Author Archives: karen

What Does Exercise Do for You?

Exercise is crucial for daily health. It takes care of your health on all levels. It is best for your physical health, but also benefits your mental health and spiritual health. Exercise can control your weight, prevent diseases, improve your mood, boost your energy, help you get better sleep, and bring you joy by gaining …

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The Benefits of Raw Foods for College Students

Getting high quality raw food for college students can sometimes be difficult if not impossible. Living on campus, often without a kitchen to prepare food makes it even more difficult to consider a lifestyle high in fresh plant foods. It seems far easier to rely on a meal plan provided by the college, or on …

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Women and Raw Foods: The Benefits

In today’s society, being a successful active, busy, woman, yet maintaining optimal health is quite difficult.  As women, we are constantly trying to find the latest diet trend or fad that will help us lose weight quickly, yet really work.  Whether you are a young woman just entering your twenties, or experiencing later stages of …

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The Effect of Sitting on Your Health: The New Cigarette?

Everyone sits. It’s part of life. Be it in the car during the commute to work or at home to relax, sitting is an integral part of the human existence. However, most people are not aware that sitting can be extremely detrimental to one’s overall health. Humans evolved to be active. While we’ve developed over …

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Switch Out Your Chocolate for Carob

While chocolate is a go-to dessert for many, it has some clear downsides. Loaded with sugar and caffeine, many people find it beneficial to cut out chocolate from their diets. Giving up chocolate can be easier than you think by simply substituting it with carob. Carob is a dark, sweet pod that comes from the …

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Autoimmune Diseases and The Impact of Raw

Did you know that over 50 million of Americans are suffering from autoimmune diseases? That is 20% of America’s population and about one in every five people. Shockingly, about 75% of those people are women. These statistics are quite startling, but also a big indication that our population is in need of a way to …

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Lyme Disease and The Power of Raw Food Eating

Lyme disease is one of the fastest growing diseases in America.  Every year more cases are diagnosed, and statistically are more prevalent than AIDS/HIV and breast cancer combined.  With that being said, there is constant controversy over how to properly heal and go into remission, since there is no defined “cure” for the disease.  The …

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pH and Your Mouth

pH, or potential Hydrogen, isn’t just something to be discussed in a high school science class. pH levels can have a big impact on your overall health. The pH scale ranges from 0, which is considered very acidic, to 14, which is basic or alkaline, with 7 being the most neutral level. A high acid …

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Turning Your World Upside Down — In A Good Way

With school, work, children, and a barrage of too many other responsibilities, life often feels like it’s turning upside down. Turning yourself physically upside down can actually make a positive impact in every aspect of life. Inversion exercises come with multiple benefits for both physical and mental health and can be achieved through yoga or …

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5 Year Old Speaks the Truth about Animals

I talk with Jo Jo about playing with animals and then eating animals. Most children play with their animal friends and then they eat animals because they’ve been taught to do this through indoctrination. Jo Jo clearly says we are not meant to eat animals. We are meant to love and respect them just as …

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