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All You Wanted To Know About The Raw Food Diet

Raw food diets can be great way to not only lose weight but also led a much healthier, natural lifestyle in general. Most raw food diets are plant based with at least 75% of the diet composed of raw food.

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Definition Of Raw Food Nutrition

Any good-quality natural food is authorized in this diet, which consists in following the senses of taste and smell with strictly natural raw unmixed foods - by eating whatever food tastes GOOD in its raw form - and educating this instinct so that it comes to be a perfect guide to food-balance and body-health. A raw food diet is not in itself a therapy in the medical sense of the word, since no specific food is prescribed or recommended more than another in this diet. However, by following the body's indications, it happens that many diseases may sometimes be improved. Because it helps cure some illnesses due to inadequate nutrition, this diet is sometimes referred to as RAW FOOD THERAPY and is used by some medical doctors in different countries as a therapeutic response to certain situations. I prefer to speak of RAW FOOD NUTRITION than about therapy, because it is above all, a natural life style, rather than a clinical method.

Spartan Diet Principle on Raw Food

Try to eat a large part of your diet as RAW food. Tribal people pretty much all made use of fire to cook certain foods. So will we. It kept hunter gather fishermen in good health for thousands of years so you don't have to be afraid of cooking or go totally fanatical and try to eat 100 raw food. Tribal people used a lot of raw food including some amount of raw animal food (both the protein and fat) which was considered a sacred part of their diet. Why should we any raw food

Wild Fruit

Wild food is Sunfood - food grown in abundance under the Sun, not under artificial conditions of any type. It is food as the Earth has given it to us in its original state. Wild fruit is high in minerals, and often lower in sugar than commercial fruit. It is less stimulating and thus is closer to the center point of The Sunfood Triangle. Wild fruits are the sustenance of the immortals. Fruit has tremendous spiritual power. The more natural (nonhybridized) the fruit is, the greater its spiritual value. One of my favorite wild foods is malva (mallow). Malva seems to love growing on the outskirts of civilization - in canyons, back alleys, and back yards. Malva is one of those phenomenal greens which tastes incredible eaten alone. In the winter I typically start off the morning with fruit, then eat malva only for lunch, and have a salad with some raw plant fats for dinner. Every locale you find yourself in possesses wild foods with which to eat and live. Get out and explore your local...

What Is The Sunfood Diet

The Sunfood Diet Success System is really The Raw-Food Diet Success System. I use the term Sunfood because it implies raw plant food grown under the vivifying influence of directly Sunlight in a wild, natural state. Sunfood has a refreshing, majestic quality to it. Raw food is ambiguous - raw food could mean anything raw. The Sunfood Diet is a diet of abundance. The Sunfood Diet Success System demystifies The Raw-Food Diet, and presents a program which allows anyone to achieve the goal of succeeding with a raw plant-food diet. Of all the raw plant foods on Earth, The sunfood Diet requires that 80 + of your food choices contain a balance of green-leafed vegetables, sweet fruits, and fatty plant foods. The other 20 can contain any of the fourteen kinds of raw plant foods mentioned above, or other foods that you feel are appropriate for you at this stage. This diet is not about denial, it is about success and achievement. The idea behind The Sunfood Diet is to eat at least 80 raw plant...

Lesson The Secret Revealed

Now that we know we should be eating a diet rich in raw plant foods What do we do How do we do it How do we make the transition How do we stay balanced These questions and others will be answered in this and following lessons. Since my partners and I founded Nature's First Law in April 1995, I have become one of the world's foremost promoters of The Raw-Food Diet. I have spoken to thousands of interested people on the telephone, at seminars, via e-mail, on radio, on television, and during one-on-one consultations. I have coached people over many years of eating raw plant foods. My company distributes nearly every book ever written on raw-food vegetarian diets. Doing this type of work has brought me into contact with many people in North America, Europe, and other parts of the globe, who have been successful with The Raw-Food Diet in the long-term. I do not know of another person who has communicated with as many successful 100 raw-foodists as I have. I know where people have gone...

Lesson Avocados Persea Americana

There is no doubt about it, avocados are the best transition food from a cooked-food diet to a raw-food diet. Fatty foods in general (nuts, seeds, coconuts, avocados, olives, durians, etc.) transition you from cooked foods to raw foods - they are the bridge. Most raw foodists I have met have eaten 2-5 avocados nearly every day since they started on a program of natural nutrition. Most seem to never get tired of them I know raw-foodists who have been eating 2-5 avocados nearly every day for 5, 10, even 20 years. Fatty raw plant foods are like that, you only need one or two and they seem to be totally satisfying. A good healthy body loves them. They are soft on the body, especially when eaten with green leaves. Almost every raw foodist I have ever met is an avid fan of the avocado. But, some wonder whether or not they are addicted to the fruit. What they are feeling is not an addiction per se, but a

Transition Guidelines

Continue to eat a large percentage of raw plant foods throughout your transition. Once you have let go of animal foods and have adopted a vegan diet, then you may find the transition to all raw foods easier. 7. The body feels a shake up and discomfort with a sudden change in diet. Counselors who have worked with drug addicts know that it can be dangerous to stop a drug habit too abruptly. The body can be shocked by being deprived of a certain poison, such as cocaine, especially when this drug's constant use ahs forced the body to adapt itself to the poison. A drug can actually become a physiological necessity one must wean away from. This same principle holds true with cooked food. Transition at your own pace, but continue moving forward. To be successful, in anything you must be willing to step outside of your comfort zone. Push the bounds of your potential. All successful people have this in common. You may realize your comfort zone was never really comfortable Stabilize at 70 raw,...

Eating While Traveling

I once spoke to a Mormon missionary on the phone who had befriended a raw-foodist as they were both working to spread their message in a third-world country. On the phone, the missionary told me that the raw-foodist was known for cooking his water, instead of his food The lesson I picked up from this conversation was valuable if you are in a less-developed country with a questionable water supply, boil your water before drinking it to kill any parasites. Water-born parasites are a primary source of illness in less-developed countries. Contact Nature's First Law to pick up the book Tofu Tollbooth by Dar Williams, which is a state-by-state directory of over 1,000 natural-food stores in the United States and or the book Vegetarian Journal's Guide To Natural Foods Restaurants In The U.S. And Canada which contains a listing of over 2,000 vegetarian-friendly restaurants, juice bars, and delicatessens. The Nature's First Law magazine, Just Eat An Apple, regularly updates readers on the...

Eating Healthy In Social Situations

What do you do when you go out to eat Visit family What about business lunches Plan ahead. Bring 1-2 avocados and or 1-2 apples with you. Order a salad, and mix the avocados and or apples in with it. Generally, restaurants do not serve organic food, but we have to do the best we can in each circumstance. I have found that the best approach is to intelligently avoid the situation altogether. Do something different. Business people are tired of doing the standard business lunch Take them to a juice bar or, where possible, a raw food restaurant (see the Raw-Food Restaurants section at the back of this book) Take them to a park. Without food in the way, you can conduct business quickly and efficiently - this will save you the expense and time in your day. My experience as a raw-foodist has taught me a wonderful lesson The way people react to you and your diet has nothing to do with the diet itself, with other people, or with anything else the way people react has everything to do with...

