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July 31   Thursday
July 31, 2014 Crazy Banana Lady
Today’s gratitudes: - I am grateful for my daughter and her delightful personality. - I am grateful to myself for meeting my needs. - I am grateful to Trace for a playful spirit.
Close Call AWESOME TO BE RAWSOME
Yesterday morning, I had all sorts of trouble with the Wii. The balance board refused to work—even after I changed the batteries. Re-syncing it didn’t help, either. It was only after I turned the console off and back on again that it would connect. I’ve been testing at a Wii Fit Age of 20 50%+ of the time every month ...
Goodbye to All That Choosing Raw
Tonight on my way home, I took one of my favorite walks. It’s the walk across DuPont circle around 9pm, in the summertime, when folks are draped over the fountain and park benches, savoring every moment of warm evening weather. I realized that this may be the last time I take that walk as a D.C. resident. Time is moving ...
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Supplements I Take on a Mostly Raw Vegan Diet Fit on Raw
I didn’t always take supplements eating an all-raw and mostly raw low fat vegan diet, but I have for the past few years. Here are all the supplements I take, how often I take them and why I take them. Have you ever tried tamarind? Please share in the comments below! Go raw and be fit, Swayze P.S. Despite what ...
Radio Show: Food as Healer: Another Way to Approach Sugar Addiction Dr. Ritamarie's Fresh'n Fun Living Blog
Listen to the show here: Click Here To Listen Date: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 Time: 3:30 pm PT/4:30pm MT/ 5:30pm CT/6:30pm ET Length: 45 Minutes Host: Dr. Ritamarie Loscalzo interviews Kathleen DesMaisons, Ph.D. In this show you’ll learn: What sugar addiction and being sugar sensitive is all about. Why your sugar addiction has more to do with your biochemistry than ...
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Tarah Millen Discovers ‘Love’ and ‘Joy’ in Art Fruit-Powered
I have always been an artist, but prior to finding the raw food lifestyle my artwork was dictated by others’ influences. Instead of allowing my creativity to take over, I listened to art teachers and society’s view of what art should look like. I never felt fully confident in admitting that my artwork didn’t and ...
DJ Shamrock to Serve up Tasty Tunes at Woodstock Fruit-Powered
Timothy Radley, also known as DJ Shamrock, of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has rocked a 100 percent vegan and 80 percent raw food lifestyle since 2009. He is the official Woodstock Fruit Festival DJ. His wide array of dance music is set to jet through August 16 to 31, 2014, in Diamond Point, New York. Tim ...
In Awe of Watermelon Fruit-Powered
You hoist a watermelon onto your shoulder like a big boombox and carry it onto a beach on a sun-drenched afternoon, and you’re bound to elicit “Ooooohhhhhs” and hollers of “Save a slice for me!” from strangers. You carry around a couple of small, round watermelons—perhaps a sweet pair of sugar babies—and some wisecracker is ...
Gazpacho Joy Fruit-Powered
Gazpacho Joy has been my favorite dinner recipe of spring and summer 2014. I crave this tomato-rich blend of nonsweet fruits, oh-so-flavorful herbs and direct lemon hit. Make yourself a batch one evening and you might find yourself daydreaming of slowly enjoying gazpacho! My recipe has continued to evolve since I began making this winner ...
Carrot smoothie, anyone? Robyn's Blog
GSG’s very own Amy Jensen created this delicious carrot smoothie recipe using GreenSmoothieGirl Organic Vanilla plant-based protein, right before she ran the Ragnar relay for 36 hours. (You people who do this are nuts. I love running and playing sports. But I’m going to sleep at night, not run!) Consider the smoothie a healthy dessert—it’s sweet! Enjoy!  Amy’s Carrot Smoothie ...
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Natural Beauty: Frankincense Brings Extravagance To The Skin – And A Quick DIY Moisturizer For Mature Skin Green Smoothie Blog
Natural Beauty: Frankincense Brings Extravagance to the Skin – And A Quick DIY Moisturizer For Mature Skin By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, we’re posting a series of blogs featuring the organic and wild-crafted ingredients in our  products. Next up on our stage of beautifying botanicals is Frankincense. We’ve included Frankincense essential oil in our Opulent Skin ...
