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Cleanse Your Body with the Raw Food Diet

Cleanse Your Body with the Raw Food Diet

All of your body`s processes and functions depend on the nutrients provided by your diet. But even those of us who try to eat as healthily as we can sometimes get caught up in holidays, celebrations, our hectic everyday life and the ease and availability of processed, packaged and fast foods. Unfortunately, most processed foods are dangerously high in trans-fats, sugar, salt and artificial ingredients, as well as being cooked to the point that most of their natural nutrients have been destroyed. Living on a diet of over-processed and heat-neutered foods can tax your body`s natural ability to cleanse itself, making you feel sluggish and looking tired and worn out. One of the healthiest and most natural ways to cleanse your body of the things that are keeping you from looking and feeling your best is to treat yourself to a detoxing cleanse following the principles of the Raw Food

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Paul McCartney Loves It. So does Uma Thurman and So Should You – Power of Raw Foods

Paul McCartney Loves It. So does Uma Thurman and So Should You - Power of Raw Foods

The world of dieting changes drastically constantly. The fad diets are always interesting like when everyone rushed out to stock up on ingredients for cabbage soup to follow a diet consisting of tons of cabbage, which was thought to be a food that burned fat. We are all quick to jump on the bandwagon when we see our favorite celebs partaking in diet, especially when the celeb is fit and in shape. However, Hollywood is finally taking notice of diet that is actually healthy for you and that works for weight loss purposes. What is better than a diet that works to help you lose weight and provides you with an optimal level of nutrition? Say goodbye to harmful diets that claim to help you lose weight, but are not actually effective methods. And say ta-ta to unhealthy methods to lose weight that may lead to you having a nutrition

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Beyond Broccoli: Book Review

Many of you will probably know Susan Schenck because of her wonderful book “The Live Food Factor: The Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Diet for Body, Mind, Spirit & Planet”. This publication is over 600 pages in length and has been referred to as the encyclopedia of the raw food diet”. In her latest book, “Beyond Broccoli, Creating a Biologically Balanced Diet When a Vegetarian Diet Doesn’t Work“, Susan outlines her own personal experiences with a raw vegan diet, as well as that of many others. She found that when she first started eating raw and vegan she felt wonderful for the first several years but after a while she started noticing a variety of health complaints. Her hair was falling out, she was losing muscle, which was being replaced with flab, she was getting bags under her eyes and her memory was deteriorating. Even though she had been taking

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The Top 4 Books on Juicing – Recommended Juicing Books

Read books on juicing to develop your understanding of this life-giving habit. Juicing is so healthy and powerful and you can learn a lot on your own. But juicing books are a great way to learn more and find great new recipes.

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Can a Raw Food Diet Help With Multiple Sclerosis?

By Gary P Owen In recent years there has been a lot of talk about multiple sclerosis and raw food diets. There is still a large percentage of the medical community that refuses to see the connection between eating a healthy diet and reduced or eliminated symptoms of MS. However, in recent years far more research is being conducted in the areas of diet and nutrition as a way to improve the overall health of the multiple sclerosis patient and alleviate their symptoms. Why a Multiple Sclerosis Raw Food Diet? In order for the brain to function properly, it needs a constant supply of micronutrients. These micronutrients are supposed to be obtained from the foods we eat. Sadly our standard western diet consists mainly of highly processed foods that have almost no nutrients in them. The contents of these prepackaged foods have literally been cooked to death and are devoid

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Raw Food and Kale – How To Make It Good!

By Nick Draco Brown Raw food diets can take some getting used to. And as amazing as they can be for your body, they can be tough on the taste buds! One of the most important parts of eating raw and/or vegetarian, vegan, or any diet for that matter, is getting enough nutrients. And Kale is one super food that knows how to deliver. But boy can it be tough to eat raw if you don’t prepare it right! I remember a time when raw kale made me nauseas. Over time I fought my way through to the other side, but boy do I wish I knew a few things back then that I know now. Kale has the highest ORAC (oxygen radical absorbance capacity – a fancy way of saying anti-oxidant) of all foods and delivers a whole host of nutrients too long to list but that your body

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Find Out About the Health Benefits of Raw Wild Foods

By Michael Chadd The raw food movement today is gaining popularity across a wider and wider spectrum of society. Raw wild food is more specific and probably is not as high up on the radar for most people. Many people are interested in foraging., Foraging is the art of collecting and eating the edible plants that grow wild. Some varieties of wild fish and meat can be eaten raw. There are a lot of wild foods that not edible raw so they must be cooked. There is an important reason why foods are eaten raw, including wild foods. When you cook food above certain temperatures you lose a large portion of the inherent nutrition as well as the enzymes and other active compounds and ingredients. They get cooked out. People who choose to eat exclusively raw diets are interested in getting all the health promoting benefits of the foods raw

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What Is Adrenal Fatigue? Can We Avoid It? Can We Stop It?

Note: This article was written by an independent contributor. In regards to the recommendation to consume whey protein I personally prefer to use SunWarrior protein powder which is a raw protein powder made from sprouted rice. Whey protein tends to be acid-forming and many people have undiagnosed intolerances to dairy products, which can further exacerbate adrenal fatigue. Additionally most whey is processed at high temperatures, which denatures the protein, reducing our ability to digest it efficiently, and triggering inappropriate activation of the immune system. These problems do not occur with the consumption of raw vegan sources of protein such as SunWarrior protein powder. Your Adrenals are endocrine glands that sit right above your kidneys and are responsible for releasing hormones, mainly in response to stress. Adrenal Fatigue is simply tired adrenals. And when your adrenals are tired well so are you! The hormones that the adrenal produces pretty much regulate

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Creating a Morning Cleanse With a Healthy Breakfast and Exercising

By Destry Masterson The first thing to do, before you begin your morning routine, is to make sure you have plenty of water before you begin exercising. You want to drink at least one or two cups when you first get up. Afterwards, you can choose which exercise you would like to do. You can go running or jogging with a friend around your neighborhood. Another great idea is to go to your gym, if it’s open early, and you can use their exercise equipment. If you have your own treadmill or other exercise equipment in your house, you can use that as well. If you decide to run or jog around your neighborhood, don’t go by yourself if there aren’t any other people around. It is much safer for you to go with a friend or anyone who would like to go with you. If you choose to go

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10 Foods to Add to the Brain Diet to Help Improve Brain Function

By William T. Morgan Food is an easy way to improve brain function because you can build up the nutrients and chemicals needed for your brain to operate at maximum efficiency while also enhancing your overall health. Have you ever noticed if you skip a meal or two you have difficulty concentrating, or perhaps you become a little irritable? That’s your brain telling you it needs a new supply of nutrition to operate properly. Essential fatty acids- many people are led to believe that dietary fats are bad. However certain fats obtained from foods are critical for optimal brain health. Your brain cells depend on fats for construction, repair, and ongoing communication. Unsaturated fats are those that must be obtained from diet because the body cannot create them. Among the most important of these are unsaturated omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids are plentiful in

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