Feeding Healthy Children

The most beautiful children I have met or seen have been children raised on raw plant foods. They are alert, content, happy, and eager to explore life. The world's most famous childcare specialist Dr. Benjamin Spock recommended, in the seventh edition of his famous book Baby And Child Care, breast-feeding until solid foods were introduced. He specifically recommended a vegetarian diet at that point and, beyond age two, a vegan diet with an emphasis on raw plant foods. Dr. Spock's own vegetarian diet had given him a new lease on life. He wanted the seventh edition of his book to be in the forefront of linking animal foods and disease. For more information on breastfeeding, natural childbirth, mother-child bonding, and raw-food parenting, please read Hygeia Halfmoon's beautiful book Primal Mothering In A Modern World. Also, The Continuum Concept is another classic book on natural child care.

How To Eat Raw In The City

And nuts protects the body from pollution. If we are totally purified on a raw-food diet containing little or no fats, pollution can filter into us (things move from areas of greater concentration to areas of lesser concentration). By eating nuts we provide a dense fat substance which moves into the lymph and thickens our tissues - this protects us. Nut fats also provide us with more antioxidants to protect against free radicals formed from city toxins.

The Basic Sunfood Diet

At this level, the focus is to include significantly more raw plant foods and their juices into the diet. At this level, one should make the commitment to seek out organic foods. This diet is about abundance, not denial. Therefore, on Day 7 Friday and Day 6 Saturday one may still eat their favorite meals in the evening .but with salad Over time, as one eats more raw foods containing the 3 food classes, and less cooked foods, the taste buds will change and a dietary shift will happen automatically.

PMS Pre Menstrual Syndrome

PMS is essentially a detoxification episode which always has physical, mental, and emotional components. PMS is the result of a toxic, cooked, animal-food diet (especially now with all the hormones fed to farm animals). The cleaner your body is by eating raw plant foods, the less PMS you will experience. After several months to a year of eating raw plant foods, PMS symptoms will disappear. When the body is totally purified, menstrual flow will be minimal. This is not a cause for alarm as it is the natural way of all mammals. When eating a diet of raw foods, avoiding nuts and seeds will greatly diminish menstrual losses.

Dr Edward Howell Enzyme Nutrition

Every living organism is vibrating at a certain metabolic level. If the internal energy of the organism drops below a certain level, then the immune system is compromised. Illness is an energy crisis in the body - the body no longer has enough energy to hold together its integrity. Purifying the body through a balanced raw-food diet raises the energy vibration, thus increasing the immune system.

Eating for The Elderly

Therefore, it is best to ease a more mature digestive system on to raw plant foods in a manner which allows strengthening and progress without shocking the system. I have found this principle of comfortable transition particular applicable to those over the age of 40 on macrobiotic diets who are switching over to raw foods.

Fight Disease Wash Your Hands

Amid the technological marvels of the twenty-first century, health care specialists agree that the single most effective way to prevent the transmission of disease is by washing your hands. Unwashed hands are thought to be responsible for one-quarter of food-borne illnesses, including E. coli and salmonella, and are a major means of transmission for SARS, meningitis, hepatitis, and the common cold. Studies have shown that infection rates in schools and day-care centers plummet after the launch of hand-washing campaigns. The most important times to wash your hands are after using the toilet or handling a diaper, handling raw food such as chicken, sneezing or coughing into your hand, or being out in public. While anitbacterial soaps are considered no more effective than regular soaps, alcohol gels in hand sanitizers have received high praise for their ability to eliminate germs.

Increasing Digestive Strength

The digestive organs act as one big muscle. If you have weak digestion, you can strengthen your digestive capacity by slowly increasing the raw green-leafy foods in your diet over time. To help breakdown the leaves and to ease digestion, soak green-leaves in olive oil for 2-3 hours before eating them. Chew your food well. One will automatically increase their digestive strength by introducing more and more raw foods at an appropriate pace, allow the body to adjust. After about 6 months on raw foods, once the eating disciplines are in place, it is a great idea to do a raw herbal cleanse such as EJUVA (please contact Nature's First Law at 888-RAW-FOOD for more information on how to acquire and conduct this cleanse). A cleanse will help strip out impacted mucus in the digestive tract, thus increasing digestive strength. Chinese oriental medicine claims that some people do not have enough fire in their constitution to thrive on raw foods. Anyone, however, can increase their fire to help...

Transitional Strategy

Eat as high a percentage of raw-plant foods in your diet ass possible. Feel free to eat large quantities of raw plant foods if you feel so inclined. Discover sources for raw organic foods either locally or through mail order (reference the Resources section at the end of this book). Items which may be unfamiliar, such as flax seed oil or spirulina, may be found at the natural-food store or through mail order.

Minor Minerals Function as Components of Proteins and Other Molecules

Fruits, vegetables, coffee, and tea can also decrease non-heme iron absorption. Many nutritionists recommend that those people taking an iron-containing supplement should do so with a meal that has the least raw plant foods. For many people that meal is breakfast, which may also include citrus juice whose vitamin C may increase the absorption of nonheme iron.

Cooked Food And The Environment

The cooking of food is by far the biggest waste of resources on planet Earth. Viktoras Kulvinskas, in his classic book Survival Into The 21st Century, reports that cooking destroys 85 of the value of food. When I first realized this, I was staggered. But I did not understand the full implication of this fact. You see, if 85 of the food value is destroyed in cooking, then also destroyed are 85 of the time, labor, resources, and energy which went into creating the foods. So this idea of eating raw plant food impacts all agriculture, all business, all the economies of the world, all politics.

Nutritional Transition

Many Pacific Islanders have moved to a more Western diet consisting of fast foods and processed foods, and as a result the incidence of both obesity and diabetes have soared. Pacific Islanders now rely on imported foods that are highly processed, such as white flour, white sugar, canned meat and fish, margarine, mayonnaise, carbonated beverages, candies, cookies, and breakfast cereals. Many locals sell their fruits and vegetables and then in turn purchase imported foods. On many islands, 80 to 90 percent of the foods are now imported. Imported rice is becoming the staple food in some areas, instead of locally grown provisions, and the ability to purchase imported foods is now a status symbol. Agricultural production also plays a role in the dietary transition. Local fruits and vegetables are increasingly less available due to population growth, urbanization, exporting of produce, and selling produce to hotels for the tourism industry. Traditional methods of hunting and gathering wild...

Habit Eat whole foods instead of supplements whenever possible

Most of an athlete's food intake should come from high quality whole food sources that conform to the other 9 habits listed here. While there are certain times where liquid nutrition or bars are useful (during and immediately after exercise, as well as when traveling), an athlete's daily dietary intake should be composed of whole, largely unprocessed foods. And when it comes to vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals, no pills can even come close to what good old fruits and veggies contain. So skip the multi-vitamin and, instead, eat an extra few servings of fruits and veggies each day.

Reducing Your salt intake

Commercially prepared foods are the biggest contributor to sodium in the diet, so eating more unprocessed foods is the simplest way to lower your salt intake. (Fast-food eaters commonly consume more than 5,000 mg of sodium per day.) If you are overweight, try to lose a little weight to lower your blood pressure. Eating less of the following foods will also lower your sodium intake and may contribute to a greater reduction in blood pressure

Have You Ever Wondered

. . . how much alcohol burns off or evaporates in cooking That depends on the cooking time, temperature, and the amount of distilled spirits, wine, or beer used. Added to uncooked foods, the alcohol content doesn't change. However, added to boiling liquid at the end of cooking, about 85 percent of the alcohol may be retained, compared to only about 5 percent if the dish was braised for 2V2 hours. A flamed (flamb ) dish may retain about 75 percent of its alcohol content. . . . how cooking wine compares to regular table wine Cooking wine is usually high in sodium. From a flavor standpoint, regular wine may be better.

