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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Paul Gregg, Executive Vice President of Raw Foods International – 100% Pure Fruit & Vegetable Juices

For the thirteenth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Paul Gregg, Executive Vice President of Raw Foods International: 100% Pure Fruit & Vegetable Juices

My Comments

I first found this company online and then met them at The Natural Product Expo in Anaheim during the show in March 2014. They have 9 different flavors and I have tried them all and each one is so good I really can not say one is better then the other. They are each unique and each very delicious. I did a taste test on my youtube channel. Link is below to check it out.

Question #1 Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

I grew up in an environment where my Mother (a Dietician) always said, “Eat your fruits and vegetables!” I try, but in today’s world that is not always easy when we are on the go so much. That’s why we do our best to get a great tasting fruit and vegetable juice blend into the hands of anyone looking for a solid beverage and I think Mom would be proud.

Question #2 What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Life is service and the sooner you learn that and apply it in your day-to-day life, the better you-and the world around you-will be.

Questions #3 If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

A pair of tennis shoes because exercising your body exercises your soul.

Question #4 Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Our RAAW™ Juices are designed to offer people a great beverage in and of themselves or as a snack between meals. RAAW – Refreshing Anytime AnyWhere™ was developed as a means of providing an affordable product that everyone can afford and enjoy, juices that not only taste great but are great for you. We currently have 9 unique fruit and vegetable blends that are available including: Passion Fruit Wheatgrass, Strawberry Purple Carrot, Mango Guarana, Better Beets, Pineapple Cucumber, Very Berry Wheatgrass, Raspberry Lemongrass, Cranberry Ginger and Carrot Lemonade. Each juice blend is certified Vegan, Gluten Free and Kosher, Non-GMO verified and contains no added water or sugar.

Question #5 What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I pray for peace and harmony and healthy nutrition for all, especially younger children and those in need.

Question #6 Who is your greatest hero and why?

My Father as he is a member of the “Greatest Generation.”

9 Flavors of 100% Pure Fruit & Vegetable Juices from Raw Foods ainternstional

9 Flavors of 100% Pure Fruit & Vegetable Juices from Raw Foods International

Also check out my youtube channel for a video review of all their juices: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

To find out more about all the great products from Raw Foods International, go to: http://www.raawfoods.com

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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Ellery West, CEO of Organic Essence: USDA Certified Organic Body Care Products

For the eleventh interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Ellery West CEO of Organic Essence: USDA Certified Organic Body Care Products.

My comment: I met Ellery at the Natural Product Expo in Anaheim, CA when the company was in its infancy and their were still packaging in plastic. The products were always certified organic and of the highest quality. Now they have “stepped it up” in their environmental stewardship and have created the zero waste packaging, made of home compostable packaging that is non-toxic and no plastic leaching from the plastic package into the products and then onto your skin.

Here is what Ellery told me about the new paper packaging: Gail West (VP Creative) and I invented the paper jar in 2008, the lip balm tube followed a few months later.

Here is some info from the home page of Organic Essence that gives you a summary of their mission and what they do: Organic Essence products are USDA certified organic with eco green, biodegradable, home compostable packaging. We use organic oils, botanicals and essential oils which are 3rd party certified to ensure that it’s not just an empty marketing claim. Many of our products are vegan with zero animal testing. Our standards are high and quality is supreme with home compostable packaging as the ultimate goal. We are industry leaders by combining a truly sustainable package with organic, sustainable ingredients.

We think organic body care is…

Better for you
Reduce chemical exposure.
Better for the planet
Reduce chemical exposure.
Better for farmers
Reduce chemical exposure.

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved in the “health” industry?

I like cooking and making body care products, is a similar process. Until the beginning of the 20th century, the skin was thought to be completely inert and impermeable to chemicals that might otherwise enter the body, however we now know many chemicals can get through the skin.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

Water purifier, bar soap, knife, functioning satellite phone and a desert island food finding handbook since starving before rescue would bad for your health.

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Overpopulation; fewer feet make for a lighter footprint. Immediately we need to become more conscious of our heedless spread of synthetic chemicals, into, onto our bodies and throughout the environment.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Old fashioned, natural bar soap that has been made without synthetic fragrances and colorants would make a good start because the amount of exposure we get from washing our hands with detergent ‘soaps’. Don’t use hair dyes, fingernail polish and nano-particle titanium and zinc oxide sun blocks.

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

Using leave-on-the-skin products that contain synthetic chemicals isn’t acceptable for people who have taken responsibility of their own, and their family’s health. Our mission is to produce organically certified body care products that lack synthetic chemicals and to make them available in packages that don’t contaminate the product with synthetic chemicals that leach from their plastic packaging.

Question #6:What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I hope that as a species we can properly account for the indirect, environmental costs for our way of life. We don’t want to steal from other people via the environment and through time. I also dream that we as a people become fully conscious of the potential harm we pass on to our progeny via our own synthetic chemical exposure.

