Author Archives: karen

A glass of chlorine, please!

We have seen the spread of the plant-based diet in the last decade…which can be seen now around the globe. Many of us are fortunately becoming aware of the food we eat and seeking the path to our best health. But food isn’t the only important aspect of health. The human body is constituted of …

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You May Want to Rethink Your Barbecue

Dangers of the Barbecue by Karen Ranzi, M.A. Summer is here and so is the Barbecue! Upon entering my suburban driveway, I smelled the flesh of animals being barbecued outside of both homes flanking mine. Itʼs a putrid chemical smell that feels toxic in the air and makes me wish we lived at a greater …

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Solving Women’s Health Concerns Naturally

Even more women die of heart attacks than men. Overall, women’s health statistics are a great cause for concern.  In 1960, one in 20 women developed breast cancer; today that figure is one in eight. In fact, breast cancer is the leading cause of death in women between the ages of 35 and 54.  More …

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Marco Ranzi on Vegan BackPacking on the Appalachian Trail

Interview Excerpt with Karen Ranzi from “The Power of Raw Foods Summit” Marco Ranzi was raised on a whole food vegan lifestyle from birth along with his sister. Marco has been involved with sports and athletics since a young child, always loving the games of soccer, tennis and football. Later during his homeschool years he …

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How I Ate Raw Vegan Traveling in Croatia and Greece

by Karen Ranzi I was away most of the month of September with my family. After years of very intense work focused on vegan and raw food nutrition…writing books, articles, speaking and holding classes and retreats, I finally decided to take the time for some down time away from the computer (Even when traveling before, …

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69 Year Raw Vegan Triathlete

Interview with Nathan Batalion, 69 Year Raw Vegan Triathlete As many of us know, two important keys to staying healthy are to eat well and to get enough exercise. Whether it be running, biking, dancing, lifting weights, or any other form of exercise, we know that keeping our body moving is important for our health. …

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Malabsorption of Nutrients and How to Heal

Many people have heard of the word malabsorption, but what does it actually mean and how are people affected by it? “Malabsorption is defined as an inability to absorb nutrients from foods.” (Nationalnutrition.ca). Normally after you eat, your small intestine takes the nutrients from the food and absorbs it into your bloodstream and throughout your …

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How Emotions Affect Our Teeth

When we go to the dentist, we are told that in order to keep our teeth healthy, we need to brush and floss two or more times a day. However, is that the only way to keep our teeth healthy? Could other factors be harming our teeth other than sugary- processed foods and lack of …

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Grow Your Own Anti-Cancer Broccoli Sprouts

My son, Marco, and I have come to know that broccoli sprouts are among the healthiest foods we can eat. Like other sprouts, they give high quality protein and many other nutrients. They are life-force energy as they germinate. Broccoli sprouts are known to be anti-cancer and cancer preventative. Marco always has several jars of …

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