At the age of 17, Matt began his fruitful career as a professional fighter, winning numerous competitions. In the midst of his professional fighting career, he began operating Fight Sport in Southern California, educating aspiring fighters. After a conversation over a sandwich in 2002, Matt became a raw foodist and vegan while still professionally fighting. Since then he has dedicated much of his time to seeking out health, dietary, and spiritual knowledge, becoming an ordained Essene minister and experimenting with many dietary protocols, including fruitarianism, fasting, breatharianism, liquidarianism, and the typical fat-laden raw food diet. During one 8-month experiment, he exclusively ate raw honey that he wild-harvested himself.
Over the past several years, he developed delicious raw food recipes that have been featured in best-selling books by Dr. Craig Sommers and Dr. David Jubb; authored the popular e-book, Dominant Health (now in its second edition); given free lectures all along the West Coast; and created formulations for the successful natural product line, BodyForce.
In 2008, he spent 9 months in the jungles of Kauai, living exclusively off the land as Nature intended. Immediately upon his return, he began lecturing and writing once more, determined to continue helping people improve their lives. Despite doing all this work free, merely to help others, he began to receive some hate mail, which he took personally. At this time Matt began to fade out of the limelight. Many wondered what happened to him.
In 2015, Matt came back, realizing he could not escape his destiny. He is now Matt Wraith, and authored his first book focusing on extreme longevity, the subject he has focused on over the last six years. Some people are on the earth to promote the way, Matt says, “But I am here to live it.”