Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Vegan

Probiotics In Daily Life: Fiber-Rich Diet, Supplements, Fermented Foods & Cultured Beverages

If you haven’t already, please check out my last post, All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber. It goes deep into what probiotics are, what they do for us, and how we are in relationship with them. Now, then… On to how we can use probiotics in daily life. Do we need to take pills? Are the pills…

Continue Reading

Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Vegan

All About Probiotics + The Surprising Role Of Fiber

Probiotics have been on trend for a while now. Bottles of probiotics in capsule form are all over the shelves of health food stores. Some are refrigerated… Some aren’t… We’re told yogurt is a FANTASTIC source…but is it? We’re told that fermented foods like sauerkraut are also a good source. Maybe you’ve heard of cultured cashew cheese… Perhaps you had…

Continue Reading

Ayurveda, Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Self-Care

Surefire Way To Access More Energy

Carb the FRUIT up! Seriously… I know it’s a funny, catchy phrase a bunch of sometimes preachy vegans say… But it is also true. For years, I hopped from diet to diet. I tried all kinds of calorie restriction methods. I struggled with chronic low energy levels and poor mood. Then, I tried something new. I dropped my calorie restriction…

Continue Reading

Ayurveda, Chakras, Healing, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Spiritual Journey

Chronic Fatigue: 9 Tips To HEALING

What is it? That is the question. The doctors don’t know for sure. It’s a cluster of diffuse symptoms lumped under the vague umbrella of chronic fatigue. Cause is “unknown.” It may be triggered by immune system problems or a viral infection. Some symptoms may diminish with “treatments” like antidepressants, but “cannot be cured”. Sounds hopeless, right? Wrong. Symptoms like…

Continue Reading

Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Is The Raw Food Diet Perfect? Nutrient Deficiencies To Watch As A Vegan Or Raw Vegan: Part 3

If you haven’t already, please check out Part 1 and Part 2 to learn the first 5 nutrients to watch on a plant-based (or any) diet. All of the the nutrients I mention in this series are EXTREMELY important to succeeding on a raw vegan or vegan diet. It’s irresponsible to think you can get everything you need by just…

Continue Reading

Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan

Is The Raw Food Diet Perfect? Nutrient Deficiencies To Watch As A Vegan Or Raw Vegan: Part 2

If you haven’t ready, please check out Part 1 here. Realize I say this with the utmost compassion: Don’t be another ignorant fool who fails on a vegan or raw vegan diet, because you didn’t get regular bloodwork and supplement where necessary. I know there are many health gurus saying you don’t need supplements. And, in an ideal world… No,…

Continue Reading

Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Is The Raw Food Diet Perfect? Nutrient Deficiencies To Watch As A Vegan Or Raw Vegan: Part 1

Some raw vegan diet gurus would have you believe that the raw diet is perfect and flawless. They say it is the way we are designed to eat, because we are frugivores who originally lived in the tropics eating copious amounts of fresh tropical fruit and tender leafy greens to sustain ourselves. They say that supplementation is unnecessary. The diet…

Continue Reading