This is a semi-rant, but I would also love some advice as to what to tell my family (in-laws) about the benefits of a plant-based diet. Feel free to share both scientific and spiritual benefits.…Continue
I read that the great apes eat flowers as a portion of their diet. I also read that most flowers are edible! Cool! Does anyone eat flowers or do you know which ones are edible or not edible?I…Continue
I am excited that I hit the exact 80/10/10 ratio today! I don't know why I'm so excited... it was just fun to see it guess. :) I don't know if I've ever been able to hit 10% protein on raw foods only. I can usually only get about 5%.
I just had some routine blood work done. My white blood cell count is low - 3,000 when it should be at least 4,000. I've had this happen to me before - it has been as low as 2,000. I always feel fine, but it seems to scare the doctors to see it so low. Last time he checked my B12 and folate - I guess if those are low that can cause low WBC too. They were fine last time he checked. But maybe the serum test is not accurate as some say, and he should be doing the urine test? He wants to…Continue
I think I had a heart murmur in my late teens and in my 20's. I probably still have one, but as I understand it, they can come and go according to stress levels, nutrition, and drug use (caffeine, alcohol, etc.) I was never diagnosed with a heart murmur, but doctors have heard one from time to time. In my 20's I never enjoyed cardiovascular exercise because I would get out of breath after about 5 minutes and have to stop. I even had chest pains sometimes. Seriously, 5 minutes of jogging…Continue
So, I follow Gaiam on Facebook and today they had these recipes from this book Raw Food for Real People. Their introduction to the article says, "But in case the thought of “cooking” an entire raw meal still seems daunting, we’ve excerpted three easy recipes below for raw appetizers and desserts, just to get you started. Hilarious, I tell you! They have a recipe for Cashew Cheese, which…Continue