Raw Cauliflower Cheesy Popcorn Recipe

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Part of summertime fun is seeing lots of blockbuster movies, having friends over for a swim, and then relaxing in front of the television for a comedy or action-packed flick. Well, I don’t know about you, but when we were little my mother would pop fresh popcorn, place it in a huge bowl in the middle of the room, and we would lay on the floor and munch away with friends and family while we were enjoying our show. Little has changed in my house since I was a kid, and the summertime fun still looks much the same, but with a raw twist: now I make cauliflower “popcorn,” and we are all the better for it. Promise me that  you aren’t still making microwave popcorn … It’s not that I’m passing judgment; I mean, I used to buy the large cases of microwave popcorn from my discount warehouse store … Read More

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The Naked Challenge — Top 10 FAQs

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Dedicating yourself to a raw-food cleanse for 10 days is miraculously transforming. By doing my 10-day Naked Challenge detox, you can free yourself from sleep problems, digestion issues, chronic pain, depression, food addictions, and extra weight. For some people, a raw-food diet can be intimidating. And most of the time, the fear stems from the unknown. So let’s answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the Naked Challenge and perhaps shed some light on how 10 days can be the beginning of the rest of your joyful and healthy life. 1. Is the Naked Challenge a juice fast? No. Juicing on the Challenge is highly recommended, but how much you juice is up to you. On the Challenge, you will enjoy juices, smoothies, wraps, soups, and salads. You can drink home-made juice as a snack or as a meal, depending on how much you want to challenge yourself. … Read More

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This is NEAT- Burn fat without exercise

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 Do you wanna hear something NEAT about fat burning? You don’t have to go to the gym, everyday, for hours at a time to burn fat, lean out the body and melt away the excess pounds. First of all, and this is important to know-  70-80% of your body issues come from FOOD.  Not your workout routine. And now, researchers have shown that for non-gym users, melting away fat is as easy changing up your sedentary routine. This is super NEAT. The term NEAT – an acronym for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis – was coined by Dr. James Levine, a Mayo Clinic obesity researcher. NEAT is the energy expended or calories burned for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating, or sports-like exercise. These activities range from gardening and housework to fidgeting, puttering and basically standing instead of sitting as much as possible. Don’t overthink it, we want to keep … Read More

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When is the best time to cleanse?

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In Chinese medicine, the liver and gallbladder are the organs and systems associated with spring. With more than 100 different functions, the liver has the ability to re-grow and regenerate itself up to 75%. The liver is similar to vegetation in that it regrows when it is cut, and it is associated with the color green and trees in Chinese medicine. Vitamin D is stored and synthesized in the liver. So the liver, like vegetation, shares a similar photosynthesis function. The liver is associated with the eyes — the eyes process light. The liver and the eyes are open and receptive in the spring months of the Lunar cycle. When our liver is clogged, even vitamin D supplements and sunshine cannot be absorbed. The light of the sun and vitamin D help us to thrive. The gallbladder is like the Earth, the soil that gathers stones. Stones make it impossible … Read More

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Why do I crave Cookies?

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  Specifically, Chocolate chip cookies.  Fresh baked, semi-sweet chocolate chip cookie with crispy edges and gooey insides.  Why am I wanting baked goods?  I don’t eat baked goods.  I’ve been thinking about sweet dough for weeks now.   And then my daughter comes home for dinner one night, and she asks me to make some of my famous oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for her and her boyfriend.  And, of course my youngest son loves them too.  So, what’s a mom to do?  I do what mom’s do, I start softening the sweet organic pasture butter, measuring the sprouted spelt flour, and sprouted oats, I pour in the Coconut Palm sugar, maple syrup, the organic pasture raised eggs, and mix it all together to oblige my children.    I make a double batch, because, well, quite frankly, I don’t know how to prepare anything in small quantities.  I grew up in a … Read More

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What is in Season for Spring?

