What Is The Natural Human Diet?
Humans are simply a higher form of intelligent creature populating the Earth. Whether you believe in evolution or accept the creation theory, it is quite clear that human life did not begin with eating highly processed, packaged foods. The invention of the term “balanced diet” is something that humans created in order to market foods. […]
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 […]
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 Boost Your Immune System during the Coronavirus Lockdown
Our immune system’s vital role is to defend our bodies against disease by fighting infections, such as coronavirus and others; hence it is vitally crucial we should take great care of it, especially right now. Did you know that roughly 75% of your immune tissue is located in your digestive system? Amazing, right? To stay […]
What I Eat In A Day (On A Raw Vegan Diet) – Day 2
I am currently spending time in the southern hemisphere and going through winter, which is the perfect time to take advantage of citrus. Head to your local grocery store during winter and you will find an abundance of mandarins, grapefruits, clementines, and oranges. I’d switch between eating different kinds of citrus during this time of […]
The Raw Food Approach to Well-Being
At 37, my health almost collapsed. I had been in the music business, travelling the world playing gigs for over two decades, and my DJ lifestyle had taken a serious toll on my body – physically and emotionally. I wasn’t only putting on extra weight, which I hated; I was also dealing with horrifying diseases, […]
Can You Get Sick Eating Raw?
When I started my journey into raw foods over a decade ago, I remember a good friend of mine calling me up and announcing, “Ariel, I want try your diet because I found out about this raw powder I’d like to try!” I believe this is the wrong approach. When moving to raw foods, you […]
What I’ve Learned After 10 Years on a Raw Vegan Diet
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]