Real Food Rehab

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For those of you who may still be on the fence regarding whether to join us for Raw Food Rehab's final Total Health & Wellness Initiative - RAW BALANCE ~ 11 Weeks of Creating a Beautiful Life, I wanted to share with you the bios from the amazing leadership team that has been assembled for this epic Initiative.  

 Raw Balance is just getting started and we invite you to come join us at the very affordable price of $33.  I have already received many emails from participants stating how they feel they've already gotten their money's worth in just the first 6 dyas of the Initiative! 

Meet Raw Balance's Leadership Team:

Paul Risse is a life student of authentic spirituality, fascinated by the human condition and passionate about the art of living beautifully. For the past 5 years he has been intuitively choosing a diet high in raw and living foods and lived completely off the grid with no electricity for a year when he first went 100% raw. He is a certified raw food chef and has worked with multiple high-profile clients, is a raw chocolatier and helped Rhythm Superfoods become the first nation wide kale chip product line. Opened Daily Juice Cafe in Austin, Texas.

Paul worked as a personal trainer for ABC's "Extreme Makeover" clients and as a trainer/health coach for Body Makeover Systems at Loews Santa Monica Hotel and Spa. He has worked as a media personality and keynote speaker.  Most recently he teaches outside training classes on intuitive movement, living and eating. And has established Stephenville, Texas' Barefoot Market Smoothie/ Juice and Raw Food Bar. 

Massage therapist, traveler, observer, friend, father, brother and leader - Paul brings a message of healing, grounded authenticity and masculinity that the world so desperately needs. Paul's daughter, Kalee Marie Risse, is 12 and is the best thing that has ever happened to him.


You can learn more about Paul by visiting him at Raw Food Rehab, his new You Tube channel and by friending him at Facebook

Dara Dubinet is a celebrity raw food chef, feng shui aficionado, specialist in the art of living a beautiful life and poster child for the raw food diet! Dara attended and graduated from the Living Light Culinary Arts Institute with the intention of becoming an educator to help others learn how to "become raw." Dara is passionate about turning others onto how naturally delicious raw foods are, and loves showing how preparing them in beautiful and creative ways on her You Tube channel and through DVD's.

Before becoming a raw food educator and enthusiast, Dara's degree in fine arts helped her create a successful jewelry business that combined her skills of metalsmithing with raw unpolished gems and crystals, turning them into wearable art. Dara believes that energy is everything... just like in the study and practice of Feng Shui, the chi in your home must flow, so must the chi in the body. We must unblock the obstacles that are preventing us from living our fullest lives. Choosing a diet of raw and living foods assists us in doing so joyfully and deliciously.

To learn more about Dara, visit her at Raw Food Rehab, her informative and lively You Tube channel, on her Facebook page.


The RawBrahs are three blood brothers on a world wide journey in the pursuit of fruit to connect with their Father God, Mother Earth, & the rest of their brothers and sisters who are all children to the life force. They passionately believe one of the best ways to truly experience God’s presence is through the restoration of the mind, body, spirit connection that has some how gotten lost in todays fast profit-driven culture.  One of their mottos is "Expect nothing and experience everything."

These beautiful brothers believe in letting adventures organically express themselves in your life and accept them as a rose accepts the sun’s light. Be just like a healthy rose, and feed your body fresh water, minerals from rich soil, fresh air, and sun. Be like the bamboo, strong & flexible. Exercise is the cure all. Get in touch with our Father God through Mother Nature. Love people for what comes out of their mouth and not what goes in. Stand up for what you believe in, even if nobody else is standing with you. Find the beauty in all things created naturally. Smile, laugh, and put yourself in an uncomfortable situation, at least once a day. If you’re not growing, you’re dying.

To learn more about the RawBrahs visit them at Raw Food Rehab, their website, their awesome You Tube channel and like them on Facebook!


Russell James found raw foods at the age of 28 in 2004 when he was in Koh Samui, Thailand, doing a fast to clear up the skin problem that had developed during his time at the fast food restaurant that he discovered raw food.  He quickly got excited about the vibrancy and creativity of raw foods and the health benefits they bring. 

Russell's food photography drew lots of attention from his blog followers and soon he began to discover techniques and his natural ability to create beautiful raw recipes from widely available fresh ingredients and began teaching people in his local area. Soon Russell found himself teaching people from all over the UK and even people from other countries in Europe and the US, who would travel to come and be taught by him. 

Russell has taught thousands of people world-wide about raw foods, through his blog, live classes and his homestudy DVD courses. He recently completed a 1 year guest instructor in residence position at 105degrees in Oklahoma City, USA – and is now working on several new projects including a recipe book to be released 2012.

You can lean more about Russell by visiting him at Raw Food Rehab, on his website and on Facebook.



Michelle K is a full-time mother to three gorgeous children and lucky wife to a great husband. Michelle considers herself a raw food enthusiast and explorer, wannabe yogini, occasional speaker, and raw food chef. She loves playing in the kitchen and inventing recipes to go along with a healthy lifestyle for her family. Michelle is the lovable and funny star of her online uncooking show, It's a High Raw Life and she is currently working on content for her first book which will be released in 2012,

To learn more about Michelle, please visit her on Raw Food Rehab, on her lively You Tube channel and like her Facebook page - It's a High Raw Life!








