This is a Story that Dreams are Made Of...

Long before raw food was a buzz word, fruitarianism was commonly known and the internet existed, I was living it.

Join me on my epic journey discovering
the inner and outer worlds.

Learn how The Raw Food Traveler overcame many years of skin issues and chronic eczema, addictions, negative self image and low self esteem, and an unhealthy relationship with food.

This is my personal story from sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll to time in seclusion, raw foods and Yoga.

Before and After the Raw Food Transformation

After suffering for many years with chronic eczema and skin issues and trying everything possible, I was determined to find a cure. Blessed I was to find myself living in a home with a woman who would randomly walk around the house pumping her fist in the air chanting "raw food, raw food". Not only that, but she also had a copy of Arnold Ehret's book, 'The Mucusless Diet Healing System', as well as the 'Essene Gospel of Peace', sitting on her bookshelf. This was the turning point! Within two weeks of adopting a raw food diet I witnessed my many years of eczema disappear before my eyes. With this drastic change in my diet and lifestyle my journey as The Raw Food Traveler had begun!



  • Living on the Mountainside Under a Tarp in the Jungles of Maui, Hawaii


  • Rainbow Gatherings and Van Camping in Australia


  • Teaching English in Thailand


  • My House that I Helped Build by the River in Sawankhaloke, Thailand


  • Durian Epiphanies in Malaysia


  • Yoga amongst the Magic and Mystery of India


  • My Dedicated Practices Transformed my
    Body & Mind in Ways I Could Never Have Imagined

 

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This is a Story that HAD to be Told!

  • Discovering the radically transformational and healing powers of a simple raw food diet consisting mostly of mono meals of fruits and greens.
  • Dropped off on the side of the road in Mallorca, Spain, I set off into the wild where I set up camp for one month to live amongst the gentle mountain goats, gaining a profound awareness of the peaceful, nature of animals in their natural environment.
  • Living on the mountainside in Maui was an experience that will most likely stay with me forever. On Maui I walked with my home made bamboo fruit picker for many kilometers every day foraging almost all of my food. Papayas, mangos, avacados, passion fruit and wild spinach created a smorgasbord of delight offered as only the Divine can.
  • Cycling for hours with my stash of fruit I set off to find that hidden gem of a beach off the beaten track in Goa, India.
  • Taking a longtail boat to the island of Ko Tarutao in Thailand where I fasted in seclusion.
  • With a deep desire for purification of the body and mind, my drive for cleansing took me on many different journeys. My experiences with the Arise & Shine cleanse produced profound awakenings within.

 

 

Read what others had to say...

"A life changing story
about someone who really did it!"

Jenée-The_Fruity_Gypsy-125x140An epic tale into the life of a true seeker. The heartfelt struggles and euphoric highs that Jimmy went through during this transition and transformation are truly inspiring.

Jimmy traveled the world as a raw foodist, which took him to all sorts of exotic places, all happening alongside the deep inner purification and sequences of synchronicities and life changing events. A book which will definitely inspire you and should be savored! I loved reading every page!

~ Jenée Fruity Gypsy

"The material never
ceases to captivate!"

A book that succeeds on a number of levels, Gilker's "The Raw Food Traveler" is a fascinating look at one man's personal evolution. Part travelogue, part autobiography, part spiritual quest, the material never ceases to captivate, and, at times, inspire. Whether you subscribe to the raw food nutritional regimen or not, it really doesn't matter. There is so much to take in here. Gilker's experiences -- some common, some less so – provide an interesting look at an individual who, whether he is aware of it or not, is gleefully stepping outside of the typical human paradigm. A truly great read!

~ Tony Kerr

Jimmy provides so much detail!!

"It is really great... it’s part travelogue, part diary, part autobiography. Jimmy provides so much detail!!...not only about his raw food travels, but also about access to good fruit, the cleansing process, detox symptoms, etc, and for this, I am grateful.

Your insight into the raw vegan lifestyle is very valuable, and quite frankly, I don’t think anyone else has detailed it as well as Jimmy has in this book.

~ Bella Chica

Writing down a road map for
others like me!

"I cannot stress enough how inspiring it has been reading about you, a true kick in my butt out of my house into the fantastic world of the "unknown".

It seemed to me that you just did what i will be going to do, writing down a road map for others like me."

~ Enrico Quintavalla

There are not many books like this one!

"What really separates this book from the rest is the quality, the writing style and the attention to detail despite covering a period of ten years...wow, there are really not a lot of books like this one. I liked the way the humility and the objective writing uncovered the emotions, the fears, the state of mind...it is crazy how quickly everything can change and this book provides an excellent account of what we could learn if everyone kept a journal."

