Raw beets are nutritional powerhouses, containing high levels of fiber, the right kinds of natural sugars, vitamins C and K, and an impressive amount of carotenoids and antioxidants which help protect against heart disease and colon cancer. Read the rest of this entry »
The food we eat on the raw food diet has been appropriately called by many different names: living food, sunfood, plant-based nutrition, raw vegan, and similar terms. Recently, one reader commented on how much she enjoyed the ‘waterful’ raw diet. What a delightful and refreshing image it brings to mind! It makes it an excellent synonym for “whole.” Find a definition for whole food. It should state that the water is intact. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s funny though not surprising anymore…those of us who use the raw food regime and internal cleansing often are branded “extreme.” Yet asking to be injected with bovine toxin is “normal.” There are even Botox parties, as innocent, we’re to suppose, as Tupperware parties. And there are, now, Botox addicts.
It’s an astonishing phenomenon, really—treating one area on the face runs from $425 to $750, and lasts only a few months. If it’s not your wallet that suffers, your body will sooner or later rebel from such toxic abuse. Among other things, Botox will harm your liver. But back, for a moment, to your wallet. Newspapers report that Botox’s retail markup, in your doctor’s hands, is as much as 1000 percent. Not to malign the moral code of any particular medical practitioner, including those who use Botox, but gosh that’s a powerful financial incentive, don’t you think? Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve seen claims for “superfoods.” Loads of them. Dieticians are now touting the “amazing health benefits” of popcorn—ultrahigh in fiber…peanut butter—because nuts help reduce inflammation and cut the risk of heart attack…baked beans—packed with fiber…and—wait for it! Read the rest of this entry »
One of the most ancient and beneficial health practices known: the art of tempering the body with cold water. Tempering the body with cold water, indoors or out, is an ancient practice for health, stamina and longevity. Kundalini yoga practitioners do this early in the morning, and their name for it is ishnaan. The ancient Greeks and Spartans practiced it. Read the rest of this entry »
Assuming you are overweight when you begin the transition to the raw food diet, and you start to lose weight, this will affect your breasts. Can you really increase your breast size? Can you firm and tone your breasts? Read the rest of this entry »
I would like to share my true story.
My routine mammogram about 5 years ago showed white spots [cysts] and I was sent to a breast cancer specialist. I had the Brack study done, and every 6 months I also had an MRI, mammogram and ultra sound. Read the rest of this entry »
Mornings, for some, are a discouraging part of the day. Waking up can be hard enough…and then you look in the mirror. “Whoa!” you say. “What happened?”
You can try a cold washcloth, as I have. But it only goes so far to bring down the puffiness in your face. Read the rest of this entry »
Nothing gives away your age like your neck. The neck region, or décolleté, often gets neglected. In younger years, its skin tone and musculature are more in-sync with the face, lending a youthful, graceful look. After 40, an almost imperceptible decline leads to fat deposits under the chin, weakened muscles and loose skin. And you can double that trouble if you’ve lost weight rapidly. We’ve all seen, and some of us have had, that turkey wattle. Weight loss, sun damage, diet, and heredity all play major roles in how our necks age. Women do seem to care meticulously for their faces, yet all too often that caring stops at the chin. Read the rest of this entry »
People ask me: There are these new high-tech “stem cell creams” on the market. What do you think about them?Here’s the scoop on stem cells…Suppose you cut your finger. Your wound is able to heal because other skin cells around the damaged area divide and migrate to seal the wound. Break a leg, and chondrocytes (bone-forming cells) will repair the damage. Read the rest of this entry »