Daniel Hayhurst is the Director of the new documentary "Average Joe on the Raw" coming out this holiday season, and co-owner of Smooth Stone Productions. Daniel and his brother Seth, star of Average Joe in the Raw, have become passionate enthusiasts for living a healthy raw lifestyle. While filming the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and working with Russell James on his home study courses and DVDs, Daniel has been opened up to the world of health and healing and is passionate about helping and supporting others on this journey. 
Get to know more about Daniel by visiting him at Raw Food Rehab, at his website for the documentaryhis production site, on Facebook and on the Average Joe fan page at Facebook

Seth Hayhurst is the proud husband to beautiful Lindsay and beaming father to his spirited daughter, Piper.  Seth began looking into the healing power of food after his daughter was “diagnosed” with ADHD and after he became tired of watching his wife deal with the heart wrenching disease of ulcerative colitis.  His journey of knowledge into healthy eating took him to 105 Degrees Academy where he was mentored by Russell James in the art of high end raw cuisine.  After graduating the academy he spent some time as a sous chef under Matthew Kenney at 105 Degrees Café.

Seth has spent his time most recently as the co-Director and subject of the upcoming film Average Joe on the Raw.  In this film he explores the healing benefits of raw food and a spiritual journey into finding the right balance of life!

Seth is very proud of his journey with his family and how God has blessed him in his relationships that have shaped his life so far.  He is very excited to pass along some of the things he has found that work for him when dealing with intense and unique issues with family living.

Get to know more about Seth by visiting him at Raw Food Rehab, at his website for the documentary, on Facebook and on the Average Joe fan page at Facebook.


Susan Bradbury is well known already by many of you as she faithfully works to help manage the house at Raw Food Rehab. In addition to being our sites main administrator, Susan also stays busy homeschooling her 2 youngest children at home.  Susan became a grandmother this past year and she keeps her granddaughter through the week. You might enjoy learning more about Susan and her family by watching this video


Susan is well known for her love of Green Smoothies and recently became equally as passionate about the power of green juicing when she got her new Breville juicer several months ago!

To learn more about Susan visit her at Raw Food Rehabher blogYou Tube channelFacebook page and fan page.


Debi Farley is a licensed acupuncturist with a Masters degree in Oriental medicine, a certified raw food chef/instructor, holistic health coach, owner of the Acupuncture Clinic of Richmond and inspired advocate of the nutritional shift taking place in our culture to the foods that keep us pepped up, not pooped out!

Debi enjoys a high raw diet that includes locally sourced real foods as often and as much as possible. She has a great deal of expertise in juicing and has completed a 92-day juice feast and numerous 30-day juice feasts.  She is passionate about helping others deepen their understanding of the mechanics of their bodies -how we process, use and eliminate the foods we eat; and how our mindset, actions and lifestyle habits impact our overall well-being.  

To learn more about Debi visit her at Raw Food Rehabher blogwebsiteYou Tube channel and friend request her onFacebook.


Penni Shelton's inspiring story of healing lifelong and debilitating Irritable Bowel Syndrome with raw foods was first published in super-model Carol Alt’s book, The Raw 50, and has since been shared in a variety of publications, online journals and websites.  Penni is the author of a number of books, including Raw Food Cleanse (Ulysses Press 2010). She is the creator and Program Director of Raw Food Rehab, the international virtual holistic retreat center and web community.  Raw Balance is the tenth 11 Week Total Health & Wellness Initiative she has facilitated in last 2 1/2 years. 

Besides her love of creating, styling, and photographing beautiful raw food and her natural passion for being a social architect, she enjoys: music, yoga, hiking, gardening, green living, traveling, spending time with friends and meaningful conversations.

You can find Penni at Raw Food Rehab, her You Tube channel and on Facebook.  


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What a wonderful group......I am Honored to be a part of this Initiative.
We are having sooo much FUN and we are just beginning! : )

So glad to be apart of this initiative!!! 

Blessings in our journey~Rita

I just joined! How do I take part? :)
Penni will send you an invite to the Vault to the email address that you used for Paypal.  Also, check your spam folder.

Kristen Mills said:
I just joined! How do I take part? :)
Thanks Susan. I totally forgot my paypal is set up to another email account. Duh! *slaps forehead* ;) I got the email and heading over to check it out now. SUPER excited!!! Yay!!!

Susan : ) said:
Penni will send you an invite to the Vault to the email address that you used for Paypal.  Also, check your spam folder.

Kristen Mills said:
I just joined! How do I take part? :)
Hi Susan, i have not received the email invitation, can i have the invitation at instead, since the email address use for my paypall is having trouble at the moment.
Please email Penni privately at  

lielien lie said:
Hi Susan, i have not received the email invitation, can i have the invitation at instead, since the email address use for my paypall is having trouble at the moment.
Thanks, will do that.
Wow Wow Wow!   We are blessed!

Terrific group with so much to offer!!!



I am so impressed and in awe of our amazing leadership team. Raw Balance is off to a fantastic start and I hope more and more people will get plugged in for all the wonderful inspiration, education, recipes, motivation, entertainment and sharing!

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