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July 30   Wednesday
No Fans Allowed AWESOME TO BE RAWSOME
The fans have been off for two days now. When I got up this morning, even the EcoBreeze was on standby. It was several hours before the temperature in the house got warmer than it was outside which was its signal to kick on. First course at breakfast was my last mango and the rest of the blueberries. It was ...
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Seizing Control of Our Destinies Farm Wars
Once again the call is going out for peoples and regions under the hand of oppressive, dictatorial regimes, to secede from the nation state and become 'self governing communities'.
How to Live 100 Years: Lessons from the Blue Zones Frederic Patenaude Talks
How to Live 100 Years: the Blue Zones Revealed! An interesting book to read, now almost a classic, is called “The Blue Zones” which researched areas of the world that have an unusual concentration of centenarians (people reaching the age of 100). I first became aware of this research when I was living in Costa Rica and a group of ...
My First Taste of Tamarind Fit on Raw
Ummm Have you ever tried tamarind? Please share in the comments below! Go raw and be fit, Swayze P.S. Despite what you’ve been told, avoiding digestive leukocytosis is not a valid reason to eat a raw food diet. In fact, there are many claims made by raw foodists that are just downright wrong. In my book The Science of Eating Raw, ...
The Missouri Biotech Protection Amendment Farm Wars
It’s a biotech takeover disguised as a “right to farm” movement to protect small farmers. Don’t be fooled. Just look at the list of supporters.
Raw Banana Oat Pancakes and the Fragrant Vanilla Cake Cookbook Choosing Raw
One of the blogs that you might see me mention most frequently in Weekend Reading posts is Fragrant Vanilla Cake. While the title might evoke images of oven mitts and a stand mixer, Fragrant Vanilla Cake is actually a raw, vegan blog. There’s plenty of cake, but none of it has spent any time in an oven. Author Amy Lyons creates her trademark ...
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July 30, 2014 Crazy Banana Lady
Today’s gratitudes: - I am grateful my lovely raw foodie friends BethAnn and Shashi are in town for a short while. - I am grateful to myself for being a good friend to myself and others. - I am grateful to Trace for embracing family life.
Recipe: Elderberry Cognac Health Elixir Kristen's Raw
Elderberry Cognac Health Elixir As many of you know, I’m really enjoying the study of herbal medicine. One of my favorite things to make is organic elderberry syrup. It’s easy, fun, and so much less expensive than buying it from the store. I source all of my medicinal herb ingredients from Mountain Rose to get the highest quality at a ...
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Natural Beauty: Cypress For Lymph Congestion Relief – And A Homemade Tonic To Use On Your Body Brush! Tera Warner
Natural Beauty: Cypress for Lymph Congestion Relief – And A Homemade Tonic To Use On Your Body Brush! By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, we’re posting a series of blogs featuring the organic and wild-crafted ingredients in our  products. The next ingredient we want to bring to you is Cypress.  This uplifting essential oil is ...
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July 29   Tuesday
Elliot Hulse Spider Licking Challenge Round #2 Durianrider's Blog
Time to breathe thru your balls Elliot Hulse… the next round of challenges has started. ;)
Cooling au Naturel AWESOME TO BE RAWSOME
I was up running bathwater at midnight—again. This time, though, it was to get warm. While the tub filled, I put the comforter back on the bed and plugged the heater back in to warm up the water in the mattress. I’d slept fitfully, what little I’d slept. Once I warmed up and crawled back into a warm(er) bed, I ...
The Top 9 Foods You Should Never Buy The Rawfoodfamily
Food is something that is extremely essential to nourish your body and give it the much needed energy to meet the day’s deadlines. Our ancestors were extremely healthy and energetic and the sole credit goes to the nutrient rich food they would consume. In today’s fast paced and hectic lives, people are least bothered about their families, let alone the ...
