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About Orvel Douglas Living in New York City since 1993. I am a Nutrition & Diet Specialist. I am a Fruitarian who experiences Superior health by only eating living plant foods. I am here to give information to all my friends about good Nutrition and Exercise. And maybe one day they will cross over & experience this superior feeling.

Nutrition and health The body doesn’t function on isolated nutrition. For nutrients to be beneficial it must come from a whole source and not extracted. They’re thousands of micro nutrients that work in synergy with each other. If you start extracting you will change the Chemistry of that particular nutrient you are extracting. A chain is as strong as it’s weakest link Benefits of fruits To feel the benefits of fruits one doesn’t need to scoff down fruits constantly. To feel full on fruits one must run on empty .

Living foods A living body needs living foods. It cannot survive on anything dead. The decomposing from dead foods have already started it’s just a slow process. If you plant a seed it will grow into something beautiful and if you bury a body it will produce maggots on the decaying flesh. Let that marinate, no pun intended Are fruits Acidic? All high watery fruits are Alkaline even if the fruit is Acidic before eaten. After Digestion is what counts and not before. When fruits have been assimilated it is the cellular waste that determines whether your lymphatic system will be oxygenated or stagnant. An oxygenated Lymphatic system means the cellular waste was an Alkaline Ash and a Stagnant Lymphatic system means the cellular waste was an Acidic ash. These are important measures to measure health or toxicity. For the ones who don’t know what the Lymphatic system is it is the sewer system of the body.

Thought of the day what if I told you that a so-called balanced diet is balancing Disease. Have you ever questioned who make up these rules? You got it the Government! Do you think they have our best interest at heart?

People who follow a so called balanced diet reaps the benefits of sickness! Why do you leave it up to the government to tell you what to eat but at the same time you disagree in the way they are running the country! It doesn’t make sense to me. You trust them with your diet but not your country. The Government priorities are about making money. So you don’t think that they are making money from you being sick! Of course they are
On the other hand people who are eating a so called unbalanced diet are reversing disease and thriving with health Think about what I just said and make sure it marinates in your mind! I’m sure you will come up with an answer in your head. Hopefully the right answer. Many people are worried about B12 and other nutrients while eating a Fruitarian diet. Let me set the record straight! B12 is a bacteria that’s found in the soil. When rainwater hits the soil the arteries of the fruit trees(ROOTS) uptake the minerals in the soil and produce fruit trees! Every nutrient that is in that soil will be in that fruit! People talk about how the earth lack minerals which it really doesn’t because plant life wouldn’t be able to reproduce! Nature always have a backup plan when things start to go wrong. You have trees that are 100s of years old and are still standing. If the earth lacked minerals these trees would be dead from old age, they wouldn’t produce leaves, it wouldn’t produce fruit. You see fruit trees offer us fruits we eat the fruits, we discard the seed and new life begins. When you pull a vegetable from its roots nothing will grow back! The only things that grow back are wild herbs! That other stuff that y’all be eating is not food for human consumption. Your body cannot break down the cellulose because humans lack the enzyme Cellulase.
The bottom line is you can never lack anything on a fruitarian lifestyle because everything that is in the soil as been absorbed by the tree arteries, tree trunk, branches and fruit.

