with Fouad "Raw Courage" Dini Co-Author of Nature's First Law:
The Raw Food Diet.
1) You have written a book entitled Natures First Law:
The Raw Food Diet. What, in general, is the book about?
Well, Natures First Law is raw. The book is about the
raw food diet. We thoroughly discuss the principles of natural nutrition and we make our
point very clear with statements like Cooked food is poison!
2) What is wrong with cooked food?
The question should be whats right about it!? In the
final analysis everything is wrong with cooked food.
3) Dont you eat anything that is cooked? How is that
possible? How do you do it?
Actually, in all reality, everything I eat is cooked.
Remember it takes a good eight months or so for this earthly rotisserie oven were on
to cook an orange. I love saying, Life is cooked already! The sun is the first
cook. What everyone sits down to eat at the family dinner table is food thats
actually been cooked twice. What they are eating is approaching ashes. And to answer the
question, eating all raw is easy. When was the last time youve eaten a melon?
Theyre so good its a joke how good it is.
4) Havent humans adapted to cooked food?
Well... yeah! If thats what you want to call it. Look
around, everywhere you go everyone you see is diseased. I see cooked food poisoning on
every face. Were designed raw not cooked. That wont change.
5) But I feel healthy right now, why do I need to get into a
raw food diet?
Because if youre eating cooked food youre not
healthy no matter how you think you feel. Theres no comparison between a cooked
existence and a raw existence. I promise you that. Whoever you are and however
healthy you are the difference when you go raw is staggering. And if you ask
me if Im healthy Ill have to say no. Im healthier for sure but when you
go raw youll soon realize there are no limits to how healthy you can be.
6) What is a raw-food diet?
I like referring to it as natural nutrition. If you could
speak to a giraffe it would tell you all about the leaves from the tall trees and how
wonderful they are. A killer whale would tell you seal tastes best. If your palate is
healthy youd be saying perfectly ripe fruit is the most succulent and delicious --
that is unless you were a newborn -- then youd say mom tastes best!
7) Why would anyone want to follow such a diet?
The only reason someone wouldnt want to is because
theyre too addicted, polluted and diseased to think logically and assess the
situation. The raw food diet adds an easy forty vital years to any ones life no matter
what the conditions are.
8) You use the terms raw-foodism and fruitarian
interchangeably. Do they mean the same thing?
No, humans just happen to be biological frugivores so we use
that denomination often. Remember.. everything is food to something. Even rocks are
9) What about meat? Do you eat raw meat?
LOL! (Laugh Out Loud) I cant even fathom such a thing.
Theres a book on the subject but I wouldnt recommend reading it! My dogs came
home with a chicken today. It was all blood spattered and feathery gross. Poor thing was
running around a minute or two ago. They had the guts ripped out and I looked at it and I
saw uncooked breast of chicken! Revelation!! I was a cook by profession and by pastime and
Ive handled uncooked breast of chicken thousands of times before but I never knew
where it came from. I mean I knew but I didnt really know. My dogs loved crunching
down on its head and shoving their faces into it! Yuck. They were so happy with
themselves. It was a wild chicken and they killed it with their own bodys and
its raw and organic and theyre designed for such a thing so they can have it.
I say if youre gonna eat chicken or cow or whatever you might as well go all the way
and barbecue it with olive oil, garlic and pepper. The flesh of fruit is our collective
human nature not the flesh of dead animal carcass.
10) What are your credentials in the field of nutrition?
Besides the simple fact Ive written the best book on
the subject of nutrition - ever - Ive lost 150 pounds my way. If you want to be
successful study success. So what happens when you study failure? Cooked nutritionists and
cooked health practitioners are all dismal failures.
11) You seem to be in good spirits and in great health. How
much of that would you attribute to diet?
Most of it. What you put into your body is the foundation. A
great tan and exercise goes a long way not to mention every other positive discipline you
include in your life.
12) How did you get into this raw-food way of life?
13) What about steaming vegetables?
One of my favorite questions! Plant a carrot thats been
sitting in your refrigerator. Water it and watch it. The carrot has a chance to grow
because the carrot is alive but once you cook the carrot in any way -- steam it, stir fry
it, boil it, bake it, dehydrate it, microwave it -- once its cooked its no
longer alive. A cooked carrot can never grow. As the Power Juiceman, Jay Kordich,
says, Live food live body. Dead food dead body. Steamed vegetables are
inorganic sulfur deposits, devoid of any life giving properties. Steamed vegetables do not
feed the living cells that make up you body. They are not nourishment they are poison.
