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1. Personal Information
1. Gender:
  Response Percent Response Total
    Female
66.4% 616
    Male
33.6% 312
Total Respondents   928
(skipped this question)   1
2. Age:
  Response Percent Response Total
    15-25
11% 102
    26-39
32.8% 304
    40-49
23.7% 220
    50-59
23.4% 217
    60-69
6.9% 64
    70-79
1.8% 17
    80+
0.4% 4
Total Respondents   928
(skipped this question)   1
3. Marital Status:
  Response Percent Response Total
    Single
40.8% 379
    Common Law
7.3% 68
    Married
39.9% 370
    Divorced
11.1% 103
    Widowed
0.9% 8
Total Respondents   928
(skipped this question)   1
4. Nationality (American, Canadian, German, Australian, British, etc.):
 Total Respondents  
924
(skipped this question)   2
5. # of years on live-foods:
  Response Percent Response Total
    2
47.3% 437
    3-5
33.4% 308
    5-10
10.8% 100
    10-20
5.5% 51
    20+
2.9% 27
Total Respondents   923
(skipped this question)   6
6. What type of live foods diet do you practice?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Raw Vegetarianism: 75-100% unheated, unprocessed foods (not over 118F); may include some raw dairy.
30.5% 281
    Raw Veganism: 75-100% unheated, unprocessed foods (not over 118F); no animal products of any kind.
49.5% 456
    Fruitarianism: mostly ýbotanicalţ fruits ˝ seed-bearing portions of flowering plants, including all berries, nuts, seeds, capsicums, tomatoes, squash, beans, peas, grains, etc.; may also include small amounts of sprouts and/or leafy greens.
6.8% 63
    Other (please specify)
13.1% 121
Total Respondents   921
(skipped this question)   7
7. % live-foods in diet:
  Response Percent Response Total
    70-80%
35.5% 327
    80-90%
17.5% 161
    90-100%
47.1% 434
Total Respondents   922
(skipped this question)   7
8. Occupation/Profession:
  Response Percent Response Total
  Health
27.9% 257
  Arts/Music
12.8% 118
  Business
18.8% 173
  Entertainment
2.7% 25
  Education
13.4% 123
  Trade
5% 46
  Homemaker
9.6% 88
  Other (please specify)
35% 322
Total Respondents   920
(skipped this question)   6
9. E-mail address (required if you would like to see the results of the survey):
 Total Respondents  
783
(skipped this question)   143
2. Live Foods Journey
10. How did you first become aware of the concept of "live-foods"?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Friend/Relative
34.8% 307
    Physician
0.9% 8
    Lecture/Workshop
12.7% 112
    Physician/Healer
4.2% 37
    Other (please specify)
47.4% 418
Total Respondents   882
(skipped this question)   44
11. What MOST motivated you to transition to a live-foods diet?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Health Crisis
31% 274
    Common Sense
36.2% 320
    Ethical/Environmental Reasons
3.7% 33
    Spiritual Reasons
11.4% 101
    Other (please specify)
17.6% 155
Total Respondents   883
(skipped this question)   44
12. What was the MOST difficult food item/category to eliminate from your diet?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Meat
4% 35
    Eggs
1.1% 10
    Dairy
7.6% 67
    Sugar
11.7% 103
    Grains
17% 150
    Wheat Products
11.9% 105
    Sodas/Colas
1% 9
    Salty, Crunchy Snack Food
11.9% 105
    Chocolate (non-raw)
7.4% 65
    Coffee/Black Tea
8.4% 74
    Other (please specify)
18.2% 161
Total Respondents   884
(skipped this question)   44
13. Have you undertaken any of the following detox/cleansing programs?
  Response Percent Response Total
  None
12.2% 108
  Water Fasting
43.1% 380
  Juice Fasting
58.3% 514
  Ann Wigmore-type cleansing (wheatgrass, low fat/low glycemic foods, enemas, etc.)
25.6% 226
  Fruit & Vegetable Only Diet
44.9% 396
  Liquid Diet
24.7% 218
  Spiritual Fasting at the Tree of Life
2.7% 24
  10 Day Detox & Green Juice Fast at the Tree of Life
1.6% 14
  Other (please specify)
