Labor Day Recipe: How to make the best raw and vegan onion dip ever!

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We’ve all eaten some pretty “gnarly” things at the buffet table. Usually they are consumed unconsciously, meaning that we didn’t mean to but we couldn’t stop … With Labor Day weekend, there will be picnics, BBQs, and parties with foods like: Pigs in a Blanket Crab dip, which is basically: Velveeta cheese Cream cheese Canned crab and Worcestershire sauce Artichoke/Spinach dip: A couple of potential vegetable items Cream cheese and parmesan cheese Or my all time favorite: Lipton Onion Soup Mix Dip and Ruffles Potato Chips Need I say more? Salty, creamy, decadent and super bad for your body. But what if you could make a dip that tastes exactly like the Lipton Onion Soup Mix dip but that is high in: Potassium Magnesium Copper Amino acids Biotin  Sulfur Would you be my new best friend? WATCH THIS NOW  for the best raw onion dip EVER. Then make it and invite me over for your Labor day celebration. I … Read More

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Diana Stobo’s Raw Thai Lettuce Wraps: Raw Food Recipe

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I don’t know if you can love food as much as I do and be super skinny. That’s not really the goal, anyway. The goal is to feel great in your NAKED body. And the only way I know how to do that is to eat NAKED. So, I spend much of my time re-creating dishes I love into a new, NAKED version. Meaning that they stripped down of the foods that — Harm your body Cause inflammation Make you fat Make you feel bad One of the most favorite foods that I have ever created is my Thai Lettuce Wraps. (Watch the video to see how easy they are to make.) I think the reason they are so good is because the flavor punch is ridiculous. Ridiculous in a good way. I mean, if it doesn’t taste good … I think these Thai Lettuce Wraps have been featured on about 8 different online … Read More

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Why I can’t live without Diana Stobo’s Digestive Bitters

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It’s hard to make pooping cute. As I began writing this, I asked my daughter what cute title should I put on this blog. “Huh?” she asked. “What would you say about my digestive bitters?” I asked. She looked confused and said, “Well, I like them … a lot.” I asked her what she likes about them and she replied, “They make my tummy feel better when I eat stuff. And I feel lighter, and I can tell that things are working because my stomach feels empty about 20 minutes later.” I asked her if it helps her “poo.” She said, “Yeah, Mom, but it’s hard to make pooping cute.” Sometimes I forget to take my bitters — and it hurts. Let me explain. Years ago, I was turned on to an herbal formula that rocked my world. Why? Because every time I took these babies, I felt lighter, healthier, cleaned … Read More

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How to make a GREEN SMOOTHIE with any Blender

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I GOTTA have it… Thats what they all say… …when it comes to a Vitamix and healthy eating, everybody has it on their registries and christmas lists… After all, the Vitamix is the hot appliance of this decade. Remember when the Microwave hit the market in the late 70′s? We all learned to Zap our food into a super hot deformation of cellular mass. Doesn’t that paint a pretty picture? My dad used to call it a “potato cooker”.  It probably doesn’t sound that funny without my dad’s Persian accent, but trust me, you would laugh if you heard him say it. So, like every good middle class family, we bought a “potato cooker”…only to return it a month later. We simply didn’t eat that many potatoes. Well the brilliance of marketing began to support the “potato cookers” and 5 years later, every household owned one. But times, they area … Read More

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Could you have adrenal fatigue?

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If you’ve been through a difficult time — I mean a really rough time like a divorce, a family death, loss of a job, prolonged illness, serious illness in a family member — you know that it’s not just emotionally difficult. It’s actually physically exhausting. Why is that? Your body is brilliantly designed to deal with sudden emergencies. When you detect a threat to your safety, your adrenal glands secrete hormones like adrenaline and cortisol that make your body instantly ready to fight the threat or flee from it. You burn off the energy, escape the threat, and go back to feeling fine. But what happens when your body detects a threat every day? Several times a day? Or almost all the time? This is beyond what your body is designed to handle. Going through an extremely stressful time (or living a too-stressful life) takes a toll on your body and your … Read More

