Category Archives: Nutrition

Do I Need Superfoods?

I do not believe we need to eat superfoods to be healthy. If you are new to raw foods you may be wondering what I am talking about. Superfoods are thinks like goji berries, spirulina, hemp seeds or hemp powder, wheatgrass, cacao, bee pollen, maca, and camu camu.  There are many more than these superfoods,…

What do I believe about health and nutrition?

I believe the body heals itself. Foods do not heal.  How many times have you heard that, raw foods will heal you?  I hear it all the time.  I am sure people believe that’s true because when they start to eat better they feel better so they think raw foods have healing properties.  However, it’s…

FAQ – Can I really eat only one food for a meal?

Yes, you can! This practice is also known as mono eating or mono meals. What are the benefits of eating one food at a meal? Ideal digestion, absorption and assimilation, which equals maximum nutrition. Mono eating also helps prevent over eating.  Eating a variety of foods at a meal increases the chances of overeating as…

Fat Facts

This past couple of weeks I have written about carbohydrates and protein.  Today I would like to talk about fat. How much fat do we currently eat? According to Dr. Doug Graham, Americans consume one-third to one-half of their calories as fat.  Or said another way 33% to 50% of the calories in their diets come from…

7 tips for Superior Digestion

1. Eat your foods in their raw natural state.  The application of heat alters the molecular structure of carbohydrates, rendering them hydrolyzed.  This prevents proper digestion of food, even with thorough chewing. 2. Present food attractively, smelling it, handling it, and taking time to appreciate its beauty before eating. This prepares your body for food and…

Where do you get your protein – Again….

We have probably all heard this question, that is, if we are not practicing the Standard American Diet (SAD). How do you answer the question?  My husband (a vegetarian for 35 years before going raw) usually says, “Have you ever heard of someone with a protein deficiency? I haven’t.”  For him, this usually ends the…

Complex Carbs, Simple Carbs, What’s a person to do?

We hear these kinds of things all the time, eat more complex carbs, eliminate carbs, don’t eat simple carbs you’ll have blood sugar problems.  How do we know what to do? For me the answer is physiology. What is physiology?  Physiology is the science of the function of living systems.  To me this means, how…

Buyer Beware – Is it really food?

Do you ever ask yourself this when you are shopping for food?  I rarely have to do this these days because I buy my food in the produce department at the grocery store.  But what if you don’t buy everything you eat from the produce department?  Then I would say “Buyer Beware!” Over the holidays,…

Insanity and the Food Pyramid

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again, but expecting different results. — Rita Mae Brown I just love this quote. I am sure I have been guilty of this at least once in my life, okay maybe twice. I am sure none of you has ever had this problem, right? I know…