Author Archives: karen

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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Local Produce Vs. Store Bought/Imported Produce

Have you experienced the joy of growing your own vegetables and tasting your garden-fresh produce? Do you prefer your local farmer’s vegetables better than store bought veggies? What about that juicy tasting blueberry you ate right after you picked it? Or that delicious apple from the apple orchard? Local produce does not only taste better …

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Dry Fasting for Physical and Mental Benefits

In a world where one of the few things you can control is what food you choose to put in your mouth, various kinds of fasting have become popular for mental and physical health. People use fasting for detoxing, meditation, spiritual growth, and other benefits. Fasts come in many forms including juice fasts, wet fasts, …

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COWspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Planet Earth’s rapidly declining resources, atmosphere, and ecosystems are often attributed to carbon emissions from human machinery, factories, and waste of resources. However, the 2014 film COWspiracy: the Sustainability Secret, directed by Kip Anderson and Keegan Kuhn, seeks to expose the real biggest factor of greenhouse gas emissions that no one wants to talk about: …

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What A 21+ Year Raw Vegan Eats on A Typical Summer Day

I love the summer months as the produce is so plentiful and the farmers markets are full of heirloom tomatoes, delicious cucumbers and zucchinis grown locally and organically, beautiful big bunches of lettuce, red peppers which taste amazing, and so much more. Summer, and especially August, is my favorite time of year to eat! I’ve …

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Banana Cinnamon Buns

Ingredients: 5 bananas sliced lengthwise in 3 slices 7 dates, pitted and blended with 1/2 cup water Cinnamon Directions: 1. Lay banana slices down on a plate or dehydrator tray. 2. Spread date sauce evenly on the length of the inside of all banana slices. 3. Sprinkle with cinnamon. 4. Dehydrate at 115 degrees for …

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Immunity Boost Green Juice

Ingredients: 8 leaves Romaine Lettuce  2 Cucumbers 4 Kale leaves 2 small Granny Smith or Gala Apples or 1 of each Directions: Juice all ingredients and enjoy!

Pina Colada Green Smoothie

Ingredients: 2 bananas Big chunk of pineapple 2 large handfuls of baby spinach or Romaine lettuce 2 cups of water (or 2 cups of watermelon in season) Directions: 1. Chop bananas and pineapple. 2. Blend all ingredients until smooth. 3. Relish the vitamins and minerals. Copyright 2014 Karen Ranzi  Raw Vegan Recipe Fun for Families 115 …

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