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Hi there!

It’s been awhile since I’ve been here although I have sent folks to listen to many of the shows I’ve done here because the information is still good.

Yet, why did I quit doing Rawkin’ Radio?

Many of those I’d interviewed wanted to be re-interviewed regarding their food-style changes. They had gone from 100% raw (from what they said) ~ to paleo. Not to cooked vegetable, fruit, greens, etc. but to meat-eating.

What people choose to do is always up to them yet, that was not something I could support. Quite a few of these folk had healed themselves with raw vegan, coming from a carnivorous background so, I couldn’t see the point.

What I think is funny are the people who talk about eating grass fed beef, or whatever bacon and/or eggs (I’m not up on the vernacular) do make me laugh. So many of these people couldn’t afford organic fruit and vegetables, now they’re paying top price for “grass-fed butter”…. WTH?

I’m guessing many who label themselves “paleo” are rationalizing that they can’t afford grass-fed this or free-range that and are basically just ~ Atkinesers. (Yes, I made that up.)

Anyway, just wanted to post something here; it’s been awhile.

Rawkin Talk soon!


Sarma MelngailisIn this interview we talk about Sarma’s beginnings, how she got interested in raw; her background and education in the culinary arts. I asked Sarma what she would tell someone who wanted to open their own restaurant and if she’s planning on opening more. We chatted about her “One Lucky Duck” website and the currently high cost of organics.

I also asked about the use of maple syrup, wine and sake in some of their recipes and what alternatives might be for non-drinkers. (Of course, there are so many choices of things to drink, drink something else). This just reminded me how people get stuck on things like wanting to eat raw potatoes. There are so many other options, why get stuck on one thing?

So, enjoy the interview, purchase the book and support Rawkin Radio please.

This is another interview that was done before Rawkin Radio came into being, just under two years ago. My first interview with Matt Monarch.

Matt MonarchWhy would a young, single bachelor change to a raw food lifestyle? 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.


Anthony Anderson aka <a href=Raw Model Delightful interview running longer than usual. He (and I) had thoughts on permaculture and how the people of this nation need to transition to taking more responsibility for their food and their health; homeschooling; eating fats and what kind, training.. and more. We spoke about his food program; why and how he transitioned to raw; how to BE raw living in cold country, his blog/sites and where he’s going and what he’s doing. I really loved this line: “Nature’s a buffet”. Yes, it is. You’ll enjoy this.

David Wolfe

This is another interview transferred over from before Rawkin Radio came into being which is why it sounds different. Originally posted 9/09/07. Good info still.

After many weeks of phone calls and emails, David Wolfe and Revvell get together for a fun-filled, enlightening and illuminating conversation. In this program Revvell asks David  numerous questions where they cover everything from staying warm in cold weather, herbs, allergies, low fat, low money, airplane travel, transitioning, the Master Cleanse and soooo much more. They also get into the mental/emotional understanding of allergies and, of course, the importance of "super foods" to the raw and living food program.







Storm Talifero is a 30 year plus raw foodist. His pictures tell his story. His life unfolds during this interview from having a heart attack at the age of 18 to evolving into the raw food vegan he is today. He speaks about assisting his wife Jinjee in home-birthing their four children and what his role is in raising them. Storm has been eating a raw-vegan diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds in their natural unheated state for over 30 years and has become known amongst raw-vegans for his body builder’s physique. At 57 he appears decades younger.

Dhrumil ~ We Like It RawIn this interview we find out who Dhrumil is and his background. We talk about the “honeymoon phase” of eating raw, dealing with old “stuff” and not suppressing it with food. He explains a quick “Falling Still” meditation showing how easy it is to take a moment to come back to ourselves thereby releasing stress. We also talk about the importance of community.

You can find out more about Dhrumil by going to his websites: Give it to Me Raw and We Like it Raw.


Renegade HealthKevin Gianni wants to spread the word of great health in a big way! He is an internationally known health advocate, author, and film consultant. He has helped thousands and thousands of people in over 85 countries though online health teleseminars on living and raw foods, and abundance, optimal health and longevity. He is also the creator and co-author of “The Busy Person’s Fitness Solution”.

On this program, we talk about Kevin, Renegade Health, Cacao and life in general.


James learned about Natural Hygiene in his youth and became an ardent follower of Dr. Herbert M. Shelton, who defined and developed the science, laying down guidelines for food combining and fasting with an emphasis on raw, whole foods. James had his share of health challenges during childhood, including being born crippled and undergoing successful but invasive surgeries. He also had asthma and suffered a collapsed lung. He has been exploring the relationship between diet and health ever since he responded favorably to the whole foods vegan diet his doctor suggested for him when he was about 10 years old.

James was fortunate to be raised in the indigenous California lifestyle by his grandparents on the San Pasqual Indian reservation. They spoke the native Kumeyaay tongue & ate the traditional acorn mush, seeds, vegetables and fruit in season, and resisted the sugar, refined wheat and meat introduced by the invading cultures. Some of his other relatives, cousins, including an aunt, worked at Dr. Bernard Jensen’s health retreat in Escondido. Although Jensen was of interest to James he choose to follow a more complete natural hygiene program of Gerald Benesh, Herbert M. Shelton, et al. James prefers to call his understanding of natural hygiene, native hygiene instead, out of respect for the past.

James is licensed in conventional healthcare with a background in post grad music therapy @ Cal State Universities including Stanford University where he obtained a research grant and has worked as a medical technician for several decades. He reared four children, two home births he helped deliver & raised his children along the reservation on virgin terrain without municipal water or electricity as hygienically as possible.

This interview was done live, in the sunroom before a raw food potluck to which Jimi brough sapotes to everyone’s delight.


Paul Nison, raw foods chef, educator and motivational speaker, has been featured on The Food Network and in several magazines and newspapers. He travels worldwide giving lectures and classes on raw food nutrition and preparation to show people how easy and fun the raw lifestyle can be.

Paul Nison was completely healed from inflammatory bowel disease through eating a raw food diet. He coaches those suffering from all diseases on how to get better. If you would like to enquire further about how he was cured and how you can improve your health, please read his book “Healing Inflammatory Bowel Disease”. The principles in this book will help everyone improve their health regardless of their condition.

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