Jay Kordich was born in 1923 just outside San Diego, California. He grew up in the shadow of his hard working father who was a fisherman and captain of his own fishing boat. Jay learned early on the value of a hard day's work. He also grew and developed the muscles that would serve him well as a football player at the University of Southern California.
In 1948 at the age of 25, Jay was diagnosed with a serious illness and was told he may not have long to live. After reviewing all the treatments available, he left California and traveled to New York City to see Dr. Max Gerson who was treating terminally ill patients with fresh raw juices and healthy cleansing diets. Jay became his patient and immediately began a regimen of large doses of raw carrot/apple juice. It wasn't long before Jay's health was restored and the direction of his life was changed forever.
From a star athlete to surviving a life-threatening illness, all by the age of 26, Jay soon decided he wanted to spread the word of fresh juices and eating a healthy diet. For the next 40 years Jay took his message to anyone who would listen, from county fairs to large department stores to seaside juicing shops. It was his passion to teach everyone he could reach how to be healthy through the power of fresh juices.
In 1990 Jay appeared on his first, national infomercial and Americans embraced him. They were excited to hear his message of long life, health and vitality. He became a New York Times best selling author, speaker and lecturer and created audio and video programs to spread his message of good health through live foods.
Through the years Jay has been featured on:
- More than 500 television shows
- Over 1000 radio talk shows
- USA TODAY (cover article)
- WALL STREET JOURNAL (cover article)
- PEOPLE MAGAZINE
- NEW YORK TIMES
- WASHINGTON POST
- ABC NEWS NIGHTLINE
NBC NEWS THE TODAY SHOW
In 2005, at the age of 82, Jay and his wife Linda co-wrote his latest book, "Live Foods Live Bodies". In this 240 page full color book, you will find Jay's life long secrets to vital health, stamina and longevity through the power of living foods and juices. There are recipes, meal planning, preparation guidelines, cleansing programs, and more. Page after page of information, served up step by step to help you achieve long lasting health into your 80s, 90s, 100s and beyond!
Now jay is a healthy and vibrant 89 years old. He looks and acts like a man half that age. He is out to teach everyone the "secrets" to his long and vital life.
Jay says, "My mission is to motivate, teach and inspire people on a global level to live a healthy life by consuming more fresh juices on a daily basis. These live foods have transformed and helped heal my life on so many levels for the past sixty years."
Linda Kordich grew up in vegetarian family dating back to 1965. Becoming a
vegetarian at the age of 12 stood her apart from most people in those times.
In her late teens, she fell into a life threatening disease known now as anorexia/bulimia,
but learned through studying and observing the natural healing qualities of
fresh vegetable juices and living foods, she became well after 9 years of suffering.
Recovered now for 30 years, Linda attests living foods and virtuous living
a major part of her complete healing.
In 1973 she became an undergraduate student in primary education, specializing
in understanding children's psychological and emotional challenges. By the time
she was 25 she married Jay and started teaching weekly vegetarian food classes
for many years with Jay, along with fresh vegetable juicing classes beginning
in 1981. In 1992, she helped Jay co-write "The Juiceman's Power of Juicing",
and it became a New York Times best seller with over 2 million books sold to
Drawing on over 30 years experience with natural foods, in 2006 Linda helped
write and produce, their highly successful multi media program entitled "Live
Foods, Live Bodies". She now accompanies Jay around the world,
to help teach, inspire and motivate people to eat more living foods and drink
fresh organic juices. Linda is now a vibrant and healthy 56. She lives happily
with her husband Jay, of 31 years, and their children, John and Jayson.
Linda lectures along with Jay and has appeared on many national television
and radio shows with Jay throughout their marriage such as: The Howie Mandel
Show, The Balancing Act, Mancow Radio Show, among hundreds of other local tv
and radio programs.
In 2012, Linda and Jay have created their SCHOOL OF JUICING online program
to help educate others to understand that learning to juice successfully and
to eat a predominately living foods diet takes effort, education and focus.
Their School of Juicing Program has been embraced by thousands of people from
around the world.
Linda's Mission Statement:
"To share all that I have learned in the past three decades.....
to help uplift, inspire, guide and motivate....to those who are in the dark.
Whether it's to guide or to inspire others towards living foods, juicing,
hope or faith, this is my passion!"