• Karen Knowler is “The Raw Food Coach” and has been dubbed “The world’s premier raw food coach”. A published author, popular speaker, raw food coach, chef and teacher, as well as trainer to the trainers, Karen has inspired millions of people around the world to experience the power of raw and living foods through her web site, books and TV appearances and has trained hundreds of raw food coaches, teachers and professionals worldwide.

    Karen is known for her “easy, simple and fun” approach to both food and business, as much as her deep insight, compassion and wisdom. Karen is former Managing Director of The Fresh Network, the UK's Raw and Living Foods organisation, founder and former editor of Get Fresh! magazine, founder and sole organiser of the Fresh Festival and author of a multitude of life-changing books, eBooks and articles, including “Raw Food Made Simple” and her latest book “Eat Right for Your Personality Type” published by Hay House in March 2012. Karen has been involved in the field of raw food since 1993 and is based in Hertfordshire, England.

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August 24, 2012



Wonderful post, Karen.

It can feel very lonely sometimes staying true to ourselves given outside pressure. Like one too many unwanted trips to restaurants where the only raw thing unimaginative staff can come up with is a limp green salad made with lettuce well past it's use by date, while my companions tuck into a big meal.

Compared to the wonderfully vibrant and delicious food I prepaare for myself at home, that's just pathetic!

The issue sometimes isn't just food, as you say. It can be the people around us- and our willingness to stand up and say no to what we don't want. That's painful and difficult. But worth it.


Wonderful post Karen, thankyou. And perfect timing for me. I've recently shifted to 99% raw for the last couple of months, and had a moment of weakness for a HEAVY cooked meal 2 nights ago. I paid for it big time, physically and mentally, even now 2 days afterwards.


Hi Karen
Thank you for your inspiring and thought-provoking article. It is especially relevant for me at this time as I find the change of seasons seems to throw me off balance a bit.
Kind Regards


Karen, thank you for sharing this. I write about my struggles on my blog and feel silly at times, kind of mini-bashing myself with, "Why am I not sticking with what makes me feel good?" (I type this with a mild headache the result of having eaten a cupcake with frosting and reacting to the sugar.) I have posted your article on my blog in its entirety (I hope I did it right!) because I think there are probably a lot of us who go ahead and eat things we know don't make us feel good!


This was a really great article! Thanks for sharing your journey....So many take-aways from it for me. I'm glad to know that the changes and loneliness I feel sometimes are a natural part of the process and that the intensified spiritual connection to the world is really what does happen when you go raw. Thanks ;)

sheryl miller

Thanks Karen,

For me when I know I know but you then need to walk your talk( If you know what I mean)

Otherwise I am lost!

As Scooby Doo says "Thanks for keeping it real!"


Thankyou so much for taking the time to write this, I know raw food is the right path for me, but my inbuilt self destruct button is overriding my life and for several reasons I dont see that I deserve happiness,but this has made me think again, many thanks

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