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, 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, 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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Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Special Diet, Weight Loss

Anti-Inflammatory Veggie Sushi Rolls: Recipe

I am obsessed with this recipe. It’s so tasty, fresh, and healthy… Great for weight loss, clear skin, and abundant energy! And, it’s not another boring salad recipe. You gotta try it! It hits all my nutrition goals and targets, featuring: A brazil nut for selenium… Flax and chia for Omega-3s… And, turmeric for it’s rockin’ anti-inflammatory superpowers! Golden Sushi…

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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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Low Fat, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel, Vegan, Weight Loss

Quick & Easy Recipe: Nectar of the Gods Smoothie

If you struggle to eat healthy at work, this recipe is for you! Seeing as most people spend 13 or more years of their lives at work, it’s a good idea to figure out how to stick to your healthy diet when you’re at your job. There are a handful of ways to ensure dietary success on the job. My go-to solution for my job in food service is to bring a smoothie to drink throughout the afternoon. Best…

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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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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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