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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Hair Health and The Plant-Based Lifestyle

Many people believe that vegetarians and vegans have weaker hair because their diets lack animal protein. An article written by Jessica Chia for Allure Magazine says that hair is made up of protein, and iron is important for hair’s growth cycle. Because meat is commonly regarded as a protein source, without it many people think …

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Shedding Some Light on Nightshades

Foods such as eggplant, tomatoes, potatoes, goji berries, tomatillos, gooseberries, pepino melons, paprika, okra, and both spicy and sweet peppers have a hidden dark side. These foods belong to the nightshade, or Solanaceae, family. While nightshades sound scary, most people are relatively unaffected by these foods. For people with autoimmune disease or sensitive digestive systems …

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“What The Health” Documentary Review

       by Sarah Bate, Intern to Karen Ranzi, M.A. The Documentary “What The Health” is a mind-changing film to those who are ready for the powerful truth about the reasons to go plant-based.   The film centers around Director and Screenwriter, Kip Anderson, and his quest for answers from U.S. health organizations and …

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The Correlation between Methane and Climate Change

When most people think of major causes of climate change, they might think of the pollution coming from the exhaust of motor vehicles or even other forms of pollution that have an obvious negative effect on the environment. However, what if I told you that the main cause for climate change was the rearing of …

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The Effects Antibiotics Have on Human Health

The indoctrination of indulging in a diet that consists of a high amount of animal foods (milk, chicken, eggs, etc.) has been emphasized heavily throughout American culture. However, what if I told you that these animal foods are doing more harm to your body than good? Animals that are brought to slaughterhouses are malnourished and …

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