Scott Mathias is the creator of the iLifeFoods, scottmathiasraw and GoVegan Deli range of digestive health and plant protein solutions, and an advocate of a RAW VEGAN Food lifestyle to promote and maintain excellent good health.
He also promotes and teaches the concept of self-healing as an Integrative Health Coach, through personal coaching and online broadcasts. Scott is a well-known and popular face at Kawana and Noosa Farmers Markets on the Sunshine Coast in QLD, where he has had a stall selling his products and helping customers with their health issues every weekend for the past 8 years. Today, he can be found preparing delicious raw vegan food in his brand new GoVegan Deli in Thomas Street, Noosaville.
A great range of digestive health products including Green Papaya Powder, Vegeshot, a wide range of fermented foods are available 7 days a week.
He calls this his ‘focus group’ and loves to connect with people face to face. ‘I learn as much from my customers as they do from me and it’s wonderful to see them return week after week, month after month and sometimes year after year, with wonderful stories of how they healed THEMSELVES with the support of my natural, plant-based products and a genuine desire to get off pharmaceutical medicines and stay out of hospitals and doctors waiting rooms!’ Scott shares his knowledge of healthy eating through his extremely popular Raw Food Masterclasses which he hosts at his home in Noosa, Qld once per month.
A vegetarian for many years, he still gained weight due to overeating and stress when he worked as a Journalist and TV Presenter for Network 7 for many years and previously with TV3 in his native New Zealand.
The inspiration for seeking this direction in his life arose from a chronic and painful acid reflux condition brought about as a result of a dysfunctional gut. ‘I spent much of my life managing the condition by eating appropriate foods which didn’t set off the reflux, heartburn and bloating.
Essentially, I have a gluten and lactose intolerance and have been lucky that I woke up in time to do something about it’ says Scott. Finding a natural solution was paramount for Scott as he steadfastly believes in ‘self healing’ and being his own doctor.
Enter the solution : GREEN PAPAYA powder credited with saving Scott from further ongoing problems such as malabsorption and even perhaps organ failure. Without proper digestion function, ultimately the body will succumb to disease as nutrients fail to get to where they are suppose to go. Following the realisation that he could self-heal using plant based proteins, Scott went on to study integrative nutrition with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York. One year later, the international publishing company requested a SECOND recipe book and in March 2016, Scott’s second recipe book ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ arrived on the bookshelves.
He is also a Certified Holistic Health Coach (CHHC) and a member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP) In 2013 Scott’s first book ‘Understanding The Divine Gut – How To Eat Your Way To Ultimate Digestive Health’ was published and continues to receive glowing reviews. New Holland Publishing worked closely with Scott to bring his first ‘Let’s Eat Raw’ Raw Food Recipe Book to market in 2014. One year later, the international publishing house requested a second book and in March 2016, Scott’s ‘Raw Vegan Meals’ arrived in the bookstores here in Australia and around the world. Both books can be found on Amazon, Booktopia, The Book Depository and all good online bookstores.
Scott’s diary continues to fill up with requests from raw vegan enthusiasts both around the Sunshine Coast in QLD. If you’d like Scott to speak at YOUR EVENT, please contact Clare on (07) 5473 0920 or email email@example.com
Scott lives in Noosa, Queensland with his Scottish partner Clare Darwish who supports him in his work and at his RAW Food Masterclasses