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Disease-Free Living Through Fitness and Nutrition

We began this Advice section as a means of assisting our visitors in answering many of their health and diet questions, and in encouraging them to take a pro-active part in their own health.  We believe that the information contained herein is true, but are not presenting it as the only solution to a problem.  We, personally, have found that a vegan diet has helped our own health, and simply wish to share with others the things we have found.   Each of us must make our own decisions, for it's our own body.  If you have a health problem, see your own physician.



Hi, Gerry:

I live in Maine and I�m just starting out juicing and starting to go raw foods.


Hi, Isaac.

I like your name. Someone very near and dear to me (10 year-old-grandson) has the same name. It means "laughter" and "joy" and I'm sure you and he will bring much of both to the people in your lives.


I�m desperately looking for someone (with tips, ideas) that can help me get started. It seems like I have so many questions and all the sites I have checked out never seem to answer any of the questions that I have.


If you'll give me a little more background on yourself: age, education, family, work, a little bit about where you live, etc., to help me get to know you, along with a list of your questions, I'll see if I (or someone else) might be able to help.


I would like to know if you or anyone you might know that would be willing to let me e-mail them from time to time with questions that I might have. My goal is to go raw foods all the way, but as you know we have all been programmed that food needs to be cooked. I just need someone thats been on the way longer then I have and thats been successful (a buddy through e-mail) that I can lean on from time to time.


Sure. We taught a class and support group on the subject for about 9 years for that very reason. We don't live in this world by ourselves and sometimes it seems all of Society is dead set against us trying to consume a more health promoting diet for self, the animals and the planet.


I would appreciate any help you can give......Thanks ahead. Look forward to hearing from you soon

Your Friend,



Sorry to be so long in responding, Isaac, I have been out of country for over a month and things have stacked up while we were away. You are very wise to reach out as there is a world of misinformation out there that can be confusing if not dangerous. I recommend you learn as much as you can, (YOU can start by reading articles on this website;-) find out what works best for you, and stick to it, and you will become a healthier, happier and more responsible person.


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