Water

WATERWater: For Health, for Healing, for Life: You’re Not Sick, You’re Thirsty! The author, Dr. F. Batmanghelidj, not only believes that drinking water is healthy, but claims it has curative powers. According to Batmanghelidj, most people are seriously dehydrated. He says that symptoms like fatigue, anxiety, or depression indicate dehydration, which may result in serious conditions such as asthma, heart disease, brain damage, cancer, constipation, allergies, obesity, and diabetes. In order to compensate for fluid lost through urination, respiration, and perspiration, Batmanghelidj suggests drinking a minimum of two quarts of plain water daily (not alcohol, caffeine beverages or juices). In addition, a diet consisting of a minimum of 80% fruits and vegetables should be followed along with an exercise program. The author presents a wealth of medical data as well as patient anecdotes that testify to water as a cure for various diseases.

My friend recently asked my opinion of an expensive water-alkalizing machine. I think all water is alkalizing because it neutralizes acidic residues left in the body from consuming cooked foods especially animal flesh. I do use a whole house water filter on my well and a water pitcher filter shown below. For reference I also added some inexpensive “water-alkalizers” that I have not used personally.

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Organic

The Environmental Working Group’s EWG’s 2012 Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ says, “Eat your fruits and vegetables! The health benefits of a diet rich in fruits and vegetables outweigh the risks of pesticide exposure. Use EWG’s Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides™ to reduce your exposures as much as possible, but eating conventionally-grown produce is far better than not eating fruits and vegetables at all. The Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides in Produce™ will help you determine which fruits and vegetables have the most pesticide residues and are the most important to buy organic. You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by avoiding the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables and eating the least contaminated produce. This year we have expanded the Dirty Dozen™ with a Plus category to highlight two crops — green beans and leafy greens, meaning, kale and collard greens – that did not meet traditional Dirty Dozen ™criteria but were commonly contaminated with highly toxic organophosphate insecticides. These insecticides are toxic to the nervous system and have been largely removed from agriculture over the past decade. But they are not banned and still show up on some food crops. Commodity crop corn used for animal feed and biofuels is almost all produced with genetically modified (GMO) seeds, as is some sweet corn sold for human consumption. Since GMO sweet corn is not labeled as such in US stores, EWG advises those who have concerns about GMOs to buy organic sweet corn.”
http://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary/

Crazy Sexy (cancer) Diet

Crazy Sexy DietInfused with cancer survivor, Kris Carr’s, signature sass, wit and advice-from-the-trenches style, Crazy Sexy Diet is a beautifully illustrated resource that puts you on the fast track to vibrant health, happiness and a great ass! Along with help from her posse of experts, she lays out the fundamentals of her Crazy Sexy Diet: an anti-inflammatory, vegetarian program that emphasizes balancing the pH of the body with lush whole and raw foods, nourishing organic green drinks, and scrumptious smoothies. Plus, she shares the steps of her own twenty-one-day cleanse, and simple but delectable sample recipes. Carr empowers readers to move from a state of constant bodily damage control to one of renewal and repair, making this a must-have for anyone who seeks to be a confident and sexy wellness warrior.

From the Introduction: Do you have any idea what it’s like to feel blissfully whole and comfortable in your skin? You will. The Crazy Sexy Diet and lifestyle will give you the tools to navigate through life with clarity, balance, and flow. Health is more than just the absence of disease; it is the presence of vitality. Health is freedom from obstruction; it’s living in a harmonious way that creates both inner and outer peace. . . . The Crazy Sexy Diet is loaded with wisdom, tips and advice from personal experience. If I feel great living and eating this way then you can feel fantastic! What I present to you is what works for me and countless other wellness warriors. This information just might save your life, or at the very least reduce the pesky cellulite. It’s an awakening without the disease, knowledge without the price. Changing your mind is the biggest obstacle you face. But once you do, you’ll realize that you are the one you’ve been waiting for. . . .

