John Kohler - Healing with a Raw Food Diet - Episode 59

The focus of his research has been in the area of obtaining the highest level of health. One of John’s goals is to educate the world about the benefits of fruits and vegetables. He is the founder and creator of the largest raw food website on the internet, www.RawFoods.com that he started in 1997. John also owns and manages www.DiscountJuicers.com and is the number one expert in the world on raw foods appliances and gadgets. His latest projects are www.GrowingYourGreens.com where he teaches people how to grow food at home, and www.okraw.com, where you can learn from his wealth of raw food knowledge. This is a rare opportunity to hear John in person as most of his teaching is done on YouTube where his 2200+ videos have been viewed over 80 million times!

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Website: Growing Your Greens

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YouTube: Growing Your Greens

YouTube: Raw Foods

YouTube: OK Raw

IN THIS EPISODE:

John Kohler is the king of juicing. In this episode, he talks with me about the life event that led him down this path, and how he got started on a plant-based raw food diet. You’ll hear tips for everything from how to improve the quality of your soil to how to make delicious chips from plant leaves, to how to choose the right juicer. I loved this conversation with John; there is so much we can learn from him. Listen in to find out how juicing and eating a raw food diet can be the very best way to improve your immune system and stay healthy so you can enjoy your life.

Growing your own foods to support your raw food diet? Are you concerned about how the quality of your soil affects your foods? How can you be sure you are getting all the trace minerals that your body needs? In this episode, John Kohler explains to me how he prepares his soil and eventually gets it to feed itself! Listen to our conversation to learn about natural ways to build your soil structure to give you the best quality foods.

Our bodies are self-healing machines if we give them the right food. So what is the best way to get the variety of nutrients that we need? Are the nutrients in supplements the same or different from those in whole foods? Nobody understands this better than John Kohler. In this episode, we’ll talk about why the synergistic effect of a raw food diet makes such a huge difference in your immune system and energy.

When someone is making a big change in their life, it is important to know the risks as well as the benefits. In this episode, John Kohler talks to me about the risks associated with a raw food diet and how to know what foods marketed as “raw” might actually be bad for you. We have so much to learn from John’s experience with the life-changing effects of a raw food diet. Listen in to discover what it can do for you.

John Kohler juices just about every whole food he can get his hands on. So what concoction is his favorite? Actually, he has a favorite formula, not a specific recipe, because he wants people to use whatever fruits and vegetables are accessible to them. Listen in to our conversation to find out what that formula is and how you can use it to get delicious, nutrient-filled juices and smoothies in your diet every single day.

Outline Of This Great Episode

  • [2:00] Introduction to the podcast.
  • [3:27] Today’s guest: John Kohler -- the number one expert in the world on raw foods appliances and gadgets.
  • [7:58] John Kohler’s story - the life experience that launched him into a raw food diet.
  • [13:56] John’s experience with a genetically weak immune system, and how he learned to make it stronger.
  • [17:19] How John Kohler learned to juice, and the effect it had on his body.
  • [22:42] You can control your genetics with diet.
  • [25:23] John Kohler’s decision and process to grow his own foods.
  • [28:44] How to get the best nutrients in soil, and get it to feed itself.
  • [35:07] Importance of trace minerals and the best way to get them.
  • [37:36] How to grow your own food in a challenging climate -- John Kohler’s example from Las Vegas.
  • [40:20] Break and product promotions.
  • [41:28] Instructions for making delicious plant-leaf chips.
  • [44:15] How John Kohler learns about the foods he grows.
  • [46:45] Getting all of the nutrients with the synergistic effect. Supplements vs diet.
  • [48:43] What does John Kohler eat in an average day?
  • [56:13] Eating a raw food diet when others don’t support it.
  • [58:53] Risks of eating 100% raw foods.
  • [1:04:30] John Kohler’s favorite markets for raw foods.
  • [1:07:00] John Kohler’s favorite juice recipe
  • [1:09:45] Two good first steps to take to get more raw food in your diet.
  • [1:12:00] How to choose the best juicer for your needs.

Resources Mentioned On This Episode