The Garden Diet Website is now twelve years old. Over the last twelve years we have tried many different things to share raw foods with our readers. Some of these worked really well, others not so well. But the main theme of our site since its conception has been to help people achieve a one hundred percent raw vegan balanced diet that they could do long term. And in that we have been very successful.
To see some of the results that people have been able to achieve from making what may seem on the surface a relatively simple diet change is astounding!
I myself have been doing the raw vegan diet for forty one years and I have enjoyed an extraordinary level of health, vitality and de-accelerated level of aging. And when I look at the health stats of my immediate family as compared to the national health stats I really do feel that the raw vegan diet has a lot of answers to health dilemmas that are confronting us on a national level.
Here are just a few of the stats…
1,000 people die a day from tobacco
1,000 people die a day from alcohol related diseases
1,000 people die a day from obesity related diseases
500,000 people die a year from cancer
500,000 people die a year from heart disease
One out of three children are obese
Over half of our nation’s population is overweight
In the USA we make up four percent of the worlds population yet we use over sixty percent of the world’s prescribed drugs and we are now forty second in the world as far as health ranking in spite of having the best doctors in the world and being one of the most affluent countries in the world.
The raw vegan diet is a game changer. It addresses all of the above conditions right at the source. The raw vegan diet should be at the forefront of preventive medicine. But it is still a little known side street.
The Garden Diet website was not set up to be a commercial website. You will find no dehydrated, powdered, packaged food or raw cacao, vitamins, superfoods, or supplements for sale on our site.
Supplements and vitamins are the mainstay of most not only raw commercial websites, but also for most health sites and health food stores for the simple reason that they produce a high profit in relationship to shelf space and they have an almost unlimited shelf life.
Our focus at The Garden Diet has been to bring people information that will make it easy for them to go and stay raw long term with a safe, well-balance raw vegan diet that they can enjoy as much if not more than they do their current S.A.D. (Standard American Diet).
We now want to expand that outreach by doing a series of multi-media spots as well as retreats and summer programs for kids. We feel that the processed food industry aims a lot of their advertisements at children and we would like to off-set some of the one sided conversation by adding another voice.
We feel that by doing different types of multi-media spots designed for the Internet and other traditional media publications that we will be able to reach a greater number of people from all different walks of life.
Our first movie “Breakthrough” reached thousands of people with a message that there are ways to raise children in an environment where healthy choices surround them.
When we did outreach work before with our Take A Fruit Break Campaign we were able, with your help, to bring PSAs aimed at inspiring kids to want to snack on fruit to Radio Disney in NYC for several years. Dole and Disney, both of whom we communicated extensively with, also used many of our creative ideas in establishing healthy kids programs that are still making a difference today.
We would like to ask your help in expanding this type of outreach now.
We are seeking $10 a week donations that will be used for The Raw Outreach Program to include…
1. Coming up with creative ways to present raw vegan diet education to kids via the Internet as well as traditional media.
2. Producing kid-friendly recipes and menu plans that will make it fun for children to go and stay raw as well as make it easy for parents to put together menu plans for the whole family.
3. Scholarships for kids to come on raw retreats and summer camps.
4. And last of all we want to use these donations to reach out to schools, camps, and other organizations to help them develop new concepts in promoting a more sensible approach to feeding children.
If you would like to be a part of supporting this outreach, please click on the link below and it will set up a recurring ten dollar a week contribution that will go to fund this work and in exchange we will send you a monthly surprise pledge gift.
It may be an ebook, or a Raw Vegan designer tee shirt, a CD, DVD, raw demo video, exercise program or a collection of new raw recipes.
This is our thank-you to you for helping us to reach out to wider and wider circles with creative messages of raw foods for health!
The main thing that we are trying to do is create a fun and positive way to get the word out to a lot more people about what a difference simple diet changes can make in the overall quality of life for children and for everyone.
Thank you for your support in allowing us to do this work!