moments often catch us unaware" from The Cab Ride
2) Leigh and I want to express our heartfelt appreciation for all the individuals and companies who contributed gifts, food and services for our recent radio station Fundraiser. We also wish all our readers and listeners the best of everything good for the New Year and always.
3) An exploration of the importance of internet radio
4) Upcoming guests on my Hooked on Raw Radio Show
5) The FDA announced preliminary approval of milk and meat from cloned animals and their offspring to enter the human food supply. 90 day comment period begins now.
6) Two movies of value - The Secret and Loose Change.
7) Peace activist, Sunsara Taylor, duels it out with Bill O'Reilly
8) Part 3 - Fruitarian and 80/10/10 Diets (see Part 1 and Part 2)
a) Chase responds to Lennie (about 80/10/10 Diet)
b) A conversation with Gary Orlando about fruitarian diets
years ago, I drove a cab for a living. When I arrived at 2:30 a.m.,
the building was dark except for a single light in a ground floor
window. Under these circumstance, many drivers would just honk once
or twice, wait a minute, then drive away.
nothing", I told her. "I just try to treat my passengers
the way I would want my mother treated". "Oh, you're such
a good boy", she said.
have to make a living," she answered. "There are other passengers,"
I responded. Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug. She
held onto me tightly.
1) I love the line from the story above "great moments often catch us unaware". I've found this to be so true. You're going along in your everyday life and all of a sudden there it is, a delightful, beautiful, unexpected moment happens. These are the moments that make life worth living, and these are the moments that you will remember like little jewels to treasure all of your life.
2) Leigh and I are most appreciative of those companies and individuals who donated gifts, food and services for our Tribeca Radio FUNdraising Party & Raffle of December 20, 2006
High Vibe Health & Healing/Bob Dagger
Bell Bates Health Food Store
Live Live Health Store/Christopher
Good Stuff by Mom and Me/Laurie & Rebecca Bosch
The Sprout Lady/Rita
Deepak Chopra Center
Dr. Trish Rossi
Dr. Jay Liss, Chiropractor
iLoveGoji.com/Christina and David Kyrk
Bonobo's Raw Restaurant
Caravan of Dreams Restaurant
Coconut Island Coconuts/Kevin Shuker & Eric Csoka
Felicia of Felicia's Heart Light, Live Soul Food
Organic Avenue/Denise Mari
Arlene B. Donar, M.A., N.D.
Joshua Shome, LAc
M.A.R.C. Holistic Center
Alok Holistic Health Center
Rhio's Raw Energy/Rhio
The Food Emporium
3) Why is internet radio important? There are a myriad of reasons and below are some of them.
a) At the top of the list is the free and open dissemination of all kinds of information that the mainstream media blocks and filters out of their programming. Internet radio is an alternative to most of the crap that is on the over-the-air radio stations that are now owned by only a handful of companies. Internet radio provides a voice for a diversity of thought, ideas and opinions. A majority of the over-the-air radio stations are programmed in one location and then that programming is sent out to hundreds of stations all over the country, in effect homogenizing the information aired.
b) Where is the training ground for new artists, hosts, writers and performers? Most of them are locked out of mainstream venues, and if they are refused access to a network - that means that they are excluded from hundreds of stations. Internet radio provides a fertile ground for new talent to develop their voice and skills and for new show ideas and formats to have a chance to develop an audience and be heard. Internet radio provides a way for new independent music to be heard instead of the same old tightly controlled playlists of music supplied by the big 4 or 5 record labels that control about 90% of the music industry.
c) Internet radio is global. Anyone with an internet connection anywhere in the world can tune in.
d) Internet radio can at the same time be local, addressing the issues of the local community from which it broadcasts.
e) Internet radio can address specific interests, such as shows for the raw/live food community which no over-the-air radio station in the world addresses on a regular basis. If I'm wrong and have missed somebody's Non-internet radio show, please let me know.
f) Internet radio is free to the listener and to the provider the costs are comparatively minimal.
g) Internet radio is a way that people and communities can speak to each other. Information, ideas and opinions from people and communities can be freely disseminated, whereas the same type of information, if you can't interest an outlet to cover it, would be very costly to put into a newspaper, magazine, radio or TV advertisement.
