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  • Why I Don’t Colon Cleanse or Eat Exclusively Organic

Why I Don’t Colon Cleanse or Eat Exclusively Organic

It’s not unusual for me to receive questions like:

Do you recommend any homemade toothpaste recipes? Or

It is very difficult to find organic food in South Africa; do I have to eat 100% organic?

What do you think of activated coconut carbon/ charcoal as a water filter?

These are valid concerns for people who want to embark on […]

  • I'd Rather Die than Become Vegan

I’d Rather Die than Become Vegan

All too often, people fail to act in their own long-term interest, favouring present pleasure and using illogical statements to justify their decisions.

For instance, I’ve had people tell me they admire how I eat, but they say: “Ariel, I’d rather shave a decade off my lifespan and keep eating my meat.”

All too often I hear […]

  • Why I Don't Miss Restaurants

Why I Don’t Miss Restaurants

I have never been a big fan of restaurants, perhaps because I realized early that food prepared at home was always fresher and healthier than eating out.

However, my all-time favourite restaurant – this was during my DJ years and before I discovered the raw food diet – was a small vegetarian restaurant in London called […]

  • Why is Refined Sugar So Unhealthy

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, glucose, is the preferred fuel […]

  • How to Tell If You Have Heart Disease

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 disease – that’s 1 […]

  • How to Deal With Social Pressure on a Raw Vegan Diet

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… Part of the problem […]

  • Can You Be An Unhealthy Vegan

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:

Hi Ariel

I […]

  • How to Eat 100% Raw While Travelling (It’s Actually Easier tha

How to Eat 100% Raw While Travelling (It’s Actually Easier than You Think)

I am often asked “how do you maintain a raw vegan diet while travelling?”

Since I started my raw food diet in 2008, I have travelled all over the world, so I thought I’d share with you some of my experiences on these trips and other things I learned along the way.

For this article, we are […]

  • What is the Raw Food Diet

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 opportunity of a […]

  • The Effect of the Raw Food Diet on Your Face

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 weight; including […]