Monday, December 31, 2007

Raw Food Health Goals DVD

A green raw food diet proves to be really important for great health. Imagine always keeping the body of a 20 year old. Wouldn't that be a great thing? Do you want to stay a victim of your life's circumstances or choose for your own health. A change of life does involve a kind of detox, your defence meganisms are manifesting on all levels. Are you ready to become a totally responsible, independant individuals, instead of a consumer? Taking care of your own health is the basis of all the other things in life. Be convinced and you can do it.

This video is part of the Raw For Life DVD.

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Raw Food Health Goals for 2008

Did you think about setting health goals for 2008?
The people who are most likely to succeed, are the people who set goals for themselves.
Now is a good moment.

Where do you want to be a year from now, as far as your health is concerned?
Do you want to lose weight?
Do you want to stop smoking, drinking coffee or alcohol?
Do you want to get healthier?
Do you want to have more energy?
Do you simply want to feel fantastic?

Imagine, that you have reached your goal.
How does it feel?
Imagine that you are totally healthy, having a fantastic life and all the energy of the world.
That you do the work, or other things, that you really like and that you feel great.
You are a great support for others and you are contributing to a healthy, happy and peaceful world.

Does it sound good?
By adding emotion to your thoughts, feeling how it feels to succeed, you are much more likely to succeed.
Act as if you have succeeded already. Radiate that energy.

And …. Feel grateful that you succeeded.

This way you will succeed.
Think about your health goals today. This is the moment.
And … be surprised next year ;-))

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Recipe for Kids: Healthy Chocolate Pudding

Little Isadora, 4 years old, makes a lovely raw chocolate pudding with her mother Erika. Kids love to make and eat these kind of dishes.

My five year old daughter loves to juice fruits and vegetables. She makes fantastic combinations. It's really great for a child to make his or her fresh apple juice from real apples, instead of getting it out of a bottle or package. It's such a surprise, if all of a sudden they have apple juice in their glass instead of an apple in their hands.

For children preparing their own raw food meals can be great fun. It's easy and they often love to participate in the kitchen. And ... they usually like to eat the things they made themselves.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

David Wolfe on Organic Green Vegetables

Eat more green vegetables or drink their juice. There are so many choices, like organic broccoli, pakchoi, kale, lettuce, mint or whatever you like. They are rich in vitamins and minerals like calcium, magnesium, silica and iron. The nutrients from fresh green vegetable juice enter your bloodstream within 15 minutes.

If there are no organic vegetables available in your area, make it happen yourself. Create your own reality by starting your own organic coop. Or get your own garden going. Grow your own fresh food. This connects you to the earth and you are able to supercharge your food with lots of love.

The Energy of Your Food

Over the past decade, more and more people realize that food is more than just carbohydrates, proteins, fats, water, vitamins and salts. Every food has a certain energy. Wild plants have a lot of it, highly processed foods very little. A living raw food diet has a lot, foods from the magnetron hardly any. In Eastern philosophy this is a well known fact. This energy is at least as important to us as the nutrients in the food.

In Chinese Medicine there is lot of knowledge about this.
Foods can be categorized in:

Yin or yang
Warm or cold
Taste: sweet, sour, pungent, salt or bitter
Movements: inward, outward, upward, downward
Working on specific meridians and organs

Depending on a your condition or constitution, you can choose the food that's most appropriate for you. If you are always cold, you have a cold condition, if you are always warm, you have a warm condition.

A banana for instance has a very cold energy, cayenne a hot energy. If you are warm by nature and living in a warm climate in summer, bananas are fine. In that case, be careful with a lot of cayenne.
If you are cold by nature and live in a cold climate in winter, be careful with bananas. You would be better off eating warm foods, like soups from vegetables that are in season, warm drinks, dried fruits, and hot spices like cayenne and ginger.
If you have a weak digestion, this means that you don't have enough digestive fire. In this case avoid cold foods and take the more warming foods. Don't eat anything straight from the fridge or icecream.
Children have a weaker digestion than adults and need more warmth to grow. Be careful with cold foods like bananas .... which they often love. Porridge used to be a basic food for kids and there is a definite reason for this, it's nourishing and warming.

By the way, raw food is not the same as cold food. This is a big mistake many people make. More on this subject soon.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Basic Nut Milk Recipe

1 cup of soaked almonds, macadamia nuts, sunflower or sesame seeds
soak the almonds or macadamia nuts for at least 4 hours
3 cups of water or coconut water
a pinch of salt

If you use whole almonds, change the soaking water a few times and throw it away.
First pour boiling water over them, than icecold. This way it's easy to peel them and they stay raw. Don't let them sit in the boiling water of course.
Blend all ingredients in a powerful mixer for about 2 minutes or until completely smooth.
Strain them through a cheesecloth or nut milk bag.
Squeeze the milk out.
If you want, you can rinse the blender, pour the nut milk back into the blender and mix it with (for instance) raw chocolate and agave for raw vegan chocolate milk.

