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Viktoras has been a practitioner in the Holistic field for over 35 years and has assisted tens of thousands through his lifestyle consultation services.

  • Co-founder with Ann Wigmore of the Hippocrates Health Institute - presently rated as the top health resort by the International Spa Industry. Spent seven years in developing the HHI Live Food program - which has been adopted worldwide, affecting millions.
  • Author of the best-seller Survival In the 21st Century plus six other books, with over 500,000 copies sold.
  • Co-founder of Dick Gregory's Obesity and Substance Abuse Resort - nutritional and educational director for two years both in Bahamas and Florida.
  • Lecturer - Internationally for over 20,000 hours in the field of health
  • Chef - served gourmet raw life food vegetarian feasts to over half a million
  • Bishop of the Essene Church of Christ
  • Planning a School in Culinary Arts (Montezuma, Costa Rica)

An extensive write-up on Viktoras can be found in The Heart of Greatness - Ordinary People Creating Extraordinary Success(1997) and Wheatgrass Nature's Finest Medicine: The Complete Guide to Using Grass Foods & Juices to Revitalize Your Health(1998) by Steve Meyorowitz. Raw Knowledge: Enhance The Powers of Your Mind, Body, and Soul by Paul Nison (5/2002). Articles featuring Viktoras have appeared in recent issues of SPIN, Magical Blend, New Life Magazine, Living Nutrition Magazine (now VIBRANCE) and other publications.

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 Institute.

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.

Viktoras Kulvinskas

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. He also co-founded, with Dr. Ann Wigmore, the Hippocrates Health Institute in Boston, where he was the Director of Research. As a nutritionist, he was the personal health consultant to comedian/activist Dick Gregory during his 900 mile run for peace.

Viktoras is the author of five books, and has contributed articles to many New Age journals, among them, Vegetarian Voice, Vegetarian Times, Vegetarian World, Health Street Journal, and Alternatives. Besides his best seller Survival In the 21st Century, he has authored Sprout for the Love of Everybody, Love Your Body, New Age Directory, Life Extension Recipes and Program, Life in the 21st Century, and Don't Dine Without Enzymes. This year he will be releasing three new books.

Viktoras travels extensively, and has given seminars for the World Symposium on Humanity in Canada and Australia. He has lectured for over 10,000 hours at such events as the New Earth Exposition, the Whole Earth Festival, the World Vegetarian Congress, the Cancer Victims and Friends Convention, the National Health Federation Convention, and others.

Viktoras Contributions to the Living Food Movement
by Eliot Rosen

Viktoras Kulvinskas entered in the natural health movement in 1967 shortly after, he became part of Dr. Ann Wigmore's Boston-based Rising Sun Christianity. Within two years, jointly they started the Hippocrates Health Institute. Before Viktoras came to Rising Sun Christianity, cooked foods was still served and the center did not offer any coherent program organized around a set of guiding health principles. There was no living foods program to speak of. However, divine guidance played a role, and the old system had some degree of success.

The crux of Viktoras greatness at this juncture was that through his diamond sharp intellect and intuitive genius he saw the tremendous potential in living foods. He saw something others did not fully see, and asked the kind of questions others had never before asked. Viktoras' contribution as founding visionary has never sufficiently been recognized, in part because of Viktoras' unassuming humility.

Nevertheless, in profound and subtle ways he brought to bear ingenious solutions to perplexing theoretical and practical problems in the development of the living food protocol. His contributions include advances in food-growing systems, the creation of entirely new foods (baby greens - such as buckwheat and sunflower 7 day greens) and food preparation methods (especially, as related to fermentation of seed milks, predigestion of seeds by soaking, dehydration research), as well as his highly original seminal literary works. In the final analysis, he was the key player in transforming what was mere latent potential into the innovative directions that the living food movement has taken.

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 practice.
    • 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 dead.
  • 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.
  • Realizing that not everybody is ready or willing to eat a sufficient quantity of living foods to make a positive impact on health level, Viktoras has added another pioneering dimension to his life work by continuing the research, development and marketing of whole food nutritional supplements. It is his contention that whole food supplements such as algae, wheatgrass, vegetarian enzyme/herbal formulations can greatly minimize the effects of cooked foods, environmental toxins and inherited constitutional weaknesses.

To conclude, let it be said that Viktoras' contribution to the design and operationalization of the present Health Center is undoutably of inestimable value in increasing the speed at which investors get a return on their investment.


"Viktoras is extremely dynamic as he shares his vast insights and delicious recipes in those rare videos."
..- Gabriel Cousens MD (Author, researcher, activist)

"I am forever grateful for your companionship, assistance and contribution during the seven years we spend together in popularizing the wheatgrass therapy and going from vision to reality ... the live food and enzymatic nutrition"
.. - Rev. Ann Wigmore (Author, co-founder of Hippocrates Health Institute)

"An inspired book."
.. - Peter Max (Painter)

"Decades before trends began Viktoras pioneered the progressive health movement. With Ann Wigmore he co-founded the Hippocrates Health Institute.. Viktoras will give you the information you need to move forward.
.. - Brian Clement
(Author, director of Hippocrates Health Institute)

"Your contribution to humanity, with Rev. Ann Wigmore, will be forever remembered."
.. - Norman Walker (Author)

"I got no problems, cause I got Brothers like Viktoras who balance out all the negativity on the planet. There is not another mind on the planet when it comes to nutrition that knows as much about the body with such integrity as Brother Viktoras."
.. - Dick Gregory (Author, lecturer, human rights activist)

"Viktoras is an encyclopedia of knowledge. Seeing and listening to him speak is like reading a fascinating book."
.. - David Wolfe (Author, lecturer and raw food activist)

"Viktoras...fascinated the audience with his ideas for healthier diet...I tasted 'sunflower lettuce'...delicious."
.. - Jeff Cox (Organic Gardening Magazine/Rodale)

"The Raw Culinary & Lifestyle FUNdamental Workshop and Lecture that Viktoras taught in Fayettevile (AR) on April 2/3 was FANTASTIC!!!. I have attended the following raw events/seminars in the past:

  • Loren Lockman
  • Victoria Boutenko
  • David Wolfe
  • Doug Graham
  • Rozalind Gruben-Graham

Viktoras's seminar has been the BEST most informative raw event I have attended. The food Viktoras prepared was delicious. This is the second time I drove for four hours to see Viktoras, and I will come to see him and attend his events as many times as possible. I thank God for Viktoras."
With a lot of Love,
- Teresa Ksuer(Oklahoma City)


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