As promised, here's our interview with Leigh Crizoe, Rhio's partner and co-host of the Hooked on Raw Internet radio program. We think you'll love this interview, as it shows another perspective on raw foods and also gets into an interesting detox program that you may not have heard about. After 9/11, the New York City residents and workers close to ground zero breathed in highly toxic particulate matter for a long span of time. Rhio and Leigh live just blocks from the site, and both experienced respiratory troubles as a result -- especially Leigh, whose sweat began to stain his white t-shirts black! (Yep, you read that right: You'd actually sweat black! This happened to many ground zero workers, in fact.)
Who had the detox answer for them ?... Would you believe L. Ron Hubbard and Tom Cruise ? Apparently, detoxification was an area of high interest to Hubbard, the founder of scientology, who developed an intense regimen of saunas, vitamin supplements, and oils, all specifically for the purpose of ridding the body of toxins. According to Leigh, Tom Cruise personally funded and co-founded the New York program (which has proven highly successful!) after 9/11. (The official site for that detox program is here.)? Super-interesting stuff -- be sure to watch the video.
Below, we have included the original comments from this blog post. Additional comments may be made via Facebook, below.
On June 5, 2009, wrote:
What form was the niacin? Was it an injection or tablets. Also, how did they work in your meals? This is great information to have in case we ever need it again. Thanks for sharing. I have really enjoyed these past few days. What a wealth of information.
On June 8, 2009, wrote:
Hi Jay- I believe the specifics on the niacin and so forth can be found here: http://www.nydetox.org/ That's the official site linked to above. Thanks for your nice words! -Jim