Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wellness Warrior Kristina on FOX News!

Cleanse America Wellness Warrior Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram of Rawfully Organic Co-op -  FullyRaw - was invited this morning to appear on FOX NEWS to share her story, her success with Rawfully Organic, and even a super easy Peach Cobbler Recipe!   

So proud of the hard work, effort and passion - we all have a role to play in getting the word out!! YAY Kristina!!!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Creekside Dinner Party in Idaho

To celebrate our last evening in pisturesque Driggs, Idaho, we decided to make a lovely creekside dinner for our gracious hosts. The menu was composed of recipes, or a slight variation of those from our Raw Food Recipe Collection for our summer 10-Day Cleanse. Here was the view from our table:

We started the mingling guests off with an appetizer course of a simple and delicious guacamole that Paul made with avocados, garlic, cilantro, nutritional yeast, Himalayan salt & cracked black pepper.  Then we started the meal with the Sweet Tomato & Fresh Herb Soup:

Dinner was a simple salad of fresh & local greens tossed in Linda Wagner's Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing. We also served Mimi Kirk's Succulent Summer Tomatoes and Marinated Portobellos:

Then to finish the perfect meal and evening, Paul got creative with what ingredients were on hand and created a variation of his Captain Cleanse America Superfood Shake, turing it into more of a pudding by adding extra bananas and some dates.

We'll miss this beautiful part of the United States.  If you ever have the opportunity to visit the Teton Valley, please jump at the chance!  We also have another real treat to share from our time here. A few days ago we created a beautiful fruit cake with some of our special little friends.  Please click here for the video - We promise you'll love it!!

The Cleanse America Community Site is a thriving hub of inspiration, motivation, education and support. The current cleanse content including recipes and daily videos will be available until Septemeber 10th, so please some join us, if you haven't already. You won't be disappointed!

Have a beautiful week!

The Cleanse America Team

Friday, June 22, 2012

Win an Omega VRT350 Juicer!

We Have Exciting News!
The Legacy Companies, who own Omega (juicers) & Excalibur (dehydrators) just found out what we're up to at Cleanse America and they are sending us a brand new Omega VRT350 ($379.99 value) to giveaway to one lucky member of Cleanse America 2!! 
In order to qualify for this drawing, you will only need to do a few simple things:
We will be drawing the name of the winner on the 4th of July and this will be announced at our Community Site.  
Good Luck Everyone!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Cleanse America Has T-Shirts (& More)

We wanted to let you know that we final got our logo onto t-shirts and a few other cool items that you may like. This is a way to share the message of Cleanse America and a way you can help be part of the Transformation of a Nation.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Greetings from the Tetons - Cleanse Starts Today!

Penni Shelton & I just arrived into the Teton Mountains Monday evening to join with our Creative Director, Daniel Hayhurst to set up our base camp for Cleanse America. It's breathtakingly beautiful here and I've been energized and inspired to make a short video for you. Please come watch it by clicking here:

I'm feeling waves of gratitude for all the positive energy that's flowing into the Cleanse America Facebook page and on our amazing Community Site. So much synergy building as we prepare for this exciting start of our summer 10-Day cleanse. (June 20th - June 29th)
Here are some tips I have picked up from past experiences with cleansing that may help as you are setting the stage for the next 10 days:
  • Preparing the mind is very important when beginning a cleanse. Know that one of the blessings of being human is having free will. This is an opportunity for you to gain control of your health and you do this one step at a time with each bite or drink you take. When a craving comes - be aware of the thought and where it comes from. Ask yourself if having that thought and craving serves your better good. If it doesn't it is time to create new thoughts and habits. Cleansing is an opportunity to restructure your thoughts and habits. Set specific goals for yourself. Write them down in places you see all day. Attach feeling to those goals and thoughts. That is how to develop new positive habits in your life.
  • Prepare your spirit as it is likely to be challenged during cleansing. Set time aside each day to pray or meditate. If you do it first thing in the morning it will set the tone for the day. If your thoughts or environment are challenging you then pray and ask God for help. One of my favorite verses is, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Use as needed.
  • Prepare your body. Know that there will be some ups and downs. Know that the end result will be that your body will be in a better state of health than when you began. When you experience a detox symptom shift how you view the situation from a negative experience to one that sees your bodies healing wisdom doing its job of rejuvenating from within. Exercise everyday if possible. This helps tremendously with mood, detox and getting your lymph system moving. Get some sun on your skin and breathe some fresh air. As often as possible. Plant at least one thing and watch it sprout during the cleanse. Connect with the correlations between the sprout and your cleansing experience.
  • Prepare all your friends, coworkers and family before the cleanse. Ask for support and understanding as you step into this experience. Explain that you may need to nap, laugh, cry, pray, walk, isolate yourself or be a little crabby. Reassure them that your emotion states have nothing to do with how much you love them. If you have a transparency with your cleansing journey every one around you can learn from you. This communication strengthens bonds and allows for healing to take place on many levels.
Most of all be kind to yourself and others. Invite them to join you. Do this with compassion and release all judgment.
Thank you all so much for being a part of the mission of Cleanse America. We each have a role to play in the transformation of the health of the nations. 
With eager anticipation, 

Monday, June 18, 2012

Going North & a Recipe for You.....

The first day of summer 2012 AND Cleanse America's 10-Day Cleanse will start this Wednesday, June 20th! 

Our Founder, Paul Risse & I are flying out to Wyoming today and will be setting up the Cleanse America Mobile Headquarters in the Tetons. We'll be spending the first half of the cleanse there along with our Creative Director & videographer, Daniel Hayhurst, who is currently living in Driggs, Idaho. If you are already registered and at our Community Site, you'll be getting glimpses of the beautiful landscape and mountains of Idaho & Wyoming via photos and videos during the cleanse!

Since we'll be spending much of today in the air, I wanted to leave you with a delicious recipe that is part of our recipe collection for our summer cleanse. We have over 80 delicious recipes just waiting for you to enjoy at our Community Site! To get the recipes, Guidelines for Cleansing, all the videos that will be shared during the cleanse and to access the amazing support of like-minded people from all over the globe - click here to register. Once you've paid the registration fee (just $25), you will be sent a link that will take you right to our Community Site to sign in and get geared up for this Wednesday's Cleansing Extravaganza!

Greek Style Pasta Bowl
1 cup julienned yellow & zucchini squash
2 tomatoes, seeded & diced
1 small red bell pepper, seeded & julienned
1 small cucumber, peeled if not organic, diced
1/3 cup Kalamata olives, pitted then halved
¼ cup sliced red onion
1 - 2 tablespoons cold pressed organic extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint leaves
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
Himalayan salt & freshly ground black pepper
Fresh mint sprigs to garnish
In a large bowl combine ingredients and gently toss. Serve with fresh mint sprigs as garnish.

Much love & Vibrant Health to you!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Paul's Calling