Now remember a carrot isnt a fruit! Ive done my
share of carrot juice and carrot salads and Im apt to do more but carrot isnt
watermelon. Even though Im the Raw Courage Vegetable Man I speak of
fruit not vegies. For instance, have you ever seen a full grown broccoli plant? Its
gorgeous and radiant and unlike the brocolli were all used to. Be cute eat fruit!
14) What do you do for protein?
I get this question shoved in my face the most. I even get it
from vegetarian and vegans! I know everyone asks it in their own turn but Ive heard
it asked too many times to play nice with it. What do I do for protein? I breathe air.
What do you do for protein?
15) But isnt this diet too hard for the average person?
The only hard thing about the raw food diet is not eating
cooked food. Eating raw is easy because it all tastes so good! But weve been fed
cooked food since day one. Thats the tough one. People who dont get off their
cooked food addictions lead a sorry excuse for a life and die diseased. Its that
16) How long have you been on a raw food diet?
Unfortunately only a few years. Im thirty one right now
and I found out about the whole thing when I was 27. Let me make it clear to everyone I
was in really bad shape. Id be like my brother...dead at 29.
17) Do you think your philosophy is too extreme?
My philosophy? I didnt make it up and no, eating all
raw is not extreme at all. Theres a baby born with birth defects every minute. I
wouldnt say Im extreme no.
18) But isnt this diet primitive?
Actually its older than that. Primal I call
it. Primitive calls up images of African tribes with their spears, floppy breasts, war
paint and gruesome self-mutilations. And it calls up an image of the cave dwelling age.
Eating all raw goes way back, before human domestication.
19) Like myself, I know that you are very concerned about
environmental issues. Do you feel that diet is related to environmental issues?
Absolutely. After I eat I throw away orange peels. Im
not throwing away plastic wrappers and tin cans! I remember back in grade school I was
made aware of the pollution problem and I grew concerned about it but I didnt know
the first thing about doing something about it. I didnt know it was an internal
thing not an external problem. I soon shrugged my shoulders and forgot all about it as I
was eating a hot dog, bag of chips, and a soda. Now Im one of the foremost
environmental experts on the planet.
20) How different of a world do you think wed see if
everybody ate raw?
If everyone went raw wed all be living in Raw Courage
World! We would all see the immediate end of all addiction, pollution and disease.
Thats a profouad question. I liked that one!
21) How much technology, ect. do you attribute to an
unnatural/toxic cooked food diet?
All of it. Id love leaving it at that but Ill
elaborate. Everything alive on the planet is equipped with everything it needs to thrive
on this planet. We dont need artificial things to help us along. Knives are our
nails, forks and spoons are our hands and fingers, plates and bowls are the fruits
themselves, food processors and juicers are our teeth and digestive systems and
theres no need for toilet paper when your diet is pure! And who needs a shovel and a
garden when youre spreading seeds everywhere? I have a full beard and head of hair,
I dont need a pillow and so on. You complete the list. Use your imagination. No
matter what science and technology doesnt improve the enjoyment of our lives.
Thats Natural Philosophy.
22) How would you describe the connection between diet and
Stick your hand into a raging fire place. What kind of
violence is going on then? I would say the connection between cooked food and diet to be
about the same.
23) What is your position on spirulina and blue green algae?
Turns your teeth and gums green for a while.
24) What kind of water do you drink? Or do you?
I mostly eat juicy fruits so Im not usually thirsty for
plain water. Besides I dont normally trust the quality of just plain water. Id
love to be able to drink pure snow water and rainwater and water runoff if I could and I
love the taste of ocean water! In my upcoming book called Good Mood Food Ive
included a section on ocean recipes which is quite unique. And tasty! But normally I drink
coconut water or I eat oranges. Watermelon is my absolute favorite water of them all!
25) The truth that you touched on in your book that really
impressed me was that people reproduce so much because the body knows its dying...
