Ever wondered what would happen if you actually went ‘raw’? And then thought twice because that would just be insane! – ?
Well, meet the inspiration of the week, Trucker Dave, who lost 178 pounds in one year after he went 95% raw. He shrank 41 inches off his waistline, got rid of 19 pharmaceutical medications, beat diabetes in just four days, went from stage 2 colon cancer to not having any at all, oh, and he cured himself of kidney disease as well!
How the *&%$ did he do that?
The solution was simple – Dave took the plunge and went fully raw! Ooooh baby, we like it raaaaaaw …
Dave hooked it up with Gabriel Cousens, medical doctor, raw foods pimp, and rather controversial character. I’d first heard of Dr. Cousens when I worked with Natural News in Tucson, Arizona. His raw foods getaway Tree of Life is pretty legendary in the worlds of raw and healing, providing workshops and long-term classes for people looking to incorporate raw food, juicing and yoga into their lifestyles – the doc’s wife, Shanti, spearheads the complimentary yoga classes. There has, as with most public figures, been some question as to Gabriel Cousens’ methodologies, and even his credentials as an MD. For those who’ve found refuge in his advice on nutrition, however, the proof is in the pudding (vegan, of course).
Check out Gabriel Cousens’ recipe for ALL RAW CHULLAH here!
So Dave found a community and healing regime that resonated with him at the Tree of Life, and though his lifestyle as a trucker was a big challenge to leading the life of a raw foodie, he stuck to it – and got amazing results! I was pretty much raw for several months in Tucson, and I have to say, I never felt more energetic and light. A food processor and juicer go a long way with raw foods, and you’d be surprised at the variety of flavors and textures you can actually produce. I highly recommend trying it out, even just for a week – and after seeing this video, there’s no excuse not to!
Here are some excellent websites on raw food recipes (there’s more to it than salad, I assure you!)