Recently I've been contemplating what it means to have a calling.
Since I was 12 years old I've had a job - bailing hay, roofing, mechanic, selling women's shoes, managing retail shops, opening raw food restaurants/smoothie/ juice bars, personal training, life coaching, menu director, raw food chef and many others. Each of these jobs taught me something of value, and most of them positioned me in the middle of interacting with people of all ages and races. It's been a blessing that I had the ability to work hard to make a living, learning the systems and skills necessary to perform each job I had the opportunity to experience.
My first experience with losing a close family member was when my mother died of complications of a heart attack and stroke at the young age of 55. It was a huge game changer, and it was just after that time that I started looking at the systems and people around me differently. It became clear that many Americans were in a similar health situation as my mother had been in, and they too were in critical need of a wake up call. I believe there is still time for us to be proactive as a nation and turn our collective health around. If enough individuals change the state of their personal health, our nation will naturally start developing new systems to meet the demand. I envision a new paradigm shift as our buying power begins to support local and non-GMO farmers, permaculture, compost systems, renewable energy sources and all that goes along with creating truly healthy families.
I feel called to be a teacher, sensing that God has called me to lead the mission of Cleanse America.
My mother was a wise and humble woman. One day I was sharing information about raw foods and healing with her. She just sat and listened to me and I saw tears welling up in her eyes. I asked her what was wrong, as I didn't think I had said anything to offend her. She told me how proud she was of me for wanting to help people with their health. She then asked a question that has stayed in my mind until this moment. She said "What about their souls?"
I can still feel the power and weight of that question with me now.
I have lived quite a bit of life in my 36 years. I've been involved with people who think that there is a direct correlation between the foods they eat and how spiritually enlightened they are. I have seen how the vast majority of people who claimed that seemed to also be judgmental and unhappy deep down. I have also been around some of the most spiritually sound people who also seem to have unhealthy eating habits, and I've seen how this physically unhealthy state impairs their ability to share their spirituality.
I surrendered my life to God about 6 years ago. Since then I have had a peace that permeates every part of my life. It was around that same time that I began a cleansing diet, eating 100% raw foods while  I was also living without electricity - all by choice. My personal experience showed me how often matters of the spirit come up in our lives and how frequently we cover them up with food, drink, TV, radio, internet and the many other numbing devices we have created. When I took away all the things that would normally distract me, there was only me left there - alone with myself, my thoughts and God. It was one of the most intense things I had ever done and experienced. There came a point where I was so spiritually afflicted, I couldn't sleep for 3 days. At the end of the 3 days, a good friend came over and prayed with me and it was the first time in my life I felt the true power of prayer. Shortly thereafter I realized that I could no longer do things in my own power and I humbled myself before God and surrendered completely to His will.

My whole life I had sought out spiritual teachers, studied philosophy, world religions and done many different things to explore the temporary alignment with one could have with spirit. From what I can see many have had the dogma/religion of God without having the direct experience. It is my hope that Cleanse America will awaken people not only to new levels of health but also to into a deeper relationship with God.
We invite you to join us in a 10 day cleanse.  Each individual can be a catalyst for the Transformation of a Nation.
Have a blessed week,

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Gearing Up for Next Week's Cleanse!

We only have 4 FULL Days left until we begin the cleanse, so NOW's the time to encourage anyone you know who is on the fence to come join us. We want everyone to get plugged in this weekend so there is time to prepare, plan and get inspired! 

Even if you're not sure if you're ready to commit to a 10-Day Cleanse, we invite you to come access all of our premium content so you can enjoy the recipes, the motivation, education, inspiration and support of hundred of like-minded people from all over the globe for just $25. Come be part of the Transformation of the Nation! 
Check List for Gearing Up for the Cleanse:
  • Clean out your kitchen - refrigerator, pantry and cabinets - removing any foods that will be temptations during your cleanse.  We understand that this may be a challenge for some of you who have families, but make every effort to organize and prepare your kitchen in such a way that you'll maximize your success!
  • If you're a registered member at Cleanse America's Community Site - download & read your Digital Materials - Guidelines for Cleansing, Liquid Recipe Collection, Raw Food Recipe Collection & if you'll be juicing or doing liquids only, check out our VIP Liquid Lounge for added support! 
  • Make up a shopping list based on our recommend food list (in the Guidelines for Cleansing) and on the recipes you'll be planning to make and bring beautiful fresh produce into your kitchen!  Take photos of your vibrant purchases and share them with us in the photo section!
  • Wean yourself beginning TODAY off coffee, soft drinks, alcohol, etc. Cutting back sensibly will greatly reduce any discomfort once the cleanse starts.
  • Take the time to get clear on your goals and intentions for the cleanse.  Come share those positive goals with us in this discussion - Goals & Intentions for Your Cleanse.
  • Begin to prepare yourself mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  This is a perfect weekend to take the time to pray and meditate to set the tone for the week ahead. Plan out your personal steps for grocery shopping, exercise, rest, food prep, etc.... you will succeed if you have a plan and stick to it!
  • Unplug from television as much as possible during the cleanse - mass media is geared towards getting you programmed in a way that is NOT supportive to your best health.  Stay plugged into our community here - filling your mind, ears and eyes with supportive videos, raw food eye candy and tips to help you stay on track.
  • And PLEASE have someone take a before photo of your face (and full body if you like) BEFORE you begin this cleanse. Please upload that photo to our photo section this weekend so we can have a baseline look at you before we begin. If you truly stick to 100% raw foods and liquids, you will see a difference in just 10 days, and we want you to track that and share your results at the end of the cleanse.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Someone You Should Meet - Scott Thomas

