RAW. season 1
Mrs Snook’s Diet
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”.