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Boost your metabolism in one easy step

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Drinking  ________________  every day guarantees: A flush of all bodily systems More energy Better digestion More efficient digestion Better sleep Faster metabolism Lower calorie intake Ready to guess what it is? You’re right — it’s good old water! But I’m going to do you one better. What if I told you that you could make your water — Taste better Provide vitamins and minerals Boost your metabolism With one easy step? That step is INFUSED WATER. Just add sliced fruits or vegetables to a big container of water and sip all throughout the day. You’ll find yourself more energetic, healthier, possibly thinner, and more beautiful. All of the following varieties will boost your metabolism.   Citrus-fruit water Add some citrus to your water and speed up your fat-burning machine.  Lemons, limes, and oranges are a great source of vitamin C. The citrus-infused water goes directly into your system and burns fat on a cellular level. Loading … Read More

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8 raw foods that are better cooked

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I have been eating mostly raw for quite some time now. This lifestyle choice has definitely benefited my health and life. However, over the years, I have taken on a more mainstream lifestyle, which I call Naked. It is the avoidance or discerning use of what I call the “Know No’s”: No dairy No meat No sugar No wheat No caffeine No alcohol I still eat a substantially raw-food diet: an Almond-Milk Smoothie for breakfast, a Green Juice and salad for lunch, and usually salad or soup (not raw) for dinner. I also make wonderful vegetable dishes with brown rice, quinoa, and various grain pastas, sprouted-grain breads, and wraps. On my raw journey, however, I have found that there are several foods that are not great raw. Here is a list of foods I prefer to eat cooked: Mushrooms Many types of mushrooms are toxic. The cultivated varieties are relatively safe, but I wouldn’t … Read More

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10 great reasons to eat papaya (whether you like it or not)

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Papaya is a staple in my home. In fact I eat it so much that I even blend smoothies with the papaya seeds because they are potent anti-inflammatory and add a bit of crunch. Are you wincing? Surprisingly, I have had many people tell me they don’t appreciate the flavor of papaya, claiming the taste is similar to dirty feet and tobacco. I’m not sure what kind of papaya they are eating, and I’m certainly concerned about their dirty feet and tobacco consumption. But when it comes to papaya, all I taste is delicate sweetness. We rarely eat papaya in the U.S. It’s found in the occasional tropical salad, but it’s not something we usually search out to eat like more popular fruits — berries, banana, and pineapple. But we should eat more papaya, whether we like it or not. Papayas are yellow tropical fruits with yellow to red flesh and black seeds. … Read More

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10 signs that you are low in magnesium

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We hear a lot about vitamins, but did you know that minerals are just as important? In fact, vitamins can’t get where they need to be in your body without minerals. Because of modern farming methods, soil is so stripped of minerals that we aren’t getting enough through our diet and we are all coming up deficient, which can lead to a variety of poorly functioning bodily systems. One extremely important mineral is magnesium. Magnesium is involved in a number of cellular functions so its effects are widespread. Magnesium is — Crucial for muscle function. It is this mineral that enables muscles to relax. That is why it is used to stop premature labor and is found in so many sleep-inducing supplements. Essential for brain and cardiac function. Important for bone health. Magnesium helps your body absorb calcium and it is needed, along with silica and vitamins D and K, for optimum bone health.  10 signs that … Read More

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The magic of oil pulling

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  I have known about “oil pulling” for some time now. I have tried it from time to time but never consistently as I have found it hard to maintain. Having an oily substance swishing around in your mouth for nearly 20 minutes isn’t as easy as it seems. But since this ancient Ayurvedic practice is making it back into the mainstream, it’s time for me to give it a whirl again. I am using coconut oil this time. In the past I have used other oils, specifically sesame oil, and I can’t recall much change or benefit, but remember — consistency is where you will see the difference.  Modern naturopathic practitioners are now recommending this ancient Ayurvedic health practice to their patients as a powerful detoxification and healing tool.Here are some of the benefits that are claimed from oil pulling: •    Overall strengthening of teeth, gums and jaw •    Plaque prevention … Read More

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