Gabriel Cousens

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"Gabriel Cousens, M.D., founder of the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in Patagonia, Arizona, is a holistic medical doctor and spiritual facilitator who uses the modalities of live-food nutrition, naturopathy, Ayurveda, homeopathy and acupuncture, blended with spiritual awareness, in the healing of body, mind and spirit. A graduate of Columbia University Medical School, Dr. Cousens is a best-selling author-- titles include: "Conscious Eating, Spiritual Nutrition and the Rainbow Diet", "Sevenfold Peace, Tachyon Energy: A New Paradigm in Holistic Healing" and "Depression-Free for Life". The essential purpose of Gabriel’s work is to help awaken the Kundalini, the feminine face of God, in as many people as possible to facilitate the return to the One." [1] wiki

A 2009 documentary, Simply Raw, followed six people with diabetes who go through a thirty-day program at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center in an attempt to cure their disease with a raw food diet and without drugs. For a demolition of the claims made in this film see Simply Raw: Making overcooked claims about raw food diets. Much "of the woo is in the associated promotional materials on the Simply Raw website. For instance, there is the Raw for Life Encyclopedia, which includes “experts” not used in the movie, and there are full length interviews with the “experts” interviewed in Simply Raw, including Morgan Spurlock, and some whose interviews were not featured. These “experts” include Gary Null (yes, that Gary Null!), Mike Adams of, and Dr. Julian Whitaker. Gary Null, as you may recall, is well known in “alt-med” circles for being one of the co-authors of an article entitled Death by Medicine, which basically blames “conventional medicine” for causing in essence as many deaths as lives saved. He’s a promoter of all manner of quackery, HIV/AIDS denialist, and anti-vaccinationist who, ironically, nearly killed himself with his own supplements. Mike Adams is even more out there than Gary Null. For instance, he is a raw food faddist who once attacked Dr. Mehmet Oz for not being sufficiently radical in his dietary recommendations."


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  1. living-foods Gabriel Cousens, organizational web page, accessed January 19, 2013.