Health, Health Education, heart disease, low fat, Nutrition, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan

Why Raw Food: Part 2

There are many, many reasons why I eat a raw food diet. Below I discuss reasons to eat raw food from a health and nutrition perspective. Please refer to Why Raw Food: Part 1 to learn the effect of heating fats, carbohydrates, and protein. The sections below are derived from a lecture on “Why Raw Food” by Dr. Rozalind Graham.…

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low fat, raw vegan, Recipe, Self-Care, Special Diet, travel, vegan, Weight Loss

Quick & Easy Recipe: Nectar of the Gods Smoothie

If you struggle to eat healthy at work, this recipe is for you! Seeing as most people spend 13 or more years of their lives at work, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stick to your healthy diet when you’re at your job. There are a handful of ways to ensure dietary success on the job. My go-to solution for my job in food service is to bring a smoothie to drink throughout the afternoon. Best…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care, Special Diet, Weight Loss

My Experience With Extreme Calorie Restriction + What I Do Now Instead

I cannot count the number of times I have tried calorie restricted diets. Sometimes the goal was simply: eat as little as possible, or as few meals as possible. Other times, I had set goals of 1600, 1500, or sometimes even 1200 calories. I tried intermittent fasting. I juice fasted for 30 days. Or even more extreme, I water fasted…

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Awareness, Ayurveda, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, travel, Yoga

Hot Yoga: A Westernized Ayurvedic Perspective

When you practice asanas (yoga postures) in India, it’s hot, and you sweat. No heated room necessary! In 2017, I stayed at an ashram in March and April outside of Bangalore in the south of India. It was an extremely hot and dry time of the year, analogous to spring, sort of… I completed an Ayurveda training program as well…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, Career Health, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Addictive Personality: The Balance of Moderation & Abstinence

I can get addicted to pretty much anything. Food. Sex. Drugs. Alcohol. Cigarettes. TV. Exercise. Codependency. Spiritual practice. My phone. My computer. Social media. Work. Shopping. Caffeine. Coffee. Juice cleansing. Enemas. Water fasting. Overeating. Undereating. And on and on… No gambling, yet. Thank you very much! Over the years, I’ve worked on my addictive personality in many ways. I’ve tried…

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Calories, carbs, diabetes, Health, Health Education, heart disease, high fat, low fat, Nutrition, raw vegan, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

How I Eat 500g Carbs/Day & Maintain Ideal Weight or Lose Weight

With the low carb, Paleo, and Ketogenic diet crazes taking the health and fitness world by storm, you may be confused about carbs. Carbs are getting a terrible reputation right now as the harbingers of obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, candida, and pretty much every other chronic disease process known to humankind. But, they’re not bad. Keep your carbs high,…

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Addiction, Awareness, Calories, carbs, diabetes, Health, Health Education, heart disease, high fat, low fat, Nutrition, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

High Fat vs. Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet

A raw food diet can be done many, many ways. Generally-speaking, raw food diets fall into two camps: high fat and low fat. In the high fat camp, some people still enjoy eating raw animal products, like unpasteurized milk, eggs, raw meats and fish. I have no experience eating a raw animal-containing diet, so I will leave that approach to…

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Easy Sweet Treat Recipe: Banana Cinnamon Rolls

The sweetest raw treat in the world is the banana cinnamon roll. Last year at the Woodstock Fruit Festival 2018, I had the absolute pleasure of making thousands of those beauties along with dear friends of mine. I learned the recipe at Woodstock in 2016, and the original version derives from Canadian raw foodie recipe creator, Robert Kornacki. This super…

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