Why is Refined Sugar So Unhealthy?

I received a question on the subject of refined sugars from one of my readers. This is what Joanna had to say: “Hi Ariel. Could you help me to better understand the harms of consuming refined sugar? I appreciate your help on this matter. Thank you very much!” My answer: Sugar, or in our case, […]

Don’t Fall for the “Superfoods” Propaganda

About twenty years ago, a new phrase changed the world of nutrition for the worse: superfoods. A cookbook published in the 1990s, entitled Superfoods, written by Michael Van Straten, was considered responsible for the invention of the term. Even now, many people are still obsessed with the discovery of new superfoods in their various forms, […]

How to Tell If You Have Heart Disease

The statistics on heart disease are shocking. According to the CDC: Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men, women, and people of most racial and ethnic groups in the United States. One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 655,000 Americans die each year from heart […]

How to Deal With Social Pressure on a Raw Vegan Diet

I received a message from one of my readers, Shalz, this morning. “Hi Ariel How are you dealing with practical pressure after started eating 100% raw food? As I finally made my mind to eat 100% raw the only barrier for me is from friends and families…how to deal with it?” My answer: You see… […]

Can You Be An Unhealthy Vegan?

Vegan foods and plant-based diets are all the rage these days. Even eating oil-free WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) seem to be on the rise, which in itself is a good thing, but people still can face major health challenges, even on low-fat diets. I received a message from one of my readers. Sue writes: […]

What is the Raw Food Diet?

You don’t have to look hard around social media these days to find comments such as: “Can’t stick to the raw vegan diet!” “I love eating hot food. Not sure about only eating raw.” Every time I see statements like these I feel sad, because I believe that many people are missing out on the […]

The Effect of the Raw Food Diet on Your Face

Today, I want to tell you a little story that filled me with curiosity for a long time. Like most people, I had to deal with weight fluctuations throughout my life, which in most cases meant I had to lose extra fat. Every time this would happen, I’d try various methods to try to lose […]

How to Track Fat in Your Diet

In the age of industrialized foods and widespread diseases caused by poor nutrition, paying attention to your fat intake is of great importance; LIFE SAVING in many cases, I’d say. A common trap for people eating a raw food diet is in not understanding the quantities of fruits and vegetables one needs to consume in […]

What I Eat In A Day (On A Raw Vegan Diet)

Since I started my journey into raw foods I have noticed something quite unique… I thought everyone eating the same low fat, raw food diet will follow a similar standard of meals, but that turned out not to be the case. People have very different approaches on how they eat. On one hand, I see […]

How I Quit Smoking Using Raw Food

The summer of 2007 was one I will never forget. I flew from London to Ibiza every Saturday night to DJ at a big club, Space, while trying to quit smoking. I remember being at Gatwick Airport in London waiting for my flight and thinking of having my “last” cigarette, only to arrive in Ibiza […]