"Cest vraiment de la qualite, lorthographe, tous les details meme si cest sur une periode de dix ans...wow il ny a pas beaucoup de livres comme ca. Jai aimer toute lhumilite, et lecriture objectif qui font defile les emotions, etats dame, peurs...cest fou comment tout change vite et cest un bon compte rendu quon voit, si tout le monde tiendrait un journal ce serait tous comme ca."

~ Gabriel Beauchemin

 

Excerpt from the chapter,
"Arise & Shine"

Throughout the days that followed all I can say really is that they were just fantastic. I felt brand new. Like I'd never felt before in my life.

Again, most noticeably was my enjoyment in conversation with others, even at times when I wanted to keep moving. It was becoming splendid. I was turning into the kind of person who I'd beforehand looked upon in awe. How can they derive pleasure in conversation like that? How can they bring up new topics out of nowhere with such enthusiasm? Why were they so interested in things?

I guess you could say I still don't know anything about them, but I do know that I was experiencing the personality type that I'd longed for. My energy, already super high I thought, was boundless.

Everything was fun.

 

"You Know, Jimmy, Some People See Things in a Different Way."

 

These words, spoken by my father, served as a cornerstone in my ever-growing curiosity with the conception that life could be viewed differently than I had previously seen it.

And now, I am so happy to make the journey that emerged and transformed my view of life available to you.

In learning to appreciate how things might be done differently, I discovered a passion for growth.

Making something grow, what this is about I do not know, but I just can't stop myself from planting fruit trees in plastic bags, watching the seed sprout and then giving the jewel away.

 

This is a book you need to read!

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  • Thanks, Em!

  • Guest - pablo mejias

    Hello Jimmy!

    I´m writing to you from the Canary Islands and I just heard your inspiring interview with Audry Wild and would like to ask you about fruits in (La Mecca!!) Thailand, a country I travel very often.

    On my last trip a farmer told me to be very careful with the fruits I eat like watermelons and may be papayas and some other fruits as farmers, in Thailand and neightbouring countries, are injecting some kind of chemical into the fruits to make it last longer on the shelve. Have you heard of anything like this?

    All the best in Costa Rica,

    Pablo

  • Hi Pablo – yeah, that wouldn’t surprise me, really. With places like Thailand, where they don’t really have ‘organic’ farmers’ markets, for example, the best thing to do is to try to stay away from large scale vendor style markets (where the vendor is not the actual farmer), and get into the smaller villages and find the really local markets. It can take a little longer to track these places down, but ask around and you will find them. That food, from personal experience, I know can be trusted alot more. Thanks for writing!

  • Guest - sunnie

    Hi! Is that tarap you are holding?

  • Yes it is!!!

  • Guest - Em

    Well Jimmy, I have an update on the organic corn situation:)

    Apparently there have been some problems with a particularly bad grub wrecking a lot of the crop. It has just started coming back into season here – spring being the ideal time (I should have known that) – but with the grub in action, the supply may not be as consistent, nor as plentiful as in past years. You should hopefully be able to get at least some of it, during your upcoming trip here Sept/Oct – given that we’re now in the official season.

    It’s not cheap though – I’m paying $2.95 per ear at the organic health food store.

    Enjoy your time here:)

    Oh and btw, your book arrived on Friday – wow, it’s quite an opus! I’m going to enjoy wading through it…

  • Guest - ฺBewCoffee

    Hi””” R U remember me – I am Bew Sawankalok – Miss U -

  • Hi Bew! Thank you for writing – it is nice to hear from you! Of course I remember you. Is my house still there or did it vanish? Thanks for writing!

  • Guest - Bella

    Hi Jimmy,

    A Fellow Canadian here :-) I read your book last year and loved it. And, as I write this, I’m reading it again for the 2nd time. It is really great….it’s part travelogue, part diary, part autobiography. You provide so much detail!!….not only about your raw food travels, but also about access good fruit, the cleansing process, detox symptoms, etc, and for this, I am grateful.

    Your insight into the raw vegan lifestyle is very valuable, and quite frankly, I don’t think anyone else has detailed it as well as you have in this book. Are you still living in Costa Rica? Are you blogging anywhere? Or YouTube? Can you write a follow-up? I’d love to read about where you are now on the journey of life.

  • Hey Bella! Nice to hear from you again :) Yes, I am still in Costa Rica…. no traveling at this time. No follow up novel either…. sorry! How is your journey going?
    Hey, may I use this section of your comment as a testimonial?

    It is really great….it’s part travelogue, part diary, part autobiography. You provide so much detail!!….not only about your raw food travels, but also about access good fruit, the cleansing process, detox symptoms, etc, and for this, I am grateful.

    Your insight into the raw vegan lifestyle is very valuable, and quite frankly, I don’t think anyone else has detailed it as well as you have in this book.

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