7 episodes

In 1990, 76-year-old naturopath Dorothea Snook faced criminal charges over the death of her elderly brother.

After converting to a wholefood, plant-based diet in 1944 under the guidance of the Boston educated naturopath Doctor Alice Caporn, Mrs Snook gained an international reputation for success in treating cancer and arthritis patients on her vintage raw-food alkaline diets.

But was she ahead of her time, or a dangerous charlatan as her critics claimed?

RAW tells the story of Mrs Snook’s remarkable life, and features interviews with health experts, family members and former clients, as science writer Greta Puls charts the rise and fall of Australia’s “nature granny”.

RAW. Season 1: Mrs Snook's Diet RAW. by Greta Puls

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9, 17 Ratings

In 1990, 76-year-old naturopath Dorothea Snook faced criminal charges over the death of her elderly brother.

After converting to a wholefood, plant-based diet in 1944 under the guidance of the Boston educated naturopath Doctor Alice Caporn, Mrs Snook gained an international reputation for success in treating cancer and arthritis patients on her vintage raw-food alkaline diets.

But was she ahead of her time, or a dangerous charlatan as her critics claimed?

RAW tells the story of Mrs Snook’s remarkable life, and features interviews with health experts, family members and former clients, as science writer Greta Puls charts the rise and fall of Australia’s “nature granny”.

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

Elspeth-Joy ,

Simply fascinating

I found this to be a really interesting podcast, meticulously researched and professionally presented. Its subject matter is so topical (natural remedies, gut health) plus it makes a great contribution to WA social history.

Taralili ,

Excellent podcast

Congratulations to Greta, please keep up with the podcast.Very engaging narrative and great research skills. Love the music interludes👍

TGOTS ,

My diet is SAD...

Greta delivers an informative, carefully narrated podcast, that is well researched and presented in a way that makes the listener want to hear more. Looking forward to what else Greta has planned for this series.

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