Raw Food Leaders Meet to Discuss Parameters for Creating Optimum Health


Vibrant Health through Plant-Based Nutrition

This historic summit was held at the Hippocrates Health Institute in West Palm Beach Florida on January 14, 2006. The summit convened to unify the leadership in the Living Food Movement, establishing scientifically based common standards for optimum health.

Leaders from eight countries (with a combined total of 405 years following this lifestyle) agreed on the following standards:

(Compiled and Organized by Jameth Sheridan, N.D.)

The Optimum Diet for Health/Longevity:

•Vegan (no animal products of any kind, cooked or raw)


•Whole Foods

•High in nutrition such as vitamins, antioxidants and phytonutrients

•Highly mineralized

•Contains a significant quantity of chlorophyll-rich green foods

•Contains adequate complete protein from plant sources

•Contains a large proportion of high-water content foods

•Provides excellent hydration

•Includes raw vegetable juices

•Contains all essential fatty acids, including Omega 3 fatty acids from naturally occurring plant sources

•Is at least 80% raw (the remaining to be Vegan, whole food, and organic)

•Has moderate, yet adequate caloric intake

•Contains only low to moderate sugar and exclusively from whole food sources (fruitarianism is strongly discouraged)

•Is nutritionally optimal for both detoxification and rebuilding

We also agree that:

•Supplementation with Vitamin B-12 is advised.

•The addition of enzyme active superfoods and whole food supplements is also advised.

•This way of eating can be further optimized by tailoring it based on individual needs (within the principles stated).

•Benefits derived by following these principles are proportional to how well they are followed.

•We will remain open-minded, and this information will be updated and expanded upon, if necessary, as new research becomes available.

•Diet is a critical piece of a healthy lifestyle, yet not the entire picture. A full spectrum, health supportive lifestyle is encouraged. This includes physical exercise, exposure to sunshine, as well as psychological health. Avoiding environmental toxins and toxic products is essential. Paramount is pure water (for consumption and bathing), the use of natural fiber clothing, and non-toxic personal care products. Also consider healthy options in home furnishings/building materials and related items.

All leaders agree that the main objective of eating in the above mentioned fashion is to promote health, and equally to prevent and minimize disease.

The following leaders support these principles:

(listed in alphabetical order)

Solveig Almqvist – Sweden

Tommy Axelsson – Sweden

Fred Bisci, PhD – USA

Tamara Campbell – Vision – USA

Rajaa Chbani – Pharmacie L’Unite – Morocco

Gabriel Cousens, MD – Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center – USA

Brenda Cobb – Living Foods Institute – USA

Anna Maria Clement, CN, NMD, PhD – Hippocrates Health Institute – USA

Brian Clement, CN, NMD, PhD – Hippocrates Health Institute – USA

Carole Dougoud – Institute Haute Vitalite – Switzerland

Kare Engstrom – Dietician – Sweden

Viktoras Kulvinskas – “Grandfather” of the Living Foods Movement – USA

Marie Christine Lhermitte – Chemin du mas Magnuel  – France

George Malkmus – Hallelujah Acres – USA

Rhonda Malkmus – Hallelujah Acres – USA

Paul Nison – The Raw Life – USA

Claudine Richard – Naturopath – France

Jameth Sheridan, ND – HealthForce Nutritionals – USA

Michael Siaber – Vision – USA

Diana Store – Raw Superfoods – The Netherlands

Jill Swyers – Living Foods For Health – UK/Portugal

Walter Urban – USA – Costa Rica


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