In 2006, Brad was the typical American guy – overweight, high cholesterol, low energy, didn’t sleep well. Sound familiar?
After nearly 20 years in the telecommunications industry, Brad moved back home to Pennsylvania to seriously reevaluate his life. He was at least 40 pounds overweight, mildly depressed because of a recent business failure, and prescribed the drug Lipitor to normalize high cholesterol levels. Needless to say, he was not in the healthiest state.
Brad’s aunt then happened to introduce him to the documentary film “Eating,” which highlights the benefits of a plant-based diet. For some reason the film really resonated with him, and overnight he adopted a strictly raw food diet. Within months, Brad felt like a completely different person. He had shed over 40 pounds, lowered his cholesterol levels, and discovered a youthful vigor and energy he hadn’t experienced since his mid-20s.
While he was completely invested in this new way of eating, he did miss the familiar crunch of traditional American snack food. He started experimenting with raw chips made from fresh vegetables, sprouted flax seeds, fruit nuts, buckwheat groats and an array of spices. He dehydrated the chips, keeping the temperature below 115 degrees, so as not to break his commitment to a raw diet.
Homemade Snacks Take Off
Brad’s homemade snacks were met with a lot of enthusiasm from family and friends, and due to his entrepreneurial spirit, he quickly realized the commercial appeal they could have. He ran demos at local farmer’s markets, and further praise validated the notion that his product had real potential. Soon, local health food stores and regional Whole Foods Markets began carrying Brad’s Raw Chips. Since then, Brad’s Raw Foods has been in a constant state of upward growth and expansion, and Brad’s products are sold in specialty retailers and established grocers all throughout the country. His product lines now include Brad’s Raw Chips & Crackers, Brad’s Raw Leafy Kale, and Brad’s Raw 4 Paws. His line of Brad’s Raw Onion Rings will also be launching soon.
Though Brad’s main job is to continue to oversee the success of Brad’s Raw Foods, he also enjoys traveling and connecting with people all around the world in order to “spread the kale.” He takes great pleasure in sharing his story and inspiring others to adopt healthier habits and lifestyles.
Raw food completely changed Brad’s health and his life, and he hopes his products and company’s mission will help do the same for you!