Cant find that in your average book now can you! So,
what you have to do is extend the reproductive years out further. Ive heard people
say things like, Its not fair to the child that she is having a baby at her
age. Not fair?! Thats an example of cooked thinking. The greatest gift of all
is Life. Feeding children cooked food is the only thing thats not fair.
26) How do you address that women who go on a raw or
fruitarian diet usually lose their menstruation? I have read that it is because the
womans period is, in reality, a release of toxins.
When my lover first went raw she stopped bleeding for 5 or 6
months during the time she was losing weight. Then she started bleeding again after
breaking down to a little cooked food like braggs, balsalmic vinegar, and salt. She bled
until she did a 9 day fast that was mostly dry (small amounts of water). She says the body
is struggling for purity -- reproduction and all. She says she and all the girls were
taken away in 5th grade to a special class to learn all about menstruation. Theres a
hint right there! Do they do that in all the schools and if so where were all of us boys
when thats happening, playing basketball? I say... men fart and women bleed. We have
different ways of handling inner turmoil. How absolute that is is questionable for sure
but it seems to fit! So much is a mystery... I wonder why thats so. Everyone should
read a book written by Diane Olive called Think Before You Eat. She has great stuff to say
on that and other subjects. She says it all depends on body weight cooked or not.
28) Is juicing okay?
In this day and age?! Whatever you can do to go raw. Juicing
is a great gimmick! I call it massive raw foods action! Watch for me on Jay Kordich, The
Power Juicemans info-commercial! I can be seen on tv several times a day throughout
north America! My testimonial for juicing comes after Tony Robbins endorsement. Im
the Juicemans heavy hitter with a wholloping 130 pound weight loss -- which is
now a 150 pound weight loss! I weigh about 150 pounds now which means I lost half my body
weight. You may very well outgrow juices but I say juicing is great!
29) But how do you survive cold weather without warm food and
If a duck can do it I can do it! The fact of the matter is
the less you eat and the fewer clothes you wear the warmer youll be. Sounds strange
but its true never-the-less.
30) Besides your book, Natures First Law: The Raw Food
Diet, what other products does your organization distribute? And how can someone order
your book or get in touch with your organization?
Our catalog is the best in the world! Its got the best
of the best and its like a child -- grows bigger everyday. You can call us at
800-205-2350 or you can check out our web site which is what else?...rawfood.com.
31) Thanks RC for taking time out to answer all these
Thank you. In closing Id like to tell everybody out
there to go plum crazy, go bananas, go coconuts! People say, Go to hell.
I say, Go to health! This is Raw Courage wishing all the very best.
OUTLIVE AND OUTDO EVERYBODY
Readings for the Super Abundant by Fouad Raw
Its time I think in all our lives to just cut the crap!
No more doubts, no more fears, no more guilt and no more excuses. Just plain and simple --
no holds barred -- massive action. Nature awards action -- you remember that.
None of us are children anymore. Were all adults so we
dont need role models to show us the way. Stop looking around to see what everybody
else is doing. If you want things to change YOU have to change. If you want things to
improve YOU have to improve.
Take the necessary first steps and never stop walking.
Continuous motion... hup two three four. Say it faster...
hup-two-three-four-hup-two-three-four. Outlive and Outdo Everybody! Commit to this purpose
and never lose sight of it. From this day on your purpose is to be the best. Strive to be
the best -- always.
When youve developed yourself to the point of total
self-confidence your world will be different. The rest of the world will be the same but
youll be different. Unshakeable self-confidence is one of the greatest of all
feeling to have. Its a natural high and whats nice about a natural high is you
cant overdose and there is no low! Unshakeable self-confidence. Courage of such
magnitude bestows upon the bearer an omnipotence that can save the world. And look around
because what was once Paradise has been turned into a world of survival horror. The world
needs saving and to do that we must save ourselves.
I am Raw Courage. I am bound by my passionate moral and
ethical codes and I can do nothing else. I must advocate the principles of natural
nutrition and lifestyle. I have no choice but to do what I do. The fate of the
Earths future generations is in my hands. I now put this rawesome responsibility in
your hands. This what YOU must do.
Star Light. Fresh Air. Pure Water. Raw Food. Loving Touch.
Playful Activity. Sleep.
