That New Fad “Raw Diet”

by Leisa on May 12, 2009

I love reading old books on health and food, and find some of the concepts and ideas absolutely fascinating!  Some are just plain wrong, and it can be really funny to read how adamant some of the writers are about their particular point of view – and with the limited information that they had at
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Looking Back on 2008

by Leisa on December 30, 2008

As the year 2008 comes to a close, it has been a time for reviewing the year just gone and setting goals, dreams and desires for the next. I have to say that if I was going to sum up 2008 in few words it would be “the year of contrasts”. There were huge ups
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Nature Quotes

by Leisa on December 20, 2008

I found these quotes in David Wolfe’s The Sunfood Success System: “The constitution of man’s body has not changed to meet the new conditions of his artificial environment that has replaced his natural one. The result is that of perpetual discord between man and his environment. The effect of this discord is a general deterioration of man’s body,
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The Paradoxical Commandments:

by Leisa on November 13, 2008

I liked these 🙂 The Paradoxical Commandments “I wrote these comments back in 1968, when I was nineteen, a college sophomore: 1. People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered. Love them anyway. 2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. Do good anyway. 3. If you are successful, you will win
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Being Authentic

by Leisa on September 9, 2008

I really like this quote from one of my favourite books by Charles Eisenstein, The Yoga of Eating: “A discrepancy between what we eat and who we are in the world generates a kind of tension, which is resolved either when the diet moves back in line with the person’s incarnate role, or when the
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Words of Wisdom from Ann Wigmore

by Leisa on August 18, 2008

Ann Wigmore was a pioneer of the raw and living foods movement, and helped thousands of people regain their health with the Hippocrates Health Institute program which she founded. I was rereading one of her books today “Be Your Own Doctor. A positive guide to natural living” and I came across these gems of wisdom: “Disease stems from
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Beautiful Poem

by Leisa on May 7, 2008

What a lovely reminder to let go of our worries and rest in nature… The Peace of Wild Things When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where
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Favourite Quote

by Leisa on April 17, 2008

This is an wonderful quote that I picked up from the Raw Power website www.rawpower.com.au “An individual who eats the typical foods found in so-called “civilized society” who then changes to a raw-plant-food diet can discover energy they have never known. Eating a balanced mix of raw plant foods restores the body on a molecular level, building
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Quote of the Day

by Leisa on September 29, 2007

One of my favourite quotes is from David Wolfe, author and raw food promoter: “We are tired of eating pesticide, herbicide, fungicide, larvicide, suicide, pasteurised, homogenised, cooked, boiled, glow-in-the-dark, pus-filled food”. I could add to that – “laboratory created, genetically modified, molecularly restructured, irradiated, nutrient deficient, chemically laden, processed, preservative filled, fake, Frankenstein food”. When
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