for about two years and vegetarian-vegan for many many years. I was amazed at the improvement and mental clarity that going raw brought me. It is a pain in the butt when you travel and I sometimes go back to vegan eating while traveling (I am not fanatic about it) but most of the time I am 100% raw vegan. I have a lot of recipie books (uncook books ha ha) and can help you if you need some help. I live in Las Vegas but Southern California is the real raw vegan place to be.