Rethink your ratio of plant foods to animal foods

Look at the proportion of plant foods to other foods on your plate. Aim for two-thirds (or more) plant-based foods - vegetables, fruits, whole grains and beans - and one-third (or less) animal protein. This doesn't mean you have to become a vegetarian or give up the foods you love. Instead, gradually make simple changes. Experiment with meaty plant-based foods. Beans and tofu are filling and a good nutri tional substitute for meat. Mushrooms and eggplant have a meaty texture. Try stuffed eggplant, a bean and pasta soup, some cubes of firm tofu mixed into a salad or a grilled portabello mushroom sandwich. Sneak in extra servings of plant-based foods throughout the day. At breakfast, have a glass of 100 percent fruit juice and whole wheat bread. For snacks, munch on raw carrots, dried apricots or fresh berries. End your meal with a tasty baked (or microwaved) apple sprinkled with cinnamon and brown sugar.

The New Four Food Groups

Any of us grew up with the USDA's old Basic Four food groups, first introduced in 1956. The passage of time has seen an increase in our knowledge about the importance of fiber, the health risks of cholesterol and fats, and the disease-preventive power of many nutrients found exclusively in plant-based foods. We also have discovered that the plant kingdom provides excellent sources of the nutrients once only associated with meat and dairy products namely, protein and calcium.

Have You Ever Wondered J

if you can get kidney stones by drinking milk That's a common myth. Research doesn't support this mis-perception. In fact, drinking milk may reduce the risk. A high-calcium diet may decrease the absorption of oxalate, a substance in some plant-based foods that can form calcium oxalate kidney stones. . . . if phytoestrogens in soybeans protect your bones Maybe, since they act much like mild estrogens in the body. After menopause, as natural estrogen declines, phytoestrogens in soy products may help prevent bone some loss. See What's 'Soy' Good in chapter 11.

Do Endurance Athletes Need a Protein Supplement

Before traveling to the local nutritional supplement supplier for a protein supplement, first estimate current protein intake. Since many people, especially males, already eat 100 to 130 grams of protein daily (about two times the RDA) only small if any dietary adjustments may be needed. Furthermore, endurance athletes tend to eat more energy than more sedentary people, so more protein is probably, but not definitely, included. This is because many endurance athletes, especially runners, may eat more plant-based foods including pastas, breads, rice, etc. Thus, even though they may be eating more energy, more of it is coming from carbohydrate-rich sources. Endurance athletes should assess their diet prior to spending their money.

Phytonutrientsa Crop for Good Health

Besides nutrients, plant-based foods (legumes, vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, seeds, and teas as well as herbs and spices) have another crop of naturally occurring compounds with potential health benefits. Collectively they're called phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, meaning plant chemicals. Phyto means plant. Think fight for phytos, since they appear to promote health by sparking body processes that fight, or reduce the risk for the development of some diseases.

Phytochemical supplements

Each individual vegetable and fruit has its own profile of phytochemicals. Thus, the substances in broccoli are different from those found in cherries or leeks or zucchini. Each time you eat a tossed salad with a large variety of vegetables - such as spinach leaves, cucumbers, grated carrots, cauliflower, chopped onions, red cabbage and tomato wedges - you are eating an arsenal of cancer protection. So, fill your plate with healthful plant-based foods.

The nutritional importance of plants

In the developed world all public health authorities are urging consumers to consume more plant-based foods as part of a healthy diet. There is a significant body of evidence to suggest that the traditional Mediterranean diet, rich in plant foods, reduces the risk of many age-related diseases. Epidemiological studies show a strong and consistent inverse relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and the risk of cardiovascular diseases and some cancers.2 An explosion of interest in trying to define what are the factors in fruit and vegetables which might be responsible for these observations has not yet led to a clear set of explanations although many theories abound.

Dietary Diversification and Modification

Efficiency of heme iron absorption is approximately two to three times greater than that of non-heme iron 63 . Many plant-based foods such as legumes and cereals contain high levels of phytates, which can inhibit dietary non-heme iron absorption. Certain food processing techniques such as fermentation and germination can reduce the phytate concentration in foods, and thereby improve the bioavailability of non-heme dietary iron. A variety of foods enhance or decrease the bioavailability of dietary non-heme iron for example, vitamin C-rich foods or drinks and meat increase the bioavailability of non-heme iron, whereas phytate-rich foods and tannin-containing foods or drinks decrease bioavailability of non-heme iron (Table 22.5). Education about foods that enhance and inhibit iron absorption could potentially improve the bioavailability of dietary iron.

Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid

Vitamin C is needed to form and maintain collagen, a fibrous protein that gives strength to connective tissues in skin, cartilage, bones, teeth, and joints. Collagen is also needed for the healing of wounds. When added to meals, vitamin C increases intestinal absorption of iron from plant-based foods. High concentration of vitamin C in white blood cells enables the immune system to function properly by providing protection against oxidative damage from free radicals generated during their action against bacterial, viral, or fungal infections. Vitamin C also recycles oxidized vitamin E for reuse in cells, and it helps folic acid convert to its active form, (THF). Vitamin C helps synthesize carnitine, adrenaline, epinephrine, the neurotransmitter serotonin, the thyroid hormone thyroxine, bile acids, and steroid hormones.

Raw Evolutionary Diets Dont Work In Practice

Eating raw animal flesh is better than cooked animal flesh for a time and people will feel better until the body begins to accumulate the unmitigated death energy (karma) of the animals, and then the trouble starts. I cringe when I receive e-mails from young people who are new to raw foods and have been convinced to eat raw animal flesh for strength and health. They have no idea of what they are getting into. I have seen people on raw animal-food diets over the long term and have seen lives destroyed by the negative energy of such foods. I have personally seen that eating raw-animal, especially as more than 5 of the diet, leads to major problems including extreme anger, body odor, immobility, infertility, repeated illnesses, and rampant parasite infections. A few people opt for raw-animal food because of food addiction and an unwillingness to detoxify. They want The Raw-Food Diet without detoxification, but do not understand that something for nothing disobeys the karmic law. They...

Lesson Sapoty Brooks CaPNaK Chart

Sapoty Brook Capnak Chart

One of the most interesting books I have read since becoming a raw-foodist is Sapoty Brook's Eco-Eating (a book Nature's First Law now imports from Australia and distributes in North America.) Sapoty Brook is a long-time raw-foodist who developed a remarkable chart based on the concept of balancing the dominant minerals in foods Calcium (Ca), Phosphorus (P), Sodium (Na), and Potassium (K), for optimal performance. The chart exposes some of the raw-food myths. In general, most fruits are slightly acid-forming, not alkaline-forming. Almonds, we see, are phosphorus-dominant foods, and are not an excellent source of calcium. Carrot juice, long-recommended for its alkalinity, is also found to be phosphorus dominant and thus acid-forming to a certain degree. The importance of organic sodium, in particular is evidenced by the chart. I have worked with many people who have spent years eating a low-sodium raw-food diet they have found that their digestion improved and endurance increase when...

Eating to Overcome Candida

Emotionally Durable Design

A food that provides particularly excellent benefits is raw coconut butter (oil). Coconut oil is easily digested and is excellent for people who have trouble digesting fats. Coconut oil consists of 48 lauric acid, a substance that exhibits anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal properties. All of these characteristics help to combat a candida overgrowth. (Cold-pressed Fijian coconut oil is now available from Nature's First Law, call 888-RAW-FOOD.) One can find great benefit eating no sweet fruit for several weeks or months and simultaneously dosing up on probiotics (good intestinal flora) and soil-based organisms (the intestinal microbes should always reflect the soil microbes). The best combination of probiotics and soil organisms in a matrix of raw-alkaline nutritionally-packed superfoods can be found in a product designed to my specifications by HealthForce founder, Jameth Dina, N.D., called Nature's First Food (please see Resources section at the end of this book or call...

