Paul Rodney Turner

Australian-born Paul Rodney Turner, also known as the “Food Yogi,” was a celibate monk for 14 years from age 19-33. He lived a simple life, including sleeping on the floor without a pillow, taking cold showers, rising at 3.30 am every morning, meditating for 2 hours and studying the ancient Vedic literature of India.

Paul is a vegan chef, social entrepreneur, public speaker, numerologist, holistic life coach, spiritual guide and the international director of Food for Life Global, the world’s largest food relief that serves up to 2 million plant-based meals daily.

He has traveled to 70 countries and cooked for presidents and leaders of the world. During Paul’s travels, he visited three war zones, and in 2005, he led an international team of volunteers to set up makeshift kitchens in villages across Sri Lanka in response to the great Asian tsunami, where volunteers served freshly cooked vegan meals to hundreds of thousands.

He currently lives in the Andes Mountains of Colombia with his wife and son on their animal sanctuary.

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