In my teens, I ate wheat, gluten, sugar; basically the normal SAD (Standard American Diet). My dietary staples were breads, muffins, baked goods, hamburgers, Chinese food, spaghetti, pizza. If it was junk food -- I ate it.
Last year my husband and I decided to completely change our life and go and live in a super health-conscious commune in Costa Rica. This documents this amazing experience and gives you an insight into how a young raw food family completely changed their lifestyle.
What should farmers do to make sure fruits and vegetables are safe to eat? That's the question at the core of listening sessions being held by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The agency is seeking comments on the proposed new Food Safety Modernization Act rules.
Turning 40 is a wake up call for many women. We realize that we can no longer eat what our heart desires but instead need to eat for our heart's health and longevity. Susan O'Brien, founder of Hail Merry natural food products found herself on this path in 2005.
Many foods can be eaten raw, and many foods are the better for it. An emphasis on eating mostly plants is irrefutably good, be they raw or cooked. But the case for raw food diets is oversold, the rhetoric is overheated, and the claims of universal benefits -- substantially overcooked.
I went raw years ago, and I did it with a great deal of enthusiasm and optimism. How hard could it be, eating food without cooking it? I thought it would be a piece of cake. But after three weeks, all I wanted was a piece of cake.
Frank Ferrante, an overweight guy with deep spiritual wounds, thought he was signing onto a sort of vegan life fix: raw foods, a shot of liquefied wheatgrass every morning and exercise, and then all of a sudden he'd be thin and happy.
What's your number one resolution for 2011? If you answered, "getting more action," you've come to the right post. Whether you're looking to spice up your current relationship or start something new and steamy, here's how start doing it.