I wanted to thank Penni & Cleanse America Wellness Warriors Seth & Daniel Hayhurst (the camera eye) for capturing that encouraging testimony from Scott!
It's really great to have Scott Thomas on board with us for our summer cleanse that begins next Wednesday - the FIRST DAY of SUMMER!  If you're already registered and getting plugged in at our Cleanse America Community Site, then be sure to friend request Scott. Also learn more about his journey by checking out his newly created blog
Scott will also be blogging over at the Cleanse America's Community Site during next week's cleanse - so be sure to look for that!
Share this inspiring video with your friends and family! Video link:
and to learn more about or watch Average Joe on the Raw go to the website:

6 Ways to Boost Your Health

Only 6 days Left Until Next Week's Cleanse!

Here are 6 Ways to Boost Your Health (non-food related)

1. Laughter - Watch a funny movie, spend time with lighthearted friends, tell jokes......
2. Sunlight - A daily dose of Vitamin D boosts your immune system & will add a healthy glow to your skin
3. Gratitude - Ponder & Meditate on all of the blessings of your life.
4. Get Grounded - Walking barefoot is a free reflexology session from nature.  Reduce inflammation by connecting to negative ions that the earth gives naturally. 
5. Stay Positive - "Neuropeptides are created in our body every time we have a thought and our immune cells listen for and react to the emotional dialog. Positive thoughts such as love, joy, happiness and forgiveness create health promoting neuropeptides that boost the immune system." Raw Foods Bible by Craig B. Sommers, N.D., C.N.
6. Breathe - Deep, slow breathing as a practice is very beneficial to mental and emotional states. 
So if you can gratefully walk barefoot in the sun while laughing at a positive joke you are on the right track!!!
Have a great day!!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

7 Ways You Can Prepare for the Cleanse

Only 7 Days Until our Summer Cleanse Begins - June 20th (1st Day of Summer!)

7 Ways You Can Prepare for the Cleanse:

1. Find out the dates and times of your local farmers market(s) so you can get a jump start on finding fresh locally grown organic fruit & vegetables.

2.Tell your friends and family of your intentions with the cleanse. This is helpful for accountability and for planning out meals/schedules.

3. Write down specific goals/intentions and place them in areas where you will see them often. Fridge, bathroom mirror, etc... Write intentions in positive present tense. Example: I am in the best shape of my life and I love the way I feel :)

4. Set aside 5-10 minutes everyday to visualize yourself completing the cleanse and transforming your health.

5. Start eating cleaner food now. Taper off of caffeine/alcohol. This would also be a great time to give up smoking.

6. Clean out your fridge and cabinets of unhealthy food. This will help with temptations and there is something beautiful about a fridge filled with fresh fruits and veggies.

7. Find a workout partner who will support and encourage you. Dance, walk, jog, stretch, spin, yoga, laugh or swim. Have fun when you exercise!

With just a week left everyone at Cleanse America Headquarters is getting really excited! Looking forward to having you with us for this wonderful experience!

Also thank you to everyone for all the birthday wishes this week ; )

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Cleansing As an Act of Love to Help the Planet

Cleanse America Begins in Just 8 Days!

