there’s something worth fighting for.

    And it really brought me back on track.
    I’ll get myself a juicer next month and do a 2-3 weeks juice fast together with
    my girlfriend…sounds good, right?

    And if you still want to hear more about the german rawfood scene I’ll gladly
    try to record a few things you might use for an episode…
    Again thank you…
    Andreas, from Düsseldorf - Germany

  2. K-Lee on August 27th, 2007 8:27 pm

    Welcome back Steve! You were missed. And this was one of the best, most inspiring shows yet, if not THE best! I was familiar with Viktoras’ work, but this interview greatly renewed my interest in his perspective.

    I applaud your return and truly appreciate what you do. Keep up the good work. If this most recent show was any indication of the direction the program is going in, we’re all in for a huge treat!

  3. Tanawana on August 27th, 2007 8:28 pm

    Nice to have things you back again and wouldn’t mind hearing a little about yourself and what you think in the shows too clown

  4. Jason on August 27th, 2007 8:29 pm

    tanawana: the clown smiley rocks!

    and yea, welcome back steve! let the raw party begin again party

  5. Jason on August 27th, 2007 8:29 pm

    oh yes, fogot to add that mr. victoras kulvinskas is a genius on so many levels, he just radiates truth and wisdom; pls keep on telling it like it is and we’ll keep our ears perked up! in truth, in love…peace.

    peace and love.

  6. Belinda on August 27th, 2007 8:30 pm

    oh i am so inspired after listening to Viktoras speak. Thank you Steve for interviewing such a wonderful man/soul. I feel i have learned so much in so little time, one of the best lessons of my life!

    thank you thank you thank you!

    much peace and love to you!


    may peace prevail on earth!

  7. Rhonda on August 27th, 2007 8:30 pm

    This was the best interview I have ever heard. My body was covered in chills throughout the interview.
    In deepest gratitude,

  8. Gerald on August 27th, 2007 8:31 pm

    I’m not sure that viktoras is on solid ground when he is criticizing the natural hygienists and high fruit diet. I guess it remains to be seen, for me personally, because I haven’t given it enough time, the data is not all in, but I’m sure there are people who know with more certainty than I do, whether he is on solid ground or not. Does dulse eating come naturally? Does grain eating come naturally? In a field of wheat, could you eat? In an orchard of pears you won’t have any cares! I think enzymes are important, but don’t want to be enzyme-crazy at the expense of the big picture. enzymes surely are only one piece of the puzzle, in which there are indeed many pieces. But I think viktoras is smart, maybe brilliant. this is just what I think. Also, if we are built for life in the tropics, where verily, fruit is abundant, it makes sense that we are missing something, food-wise, if we live too far north, not that the north isn’t beautiful. take this with a grain of salt- or not, because a poison is a poison regardless of the dose. but he is a brother and he is smart. peace

  9. Gerald on August 27th, 2007 8:32 pm

    vitamin D from the sun. this is interesting.. I read in a main stream newspaper that raw vegans didn’t show a deficiency in V-D, because they were “CLEVER enough to get some sun exposure”. Hahahahahaha. These newspaper editors and writers try hard but are too dense to see the truth that it is not being clever that we go to the sun but that they just don’t understand the instinctual paradigm of naturemenschen. what we need is more than just diet, but a comprehensive lebensreform. Speaking of paradigms, I see not how whole foods, raw foods, ripe organic foods, the foods we are meant to partake, can be deficient in anything we need, if we also adopt the other lifestyle factors, like sun and pure air, and low fat, low protein, etc. It comes down to paradigms. It’s not worth putting the cart ahead of the horse. if someone is suffering and I was a doctor I’d test them for deficiencies and then give them some to see if it helped, but only after I put them on the propert diet and lifestyle. Too many people I feel are putting the cart ahead of the horse. also people are raw food fanatics, in that they think ‘as long as it’s raw it’s good to be swallowed’. I feel raw foods are always superior to cooked provided they are the right raw foods, but you can easily do a cooked food diet superior to a poorly done raw food diet. but a rightly done raw food diet will always be superior because the fruit and food is whole. I feel nazariah felt that vegan and raw diets may be deficient because he understood it to be a diet involving not enough consumption of fruits. This is just my view. Oh, I eat cooked food sometime. I was 100 percent now I’m not, but I will be again in the future and for all time. I’m honest enough about it and I won’t hide that. but I am 100 percent vegan, and I’m low fat, and when I’m ready I will be fruitarian low fat raw vegan for life, because people have proved this can be sustained

  10. Vegan Steven on August 27th, 2007 8:33 pm

    Wow! Deep! Incredible! I thank everyone possible for this information! big smile

  11. Dave B. on September 29th, 2007 2:56 pm

    Gerald, remember eating alot of fruit sounds wonderful on Paper. But study what Happened to TC FRY, the most popular Raw Food Teacher of the 80s who reccomended High Fruit. AT his Death at only 72, he had lost ALL his Teeth ! They rotted right out of his Head, slowly and steadily as he ate more and more fruit and Less Greens.

    Most of the People who adopt a High Fruit Nat Hygiene Diet over a few years time, begin to develop Intense Dental health problems, that is a fact. In fact Victoria Boutenko was eating a mostly traditional NH diet before she realized she was missing alot of Greens. Natural Hygiene is a wonderful philosphy, but be careful in taking it totally Literal.

    Dr. Bass from NY a NH dr. for over 35 yrs. also states he suffered massive Dental problems and it is HIS words that this was because of the Massive amount of fruit he ate with very little greens. Long time Legendary NH dr. Chris Gian Cursio, who worked with Shelton, also suffered same thing from Alot of Fruit.


  12. Sofia on November 4th, 2007 1:40 pm

    I really enjoyed the show, but I do not think a High Fruit diet is bad at all, but it really does need to include a lot of greens and keep it low fat, otherwise you can get blood sugar problems etc.

    Also, raw foodists eat too many citris fruits and dried fruits yet think they can get away with not paying attention to their teeth enough. Thats when you get dental problems. Green smoothies are the best way around worrying that you’re not getting enough grounding foods.

  13. Mary on March 4th, 2010 10:13 pm

    Uh-Huh! A healthy mouth equals a healthy body. After your greens Floss, floss, floss! Same goes for your feet. Keep them clean. Keep nails trim and clean and pamper those toesies with aloe vera lotions and a nice, natural bristle brush. You’ll do fine.

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