Kulvinskas is a cutting-edge researcher, raw food
pioneer, author of the health classic Survival Into The 21st
Century, among several other bestsellers (more than a million
Viktoras books have sold worldwide!), an illuminating authority
on raw foods for forty years, founder of Hippocrates Health
Institute with Ann Wigmore in the late 1960's. Born in Lithuania,
during World War II, under a Piscean sky, he received his
M.S. Degree in pure mathematics from the University of Connecticut,
where he later taught mathematics. For six years he was computer
consultant for Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute
of Technology, the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory,
the Apollo Project, etc. He is a member of the Physics honor
society Sigma Pi Sigma. As a nutritionist, he was the personal
health consultant to comedian/activist Dick Gregory during
his 900 mile run for peace.
Viktoras has received 'The Lifetime of Achievement Award'
at the 2000 Raw Food Culinary Showcase (held in Jamaica),
from the Vitalities, Inc., where he was the keynote speaker.
He was awarded a 'Certificate of Accomplishment as a Live
Food Culinary Chef and Instructor' by the Living Light Culinary
Viktoras has appeared
many times as the keynote speaker at the: Cell Tech August
Celebration, Raw Expo, Essene National Gathering, and the
Hippocrates Health Institute Health Educator Intensive. He
has also trained the medical and professional staff in Enzymatic
Nutrition and Live Food Therapies for Degenerative Disease
at the Hippocrates Health Resort of Asia. Viktoras has appeared
as a keynote speaker at the World Congress on Incurable Diseases,
the Raw World: International Festival of Raw Food Enthusiasts
(Montezuma, Costa Rica), as well as many other workshops.
Below are but a
few of his pioneering contributions.
His book Survival
into the 21st Century was this generation's most impressive
scientifically referenced assemblage of documented evidence
for the value of uncooked nourishment in the human dietary.
To this day Survival continues to be regarded as the "
Living Foods Bible" by respected leaders in the health
field. Released at a time when to be a vegetarian meant eating
cooked rice and beans, Viktoras possessed the intellect and
research skills to pull together a coherent empirical rebuttal
to the unsubstantiated belief that cooking foods was a harmless
In Survival, Viktoras powerfully championed what is nothing
less than a new paradigm in nutrition: that a high enzyme,
low protein, low starch, high liquid, pre-digested uncooked
vegetarian diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, sprouted
seeds and grains, grasses, weeds, algae and sea vegetables
was the key to preserving youthfulness, reversing the aging
process and extending the life-span. He is responsible for
creating never-before formulated theoretical models for cancer,
arthritis, menstruation and life extension that has withstood
the scrutiny of critical scientific analysis.
It is not an exaggeration to say that a whole new generation
of live food doctors and living food practitioners were inspired
by Viktoras' cutting edge nutritional thinking. He is often
quoted as an authority on health issues by other health authors
such as Fit for Life's Harvey and Marilyn Diamond. Marylin
in her 1997 book, Fitonics, quotes Viktoras in many locations,
and thanks him in acknowledgments, for his contribution to
her enzyme education. Dr. Smokey Santillo, Dr. Gabriel Cousens
and a host of others too numerous to mention. express their
gratefulness. He is quoted so often, many think he must be
Viktoras was perhaps the first person to popularize the long
out-of-print works of enzyme researcher Dr. Edward Howell.
The book, Enzymes for Health and Longevity, was edited and
published by Viktoras at great personal expense and risk.
The publication of this first of many of Howell' works resurrected
from obscurity fifty years of priceless research regarding
the crucial role of enzymes for high level wellness and extended
lifespan. Viktoras' premiere publication of Howell's book
stimulated a whirlwind of interest which is still growing
today. In fact, as a direct result of the resurgence of interest
in enzymes, digestive enzyme supplement companies based on
Howell's original formula have become a multi-million dollar
industries. All of us owe a great debt to Viktoras for having
the original foresight to recognize the importance of this
great man's work.