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Rachael Carson, since waking people up to the environment is hero-worthy.

To read more about this company and all their great products, go to: http://www.organic-essence.com

To check out my video review of their products, go to: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Organic Essence - in plastic packaging - Lotion to Go (no longer available) and Lemongrass Mint Organic Shea Cream

Organic Essence – in plastic packaging – Lotion to Go (no longer available) and Lemongrass Mint Organic Shea Cream

Raspberry, Mint, Vanilla and Almond Organic Lip Balms in Eco Tube/Zero Waste Packaging

Raspberry, Mint, Vanilla and Almond Organic Lip Balms in Eco Tube/Zero Waste Packaging

Organic Shea Cream in Grapefruit Scent and Organic Essence Organic Confidence™ Relentless All-Day Deodorant in Coconut Scent with Zero Waste Packaging

Organic Shea Cream in Grapefruit Scent and Organic Essence Organic Confidence™ Relentless All-Day Deodorant in Coconut Scent with Zero Waste Packaging

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Company Review: Rainbow Research Corporation – French Green Clay

Rainbow Research Corporation founded in 1976

Here is the info from their homepage:

Our philosophy is simple – use the best natural ingredients available, avoid unnecessary chemicals, and tell the truth. Since the beginning, we have chosen not to test our products on animals. Rainbow products are made in small batches to keep quality high. We guarantee our products 100%.

Our following has grown through the years and we now sell our products to health food stores, massage therapists, chiropractors, medical doctors, salons, and consumers throughout the world.

We urge you to support those groups who are promoting both animal and human rights throughout the world.

My Review:

I do not remember when exactly I discovered this company. I was looking for a natural way to color my hair. I bought a product and it was of high quality and did work well. So happens, the product was discontinued by the company. Now, what do I do? It took a while to find the right hair color product and I found Rainbow Research Henna at my local health food store. Check out this link for a review of the Henna: https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/company-review-rainbow-research-henna-natural-hair-color/#comment-3939

Now, on to the review of the French Green Clay. This is a great product that is cleansing to the skin. I use it as a mask on my face and have not tried it on other parts of the body. I do not recommend anything I have not tried, so if you choose to use it other then it is directed for, then My Disclaimer: myself and Rainbow Research Corporation and their affiliates are not liable if you have any reactions when using this product. The only thing that happens for me, is that my skin is pinkish-red once I rinse the mask off of my skin. It only lasts for a short time and is nothing to be concerned about.

Their brochure has more information and recipes for different formulas to use depending on your skin type: normal, dry, oily, etc. The clay is 100% natural and helps to tighten your pores and revitalizes your complexion. The mask tightens and pulls out toxins from the skin. I, personally use this product once a week in the morning and I love how it feels when I first put it on the skin and then the great results when I rinse it off. I also use some other tools to stimulate the skin before I do the mask. Check out my youtube channel for a video review of this product with more details.

YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Check out the company website to view all their products (for babies, children and adults) and purchase: http://www.rainbowresearch.com

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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Harmless Harvest – 100% Raw Coconut Water and 100% Raw Tea

Check out all these great photos of Harmless Harvest 100% Raw Coconut Water and 100% Raw Tea, Tee/Tea shirts and Tote Bags. Awesome products that I love to use and promote. Had a chance to try the 100% Raw Tea at Expo West in Anaheim in March 2013 and it is due to launch in the summer. It is an amazing product and look forward to it when it comes out. Also, was gifted with the tote bags and tee/tea shirts, so I wanted to make sure to take photos for others to see. If you have not tried the coconut water yet, you MUST! It is the best available and all Whole Foods seem to carry it. I checked out their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/harmlessharvest and it said that they have it available in a dispenser in Danbury YEY! No more plastic bottles there and hope that spreads to all cities that carry Harmless Harvest Coconut Water.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a free sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

Tee-Shirt and Tote Bag

Tee-Shirt and Tote Bag

Tee shirt, tote bag and empty bottle ;-)

Tee shirt, tote bag and empty bottle 😉

100% Raw Tea bottle from Harmless Harvest

100% Raw Tea bottle from Harmless Harvest

100% Raw Tea Shirt and Bottle from Harmless Harvest

100% Raw Tea Shirt and Bottle from Harmless Harvest

100% Raw Coconut Water, Tee-shirt and Tote Bag

100% Raw Coconut Water, Tee-shirt and Tote Bag

Printed info on back of bottle of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

Printed info on back of bottle of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

More info printed on bottle of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

More info printed on bottle of Harmless Harvest Coconut Water

You can read more about this company by scrolling down on the right side of this page under the column titled Blogroll and click on the link for their website.

Check out my YouTube video on these products – scroll down below the photos. My apologies for some of the sideways view of the video, as I did not notice it till after it was posted to YouTube and could not edit it. It is more FUN for you, right! 😉

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