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That's funny, you don't look healhty?


Some of the best health tips I've ever received have came from my mentor David Wolfe. Here's another one to add to the list.

When David Wolfe was a young'n, who was just starting to scratch the surface of real health, there were a lot of authors and self-proclaimed experts who were ready to throw in their two cents on what worked and what didn't. With all the chatter in the air, it was hard to decipher from what was real and what was agenda based. So David, being the smart raw-cookie that he is, came up with a little trick.

He'd take a good look at the author, speaker or teacher and ask himself, "Would I want to look like that?"

No matter how much someone knows, or claims that they know about being healthy, if they don't look it, take their advice with a grain of sea salt. Nature rewards a balanced/healthy system with symmetry and symmetry = beauty.

I know we live in the age of cosmetic surgery and photo retocuhing, but if you know what to look for you can notice instantaneously whether or not someone has the natural glow that comes from being healthy.

Large amounts of raw food included in the diet definitely makes it easier "get get the glow" (as Sarma says), but it doesn't necessarily guarantee it. There are a lot of rawfoodist, and others too of course, who just don't look very healthy. Which is fine, but let's not forget that attractiveness is nature's way of indicating healthy genes.

That's why the US of A spends almost 9 billion a year on cosmetic surgery, why people love watching nip/tuck, and why the before and after photos are the most popular section of this website!


Vegan Momma

"Get the Glow" I like that. The more raw foods I eat the more I see that glow.

I have the book, eating for beauty. I go through the book often. I have never been to one of David Wolfe's workshops but I am planning to attend in a year.

I am currently working on a nutritional plan. My goal is to compete in Figure competition this year (hopefully.)


Oh ya, this also goes for your family doctor too!

Vegan Momma

It is hypocritical if your doctor is telling you how to be healthy and they aren't. Thankfully I have always been healthy but I felt I could do a lot more by switching my eating habits. I made the transition to a healthier lifestyle quite a few years ago. I am still making progress.

Betsy steed

I've recently come across all this Raw Foods information, flirting with the idea of making the change. I guess what ultimately snagged me is that, for the longest time, I noticed small changes whenever I had a two- or three-week period where I happened to eat more raw foods than usual. I really enjoy the taste and texture of raw fruits and vegetables, but it hasn't always been the most conveniant way of eating.
Anyway, in the midst of these periods of coincidentally eating more raw foods, my body responded. My normally brittle nails would suddenly grow strong and FAST! My skin glowed. My teeth even seemed to get whiter. My skin would be softer. And since I wasn't aware of my accelerated intake of raw foods, I didn't make the connection. Now, reading all this, it makes sense! When I start to eat baked goods, cheeses, dairy, starches, everything dulls down. My nails break off, etc.
Is that convincing enough? It is for me.


What a great testimonial.

Ugly Boy

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He'd take a good look at the author, speaker or teacher and ask himself, "Would I want to look like that?" "attractiveness is nature's way of indicating healthy genes."

Sorry but I tend to value individuals on more than their appearance.
Americans in particular are so obsessed by celebrity/ vanity/ appearance to the extent that the overweight, big-nosed, disabled, or any other physically challenged members of society are often regarded as second class citizens.

There's so much nonsense being put about and the last thing we need is someone promoting beauty fascism. Whatever next - eugenics? If only we were all tall, blond and blue eyed (and spoke German)- sound familiar?

I think David Wolfe should spend less time/ money on perming his hair and more on coming up with credible and valuable advice about nutrition and the real facts about raw food.

Oh, and as for asymmetry, why not check out a photo of Angelina Jolie.

Here's to treating people as individuals no matter what they look like.


right on! ugly boy


Hey Ugly Kid,

This posted isn't about looking perfect, it is about looking healthy. Two very different things.

And David said his hair is naturally curly. ;)

Curly Girl

Hey Ugly Boy,

If you look at pictures of David Wolfe, especially recent pictures, there is NO way he could perm that hair! Those curls are all natural. Crazy natural.

I'm still curious as to how he has gotten his hair to get REALLY curly lately; I think somewhere he talked about sulfur making your hair curl.


I dont recall David saing anything about having to blond and blue eyed. He just gave this advice: If someone is telling you about this fantastic lifestyle, look at them. Do they look healthy?

Healthy equals glowing skin, clear eyes, shining hair, strong nails, and an overall youthfull appereance. Angelina may be symmetric but she doesnt look healthy.

In my eyes you dont have to be modelstandard to be beautyful, its all about the glow


I agree with lushpapaya, Angelina Jolie doesn't look healthy when you see photos of her without makeup on. Compare that with the photos of Jinjee and other raw women who don't wear make up and glow.
It doesn't matter how big your nose is or if you have no chin or whatever if you are healthy you will look gorgeous, radiant and attractive.
Whereas my last Doctor looked like crap. And I knew not to take any health advive from her!


Spot on Zoe. Jinjee is so full of life that its almost unbelievable.


these authors' egos show when they talk like this. what makes them the authority on what beauty looks like? the only thing this post proves is that you have a very precise and past-based definition of beauty, and that even though we are all human, the rest of us are "ugly."

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