Doctor Jon Kozak, born in 1989 in London Ontario Canada is the driving force behind DoubleOrganic. He graduated from the Univeristy 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. Small changes were made but it was not until when a vegetarian diet was adopted years later for the health of himself, and the environment, that progress began.
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 for seven years. As a result of eating plant foods, Jon’s health improved greatly in all of the six aspects of health, he has overcome his lifelong food addictions and in addition, his fitness has soared. After first going raw and removing salt and processed foods from his diet Jon experienced a great deal of detoxification. Since going raw, through functional fitness, martial arts, and cycling, Jon has transformed his body and has increased cardiovascular endurance and muscle mass. In 2017 Jon did something scary! He experimented with cooked food, And for the last 3 years he is still eating this way. Always following evidence with an open mind, Jon will always be eating vegan foods and experimenting with what works best for different people to help his patients, clients, and anyone else willing.
The local raw vegan community was very small when Jon first became a raw foodist. However, over the years Jon has attracted more people to eat more raw foods and hosts potlucks and serves as a source of inspiration for many entering this lifestyle. 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!