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Well, the days are longer and warmer. We feel it in the air. What’s even more evident is what we can see on our table. Just looking at this list makes my mouth water. Remember, when you buy in season you get produce at it’s peak. They contain far more nutrients and have the best flavor. You simply can’t go wrong with that. Whats is in Season for Spring? Apricots Artichokes Asparagus Barbados Cherries Belgian Endive Bitter Melon Broccoli Butter Lettuce Cactus Chayote Squash Cherimoya Chives Collard Greens Corn Fava Beans Fennel Fiddlehead Ferns Green Beans Honeydew Jackfruit Limes Lychee Mango Manoa Lettuce Morel Mushrooms Mustard Greens Oranges Pea Pods Peas Pineapple Purple Asparagus Radicchio Ramps Red Leaf Lettuce Rhubarb Snow Peas Sorrel Spinach Spring Baby Lettuce Strawberries Swiss Chard Vidalia Onions Watercress White Asparagus

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Top 20 signs of sulfur deficiency

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It is sometimes overwhelming when we discover something that may be deficient in our diet, and then we go crazy trying to reboot the system with the magical missing mineral. Don’t fret — many foods have different minerals that cover a lot of bases.  As long as you are eating a diet with a huge variety of produce, grains, and such, you will be covered. But it’s important to check in once in a while to make sure you aren’t forgetting something. Dr. Gabriel Cousens MD, author of Spiritual Nutrition is very adamant about the body’s need for sulfur … “Sulfur connects the spirit and the body, mind to action, thoughts to action, and is the bridge between the worlds of the higher planes and the lower planes. Sulfur deficiency has been associated with depression, irritability, anger, rage, remorse, more emotional reliability, and more fear-based living and hypersensitivity. A normal mind is calmer and you are able … Read More

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Top 10 FAQs About the Naked Challenge PLUS

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Dedicating yourself to a raw-food cleanse for 10 days is miraculously transforming. By doing my 10-day Naked Challenge detox, you can be free from sleep problems, digestion issues, chronic pain, depression, food addictions, and extra weight. But for some a raw-food diet can be intimidating. And most of the time, the fear stems from the unknown. So let’s uncover some of the most frequently asked questions about the Naked Challenge and perhaps shed some light on how 10 days can be the beginning of the rest of your joyful and healthy life.   1. Is the Naked Challenge a juice fast? No. Juicing on the Challenge is optional and highly recommended, but I encourage Challengers to create a challenge that works for them. That means that it varies from juices, smoothies, wraps, soups, and salads. What you choose to eat and drink is based on where you are currently in … Read More

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Why I am not a Vegan

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Many years ago, the term “vegan” was brought to my attention by this elderly hippie couple that lived next door to a friend of mine.  They were awesome humans, and they explained that their love for animals led them to stop eating them.   I asked what they ate, and it didn’t seem that different from what I ate except that they added a lot of soy-based faux-meat items to their diet (tempeh, soy chorizo, tofu, etc.).  I sort of wrote that off as being a religious belief and not about health. Years later, when I became very ill, I came to the conclusion that I needed to eliminate the 6 “Know No’s” from my diet — no Dairy, Wheat, Sugar, Meat, Caffeine, and Alcohol — to halt all my symptoms of illness.  And it worked.  But it wasn’t until I became 100% raw for two years, living on pure greens and nuts, … Read More

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It’s Time for a Change

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“When it’s time to change, you’ve got to rearrange who you are into what you’re gonna be.” ~Peter Brady (The Brady Bunch) We are changing with you, for you and about you. Welcome to the New Diana Stobo Website. It’s been a long time coming, but it was time for all of us to get refreshed and renewed. I don’t know about you, but I am going through some major transitions and it has affected my work in very positive ways. For many years I have been focusing on detoxing and healing my clients for better health, greater energy, leaner bodies, and a happier life. I am pleased to say that those clients keep coming back for the love and support they receive as they live the ‘Naked’ Lifestyle. But it’s time to expand the people we touch, it’s time to make change EASY and accessible for everyone. Our new site (although still … Read More

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