22.4% 198
Total Respondents   882
(skipped this question)   44
14. How many times in total?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Once
12.8% 101
    Twice
11.7% 92
    Three times
12.3% 97
    More than three times
63.2% 497
Total Respondents   787
(skipped this question)   140
15. Where?
  Response Percent Response Total
  Detox Center
10.9% 86
  Home
93.9% 738
  Private Retreat
12.2% 96
  Other
6.2% 49
Total Respondents   786
(skipped this question)   140
16. What durations of detox programs/cleanses have you done?
  Response Percent Response Total
  Less than 1 week long
50.3% 396
  1-3 weeks long
45.4% 358
  More than 3 weeks long
28.4% 224
Total Respondents   788
(skipped this question)   138
3. Diet & Eating Habits
17. How often did you consume the following items BEFORE LIVE FOODS?
Never Rarely (once/month) Sometimes (1 day/week) Often (3 days/week) Always (daily) Response Total
Raw fruits & vegetables
1% (7) 5% (37) 13% (97) 32% (236) 49% (361) 738
Cooked fruits & vegetables
1% (6) 3% (23) 8% (60) 34% (246) 54% (399) 734
Red meat
50% (371) 16% (115) 14% (101) 15% (113) 5% (35) 735
Chicken
40% (291) 14% (100) 20% (144) 23% (170) 4% (31) 736
Fish
32% (232) 21% (155) 28% (205) 17% (128) 2% (16) 736
Eggs
24% (177) 19% (142) 27% (201) 23% (170) 6% (44) 734
Raw dairy
72% (517) 13% (97) 6% (41) 7% (48) 2% (17) 720
Pasteurized dairy
24% (179) 14% (103) 13% (97) 28% (209) 20% (146) 734
Raw nuts & seeds
20% (147) 28% (209) 23% (170) 19% (139) 10% (71) 736
Roasted nuts & seeds
11% (77) 31% (227) 31% (226) 22% (163) 5% (37) 730
Raw, sprouted grains
54% (395) 21% (152) 13% (96) 8% (57) 5% (33) 733
Cooked/processed grains/cereals
4% (33) 7% (53) 15% (108) 35% (255) 39% (287) 736
Raw vegetable oil
34% (250) 17% (127) 17% (123) 17% (122) 15% (109) 731
Fried/refined/hydrogenated oil
20% (150) 20% (144) 21% (152) 28% (206) 11% (83) 735
Junk food
20% (148) 23% (170) 23% (166) 20% (145) 14% (106) 735
Organic snack food
26% (190) 22% (161) 29% (209) 18% (131) 5% (40) 731
Raw, sprouted legumes
55% (407) 22% (160) 14% (105) 7% (51) 2% (15) 738
Cooked legumes
8% (60) 16% (115) 35% (254) 34% (245) 8% (55) 729
White sugar, white flour products
20% (149) 18% (129) 16% (120) 23% (166) 23% (172) 736
Unrefined sweeteners
27% (198) 22% (164) 25% (186) 18% (135) 7% (51) 734
Whole wheat products
9% (67) 11% (81) 24% (177) 35% (255) 21% (154) 734
Other whole grain baked goods
7% (54) 13% (94) 29% (210) 34% (247) 17% (122) 727
Alcohol
41% (298) 23% (167) 18% (130) 13% (95) 6% (43) 733
Recreational drugs
72% (528) 12% (89) 7% (50) 5% (35) 4% (28) 730
Chocolate (non-raw)
15% (114) 21% (158) 27% (200) 26% (193) 10% (72) 737
Coffee/black tea
37% (272) 12% (92) 12% (87) 10% (75) 29% (210) 736
Sodas/colas
52% (385) 19% (137) 10% (76) 10% (77) 8% (60) 735
Frozen foods
14% (100) 21% (156) 29% (212) 29% (214) 8% (56) 738
Canned foods
22% (160) 27% (201) 24% (179) 21% (157) 5% (38) 735
Dehydrated foods
39% (282) 33% (238) 19% (141) 7% (50) 3% (20) 731
Table salt
29% (212) 16% (118) 14% (99) 16% (115) 26% (189) 733
Celtic/Himalayan/Real/Sea salt
51% (369) 11% (78) 11% (79) 13% (91) 15% (111) 728
Fresh fruit & vegetable juices
22% (160) 18% (134) 27% (200) 20% (144) 13% (97) 735
Avocados
21% (157) 22% (163) 30% (220) 18% (129) 9% (65) 734
Dried fruits
15% (111) 32% (232) 30% (218) 16% (114) 7% (48) 723
Superfoods (raw cacao, maca, bee pollen, goji berries, raw honey, etc.)
65% (480) 14% (103) 11% (80) 6% (43) 4% (28) 734
Algaes & grasses (powdered greens, spirulina, chlorella, blue-green algae, etc.)
