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http://beautifulonraw.com/

http://www.thegardendiet.com/

http://www.davidwolfe.com/articles_secretsbeautydiet.html

this might be of interest to you guyz...

its a little hardcore but it doesnt have to be just cut out processed crap ....eat 70% raw food a day some days 100% and some days in between but no less than 50% a day (in weight) try to be organic, eat one salad a day and everytime you feel like a snack promise your self you have eat a peice of fruit first then have the snack....u probably wont want the snack but even if you do- you've already eaten a piece of fruit

one guaranteed skin clearer/glower- 2 to 3 apples a day...it may sound like a lot to some one who is not used to eating this much but just bring up the numbers gradually everyday....don't try and do everything at once -totally a 100% raw in one day- you'll crash and burn take it nice and slowly and you'll find in a few months time you'll be eating 5 or 6 apples a day naturally .....all those apples will clean out your body and polish off your skin so its clear and bright - no dark circles, puffiness, spots, discoloration, etc.

drink juices- start of with one juice a day and bring it up- fruit and vegetable juice, use raw olive oil- (totally beautifying,) raw coconut nut oil, eat a coconut - raw saturated fat is what our cells are made up off

eat as much green leafy vegtables as possible - this is where the true minerals are at forget mineral water -full in organic fat minerals our bodies can not digest- green vegetables contain angstrom sized minerals- this way ur body is getting millions of tiny digestable minerals which it make use of also green food is full of the chlorophyll molecule in green food is like giving your body new blood almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule in human blood. The only difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in haemoglobin it is iron.

get a big abg of kale chop it all up and to a salad...all that chewing helps define the jawline

or force yourself to have a shot of wheatgrass- hey i'm not saying this stuff tastes good but it has amazing benefits.

to make it easier for your self check out the link below and find out about green smoothies.....DELICIOUS.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/14/1182.html


the best thing about the raw food diet is the food is sooo GOOD...there alternatives for EVERYTHING......

cheese, milk, ice cream, ckae chocolate....

this stuff tastes better than the real stuff and feels SOOOOOO good knowing you are not damaging your body and in fact making ur self more beautiful and healthy.

CHECK OUT THE RECIPIES.....

http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/

why not try out some for fun, or next time you feel like some cake have the raw alternative?

after you do the research you will feel terrible eating cooked food any way knowing what it is doing tour body
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I must admit I don't feel any difference at all between a 50% raw food diet and a 100% raw food diet. But some raw food versus no raw food makes a big difference in how energized I feel. Raw food is pretty darn tasty too. Raw bison minced with scallions, olives, and garlic and lemon, mmm.
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I have gradually been introducing raw foods to my diet and have definitely noticed my energy levels remain stable throughout my 10 to 14 hr work day and I crave less sugar and starch. Smiler
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I'm a Vegan at 70% raw and keep organic as much as possible. The best I found for long term youthful and healthy body is the Brendan brazier diet. I use Vega products and I can say that it's the best Raw Vegan food/supplement I have ever found.

I have been on the Perricone road and I have read hundreds of books on such subject but as a NMD and Ph.D in Nutrition I can vouch for the Vega/Sequel products to be the best on the market today.

Brendan Brazier is A professional Ironman triathlete since 1998, Brendan is also the 2003 and 2006 Canadian 50km Ultra Marathon Champion He has an easy to read book -
Thrive: A Guide to Optimal Health and Performance through Plant-Based Whole Foods (expanded 2nd edition)
Nothing complicated in his diet but it just make sense, wholefood plain and simple.

http://www.brendanbrazier.com

http://www.myvega.com

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Originally posted by penelope1:
http://beautifulonraw.com/

http://www.thegardendiet.com/

http://www.davidwolfe.com/articles_secretsbeautydiet.html

this might be of interest to you guyz...

its a little hardcore but it doesnt have to be just cut out processed crap ....eat 70% raw food a day some days 100% and some days in between but no less than 50% a day (in weight) try to be organic, eat one salad a day and everytime you feel like a snack promise your self you have eat a peice of fruit first then have the snack....u probably wont want the snack but even if you do- you've already eaten a piece of fruit

one guaranteed skin clearer/glower- 2 to 3 apples a day...it may sound like a lot to some one who is not used to eating this much but just bring up the numbers gradually everyday....don't try and do everything at once -totally a 100% raw in one day- you'll crash and burn take it nice and slowly and you'll find in a few months time you'll be eating 5 or 6 apples a day naturally .....all those apples will clean out your body and polish off your skin so its clear and bright - no dark circles, puffiness, spots, discoloration, etc.

drink juices- start of with one juice a day and bring it up- fruit and vegetable juice, use raw olive oil- (totally beautifying,) raw coconut nut oil, eat a coconut - raw saturated fat is what our cells are made up off

eat as much green leafy vegtables as possible - this is where the true minerals are at forget mineral water -full in organic fat minerals our bodies can not digest- green vegetables contain angstrom sized minerals- this way ur body is getting millions of tiny digestable minerals which it make use of also green food is full of the chlorophyll molecule in green food is like giving your body new blood almost identical to the haemoglobin molecule in human blood. The only difference is that the central element in chlorophyll is magnesium and in haemoglobin it is iron.

