Author of LIVE RAW, LIVE RAW AROUND THE WORLD, THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF MODERN JUICING, RAW-ViTALIZE,I am a Best Selling Author, internationally renowned lecturer, raw food chef and coach. I am the mother to four children, 2 girls and 2 boys. I also have 7 grandchildren. I grew up in Hollywood California. Married at 17 and widowed at 29. I’ve been a vegetarian and vegan for the better part of 40 years. I’ve had an amazingly interesting, fantastic life. I’m a raw food chef, and I tell many stories in my best selling books LIVE RAW and LIVE RAW AROUND THE WORLD. My newest book THE ULTIMATE BOOK OF MODERN JUICING released January 2015 will interest anyone who wants a healthier life. Since winning the title of the “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50”, and so many people asking my secrets on health and longevity, I thought this was an opportunity to share my life and possibly help others to transition into eating a plant based raw food diet. For those of you who don’t know about me, i was born September 23, 1938 which makes me 80. Feeling like you’re in your 20’s at 78, is quite an amazing thing. I accredit this youthful look and spirit not only to my attitude, but really to my way of eating which is a raw vegan – living foods lifestyle.