My name is Sergei Boutenko. When I was only nine years old I was diagnosed with diabetes. My family doctor told my parents I had to go on insulin immediately. My mother (Victoria) opted to search for an alternative to synthetic insulin and accidentally stumbled onto the raw food diet.
I started eating a raw food diet and almost instantly felt relief from my diabetic symptoms. This inspired me to go forth with eating organic living foods until long after I was given a clean bill of health by numerous doctors. For the last 16 years I have been living completely free from diabetes!
Seeing first-hand what an important role food had on my health and well being inspired me to write several books and share my experience. My latest book “Fresh” (North Atlantic Books) is one of my top accomplishments.
In 2005, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Southern Oregon University in Communication. I was inspired to connect with as many people as I could which lead me to the study of film production. I currently work as a videographer filming anything I find inspiring. I would say that in this sector, short comedies are my favorite to produce.
In my spare time I live an extremely active lifestyle and love to engage in more sports than I can list! Some of my favorites include: hiking, biking, snowboarding, running, and dancing. I also travel around the globe teaching people how to be healthy and have more fun by incorporating green leafy vegetables and wild edibles into their diet.