So inspiring! Ladies, let’s look this way at 70 years old too. Cannot stop thinking about my grandmothers now, as they are about the same age.. can’t even compare.

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terrible and unfocused. I think it’s because I’ve picked up processed foods again, and haven’t been sleeping more than 6 hours a night. It’s time for a reboot. Starting Monday I’m going to do a week Raw Diet, to cleanse my system and force myself to get 7-8 hours of sleep every night.

If you’re not familiar with a Rawism it’s basically eating only uncooked, unprocessed organic foods. So raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, eggs, honey and non-pasteurized/non-homogenized diary products. (and raw meats and fish, but I’m a veggie-head)

The reason I won’t do this for longer than a week, because it’s so damn expensive. Eating healthy is a real kick in the pocket-book!

REPOST: Ten reasons eating raw is healthier for you and the planet

On a raw food diet, one is allowed to eat only slightly heated or completely raw plant-based food. The following article by Jonathan Mead via Zen Habits elaborates on why allowing the body to run completely on raw food is worth a try.

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At the beginning of the new year I decided to go Raw for 30 days. I’ve always been interested in eating a raw diet, but never had the guts to completely jump in and do it. I would eat raw for breakfast and lunch most days but would break down at dinner time and eat cooked food. I was eating about 60-80% raw, I just needed the extra push to move to eating 100% raw vegan food. I got that push after seeing these amazing before and after eating raw photos.

I decided the best way to know if something is all it’s cracked up to be is to try it. At the very worst if it doesn’t work out you can always go back, right?

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What I found is that eating raw is not only easy to do, but makes you feel amazing.

It wasn’t easy to resist eating cooked foods at first. Just like breaking any habit, it takes time and persistence. Most of all, it helps to simply take it one day at a time and focus on only one goal. For the new year I decided not to make any other resolutions or goals, but to simply eat a raw vegan diet for 30 days.

Here are just a few things I’ve learned:

  1. Live foods. It’s common sense right? A cooked seed won’t grow, but a raw seed will. Heating food over 118 degrees Fahrenheit destroys much of the nutrients in your food. Cooking food also diminishes the natural life energy. I’d rather put living food in my body.
  2. Enzymes. Cooking food destroys much of the natural enzymes (your body can also create enzymes, but can only do so much) in your food that are needed to break down nutrients. Eating raw eliminates this problem.
  3. Insane energy. You won’t know this unless you try it for yourself, but eating raw gives you an amazing boost in energy. I used to get tired around 2 or 3pm during the day. Now I simply don’t have that problem. When I do get tired, it doesn’t last nearly as long and an orange or apple will recharge me within a few minutes.
  4. Better sleep and less sleep needed. I’ve slept better than ever while eating raw. But most importantly, I don’t wake up feeling tired or groggy anymore. On most days, I wake up feeling full of energy.
  5. Increased mental clarity. Eating raw has helped me focus on the things that are important and made me more emotionally in tune with others. I feel like a wall of fog has been removed in my mind. It’s easier to think clearly and focus for long periods of time.
  6. Eat as much as you want. This isn’t really a health benefit, but it is pretty awesome. I never get that uncomfortable full feeling eating raw. You know where you have to unbutton the top button on your pants and take a nap? I don’t get that. I can eat as much as I want, and while I will feel full, I don’t feel weighed down or tired.
  7. Less cleanup. Simply put, there aren’t many dishes to wash when you eat fruit and vegetables. Although if you do compost (like I do), you’ll probably have to do it more often.
  8. No packaging. Eating raw means less packaging all around (well, I guess you could argue that banana and orange peels are “packaging”). This means less trash in a landfill and more room in your cupboards. Win/win for everyone.
  9. More regularity. You should naturally have around two to three bowel movements a day. If you’re going less than that, it probably means your intestines are unhealthily clogged. A raw diet gives you more than enough fiber to keep you regular.
  10. Connection with the earth. Eating food that’s been freshly picked just feels different. You feel more connected to the earth and more grounded. Eating lots of processed foods — frozen or from a box — makes creates more of a gap and leaves you feeling disconnected from the earth that sustains you.

Want to give it a try? If you’re interested in pursuing a raw diet, here are a few great resources to get you started:

It should be noted that you don’t have to go 100% raw to see the benefits of eating this way. My transition to a raw diet wasn’t a quick process. I’ve been vegetarian for seven years and in the past two, started eliminating most dairy as well.

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You don’t have to drop out and becoming a complete raw foodist right away. Any increase in raw foods in your diet will give you noticeable, immediate results.

Bob Edwards is the founder and proprietor of YJ Sciences Inc., a natural food supplement company based in Vancouver. Learn more about the company and its flagship product Youth Juice by visiting its official website.

Gluten intolerance and hyperthyroidism are linked, but only 3 percent of people with a gluten intolerance are medically diagnosed. None of my doctors have suggested being tested for the allergy. Felling pretty confidant that doctors rarely know what they’re doing. 

I refuse to be tested (again) or treated with radioactive iodine. I refuse to have an organ removed, especially if all possible causes for malfunction have clearly not be explored. 

I’m going raw vegan, cutting out gluten, and I’m going to start taking motherwort and lemon balm. I’m not dying and I have other options. These doctors can suck it. 

Le Porridge OU le petit-déjeuner hypotoxique I-dé-AL !

Ingrédients / recette :

- Lait d'amandes (maison: 2 cuillères à soupes de purée d'amandes non-sucrée, 200 ml d'eau environ + 100ml de lait d'amandes intense Bjorg - pour avoir une texture plus “lait” mais ce n'est pas obligatoire! Sinon 300ml d'eau)

- flocons de sarrazin (en mettre dans le lait chaud et laisser gonfler, en mettre au fur et à mesure jusqu'à la texture désirée)

- une petite c. à café de miel (à mettre dans le porridge quand il chauffe)

- une demi-(grosse) pomme / une petite pomme coupée en fin “quartiers”

- une poignée de framboise (congelées ici car ce n'est pas de saison de toute évidence, les bio de Picard)

- une petite poignée de fruits rouges (congelées aussi ici, les bio de Picard)

- Une dizaine d'amandes complètes 

- Une dizaine de pistaches ou autre noix de votre choix

- une petite poignée de noix de coco râpée

- une gousse de vanille pour la déco ^^


Must Watch Video! Heal Yourself.

I have always believed in this idea, and even practice it currently on one of my friends (now going to tell who, because it would ruin the process). Few days ago my friend Ethann Fox shared this video with me and I enjoyed watching it very much. Now, I share it with you, my friends, What is your opinion about this?