Eating to Overcome Hypoglycemia And Diabetes

Sunfood Triangle

It takes years to heal a diabetic condition, but it can be healed by staying the path. When I was on The Dating Game, I met one of the show producers backstage. We started talking about raw foods. She told me her roommate had diabetes and was just beginning to get interested in raw-food nutrition. I called her roommate and we became fast friends. After about 8 months of detoxification My young friend Sergei Boutenko was diagnosed with juvenile onset diabetes at age 9. this was after he collapsed into a near coma from bingeing on Halloween candy. The doctors said he would have to go on insulin for the rest of his life. His mother, Victoria, became determined and set out to find a better way. She asked every body Finally, in line one day (two weeks after Sergei's collapse) at the local natural food store, she randomly asked the woman in front of her if she knew anything about helping a child with juvenile onset diabetes. The woman told Victoria she had to get the child on The Raw-Food...

Morris Krok Fruit The Food And Medicine For

After you persist through the transition and detox - through the feeling of coldness - you will discover that your resistance to both cold and hot weather will increase by eating raw plant foods. Eating hot food can actually decrease your resistance to cold weather in the same way that a hot shower decreases your resistance to the cold. Just as the cold shower increases your resistance to cold weather, cold raw food also increases your resistance to cold weather.

Bioactive Dietary Components

Cancer-preventive properties of the macronutrient (carbohydrate, protein, fat, and fiber) and micronutrient (vitamin and mineral) components of diets have been the object of study for a number of years, and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) has sponsored a number of human intervention trials with individual vitamins and minerals.10 More recently, however, research efforts have extended to the non-nutritive phytochemicals. The NCI has determined that more than 35 plant-based foods and 1000 individual phytochemicals possess cancer-preventive activity in cell culture and animal models.7 Well-studied food sources and representative phytochemicals include garlic (diallyl sulfide), soybeans (genistein), turmeric (curcumin), tomatoes (lycopene), grapes (resveratrol), green tea (epigallocatechin-3-gallate EGCG ), and cruciferous vegetables (such as broccoli, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts indole-3-carbinol, sulforaphane).7 However, the repertoire of chemopreventive phytochemicals is vast,...

Superior Food Combining

Initially, stay with one type of sweet fruit at a time. One may eat multiple types of sweet fruit together as the digestive strength increases over weeks, months, and years of eating raw plant foods. 8. Foods dehydrated below 104 degrees Fahrenheit are great for transition and for an occasional treat because the enzymes are intact and they provide a bridge away from cooked food. Typical dehydrated foods should be eaten with green-leafy vegetables. Crispy dehydrated foods should be eaten with plant fats. When transitioning onto raw foods, I found benefit in squeezing lemon or lime juice on cooked foods and dehydrated foods. This adds flavor, enzymes, and alkalinity without contributing to fermentation of the food in digestion. 11. Initially, stay with one type of fat per meal. Eventually, one may eat multiple types of raw fats together (e.g. avocados with nuts in a salad) as the digestive strength increases over weeks, months, and years of eating raw plant foods. 17. After some time of...

The Physiology Of Detoxification

Within a few hours of eating food, the quality of the blood is changed. Dr. Michael Klaper, in his video, A Diet For All Reasons, shows an example of thick, heavy blood drawn from a person on the standard cooked meat and pasteurized milk diet. Surgeons know that the blood is almost immediately thickened by eating heavy foods, making it dangerous to operate, that is one of the main reasons why they will only operate after the patient has fasted on water for at least 8 hours. Eating raw plant food thins the blood, as does fasting.

Vera Richter The Cook Less Book

If I had to pick one fruit to live on for the rest of my life, it would be the olive. Once you delve into the olive, you will become privy to the great Mediterranean secret of health, happiness, and longevity. The olive is a magical fruit. But the olive remains a mystery to almost everyone I know, include other raw-foodists Few people know how to eat an olive naturally

Eating For Weight Gain

The inability to gain weight when eating raw plant foods may be caused by cooked-food transgressions. Eating cooked starch (bread, cookies, pasta, rice, etc.) actually promotes weight loss when one is significantly purified and has been eating 95 raw food for more than 6 months. When the body is at that level of purification, digesting cooked starch drains living water and vital energy, leaving one sallow. The inability to gain weight when eating raw plant foods may also be due to an encrusted intestinal tract, which hinders food absorption and causes emaciation. Encrusted mucus on the intestinal wall will eventually be dislodged over time if one eats exclusively raw foods and green salads daily. However, the process may be accelerated by a series of 6-10 colon irrigations (colonics), and an herbal cleanse program (available from Nature's First Law. See Organizations and Resources sections at the end of this book). The inability to gain weight when eating raw plant foods may also be...

Enzymes are a Key to Super Health

Raw food is still full of enzymes which are metabolic catalysts. They are responsible for all metabolic actions in the body, from digesting food to building new muscle tissue. Nothing can happen without them. Because cooked food is less nutritious more of it needs to be eaten so the body can get all the nutrients it needs. That's why raw foods such as fruit will satisfy your appetite faster than cooked food. You will already be eating a lot of raw food because of the fruit you'll be eating. This will be providing your body with quantities of all the vital benefits of raw food nutrients. This section is basically to tell you the Spartan Principle that raw food is better.

The Athletes and Healthy Persons Food Pyramid By Will Brink

It makes the incredible blunder of lumping all fats in the same section (i.e., saturated, trans fats, mono unsaturated, etc.) and puts beans in with the meats and eggs section. Beans might be high in protein (for a plant based food) but how beans ended up in with the meats and eggs section is a mystery to me.

Benefits Of The Sunfood Diet

Every so often in history an idea comes along that revolutionizes everything which follows it. The discovery of The Raw-Food Diet is one of those ideas. The implications of raw nutrition on humankind are immense. A diet of raw plant food puts you in touch with a new vital power. In the source of every vital power lies an endless abundance. A diet of raw plant food presents a whole new paradigm of health, health success, and possibility. Since The Sunfood Diet is the natural way of life, it brings with it beauty, happiness, long-life, and prosperity Different foods fuel different perceptions of the world. Eating raw plant foods automatically tunes you in to a positive, prosperous energy band of life. In Nature, there are potions, mixtures, and solutions with which any one may safely stimulate their minds to tune in to inspirational thoughts. Nature's stimulants cannot be improved upon. Nothing can compare to the aristocratic taste of a ripe cherimoya, nothing can touch the rush from...

Joe Alexander Blatant Raw Foodist Propaganda

The major transition to the raw side begins when one eats 100 raw plant food. Eating 100 raw allows one to master all the lessons necessary to achieve an absolutely extraordinary level of health. Do not look at this process as starting a new diet with all the implied limitations. This is not about denial. 99.99 of all the food on Earth is raw plant food This diet is ultimate freedom. There is such a variety of raw plant foods on this Earth it is astonishing. Have you ever tried a black sapote, cherimoya, durian, eggfruit, elderberry, galia melon, habanero pepper, jackfruit, lemonade berry, loquat, lychee, mamey, mountain apple, pomegranate, prickly pear, sapodilla, suriname cherry, or white sapote Have you ever tried butterleaf lettuce, chicory, dandelion, dinosaur kale, fennel, lamb's quarters, lemon grass, miner's lettuce, nopales, sorrel, watercress, wild mustard, wild onion, or wintercress Obviously I have only just touched on some of the variety of edible plants that are out...