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Lower Fat Raw Pineapple Icebox Dessert (Oil-Free!) Fit on Raw - Raw Food for Practical Fitness
The perfect summer treat! My variation of Ani Phyo’s popular Pineapple Icebox Dessert. This one contains no oil and a third of the fat, but tastes almost identical to the original. Crust 1 cup dehydrated buckwheat (video here: http://youtu.be/FKUU8t3hF6I) 1 cup cashews 2 Medjool dates 3 tbsp water seeds from 1 vanilla bean Filling 1.5 cups young coconut meat 1/4 ...
Raw Blackberry Cheesecake Adventures of Raw Goddess Heathy
An abundance of blackberries that a friend recently picked for me inspired this cheesecake. It was SO good! You see, this is the first time I have access to fresh wild blackberries because we didn't have them in Ontario where I used to live - I'm thrilled to live on the West Coast now and have access to a whole ...
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The Little Book of Life: A Few Life and Health Lessons I Have Learned So Far The Renegade Health Show – Fun and Educational TV on Raw Food, Vegan Diet, Healthy Living
Many years ago, when I was in my teens, my mom gifted me a little book called “The Little Book of Life.” It was written by H. Jackson Brown, Jr., and was a collection of 511 pieces of advice written by a dad to his son. The book I got was a French translation. Initially, I found most of the ...
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Recipe: Fresh Herb Tea – Who Knew?! Kristen's Raw
Fresh Herb Tea: fresh basil, fresh rosemary, and fennel seeds Did you know that you can make a deliciously nutritious tea using simply fresh (or even dried) herbs? I never knew this until I learned it in my recent herbal medicine studies. It makes sense, of course, when I think about it. After all, we eat the herbs, we make ...
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Top 5 Foods To Eat Every Day For Glowing Skin Raw Foods Witch
Byline: Jill Therese I’ve always been obsessed with beautiful skin. I had pretty bad acne growing up and was never very happy about it so “skin stuff” was always on my mind. I tried every pill, every cream, every random “new fad”, saw countless dermatologists, took hormones… you name it, I tried it. Until one day, when I was 24 ...
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July 29, 2014 Crazy Banana Lady
Today’s gratitudes: - I am grateful to be home safely from SLC. - I am grateful to myself for freedom. - I am grateful to Trace for insight.
New Class Series starts in August Eats of Eden
NEW CLASS SERIES Nutrition Through Food Series $75.00/Seminar August 4, 6-8PM : "Cancer Control" Prevention, treatment and recovery August 11, 6-8PM : "Blood Sugar Stability" Overcoming fatigue and managing stress August 18, 6-8PM : "Detoxification and Digestive Wellness" Gluten free, dairy and sugar free eating August 25, 6-8PM : "Natural Hormone Balance" Managing weight, mood and menopause September 3, 6-8 ...
4 Exercise Myths—Do You Really Need to Stretch Before a Workout? The Renegade Health Show – Fun and Educational TV on Raw Food, Vegan Diet, Healthy Living
Is it really bad to let your knees go past your toes while doing a squat or lunge? Does science both fascinate and frustrate you? It sure does me! The new information that science brings to light is constantly changing, so it often disputes what we think we know about exercise. Sometimes even sacred cows go by the wayside! Don’t ...
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Natural Beauty:Rose Essential Oil Is A Natural Beauty Booster – Plus A Rose ‘n Honey Facial Mask Tera Warner
Rose Otto Essential Oil is a Natural Beauty Booster - Plus A Rose ‘n Honey Facial Mask By Chere Harbridge In celebration of our new authentic beauty care line, we’re posting a series of blogs featuring the organic and wild-crafted ingredients in our  products. The second ingredient in our Opulent Skin Drops  is Rose Otto. We’ve included Rose Otto essential oil ...
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July 28   Monday
A Choosing Raw Dinner Party at Suite Three-Oh-Six, NYC Choosing Raw
It’s been a whole month, almost, since my book was published. I thought that having been on the editorial side of things would have made me an old pro at this, but of course what I learned along the way is that the experience of publishing a book is entirely different when one is an author. For one thing, I came ...
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