get a big abg of kale chop it all up and to a salad...all that chewing helps define the jawline

or force yourself to have a shot of wheatgrass- hey i'm not saying this stuff tastes good but it has amazing benefits.

to make it easier for your self check out the link below and find out about green smoothies.....DELICIOUS.

http://www.emaxhealth.com/14/1182.html


the best thing about the raw food diet is the food is sooo GOOD...there alternatives for EVERYTHING......

cheese, milk, ice cream, ckae chocolate....

this stuff tastes better than the real stuff and feels SOOOOOO good knowing you are not damaging your body and in fact making ur self more beautiful and healthy.

CHECK OUT THE RECIPIES.....

http://www.living-foods.com/recipes/

why not try out some for fun, or next time you feel like some cake have the raw alternative?

after you do the research you will feel terrible eating cooked food any way knowing what it is doing tour body
Location: Maryland
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I have heard of the raw food diet. As an Acupuncturist, I have learned that not all body types benefit from raw food, especially those who tend to be on the cold side. Folks who have alot of energy are ok on raw foods because their systems can metabolize and digest raw without problems. But if you find you aren't feeling well after eating raw for a while you may be a cooler type person and need more muscle food (sorry Vegans)and cooked veggies (steamed to retain minerals, etc). Organic is always best. Hopes this adds to info already posted.
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I believe there is a difference in eating wholefoods and raw foods. Some practices promoted by rawfoodists are extreme and not evidence-based, sanitary, or even healthy. For example, I could eat nine servings of fruits and vegetables on a plant-based diet and get 75% of living juice in my diet without resorting to eating raw meats to follow a raw food diet. Some plants, fruits (tomato), grains, and beans provide more usable nutrients once cooked.
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Fire and food

The use of fire - starting at least 500,000 years ago - is thought to be a key step in human evolution. Even meat is difficult to digest when it is raw. Heating meat - and various plant foods - makes them much easier to digest and gave humans a more efficient use of foods sources than other animals.
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Raw food is terrible for teeth. 99% of raw foodists have massive dental problems. Only Pitta types from the Ayurvedic system do reasonably well on hihg raw food diets. You nshould eat a combination of raw and cooked vegetables. Meats always cooked, and fruits never cooked. Pasteurised dairy causes major problems and studies in Finland are linking it to type 1 diabetes. Only raw dairy is healthy see www.westonaprice.org
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Just a challenging question. Would salted meat be considered cooked or raw and why?
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Salted meat is irradited to kill bacteria. So it is not dangerous from the bacteria point of view but who knows about the radiation. I would say it is closer to cooked than raw, because the texture of the meat is closer to cooked. But that isnt too scientific. Small doses of raw meat are probably alright. I don't agree with large doses like in the raw paleolithic diet movement.
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Well David I am interested in the dairy causing diabetes. I am in my 7mth of pregnancy and have just discovered I have gestational diabetes. I eat a large amount of raw foods but also eat cooked as well. I do not eat meat and never really ate much dairy until I became pregnant. I crave cheese!!!! I have taken to eating at least 4oz a day and usually more. When pregnant you cannot eat raw dairy due to the bacteria. Perhaps this could be why I developed the gestational diabetes, I dont really eat food that is high in carbs or sugars in abundance. I did eat a lot of fruit though up until this finding. Anyone know of a connection w/ the dairy and diabetes, should I not be eating cheese in mass quantities. And on another note, can cheese over work your liver (unrelated but its all about the cheese).
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The research is brand new out of Finalnd- I saw it on CNN. They specifically said cows milk, so switch over to goats milk, and you should be fine.
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I saw Carol Alt on the Bill O'Reilly show about a year ago, she was promoting her new book Eating in the Raw. At something like 50, she looks amazing. So I started to follow some of the guidelines she's laid out, but I've pared it down to raw milk cheeses, legumes (dried but raw rather than dried after being cooked; you soak just like the cooked ones), veggies, fruit, and a little sushi. I still eat cooked products, just try to mix things up a little. I was always nervous about raw meat, even seared, so I've chosen to just phase red meat out of my diet and focus on fish, legumes, grains, nuts, seeds, fruits/veggies.

I get a lot of my products at www.eatraw.com. Their crackers, cookies, brownies,etc., are pretty gross but I get a lot of legumes and seeds from them, which I put on salads and just snack on.

I did notice that when I got lazy and didn't have any of the raw stuff I may have gained a little weight. I work out pretty seriously so I noticed it right away. I think the unprocessed stuff is just better for my body and helps me maintain a lean and muscular physique.

Here's a link to Alt's book: http://www.carolalt.com/livestyle/livestyle.html
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