You can use the pulp for sweeties, deserts, crackers or nut pate's.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Superfoods Breakfast Smoothie

1 tablespoon of raw cacao
1 tablespoon of hempseed
1 teaspoon of maca
30 goji berries
1 teaspoon of spirulina powder
1 teaspoon of chlorella powder
1 cup of warm water
1 pinch of cayenne
10 cashews
2 tablespoons of agave nectar

Blend everything for one minute.
This smoothie gives energy for hours.
A great raw food diet boost.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Weight Loss with the Raw Food Diet

Do you want to loose weight? Did you try everything without success?
The Raw Food Diet does work and is the healthiest solution.
Angela Stokes wrote a some motivational E-books on the raw food lifestyle for weight loss.

NEW: A Juice Feaster's Handbook
How to go Raw for Weight Loss - E-book
RawReform: Recipes - E-book
Revealing the Physical Changes - E-Book

Angela lost over 160lbs herself by going raw.
Do you want a fresh new start in 2008?
Do yourself a favor and download these great series of E-books today.

For more information: Click Here!

How to Make Healthy Raw Salad Dressings

Are you eating enough salads?
Are you one of those people who can be completely satisfied to munch on raw lettuce, or do you sometimes miss a good, tasty salad dressing?
Are you aware of all of the "bad stuff" that's in commercial AND natural food store dressings, and would you like to know some alternatives?
Or do you get bored with those taste-less "home made dressings"?

I just wanted to let you know about a recipe ebook on "Healthy Salad Dressings -- The Top 70 Salad Dressings You Can Make in Less Than 2 Minutes".

Click here for great raw salad dressings.

PS: This is a very unique collection of Raw Food Diet recipes -- not your average balsamic vinegar/olive oil dressings! And the book is digital, so you'll receive your copy as soon as you order, with no shipping charges.

Click here for great raw salad dressings.

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Raw Food Diet Detox

Juicing is a great way to detox. Especially vegetable juice is good for this purpose. But fruit juice is fine as well. Or combine them.
I wash my juicer once a day and make juice whenever I want during the day.

Juicing is a great way to eat/drink a lot of fruits and vegetables. It’s easy and healthy. Yes, it does take some time to make your own juice, but you will have so much more energy afterwards, that you won’t mind spending a little extra time, once you are used to it. Especially if you do it on a regular basis, you will definitely feel the difference. It's the raw food detox, especially in spring.

When I first started juicing, I did it first thing in the morning. I made the most delicious juices from all kinds of fruits and vegetables, preferably vegetables. Because of the fresh juice in the morning, I had a lot of energy. And ... without even noticing, I stopped drinking coffee in the morning (the only time I had a cup of coffee). This was absolutely effortless. The energy of the juice felt so great, that I did not have that dip in the morning and I did not even think about coffee. The raw food detox took place without me noticing it.

For those of you, who are not familiar with juicing, here are some suggestions:
- Vegetable juice from celery, carrot, spinach (and if you like dandelion)
- Vegetable juice from lettuce, carrots and cucumber
- Vegetable juice from white cabbage, kale and carrot
- Vegetable/fruit juice from spinach and apple
- Vegetable/fruit juice from carrots and apple
- Fruit juice from apple and a peeled orange
- Fruit juice from pear and apple

There are so many great combinations. The best way to find out, what you really like, is to experiment. Children too, enjoy drinking fresh juices. You will be amazed! Juicing works great to introduce them to the raw food diet.

To be able to make your own juice, you need a good juicer. I have a 750 Watt Philips juicer, that works great. This is an investment, you will never regret, if you have the discipline to keep juicing! And you will have the discipline, once you feel the great benefits.

Start now, enjoy your juice and feel great!

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Monday, December 24, 2007

From the Raw For Life DVD

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THE RAW FOR LIFE DVD is an A-to-Z encyclopedia of Raw Food, perfect for beginners and Raw Food enthusiasts. This two-disc DVD inspires people with the Raw Food philosophy, the wisdom of eating a raw food diet, important medical facts and nutritional information.We have combined the expertise of Doctors and Nutritionists with testimonials from celebrities, athletes, and chefs who live the Raw Food Lifestyle. Our goal was to create a product that would empower people to take control of their health and happiness. In RAW FOR LIFE, you will find everything you need to transition to a healthier state of being.

