Doug Levitt has been riding the bus for over ten years and does not show any signs of stopping in the near future. Even when his seat mate is a former Neo Nazi gentleman, who just got released from jail. Turns out his seat mate was a stand up guy who offered to split his food, and sit on the floor so Levitt could catch some sleep. More about Doug at https://soundcloud.com/doug-levitt
This has become one of the reasons why Doug Levitt still travels across the country and back. He likes having his finger on the pulse of America and considers his traveling, song writing and storytelling as a way of life now, not a project anymore.
Levitt, a former CNN foreign correspondent, started riding the bus as a job going from one undecided town to the next, trying to sway potential voters to register and vote for then Presidential candidate John Kerry. After the job was finished, Doug stayed on the bus meeting a cross section of the American public who are the working America so often misrepresented.
That is how The Greyhound Diaries were born. Levitt wanted to share the plight of every day Americans and spread awareness about the real economic state of America. He saw the economic crunch coming way before it arrived and predicted Trump would win the election a full year before the final vote.
Traveling and sharing stories with strangers has helped Levitt’s mental well being also. Doug has had some personal issues left over from when his dad committed suicide as Doug was entering his teen years. Talking about the trauma has been very cathartic for Doug. One could say there is a feeling of strangers helping strangers when personal stories are shared.
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Markus Rothkranz did a segment on Breakfast Television Toronto in 2011. Being a raw food expert, he shared a plethora of information on how to achieve maximum health, longevity and to slow the signs of aging using raw plant foods. The segment featured of demonstration of him creating s healthy raw food smoothie.
Rothkranz describes his dietary transition that took place over the last 20 years. He explains that in his younger years his health had been compromised, including vital organs such as his kidneys and liver. Initially he started out as a vegetarian removing meat from his diet and then later opted for a vegan lifestyle. However, neither of those diets yielded the health results he was seeking. Eventually he became a completely raw foodist. This healthy transition has caused him to appear much younger than his 50+ years of age.
The health guru goes on to explain that there are living enzymes in plants foods that are destroyed when being cooked or heated. He states that we are the only species in nature that modifies our food instead of eating it in its natural form. This results in our signs of aging that other animals do not suffer from. We are the only species to suffer from hair loss and gray hair as a result of our dietary choices. He recommends focusing on nutritionally dense food and even growing your own garden.
Markus Rothkranz states that if your food is nutritionally dense, you do not have to eat large amounts. He claims that the people that live the longest lives do not consume a lot of food.
On the segment, he demonstrates how to make a healthy raw smoothie. The smoothie contained 50% greens and the other half fruit. He states that it is best to not consume so much fruit and that half of your diet should be green vegetables.
Rothkranz also showcased his book “Heal Your Face” that further discusses how you can reverse the signs of aging through a raw food lifestyle.