Hi my name is Julie and I am the creator of The Raw Science, the blog that digs into the science we have that supports a raw food diet and related topics.
I am a graduate of Health Science at Brock University, located in St. Catharines, Ontario. I have been passionate about health from a very young age. I became a vegetarian after I saw the movie Babe as a young girl, and this passion for animals has stuck with me ever since.
When I was just entering high school I faced some skin problems that lead me to the discovery of raw foods. I had a moderate case of acne and was put on the very harsh drug Accutane. At first I had relief from my skin condition, but then soon after it came right back again. I went on the drug again, which is unusual as many people only need to go on it once to have relief from their condition. When the second trial didn’t work, and a doctor had offered to put me on it a third time, I decided to dig a little bit more.
I was introduced to veganism by the book Skinny Bitch, by Kim Barnouin and Rory Freedman, and soon after found a book called Nature’s First Law.
If anyone knows the book, it isn’t exactly the most crowd friendly read, but it struck a point with me — maybe there was something to the way we process our food that is leading to health problems in the world. It was probably also the only thing I hadn’t tried yet. For those interested, the book is written by David Wolfe, Steve Arlin and Fouad Dini and is a strongly worded message that cooked food is poisoning our bodies.
Since 2007, I’ve followed a raw food diet and for a couple years I veered away only to come back to it with even more conviction that raw foods have a very different feel in the body and an inexplicable way of creating good health for many people.
Like a lot of people I made some mistakes. I didn’t supplement my B12 or vitamin D, I didn’t follow nutrient guidelines and I slacked on my oral hygiene. I paid a price for these things but I still knew that raw food felt best in my body.
I decided to create The Raw Science as a call to legitimize a raw food diet to mainstream nutrition and dig up any information I can find that can explain the phenomena of healing and vibrancy on a raw food diet. I hope you enjoy the journey as much as I do, in unraveling the truth about our bodies, our culture and evolution, and best of all, the food we nourish ourselves with. It is my passion and I feel fortunate to be able to share it with everyone who stops by!
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