Posts Tagged: Raw food diet dangers

Transitioning Into Fall

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Pumpkin spice latte

By Julia Gumm While fall doesn’t officially begin here in the northern hemisphere until tomorrow, it’s influence has been laying claim to the landscape for some weeks now. The emerald green of summer has yellowed like old newspaper, the evening air is laced with frost, and the hickory nuts are being squirreled away as fast as they can fall. Night is winning it’s tug of war with the long summer days, the winter constellations are rolling back into the sky and everyone in America is walking around nursing a hot pumpkin spice flavored latte as if it were precious mother’s milk. Good Lord! This pumpkin spice explosion is a bit much, no? Pumpkin cider, pumpkin coffee, pumpkin beer, pumpkin custard, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin hot chocolate, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin… Read more »

The Calorie Myth Part I – Raw Food Weight Loss

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Raw-Diet

“When Atwater burned foods in a bomb calorimeter… he assumed that humans could use all the energy present in a food and digested in the body.  If foods burns in the bomb calorimeter, Atwater seemed to conclude, it produces the same amount of energy value in our bodies.  But the human body is not a bomb calorimeter.  We do not ignite food inside our bodies.  We digest it, and we use calories to pay for this complex series of operations.  The cost varies…” ~Richard Wrangham; Catching Fire Tis the season for people to start making New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight.  Oh what fun!  And so, I figured what better time to do a multi-part series on the huge scientific fallacy and oversimplification that is, for lack of a better phrase… Read more »