61% (447) 16% (120) 8% (62) 7% (54) 7% (52) 735
Total Respondents   733
(skipped this question)   193
18. How often do you NOW consume the following items?
Never Rarely (once/month) Sometimes (1 day/week) Often (3 days/week) Always (daily) Response Total
Raw fruits & vegetables
0% (3) 0% (0) 0% (2) 2% (17) 97% (709) 731
Cooked fruits & vegetables
43% (310) 23% (170) 19% (142) 10% (75) 4% (32) 729
Raw dairy
74% (540) 14% (103) 6% (46) 3% (19) 2% (17) 725
Pasteurized dairy
78% (564) 13% (97) 6% (44) 2% (14) 1% (7) 726
Red meat
92% (671) 5% (36) 2% (13) 1% (6) 0% (3) 729
Chicken
87% (637) 8% (57) 4% (26) 1% (7) 0% (2) 729
Fish
75% (543) 16% (118) 6% (46) 3% (19) 0% (2) 728
Eggs
72% (522) 17% (121) 7% (52) 3% (23) 1% (8) 726
Raw nuts & seeds
2% (18) 5% (37) 12% (87) 33% (239) 47% (344) 725
Roasted nuts & seeds
69% (500) 20% (142) 6% (43) 3% (24) 2% (17) 726
Raw, sprouted grains
25% (185) 25% (184) 22% (158) 18% (129) 10% (72) 728
Cooked/processed grains/cereals
64% (465) 20% (147) 9% (66) 5% (37) 1% (10) 725
Raw vegetable oil
20% (146) 11% (80) 11% (81) 24% (176) 34% (244) 727
Fried/refined/hydrogenated oil
85% (612) 11% (80) 3% (22) 1% (8) 0% (2) 724
Junk foods
78% (565) 17% (122) 4% (27) 1% (10) 0% (2) 726
Organic snack foods
39% (286) 25% (181) 18% (133) 13% (98) 4% (29) 727
Raw, sprouted legumes
28% (207) 27% (200) 22% (160) 15% (112) 7% (49) 728
Cooked legumes
61% (442) 21% (150) 12% (85) 5% (34) 1% (9) 720
White sugar, white flour products
78% (562) 16% (114) 5% (36) 1% (7) 1% (5) 724
Unrefined sweeteners
50% (362) 17% (126) 16% (114) 11% (83) 5% (39) 724
Whole wheat products
63% (449) 23% (165) 9% (68) 4% (27) 1% (9) 718
Other whole grain baked goods
67% (487) 22% (158) 8% (57) 3% (19) 0% (3) 724
Alcohol
69% (501) 19% (139) 9% (62) 2% (16) 1% (9) 727
Recreational drugs
88% (641) 7% (52) 2% (17) 1% (7) 1% (9) 726
Chocolate (non-raw)
62% (454) 23% (170) 8% (60) 5% (35) 1% (9) 728
Coffee/black tea
71% (513) 12% (88) 7% (48) 5% (33) 6% (43) 725
Sodas/colas
94% (682) 4% (26) 2% (11) 1% (4) 1% (4) 727
Frozen foods
56% (404) 26% (186) 12% (87) 6% (40) 1% (9) 726
Canned foods
78% (569) 15% (108) 5% (38) 1% (7) 0% (3) 725
Dehydrated foods
22% (159) 24% (171) 26% (187) 21% (153) 8% (55) 725
Table salt
87% (630) 8% (59) 2% (16) 2% (11) 1% (8) 724
Celtic/Himalayan/Real/Sea salt
13% (91) 15% (108) 12% (84) 23% (169) 38% (272) 724
Fresh fruit & vegetable juices
5% (33) 10% (69) 17% (126) 27% (193) 42% (303) 724
Avocados
2% (15) 5% (38) 20% (145) 39% (285) 33% (243) 726
Dried fruits
12% (90) 25% (182) 28% (201) 24% (172) 10% (75) 720
Superfoods (raw cacao, maca, bee pollen, goji berries, raw honey, etc.)
15% (108) 15% (105) 19% (136) 21% (153) 30% (220) 722
Algaes & Grasses (powdered greens, spirulina, chlorella, blue-green algae, etc.)
23% (168) 13% (96) 12% (87) 14% (102) 37% (271) 724
Total Respondents   723
(skipped this question)   203
19. How much plain, pure water do you drink per day?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Less than 1 litre (1/4 gallon)
26.4% 194
    1-2 litres (1/4-1/2 gallon)
52.9% 389
    3 or more litres (3/4 gallons+)
