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What I’ve Learned After 10 Years on a Raw Vegan Diet (Part 1)

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been already 10 years since I started on the natural health/raw food path!

In all honesty, I was not thinking about me or my health when I decided to go in this direction.

It was never my goal to try to live forever.

By the time I was 37 years of age, […]

  • The Wrong Approach of Following “Nutrition Facts” Diets

The Wrong Approach of Following “Nutrition Facts” Diets

Since becoming immersed in the world of health and nutrition, the issue of nutrition ‘facts’ and so called ‘evidence based’ diets 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 “super foods” to apple vinegar “secrets”, health […]

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Coronavirus: Fear vs. Facts

People are in a panic mode over the coronavirus! Toilet paper and water is vanishing off the grocery store shelves and hand sanitizer and Lysol is sold out! Face masks are back-ordered so people are buying diapers instead and wrapping them around their faces to keep from getting infected. Movie theaters and schools are closing […]

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  • Yes, You Can Boost Your Immune System to Help Prevent Coronavirus

Yes, You Can Boost Your Immune System to Help Prevent Coronavirus

One of the biggest myths the medical establishment tries to impose on the wider population is the notion you can’t do anything to boost your immunity against viruses and other diseases. And if they do accept there may be some truth behind this idea, they keep the matter quiet.

When was the last time you discussed […]

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Should You Be Scared of Coronavirus?

The novel coronavirus, called Sars-CoV-2, and the disease it causes, Covid-19, are sweeping the globe.

Since the outbreak began in December 2019, the novel coronavirus has infected more than 90,000 people and claimed the lives of more than 3,000 – sounds terrifying, doesn’t it?

The virus has created an apocalypse-like situation in China, where many cities have […]

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What is your definition of personal success?

What is success?

Is it wealth? Is it happiness? Webster’s dictionary has three definitions:

The act of getting or achieving wealth respect or fame.
The correct or desired result of an attempt.
Someone or something that is successful: a person or thing that succeeds.

In the book Born to Win!, the late motivational author, Zig Ziglar, argues that success cannot […]

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7 Tips for Going Raw

Here are some of my favourite tips to help with your diet and lifestyle, whether you want to eat full raw vegan or mostly raw.

1. Grains are addicting.

Don’t give yourself a hard time if you cannot quit grain in its various forms because in truth, most grains, especially wheat, can be highly addictive.

It’s not uncommon […]

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Do I Really Need A Dehydrator?

Since we don’t cook our food, raw food diets are characterised by the use of dehydrators.

Through dehydration, we add crispy textures, such as veggie chips and seed crackers.

You can also use these machines make your own raw bread, wraps, and other recipes, which resemble a ‘cooked’ texture, such as crunchy kale chips, flax crackers, and […]

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Is Vegan film ‘The Game Changers’ actually a Game Changer?

The Game Changers is a much-hyped documentary about the benefits of eating a plant-based diet for athletes.

It’s the latest of a long list of movies focusing on plant based eating, which include: What The Health, Food, Inc., Forks Over Knives, Vegucated, Food Matters, Supersize Me, Hungry for Change, among others.

The film covers multiple success stories […]

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How to Eat Carbs and Lose Weight

If there’s a trend that drives me mad, it is the obsession of avoiding “carbs.”

When I hear someone saying: “Oh, I don’t do fruit because they’re full of sugar,” I feel sad.

Why… Heavens, why, are we so AFRAID of “carbs?”

When I decided to go on a raw food, plant based diet; I lost 17 kilos […]

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How to Make the Perfect Salad WITHOUT A Recipe

I don’t often rely on recipes to make my salads.

I find it much simpler to take whatever ingredients I have on hand and combine them using the 5 flavours guide.

I do eat large green salads most evenings though; I combine them with most dinner meals, such as a raw burger, tortilla, wraps and rolls, etc.

The […]

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How Important is a Varied Raw Food Diet

Should we eat a wide range of raw foods to ensure that we’re getting the right nutrition?

This question has always puzzled me and I could never find a good answer.

When winter comes along, it’s not unusual for me to eat large quantities of oranges and other citrus. After all, it is the time of year […]