A diet high in vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, and whole grains has several benefits when it is nutrient dense, which means that processing is kept to a minimum. Conversely, a diet that is “meat-free” doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. Benefits can be negated when the diet isn’t paired with an otherwise healthy lifestyle which… Read more
There are so many pre-made trail mixes, especially in airports, and they look enticing and well, maybe not so nutritionally deficient as some of the other things hanging on those many racks. We all know, though, that a look at the ingredients on the wrapper of any one of those mixtures tells a grim story of salt,… Read more
More and more people are becoming interested in following vegetarian or vegan diets, or reducing their consumption of animals and their products. I addressed the reasons for the shift as well as some of the many benefits of becoming more plant-based in previous newsletter/blog. You can see it right here. While moving away from animal… Read more
If there is one subject about achieving good health through diet and lifestyle that is shrouded in confusion, it is fat. Is a good thing or a bad thing? I meet many people who are not sure, and they have good reason to be confused. Some History Keeping in mind that nutrition science is still… Read more
Summer is definitely the time to take advantage of all salad-making opportunities! I eat salads all year long. One of the benefits of modern life is that we can get most of the foods we like to have at any time of the year. In the summer, though, we can get many of our salad… Read more
This recipe is so very quick and easy, and a wonderfully healthy spread for crudite` , wraps, and raw breads and crackers. – JWS 1 cup macadamia nuts 1 cup cashews 2 Tablespoons Bragg Liquid Aminos 1 ½ T. lemon juice ¼ to ½ cup water Blend all ingredients in food processor, starting with just… Read more
If you’ve been experimenting with raw foods for a time, you may have most of these ingredients. If it’s all new to you, get all the things together–you don’t want to miss this wonderful treat filled with nutrition and tastiness.
Yield: one 8 inch crisp, 8 servings 2 apples, peeled and thinly sliced 3 Tbs. fresh lemon juice 2 apples, peeled and chopped ½ cup pitted Medjool dates, soaked ½ c. raisins, soaked ¼ t. ground cinnamon 2 cups Crumble Topping (see below) Toss the sliced apples with 2 Tbs of the lemon juice and… Read more
Sprouting is a several step process which takes very little time, effort, cost, or space….Most people like having them grow in their kitchens and watching their progress from day to day as they germinate.
I hear this question a lot in my health coaching practice, and there are several answers, most having to do with the benefits that people experience when they greatly increase the amount of Raw Foods in their diets. I see it all the time – the reversal of all manner of unwanted conditions, such as… Read more