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Can You Change Your Life in One Week? I Did... at The Raw Food Institute

Posted by admin on Wed, Jun 05, 2013

What if I told you your whole life could change?

Hello everyone!

I'm Elliott Fiedler. I met Lisa Wilson several years ago when I attended one of her nutrition classes. I was blown away by what I heard and in that moment somethiraw_food_institute_testimonialng inside me knew I needed to learn more.

You see at that time, I was in pretty poor shape. I had high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and a recent heart attack followed by quadruple bypass surgery. I was uncomfortably overweight and nothing green had passed my lips for decades (literally). Those early classes were a turning point for me and I had many real breakthroughs ... But wait, it gets much, much better than that!

When Lisa launched The Raw Food Institute, I knew it was time to get even more serious about my health. So I enrolled in the first Raw Food Institute class in January of 2011. To say that it was a game changer does not even come close to describing that week for me....

It changed virtually everything in my life.

Listen, when you are forced to face the music (to say nothing of your “maker”) with a quadruple bypass operation, things NEED to change. It is not even an option to deny or delay what you know is absolutely essential to your survival and quality of life.

Honestly, articulating how many ways The Raw Food Institute changed my life is a serious challenge for me. An easier question might be,  “WHAT DIDN'T CHANGE?”

Here are a few of the changes that I can testify to after The Raw Food Institute program:

First, of course, would be the food. I seriously love being a “raw foodie.”  It gets me going every day and it makes me happy! I love the way that I feel, the way that I think, and the way that my body now responds.  I am 66 years old and I feel better than I did 30 years ago.

I've also met some of the dearest and most supportive friends of my life. Among other things, we grow wheat grass together, we swap recipes, and we share raw meals.

The real question is.... "Where would my life be if I had NOT found The Raw Food Institute?

There is no question that my entire life has been turned around and I am a completely different person because of that one week investment of my time in myself. Here are a few “before” and “after” results from my RFI experience:

BEFORE and AFTER Results 

  • Severely overweight/obese (240 lbs.)- Lost 40 lbs. (200 lbs.)
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) = 35.6 BMI - 29.7 (down 16+%)
  • High blood pressure -Normal blood pressure
  • High levels of “bad” cholesterol - Significant (50 to 85%) reductions in cholesterol & triglyceride levels
  • History of coronary artery disease including heart attack & bypass surgery- Improved cardiovascular health
  • Diagnosed as “pre-diabetic” - No longer “at risk” for diabetes 

Please know that you have an opportunity of a lifetime ahead of you in one amazing week at The Raw Food Institute.




With love and blessings,

Elliott Fiedler


LisaWilsonblogFrom Lisa Wilson, Founder of The Raw Food Institute:

Would you like to register for the JULY 7-13, 2013 Raw Food Institute Immersion course?  

It is almost full.  Seriously.  We've quickly grown to an international destination.  Students fly in from around the world to attend.  We have never been this full, this early.  With over a month away, we have just a few seats left.  Please register now:  860.255.4325.  We will have a waiting list for the fall Sept 19-Oct 4, 2013 course too!

Topics: raw food