Category Archives: Health

Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides

Here is an updated guide to foods with the most and the least pesticides. The Dirty Dozen – buy these organic if possible. Apples Strawberries Grapes Celery Peaches Spinach Sweet Bell pepper Nectarines – imported Cucumbers Cherry tomatoes Snap peas – imported Potatoes Click here for the full list. Every sample of imported nectarines and…

Eight Principles of Food and Health

The benefits of a healthy lifestyle are huge.  Some of the benefits include: Living longer Looking and feeling younger Having more energy Losing weight Lowering your cholesterol Preventing and reversing heart disease Lower risks for breast, prostrate and other cancers Prevent and treat diabetes Avoid osteoporosis, impotence, and stroke Prevent kidney stones Lower blood pressure…

Soy – it’s a plant. Do you really want to eat it?

Today’s topic is tofu and soy (or soy protein isolate/textured vegetable protein). Neither is a raw food. I wanted to talk about this because these are products to me like milk. A lot of misinformation abounds because of marketing.  We are led to believe that soy products are a healthy source of protein and that are…

Vinegar – is it a health food?

The merrriam-webster.com definition of vinegar is a colorless pungent liquid acid C2H4O2 that is the chief acid of vinegar and that is used especially in synthesis (as of plastics). This statement is from Wikipedia: Although it is classified as a weak acid, concentrated acetic acid is corrosive, and attacks the skin. Just these couple of…

Water – the primary essential nutrient

Most all of you have heard that our bodies are made up of 70-75% water.  Water is used by every cell of the body for delivering nutrients and removing waster products. Water makes up 95% of the brain, 82% of our blood and 90% of our lungs.  Chronic dehydration has been linked to numerous illnesses…

Starting where you are at …

I have been thinking about this for several weeks now…starting where you are at. This can be a hard thing for some of us, me especially. First some background information: On September 11, 2011, I was on a 100-mile bike ride. My group and I were at mile 75 when we had some miscommunication about…

Essential Fatty Acids

I love to talk to people about raw foods.  One of the biggest reasons I love to talk to people is because they ask me questions                . One of the latest questions I got was, “What do you do about getting your essential fatty acids, you need them for your brain.”  Here is some information…

Meat Eating for your health??

Why do I want to talk about meat eating? Because I have come across people who tell me they believe we need to eat meat to be healthy. While I know that that is not true, I haven’t always been able to address this issue. What might I say to these people to let them…

My Food Combining Rules

1.  Eat fat at your last meal of the day. 2.  Eat fruit alone or before you eat anything else at your meal. 3.  Eat melons alone. 4.  Eat greens with fatty foods. When I first started with raw foods and learned about food combining, I wanted to turn and run the other way.  I…

Myths about food, health and disease

This information is taken from the book The China Study written by T. Colin Campbell. T. Colin Campbell writes, “After a long career in research and policy making, I now understand why Americans are so confused. As a taxpayer who foots the bill for research and health policy in America, you deserve to know that many…