12 .Reasons to stop eating Dairy. You’re not a baby cow 1. Cow’s milk is intended for baby cows. We’re the only species (other than those we are domesticating) that drinks milk after infancy. And, we’re definitely the only ones drinking the milk of a different species. 2. Hormones. Not only are the naturally-present hormones in cow’s milk stronger than human hormones, the animals are routinely given steroids and other hormones to plump them up and increase milk production. These hormones can negatively impact humans’ delicate hormonal balance. 3. Most cows are fed inappropriate food. Commercial feed for cows contains all sorts of ingredients that include: genetically-modified (GM) corn, GM soy, animal products, chicken manure, cottonseed, pesticides, and antibiotics 4. Dairy products, when metabolized, are acid-forming. Our bodies are constantly striving for biochemical balance to keep our blood at 7.365 pH. Eating excessive acid-forming products can cause our bodies to overuse some of its acid-balancing mechanisms, one of which is the bones. Alkaline calcium is stored in the bones and released to combat excessive acidity in the body. Over time, bones can become fragile. 5. Research shows that the countries whose citizens consume the most dairy products have the HIGHEST incidence of osteoporosis. 6. Most dairy cows live in confined, inhumane conditions, never seeing the pastures of green grass they were intended to eat. 7. Most dairy products are pasteurized to kill potentially-harmful bacteria. During the pasteurization process, vitamins, proteins, and enzymes are destroyed. Enzymes assist with the digestion process. When they are destroyed through pasteurization, milk becomes harder to digest, therefore putting a strain on our bodies’ enzyme systems. 8. Dairy products are mucous-forming. They can contribute to respiratory disorders. When I remove dairy and sugar from the diets of my clients, they stop experiencing hay fever and seasonal allergies. 9. Research links dairy products with arthritis. In one study on rabbits, scientist Richard Panush was able to PRODUCE inflamed joints in the animals by switching their water to milk. In another study, scientists observed more than a 50% reduction in the pain and swelling of arthritis when participants eliminated milk and dairy products from their diet. 10 Most milk is homogenized, which denatures the milk’s proteins, making it harder to digest. Many peoples’ bodies react to these proteins as though they are “foreign invaders” causing their immune systems to overreact. Research also links homogenized milk to heart disease. 11. Pesticides in cow feed find their way into milk and dairy products that we consume. 12. Everyone as an intolerance to milk. Lactose intolerance is only the tip of the iceberg. Lactose will give you a physical symptom. But there is another silent killer which is the milk sugar Galactose. This sugar is in the background doing all the dirty work without any physical symptoms. This milk sugar is associated with cataracts in new born babies and adults. it’s also associated with ovarian cancer. If you are not lactose intolerant you should be worried about the silent killer Galactose.

Do we need 102 minerals Why are we the only ones who are trying to get 102 minerals! This doesn’t make sense to me! It seems like we believe everything we hear or read! Everything I write about health you should also question it by using your own critical thinking skills! 102 minerals don’t resonate with me. We are beings that do not need a complex diet! Simplicity is the key! Nature is very simple! You don’t see the animals in the wild searching for 102 minerals they just eat the diet that was designed for their species and they thrive with no deficiencies! But we silly humans are trying to get everything that man told us we need! We don’t even care if the minerals are rock minerals we just seem to care about that we are getting it! There are 1000s of nutrients on the planet! Do we need them all? No, we don’t! The human machine is very sophisticated and it will run optimum on less! The key to being healthy is to eat simply and not complex! A human machine is a complex machine but it runs on simple ingredients. If you are the type who are taking supplements or trying to get 102 minerals and you are still sick it’s time to change or rethink your regiment. When your diet is simple how nature intended you will see ailments starts to disappear in days rather than years! This something to think about. Everyone who has done my fruit challenges starts to feel better within days! How is this possible? They are not ingesting 102 minerals but they are feeling way better. You should all ponder on this and ask yourself this question is less really more!

