Jon Kozak, born in 1989 in London Ontario Canada is the driving force behind DoubleOrganic. He graduated as a doctor of chiropractic from the University of Western States in Portland Oregon in 2020 and prior to that he graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario in 2016. Both of these programmes have given Jon a strong foundation in the science of human movement, nutrition, physiology, biology, communication, diagnosis, and treatment. He is always expanding his understanding of the human animal, and how we can get the most out of our lives and bodies with evidence based science. DoubleOrganic is the place that Jon shares his experiences of thriving on vegan foods; recipes, fitness, motivation and more!
Before health, there was sickness. Living on a junk food diet from a young age Jon experienced hyperactivity as well as frequent headaches. If it came in a box, a bag or a can, it was food. Fresh foods were seldom on the menu and the result was weight gain and a diagnosis of ADHD which was coupled with Tourette’s Syndrome; his early years of school were very difficult due to an inability to focus. Doctors then put Jon on some very powerful medications which made things worse, sometimes leaving Jon comatose for several hours each day. Seeing that all of the other kids were much more fit and active, Jon could see that his food choices were not serving him. At the young age of 13 Jon made huge dietary change and stopped eating junk food such as chips, candy, and cake (that’s right, no birthday cake!). These changes helped, however it was not until major shift was made measurable progress was seen when a vegetarian diet was adopted years later for the health of himself, and the environment.
Jon ate a raw food diet for seven years; when Jon stumbled onto raw foods in 2010 he dove in and embraced the lifestyle with full force and thrived on a 100% raw vegan diet. As a result of eating plant foods, Jon’s health improved greatly in all of the six aspects of health, he overcame his lifelong food addictions and, in addition, his fitness soared. After first going raw and removing salt and processed foods from his diet Jon experienced a great deal of energy, great digestion, and a new appreciation for food. During his time eating raw, through functional fitness, martial arts, and cycling, Jon transformed his body and increased cardiovascular endurance and muscle mass.
In 2017 Jon did something scary! He experimented with cooked food, and since then he has been eating this way. Always following evidence with an open mind, Jon has been eating delicious cooked (and some raw) vegan foods and experimenting with what works best for different people to help his patients, clients, and anyone else willing. Whole plant foods, breathing, sunshine, hydration, exercise, and rest. These are the six aspects of health that work.
The purpose of DoubleOrganic is to share the knowledge and experience that Jon has gained, and to help others become the best they can be!
You too can be DoubleOrganic!
(While I no longer eat a raw food diet, I often reflect on my 7 years raw as a great learning experience of what does and doesn’t work. When I first went raw I had never eaten a salad. Yes that is correct. I fell in love with plant foods, and gained a thirst for knowledge that sent me to school to learn more. Ironically it was my schooling that taught me to look at myself and what I was doing to see if there was anything I could do better which lead me to now eat cooked vegan foods as well. I still love and eat raw foods. The raw food recipes that myself and other people create are so delicious and unique, and are part of a healthy diet. I crushed it on raw foods, and now I crush it on cooked foods; it is easier and I want to be able to teach others do so something that is EASY and HEALTHY, and of course sensible. I made raw foods work for me, however its possible that may not happen for someone else to the same degree. This is why I changed what I was doing after 7 years to add cooked food to my diet, to help myself, and to better help others).