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Simple Raw Breakfast Idea

Raw or Raw Fusion – Vegan, Gluten-Free + Morning Routine Idea We just started another 21 Day Raw Foods Challenge with a group of 120 people on Facebook.  We host these periodically and it’s free to join, just request at this link. I have to admit that my biggest challenge to staying high raw is […]

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How I Keep My Kids Eating Healthy During the Holidays

by Jamie Hernandez, M.A. – Co-Educator, Natural Wellness Academy If your family is like mine, the holidays can sometimes mean falling into unhealthy eating habits and sugar overload!  While some traditions include sugary treats and can be fun and memorable, you also don’t want kids who are bounding off the walls when school is out […]

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Pass the Paté , Pretty Please

Nut spreads and patés are foundational to sustaining a high raw and/or vegan lifestyle.  Prounouced “pah-tay”, they are loaded with protein, good fats and have the unctuousness of something very rich and satisfying.  They are also very filling — if you are trying to eat more raw and living foods, but find yourself getting hungry […]

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The Zen of Savoring a Young Coconut

Dr. L J’s article also appears in Huffington Post’s GPS for the Soul Mindfulness is about being fully invested in the moment, which is particularly gratifying when you are doing something you cherish. Eating a young coconut has become such a relaxing (and delicious!) ritual for me that lately I’ve been turning all my visitors […]

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The One Mindfulness Exercise You Should Do Every Day (and it’s easy!)

Recipe for Spirit I get it. Mindfulness is something to aspire to, but it’s damn hard to come by. Especially with that non-stop narration “in your head” that pulls you in five million directions. That yappy inner voice is not going to remind you to be mindful; in fact, it’s probably going to pick on […]

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Moving from “Middle Road” to Mindfulness

Recipe for Mind and Spirit Seeking the “Middle Road” is an effective strategy I use with therapy clients and on my own journey to wholeness. Rather than allowing your mind and emotions to take you on the habitual roller coaster ride of excitement and expectation, leading to the inevitable crash and burn — one strives […]

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Mushroom-Enhanced Coffee – Bulletproof-Style

Dr. L J’s Caramel Latte Superfood-Style Have you heard of “bulletproof coffee”?  Something that has been around for the past few years has become the “rage” among health-conscious individuals who love their coffee but not the high-acid, mold, heavy metals and toxins that are found in most commercial brands.  This “upgraded” version of coffee is […]

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The science behind detoxes and why you should detox: six benefits of detoxing

Why should you detox? Your body functions best when it periodically cleanses (detoxes) itself of accumulated toxins and free radicals that lead to inflammation, body aches, impairment and disease, and contribute to the aging process. However, for some people, detox is synonymous with deprivation, hunger, and weird recipes that seem worse than the toxins themselves–but […]

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Organic, natural food coloring and dyes

Last week, chocolate giant Nestle announced its plans to scrap artificial food coloring in response to concerns that dyes affect children’s behavior. However, raw foods proponents have known for years that you don’t need to brew Orange Yellow S C.I. 15985 in a lab to add beautiful colors to your sweets. Read to find easy-to-find and easy-to-make all-natural organic alternatives to iffy artificial food colorings.

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5 tips to stick to your detox

1. Select a sensible program.

A sensible program doesn’t require starvation, suspicious foods, or rare kitchen equipment. The more difficult the regimen, the more concerted effort it will take for you to maintain the program–and the less likely you will complete it. The S Cleanse is an example of a detox that anybody can complete, because it allows users to enjoy delicious homemade meals and snacks.

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