CancerWe have all lost someone to cancer and I can tell you the treatment is worst than the Cancer itself! People please wake up and see what’s really happening when it comes to treatment.
If you have Cancer or a loved one as cancer please read this so you are not going into treatment blindly!
Thank you Jorge Ivan Lomeli for posting.This is how Big Pharma with their fucking minions that are bullying you to take ChemoChemotherapy is so poisonous that leaking a few drops of the drug onto your hand can severely burn it. If drops fall on a concrete floor, they can burn holes into it. Spilling any chemotherapeutic drug in the hospital or anywhere en route is classified as a major biohazard and it requires specialists with space-suits to dispose of it. Just imagine the holes chemotherapy creates inside your blood vessels, lymphatic ducts, and organ tissues when you undergo infusion after infusion! I have looked at the irises of patients (using iridology) who have gone through chemotherapy, and I saw the considerable erosion and damage of tissues throughout the body. Yes, this drug destroys cancer cells, but along with them, many of your healthy cells, too. Your entire body becomes inflamed. For this reason, your hair falls out when you undergo chemotherapy or radiation, and you cannot digest food anymore. Many patients develop anorexia – the loss of appetite or desire to eat. But this is not the only risk you can expect from modern cancer therapies. “Chemotherapy and radiation can increase the risk of developing a second cancer by up to 100 times,” according to Dr. Samuel S. Epstein ~ Congressional Record, Sept. 9, 1987. Given the extreme suffering cancer patients are being subjected to by undergoing cancer treatments, people like Jackie Onassis were fortunate to have died quickly, although unnecessarily.Tim O’Shea wrote in To The Cancer Patient: “…Chemo drugs are some of the most toxic substances ever designed to go into a human body, their effects are very serious, and are often the direct cause of death. Like the case of Jackie Onassis, who underwent chemo for one of the rare diseases in which it generally has some beneficial results: non-Hodgkins lymphoma.She went into the hospital on Friday and was dead by Tuesday.” I have personally seen cancer patients who successfully and naturally reversed their cancers but were then talked into taking a round of chemotherapy just to be sure to “get it all.” They all died within a day or two of the first treatment.The methods of modern medicine don’t fight disease, they fight the body. Disease is the body’s way of healing itself, and modern treatment is a sure way to impair or even destroy this ability. Sea salt Many people are using sea salts, and they think it healthy for them! These are salt rock minerals! They will harden your arteries and raise your blood pressure levels. If you want minerals to get them from your food which is organic. I want to share a private message I received today! They allowed me to share their story!Peace brother. Wanted to share something with you. It may be a little lengthy but hope you don’t mind. I’m vegan. I follow Dr. Sebi “food list”. Don’t smoke. Don’t drink. Exercise full body 3x’s a day. On the 31st of March, Friday morning around 4 is I woke up feeling light headed, nauseated, just out of it. Never happened before. Tingling in the face…some tightness in the face. Scary stuff. Heard it could be vertigo so I did things at home to try and treat it. Been kinda happening since the 31st till now. Saturday, the 8th, I went to Walmart and checked my blood pressure. It read 130/75. I went back Yesterday, the 9th, it read 150/97. Scared of course I went to the Walk in Clinic. They weighed me, took my pressure etc…by then it was 160/97. I told the Dr that I don’t drink, smoke and I’m vegan. He stated that I seem healthy but it must be my sodium intake. I’m thinking…it can’t be, I use “Real Salt” (that’s the actual name of the product). So he prescribed me a drug called Amlodipine Besylate 5mg (No I’m not going to take that stuff). I realize that the “Real Salt” contains 530mg sodium per 1/4 tsp…and I KNOW I consume more than that. Having said all that, I have decided to give the total raw fruitarian (maybe a little romaine lettuce here and there) ago. I have seen many of the testimonials of ppl who have followed this via your page and also YOU yourself. Whatever triggered this rise in HBP in me I’m gonna end it. I know it’s a journey and trust me I’m in for the long run. Will be keeping u posted and updated on my progress.More about Salt When you are a Raw vegan/Fruitarian and you don’t add any added salts too your diet your sweat will not taste salty. All this old information about losing electrolytes while sweating is a load of bollocks. The sodium that is present in fruits are absorbed directly into The cells. That salty stuff people sweating out is inorganic rock salt that the body is trying to get rid off supplements a waste of money Thank you QueenSharifa Siti for sharing your story with me over a year ago.

I have said it a 1000 times supplements are a waste of money. I wanted to update Orvel Douglas on my no vitamin challenge. I had been taking several daily.. But when I ran out of a couple of them about a month or more ago- you suggested I give them all up completely. Since my money is funny right now- I did. The results are– I feel just as good without them!!!! Maybe better. And one of my main indicators that whole foods is working for me is my nails!!! Ok I know they are not long … #Yet. But I’ve struggled my entire life with very short brittle nails– no white of the nail showing at all. Constantly breaking off. Very thin. I was taking some of those vitamins to help with my skin, hair and nails. Biotin I think it was… ANYWAY… Yea- my nails are growing! I know it doesn’t seem like much but trust me!!! I can see some white. They are strong and hard now, not thin anymore. I’m excited. Thanks for the advice! And you saved me some money.#PlantsAndFruitsWork!

What i eat on a fruitarian Lifestyle I’m getting many inbox messages asking me what type of fruits I eat, how much I eat, do I eat a certain type of fruit which as more amino acids to build muscle, how many calories am I eating in a day, do I drink water?
Here is my answer.
I eat the fruit that I am craving for at that moment.I eat until I’m satisfied whether it’s 2 mangoes or 10 then I’ll stop. I don’t eat by the clock, I eat when I’m hungryI never ever count calories or try to reach a caloric quota.Their is no such thing as a super fruit they are all super in their own right. All fruits contains amino acids which are the building blocks of life. I limit my fatty fruits like Avocado and coconuts. This is what keeps me ripped all year round. My aim is to keep my carbs high, fat and amino acids (protein)super low.Since becoming a fruitarian I have found that I do not need to drink water because of my high intake of watery fruits. I never get thirsty when eating fruits especially in the summer months.
The only time I ever get thirsty is if I eat a raw meal.
It’s that simple. SIMPLICITY IS THE KEY