Aromatic Vegetables

Figure 8-4 shows examples of aromatic vegetables. Onions and their cousins garlic, scallions, leeks, shallots, and chives are a special category of flavorings that add strong and distinctive flavors and aromas to both cooked and uncooked foods. These bulbous plants of the lily family arrive in the kitchen whole and fresh rather

Ayurveda Traditional Oriental Medicine Macrobiotics

The insights on body-typing and nutritional balance coming from the ancient dietary systems and my own experiences with internal cleansing, tuning into food instincts, and eating a total raw-food diet have convinced me that the original creators of these systems were raw-food eaters. The original systems were certainly much more pure than they appear today. Throughout its long history up to this day, the presence of raw-food diets has appeared in India. Many yogis currently living in the Himalayas eat only raw plant food, following in the spiritual traditions of their ancestors. During the Zhou Dynasty in China, it was recorded that The tribes in the east were called Yi. They had their hair unbound, and tattooed their bodies. Some of them ate their food without it being cooked by fire. This account continues on by describing the tribes to the north, south, and west who did not eat cereals and who arte their food raw. From these accounts we know that raw-food diets were presenting...

Functional Nutrition Stanol and Sterol Based Ingredients

New cholesterol-lowering spreads contain unique, functional ingredients plant stanol esters or plant sterol esters. Stanols and sterols are naturally present in small amounts in vegetables and plant oils. In fact, the average person consumes about 250 milligrams of plant stanols and sterols daily from many plant-based foods, not enough to lower blood cholesterol.

Special Concerns For Athletes On Vegetarian Diets

Some athletes, especially elite male and female endurance athletes, test positive for mild iron deficiency.1 Using serum ferritin as a criterion (less than 12 g l), between 10 and 80 of female athletes, depending on the study, have been described as having mild iron deficiency (in contrast to 5-11 of non-athletic females).1 Concerns have been raised that an emphasis on plant foods to enhance carbohydrate intake by athletes may increase polyphenol (in certain vegetables), phytate (in bran), dietary fiber, and tannin (tea) intake to levels that reduce the bioavailability of several nutrients, including zinc, iron, and some trace minerals.1,39-43 Furthermore, heme iron from meat is two to three times more absorbable than non-heme iron from plant-based foods and iron-fortified foods, increasing the risk of sports anemia in vegetarian athletes who are already at high risk Although inhibitors of dietary iron absorption are present in plant-based foods, plant foods also contain enhancers of...

Annie Dr David Jubb Colloidal Biology Secrets Of An Alkaline Body

The basis of natural nutrition is 100 wild, raw plant food. Author and raw-food nutritionist Franz Konz of Germany calls it original food. It has been the original food here since the beginning of time. Wild food connects you immediately to the land. Eating wild food growing in your area acclimates you to the environment. I used to suffer from all kinds of allergies hay fever, pollen, feline, etc. I completely conquered all allergies by undertaking The Sunfood Diet and by eating wild indigenous food. People who are allergic to the pollens of local plants can eliminate these allergies by eating local wild leaves. Many people never eat anything grown locally or wildly in their life This is not the lifestyle for which we were designed. Wild food is a revelation. When you eat wild food you will discover how hybridized and domesticated standard food really is. As long as you are eating wild raw plant food, you never have to think about nutrients again. Wild raw plant foods have everything...

Condiments and sauces such as Worcestershire sauce horseradish ketchup and mustard

In addition to the sodium in salt, sodium appears in monosodium glutamate (MSG), baking powder, and baking soda. Other possible sources of dietary sodium include the sodium in some local water systems. Unprocessed foods also contain natural sodium, but in small amounts (with the exception of milk and some milk products).

Lesson Time Management Through Fasting

Roe Gallo, a fruitarian and natural healer, fasts the chronically ill on citrus juice until they are ready to transition onto a raw-food or fruit diet. She describes her experiences in her book Perfect Body. Roe has helped heal people of many types of illnesses, including cancer, by following this simple fasting procedure. Let us not lose sight of the truth food is a means to an end, not an end in itself. The paradox of The Sunfood Diet is that food is not an issue As long as the food is raw plant food, eat what you need for fuel and get on with accomplishing your goals Be so busy accomplishing your goals that you don't spend any time even thinking about food. Use the secrets of diet and fasting to help you advance in life and business. Get more done in less time.

Lesson How To Use The Sunfood Triangle

A diet of raw plant food easily takes off those unwanted pounds. Any cooked foods eaten should be properly combined. This means that cooked starch (complex carbohydrates) should not be combined with cooked protein (meat), and any cooked foods should be eaten with a large green-leafy salad.

Lesson My Personal Diet

Words alone cannot describe the level of health I have been privileged to attain eating a 100 raw plant-food diet. All that comes to mind is that I feel an immense gratitude. I feel incredibly fortunate to have even found or discovered the type of health information I have included in this book. I feel honored to be able to share this information with others. I kept pushing forward, reading and learning. I began to find that I was transforming in a most profound way and other people were noticing it. I found that many would take the time to listen to what I had to say. I found I was attracting certain people who were acting upon the raw-food information. I stopped trying to convince doubting friends and family and started teaching this diet system to people with dreams. I feel incredibly fortunate for having created the opportunity to communicate The Raw Plant-Food Diet message through mass media (radio, television, magazines, newspapers, and the Internet). Over the years, I have had...

Lesson Saturation Point

A commitment to life-long learning is an essential part of health. Positive information is to the mind what Sunfood is to the body. A malnourished body cannot thrive. Neither can a malnourished mind. A body fed by the negative energy of fired foods becomes ill. A mind fed by negative energy and wrong thoughts becomes ill. A diet of raw food is necessary to health, but if the mind is not also given pure food, the body will suffer. A mind fed evil, unkind thoughts of destructive criticism, condemnation, hate, jealousy, fear, and doubt will reproduce such emotions in the physical body, leading to illness. To achieve vibrant health, educate yourself on the subject of gardening, herbs, natural living, raw foods, and related subjects, through reading. This has been a major factor in my own health, as my organization Nature's First Law offers the largest selection of raw-food and natural-health information in the world - the content of which I have fully accessed.

Appendix C Sunfood Recipes

There are so many options for designing beautiful meals with raw plant foods. Bring in two or more raw-food recipe books to enhance your kitchen. My organization Nature's First Law distributes every raw-food recipe book available in the world today. The forthcoming companion recipe book to this work Is entitled The Sunfood Cuisine by the raw gourmet Fred Patenaude. The Sunfood Cuisine will contain a wide variety of recipe ideas and combinations, all of which are based on the recommendations in this book. One of the most famous raw-food recipes is Doctor Ann Wigmore's Energy Soup. Her soup contains avocado, apple, and wheatgrass juice among other items. The three main ingredients are a fat, a sugar, and a chlorophyll food. Doctor Ann would feed this balanced recipe to some of her patients as their sole nutrition for 3 months and they would be healed of disease Doctor Ann's entire Energy Soup recipe may be found in her last book The Blending Book.

The Ancients Longevity And The Secret

Consider how the Bible Code discovery mirrors the 8 most important bioactive fruits of the ancient Essenes grape (vine), dates, olives, figs, pomegranates, apricots, carob, and small yellow apples. The Essenes are a religious group originally based in the Dead Sea region of Israel. They are historically known for the raw-vegetarian dietary philosophy, well-developed wisdom, and remarkable longevity. The Essenes are still around today - at the moment, the worldwide Essene Church is headed by raw-foodist Reverend David Owen (see Organizations at the end of this book).

