Raw Foods Healing, Positive Change and The Wellbeing Now Seminar

 

Richi echoOriginal Articles by Emma Palmer

 

Richi, 35, switched to wholefoods and raw foods as a way to help him get over Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) – otherwise known as chronic fatigue syndrome.

He was first diagnosed with ME at just 17 years old.

He struggled throughout his twenties and at times was rendered incapable of even climbing the stairs.

But after completely overhauling his eating habits, embarking on detox programmes and arming himself with an unwavering positive attitude, the Essex dad went from constantly feeling he was living in an energy draining vortex to feeling more alive than ever.

“Bringing these simple approaches in can be a huge catalyst of positive change for people, and it’s so accessible, everyone can do it!”

He says introducing raw foods into his diet has helped with this amazing change.

“Bringing natural raw foods and juicing into my lifestyle was the missing link for me in moving beyond my health challenges and it’s now become an effortless and joyful part of my life.

“I’ve seen similar changes work for so many people around the world on so many different levels over the years, in terms of their energy, resilience to illness, and their over-all health and happiness.

“Bringing these simple approaches in can be a huge catalyst of positive change for people, and it’s so accessible, everyone can do it!”

“The key to raw food is knowing how to make it simple and delicious…”

“My tip to anyone thinking of starting out with raw food would be to start with raw soups like Gazpacho, as blending vegetables is a wonderful way to make assimilating the nutrition within them easy.”

 

Avocado-and-Lime-Soup-728x400Avocado and Lime Soup by ‘The Raw Chef’ Russell James

After beating his ME Richi now throws his efforts into hosting wellbeing and nutrition events to help others looking to improve their health and their lives.

Last year he organised his own event in Southend called the Wellbeing Now Seminar. The seminar, held over two days, even saw famous face from TV, Linda Barker, dropping in.

 

Richi-with-Linda-BarkerStart Supporter TV’s Linda Barker and Richi at The Wellbeing Now Seminar 2015

Richi has now organised for another show to be held from April 16 to 17 at Southend’s Clifftown Theatre and Studios which will feature a variety of high profile guests, including the country’s most popular raw chef, Russell James.

Richi said: “The key to raw food is knowing how to make it simple and delicious and it’s a dream come true to have the UK’s number one raw chef, Russell James, join us with a food demo to show people how to do just that!”

There will also be plenty of other foodie demos, including by Ellie Bedford who wrote the award-winning book How to Eat a Rainbow’– a magical themed healthy children’s recipe book that targets treats, snacks, and drinks.

The show will also feature wellbeing coaches and experts as well as spiritual authors and even world class acrobats.

 

“Everyday kindness inspires me. In a world which can be so painful to make our way through at times, when I see everyday human kindness it speaks volumes to me about human nature.”

 

Edited Question (unabridged):
Q: Do you have a motto that you live by, or someone who inspires you in life?
A: Everyday kindness inspires me. In a world which can be so painful to make our way through at times, when I see everyday human kindness it speaks volumes to me about human nature. Recently I saw a kid running for the bus and drop all his shopping, the people on the bus got off to help him, and ensured he didn't miss the bus, that kind of stuff happens all day everyday and we don't tend to recognise it enough. Ghandi said - 'Be the change you want to see in the world.' If we keep that in heart and mind, we will live an incredible life.

Original article published in the Southend Echo