My take on water This is my take on water.
This is why I recommend distilled water over any type of water in this feast, that’s if you you need to drink water! I don’t drink water but I eat my water from fresh organic ripe fruits! Prior to that I drank distilled water for over 25 years. If I ever get the need to drink water again I will drink distilled water over any other water because all other waters are dead. Please read belowAll water contains inorganic rock minerals except distilled water. Distilled water contains 0 minerals. In a perfect toxic free world we would drink rain water. Rain water is naturally distilled until it hits the streams where the rock minerals seeps into the water. These mineral we cannot use. But when the rain water hits the soil the minerals in the soil are organic this creates plant life. This is the only type of minerals the body can use. If you let your spring water evaporate you will see hard calcified stones left behind. This is exactly what happens in the body. Have you ever looked at the limescale that’s deposited around shower heads or a dripping faucet? Please take note! This doesn’t happen with distilled water this is why manufacturers of steam irons always recommend you to use distilled water because it won’t clog up the iron. This is all coming from
A place of critical thinking and not from science. It’s time for you all to think about things and not do something because everyone is doing it because you think it’s right. Water is on suppose to transport the minerals that are biodegradable and in a bicarbonated state following the hexagon type transport pattern only then will thee above be able to bi pass the body highly defense system and use such minerals to hydrate cells are produce more oxygen to throughout the plasma. This is why the whole water thing and ph alkaline thing is a hoax. Ok so your water has. High ph ok so what??? The potential oxygen means nothing is the water is not
Bio degradable
Bi carbonated
All atoms aligned
And in a hex formation
This is why I said I use distilled and add key limes I’m at lease getting an abundance of neg hydrogen ions which is the fuel the body runs off of. Industrial companies that use water for operations of their machines uses distilled water, manufacturers that sell steam irons recommends that you use distilled water so that the iron won’t rust, when patients are having dialysis they use distilled water. Why do you think they use distilled water? Because it doesn’t cause calcification! Other waters cause calcification and people are drinking it.
Sometimes you just need common sense to figure things out for yourself without looking for an answer from science.Common sense is like a flower that doesn’t grow in everyone’s garden. Start thinking for yourselfThis message wasn’t approved by the Alkaline/Spring/mineral water board! Are we all the same One of the common things that i hear all the time in these health related conversations is that we are not all the same, and the diet that they follow everyone as to follow what their bodies are telling them. To set the record straight.
We are all exactly the same when it comes to what we are suppose to eat. The only reason why different diets affect different people in different ways is because we all have a different level of Health or toxicity within us all. This is caused from humans adapting to eat different types of foods over the generations. You see if we all ate the same way from the beginning we would all be the same. You are probably wondering how do i know this. This is where my critical thinking comes in and here are the observations that i have noticed that bought me to this conclusion. We can learn a lot from nature. All the animals in the wild of the same species eat exactly the same. Their are no manuals in nature that tells these animals what they are suppose to eat. Its like a genetic blueprint within them that guides them to the type of foods they are suppose to eat. This as all to do with Mother nature laws. If these animals are in Africa to Asia they are following the exact same diet that their species are meant to eat without traveling to any of the continents to compare notes. We humans have lost that ability to know exactly what we are suppose to eat this is why we are all sick at different levels. We feed our domesticated pets with the same food and they become as sick as us with Arthritis, Cancer, Cataracts just to name a few. You wont see these animals suffering from these diseases in the wild. Their is only one Disease “TOXICITY”. One cure “DETOXIFICATION”. Once we have all reached this level of Detoxification we will all be exactly the same again. Real talk

Can muscle be built on fruits I was told it was impossible to build muscle on a exclusive fruit diet. I can expect this from a person who doesn’t follow a plant base diet because they don’t know any better. But to get it from people who do follow a plant base diet it’s kind of ironic. Certain ideologies that are based around a traditional diet is not the same ideologies when you follow a cooked vegan/raw/Fruitarian diet but some people tend to hold on to the old ideologies even thou they have changed their diets. I have to say brainwashing runs deep even in this lifestyle. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do something. Rules are made to be broken and at 53 I’m shattering all of them into a zillion pieces.


