Nutrition, raw vegan, vegan

Where Do You Get Your Protein? Part 2

Ok, so here is a typical day of low fat raw vegan eating. Breakfast: Hot Cocoa Lunch: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream Dinner: Omega-3 Walnut Dip with 2 heads of romaine lettuce I entered all of these foods into Cronometer, a food tracking website, and voila, all of my protein requirements were met. I ate nearly 50 grams of protein without…

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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…

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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,…

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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…

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Health, Health Education, Nutrition, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

The Rumors Are True: Vegan B12 Deficiency + My Experience With B12 Injections

I remember pretty early on in my vegan journey people cautioned me… “You know, vegans don’t get enough B12.” “Vegans are B12 deficient.” “You can’t get B12 on a vegan diet.” And, so on. I mostly ignored these warnings, and brushed them off as the ramblings of ignorant naysayers. Since going vegan in 2012, I supplemented with B12 on and…

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Addiction, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Overexercise, Psychology, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey, Yoga

Addicted To Stress & What To Do About It

Are you hooked on being wired and stressed out? If you experienced childhood trauma, eating disorder, depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illness(es) early on in life, or if your sweet mom was stressed out during her pregnancy, you are probably addicted to stress! If you resonate with all of the above, you are not alone! Me too. It’s not as…

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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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