This DVD is perfect for Vegetarians, Vegans, and Raw Food Vegans looking for new recipes and resources; someone coping with diabetes, heart disease, or excess weight, those seeking to reverse their aging process; athletes looking to improve their performance; actors, dancers, and other performers looking for a healthy way to maintain their weight and image; anyone looking to live longer, be stronger, perform at their best, and get their nutrition on the right track!

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Vegan Greek Salad by Salma

Do you have a good raw food diet recipe?
Send it to
If it's good, we will publish it on the blog.

Salma sent me this recipes of a Vegan Greek Salad:


1 carrot
1 cucumber
3 leaves of iceberg lettuce
15 black olives(pitted)
10 cherry tomatoes
handful of walnuts or pine nuts
Wash and cut the raw veggies.
Put them in a nice bowl.

2 tablespoons of peanut butter, chunky
2 table spoons of lemon/lime juice
4 tablespoons of grape seed or olive oil
First mix the lime juice and oil. Then add the peanut butter.
If you like, you can add some white pepper or cayenne.

Mix the salad and the dressing and keep in the fridge for 15 minutes.
And there you go! Its filling .....

Sunday, December 23, 2007

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Superfoods: True Raw Health Foods

by Esmé Stevens

A list of the top 5 raw health foods may seem unbelievable, but there are foods that possess such strong health benefits, that they are referred to as "superfoods".
This healthy raw food list consists of foods that have more nutrients per calorie than most other foods. They've also been shown to contain vitamins, minerals and other nutrients that prevent disease: from cancer to heart disease to arthritis, and many more. These super foods are ideal for quick and easy raw food recipes. We should include these super foods as part of an all raw food diet on a regular basis.

A great way to eat these raw health foods - whether you just begin a raw food diet or whether you're 100% raw already - is to add them to your daily smoothy. You can also add some raw honey and roll them into a raw health food bar.

If you're looking for improvement of health on a raw food diet these are the superb raw uncooked food to eat!

Top 5 Super Foods

Goji Berries
Tibetan goji berries are extremely rich in anti-oxidants which help protect the cells in our bodies from diseases like cancer. They're also an excellent source of Vitamin C and soluble fiber. They have more amino acids than bee pollen, more beta carotene than carrots, more iron than spinach and 21 trace minerals. Goji Berries contain of 13% protein! It's been used to treat eye problems, skin rashes, allergies, insomnia, liver disease, diabetes, cervical cancer, to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It's a powerful anti-fungal and anti-bacterial food.

Maca powder
Maca has important nutrients like trace minerals, EFA's, amino acids and vitamins. It increases strength, stamina, energy, libido and fertility (called "natural Viagra"). Maca balances the body's systems: it'll raise low blood pressure and lower high blood pressure as needed. Maca boosts immunity and harmonize the body's overall vitality.

Bee pollen
Bee pollen contain more than 96 different nutrients, including every single nutrient that you need to live. It's made up of 40% protein. It's a natural energizer, slows down the aging process, and lowers cholesterol levels, It reliefs discomfort from PMS, prevents prostate problems, improves sperm count, boosts the immune system, and detoxifies your body. It alleviates allergies, improves endurance, strength and mental clarity. It promotes weight loss: the rate at which your body burns fat and it reduces cravings. It regulates your mood and helps control stress in your life.

Hemp seed
Hemp is one of the purest, most complete plants on earth. It has the perfect balance of Omega 3 and 6 for sustainable human health. It's a high quality, complete raw food protein and has a massive trace mineral content.

Wheatgrass Juice
Wheatgrass contains most of the vitamins and minerals needed for human health. It's a whole meal and complete protein with about 30 enzymes. It has up to 70% chlorophyll (which builds the blood). It's an excellent source of calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, and zinc. Wheatgrass cleanses the body (natural raw detoxer) and it eliminates body and breath odors. The natural value of wheatgrass juice is so hight that many people don't feel the "cravings" that lead to overeating. It's great for the skin and first and second decree burns.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

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Cheap Vegetable Juice

A healthy winter juice.

2 big leaves of white cabbage
1 head of kale

I roll the kale in the cabbage leaves.
This way you get more juice from the kale.
Juicing these two vegetables together gives a great sweet juice.
Healthy and cheap.

If you like it sweeter, you can add a carrot.

Gabriel Cousens: Raw Food Diet and Anorexia

Annet van Dorsser interviews Gabriel Cousens in Israel.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Raw Food Diet Weight Loss

Shazzie: Superfoods from Your Backyard

Eat more wild herbs from your own backyard (,if you have one).

