What Does Awareness ACTUALLY Mean?


Sheena Mannina

Sheena Mannina

Sheena Mannina is the founder of Raw Republic in New Orleans, LA and the host of the Raw Talk with Sheena podcast. We met her at Paleo f(x)™ last year.

Sheena says she began noticing symptoms of imbalance and disease in her body at a very young age. Irregular and debilitatingly heavy periods along with severe acne, rosacea and digestive pain were her norm by age 11. She says her parents did what most other parents would do by bringing her to Western medicine for a ‘fix’ — though, it was never able to do so for her, or her dad, who perished in 2009 following 18 months of chemotherapy and radiation.

Her motivation to reclaim her health through alternative, non traditional and food/nutrient-based measures was solidified by these early experiences. She became a holistic health coach by the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, a Vipassana meditator, a Living Foods certified practitioner by the Ann Wigmore Institute in Puerto Rico and she continues studying nutrition, alternative healing, conscious-based thinking and holistic wellness to this day. She documents her journey and hopes you’ll follow along via Raw Talk with Sheena podcast as she uncovers the latest in her experience with nonconventional wisdom, health and healing on her podcast Raw Talk with Sheena.

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Raw Republic

The Raw Republic Story

Through health challenges, Raw Republic owners Sheena Mannina and Evan Cretini recognized the dire importance of diet and holistic nutrition to their well being.

Following a summer managing a juice bar in East Hampton NY, Sheena moved back to New Orleans with the vision of making all-organic, cold pressed juices, smoothies and foods accessible to her hometown community. Together, Evan and Sheena began creating whole food green smoothies and health tonics and selling at farmers markets and to friends and family. The demand for their nutrient-dense, modern health drinks was evident, affirming their decision to open a brick and mortar and in the fall of 2013, Raw Republic was born!

Today, Sheena and Evan are committed to consistently evolving a menu that remains dedicated to whole-food, organic, and mostly raw vegan ingredients. The Raw Republic in-store experience offers 30+ grab and go cold pressed juices, superfood smoothies and tonics, as well as made-to-order functional lattes and organic snacks. As well, Raw Republic is the New Orleans go-to source for well-designed juice and smoothie cleanse options.

In addition to juice, the vision of Raw Republic involves providing holistic health information and resources. In 2015, Raw Republic’s flagship expanded to its upstairs space where still today Raw Republic customers can enjoy a place to sit and sip, connect with one of 6 staffed wellness practitioners, shop conscious retail and wellness products or attend an educational event.

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Hosts - Jonathan Mendoza (@nursedoza) & Baldo Garza (@txmxyogi - www.txmxyogi.com)
Podcast production - Allison Wojtowecz (Flabs to Fitness, Inc. - https://www.flabstofitness.com)
Guest coordinator - Baldo Garza
Intro/Outro song - Benjamin Banger

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