Eating For Weight Loss

The best strategy is to eat the raw fruits and vegetables that you like the best. As you progress, you will gradually decrease the amount of cooked food that you are eating, and you will develop a taste for different raw, healthy fruits and vegetables. R.C. Dini, co-author of the book Nature's First Law The Raw-Food Diet, whom I have mentioned throughout these pages, lost 156 pounds (70 kg) eating raw plant foods In 3 years he dropped from 300 lbs. to 144 lbs (135 kg to 65 kg). That is a dramatic life transformation As he learned weight loss is easy when it is done intelligently and naturally with raw plant foods.

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Exercise is the key to metabolizing food. Food is best metabolized when the desire is created for it through exercise. Exercise creates a draw for nutrients within the blood and lymph systems. To thrive on a raw-food diet, exercise is essential. 25. Consider donating all the cooked foods, pots, and pans in your home to charity. When you decide to make the jump, go to the local organic food stores, farmer's markets, or farms and purchase a massive amount of raw plant food - get a good variety - and let the fun begin. 27. What is the method by which your body returns to its natural state It is the pain pleasure principle. As your body becomes more and more in tune with itself, the pain pleasure principle takes over. Raw plant foods eventually become so pleasurable that other choices are not longer possible. 28. Meet other people excited about eating a raw plant-food diet. Hold regular raw-food potlucks. Place a raw-food potluck notice on the bulletin board of your local natural...

Action Steps

Many raw-foodists ask me why people do not go 100 raw. 100 raw does present a. They are not ready, their body and mind has not adjusted. Their favorite cooked foods still taste better than their favorite raw foods. With time, the taste buds will change, the body will acclimate to new, cleaner foods, and progress towards 100 raw will become easier. Everyone should transition at a pace that is outside their comfort zone, but not in their shock zone. b. They don't realize the importance of eating 100 raw plant foods and the magic in it. They require more education on the subject d. They don't know how, they are confused by conflicting opinions on diet. They don't understand the idea of eating 100 raw plant food. j. The inability to face their suppressed emotional issues when they arise. One of the major challenges I have seen in people going 100 raw is facing suppressed emotional trauma. A 100 raw plant-food diet presents your emotional issues to you - it brings them right to your...


Some fatty acids are called essential because the body is not independently capable of manufacturing these substances at sufficient levels. Raw-food expert and co-founder of Excellence Inc., Annie Jubb, mentions in her seminars that population studies have shown that 100 out of 100 Americans are essential-fatty-acid deficient The essential fatty acids are linoleic and linolenic fatty acids, both of which are found abundantly in fatty raw plant foods, especially in avocados, nuts, and seeds. The highly-touted omega 6 and omega 3 fatty-acid groups contain the essential fatty acids. Omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids are found in an excellent ratio in flax seed oil. Raw plant fats insulate the nerve tissue and protect us from pollution and from the harshness of present-day civilization. Many raw-foodists I have met agree that they seem to rarely desire avocados or nuts while living in the woods far away from the urban centers however, once they return to the harshness of cement, cars, and...

Nail Biting

Dini, a life-time chronic nail biter, completely reversed this condition by eating raw plant foods. He noticed a major shift after drinking a glass of parsley juice each day for two weeks. Results were also excellent after eating a bulb of elephant garlic every day with his salads for more than two months.

Diet And Evolution

I am a blood type O and have had no problem eating a 100 raw diet since January 1995, and plant foods only since January 1993. Brian Clement, director of the Hippocrates Health Institute, is a blood type O and has been a vegetarian for over 35 years. Dr. Gabriel Cousens is a blood type O and has been a raw-food vegetarian for over 15 years. There are many other examples I could site. In my own experience counseling people on diet, I have found the suggestions of what foods are agreeable and disagreeable based on one's blood type to be often applicable to cooked foods and rarely applicable to raw foods and raw-food eaters. I have also found that people of blood type A tend to burn sugars (carbohydrates) more slowly and can generally handle more sugars in their diet. People of blood type O tend to burn sugar more rapidly and do better eating less carbohydrates and more fats for energy. Obviously different blood groups, races, and ethnic groups share different affinities for natural...


The yield, strength, and mineral content of raw plant foods - whether they are commercial, organic, or wild - is improved by remineralization. Remineralization is the process of loading the soil with crushed and pulverized rocks which restore the full spectrum of mineral elements. The soil microbes, earthworms, and plant roots are directly nourished by an abundance of soil minerals. The research is in with soil expert and 22+ year 100 raw-foodist Don Weaver. Don Weaver has demonstrated conclusively in the book, The Survival Of Civilization, which he co-authored with John Hamaker, that plants and trees depend far more on the soil and its mineral content than they depend on climate to produce high quality leaves and fruits.


Seed legume sprouts include sprouted sunflower seeds, sprouted wheat, quinoa sprouts, mung bean sprouts, lentil sprouts, pea sprouts, soaked peanuts, sprouted rice, etc. Seed sprouts are not essential in the diet. However, if they are eaten occasionally, they can be beneficial because high-quality seeds contain many trace minerals. Also, seed sprouts are therapeutic in the transition from cooked to raw food as they are very high in enzymes and help reverse an enzyme deficiency situation. If overeaten, seed sprouts will cause digestive distress. Green sprouts include wheatgrass, clover, sunflower greens, barley, radish sprouts, pea shoots, etc. Green sprouts are not as powerful as big green-leafy vegetables such as kale or collards, but they fit into the category of essential chlorophyll foods. Sunflower greens are the best sprouts of all they are the softest and most nourishing for the body. Wheatgrass often comes from weak hybridized seed strains quality counts and one should seed...

For A Hangover

Process all ingredients through a juicer. Drink immediately. Alcohol destroys the B vitamins. Romaine lettuce, broccoli and spinach contain excellent quantities of the B complex, including thiamine (B1), riboflavin (B2), niacin (B3), pantothenic acid (B5), pyridoxine (B6), folic acid (B9). I used to be quite a social drinker before I became a raw-foodist. As I began eating significant quantities of raw foods, I no longer would feel hangovers after a night of drinking with friends.

Dehydrated Food

Dehydrated foods (foods heated below 104 degrees Fahrenheit) are an excellent tool to help succeed with the raw-food approach. Dehydrated foods still have the enzymes intact and my experience has been that they do not dampen the raw-food high. However, I rarely eat dehydrated foods and I imagine they could alter the raw-food high if overeaten regularly. Many raw-food recipe books describe how to make dehydrated foods. I recommend Living In The Raw, The Raw Gourmet, and RAW The Uncook Book.

Escherichia coli

America and the type most readily identified in stool specimens.50 In 1982, a multistate outbreak of hemorrhagic colitis that was linked to the consumption of hamburgers at the same fast-food restaurant led to the identification of EHEC.51 The causative organism was E. coli O157 H7, a serotype not previously recognized as a human pathogen. Soon after, Canadian investigators uncovered an association between O157 H7 and other SLT-producing strains of E. coli and HUS.52 EHEC is now recognized as a global health problem in 1996, an outbreak in Japan linked to eating radish sprouts affected over 6000 persons.53 One the most severe EHEC outbreaks in the USA took place in New York State in 1999, with more than 1000 ascertained cases, two HUS-related casualties, and eight children in dialysis because of renal failure. Most of the infected individuals attended a fair whose underground water supply was contaminated by cow manure from a nearby cattle barn. The predominant mode of transmission is...