Star Light. Ill say it point blank... Dude, youve
got to go nude! Clothing is disease. Clothing is neglect. Clothing is weakness. Clothing
is unnatural. Nudity is health. Nudity is strength. Nudity is power. Nudity is natural.
Come to realize the human animal is 100% solar powered and should never have been clothed
-- ever. Dont underestimate skin! Every human on the planet should be able to thrive
15 hours of everyday in direct sunlight. If you want shade theres plenty of time for
that at night. Heat up during the day and cool down under the auspices of starlight. The
night sky sharpens the senses and heightens awareness. Take off your clothing addiction,
get out of your artificial cave and get outside!
Fresh Air. Civilization stinks of rot and pollution.
Everybody knows the routine. Car exhaust, industrial smoke stacks, acid rain, the whole
bit. And to top it all off people smoke! Thats got to stop. Reality check -- lungs
are designed for fresh air not for toxic pollution and smog. Do what you like, live where
you want, just understand...only when your respiratory system functions at peak efficiency
can you maximize your potential by performing your best. Remember... it is the lungs and
not the heart (as popularly perceived) that pumps your living machine.
Pure Water. One of the special things about living on Maui is
the abundance of pure water. Fresh water waterfalls and pools and open ocean galore! So
much of it the waters can still be considered safe. The cooked food world hasnt been
able to contaminate all of it yet. In San Diego, where I call home, no water source can be
considered safe. And if matters werent bad enough Tijuana, Mexico, where the
conditions are truly disgusting, is right next door. Pure water is pure luxury nowadays
and I wont take it for granted here on the Hawaiian island for an instant.
Raw Food. The ticket to your greatness and satisfaction is to
decrease the amount of cooked food in your diet (until none) by increasing the amount of
raw food. Decrease cooked -- increase raw. That is a success strategy that has no equal.
Dont fool yourself -- the raw food diet is the ultimate success strategy. Keep in
mind every creature from the beginning of life on Earth has eaten a 100% raw food diet.
There is no danger eating organically grown whole foods and it doesnt matter who you
are or what condition youre in. When was the last time you ate a whole cantaloupe or
two or three or four? This is what Im talking about. Massive action. Melons are the
best! Pow it down. All perfect fruit is the best and its just food. Thats all
it is. Cooked food is the poison, so dont be afraid of fruit! Fruit starves all
disease and is what your body was specifically designed for. You are a biological
frugivore. Be cute eat fruit!
Loving Touch. To take a quote from Hygeia Halfmoons
book, Primal Mothering, The human animal is a continuous contact species. That
means if youre not in direct contact with others all the time (skin to skin)
youre not living to outdo everybody. Youre not living up to your potential and
your not trying to be your best. Children should be in your constant everyday life. No
moment of your life should lack loving touch. Continuous contact species. That means all
the time. You should be siblings, cousines, great uncles, great great aunts, great great
great grandmothers, great great great great great grandsons and so forth. Reminesne back
through your life and gauge where you are compared to the standard of constant loving
touch. Clothing interfering with skin to skin contact, your own room and bed to sleep in,
kids off to school, parents off to work, and family across the country. All that is out.
How much quality - A # 1 quality - contact you give and get in your everyday
life decides how you well live and how ill you die. Your health destiny resides on this
Playful Activities. Yoga is fun! Do yoga every day! What ever
you can do. Walking is fun! Go walking every day. What ever you can do. Swimming is fun!
Go swimming every day. Holding your breath under water and farting underwater is fun!
Children are fun! Grandparents are fun! Friends are fun! Dreaming is fun! Kisses are fun!
Foot massages are fun! Butt massages are even more fun! Working is fun! Reading is fun!
Learning is fun! Sunbathing is fun! Sex is fun! Poohing is fun! Exploring is fun! Dancing
is fun! Foraging fruit is fun! I love finding fruit and eating it right there on the spot.
Life is fun! Live life every day! Get out there and play, already!
Sleep. Rest and dry-fast. When youre asleep youre
hardly doing anything -- all you do is lay still and breathe. Eyes closed and unconscious.
