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Hugh Cruickshank


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I can answer most questions pertaining to a raw vegan diet.

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Hugh has been studying health and fitness for more than 35 years, and professionally sharing his knowledge with others since 1994. Heís presented throughout the Western US, as well as Canada and Australia. Hugh does health coaching and spreads the message of a better life through his raw foods website Heís been a vegan since 1992, the last 10 years following a 100% raw food diet.


Graduate of the Academy for Coach Training, College nutrition, and Science of Raw Food Nutrition Levels I & II and Benefits of Raw Food Nutrition Educator Certification.

Past/Present Clients

One success story. I've been meaning to let you know how helpful you've been in directing me on the right path in nutrition. Since attending your seminar and following your advice, I have lost almost thirty pounds and recovered a great deal of the energy I thought I had lost due to "old age." I found eliminating hurtful substances from my diet was much easier than I thought--fresh fruits and green vegetables provide me with good digestion and regularity--as well as delicious-tasting meals. I've mentioned you to friends and hope they are wise enough to take advantage of your expertise. Best regards, Tom, (senior citizen) Novato, CA

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

Your diet will probably evolve over time.

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Fruit or fat. Meaning whether you are to glean your calories from fruit or fat. Or as I believe, a third option.

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Recent Answers from Hugh Cruickshank

2016-11-06 cooked meat responsible for intelligence?:

Hi Parvez,    I'm not really an expert on this theory but I do know a little. With the ice age man was forced to eat meat due to a lack of vegetation. And cooked meat was a lot easier to eat and digest

2016-03-07 Sauerkraut/fermented foods:

Hi Len,    There are brands that can be bought at stores and farmers markets that are good. You have to be careful that the fermented food has not been pasteurized though. Those that come in glass containers

2016-01-23 raw meat:

Hi Porsher,      I would not recommend eating raw meat. Today meat is processed in large factory facilities with little or no supervision and small regard for cleanliness. I think raw meat may be healthier

2015-01-15 Chlorella:

Hi Chris,    They are both very good, but perhaps do different things. Spirulina has more protein and chlorella is a better detoxer, particularly heavy metals.     The important thing is to find good quality

2014-03-29 healing with raw:

Hello Amanda,    Iím sad to hear about your painful situation and all youíve been through. I know it can be very frustrating searching for answers when the people you trust arenít really looking out for


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