Here are 8 ways that your participation in this cleanse can give back to the earth:

1. Every purchase of fruit/vegetable supports a farmer.

2. If you compost your pulp from juicing/prepping, it can revitalize soil and supercharge it with micronutrients.

3. If you plant the seeds from the fruits/veggies you eat, you can grow infinitely more than you consume.

4. When you grow or purchase real, raw foods (especially locally grown), it lowers the carbon footprint associated with packaged processed foods.

5. You can save your seeds and send them to areas of the world that could use them.

6. The amount of trash you accumulate will be greatly reduced.

7. You will be eliminating (pooping and peeing) more often. If the correct systems are set up this can be tremendously helpful to soil regeneration and water consumption. Compost toilets may be a stretch for most but I had to throw it in to at least plant a seed :)

8. You will be lighter and in turn your steps will be easier for the earth to bear.

We're all getting excited about the cleanse here at CA Headquarters! If you're not signed up yet, now is a great time to do so you can get plugged into our new Community Site to be inspired, educated, to connect and to download the digital materials that will help you plan for a very successful cleansing experience! to register.

See you there!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Linda Heflin, M.D., - Cleanse America Team Physician

In today post, we're sharing the video that we recently filmed while visiting our team physician, Linda Heflin MD in her Stephenville, TX family practice. At the end of very long week of seeing patients, Dr. Linda made time to share with us a bit of her personal journey as well as more information on why embracing our upcoming cleanse is so helpful in many areas of your health, specifically in reducing inflammation in the body.
Here is some clarification and more specific details regarding inflammation from Dr. Linda:
"Inflammation is a normal part of our body’s natural defense system and it plays a role in many chronic disease processes.  Some of these are:
  •  Asthma                                                                                                                                              
  •  Heart Disease
  •  Type 2 Diabetes
  •  Alzheimer’s Disease
  •  Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  •  Stroke
  •  Cancer
  •  Chronic Pain
What we eat can affect the inflammation in our body. The ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 has changed in the last one hundred years. Most of this is from the change in our diet namely - what we refer to as the Standard American diet. The goal for Omega 6 fatty acids to Omega 3 fatty acids should be about 4:1.
Anti-inflammatory foods are ones that are high in omega 3’s such as flax seeds and their oil, hemp seeds, chia seeds,walnutsleafy green vegetables, and - if you are not a vegetarian - cold water fish such as salmon, sardines, herring, and mackerel. 
When people take supplements to help increase their omega 3’s there are several sources.  Plant sources (which contain ALA) are very good.  Many people currently take a fish source (which have EPA and DHA), however, you should check with the manufacture to make sure that any heavy metals such as mercury, were removed when the omega 3 was processed.
Other sources of foods that decrease inflammation are ones that are high in antioxidants such as colorful vegetables such aspeppers, carrots, citrus fruit, green and black tea, dark leafy greens, onions and garlic. Spices also contain anti-inflammatory compounds.  Some of these are ginger, turmeric, oregano, cayenne, clove, nutmeg and rosemary.  Fiberis also good at helping to decrease inflammation.  A goal of at least 30 grams a day is ideal.
Congratulations on making the choice to take charge of your health.  This 10-Day cleanse is a perfect way for you to push the reset button and get a fresh start. I'm looking forward to experiencing this great time of corporate cleansing with you!"
Linda Heflin, M.D.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Meet Our Wellness Warriors

Hi Everyone, it's Paul Risse here. Everyone involved at Cleanse America Headquarters is feeling so much enthusiasm & gratitude right now - gratitude for the hundreds of people throughout this nation & the world who are registering for our upcoming June Cleanse!
There's also enthusiastic appreciation for our amazing line up of Wellness Warriors who will be sharing their support, education and inspiration in our recipe collections and on the community site during our June cleanse! Each one brings a unique perspective and amazing gift to this movement:

Anthony Anderson - has been an international male model since 2003, and while working for companies like Loreal, Macy's, Target, and Paul Mitchell, he developed a deep passion for green living and nutrition. As he delved deeper into the holistic lifestyle, he discovered the joys of gardening and realized that it just may be the panacea that will heal humanity and planet Earth. His mission is to inspire others to grow and create paradise on the planet once again. He founded to help inspire others to grow their own food and create a paradise planet here and now. 