4) Upcoming guests on Hooked on Raw Internet Radio Show
Interviews with Victoria Boutenko, author of numerous raw food books and videos, Laurie and Rebecca Bosch of Good Stuff by Mom & Me, Joshua Shome, acupuncturist and herbologist, Arlene B. Donar, Naturopathic Doctor, Rita The Sprout Lady, Dr. Harry Wong on the Purification Program. Tune in at: www.TribecaRadio.com
The FDA announced on December 28th preliminary approval of milk and meat from
cloned animals and their offspring to enter the human food supply. Despite
public outcry, FDA has not recommended these products be labeled if approved.
A 90-day public comment period opened on January 3, 2007.
Most of us on this list do not eat milk or meat, so why should this concern us? We all have friends or relatives that do eat these products and this further deterioration of the food supply will surely affect their health. Remember a few years ago when Dolly the sheep was cloned and it made headline news worldwide? After that hullabaloo Dolly's health deteriorated as is the case with all clones, but did that information make the news? Of course not. The research shows that all cloned animals have major health problems. Dolly only lived half as long as is common for sheep of her breed. She had numerous genetic mutations and many diseases, including arthritis and lung disease.
you wish to make a comment, please do so now during this 90 day window of
opportunity. Write a letter to the editor of your local papers and add your
To send your letter online go to: http://ga3.org/campaign/cloning_lte
6) Two Movies of Value - The Secret and Loose Change
The Secret is a movie about how we create our personal reality. The life we are living is being created by ourselves and if there is something in that life that does not please us, then we can change it by learning how to create our reality consciously... because most of us are doing the process unconsciously. The movie is a teaching manual with a number of excellent and passionate speakers on the subject who give lots of examples of success from their own lives. This is a movie well worth seeing and studying for it's potential to change human lives for the better. The movie does not address too much how we create mass reality - that is the reality we are living in relationship to other communities of peoples in the world, but perhaps that could be the subject of a follow-up movie, because the same process that creates personal reality also creates mass reality, but rather than being under individual control, it is a process done in communion with groups of peoples, both known and unknown, who are dreaming the world into existence.
Loose Change is a movie that questions the official story of what happened on 9/11, and it brings up some very good points. If you want to get a different perspective than the one that is force-fed to us by mainstream media, check it out.
activist, Sunsara Taylor, duels it out with Bill O'Reilly
This is a lesson in how to handle even the most reprehensible debating adversary. Even though Bill O'Reilly calls Sunsara names during the interview and tries to marginalize her group The World Can't Wait, she conducts her part of the interview with dignity and she always, always just sticks to the subject of the interview and does not hurl even one aspersion, even addressing Bill by name in a friendly way. I believe that some activists have learned that the tactic of hurling insults is just that, a tactic, used by some commentators to get their guests off the subject, off balance and on the defensive, but I must say, it didn't work here. Sunsara held her own. Tune in on You Tube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-F-zmTNuk4
8) Part 3 on Fruitarian and 80/10/10 diets:
a) Chase responds to Lennie about 80/10/10. I've put this feedback in (Part 2)
b) A conversation with Gary Orlando about fruitarian diets.
December 24, 2006
I just read some of the info on your website
I am doing 80/10/10 and thriving. Just thought Id let you know in case you wanted a testimonial.
Shall I presume that you are thriving? Would you consider yourself to be at an ideal weight? I ask because you appear to be a bit overfat. I could be wrong of course. Sometimes difficult to tell from pictures.
What percent fruit do you eat?
I have been overfat in my history, I do not believe that I am now, at size
4. Perhaps some would like me to be a size 2 or 0 but my size suits me.
As you know, I am not an advocate for 80/10/10, though I do believe that in the beginning it can be a terrific transition and cleansing diet, but in my opinion, it is not for the long term. However, if you have made it work for you, then what objection could I have? If you read my hotline from the beginning of the discussion, then you would know that my main objection was the removal of letters from a website Doug G moderated, letters which voiced opposing views and experiences on 80/10/10.
With blessings and peace,
Below is an exchange of information, ideas and opinion:
Rhio: Tell me a little about how you are thriving. How long have you been doing 80/10/10? Did you have personal instruction from Dr. D?
Thanks much for the quick reply and happy holidays to you.
Thanks for the information on the Andressohns I did not know all that you have discovered, and it was very interesting.
dont call what I do 80/10/10, but it is equivalent from when I tracked
it online for a month in nutridiary. Its been a long transition from
Fit for Life 20 years ago, until the present. I would say I have been eating
high raw for 20 years (90%), and like 811 for about 6 years, not 100% raw
all the time, but very close on average, and all raw and fresh at this time.