Thats rejuvenation for you. Sleep is the ultimate rejuvenator. How beautiful it is
to rest and do nothing afterwards! The morning stretch and yawn feels so good! Night
frights and other forms of restless sleeps are caused by toxic conditions inside and
outside of you. Night time detoxification. Go to sleep on an empty stomach. Make sure
youre surrounded by living things -- people for comfort - plants for oxygen-- and
youre guaranteed to wake up in the morning refreshed and ready to go! Keep the
windows open or better yet... sleep outside for a nice comfy breeze. Sleep is one of the
key ingredients for good health! If your body wants to sleep in then sleep in. Thats
simple logic that eludes some people. If you need rest your body will tell you by being
tired. Health isnt rocket science folks. Its kind-a like if your skin itches
then you should itch it! Not scratching an itch is insanity! Your body is telling you to
itch! Theres a primal pleasure doing what Nature tells you to do. Everyone dry-fasts
every single night. Its called sleeping! Dry-fast during the day too. Get rid of
your water-fat flesh. Stale stagnant internal fluids are no good. Dont eat,
dont drink, rest and sleep! If you cant just fall asleep: get up and do
something then. Probably the moon is full and your insomnia is natural. Perhaps you should
be howling with the wolves. Or if your insomnia is unnatural try staring at the pitch
black dark with your eyes wide open for fifteen minutes. Stare at the darkness hard for a
while. Thatll put you to sleep!
Conclusion. Ask yourself this very intelligent question. Is
the best you can do all you can do? Ask yourself right now... Is the best I can do
all I can do? Did you ask yourself? Did you get an answer? This concept is huge.
Its the most motivating concept Ive ever come upon. Is the best you can do all
you can do? The answer is NO! You can do much much more. Okay okay...
lets say you saw me do push-ups and after I did ten I collapsed. You saw my arms
wobble and strain on the eighth, ninth, and tenth push-ups. I collapsed! Im not
faking it. Ten push-ups was my best. But if I wait ten minutes I could probably do ten
more! If I kept that up -- soon my best is a hundred push-ups! And its a miracle I
tell you... OUTLIVE AND OUTDO EVERYBODY! If you walk two miles everyday walk four instead.
That type of thing Theres always more stuff to learn but go back over all the stuff
I talked about. Know -- that no matter what -- you did your best today. What ever it is
you did today was the best you could have done -- today. But ask yourself, Did I do
all that I could have done? No. You could have done more.
This is Raw Courage saying... Be cute eat fruit!
Have a fun filled fruit filled day! Cooked food is poison. Raw is
Natures First Law! No one minds stepping on rabbit and squirrel poohs
but slide out in dog shit and youre really bummed! Everything is so
simple, it is so obvious. Give your children fruit and you feed them for a day. Teach your
children how to grow a garden and you feed them for a lifetime! It is very
difficult to explain something of this majesty and glory to indoctrinated and closed
minds. Were not human beings were human be comings
because were becoming someone new and different every day! Is the truth
so hard to swallow? It shouldnt be. Just take a handful of watermelon and shove it
into your face! You dont become a raw-foodist, you already are one --
its not some diet you follow, it is something you are. Flimsy slice of
bread. What kind of ignorance leads one to put a dead piece of animal muscle
(steak) on a black eye? Success leaves clues, so does failure.
Whether a thought is spoken or not it is a real thing and has powers of
reality. Absolute Truth! That question is Moot! A
thing that others can do I must do. I am no longer afraid, I am aware
now. Serendipity: An aptitude for making desirable discoveries by
chance. Julie Christy is the readaughter for the seadaughter! The
ignorant believe in the literal truth of something that has been wholly fabricated.
The more productive you are the more productive you are. When you go
total nature it all makes sense. Nothing like a Raw Experience!
Fun-In-The-Sun! If its not raw its not healthy its
that simple. Be safe -- nobody gets hurt.
Barehanded-mono-seasonal-fruitarianism. Where are you going, what are
you doing, whats going on? When you mess with the best you lose like the
rest. So good its a joke how good it is! Dont be afraid of
fruit -- theyre not scary. Fruitarianism: the ultimate compassionate
diet -- youre not killing anything. How does raw sex taste? Damn
good! Outlive and Outdo Everybody! Eat Right, Feel Good, Look
Great! Stop trying to make a living and make a difference, because when you
make a difference in peoples lives you make a fortune! Fear the tan
line! Cooked food is SOOO stupid! And finally, Out of the void you
are hurled into the star lit majesty of Raw Courage World.