Bodies On Raw By Marisa Hormel and Melinda Lerner

“Bodies on Raw is an adventure in empowerment through food!”

Lois Barber – Co-creator and Executive Director of EarthAction, Founder of 20/20 Vision

Witness the Results

Bodies on Raw is an inspiring compilation of testimonials from pioneering individuals who with the help of raw food, vegan, or plant-based choices have either survived cancer or conquered high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, depression, an enlarged prostate, as well as acne, constipation, migraines, and allergies. Their words take you on a journey through the scientific realities of the power of food to discover simple tips which guide you gently towards healing, health, and fitness. The photography captures the beauty of each individual in revealing portraits. This unique, artistic, photography book is born from Marisa Ignacio Hormel’s passion captured by Melinda Lerner’s prowess. Witness the results.

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“As a staunch supporter of compassionate vegan diets and sustainable organic foods, Bodies on Raw stands with me as a testament to the blessings a fresh, organic, whole foods, plant-based diet brings to our bodies and to our earth.”

– David Bronner President of Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps and dedicated Organic Advocate.

“Marisa Ignacio Hormel and Melinda Lerner’s Bodies on Raw clearly demonstrates that our strength comes from our fuel, whether that is food or thought.”

– Greg Cope White Food Network Host, Food Writer of Eat Greg Eat, and Author of The Pink Marine.

“Bodies on Raw is an adventure in empowerment through food!”

– Lois Barber Co-creator and Executive Director of EarthAction, Founder of 20/20 Vision.

“Bodies on Raw is the creative and magical fusion of food, art, and health. This book is a beautiful inspiration to those wanting to explore plant-based food as a gateway to mind-body health and vitality.”

– Allen “Buddy” Green, M.D Founder and Medical Director of The Center for Optimum Health.

"Marisa Ignacio Hormel & Melinda Lerner's Bodies On Raw encourages, guides, and stands by our side as we examine steps that we can take to help create a more sustainable, regenerative, just food system, healthy body, and healthy planet."

– Dr. Brent Blackwelder President Emeritus of Friends of the Earth

“Bodies on Raw is a celebration of the healing that can happen when people make healthy food choices. But more than that, it’s a celebration of beauty and a celebration of life itself.”

– John Robbins Author of Diet For A New America, Co-founder of The Food Revolution Network.

About the Author

Marisa Ignacio Hormel is a graduate of Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art and a graduate of New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. While in NYC, she worked as a stockbroker having obtained both the Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. She is a member of Actor’s Equity Association and the Screen Actors Guild. She is a proud sponsor of the New York Foundation for the Arts, Chillfest, the Professional Dancers Society, the Fruit Tree Planting Foundation, the Organic Consumers Association, and the Organic Farming Research Foundation.

About the Photographer

Melinda Lerner is the author and photographer of King of the Urban Jungle, Dog Fight, and Child’s Play. Her subjects include actress and singer Brittany Murphy. Her work is held in private collections and has been exhibited in numerous galleries from Los Angeles to The Saatchi Gallery in London.

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