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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Awareness, Self-Care, Spiritual Journey

Curiosity About Strong Emotional Reactions + Excellent Angry Song

The Buddha taught the truth of impermanence. Everything in life is impermanent. Our bodies Looks Relationships Thoughts Feelings Jobs Houses Health Cars Finances The way things are now… The good news is: if something in your life sucks right now, you are 100% guaranteed that it will change. The bad news is: if something in your life rocks right now,…

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Health, Health Education, Psychology, raw vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Spiritual Journey, vegan

Change Takes Time: My Vegan & Raw Vegan Transition Story & Slip-Ups

If you read my “Why Raw Foods” Part 1 and Part 2, you may be a little scared. You may be thinking, “FML, I am eating toxic cooked junk.” Or you may be thinking, “That sh*t is whack. I don’t buy into the raw foods nonsense whatsoever.” Chances are you are somewhere in between. I want to acknowledge and welcome…

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Ayurveda, Health, Health Education, Self-Care

Ayurveda: Part 3

If you haven’t already, check out Ayurveda Part 1 and Part 2. Because, today we are diving deep! In this post, you will learn about: health imbalances, the factors that cause imbalances, and what to do about them. In addition, you will learn more about your doshic balance and prakriti (innate nature or constitution). Imbalances Excess Having too much of…

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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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