Anytime, if you feel you are being overwhelmed with information, simplify. Just get back to the basics. All the greatest sports coaches the world has ever seen taught basics. Simple basics practiced over and over make enormous improvements in the long term. Here is the basics of nutrition RAW PLANT FOOD. Raw plant food is truly the most perfect food for human consumption. Raw plant foods are massively abundant. 99.99 of all food on Earth is raw plant food. In the grand scheme of things, cooked food is nonexistent, and animal food for omnivores and carnivores is minimal as the plant-eaters (mostly insects) are by far the dominant creatures on Earth. Eating raw plant food provides you with an unlimited variety of food choices. There are so many raw plant foods on this planet that you could taste something new every single day for the rest of your life and still not even come remotely close to trying 1 of what is here on Earth For instance, there are over 500 varieties of avocados. And...

Fats and Longevity

Eat fatty raw plant foods for longevity. Living a long and vibrant life is a matter of minimizing free radical damage to the body through a diet rich in antioxidants. Whole raw plant foods rich in polyunsaturated fat (walnuts, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, hemp seeds) always contain antioxidants, such as Vitamins E, C, carotene, and selenium. Other raw plant foods, such as citrus fruits, contain the antioxidant bioflavonoid. Deep green leaves contain the antioxidant beta-carotene. No antioxidant supplements are necessary.


By eating raw plant foods, I believe you will become deeply interested in gardening as I have. Gardening cultivates an intimate connection between you, the plants, the Sun, and the Earth. Gardening nourishes us twice once by the exercise involved in creating the garden and again when we eat the food. In my own life, my garden continues to show me new ways to experience the Earth.

Common Cold

Once your body is significantly detoxified by eating a balanced Sunfood Diet you will experience fewer and fewer flus and colds. An old saying goes You don't catch a cold you eat a cold. Cooked foods and animal foods can depress the immune system making one susceptible to illnesses. Raw plant foods strengthen the immune system. Consider the ramifications of this startling fact in terms of saved time, energy, and expense


When you begin eating only raw plant foods, when you start to delve deeply back into the plants and animals in Nature far away from civilization, you will see there are no longer familiar features in the world. Everything is new. Everything has never happened before. The world reveals itself and it is incredible.


Along with evolution collapses the major philosophical basis for humanity's omnivorous and cooked-food diet. Are we supposed to understand the theory of evolution to know how to eat Such a proposition is absurd on its face. Eating naturally is an intuitive knowledge, a natural propensity. Raw plant food stands as the obvious form of food for humans. We arrived on this planet with a design to eat raw plant food and that is still our design now. The fact is proven by the extraordinary results one will achieve following The Sunfood Diet program.

Lesson Teeth

Wadging like the primates is an excellent way to heal the mouth of pyorrhea, gum disease, and cavities. Wadging means to load your mouth with greens and chew and compress the pulpy matter into the teeth and gums like a ball-player who chews tomacco. Continue to chew and compress the pulpy matter in the mouth for 30 to 45 minutes without swallowing. I have done this every day for weeks at a time for lunch by chewing on mouthfuls of wild malva for 20-30 minutes - wadging with wild food heightens the healing potential.

Vitamin Intake

Some aspects of intake of the individual vitamins in athletes have been discussed in the previous paragraphs. Here we will discuss some general influences on daily vitamin intake. Vitamins are present in a wide variety of fresh unprocessed foods such as vegetables, fruits, berries, tubers and grains. A normal well balanced diet composed of a variety of foods is therefore believed to supply all necessary vitamins in sufficient quantities. However, in some situations the intake may be lower than the current RDA. Such a situation may occur when low energetic diets or unbalanced diets are consumed. This first situation occurs frequently in athletes who compete in low weight categories and follow weight reducing diet-training programmes. Alternatively, athletes who have to maintain a low body weight for prolonged periods of time such as female dancers and gymnasts may be prone to low vitamin intakes (Table 1).


Food is taken partially from nature and is partially obtained by agricultural practices. In industrial countries, most of the food is provided through agriculture. Still, however, considerable amounts of food may come from natural sources. For instance, in the United States, an estimated 4.3 million metric tons of wild plants and animals are annually harvested.1 Fish represent 80 of this harvest and the remainder consists of game, mammals and birds, nuts and berries.1 In Europe, fish, wild fruits, and mushrooms augment the diet.

Trade Out

When you eat, always go for the highest-quality, highest mineral-content foods available to you. Unfortunately, most commercial fruit trees are short-lived and are shallow feeders. The fuller and richer the taste of the fruit, the more minerals it contains. The roots of wild fruit trees go down from 10 to 25 feet (3.0 to 7.5 meters) where there has been no soil depletion. The nut trees, that live for decades, send roots 40 to 50 feet (12 to 15 meters) deep to mine the Earth. Planting fruit and nut trees will help remineralize the Earth because they pull minerals from down deep and deposit them on the surface in the form of falling leaves, fruits, and nuts creating a fertile bed for gardening vegetables. (See Chart Tree Mineralization on page 77.)


No two lives are alike, each attempts to unfold a divine pattern, a great and holy destiny, a unique form of abundance. As you live true to your own deeply-known destiny, you will radiate as perfectly and as beautifully as the most divine wild fruit tree. No one can stop you from reaching your highest potential, if you will but follow your own true pattern of life.


Kill neither men, nor beasts, nor yet the food which goes into your mouth. For if you eat living food, the same will quicken you, but if you kill your food, the dead food will kill you also. For life comes only from life, and from death comes always death. For everything which kills your foods, kills your bodies also. And everything which kills your bodies kills your souls also. And your bodies become what your foods are, even as your spirits, likewise, become what your thoughts are. Therefore, eat not anything which fire, or frost, or water has destroyed. For burned, frozen or rotted foods will burn, freeze and rot

Foods for Fiber

Do you like to nibble on popcorn It's a whole-grain snack that helps boost fiber in your diet. Again, dietary fiber comes only from plant sources of food fruits, vegetables, legumes, grains, nuts, and seeds. Plant-based foods actually contain a mixed bag of dietary fibers, having some of both types soluble and insoluble. Good sources of soluble fiber may supply some insoluble fiber, too, and vice versa. For example, fruits and vegetables have both pectin (soluble) and cellulose (insoluble). However, fruit usually has more pectin vegetables, more cellulose. Both oatmeal and beans have some of both soluble and insoluble fiber.

Why Eat Healthy Oils

Key nutrients Not only high in heart-healthier monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats, oils also are low in saturated fats. Coming from plant-based foods, including vegetable and nut oils, they're cholesterol-free. Fatty fish supply another type of polyunsaturated fat omega-3s. Many oils also supply vitamin E.

Colon Hydrotherapy

Trips to the colon hydrotherapist may replace trips to the doctor. That habit of regularly visiting a colon hydrotherapist will extend your life and increase your health. The raw-foodist Dr. Norman Walker had two series of 6 colon cleanses done every year of the second half of his life he lived to be at least 109 (some say older). I've found that one colonic every 4-6 months has been effective for Colon hydrotherapy is a way to keep our colon mechanically operating properly, it is not a crutch to help us eliminate. Good elimination comes from eating a healthy raw-food diet rich in green leaves and fruit. The growth of healthy bacterial flora can be assisted in the colon by eating raw foods, especially unwashed garden plants, wild plants, and or fermented foods. A probiotic (a culture of beneficial bacteria) in powder or liquid form and a supplement of soil-based organisms will work more effectively to restore harmonious digestive conditions and reverse problems with an overgrowth of...


