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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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Kale and Mango Salad

Silva Mirovics, one of our cherished coaching graduates from the Natural Wellness Academy recently posted this photo on her Facebook page.  It looked so appealing and easy to make that I immediately asked if we could share this on our blog.  Silva is the founder of  Earth’s Door.  She lives in beautiful Melbourne, Australia and […]

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Creating a Year of Positive Habits

Why Most New Year’s Resolutions Fizzle If you are making resolutions for 2015, consider that most of them won’t last beyond three weeks. According to Forbes, less than 10 percent of New Year’s resolutions declared are actually accomplished This might lead you to believe that setting positive goals for the new year is a futile […]

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Vegan Scallops with Hempseed Garlic Butter

                         Also Raw and Free of Gluten/Soy/Grains I got this idea from watching an episode of Top Chef Duels where they had to make a vegan entree.  Oyster mushrooms sliced into scallop-sized discs and sauteed in oil create a taste and texture astonishingly like the shellfish. If you are aiming to be as plant-based as […]

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The 5 C’s of Raw Fusion Living

 A Practical Lifestyle Solution (featuring Asian Stir Fry Recipe) In 2008 I virtually went raw from one day to the next after suffering from a auto-immune disorder.  I knew next-to-nothing about the lifestyle but dove right in.  Since I couldn’t do much else then, due to the debilitating effects of the disease process, there was […]

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Grain-free Chocolate Cappuccino Cookies

 Vegan, Gluten-Free, Raw Fusion A few months ago I decided to try Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s Black Bean Brownie recipe (as seen on the Dr. Oz show) as a healthy dessert alternative for my husband.  He liked the taste of them but not the texture, as he’s more of a crisp cookie enthusiast. Yesterday I decided […]

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Dehydrator Cooking – Asian (No) Stir Fry

Adding Variety to the Raw Foods Lifestyle What adds longevity to my Raw Fusion journey over the past 6 years is playing around with different textures and temperatures, which keeps things fresh and never boring. A box/tray type dehydrator (for instance a 5 or 9 tray Excalibur) makes a great alternative oven, when you remove […]

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