Truth Calkins is a not a hippy despite his looks. He is a soft-spoken and dedicated specialist in the area of naturopathy and their effects on the human body and mind. This is a type of alternative medicine based on a belief in vitalism, which posits that a special energy called vital energy or vital force guides bodily processes such as metabolism, reproduction, growth, and adaptation.
Truth is not a doctor and nor does he profess that he knows more, but he offers an alternative practice to wellness. He favors Naturopathy a holistic approach with non-invasive treatment by encouraging minimal use of surgery and drugs of using natural and organic herbs and substances such as kefir to cure general disease. Kefir is known for many health benefits including boosting the immune system, stimulating digestion, protecting against the spread of harmful yeast overgrowth, lowering cholesterol, and guarding against cancer. It is a powerful probiotic that helps beneficial bacteria to thrive in the body. The ancient Greek father of medicine was Hippocrates; he was the first advocate of naturopathic medicine, before the term existed.
I met Truth several years ago after he gave me a lecture on his elixirs, which he is incredibly well trained in. His super foods, young Thai coconut water, keifer additives are wonderful and are considered to be the best on the west coast.
Truth studied with Ron Teeguarden at Dragon Herbs for four years before moving on to a Natural Foods Market in Los Angeles at Erewhon where he developed unique, innovative recipes using his broad knowledge and experience with healing herbs. Creating the Tonic Bar, known for its magical menu of healing elixirs and super intense and tasty dessert drinks that are sugar-free. Truth has served dedicated clients and followers.
Raised by naturopathic parents on a farm, Truth had a head start in the natural health industry. His upbringing came to bear strongly on his personal journey to heal himself of the underlying causes of chronic fatigue, using self-study, herbs and diet. He has worked with the Body Ecology Diet system for ten years.
Donna Gates, a nutritional consultant, author and lecturer, created the Body Ecology Diet. It was written after years of research to find a cure for her own candida-related health problems. Frustrated with conventional medicine, she embarked on a long course of study into many different healing concepts, including ancient Chinese medicine, macrobiotics, natural hygiene, raw foods and mega-supplement therapy.
See Truth in Action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYuJJAg4Atk&feature=related