Dear Dr. Jim,
I just wanted to take a moment to put in writing my appreciation and admiration for the work you do. I have learned a great deal from working with you to produce the first season of Grassy Roots and truly look forward to the next season of “eye-opening” information.
As you know, I am currently re-editing each episode and as I review and “re-listen” I become more convinced that what you teach and promote has a truth deeper than many may see. We, as a species, have gotten so off path when it comes to taking care of the holy temple of our body, failing to ‘hear’ what comes natural to other creatures, due partially, I suppose, to the gift of free-will and that nagging self-god, the ego, who can be so easily deceived.
But I am no theologian, so will stick to the facts.
When we first began production of Grassy Roots, I had never even heard of the term, “raw vegan”, but quickly became “raw curious” as I began background research, both from your websites, and others.
At that time I had tendonitis in my right elbow and left wrist, from carrying camera equipment and such. I was also plagued with severe intestinal pains frequently, had been for years, so thought it normal. Now, five months later, having done nothing but increase my intake of raw veggies and fruits significantly and all but eliminated meat and dairy, (may have chicken or fish once a week), there is not even a memory of the pain I once felt in my joints.
If my intestines do revolt and give pain, I usually can link it to ingestion of something cooked that I ate only hours before, making me think back to the episode in which we discussed the 12 Steps to Raw Food and the challenges anyone would face in changing to a more natural diet in this day and age.
As a side effect of these dietary changes, something unexpected has also happened. A new Passion has grown! Not just for my life and how I approach living it, but also a strong desire to help others see what is so important about all this. We ARE what we eat and NO other person or corporation controls what we eat unless we ALLOW it. Ultimately, what we put in our bodies, in our minds, in our hearts, is determined by our OWN choices, choices that should be made with only one goal… to live a life fully open to and appreciative of the abundance available to us with the gift of life itself!
I could go on and on, but will stop here. Again thank you so much for your efforts to share this information with the world.
Capricorn Projects, LLC