Kris Carr

Including contributions by:
Dean Ornish, M.D. – author and founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute
Neal Barnard, M.D. – author, founder of Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM), author of Food for Life
Kathy Freston – author of Quantum Wellness and health advocate
Alejandro Junger, M.D. – author of Clean: The Revolutionary Program to Restore the Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself, and director of integrative medicine at Lenox Hill Hospital, NYC
Rory Freedman – coauthor of Skinny Bitch and health advocate
Mark Hyman, M.D. – author of The UltraMind Solution and pioneer in functional medicine
Emily Deschanel – star of the Fox series Bones and health advocate
Sharon Gannon – author of Yoga and Vegetarianism, and cofounder of Jivamukti Yoga
Wayne Pacelle – president & CEO, The Humane Society of the United States
Stacy Malkan – author and cofounder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics
Dr. Lilli Link – specialist in raw foods and integrative nutrition
Frank Lipman – author of Revive: Stop feeling Spent and Start Living Again and founder of the Eleven Eleven Wellness Center

What people are saying about Kris Carr and her Crazy Sexy Revolution:
“Kris Carr titillatingly turns a supermarket into a pharmacy.” —Mehmet Oz, MD
“When Kris speaks you can hear a pin drop. She is a fresh, authentic, and empowering voice.” —Marianne Williamson
“Kris is a ray of light, a true leader of courage and inspiration.” —Donna Karan
“I love Kris Carr, she glows. It’s not just because of what she’s done, which is extraordinary. It’s who she is.” —Dean Ornish, MD
“Thank God Kris is one of those women who has the courage and generosity to share her experience. I love Kris’ book!” —Sheryl Crow
“I am personally inspired by her example in leading the way for people to take control of their bodies and their health.” —T. Colin Campbell, PhD
Crazy Sexy Diet is a must-have if you’re ready to take control of your health. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I have.” —Neal Barnard, MD
“That Kris’ book landed in your lap is no coincidence—it is actually a miracle.” —Rory Freedman, co-author of Skinny Bitch
“A riveting new film.” —Oprah Winfrey on Crazy Sexy Cancer
“If you’re in the market for a great book on how to boost your health naturally this year, this is a must-read.” —Glamour.com

About the Author:
Kris Carr—author, motivational speaker, and wellness warrior—has written two previous books: the best-selling Crazy Sexy Cancer Tips and Crazy Sexy Cancer Survivor. She leads workshops and gives lectures at wellness centers, universities, and corporations across America. Visit her at her award-winning online magazine, crazysexylife.com.

Kris Carr Biography:
Kris Carr is a multi-week New York Times best-selling author, motivational speaker and wellness coach. She is the subject of the inspirational documentary, Crazy Sexy Cancer, which she wrote and directed for TLC, and the author of the groundbreaking Crazy Sexy Cancer book series. Kris’ third book, Crazy Sexy Diet (#1 Amazon Best Seller, NY Times Best Seller), is the ultimate diet and lifestyle game plan for wellness warriors seeking peak health, spiritual wealth and happiness. Her books have been translated into 13 languages. Kris regularly lectures at medical schools, hospitals, wellness centers, corporations such as Whole Foods, and Harvard University. She is a Contributing Editor for Natural Health Magazine and writes for many online publications. Television appearances include: CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Early Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, The Gayle King Show, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network, The Revolution and The Oprah Winfrey Show. Kris is also the founder of crazysexylife.com an award-winning wellness site offering daily tips, articles, programs and events. As an irreverent foot soldier in the fight against disease, Kris inspires countless individuals to take charge of their health and happiness by adopting a plant-based diet, improving lifestyle practices, and learning to live and love with passion. Her motto: Make juice not war!

