Young and Raw

Young and Raw is a place for people to learn about the healing and cleansing benefits of raw foods and whole foods. We provide 14 day and 21 day cleanses, whole food, raw & cooked meal plans & ebooks on healthy living. Our team of Nutritionists, Naturopaths, Herbalists and other qualified individuals assist in the creation of our programs.

Our mission is to inspire millions around the world to Join in The Real Food Movement! Thank you for being here. ~ Sheleana & Caleb, Co-Founders of

Adrienne Nye, Editor in Chief

Adrienne Nye, Editor

Adrienne has a B.Sc. in Biology from UVic and an M.Sc. in Plant Science from UBC. After years of high stress, poor dietary habits and minimal exercise, she began searching for a healthier lifestyle to heal her troubled digestive system and mind/body/spirit disconnection. This led her to experiment with raw and whole foods, and to practice yoga. After seeing vast improvements to her health she was hooked. She completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training in 2011.

Adrienne’s love of communication, science and learning landed her a job in academic publishing as an Editorial Assistant for the science journal Molecular Ecology in 2011. She was thrilled to join the team at Young and Raw in June 2013 and looks forward to inspiring as many people as possible to build a more compassionate, balanced and loving world. Inside and out.

Adrienne also has a strong background in the Arts.  She began singing at the age of 4, dancing at the age of 6, and at the age of 9 landed the role of Young Cosette in the bilingual production of Les Misérables in Montreal, Quebec in 1990.  Since then, she has performed extensively in a variety of film, TV, theatre, music and dance productions in Canada, Europe and the US. Along with working for Young and Raw, in her spare time she focuses on pursuing roles in Film and TV productions, singing and occasionally writing her own music.

A genuine polymath, this actor, singer, songwriter and science-lover has an insatiable thirst for knowledge. After years of rigorous study in both the Arts and Sciences, Adrienne understands that life for her is all about balance, heart and perseverance. 

Dr. Francesca Quinn, Resident Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Francesca Quinn, Resident Naturopathic Doctor

Dr. Quinn is the Resident N.D for She plays a role in advising and reviewing all of the Young and Raw meal plans and cleanse programs.

Dr. Francesca Quinn received her doctorate of naturopathic medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, AZ. Prior to that she studied massage therapy in Lake Tahoe, CA, and Biology and Nutrition at the University of Vermont. She is extremely passionate about her work in holistic health. She treats a broad range of both acute and chronic health concerns with a combination of therapies, including whole food nutrition, herbal and nutraceutical supplementation and detoxification, hydrotherapy, and more. She is thrilled to call Boulder, CO her home, where she practices and lectures throughout Denver, CO. Contact us to arrange a consultation with Dr. Quinn or ask about our online programs.

Chloe Hodder, Customer Support & Life Coach

Chloe Hodder, Project Manager 

Chloe is a Customer Support Rawkstar for She is also a coach-consultant who empowers her clients to lead a life spent fulfilling their potential. Being passionate about exploring the earth, she designed her career to fit into a backpack and has even worked out of a tent pitched next to the surf.

Chloe thrives on challenge, having trained in Adventurous Activity Leadership and as a combat instructor. Previously struggling with chronic fatigue for many years led her on an investigative mission to discover what is at the root of ‘dis-ease’, and in doing so, transformed her health. This deepened her fascination with energy, holistic practices and the wisdom of nature.

Raw food is an integral part of her ethos at this time in her life. She wants to help this more ‘alternative’ lifestyle of fueling for optimum performance and following your inspiration become mainstream. Chloe is an avid learner who loves to be immersed in skill development, such as surfing and martial arts, her interests include thought leadership, sustainable travel and DocuFilms.

Samantha Gladish, Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Coach

Samantha Gladish, Holistic Nutritionist & Wellness Coach

Samantha is a Holistic Nutritionist and Wellness Coach helping to transform people’s lives through quality nutrition. Samantha graduated as a Registered Holistic Nutritionist from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition; is a Hatha Yoga Instructor, Qualitarian Pioneer & holds a Bachelor Degree in World Religion and Arts. 

From a very young age, Samantha has always been interested in the healing benefits of food, having grown up with a deep connection to the earth and the healing powers of nature. In her teenage years, Samantha suffered from hormonal imbalances, PMS and digestive issues. After establishing a deeper connection to her body and using food as medicine, Samantha gained back her hormonal health and delved deep into the study of nutrition, health, and wellbeing. This led Samantha to her certification in Holistic Nutrition and continuous studies in Orthomolecular Medicine and Women’s Hormonal Health. Today, her goal is help women reconnect to their bodies and establish a healthy relationship with food.

Through personal consultations and workshops her insights and advice inspire readers and clients to be more conscious in their lifestyle choices so that they too can experience a higher level of well-being.

In her spare time, you can find Samantha doing what she loves most; cooking! She believes nothing is more important than preparing your own food from scratch and building a deep connection to your local farmers and community, and sourcing out the best quality food.