We're Bob and Joyce Graf.
She used to be Joyce Lusk.
We're now in our 54th year of marriage and in our 7th decade of life. I just completed my 75th year last December - Joyce lags behind by about 2.5 years.
We met while we were both undergraduates at San Diego State. Actually she had just graduated from high school.
We met at a music camp during the summer after her graduation in 1963.
We were both clarinet players.
Music has been a large important part of our lives.
During our life together and even our lives separately before we met, we were fortunate to have used medical services very sparingly.
During the 1940's and 50's medical doctors were less specialized - probably many more general practitioners running their own family practices.
Our families were relatively healthy. We didn't require the services of a doctor frequently.
When Joyce became ill in about 1978 with flu and cold-like symptoms, she wound up in the hospital here in Denver.
An unknown physician made a mistake which almost cost her life.
After removing her from the hospital, I began buying carrots in 50-pound bags and started drowning her in fresh juice.
Her Uncle John had previously told us about the power of juicing.
He had also extolled the virtues of distilled water.
So, our journey into alternative health began.
Many events, books, articles, and path-crossings with amazing people later, here we are.
We didn't carry health insurance until we were forced to last year (2017).
At age 74 I had a major health crisis. Turned out I experienced an aortic dissection. My upper aorta came apart.
We didn't have any health insurance, but Joyce and our daughter applied for social security and medicare while I was laying in a hospital bed.
The last 15 months has mostly been spent recovering.
I put most of this website up during the years 2010-2012. Now, in July of 2018, I'm beginning to do some editing and updates.
We hope this site helps you in some way.