Integrative Health Blog

Raw Foods and Superfoods, Not Shoes

Posted by admin on Thu, Oct 28, 2010

by Lisa Wilson CHC, CFT

describe the imageHas the concept of eating a more raw, plant based diet recently come onto your radar? 

Perhaps you are wondering, just what exactly is a raw food diet, and why would anyone do that?

MY STORY:  When I was in my early 20’s, a family friend was diagnosed with both colon, and uterine cancer.  She flat out said no to surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Instead, she opted to go raw, using Gerson Therapy with loads of fresh, raw vegetable juices to heal her body. 

Our family friend is now in her 50’s, 17 years cancer free and enjoys a level of health and a quality of life that I rarely see in my practice.  She glows.

She has been my inspiration.  I’ve always thought that if someone can reverse a serious cancer with food….   imagine what we can do with the power of prevention! 

In my early 20’s, I bought my first (cheap, and virtually useless) juice machine.  It sort of made sludge, not really juice, but I loved it anyways. 

Today, I own 5 different juice machines, 2 Vita-mix machines, one dehydrator, one spirooli and a mandolin.  I guess you could say that the raw food in my life has evolved. 

I’m not the kind of woman that comes home with several pairs of new shoes from a great shoe sale.  I’d rather drop my money on an interesting raw food company with a great new product.  I find a new green supplement with an outrageous antioxidant content far more interesting than the latest fashion trend.   I’d rather splurge for some exotic goji berries and then have a blast with my kids in the kitchen creating a delicious raw breakfast cereal.

BOTTOM LINE: I feel better in my 40’s than I did in my 20’s.   

In my 20’s, I was stuck in a bloated body that I didn’t recognize, and I had embarrassing cystic acne all over my face.  Dating was pretty much out of the question during those times.  I didn’t like what was happening to me, and it reflected in my confidence!  It is hard to believe that I’m the same person.  I now stand before thousands of people speaking out about the power of proper nutrition and finding nourishment in our foods.

I’m so grateful that I was able to discover the power of great nutrition at such a young age. What we put in our bodies matters in such a great way.

Nutrition can change the course of your life forever.  It certainly did mine!

PLEASE JOIN ME for an honest discussion about getting the Raw Food Glow at NIHA!


  • Feel your best TODAY!
  • Open your eyes to a NEW LEVEL of health!
  • Discover the SECRETS to achieving the Raw Food Glow!
  • Say good-bye to feeling tired all the time!
  • Create a life you feel good about!
  • Learn DELICIOUS AND EASY RECIPES you can make in minutes!
  • Fascinating information on deep cellular healing 
  • Astounding testimonials

Come to this FREE talk on Discovering Raw Foods and start feeling their medicinal effects immediately!

When: Saturday, November 6th 10am-12pm

Where: NIHA

To Register for this free talk CALL 202- 643- HEAL


NIHA’s New Raw Food Immersion Program January 23-29, 2011

Please CALL    (202) 643-HEAL


Lisa Wilson, CHC, CFT,  is a certified Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor at National Integrated Health Associates, the largest integrative medicine and dental practice on the east coast. Lisa is the founder of The Raw Food Institute, a national detoxification center that uses advanced techniques with food as medicine to take health to the highest levels. She also founded Parkfit: Outdoor Fitness for Women in McLean, VA, and In the Know Lifestyle (ITK), a superfood company dedicated to organic and raw foods.

She can be reached at 202-643- HEAL for a free consultation, to enroll in The Raw Food Institute, or for speaking or television engagements. Many of her health how-to videos can be found at

Lisa is mom to 3 rock’n kids, ages 6, 8 and 10, that love to eat super healthy food!


Topics: superfoods, holistic nutrition, raw food