Q: Why did you decide to go all raw?

A: I went raw because when I first heard about it, it sounded interesting, easy, and made a lot of sense. I decided to try it for 30 days and totally forgot when the 30 days passed. I was convinced — and that was about 8 years ago. It’s so simple and I discovered that I hate to cook! That said, it’s not a religion with me, so if I’m out somewhere and there’s cooked vegan food, I will indulge. But at home there’s not even a working stove, so there aren’t exceptions there.


Q: What aspects of aging have you accepted?

A: As far as accepting “aging,” I was asked to write an article on that very subject by Living Nutrition Magazine and just submitted it yesterday. I’ll pass on the unedited submission to you as an attachment. But to answer your question directly, gray hair, bifocals, some sagging of skin on thighs and backs of arms, and hardest of all, a slowing down of my times and distances. Much of this may be due to accidents, however, as doctors have told me, the body never forgets injuries.


Q: How do you take care of your skin?

A: For skin care, I don’t use cosmetics or any special procedures. I really believe that a raw vegan, low-fat diet and daily vigorous exercise supplies the skin with all the healthful nutrients it needs.