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Sergei Boutenko: Supper Will Be Served in the Forest (For Free!)
Sergei Boutenko is the author of several books on nutrition and wild edibles. When Sergei was 9 years old he was diagnosed with diabetes and told to take insulin shots for the rest of his life. Instead of taking the conventional approach, Sergei changed his diet and began a vigorous exercise regime. Within several months, Sergei had reversed his symptoms and received a clean bill of health from his doctor.
In 1998, Sergei and his family embarked on a six-month journey to hike from Mexico to Canada on the Pacific Crest Trail, which spans 2,650 miles from start to finish. Due to food shortages, the Boutenko family was forced to experiment with wild edibles. This practice quickly became a daily ritual that was fun and healthful. By the end of the six-months, the Boutenko managed to further improved their health and energy levels as well as hone their skills for seeking out and safely harvesting wild plants for food. Sergei now travels around the globe giving seminars about healthy eating and wild edibles.
Sergei holds a degree in Communication from Southern Oregon University. When he is not teaching, he spends his time filming and editing educational films related to diet and edible plants.