Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram from the YouTube channel "FullyRawKristina" and website Fullyraw is the new face of the snake oil saleswoman. Today she will be exposed for her dangerous and inaccurate advice.
Kristina is someone I (Freelee) have known for over 12 years. Before FullyRawKristina had a presence on the internet she would upload her videos to my then popular raw food website "30 bananas a day". She was fully-desperate to become famous and would constantly ask me to share her videos. Kristina wanted to become (in her words to another) the "beyoncé of the raw food movement". I sensed early on that she was incredibly fake but gave her the benefit of the doubt, she was promoting a high carb raw vegan diet after all, which I saw as beneficial.
In 2014 FullyRawKristina completely lost any of my remaining support after threatening to bring legal action against another latin raw food advocate "Rawvana". Yovana Mendoza or "Rawvana" was later caught eating fish in a viral YouTube video (which I responded to) and subsequently went to a high protein meat-filled diet. At the time Kristina sent a letter to Yovana Mendoza threatening legal action over a salad recipe which was similar to a recipe Kristina had created earlier. Apparently the recipe was 'too similar' and Yovana had to remove the recipe and 'stop copying' Kristina's brand immediately or else legal action would follow. I was fully disgusted in Kristina. Before this happened Kristina would always whine about Yovana stealing her brand. I even told her in person at the WoodStock Fruit Festival that she should be flattered someone is inspired by her work. Kristina shot me back a "how dare you" look and proceeded to complain about how bad Yovana was. It was pathetic. Needless to say we avoided eachother the rest of the festival. The following year Kristina sent the letter. Yovana ended up sending me that email which I will attach in this blog and will also be showing in a video.
Fast forward to 2020 and FullyRawKristina is just as fake but... worse. She is now pushing dangerous overpriced supplements on her young impressionable audience. What happened to the power of fruits and veggies Kristina?? I (Freelee) have made two videos exposing her Four Sigmatic Mushrooms scam and her dangerous COVID-19 supplement routine. Not only are these supplements FULLY COOKED (umm...?) but many are potentially toxic to her viewers. Not once did she give a disclaimer about the risks involved in taking these supplements. For one, the coated silver nano particle 20,000 PPM drops from Cymbiotika should NEVER be ingested. As stated in my video, not only should it not be ingested but ingesting a lot (how much we don't know?) of this silver supplement can turn your skin a grey-blue colour, permanently. Interestingly, the Cymbiotika silver supplement is also sold by David Wolfe, who, surprise surprise, is also the cousin of the CEO of Cymbiotika, Chevrin Jafarieh. These snake-oil salesman all stick together. I made a video exposing David Wolfe and his crew back in 2013. These supps have no FDA approval, just believe them, it works! You have a silver-deficiency and you must spend over $100 USD for 5 mls (teaspoon) to cure it.
FullyRawKristina fails to mention in her video: "What supplements I'm currently taking | Health Protocol | Vegan (not sponsored)" that coated silver nano particles behave like antibiotics in the body and particularly the gut. Yes, they can kill bad bacteria but also kill good bacteria which can destroy portions of our delicate protective microbiome family. How ironic, this is what the site and Kristina claims the product does, protects us. Rubbish. What a fully raw sell out. I made a video about the importance of a healthy gut microbiome here.
A damaged microbiota can lead to a host of health problems including inflammatory diseases. Even though these supplements are pushed as "protective" (Kristina claimed they will protect you in the video) these silver supplements can also cause cell death. They are toxic to your DNA. There is no long term study to confirm the efficacy or safety of these products. Kristina does not warn about any potential risks at all in her video. Nor does she mention the risk of these supplements interacting with peoples medication. It's clear Kristina is fearful of losing sales so is not fully transparent with her audience. Which brings me to the next point. Kristina claims she is not being sponsored for the video, however, fails to disclose that she is earning commission off every sale. This is breaking the FTC (Federal Trade Commission) guidelines. If one is earning money via affiliate links then they must disclose this verbally in the video, in the description of the video and on the website. She does none of this.
We must call these fake exploitive people out. Their recommendations are dangerous. No, Kristina, we do not need your $700 fully cooked supplements.
Soon I will be making a video revealing how FullyRawKristina is not "fully raw" at all but actually semi-cooked or maybe more appropriately, half-baked. Stay tuned and leave a comment below.
To learn how to do a low fat raw vegan lifestyle properly without spending $200 a day on nuts and supplements then grab my first ebook I made "Go Fruit Yourself". Follow my YouTube channel "The Frugivore" for more real talk that won't cost you a penny.
Go fruit yourself,
Freelee The Banana Girl