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One Raw Food Weekend May Change Your Life

Posted by Lisa Wilson CHC on Tue, Sep 02, 2014

Lisa Wilson CHC

describe the imageI would like to share with you my journey into raw foods.
I was first introduced to the concept over 20 years ago.  My dear friend, Linda Zeller (now almost 60 and in radiant health), healed her ovarian and colon cancer with raw foods.  At that time, I had never heard of such a thing.  However, I was so intrigued knowing that if someone could heal their body from cancer….  I wondered what we could do with this powerful tool, for prevention.
At that time, I purchased my 1st juice machine and started drinking green juices.
I'm going to fast forward my journey to 2007.  That was the year I started working at NIHA, as a Health, Nutrition and Wellness Counselor. Please understand that at this time, my personal clients were among the sickest of the sick.  People with Lyme, diabetes, various cancers etc.  
Getting people off of chemicals, GMO grains, sugars etc is one thing, and is a great thing; but people in a health crisis need the most therapeutic, medicinal foods on the planet.  Raw foods, living foods and green juices are the fastest track to getting someone healthy that I know of.  Consuming green juices daily is the closest thing to giving ourselves an instant blood transfusion.  Need to cleanse your organs naturally? Mmm…  the medicinal sprouts and living foods are the answer.  

Amazing Results

I started working more closely with many of the physicians at NIHA and their patients.  When we coupled their holistic and natural therapies with raw foods, the results were stunning.  I sincerely never thought I would see results like this in my lifetime.  Using raw food techniques, we were able to achieve results some might consider miracles.  People started to catapult their way to super-health.  Even many of the doctors and staff started pulling me aside, happily stunned by the results we were getting with patients.  
My reputation for being a TOUGH, raw food nutrition coach spread….  Quickly.  I soon found myself with a private practice I could no longer handle as there weren't enough hours in the day.  I was seeing clients every day of the week from 7am, sometimes until 10pm.  I realized my model of teaching would need to change or I would become sick myself.  
The Raw Food Institute
I decided to design and launch The Raw Food Institute.  That was in 2009.   Since then, we have grown to become an internationally recognized organization.  I personally speak on stages across the country such as Annie Appleseed Project, The Raw Living Expo, Take Back Your Health and many, many more.  I'm also a contributing author to two different books.  They are:
1.)  The Cure to Cancer
2.)  27 Flavors of Fulfillment  
The Raw Food Institute is located in Simsbury, Connecticut.  We hold four, 7-day retreats per year.  They consistently sell out.  Our participants fly in from around the globe.  They travel in from Australia, Mexico, Bermuda, Bahamas, England, Germany, and all across the United states.describe the image
In 2013 The Raw Food Institute won these two awards:
1.)  Best Raw, Vegan Retreat Center
2.)  Medical Awareness for Raw Foods, in honor of the work I do with holistic physicians across the country.


My office walls are now lined with thank you notes from people who have gotten their health back.  You can read numerous testimonials up on our website.  
In summary: 
Raw foods bolster the immune system.  They cleanse the blood, nourish the organs and offer profound health benefits.  I consider learning raw food techniques the most important thing a person can learn for prevention. We are living in the sickest, most toxic times ever in the history of our planet.  Implementing these techniques for robust immunity for ourselves and everyone we love is no longer an option.  It is necessary. 
Don't wait until you get sick to start investing in your health.  Carve out the time to take one of our retreats or boot camps.  It is my sincere belief that this is one of the best investments you can make in both your time and money.  
Register online for our September 26-28, 2014 bootcamp in Washington DC.
Because health is wealth.
Lisa Wilson

Topics: raw food