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Reversing Alzheimer’s With Raw Food

by Leisa on February 12, 2009

As a bit of a follow up to my post “A Savage Tale” comes this story of one elderly lady with Alzheimer’s who is having her life transformed by a raw food diet. “Team Nan” in Cadillac, MI, is pulling off the impossible – yanking an 80ish “young” women sentenced for life in an Alzheimer’s
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To Be or Not To Be 100% Raw

by Leisa on January 29, 2009

This is a gorgeous article written by Jennie, the owner of Raw Pleasure, and I totally agree with what she has to say in this article: “There are many different ways to eat a raw food diet. There’s low fat, high fruit, low fat low fruit, there’s gourmet, there’s no fruit, there’s vegan and non-vegan,
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MSG Causes Obesity

by Leisa on January 19, 2009

Here is another good reason to avoid any packaged and processed food.  There are very few processed foods that don’t contain some form of the flavour enhancer MSG, and among all it’s other dangerous side effects, (brain damage, inflammation, allergies, hyperactivity) it has been shown to cause obesity. I read about this a long time
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Green Smoothie Lesson!

by Leisa on January 13, 2009

I love green smoothies and have a “Superfood Smoothie” almost every day.  At my Embracing Life! Retreats we do a Green Smoothie Lesson, very similar to the one I made here below. In this video, I take you through the making of a Superfood Green Smoothie, as well as talking about the health benefits and
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When it comes to health there is always a new superstar food, supplement, herb or drink that is touted to cure cancer, reverse aging, prevent heart disease and pay off your mortgage (OK, I made that last one up – but hang on – some of those MLM companies DO claim that!!). I always keep
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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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Raw For 30 Days DVD Viewing in Bryon Bay

by Leisa on December 18, 2008

As a follow up to my post about Diabetes a few days ago, I found a blog by Ian Blair Hamilton of Ion Life in Byron Bay, who screened “Raw For 30 Days – Reversing Diabetes” locally. In his blog post, he writes “Now you’d think that a movie about curing diabetes naturally would bring diabetics,
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Isn’t this scary? “(NaturalNews) The National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has announced the early cancellation of one part of a major diabetes and cardiovascular disease study after discovering that patients undergoing that treatment were more likely to die from heart attacks and strokes. The Action to Control Cardiovascular Risk
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Simple Salads

by Leisa on December 9, 2008

Just another thought on food that came to me today when I made a salad for lunch – that we often try to complicate things to the point of it all being too hard, so we give up. I know I’ve done that many a time. I think about making a salad and it seems tiresome
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Cheesecake Treat

by Leisa on December 4, 2008

Being mainly raw doesn’t mean being deprived, and there is no reason why tasty treats need to be taken out of the diet- especially when you can create fantastic raw replacements. Of course with any balanced and healthy diet it is not wise to overdo any one type of food, and a nice mix between
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