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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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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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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Awareness, Exercise, Health, Health Education, Movement, Nutrition, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, travel, vegan, Weight Loss, Yoga

9 Keys to Wellness

I’ve remembered the keys to feeling really truly deeply good. This is my personal recipe for success: Meditation. Every morning first thing. This is nonnegotiable. I enjoy guided meditation and have found my visualization and clairvoyance really open up since I began using Jai Release last October. The humming meditation helps clear away any energetic residue from dream time or…

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Addiction, Calories, carbs, Health, Health Education, low fat, Nutrition, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

The Ultimate Juice Resource: All You Want To Know About Juice

What to expect in this resource: Find out how I got into juice in the first place and completed a 30-day cleanse Learn why the quality of produce is so important to ensure the best possible juice Do you wonder what the difference is between juices and smoothies, and which one you should consume? Are you too overwhelmed by the…

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Calories, carbs, Health, high fat, low fat, Nutrition, raw vegan, Recipe, Self-Care, Special Diet, vegan, Weight Loss

Mediterranean Wrap Recipe

Lately, I have been loving wraps! I tend to go through phases like this. Eating salad in creative ways helps ensure that I am eating plenty of fresh raw veggies each and every day AND that I am feeling satisfied. My latest recipe is very easy to put together, and only requires a handful of ingredients that I keep on…

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How to Survive a Wedding on a Special Diet

When you find yourself being invited to attend a highly traditional destination wedding that is by no means vegan let alone raw vegan, you may begin to panic. How in the world will I survive and not seem like the neediest, pickiest, craziest luny in the bunch? Have no fear friends, I experienced this firsthand a couple weeks back, and I learned…

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