By the way I do not consider that cheating, or failing. I am succeeding splendidly, and I love my diet. I say that because someone I know said to me, so you cheat, yes? Well, if you want to consider 99% raw and fresh and whole foods cheating, then ok, But it seems a very negative way to look at it.
Nor do I consider that since I been on average 99% raw over the last 6 years, that it invalidates anything about the raw diet, or my particular diet. My ideal is simply a challenging goal, more so than the typical RAW diet goal of many who eat a lot of dried foods, and juices and frozen food, raw meals, high fat, a lot of nuts, nut butters, dehydrated foods, spices etc. Nothing self congratulatory about this, just an observation.
No personal instruction from doug other than public on the discussion board.
someone thinks you're "cheating" because of your 90-99% raw food
diet, (as opposed to 100%), I believe that is a result of faulty perception
and reasoning and also unnecessary judgement. After all, we each have the
right to choose the diet of our choice, and the level at which we want to
implement it - and it really is no one else's business.
What kind of diet were you doing before?
Gary: Long transition as I said, from meat eater, to vegetarian, to vegan to raw vegan.
Rhio: Has the 80/10/10 diet affected your teeth in anyway - for better or worse?
Gary: My teeth were never good and I have not seen any worsening due to diet.
Rhio: How is your disposition and nerves? Are you calm?
Much more calm while eating this way. No comparison.
Rhio: What improvements have you seen in your health?
Gary: The list is too long. Suffice to say that from fatigue, headache, stomach and back pain, carpal tunnel, nervousness, weakness, bad skin, Have all gone away. That is just a short list but parallels what most raw people see.
Rhio: What do you eat?
Gary: Mostly lowfat fruit, with what I would consider a lot of greens and celery. A few nuts. I shoot for raw fresh ripe whole organic plants, as the mantra goes. I feel that many people think that RAW will lead to HEALTH, when that is far from the case. Far more important are the words FRESH and WHOLE, although I blend some.
Rhio: How much exercise do you get?
Gary: Mostly a lot of weightlifting. Some other sports and exercise not a lot of aerobic type stuff.
Rhio: Do you live in a warm climate?
Rhio: If you have been doing 80/10/10 long term, have you had any type of testing for vitamin/mineral status?
Gary: I did have full testing at one point years ago and all was fine. Then I self-tested b12 and it was borderline low and I supplemented for a short time. I dont normally supplement with anything, except for the rare occasion Ill get a bottle of methylcobalamin.
Rhio: If you decide to share, I will post your response in one of my newsletters, so please give permission also.
You could share this in your newsletter if you wish, under the following
1. that you answer my questions herein about your diet.
2. that you send me exactly what you will be posting, including your response, prior to posting it.
I will answer your questions to me BUT I want your permission now to use all that you have written to me, including the section that begins: "I had also wanted to mention to you the following:" and ends with: "and recognized that most of the problems were her misunderstandings and misapplications."
If you want to respond to my answers, you can and that will be posted too. However, I do not want to invest more time with the conversation if your permission is contingent on whether or not you approve of my replies. I try to be honest, open and spontaneous. I am busy and I want our conversation if it continues to be a part of one of my hotlines.
Let me know.
With blessings and peace,
December 27, 2006
hereby grant permission.
Gary: My questions for you are - how much fruit you eat, and what is the rest of your diet.
I do not eat any specific amount of fruit. I kind of go by what my body
is asking me for at the moment. In the summer, I eat much more fruit than
at any other time of the year. If I have sweet fruit, it is usually in the
morning after my pint of raw juice or energy soup. Or sometimes in between
meals as a snack, though I don't really snack much. Sometimes I'll have fruit
or a fruit salad for either lunch or dinner. The rest of my diet consists
of a very wide variety of vegetables (some of these veggies, like cucumbers
and tomatoes are classified as fruits), leafy vegetables, wild edibles, soaked
and sprouted nuts, seeds, legumes and sometimes grains like quinoa or buckwheat.
These are made into mostly very simple meals, although I do have what some
call gourmet meals as well, usually on the weekend when I have more time for
Gary: how you believe your style of eating is better than 811?