Sunfood Triangle

Perhaps the biggest misconception in the field of nutrition is the confusion between fat and protein. When someone says I need protein, what they really need and want is fat. Most people and nutritionists cannot distinguish between the desire for fat and protein. Many raw-food advocates have recommended nuts for protein, when in reality, the value of nuts is in their fat. People can give up steak much easier than cheese, because steak is mostly protein whereas cheese is mostly fat. As I have demonstrated, protein can be adequately supplied by raw plant foods. Animal protein is not necessary. The consumption of cooked animal protein has been statistically correlated with all the major diseases of civilization. As the cooked animal protein increases in the diet the rate of disease increases in a one-to-one correlation (for more on this see John Robbins' book Diet For A New America and Gary Null's book The Vegetarian Handbook). Most of the diseases of civilization are actually caused by...

Lesson Hybrid Food

Hybrid foods are devoid of the proper mineral balance all wild foods contain. Excessive hybrid fruit consumption leads to mineral deficiencies. It is not only that hybrid fruits and sweet starchy vegetables (carrots, beets, potatoes) themselves are unbalanced in minerals, it is that an overconsumption of hybrid sweet fruit and sweet starchy vegetables causes the body to bring heavy minerals from the bones into the blood to buffer the hybrid sugar, which is not completely recognized and dealt with by the liver and pancreas. The minerals and the sugar are then spilled off into the urine. So, in the long-term, hybrid sweet fruit and sweet starchy vegetables can actually overstimulate you, causing you to lose minerals. I have noticed that hybrid foods are attacked by different forms of fungi than wild food. Hybrid foods are much more susceptible to early decay. For example, I can have extremely hybridized yellow seedless grapefruits outside in my back patio in the Sun alongside seeded...

Ideal Foods

Good, fresh durian must be one of the most incredible edibles on Earth. Once, the editor of Nature's First Law radical raw-food magazine Just Eat An Apple, Fred Patenaude, and I were passing by an Asian market in San Diego, we stopped in and, sure enough, they had fresh, ripe, durian I bought the ripest durian available. In the car, Fred and I split the durian. It was ambrosia. The taste was so light, so subtle, so powerful that it immediately sent us into an altered state. While we ate, I told a story to Fred. Afterward, I looked over and Fred had not heard a word I said. He was in outer space. I could not reach him - he did not want to be reached. That is the power of the durian The durian fruit of southeast Asia contains incredible fat and sugar, putting us right at the midpoint between the two. Added with green-leafy foods, we can live on durian alone, at least for some time. A raw-foodist once told me he believed durian and raw cannabis constituted humanity's most natural foods....


I know some raw-foodists who smoke marijuana regularly. Even if all-raw, the habit of typically overeating sugar and fat and undereating green-leafed vegetables leads to a slightly acid and constricted body chemistry - leaving one tuned out, just a bit. This condition is alleviated by smoking marijuana, hence the desire. The alkaloids in the marijuana smoke neutralize the acid condition, relax the body, and tune one into a higher knowledge. But smoking marijuana actually perpetuates the same biochemistry which created the desire for alkalinity (alkaloids) because smoking marijuana interferes with the ability of the blood to carry sugar. The more you smoke, the more sugar the body desires. Also, the higher you go, the more acid-forming foods the body asks for (avocados, nuts, and seeds) to bring you down. This cycle is broken by eating significantly more green-leafed vegetables and wild herbs which alkalize the body, loosen the tissues, and open the mind. Green leaves soothe the nerves...


Obviously, refined and processed sugars should be released from the diet. But even amongst certain raw foods, there are some sugars that should be avoided. I definitely recommend against the prolonged daily intake of carrot or beet juice. Both carrots and beets are extremely hybridized foods. They may heal one to a certain degree (because they are raw plant foods), but once you reach a certain level of purity, the body begins to react to the sugar. I have seen many people on carrot juice cures begin to become unbalanced as they progressed in their cleansing. If used to sweeten juices, please do not use more than one carrot or one beet per 1 quart (1 liter) of juice. You are better off using apple or pear to sweeten vegetable juice. Cucumber softens the bitterness of vegetables and is an excellent base for vegetable juices.

Cooked Food

Cooked food is addictive (there really is no softer way to describe it). An addiction is a desire for a substance that has no connection with the true desires of the body. Eating cooked food has all the marks of a physiochemical addiction. This is a strong statement, but I think, as you experiment with eating more and more raw plant foods, you will find an interesting truth in it.

Animal Fats

Raw organic dairy products may be used in transition to fulfill the fat category of The Sunfood Triangle for people with weak fat metabolisms. Raw organic dairy products may benefit raw-foodists who have become deficient in alkaline minerals (calcium, magnesium, etc.) from not consuming enough whole green-leafed vegetables and or who are experiencing a lack of excellent intestinal flora. The karma of raw dairy products is neutral, if the milk is free given. However, this is rarely the case today, and most dairy animals are enslaved, lead sad lives, and are finally killed for their flesh. Also, drinking the milk of another animal, especially after the weaning age, seems quite unnatural. Raw dairy is mucus-forming and, if taken, should be consumed moderately.

The Two Selves

After you detoxify your body when you become a raw-foodist when at last you reach the point of maximum weight loss when your body has emptied itself of all toxins that is when your outward appearance will alter. You will literally push out your old persona (your false body) and, as it is purged, you will momentarily take on that appearance. Some have called it the alternating faces of

Lesson Goals

When I first started promoting a raw plant-food diet and lifestyle years ago, I was not the type of person who could bring this information to an enormous audience. But, in the process of my own transformation, goal setting, and goal achievements, I become a different type of person a person brave enough, happy enough, and successful enough to take the information to the next level.

The Toilet

So let us get right to some answers as to why I contend that vitamin mineral supplements are a waste of money and are not necessary to optimal health. Well, first and foremost, a healthy balanced diet consisting of a large variety of natural unprocessed foods (from meats, dairy, eggs, fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts, seeds, legumes, etc.) provides a rich array of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and all the other nutrients we need to thrive in perfect health. The problem is that many


Every Sunfoodist grows through periods of eating large quantities of raw plant foods, especially during the transition and beyond. This is part of overcoming cooked-food cravings and releasing emotions. I recommend that you tune in to the aliesthetic taste change, progressively simplify your diet, face sunken emotions when they come up and enjoy the process of becoming healthier, happier, and more joyful. My personal feeling is that occasionally overeating raw plant foods is okay You still get the results and the spiritual connection. A gorilla might eat 60 pounds (27 kilograms) of fruits and vegetables a day Considering that a gorilla weighs 3 times as much as the average person, we may deduce that eating 1 3 of a gorillas fare would not be overeating. 1 3 of 60 pounds is 20 pounds of fruits and vegetables Nobody can eat 20 pounds (9 kilograms) of raw foods and vegetables every single day. Something to keep in mind a raw-foodist once gave me a great piece of knowledge, he said, Any...


When Sunfoods reach plaque encrusted intestines (impacted with mucus and hardened fecal matter), they will not digest properly and a fermentation will occur. To alleviate this situation, one should have a series of 5 to 8 colonics conducted by a registered colon hydrotherapist and also undertake an herbal cleanse such as EJUVA (please call Nature's First Law at 888-RAW-FOOD for more details on this cleanse).


Eating 100 raw plant foods will definitely halt a continuous degeneration in eyesight. Eating 100 raw foods can gradually restore poor eyesight, but this can take years. My colleague Fred Patenaude gave up nearly a decade of wearing glasses after 10 months of eating 100 raw plant foods. His eyesight, though not perfect, is gradually improving.

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