Bill Barlow - a true trail blazer!  Bill has taken control of his health in a mighty and powerful way - losing 200 pounds in just one year through cleansing and raw foods, and through his passion and determination. He's currently a student at Health Coach University, finishing his Health Coach Certification and was recently trained and certified by Dr. Robert Morse as a Detoxification Specialist. Bill's driving passion is pass on the knowledge and experience he has had to others and is now traveling around the country and world spreading the message that You CAN Heal Your Body!

Daniel Hayhurst - Creative Director & videographer for Cleanse America, Daniel studied film at the Los Angeles Film School and is the Director of the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and co-owner of Smooth Stone Productions. Daniel also works with Russell James, The Raw Chef, on the filming of his video projects, as well as shooting for Dhrumil Purohit & Dr. Alejandro Junger's Clean Program. While filming the documentary, Average Joe on the Raw, and working with Penni Shelton & Russell James, on the set of his home study courses and DVDs, Daniel became enlightened to world of health and healing and has been passionate about helping and supporting others on this journey ever since.

Dara Dubinet - celebrity raw food chef, feng shui aficionado, specialist in the art of living a beautiful life and poster child for the raw food diet! Dara is passionate about turning others on to how naturally delicious raw foods are, and she loves showing how to prepare them in beautiful and creative ways. She's a You Tube phenomenon and was voted Sexiest Raw Food Chef in the most recent Best of Raw Awards. Be sure that you are subscribed to Dara's You Tube channel and that you're following her on Facebook for daily shots of inspiration and raw food goodness!

Jeff Skierik - AKA The Rawtographer. Jeff has worked with and photographed many of the pioneers and leaders of the holistic health movement, but he is so much more than just the guy behind the camera. Jeff has embraced much of what he has learned over the past couple of decades and he walks the walk of a true Wellness Warrior. Jeff's an encyclopedia of knowledge - a multifaceted resource on fitness training, nutrition, wellness, technology and music. You must visit his website to get the full understanding of his sphere of influence. We're thrilled to have Jeff on board Team Cleanse America!

Judita Wignall - Certified Holistic Health Counselor (Institute for Integrative Nutrition) & Raw Food Chef & Nutrition Educator (Living Light Culinary Institute). Before Judita became passionate about holistic health, she was a commercial actress, model & singer/songwriter/rocker, playing & touring with her all girl band for seven years. If you're a video game enthusiast you may know her as Judy Nails from the Guitar Hero video game series. Today she is an author & educator of clients around the country, helping them become slimmer, more energetic, radiant & vibrant. Judita is passionate about helping people reach their health goals in a way that is doable and delicious.

Karen McCarville - amazing vegan and raw food chef, Karen was trained through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Most recently she was trained at Dr. Robert Morse's program and is now a Detoxification Specialist. As a Board Certified Holistic Health & Nutrition Counselor, Karen works with clients and creates a personalized roadmap to health that suits the individual's unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. She has a deep passion for helping people achieve optimum wellness. Karen's long-time life partner, Scott Oldner has become an honorary Wellness Warrior & we look forward to sharing their story with you during this cleanse!

Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, a pioneer in the local, organic food co-operative and founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-op in the U.S. Kristina has been a 100% raw food enthusiast for 7 years, specializing in low-fat raw vegan living . She is a creator of wonderful things and a leading visionary in the raw foods movement, especially in Houston, TX. She also teaches classes, coaches individuals, does inspirational public speaking & is working on her first book. Visit her beautiful websites, Rawfully Organic & Fully Raw, and her lively You Tube channel for consistent motivation, vibrancy and feel good fun!

