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Why Do I Eat Raw?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Eli Sep 17, 2014. 3 Replies


Tags: cold, disease, celiac, gain, anorexia

A Simple Change Of Diet Can Take You A Long Long Way! :)

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Raw Monkey Jun 21, 2013. 23 Replies

Back when I was sick, I reached the point where nearly every muscle in my body had wasted away. I couldn't walk, I couldn't sit up, I couldn't even lift my head. I was on the brink of death.As I…Continue

Tags: health, vegan, weight, gain, disease

Forget about weight - Let's make this Christmas a time for kindness, love, and having fun!

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Raw Monkey Dec 18, 2012. 2 Replies

The number of people I have overheard in the last few days say 'I'm watching my weight'…Continue

Tags: celiac, gain, weight, disease, Christmas

From Death's Door to Thriving on a Raw Fruity Diet:) Photos of my transformation!

Started this discussion. Last reply by The Raw Monkey Dec 7, 2012. 10 Replies

'Why would you only eat fruit?' That's a question I get asked A LOT! Well this is why! Because before I changed my diet I was on the brink of death, gravely ill with celiac disease, severe food…Continue

Tags: disease, celiac, gain, allergies, colitis


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Fruit-Powered Digest: My Story of Coming Back to Life through Raw Food

Posted on April 4, 2014 at 7:44am 12 Comments

It was a real privilege to be featured in this month's Fruit-Powered Digest. 

You can read my story here:


So cute, he loves fruit <3

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 3:47am 7 Comments

Thanksgiving! :)

Posted on November 28, 2013 at 2:58pm 5 Comments

I can't say my childhood and teens were a bundle of laughs; bed-sores, paralysis, and starvation, it really wasn't that great! But one of the good things that came out of it all was being able to be happy with very little, and to appreciate things that might not seem important if you have always had them in your life.

If I have enough to eat, and somewhere safe to…

Together <3

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 2:06pm 2 Comments

When you do something kind and no one knows, the whole world knows because it gets a little brighter on the Earth, and the fear and the darkness get a little weaker, and when you smile at a stranger you make them your friend, and when you make someone happy you start a trend that won't ever stop, you've made the world a better place forever, and who cares if you're rich or famous or clever, if you have a good heart and the courage to…


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At 1:39pm on May 21, 2014, Leez Road said…

I just saw your pictures from before and after-so inspirational! Thank you! 

At 4:49am on April 29, 2014, Manuel said…

Grazie a te Esperanza e complimenti per il tuo italiano

At 4:41am on December 21, 2013, James Ramsay said…

Hello there!!

I hope you have had a lovely day at the tropical side of our island, I on the other have managed to get completely soaked.

Thank you very much if I manage to conjure up any questions (I'm sure I shall), I will will certainly ask you.

take care.

At 3:56pm on December 15, 2013, Angela B said…
Your transformation is really inspiring
At 2:58am on September 17, 2013, Limax Maximus said…

Hey there,

I just wanted to let you know that you are a beautiful person, inside and out, and your transformation is nothing short of magical - I'm so happy for you. I was literally crying while watching one of your videos haha. It's really a huge testament to the power of healthy, clean eating. Thank you!

At 2:00pm on September 10, 2013, Jenna Zuvuya Nama said…

Hey Esperanza :) Thank you for having the courage and desire to share your story with others. Your metamorphosis is absolutely beautiful and heart warming ^-^ I hope to meet you in person someday, maybe at the woodstock festival! I love your reminders to be grateful because we are all truly blessed.

Have beautiful, loving experiences >3 love  ya monkey sisah ;)

At 6:20am on August 3, 2013, Nathan said…

Hey Esperanza, hope you're well and enjoying the heatwave. You're a PK right? Do you have any idea what happened to Danii? I was going to ask her if she'd resolved her stomach problems but can't find her anymore?

At 11:04am on July 23, 2013, pradtf said…

it is working now. thx for letting me know.

you have some fine work on your site and i think you do bring hope to others. it is not surprising though since hope is what your name means.

in friendship,


At 8:19am on July 23, 2013, pradtf said…

i tried going to http://www.therawmonkey.com, but have not been able to.

it says the server is down. have you discontinued the site?

in friendship,


At 6:23am on July 23, 2013, pradtf said…

thank you for your comments and friendship too, esperanza!

in friendship,




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