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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.


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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I heard Dr. Latham speak at Agape a few weeks before doing this interview. He’s been around for quite some time yet, not many who are new to the raw/living food world know who he is. He’s been eating this way for almost 30 years. At the presentation his assistant made the most delicious “savory pie”. It was incredible to have greens in the pie. The combination was amazing.

One of the things I had to ask Dr. Latham was, “Since you have someone who makes your food, do you eat this way every day?” You’ll find the answer in this interview.

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DR. ARIS LATHAM has been a ‘raw foodist’ for the past 28 years. He has catered raw and vegetarian food all over the world, including for the U.S. Congress and major stars like Lauryn Hill, Cecile Tyson, Erykah Badu, Sidney Poitier, and Ben Vereen ­ all vegetarians. Dr. Aris LaTham explains what the raw food diet is all about.

Dr. Aris LaTham has a Master’s degree in Linguistics and a Ph.D. in Food Science. He has been featured on major television stations in the United States (ABC & NBC), and major publications (Essence magazine, Time magazine, Vegetarian Times). He has done seminars for the Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) and has done consultations for Strawberry Hill, Swept Away and the Golden Door, a spa in the United States and Mexico. Dr. LaTham currently lives and works in St. Mary and teaches food preparation courses, has chef/cook training, offers assistance in detoxifying the individual and kitchen (ridding the kitchen of toxic substances and restocking it with healthful food), and runs a spa.




I always enjoy chatting with Victoria Boutenko. This time I managed to catch her in her booth at Raw Spirit Festival without a crowd around her. We spoke about her latest research and what she’s doing now. Changes she’s making; thoughts, ideas and experiences she’s confirmed, tweaked or softened. At one point, I had to ask the question that she said people talk more about than all the research she has done. Listen in to find out what that question is, and the answer to it.



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Food matters is a hard hitting, fast paced look at our current state of health. Despite billions of dollars of funding and research into new, so-called cures, we continue to suffer from a raft of chronic ills and every day maladies. Patching up an over-toxic and over-indulgent population with a host of toxic therapies and nutrient-sparse foods is definitely not helping the situation.

On "Food Matters", you’ll get to join the world’s leading authorities on nutrition and natural healing as they uncover the true cause of disease, find out what works, what doesn’t, and what’s killing you.

This film gives you and your family options and choices and could save your life and/or the lives of those you love.

FoodMatters sets about the uncovering the trillion dollar worldwide "sickness industry", and exposes a growing body of scientifice evidence proving that nutritional therapy can be more effective, more economical, less harmful andless invasive than most conventional medical treatments.

This is an enlightening conversation. Please listen in.

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 In this episode of Rawkin Radio my guest is Rod Rotondi, founder of Leaf Cuisine located in Culver City and Sherman Oaks, Ca. 

We chatted about Rod’s upbringing and how he got to eating raw, how his parents feel about it and opening two restaurants and how his food is now into numerous health food stores. We spoke about what is different about his restaurants and catering. Check out: Leaf Cuisine to find out even more! 




Mike sent me his latest dvd, Healing Cancer from Inside Out, and it is a powerful one. During our interview we talk about how the medical establishment came to be and have taken over the "health" system. We discuss how it is they’ve shammed people into thinking that conventional treatment will cure cancer, how people are creating it; what the real cause is and in part 2, we’ll talk about how to prevent and REALLY cure it. Please, share this with everyone you know.

Brenda Cobb of the Living Foods Institute is back with another great interview. We talk about what she’s been doing, what she’s going to do; cancer, health, healing, how to get one’s weight up on raw food, and so much more! She even gives a few recipes which led to Revvell wondering how it is she doesn’t have Brenda’s books. Listen to the outcome of that question on this latest Rawkin Radio!!!