March 1st, 2014 by Tonya Zavasta
Consider this situation, a quite common one—downright usual in fact—for a person on a conventional diet who’s around fifty. They started taking some prescription med a couple of years back. Then the doc added another one. Then a third and a fourth. And now the theme rears its ugly (and scary) head: drug interactions.
Of course, none of this worries us raw foodists…Right? Read the rest of this entry »
February 6th, 2014 by Tonya Zavasta
Most people assume that these dark brown spots are harmless, not realizing that age spots are an indication of an accumulation of waste products in the cells known as ‘lipofuscin” and damage to the skin’s collagen-producing cells that leads to free radical intoxication. They signify a more serious, underlying health problem. but it can be helped with the raw food lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »
February 2nd, 2014 by Tonya Zavasta
Recently I came across an article on the internet that contained this letter from a health-conscious woman:
Imagine my shock at my last physical, when my doctor told me I had hypothyroidism, common in women over 40. When I got home I looked [it up] on the Internet and found a list of foods to avoid. Kale, which I juiced every morning, tops the list, followed by broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts and collard greens—the cruciferous vegetables I consumed in large quantities because they are thought to prevent cancer…
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January 14th, 2014 by Tonya Zavasta
When switching to the raw food diet, many of us start to become more aware of our bodies. As the nutrient-rich food we intake helps mold us toward our ideal weight and shape, one issue keeps coming up that many readers write me about, especially those who have shed a lot of extra pounds by going raw: stretch marks! Read the rest of this entry »
January 9th, 2014 by Tonya Zavasta
The End of Antibiotics
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we are on far edge of the antibiotic era as we know it. Antibiotics no longer work against harmful bacteria in more and more cases. If even such an organization as the CDC gives us this warning, the situation must be getting truly serious. Read the rest of this entry »
December 12th, 2013 by Tonya Zavasta
Important truth: Diet changes hair. When you change your diet, you’re guaranteed to undergo hair replacement. Most folks switching to the raw food diet report some hair loss shortly after they switch. Some panic, deciding they’re not getting some important nutrient or might be doing something wrong in their transition. Read the rest of this entry »
November 28th, 2013 by Tonya Zavasta
When it comes to holiday gatherings and food-laden parties, most of us have our secrets for resisting temptation. Here are my tips to make this holiday season your most enjoyable and successful yet! Read the rest of this entry »
November 9th, 2013 by Tonya Zavasta
The raw food diet doesn’t seem to work for you? The challenge, I suggest, is not with raw foods, but with the digestive system. It must be properly prepared to welcome raw foods, especially if you are striving for 100% raw.
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October 29th, 2013 by Tonya Zavasta
How Many “Raw Food” Calories Should You Eat?
Recently I came across a BBC documentary series, The Truth About Food. The first episode, titled How to Be Healthy, follows nine fast-food junkies temporarily caged at a zoo, as they munch their way through 5 kilos (about 11 lbs) of raw fruit and vegetables every day.
A good documentary. A valid message that raw foods can greatly improve your health. But the notion of eating a truckload of food makes it unappealing for many. Is there a solution? Read the rest of this entry »
October 16th, 2013 by Tonya Zavasta
It doesn’t get any purer than distilled water. No other water is devoid of all contaminants known to us—bacteria, viruses, heavy metals, inorganics, chlorine, fluoride, and more. But is it really healthy for you? Read the rest of this entry »