Linda Heflin, M.D. - a family physician who's been in practice for 20 years, Linda was recently voted "Doctor of the Year" within her community. Dr. Heflin has always had a heart for the wellness & prevention aspect of healthcare and has embarked on her own personal journey of continuing education in the practice of  Integrative Medicine. Dr. Heflin believes this expanding facet of her practice will continue to help her serve her current and future patients.  She is passionate about the message and mission of Cleanse America and we are honored to have her an an intregal part of our core leadership team. We view Dr. Linda as America's physician.

Linda Wagner - experienced & skilled Nutrition & Lifestyle Coach who utilizes holistic methodology to invigorate the mind, body, and spirit. Linda studied nutrition and detoxification under Natalia Rose and believes in eating wholesome, delicious foods with abandon, having fun, feeling EMPOWERED, confident and beautiful in your own skin!! Be sure to follow Linda's blog for regular shots of inspiration, support and visual stimulation! We're so happy that Linda is part of Cleanse America, as we share her passion of awakening others to achieve their true, unlimited potential.

Mike Wall & Seth Luker - two music-loving, health-minded individuals who have personally learned that optimal health & function are the true keys for not only surviving, but thriving in any walk of life. Seth, a music tour manager, has fought off stage IV cancer twice & Mike, a musician & avidly self-taught health guru continues to battle an adult form of muscular dystrophy, know how important it is to maintain peak performance while on the go. Creators of Rockin’ Wellness - the purest sourced ingredients the world has to offer - this amazing, energizing drink supports weight maintenance & provides a healthy probiotic blend focused on pure plant based nutrition. Mike & Seth helping to Transform the Nation & beyond!

Mimi Kirk - a raw food vegan septuagenarian, proves that aging does not need to correlate with deteriorated health! Mimi is passionate about helping people pay attention to the most important thing they own, which is their health. Since winning the title of the “Sexiest Vegetarian over 50,″ many people have been asking Mimi to share her secrets on health and longevity, so we are honored to have her as a Wellness Warrior for Cleanse America. Chef, author, mother, grandmother, sister, lover and friend, Mimi is a true ambassador & living testimony of how to look and feel your best by eating a plant based raw food vegan diet.

Paul Risse - Being the founder & visionary behind Cleanse America feels like the 1st true calling of my life. I grew up the oldest of 5 siblings, our father was in the Air Force, which meant we moved...A LOT. I've lived in 36 different locations in my 36 years, so my experiences have put me in direct touch with the people & communities of this nation. I've been blessed to have experience in a number of professions, which include being a raw foods chef & chocolatier, massage therapist, life coach, personal trainer & much more. My desire is to serve as I lead, taking this message across the nation & beyond. I look forward to sharing the exciting journey with each of you.

Penni Shelton - friend, virtual mastermind, muse & project coordinator for Cleanse America - Penni is also a wife, mommy, daughter, health & lifestyle writer, film producer, social architect, raw food passionista & chef. She's the Founder & Executive Director of Raw Food Rehab & RFR Publishing. Her own personal journey & life-long struggle with IBS was the catalyst that helped her to discover answers and healing through adopting a healthier lifestyle that includes raw & living foods. She is a blessing on every level and makes every interview a true joy to watch. Thanks Penni for what you bring to the world.

Rhonda Lee - AKA the Barefoot Artist, is a hands-on, supporting heart-beat within the holistic health community and on our community site. She's a multi-passionate trail blazer, artist and visionary. She is a detox specialist, teaches raw food living, stress management classes, is a laughing yoga instructor and combines these into dynamic workshops and legendary events. But above all, Rhonda  has a beautiful, huge heart. A Rumi quote she lives by is worth sharing with you as we embark on this cleanse - "Forget safety. Live where you fear to live. Destroy your reputation. Be notorious." We're fortunate to have her with us on our team of Wellness Warriors.

Russell James - the UK's leading raw food chef, RJ brings amazing insight, as he first learned about the power of raw foods while doing a cleanse in Thailand to clear up problematic acne. With stunning results, Russell quickly became excited about the vibrancy & health benefits of a raw food diet. If you haven't visited his brilliant website, please do so & subscribe, as he's always sending out amazing, cutting-edge recipes that are sure to captive your palate & creatively inspire you in the kitchen! Russell instructs people all over the globe in hands-on classes & through his dynamic In-Home Study Courses, which you can access from anywhere on the planet via your computer!

