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Which Foods Are More Nutritious Raw vs. Cooked? »

By Ginny Messina, RD Every whole plant food is a complex mix of hundreds of chemical compounds. Some are nutrients like vitamins and minerals, which are essential for health. Others are phytochemicals — compounds that are not essential nutrients, but may have important health benefits. Food scientists estimate that there are tens of thousands of [...]

How To Absorb More Iron From Your Meals »

By Michael Klaper, MD (excerpted from Lesson 7 of the Vegetarian Health Institute's Mastery Program.) Problems With Too Little Iron If there is a chronic shortage of iron in the body from… not eating enough iron containing foods being unable to absorb the iron in the food (from intestinal disease, chronic ingestion of absorption inhibitors, [...]

How To Meditate To Decrease Anxiety »

By Kevin Schoeninger Have you heard of “Inner Smiling”? It’s a simple, inner Qigong meditation technique that can be used to connect to the healing power of your heart. You’ll release stress, feel more calm and joyful, improve your immune response and connect with your own inner clarity and intuitive guidance system. You create all [...]

Stress, PMS, Adrenal Fatigue and The Surrounding Myths »

Period Problems: Clearing Up 5 Common Myths About Your Monthly Cycle By Saida Desilets There’s no end to the questions and concerns a woman might have when it comes to “that time of the month.” Perhaps you feel extra tired during your period or you’ve heard female friends and family members complain about exhausting periods? [...]

How To Compost To Save Money & Grow More »

How Composting Can Save Money While Making You Healthier By Jonathan White, environmental scientist How do you view composting? Do you see it merely as a way to prevent your garbage can from getting smelly? Or perhaps as a way to reduce the quantity of garbage being trucked to an incinerator or being dumped into [...]

10 Eye Exercises to Heal & Reverse Eye Problems »

How to Reduce Eye Strain and Improve Your Vision Naturally By Duke Peterson It’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, but they’re also how we’re able to observe the world. Our eyes are important for reading, working, and even communicating. Our eyes are sensitive though; they work hard and they [...]

The 5 Key Principles of Permaculture, the Easiest Organic Gardening Method »

How to Easily Grow Your Own Organic Veggies with an Ecological Garden By Jonathan White Growing your own food is typically seen by the average person as either an art or hard work. As a result, it’s no wonder so few people do it seriously. But what if there was a technique that was so [...]

How To Enjoy Holidays With Carnivorous Relatives »

This post is by Trevor Justice with contributions from: Nomi Shannon, author of The Raw Gourmet Lara Adler, Holistic Health Counselor Roberta Schiff from the Mid-Hudson Vegetarian Society Raederle Phoenix, Raw Nutrition Expert Whether you want to take a "gentle activist" approach at the dinner table, or a non-judgmental "Buddhist" approach, this article will be [...]

Pros and Cons of Natural Sweeteners »

Contributing writers: Cherie Soria, www.rawfoodchef.com Meredith McCarty, www.healingcuisine.com Ritamarie Loscalzo, DC, www.drritamarie.com Here's an excerpt from Lesson 34 of the Vegan / Vegetarian Mastery Program. It provides the lowdown on 15 different sweeteners. Next to almost every one, you’ll see its glycemic index rating. As we explain in Lesson 33 of the Mastery Program, the [...]

Best Oils For Frying, Baking, and Dressings »

By Vesanto Melina, RD Oil can be heated up to a certain point with no significant change in chemical composition. The point at which it changes is called its “smoke point”, but this is different for each oil. The smoke point is the temperature at which oil begins to break down and form a bluish [...]




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