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Is It Healthy To Follow an Extreme Diet?

This fact of modern life never fails to amuse me: it is totally acceptable and seems perfectly OK to eat a diet of atrocious cheese burgers, French fries, colas, and unnatural ice creams full of artificial ingredients, but it is considered ‘extreme’ to eat a diet of raw organic fruit and vegetables.

I hear what you are […]

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Do You Feel Tired After Eating Fruit? Here’s why

Do you sometimes feel sleepy, drowsy, or tired after eating fruit, especially at breakfast, and you don’t know why?

Fruit provides easy to digest simple sugars (glucose and fructose) that create a moderate rise in blood sugar, which is typically considered uplifting, so thinking about it – eating fruit shouldn’t send you to sleep, so why does […]

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How To Start A Raw Food Diet (The Easy Way)

Often, the first thing people ask for when they first attempt a raw food diet is recipes. Do you know what I mean? Have you heard of this before?

I even have celebrities bombarding my inbox on a regular basis asking, “Ariel, do you have any recipes?” Like if getting hold of good recipes was the […]

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Study Finds Blood From Vegans Is More Protective Against Cancer

Some of you are already familiar with my story about how I helped my mother overcome cancer through a lifestyle change of mainly eating a mostly raw, and low fat vegan diet, so the news of this study doesn’t come as a total surprise to me, or to many of my colleagues in the natural health […]

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How to Avoid Bloating With Raw Foods

About three years ago, I decided to pay visit to a well-known raw food restaurant in London’s Mayfair, called 42 Raw.

Browsing through the menu, I felt like a kid in a candy store. This place had it all: raw burgers, tapas, Thai noodles, different types of sandwiches, raw pizzas, pancakes, and whatnot.

I chose a lasagne […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Rely Solely On Nutrition “Facts” To Make Healthy Choices

Since I got myself into the world of health and nutrition, the issue of nutrition “facts” has puzzled me.

These days, too many people swear by whatever nutritional data they find and they feel totally obsessed by those details.

From the supposed healing power of hundreds of “super foods” to apple vinegar “secrets” to saturated fat statistics […]

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The 7 Deadliest Mistakes Made by Raw-Foodists

The raw food diet is one of the best ways to obtain a wide variety of dense nutrients and improve your health in many ways, whether you choose to eat all raw or even high raw.

But these days, many just watch a few episodes of a popular YouTube channel and decide to have a go […]

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Single Most Destructive Nutrition Advice

Ask almost anyone what they need to do to lose a few pounds, and they’ll probably say, “Cut back on the carbs.”

As a nutrition researcher, I’ve heard it hundreds of times and it is one of the most damaging mistakes I see people make.

While the low carb movement has waxed and waned in popularity since […]

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High Fat or High Carb – Does It Matter?

Raw foodists, vegans, and paleo folk all love avocados, nuts, seeds, and oils, such as olive and coconut. Personally, I think avocados and other healthy fatty foods are good for you!

If you are going to eat plenty of fruit, like you should for optimal health, fat quantity becomes an issue.

One avocado can contain 30-50 grams […]

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The Trip to Ibiza I’ll never forget

During my twenty years as a globetrotting DJ, I played many gigs on the island of Ibiza, Spain. I also lived in Ibiza, when I first moved to Europe in 1991.

For those of you who don’t know, Ibiza is a famous place for nightclubs, DJs; the music and fashion scene in general.

There was one trip […]