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What 10 Years on a Raw Vegan Diet Has Taught Me

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, […]

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How Do I Get My Digestive System Back On Track?

One of the best ways to improve your digestion and your overall health whether you eat raw or vegan is to follow some very simple food combining rules.

Most folks who follow a raw food diet or health-conscious diet have heard something about food combining, or consciously combining (or not combining!) certain foods in order to […]

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How to Gain Weight on a Raw Vegan Diet

It’s not uncommon for me to hear from people who have lost weight on a raw food diet and beg for help to put back on a few pounds.

Jan writes:

“Hey Ariel,

I would like to work with someone who has experience helping someone gain weight. Is there someone you could recommend, or is there a […]

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Why I Eat 100% Raw. Should You Eat 100% Raw?

In part 1 of this article, I went into detail about how to quit eating the wrong foods in order to increase the quantity of healthy raw food you consume – and how to do it correctly.

Recently, I’ve noticed something extraordinary: a lot of people seem to be obsessed by the idea of eating 100% […]

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Should I Avoid All Oils? Even Olive Oil?

This is one of the most common questions I get: why don’t you recommend oil, even olive oil?

I can understand feeling frustration when you try to remove something from your diet, it happened to me too in the past, but we must examine the issue of consuming oils objectively.

To start with, the simple answer: Oil […]

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Smoothies vs Juicing: Which is Better?

Are smoothies always healthier than juices, and if not, in what circumstances should you drink juices versus smoothies?

Let’s answer this tricky question.

Now, smoothies, and especially green smoothies or smoothies with all kinds of powders are all the craze.

Juice extractors are not as popular as they used to be, but still can have their place in […]

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Is A Raw Vegan Diet Sustainable?

They say, “A picture is worth a thousand words,” so I thought I produce a collage of images, showing my transformation; before going into a raw food diet (age 39), a year later (age 40), and ten years later subsequently (age 50).

I believe it will only take a short few months for most people to […]

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How a Raw Vegan Diet Helped My Mother Beat Leukaemia and Stay Cancer Free For 16 Years

I’ll never forget the day my brother told me my mother had only 2 years to live.

The year was 2002, and my mother had just been diagnosed with Leukaemia after gone through a bone marrow biopsy.

This news came only months after my father passed away; in fact, we believe it was this event that precipitated […]

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How to Know If You Are Dehydrated

In terms of volume, water is our greatest nutrient need – second only to oxygen.

One of the main reasons you get tired is because you may be dehydrated.

Dehydration is considered a contributor to more lifestyle diseases than any other single factor, except fat.

By being dehydrated, we compromise the body’s effort to rid itself of accumulated […]

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My Opinion on “What The Health” as a Raw Foodist

What the Health is a 2017 documentary film that has people talking about the benefits of switching to a low fat, plant based diet.

The film also critiques the health impact of meat and dairy product consumption, and questions the practices of the leading health and pharmaceutical organizations.

Many of my readers have asked my opinion about […]