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When Plants Fight Back!

By: Pippa Galea of the ADVENTURES IN RECOVERY BLOGI would like to write my testimonial to tell people about my raw food journey. I got turned onto raw foods 9 years ago as I was suffering from chronic fatigue and depression. To start with the diet was amazing. I lost weight, my acne cleared up, my energy increased and I felt a billion dollars. My mum was very proud of me because my eyes...

A More "Spiritually Conscious" Diet

The other day I received a call from someone interested in the ?nutrient-dense? foods I made mention of in my most recent article in Maui Vision magazine. Not to fight back or try to one up this guy (who eventually hung up on me!), but there were several points that came up in our conversation that many stand to gain from.This man had recently switched to a vegan diet and was surprised to hear...

Is My Illness Genetic?

It absolutely amazes me how many people think that their genes are what is making them overweight, covered in pimples with mouths full of crooked teeth, blind without glasses, bogged down by aching joints, and filled with tumors and clogged arteries. This simply isn’t true. We inherit certain things, even flaws and susceptibility to certain ailments, but this is because improper nutrition...

Nature Knows Best

Many people know me as a bit of a naturalist, a purist. My whole philosophy for healthy living is based on respecting nature’s laws and honoring our physical makeup. Instinctively I’ve always felt a strong trust that if humans can eat food and live a lifestyle that is aligned with our evolutionary heritage, we will be vibrant and healthy guaranteed.Much of this belief came from my...

Postnatal Essentials

New mothers are faced with a difficult challenge. On one hand there is an immediate desire to lose fat and restore vigor and physical appearance. On the other, there is an essential need for nursing mothers to eat an abundance of nutritious foods to make sure breast milk is rich and nourishing for the infant. Although this task is simple and easy, when books, doctors offices, universities,...