Ayurveda, Low Fat, Nutrition, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Vegan

Ugly Smoothie Recipe: Enzyme Boost

Sometimes I make an ugly smoothie… Lately, many of my smoothies have been ugly, because I have been adding barley grass juice powder to them. Barley grass juice powder is an amazing source of: calcium, magnesium, potassium, enzymes including the antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase (SOD), easily absorbable proteins, beta carotene, chlorophyll, fiber, iron, vitamin K, vitamin C, riboflavin (B2), niacin…

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Awareness, Chakras, Health, Health Education, Nutrition, Self-Care, Weight Loss, Yoga

Why I Don’t Take Synthetic Or Natural Thyroid Medication for Underactive Thyroid: Throat Chakra + Iodine Therapy

According to the American Thyroid Association, an estimated 20 million Americans have some form of thyroid disease. At least three different doctors at various times have diagnosed me with underactive, hypothyroid, low thyroid, or Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. First official diagnosis by an endocrinologist in 2013. Then, again by a holistic doctor in early 2019. And, a family member who is a…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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