Category: Health

Raising Vegans: Is A Vegan Diet Healthy for Children?

A significant percentage of children in today’s world are in a pathetic shape. And no, I’m not talking about starving kids in Africa; I’m referring to the kids here in ‘our own backyards’. Recent stats show that one in five school-going kids in the United States is obese [1]. Let that just sink in. It’s even worse for the adults.…

What’s So Important About Enzymes?

Raw Food enthusiasts always go back to the enzyme in support of their dietary choice. But there’s a reason for that: no diet better supports digestive enzyme activity than one that’s high in raw vegan foods. And enzymes are necessary. We need enzymes the same way that Frankenstein’s monster needed that electrical charge to give him life. Enzymes are micro-proteins that…

milk is bad for you

The Cheesy Truth: 6 Reasons Why You Should Stay as Far Away from Dairy as Possible

Got milk? We have all seen the star-studded banners, TV ads or billboards glorifying the essence of dairy products. But, has someone with a milk mustache been taking us for a ride all this time? Dairy is a touchy subject these days. Of course, most health agencies and governments bolster it as an important food for everything – from strong…

In Pursuit of the Raw Yogini

When it comes to health. food and fitness are two sides of the same coin. We really do need both to keep our bodies and mind functional and vibrant. A vegan diet high in raw foods is setting the stage for optimum health but combining it with exercise really kicks everything into high gear. Being a country girl and living…

Sleeping in the Raw

Ever since I bought my first apartment in New York City I’ve been sleeping in the raw. It didn’t matter if there was someone sleeping next to me or if I was all by my lonesome,,,, when I was in bed I was, most definitely, naked. Back then it was pure survival. The super had the heat blasting so high…

Winter in the Raw

There is no sugar coating it: winter is not my favorite time of year. Apart from the occasional awe elicited when my high desert view arbitrarily masquerades as a winter wonderland – usually for all of two hours – I am definitely with the bears on this one and would gladly hibernate if it were at all possible. That not…

Digesting is A Bitch

My father, who recently passed away at the ripe old age of 92, grew up in Germany. Over there they ate a hot meal in the afternoon and at night everyone had sandwiches – which, not for nothing, could be a pretty big deal as well, what with the endless array of cold cuts and fresh breads and potato salads.…

Beasties in Our Greens

So, here we all are trying to incorporate as much raw food into our diets as possible, relishing the present and future effects of our commitment to evolved eating. Look at this wonderful food: colorful, crisp, unadulterated, perfect. Its easy to forget that even the innocent apple or peach, even the verdant head of lettuce, harbors its own evil secrets.…

Raw Happiness : 8 Mood Boosting Foods

It’s scientifically proven that those who eat plant based diets are happier. Is everyone else just jealous? Is that why they keep pestering us about  our weird diets? Yes, our weird diets. Fruits and vegetables. All Natural. Coming from the earth. Weird. Apparently the raw food diet makes people nervous. It’s not normal. Many of us get really tired of people asking us the…

Water Works

There’s an awful lot of bottled water out there. There’s water from springs, water from clouds, distilled, artisan, purified, energized, sparkling… I remind myself of Forrest Gump’s army buddy, Bubba, who had an endless list of all the ways to cook shrimp. The mind reels. Most gurus claim that natural spring water is the best and I guess it’s hardly debatable…