It could be said that raw foodism began many ages ago, since our prehistoric ancestors would have eaten an entirely raw diet before the discovery of the use of fire for cooking. In fact, many adherents of raw would argue that our bodies are designed for raw food and have never adapted to cooked. There was no cooking stove in the garden of Eden, and the raw diet can be seen as one way of getting us back closer to the natural state that existed in those ancient times. Where Raw Foodism … [Read more...] about Raw Foodism: A Short History Of Raw
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You’ve served turkey for Thanksgiving but how about Turducken at Christmas? Every year people will cook up a Turkey. One year maybe you decided on chickens. Or even went all-out and tried a duck a few years ago. Are you looking for something new, something unique, to serve as the main course this Christmas? How about taking all three of those birds and combining them into a single fowl monstrosity known as the turducken? What is a Turducken? A turducken is a dish comprised of a de-boned … [Read more...] about What is a Turducken?
I just saw an article on CNN about a woman that lost 160 pounds on the Raw Food Diet. Many people ask me about this because the Raw Food Diet seems like a natural and safe way ot lose weight. Raw food diets can be a great way to not only lose but also led a much healthier, natural lifestyle in general. Most raw food diets are plant-based, with at least 75% of the diet composed of raw food. Food examples include living and raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, rolled or flaked grains, and … [Read more...] about What is the Raw Food Diet?
A long time ago I switched from eating Bagels with either Jam or Nutella to eating oatmeal for breakfast. This morning I found out that next month (January) is oatmeal month (Quaker oats names months?). Anyway Oatmeal is very good for you as it is high in fiber which is good for your heart as well as vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, manganese and magnesium. You can of course add protein powder to your oatmeal if you would like to raise the protein content for this first best … [Read more...] about The Oatmeal Diet
The raw vegan diet is the most popular of all raw diets available today. However, it can be difficult to follow in its pure form. Most people who start a raw vegan diet have not previously been vegan, so they need some information about it before they start. The Vegan Diet A standard vegan diet includes no animal products at all. That means no dairy, eggs, fish or meat. Vegans will also not consume food that uses animal products or 'labor' in the processing, such as honey (bees) or … [Read more...] about How To Follow A Raw Vegan Diet
Many people are skeptical when someone talks about easy ways to lose weight. For most of us, losing extra weight is one of the hardest things to do. It takes a lot of willpower, motivation, and hard work to achieve a trim and toned body. This may be true but there are ways to help you shed pounds painlessly. The secret to a successful weight loss program is to make small lifestyle changes that reduce your caloric intake and increase your physical activity. Here are 10 easy ways to help you … [Read more...] about 10 Easy Ways to Lose Weight
If you are a parent who wants to switch to raw food for your children are going to be a question for you. Do you want your children to follow a raw food diet? How will you get them to eat it? How will you deal with opposition from others? And most importantly, is a raw food diet safe for kids? If you believe that raw is the healthiest possible diet out there, then you probably would like your children to join you in it. You want what is best for them and a high raw diet is … [Read more...] about Raw Food For Your Children: Is It Safe?
I don't know about you, but around our house we never eat dinner at home on big holidays. On Easter and Thanksgiving our family as well as our extended family get together at my sister's house. On Christmas we go to our family friends house (our extended family). Dinner on these holidays consists of turkey, ham, lots of vegetables, stuffing, buns, and pie for dessert. Nothing like regular food around the house the other 360+ days of the year. I uses to be terrible at these dinners for … [Read more...] about Christmas Day and Eating
Everyone is looking for the simple steps to lose weight. It is a well-known fact that diets are not effective for permanent weight loss since you will either fall of or at the end will return to your previous bad habits Fad diets may help you lose weight initially but when you reach your ideal and end your diet, the pounds you lost often come back with a vengeance. Losing weight permanently takes discipline and hard work but it all boils down to how much you eat and how much you … [Read more...] about 8 Simple Steps to Lose Weight You Can Use Today
There are many health benefits of juicing. Eating more vegetables and fruits has always been a maxim for healthy eating. Various health studies have consistently correlated vegetables and fruits with lower blood pressure, lower risks of heart disease, stroke and cancer, as well as reduced risks for eye and digestive problems. The USDA recommends from 5 to 13 servings of vegetables and fruits daily in people’s diets. For a person who needs 2,000 calories a day, this would translate to … [Read more...] about Health Benefits of Juicing
History has long taken notice of the slim and attractive bodies of men and women from Italy, Greece, Spain, France, Tunisia, Lebanon and Morocco, an area also known as the Mediterranean. Medical professionals have also noted the lesser incidence of heart disease and longer life spans enjoyed by inhabitants of the region. Mediterranean people have a unique diet, rich in antioxidants and heart healthy oils, which has remained unchanged for more than a millennium. Despite the drastic change in … [Read more...] about Is the Mediterranean Diet Just Another Fad?
Last week I made bone broth. I keep hearing about the benefits of bone broth for connective tissues and for leaky gut and other gut issues so I thought I would jump on this bandwagon. I was listening to a podcast by Daniel Vitalis called ReWild Yourself <-- This links to the episode, and on that show they were dissing chicken and saying that they would both rather throw out the white meat and just chew on the carcass instead. To me this seemed crazy but what they had to say next was really … [Read more...] about Making Bone Broth at Home
Losing weight for good is a big topic. There will also not be much said about some fairly obvious health issues. If you smoke or have a problem with alcohol or drugs, you probably realize that this isn't good for you. The same with overeating. Some of the methods here can help you with these issues, but I am not going to go into any detail about subjects that are so extensively covered all over the mainstream media and internet. The same with the advice to exercise. I do refer to exercise … [Read more...] about Losing Weight For Good
People have grown tired of jumping from one diet to another. There are so many out in the marketplace and most don’t work. In fact going on one of these diets usually means an increase in their weight. Losing 20 pounds and then gaining back 30. They are not worth the effort or time it takes to do them. If diets aren’t working - what are you supposed to do in order to get healthy and lose weight? Remember that diets don’t change eating patterns or choices you make long term. They … [Read more...] about Healthy Lifestyle vs A Diet
I just ran into this for the first time this morning. The 100 Mile Diet: Local Eating for Global Change is a diet that is more of an environmental movement. The idea behind the 100 mile diet is this, you only eat food that was produced within 100 miles of your home. This is a neat idea to think about and is probably very good for the environment as one of the real costs of food both at the supermarket and in our environment is transportation. Each ingredient in our meals apparently … [Read more...] about 100 Mile Diet