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70 year old finds fountain of youth with her raw food diet. Must see!

Seventy year old Annette Larkins fills her backyard garden full of fruits,vegetables, & herbs. In addition, she also collects rainwater to drink and water her plants. She believes that the food in her garden is her Fountain of Youth. It is interesting to note that Annette’s husband owned a meat store in the 1960s.  She became a vegetarian at that time and as the years went by, she became a raw vegan. Annette says she does not eat animal products

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Focusing on fat

Focusing on fat

     It is somewhat confusing and daunting to remember which fats are good for you and those that are unhealthy. What are polyunsaturated, saturated and monostaturated fats ? . And what about omega 3 and omega 6. Also, many folks are still under the impression that low fat & no fat foods are a healthier alternative.      Studies have shown that for some people a low fat diet may be worse for their health than a diet of moderate or

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There is a dearth of current info out there regarding raising children as vegetarians. One of the issues is defining what kind of vegetarian diet you or your child adheres to. Here are some examples: ~Lacto-ovo-vegetarians consume eggs, dairy products, and plant foods. ~Lacto-vegetarians eat dairy products and plant foods but not eggs. ~Vegans eat only plant foods, no eggs or dairy products. Though children can be well nourished on all three types of vegetarian diet, some say nu­tritional balance

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Seeing is believing: what junk food vs natural food looks like being digested. Quite interesting!

We’ve always known that junk processed food is not healthy for a variety of reasons.  A new video of what happens in your body when you eat Top Ramen and Gatorade vs. homemade noodles and drinks is shown in the video. How this is done, is a tiny capsule called “M2A” (that stands for Mouth to Anus- and it has a camera), and a smart pill were swallowed and pictures were taken of the food being digested  The project looks

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This Valentine’s day ~ in matters of the heart ~ try going nutz

This Valentine's day ~ in matters of the heart ~ try going nutz

Mayo clinic lists the top 5 foods that can lower cholesterol numbers. (Also, see coupon code below for 10% off on all organic flavored almonds). Among high fiber foods, like oatmeal, bran; fish, (for their omega 3); olive oil (keep it extra virgin); and foods that have added plant sterols or stanols (which help block absorption of cholesterol), such as organge juice, some yogurt drinks and some margarines; and nuts (like almonds, walnuts pecans, pine nuts, pistachio, hazelnuts) can assist

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Raw cake with ice cream

Now you can have & eat your cake and feel good about it . Interesting recipe with lovely photos of the process. Nuts, fruits and berries, oh my…and an avocado too!! For photos and recipes go to: http://vegobsession.com/2012/01/16/raw-papaya-cake-and-chocolate-ice-cream/

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Ghrelin- a newly discovered hormone that affects appetite

Ghrelin- a newly discovered hormone that affects appetite

A newly discovered hormone called Ghrelin, is primarily produced by cells in the stomach and it’s extremely important in appetite management. Whereas Leptin was discovered as a hormone produced by fat cells and it’s job is to shut down appetite, Ghrelin works in the exact opposite way – to increase our appetite. Not only does it increase appetite, it increases appetite for rich, high-calorie foods and makes them more appealing to people. So how to turn off or turn down

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Raw food community in Malaysia

Raw food community in Malaysia

A raw food/Vegan blogger from Malaysia meets up with a raw food community and finds many Malaysians are interested in this type of eating. Little did she know that the raw/vegan bento lunch boxes gave her celebrity status. About this raw food community she states: “It is a fast-growing group of friendly folk who are eager to share their skills, thrills, and spills about eating wholesome foods without preservatives, colourings, artificial flavourings, and other unwanted additives.” For more info about

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A former model who graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar in 1980 decided to go raw at age 34 for health reasons. She states “This is what I did for my health, my body was starting to change”. Along with suffering various health crises, such as chronic sinusitis, fatigue, acid reflux and allergies, she states “I was eating less food. I was already eating no food to maintain my weight at 125 pounds at five foot-10 1/2 as a model.

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Food advertisments to children

Food advertisments to children

Did you know that cookies, cakes, pizza, and soda/energy/sports drinks are the top sources of calories in the diets of children 2 through 18. In addition chips and french fries comprise half of all the vegetables kids eat. Now consumer groups like the Interagency working group have launched a lobbying campaign aimed at restricting the amount of junk food marketing targeted at kids. It’s called, “We’re not Buying It”. This campaign intends to reduce the thousands of commercial messages children

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