Quick Healthy Winter Salad

1/2 head of white cabbage, shredded
1 carrot shredded
1 avocado, pitted
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tsp of whole grain mustard
few tbsps of pure water

How to prepare:
Mix the cabbage and carrot together in a large bow. Mix the avocado, mustard, and lemon juice with a fork until smooth (you may use a blender if you like). Add water if necessary. It should have the consistency of mayonnaise. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss.
Tip: you can prepare the cabbage & carrot in large quantity and save in the refrigerator for few days. Then you’ll always have some ready for a quick salad. To prepare, you’d then only have to add the dressing.


Thursday, December 20, 2007

Vitamin B-12, Annet interviews David Wolfe

Raw Uncooked Food in Winter

by Esmé Stevens from

You like the idea of raw uncooked food. But you live in a cold climate and it's winter. You've been working in the garden outside in the cold wind. Snow flakes are falling and you're cold to the bone.

You're going inside put on warm slippers and sit down at the fireplace. If you could just warm up with some hot chocolate or warm soup. The salad in the fridge you prepared this morning is the last thing you want right now.

It's one thing to be a raw foodist on Hawaii, but eating raw food in a cold climate in winter time is a completely different story. I currently live in the Netherlands. It's December now - windy and rainy. There are no (local) fresh fruits available and most people want to warm up.

How to enjoy eating raw uncooked food when you live in a cold climate is one of the questions I'm asked most here. But when you know what to do you might feel quite nice and comfortable in winter.

Gabriel Cousens did research in Alaska and found that 95% of the raw foodist were successful. He asked them what they did and I'm sure these tips might help you to stay warm in the winter. I'll write their suggestions down below.

Why do you feel cold?

When starting a raw food diet, many people release toxins. This might make you feel cold. Further when you're raw, you're body temperature drops. It takes some time to get used to the new body temperature.

However, after a while on raw food, your arteries clear up and your circulation improves. Actually, most people that have been eating raw uncooked food for a while say that they're never cold! They even swim in ice cold water in the winter. So it seems to be a transition issue.

But there are things you can do to stay warm in winter. First of all, it's a misconception that you can only eat COLD foods when you're on a raw food diet. YOU CAN EAT WARM FOODS, just don't heat them above 120F (water 160F). Most people cook their food and then let it cool off until about 110F before they eat it anyway. So you may heat your raw uncooked foods up to 110F , just the right time for eating them...

Tips from Alaskan raw foodists

- More exercise.
- Cayenne in socks and cloves.
- Add more heating spices to food, cayenne, ginger, peppercorn.
- Raw doesn't mean your food has to be cold. You can warm food up to 120 for 2 minutes. (just stir and when it becomes to warm to touch.)
warm up plates.
- Take cold salad from fridge in dehydrator/oven for few minutes to make it room temperature. - Put warm sauces/salad dressings over your salad.

These tips should help you to feel warmer while eating raw uncooked food. If you feel you need to eat grains in order to stay warm, choose the whole non stored varieties such as quinoa, millet and buckweed.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Best Raw Apple Pie with Ani Phyo

From the New Raw For Life DVD

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Diabetes Cured with Raw Food Diet

Recently we came back from Israel, where dr. Gabriel Cousens did a pilot study about treating diabetes with raw food. The results were very promissing, as in the U.S. Treating diabetes with raw food sounds too simple to be true. But it turns out to be very effective. Gabriel Cousens does it for over 30 years now.
Since diabetes becomes a bigger and bigger epidemic nowadays, we want to share our experience with you. We want to educate patients and their family and friends on how to treat this terrible disease with raw food.
In Israel we spoke with 4 diabetes patients, some of them tried everything to cure their illness with no results. They decided to give raw food a try. And …. were surprised by the miracles that happened, blood sugar levels dropping to normal or close to normal within a few days, without any medicines, just by eating healthy raw food. made video’s of the raw food diet program for diabetes in Israel, that will soon be available.

Raw Food Diet Recipes

This is the blog from Raw Food Europe, Raw Food the Netherlands, Raw Diabetes Food, and The Best Natural Diet. Purpose of this blog is to explain how a healthy way of eating can influence all aspects of your life. Imagine, having all the energy you need to do everything you want, and enjoy all the fantastic results, together with our friends and family.
Eating Raw Food is not new. It was done by everybody on this planet, long before cooking existed. In many old manuscrips about a healthy diet, we find information about raw and living food.
If you want to continue reading about this, go to and download my free E-book “The Seven Secrets of a Good Diet”.