In 1980, Dick Gregory’s Harvard speech changed my life. Gregory was a brilliant comedian, civil rights advocate, and organic food pioneer.
“Being healthy is a revolutionary act,” he said. “Changing the world begins with healing your body, and freeing yourself from any substance that alters your mind: sugar, drugs, alcohol, junk food! You cannot be free if you’re taking medication every day, due to an illness or disease that you can heal with your own two hands … and fresh food from the garden!”
Dick Gregory spoke to me. I had just thrown away my inhaler as well as my drugs for rheumatoid arthritis, colitis, and bleeding ulcers. Despite doctors telling me I needed medication for life, Dick Gregory’s words emboldened me to pursue “food as my medicine.” I trusted my body to heal. And it did!
Fresh Food is Freedom by Dick Gregory
Health food trailblazers, Paul and Patricia Bragg mentored Dick Gregory. In addition, Gregory lost 100 pounds employing the Bragg program of fresh fruits and vegetables. As a result, Gregory dedicated himself to spreading: “health is your wealth.”
Gregory believed eating fresh food is a statement of independence. Therefore, he supported community gardens. In the 1960s and 1970s, Gregory controversially called soul food a “slave diet.” “Fried food is dead food! The brains and bodies of free men and women thrive on organic, fresh food!”
Furthermore, Gregory was an early devotee of veganism. His book, Dick Gregory’s Natural Diet For Folks Who Eat, is a humorous and informative guide that upgraded the dietary habits of an entire generation.
In honor of Dick Gregory, I am extending my 20% discount on all Cleansing for Energy products until July 1st. Use the code Julia20.
Supplements for Gut Health
Recently, my kids and I are indulging in large supplies of Enzyme Energy, Happy Gut Cleanse, Probio Energy, and Protein Power. Hana adores All Day Energy Chocolate blended with frozen bananas and rice milk. Luke prefers Protein Power with water and ice. Personally, I mix Protein Power and All Day Energy Vanilla together with water!
Author & Digestive Health Consultant,
Santa Barbara, California