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How to Use Avocado Oil

Avocado oil is one of the healthiest oils you can use in your food. It is rich in vitamins A, D, and E, which are all involved in cell regeneration, plus contain anti-inflammatory properties. I typically avoid heating oils, except for coconut oil, which has a high smoking point. The smoking point is the temperature […]

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My Adventures with Raw Food

I’m not a professional chef or nutritionist, but I’ve always loved to cook and learn about nutrition. It’s amazing how food can actually heal our bodies. Eating pure, living food is vital to our health, happiness and longevity. My obsession with cooking and nutrition began when I was 10 years old and read about vegetarianism […]

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What’s Being Done About the ‘Yoga Mat’ Chemical in Common Bread Products?

Earlier this year a blogger named Vani Hari, a.k.a. the Food Babe, wrote about a conditioning agent called azodicarbonamide (ADA), which is present in bread served at Subway restaurants in North America (but not Europe or Australia) and is also used in yoga mats. The story quickly gained traction on the web and caused an uproar from angry […]

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Anti-Inflammatory Turmeric Smoothie

A month ago I was watching a video of Raw Food Chef and YouTube star Dara Dubinet making a tonic using actual turmeric root. She mentioned that the root itself, rather than the ground powder, is not always available in markets, which is what I had experienced in San Francisco. After checking out numerous grocery […]

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Eating Raw? Your Must-Have Amazon Shopping List

I’ve been playing around with raw food recipes for the past year. I love the way raw food makes me feel and the energy I get from it. Raw food is not heated over 115 degrees Fahrenheit — many raw food recipes are not warmed at all. Raw food doesn’t mean cold food, though. It […]

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How the Food Industry Directs Our Shopping Choices [INFOGRAPHIC]‏

It might come as a surprise to learn that we actually don’t have that many product choices when it comes to grocery shopping. Despite aisles packed with dozens of products and brands, most of the standard food items you see in stores like Safeway, Costco and other popular grocery chains are owned by a small […]

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Are You Sensitive to Salt?

I can always tell when I’ve had too much sodium because my rings fit very snugly on my fingers. You may not be as sensitive to salt as I am, but did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans eat too much sodium? Even if you don’t feel bloated with water weight after eating […]

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Blueberry & Kale Smoothie

Start meatless Monday off right with an iron and antioxidant-rich smoothie! Ingredients 1 cup frozen organic blueberries 2 cups organic baby kale 2 cups freshly juice apple juice 2 Tbsp. hemp protein powder Ice Directions This smoothie is so satisfying! You’ll need a juicer and a blender to make it. If you don’t have a […]

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The Best Cacao Smoothie For Those Chocolate-Craving Days

Craving chocolate isn’t just a female thing — many people have a sweet tooth that acts up once in awhile (or maybe daily). There are a lot of recipes online using raw cacao powder, plus various fruits and other ingredients to make healthy chocolate-y smoothies. I’ve tested literally dozens of these recipes and I’ve come-up […]

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Roasted Golden Beet Soup

Beets have slowly made their way into my diet over the past five years. At first, I tried beet juice at my local juice place, and more recently I discovered the deliciousness that is borscht. Now, I’m a fan of all beets. You can juice them raw and mix that juice with apple and carrot […]

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