Seth Hayhurst - if you haven't seen the recently released film, Average Joe on the Raw - you're in for a real treat! In the documentary, Seth explores the healing benefits of raw food and his spiritual journey into finding the right balance of life. What he learned through his experiences and from the people he met along the way has truly set his life onto a new and exciting course. Beyond his gifted sense of humor and his always engaging personality, Seth has a depth of wisdom that he has learned regarding intense and unique issues with real world family living. Seth is valued member of our Wellness Warrior team.

Susan Bradbury is known by many of you, as she helps manage the growing community at Raw Food Rehab. Susan is also helping keep order at the Cleanse America Community Site! No matter where our travels take us, we know that Susan is keeping her finger on the pulse of the community, answering questions when the core team is out on location. In addition to her online life, Susan stays busy homeschooling her youngest, special needs son & is working on her first digital book. Susan is a certified raw food chef, proud mom, grandmother and volunteers within her community working with woman in crisis. She is a real-life Wellness Warrior!

Tracy Piper - Owner of The Piper Center for Internal Wellness, Tracy practices alternative therapies with a “girlfriend, you listen here” attitude. Her herbal studies began long ago with her grandmother’s root remedies, but Piper’s personal calling has become detoxification & colon cleansing. Since her Soho clinic’s opening, in 2005, this St. Thomas native has become known as the "health guru to the stars" with a flock of devotees that include models scurrying in for pre-shoot slimming & high-profile clients booking acupuncture facials & aromatherapy-aided colonics. We found Tracy to be a true healer & couldn't be more excited to have her with us our team!

Tresa Yung - Intuitive Transformation & Lifestyle CoachWriter, Inspirational Speaker, and Gourmet Live-food Chef. Tresa knows volumes about achieving transformative healing through making courageous, and often uncommon, choices. Her own miraculous self-healing, along with her exploration into Spiritual Psychology, completely catapulted her life & health, deepened her awareness,  and strengthened her coaching skills. Tresa is passionate about helping people to release limiting constraints; she provides deep clarity and guidance, helping others to find their own perfect solutions and inspiration!  Her education includes Spiritual Psychology & Heart Centered Counseling at the University of Santa Monica and a Bachelors in Communications & Journalism from Southern Illinois University. She's also a certified Raw Foods Chef & Instructor trained at "Living Light Culinary Institute."

SO - with all of that in mind, I'm asking you to share this info with any of your friends and family who have perhaps been sitting on the fence, inviting them to join Cleanse America and encouraging them to go ahead and take the plunge! Visit to Register!
We've already been hearing that the support, interaction and amazing digital ebooks chocked full of recipes are already well-worth the small $25 investment - and we havent even gotten started yet! Get ready for a fun ride - as our brand new community site opens Sunday, June 10th!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Cleanse America Opens June 10th!!

Hello Everyone!

We've just wrapped up a powerful, action-packed last few days of putting the finishing touches on filming our daily content for Cleanse America's upcoming 10-Day June Cleanse. Our team had a wonderful time and we can't wait to share the footage we've been able to get over the last several weeks with everyone who will participating!

Our premium site for this epic cleanse will be going live next Sunday - June 10th! This will give all who have registered an opportunity to get signed in and oriented to the new community site. Once inside, members can download the Guidelines for Cleansing & our delicious, mouth-watering recipe guides! There will also be videos & discussions going up that will get everyone psyched and prepared for a very successful experience.

In the above video, Paul and Penni are speaking about our Pay It Forward Program. If you would like more information on this, please click here.

We sincerely hope that you'll join us for the June Cleanse, as well as inviting friends, family, and others to join you. If you'd like more details or you'd like to save your place in the upcoming cleanse, visit our main home page at

Much Love & Light, 
The Cleanse America Team