Paul Magee Berry has worked in animal welfare for 20 years, including eight years at Best Friends Animal Society’s. As Best Friends first C.E.O., Paul helped transform the organization from a founder-run sanctuary to a premiere national animal welfare agency.Notable accomplishments during Paul’s tenure there include leading Best Friends’ massive animal rescue effort after Hurricane Katrina; negotiating to save the lives of the pit bulls from the Michael Vick dog fighting case; and successful launch of the Dogtown TV series.
In 2010, Paul went through a major health crisis that nearly cost his life. “About 30 books and 200+ research papers later, I developed a diet that helped me fully recover and thrive in all phases of health.” Paul is now enjoying his best health ever on a vegan diet of fresh, whole, mostly raw foods.
Paul will be speaking about the naturally cleansing benefits of raw, vegan foods as a foundation for whole health. “Toxicity and deficiency are the primary causes for most all diseases, and a diet of properly combined and sequenced fresh, whole foods resolves both those issues.”
But it’s not just about food, “a balanced approach that addresses all phases of health is the difference between surviving and thriving. And I’m working to take my recovery to the next level.”
In the weeks leading up to 2012 Veggie Fest, Paul is embarking on a “NOLA Fest Whole Health Quest”.
“I’ll be interviewing experts from across the movement including our featured speakers of the 2012 NOLA Veggie Fest. We’ll explore nutrition, exercise, fat loss, muscle gain, toxicity and eating disorders (can we really get addicted to food?), and more, to find out just what it takes to gain our optimal whole health.
“I’ll share what I learn and accomplish along the way. And I’ll give a presentation on the final results at the Veggie Fest in May.”
You can follow Paul’s “NOLA Fest Whole Health Quest” at www.wholehealthhabits.com