My diet differs from 811 in that while it is fruit and vegetable based, it
includes a lot more categories of foods. For example:
common root vegetables, (carrots, beets, turnips, etc.) unusual root vegetables (burdock, celery root, maca, etc.)
other fresh juice
nut and seed cheese and yogurt
fresh herbs and spices
occasional mushrooms and sprouted grains
whole food based, low-heat processed supplements (two weeks on - two weeks off)
I believe eating a WIDE variety of raw foods is safer than only eating mostly fruits. The fruitarians and 80/10/10ers that I have met that were eating some leafy greens did not eat nearly enough of them compared with the fruits they were consuming, mainly because they did not enjoy them and refused to put any type of dressing or sauce on them. In any case, they were focusing on the fruits and not on the greens. I have also had many former fruitarians thank me for alerting them to the possible problems. Some of them had already started having trouble with their teeth.
Most fruits are low in sodium, a most important mineral for health and youthfulness. Eating celery with sweet fruit doesn't in my opinion, balance out the minerals. And too many sweet fruits, as Dr. Fred Bisci says, keep the body pumped with insulin eventually leading to insulin failure.
My only concern, as I've stated numerous times before, is that there is sufficient transparency when things do not go as stated by a raw food teacher promoting a fruitarian or 80/10/10 approach.
Gary: I had also wanted to mention to you the following:
You replied about the fact that you were a size 4. like I said, you just looked a bit overfat or puffy, but pictures can lie. And someones size does not necessarily indicate health, since many people are bloated and puffy from salt and other spices as you know.
Likewise, many would say I am too thin at 57 120.
I think it is good that you are concerned about supposed failures on certain diets and want people to know about it. I know you think its improper to blame all failures on the person doing it wrong, and I wont say that is true for all cases, but I would say for the vast majority that I have communicated with, their failure was either caused by doing it wrong, or by not seeing it through. By not seeing it through, I mean that 811 is a very big transition, bigger than most raw variants, and the transition can be challenging. Likewise, the transition may take longer than we think it should. By doing it wrong I mean not enough veggies, or eating non-organically grown food, or eating other non optimal foods. I do not think, as some do, that one will fail on 811 without a certain Amount of exercise.
my point is that minor mistakes or indiscretions are amplified when eating such a clean diet this does not invalidate the diet.
Believe me, I have the same concerns that you do when you hear of people not doing well, while seemingly doing everything right. I just wanted you to consider that you may be being a bit biased.
Do you know anyone, for example, who is failing on the diet that you espouse? Would you say that 100% of the people that eat as you do are successful? Define successful? I would doubt that all can claim smooth sailing. Do you think it would be fair to then claim that your diet is dangerous and flawed?
First, the significant thing here for me is only transparency, so if someone
sent me a letter and told me that a very varied raw diet was not working for
them, I would post the letter, and not remove it. I may respond to it, ask
a few questions, but it would stay.
No one as of yet, has written any letters of that type to me.
You ask if I think the way I eat will keep people healthy. The way I eat keeps ME healthy. Each person is an individual and raw diets have to be tailored to the needs and lifestyles of each individual.
You ask me to define successful. Successful for ME Rhio, is - I don't have any pain or inflammation in any part of my body. I feel great all of the time and joyful most of the time - I have loads of energy - my digestion is excellent - I never get colds or flu. My skin is smooth and I have very few wrinkles. I don't wear glasses and have no need for them. I have all my hair. I have no cavities in my teeth now. The only time I was ever not feeling myself since 1987 was for the first two years after 9/11 while I was detoxing from all the heavy metals and other crap that I absorbed from the buildings collapsing, since I live 10 blocks north of the former World Trade Center.
Gary: I would also mention that people "fail" in many ways, with diet being a causative factor. Many of these failures are not recognized, but hidden. Just as many SAD eaters are apparently healthy, ie: not failing, but we know they are really failing, or their failure is certainly coming soon.
I agree with you that people may not succeed on raw diets for many and varied
reasons. Since I am not a practitioner, in my teaching I only go into maintaining
or regaining health in broad terms. If people are not making the diet work,
it would be most helpful if they could find a competent practitioner to guide
and assist them.
Gary: Final NOTE: the young woman who was prominently featured on your site as A FAILURE due to the 811 plan posted a few months ago on the vegsource board. She then said that she cringes when she reads what she wrote as a young lady back then, and recognized that most of the problems were her misunderstandings and misapplications.
Rhio: About the young lady that you said has since recanted. She could write me again and I would then add the new information to her former letter, however I would have to be absolutely certain that it was the same young lady, and I'm not sure how I could be certain of that, unless she had the same email address.
If you have anything to add, please get back to me asap. If you don't, then I will add whatever further comments you make into my website's hotline, but it would not go into the hotline sent to the elist, as I'm planning to send my new hotline out within the next few days.