Kale Chips ~ Yum! :)

Kale ChipsI make delicious nutritious Kale Chips with a light lemon sesame dressing gently dehydrated at 105℉ to preserve vital nutrients including enzymes, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber, etc.  ~ Yum! :)

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Wild Edible Cherries

Cherries contain anthocyanins, nature’s pain reliever, and melatonin, another natural pain reliever that also helps regulate the sleep cycle! Anthocyanins are also used by the body to help produce amino acids which are used to produce protein. Cherries also contain fiber and lots of Vitamin C, an antioxidant, with anti-cancer properties. Wow! My favorite cherries are wild black cherries that fall into my yard from my neighbor’s wild cherry tree.

Raw & Beyond: Boutenko, Love, Sarno

Raw & Beyond Victoria Boutenko, Elaina Love, and Chad Sarno’s book suggests steamed veggies rather than excess raw fats because studies show that if eaten in excess omega-6s can cause inflammation and obesity. A typical raw vegan diet to some may contain large quantities of nuts and seeds most of which are extremely high in omega-6s and low in omega-3s. While steamed veggies are more healthy than excess raw fats, Dr. Doug Graham says raw sweet fruits are more healthy than cooked veggies in The 80/10/10 Diet.
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12 Steps to Rawfoods by Victoria Boutenko

Winter Raw Vegan Style :)

I have been living in Massachusetts (USA) my whole life, all raw since 1999, and vegan since 1990. This is how I stay warm during a cold New England winter as a low fat raw vegan. I wear cotton socks, fleece socks, ankle warmers, boots, sweatpants, t-shirt, turtleneck, sweater, hat, mittens, and coat. I curl up with flannel sheets, blanket, comforter, afghan, and my adorable snugly cat while sleeping. When it’s below freezing outside I sometimes use an electric mattress warmer. To seal my pores and keep body heat in, I rub a little coconut oil on my skin. To moisturize drier winter air and help hold heat in the room, I sometimes use a hot steam vaporizer. I sunbathe my face for warmth and vitamin D. Activities warm me up like shoveling snow, house-work, yoga, fitness, and dance. I designed my home with many windows on the south side which produces ten free degrees of passive solar heat on sunny days. I use oil filled electric radiant heaters and will learn how to build solar electric panels and a wind mill. I drink fruit-smoothies and eat warmed low fat raw vegan soup, warm low fat raw vegan raisin oatmeal, lots of raw fruits (bananas, dates, mangoes, cucumbers, tomatoes, wild apples, wild black cherries, etc.), some herbal tea, a little fatty raw vegan food (avocado, seeds, tree-nuts), a little warming raw-foods (cayenne pepper, ginger, garlic), and some mineral rich foods (celery, lettuce, kale).

Juliano


I went to Juliano’s talk and book signing on Jan 20, 2008 at Organic Garden Cafe, Beverly, MA and had his book, RAW: The UNcook Book, signed by him. His talk was rawesome including his quote, “All you need in life is raw-food and yoga.”, and a funny story of when him told the health inspector that it’s ok for a cat to sleep in the corner of his cafe. A friend from The North Shore Vegetarian Society, where I was the “Speaker-Coordinator” in 1998, had given me a copy of RAW: The UNcook Book one of the first raw vegan recipe books out and it features large beautiful photos of his food.
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1st Boston Raw-food Meetup

The first event of the Boston Raw Food Meetup group took place at Organic Garden Cafe in Beverly on Nov 10, 2007 at 11:30am. About twenty people attended and it was very fun to meet fellow rawfoodies. I made some long-lasting friendships.

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RAW

In 1990 I discovered I have a secondary food allergy to cooked cow milk, went vegan, began reading about food allergies, and began elimination challenge testing as suggested by my holistic medical doctor, Dr. Ward of Holistic Family Practice, Newburyport, MA. Eventually I found out I have secondary food allergies to cooked milk, wheat, soy, and corn – the four most common food allergens. Two books inspired me to become a 100% raw-foodist on April 1, 1999: Allergies – Disease in Disguise by Carolee Bateson Koch and The Essene Gospel of Peace by Edmond Bordeaux Szekeley. After two months of being all raw, I felt so good that I never went back to being a cooked-foodist and my life keeps getting better and better. :) Click on images for more information.
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