20.7% 152
Total Respondents   735
(skipped this question)   200
20. What kind?
  Response Percent Response Total
  Reverse Osmosis
32.3% 234
  Distilled
30.2% 219
  Spring
48.3% 350
  Tap
13.3% 96
  Ionized
9% 65
Total Respondents   724
(skipped this question)   202
21. How many times per day did/do you eat? (include meals and snacks)
Once Twice 3 times 4 times 5 times or more Response Total
Before Live Foods
1% (7) 7% (52) 33% (240) 27% (196) 31% (226) 721
Now
1% (9) 18% (131) 29% (206) 22% (158) 30% (216) 720
Total Respondents   724
(skipped this question)   202
22. How often did/do you eat after 7 pm?
Never Sometimes (1-3 times/week) Often (4-6 times/week) Daily Response Total
Before Live Foods
5% (33) 22% (158) 34% (248) 40% (288) 727
Now
14% (99) 46% (330) 22% (160) 18% (133) 722
Total Respondents   725
(skipped this question)   201
23. How well do you chew your food?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Less than 50 times/mouthful
70.7% 518
    50-100 times/mouthful
27.6% 202
    More than 100 times/mouthful
1.8% 13
Total Respondents   733
(skipped this question)   202
24. How often did/do you overeat?
Never Once or twice/week Daily At every meal Response Total
Before Live Foods
7% (54) 35% (256) 37% (268) 21% (155) 733
Now
35% (253) 54% (393) 11% (77) 1% (6) 729
Total Respondents   725
(skipped this question)   201
25. Did/do you have any kind of eating disorder?
Anorexia Bulimia Compulsive Overeating Other None Response Total
Before Live Foods
3% (22) 4% (30) 26% (190) 6% (42) 61% (447) 731
Now
1% (6) 1% (5) 11% (81) 6% (43) 81% (587) 722
Total Respondents   723
(skipped this question)   203
26. What did/do you eat the largest percentage of?
Protein Carbohydrates Fat Response Total
Before Live Foods
15% (106) 76% (552) 9% (69) 727
Now
17% (125) 67% (482) 16% (116) 723
Total Respondents   720
(skipped this question)   206
27. Which meal of the day is your largest?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Breakfast
2.9% 21
    Lunch
32.2% 237
    Dinner
21.6% 159
    All about the same
18.2% 134
    Variable
25.1% 185
Total Respondents   736
(skipped this question)   199
28. How often did/do you prepare you own food?
Never Rarely (once/month) Sometimes (1-3 times/week) Often (4-6 times/week) Daily) Response Total
Before Live Foods
2% (12) 6% (47) 20% (150) 29% (209) 43% (314) 732
Now
1% (8) 2% (11) 4% (29) 12% (85) 82% (595) 728
Total Respondents   724
(skipped this question)   202
29. Did/do you enjoy preparing your own food?
Not at all Sometimes Very much Response Total
Before Live Foods
13% (96) 46% (333) 41% (302) 731
Now
3% (24) 26% (188) 71% (522) 734
Total Respondents   725
(skipped this question)   201
30. How often did/do you eat out?
Never A few times/year A few times/month At least once/week Daily Response Total
Before Live Foods
2% (11) 15% (107) 22% (163) 47% (346) 14% (106) 733
Now
10% (77) 37% (275) 30% (223) 19% (139) 3% (20) 734
Total Respondents   727
(skipped this question)   199
31. Where did/do you eat out?
Nowhere Fast food restaurant Conventional sit-down restaurant Vegetarian buffet Organic vegan restaurant Raw food restaurant Health Food Store Salad Bar Respondent Total
Before Live Foods
2% (14) 33% (238) 75% (544) 31% (226) 25% (180) 4% (32) 30% (219) 726
Now
10% (74) 2% (18) 35% (251) 21% (154) 33% (242) 49% (352) 48% (346) 723
Total Respondents   726
(skipped this question)   200
32. How often did you diet (for weight loss) BEFORE LIVE FOODS?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Never
43.9% 322
    A few times
23.3% 171
    Once a year
7.6% 56
    Very often
25.2% 185
Total Respondents   734
(skipped this question)   201
33. How often have you dieted (for weight loss) since TRANSITIONING TO LIVE FOODS?
  Response Percent Response Total
    Never
72% 528
    Once
8.3% 61
    Twice
7.6% 56
    Three times or more
12% 88
Total Respondents   733
(skipped this question)   202
34. What kind of diet(s)?
  Response Percent Response Total
  Not Applicable
42.7% 296
  Low calorie
21.8% 151
  Low fat
19.7% 137
  Low carbohydrate/high protein
12.4% 86
  Liquid diet
11.8% 82
  Fasting
23.9% 166
  Commercial diet products
6.3% 44
  Limiting portions sizes/no snacking
26.8% 186
  Increased exercise
32.7% 227
  Pills/medication
5.2% 36
  Other (please specify)
10.5% 73
Total Respondents   694
(skipped this question)   232
35. Did/do you regularly take any supplements?
Vitamins/Minerals Homeopathics Hormones Probiotics Enzymes Chlorophyll/green powders B-12 None Respondent Total