You may have run across this one already: England’s Which? Gardening magazine has published a claim which suggests vegetables grown using conventional methods—pesticides and all—may offer higher nutritive value, especially in vitamins, than organically grown vegetables. Daily Mail ran a story with this sensationalist headline: Organic produce ‘not as good for your health’: Vegetables grown with pesticides contain MORE vitamins. Read the rest of this entry »
I just came across an article that says: Did you know that Americans get most of their antioxidants from coffee? It’s true, according to U.S. dietary researcher Dr. Joe Vinson from the University of Scranton…. It clearly shows that coffee is our number one source of antioxidants…. Someone out there reading this article will decide that coffee is a great source of antioxidants, and we all ought to bang back eight or ten cups a day.
The current mainstream research says roughly this about daily coffee drinking…
We’re all addicted to culture and its prescriptions. Media bombards us with messages saying not only is it okay to indulge in nighttime eating, but it’s a good thing. In my book, Quantum Eating, using scientific research and personal experience I’m building a case that stopping eating in the late afternoon is the best thing you can do to improve your health and appearance. Many people have asked me “how” to stop eating at night. Let me suggest a way that’s worked well for me.
Recovery By Increment
There are two great things about incremental change. One is that you don’t have to fix everything at once. The second is that incremental recovery from nighttime eating is a tool you can apply wherever you are in your health journey. Perhaps you’re already raw vegan and this is a late step for you. Maybe you’re going vegetarian, or even just seeking weight loss. Wherever you are, Recovery by Increment can help. Read the rest of this entry »
Tonya, you say: “Many people comment on how difficult it can be to follow a raw food lifestyle in a cold climate.”
Now, fortunately, I can say that hasn’t been my experience. My husband and I are originally from Finland—cold climate people from the get-go—so we somehow just naturally know how to deal with such things.
Eating 100% raw in a cold climate is actually not hard at all. But you need to learn a secret. Here’s what I tell people in my raw food group… Read the rest of this entry »
Love is in the air! Even though the month of February is in the middle of winter, already we are focusing on heartwarming things like romance and Valentine’s Day and the delicious seasonal produce that February offers, such as kiwi, cherimoya, Swiss Chard, arugula, grapefruits and oranges, and cauliflower. These recipes are extremely simple yet satisfying, and will serve you and your beloved well. Read the rest of this entry »
If you’ve never met me, you might not know: I’m short. And I’ve been shorter. I used to be five-foot-two. Then, in hip-replacement surgery to correct congenital hip problem, doctors had to knock off a half-inch of femur on one side so I’d be symmetrical. Shorter still. But since then, I’ve gone to five-foot-three. Not a huge difference I know, but still how did it happen?
100% naturally. No risky human growth hormone (HGH) therapy, which can bring increased risk of heart attack, fluid retention, liver damage and enlarged breasts (but only for men), just to name a few of the side effects. Read the rest of this entry »
Ten Biomarkers of a Long-Term Raw Foodist
It’s my experience that over a period of several years, raw foods literally make you a different specimen. Just as there are biomarkers of “normal” aging, so, I submit, there are identifiable biomarkers of a healthy long-term raw foodist which you can recognize simply by observing a person who follows a truly 100% raw food lifestyle. Read the rest of this entry »
Dear Tonya, I saw your testimony on YouTube and it was so heart felt, I saw the amount of effort you had put into strengthening your hips and I had to say, you did an extraordinary job, keep inspiring people, it led me to look for you on facebook, it’s truly inspiring! –A.Z.
Hello, I want to start off by thanking you for changing my life, health, and happiness. I have been predominately raw for over 7 years now after reading your first book, and I have to tell you that I wake up everyday feeling fantastic. I am in my LATE 20’s and just yesterday a neighbor guessed my age at 14! From my example alone, I have influenced countless friends and family, and I believe the circle will just keep widening. Read the rest of this entry »
Happy New Year to one and all! During January in your local produce section, you will likely find that persimmons and pomegranates are still commanding center stage and are joined by wintry favorites such as navel oranges, collard greens and parsnips.
If you could peek into my kitchen, you would see about 60-70 persimmons ripening, each at their own speed. My favorite is the Hachiya variety, the kind that is shaped like an acorn. You should eat the Hachiya when they are very soft and start to look like they’re just about to go bad. Once they reach this stage, they are so amazingly sweet, the taste will remind you of marmalade! When making the recipes below, I suggest cutting off the top and then scooping out the flesh of the ripe persimmon using a spoon. Read the rest of this entry »
Skin belies aging like no other organ. It takes all the blame, while in fact it only reflects what it covers. The skin is the outermost organ of our body. Its purpose is to cover our deeper structures and first of all, the muscles. Read the rest of this entry »