Jan 2, 2007, at 7:58 PM, GARY ORLANDO wrote:
Thank you for your response and for the answers to my questions. We are both on our own path and Im happy that we are both doing well. I do not have any further comments at this time, and I wish you the best.
Thank you for your participation in this discussion. Have a Glorious New Year!
January 11, 2007
at www.doctorsaredangerous.com is available for radio interview. At age 78,
shes a stunning example.
The price of health freedom - indeed, the price of all freedom - is eternal vigilance.
January 11, 2007
Thank you so much for this DAZZLING NEWSLETTER! I always love reading THE CAB RIDE! It is so profoundly inspiring!
Wishing you a brilliant day Rhio!!! Always with LUV and more LUV,
January 11, 2007
You know this February I will be 61. IT's hard for most people to believe. I'm even sometmes amazed myself. I started being interested in nutrition when I was 24. By the time I was 28 I had my own radio show...first locally in the tri state area then nationaly for five years and finally globally for a couple of years. I have met and counselled many people on nutrition and learned from many others from all over the world. I have found meat eaters who were exceptionally enlightened and quite healthy and many more than I have vegetarians or raw foodists for that matter. While in Russia I met a raw foodist who is a Yogi...a real Yogi...mostly fruitarian....eats very little else...He is a genius....can hold his breath for 30 minutes and has invented a healing game from ancent sanskrit that after you play it, it changes your real life............He is an exceptioal healer beyond any I ever met anywhere...........However I did his blood last year and it was a mess. Every damn disease causing microorganism that exits.........He has a strong constitiution so he can bear it...for now. He looks older than either myself or husband... My blood and my husband's are much better than his....we sleep less...and get far less angry and have more stamina. I can still run 3 miles without a problem. I have yet to meet anyone who has the upper body strength my husband has..
I have seen several fruitarians over the years and everyone of them had bacteria infested blood.........(our natrally occurring microbes within us proliferate on sugar).... That's why you've seen their teeth go bad.... so is every facet of their body going equally bad it's just a matter of time......Sugar is sugar is sugar....from fruit, honey, maple syrup, stevia, or the so called unpocessed (really processed) healthy, really not, Agave.................
I will do anyone's blood for free who is a fruitarian. It is an unhealthy diet.........Anyone who says it is...please come and show us your blood and I will prove to you, it is not............If I'm wrong I will pay you for coming.
As an addendum I have seem many many raw foodists over the years.........Several very.. famous ones....and not one of them has healthy blood. and many look terrible and feel worse........They all think they have the answer and they don't.....and the only person I've seem who has the closest to the answer is Robert Young who wrote the PH Miracle and he eats alot of raw but not all for sure.... Gabriel Cousens changed his diet percenages based on Dr. Young's book...and cut his intake of fruit.........
Raw foodists eat too much fruit, dehydrated food...which is totally unatural and too much sprouted grains which are fungal and mircrobial breeding farms....Dehyrated food that was dried in the sun (which kills fungus and mold) and food dried in the dehydrator are totally different things. A dehydrator is the perfect place to grow fungus and mold...dark, warm and put some wet grain in their and its more alive than you care to know........If anyone doesn't think this is true come and visit and give us your blood... we'll show you happily..........
We have to take into consideration where someone lives, how old they are and what their constitution is..........How strong were their parents and how long did they live?...Where did they grow up....If you grew up in the mts...thats one thing...but if you grew up near a toxic waste dump that another...Did your mother beat you every day or love you.........Opinions are worth little...everyone has one.........The only person who can tell iif your diet is working for you is a good clinician............How you feel right now is irrelevant...You could have a good sized tumor in you and not know it...I've seem plenty of people with pretty advanced cancer who didn't know it, felt great, and were dead shortly after..........
By the way, I have also met a large number of raw foodists who are mentally imbalanced seriously because they don't get enough amino acids to make Seretonin, Dopamine and endorphins, or get enought B12.............Just because you eat raw, you won't always be healthy.......Wait until you reach 40 50 and 60 and see what happens.............then......Everyone should have a good biochemist or good clinician check their nuttional levels and a good practioner of Biological Medicine....someone who studied in Germany and not here.....if they want to find out if they're doing it right, and won't have problems down the line..........It would be a good start if everyone would folow the anciet wisdom of "Don't believe anything you hear and half of what you see,"....That's my opinion.
I must say that I was one of those feeling great and strong people who discovered
I had a nice sized tumor growing inside of me....Fortunately Dr. Young did
my blood sixteen years ago and reversed my certain demise at the time.
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