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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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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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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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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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Raw Vegan, Self-Care, Special Diet, Travel

Healthy Travel: My Top 5 Tips

How do you resist the aroma of Cinnabon and fried foods in the airport? How do you say no to the onslaught of pre-packaged airplane meals when you’re stuck on a plane for 14 or more hours with nothing to do? If you manage to eat healthfully on the airplane, the rest of your trip will rock! You will come…

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Holiday, Raw Vegan, Recipes, Special Diet, Vegan, Weight Loss

Raw Recipe: Snickerdoodle Persimmon Nice Cream

One of my favorite things about the fall and early winter is persimmons. If you have never eaten a persimmon, and you’re reading this sometime between October-December, then go to your nearest grocery store, and get some! The trick with persimmons is to let them ripen. They can take forever. The two main varieties are fuyu or Japanese persimmon and…

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Calories, Carbs, Health, Health Education, Holiday, Low Fat, Psychology, Self-Care, Vegan, Weight Loss

Healthy Holiday Mastery: 5 Steps, Top Tips + Food Porn

I am super proud to say that this holiday season I have stayed 100% low fat raw vegan. Yes! Finally… Trust me, it’s taken some serious trial and error to get this lifestyle right. But I keep trying. I learn from my mistakes each time I make one. This year, it feels pretty effortless. I’ve followed 5 simple steps to…

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