Strength training is something that should be done by everyone especially as you get older. This will help you to age gracefully. The reality of the matter is that if you don’t do some kind of strength training you are going to get weaker and weaker as you age. Can you imagine that you are unable to do a simple tasks that you always took for granted like opening a jar of pickle. If you don’t use it you will lose it. Real talk Does the earth really lack minerals Ok so I’m tired of hearing how the earth lacks minerals and we all need to supplement with something. Now my question is if the earth lacks minerals and we must take supplements where are they getting the ingredients to make these supplements which contains everything we suppose to need.
Don’t believe the hype! Yes the earth may not be mineral rich like thousands of years ago but it’s absurd to think that you can’t get everything you need. Do we see animals in there natural habitat deficient in minerals? No! Nutrition is very simple, it’s not rocket science but we silly humans make it complex. We are the sickest species in the animal kingdom And the reason for that is that man thinks he can improve on nature. We as humans are all designed to eat exactly the same as each other but we don’t. All the animals of the same species around the world eats exactly the same. There is no one to tell them what to eat it’s a natural instinct that is blue printed in their DNA. We are so far removed from nature that this blueprint we were programmed with as been lost in the hype of the modern world. Everyone is trying to supply themselves with individual nutrients so they are eating this food to get that nutrient and they still end up being depleted. The body is very unique the way it works it’s just not a cut and dry situation. My advice is eat simple. Eat foods that will keep your body in an elimination stage. Eat alkaline forming foods, exercise, practice stress relief.

Tip for fat loss
One of the most easiest and quickest way to lose fat is to
workout first thing in the morning on an empty stomach
The reason behind this.
You have been asleep for the last 7-8 hrs and carbohydrate in your system are very low at this time of the day. This is a perfect opportunity for your body to use fat as fuel rather than the preferred fuel your body would use which is carbohydrates.
If you have breakfast even something light your body will use what you ate for breakfast for energy. Fat is the last place that your body wants to turn to for fuel. That’s why you may have a little fat loss at first but not enough to get you where you want to be.
I have been following these principles for 15 years, that is one of the reasons i stay lean year round. I can honestly say that I am in the best shape of my life at almost 53 years old. Diet is the number one factor.Now you know my secret. Give it a try you don’t have anything to lose but Fat (PUN INTENDED) LOL

Secret to sculpting a mid section and great body The secret to sculpting a mid section that you would be proud of is doing a full body workout with minimum rest. Doing ab exercise will strengthen your mid section but it will not do much to reveal them.Doing compound exercise during your workout is the key. Compound exercises are exercises that are working more than one muscle at a time, this will activate fat burning compared to doing something like bicep curls which doesn’t use up a lot of energy. Moving from machine to machine in a circuit manner with minimum rest will put you in fat burning mode. You will be burning fat for the next 36 hours at rest.
I’m going to say it again doing traditional cardio will not get you toned as fast as High intensity interval training and/or weight training will. Traditional cardio will burn calories but once you finish exercising the fat burning will stop. On the other hand High intensity interval training will burn fat for the next 36 hours after exercise is over.
The reason for this is that traditional cardio uses a particular kind of muscle fiber which is called the slow twitch muscle fiber, this muscle fiber doesn’t really do much to activate your body to be in a fat burning mode. Initially weight loss will occur but that will plateau very quickly. This is why many never get into shape after exercising for so many years. With HIIT training and weight training this will activate your fast twitch muscles and super fast twitch muscles. These muscles activate Human growth hormones that are released from the Pituitary gland this hormone will activate fat burning for a very long time. For all this to work you must be eating a clean diet. Results are based around 80% diet 20% exercise. What foods are good for diseases I am always asked what food is good to prevent or help to reverse Diabetes, High blood pressure,Asthma, Cancer, high cholesterol and the list goes on. Here is my answer which may sound surprising.. Before one can become healthy the system must be cleaned on a regular bases. We are constantly eating day in day out without giving the body a rest. The only time the body gets some rest from digestion is when we are asleep which isn’t long enough. All diseases and minor ailments comes under one umbrella which is called inflammation it doesn’t matter what diagnoses you have been given. The human body is like a pipework everything inter connects with each other. To be truly healthy the body as to be treated as a whole. We tend to treat the body in sections this is why true healing can never take please. All diseases are a constipation in a particular area whether its Asthma, Diabetes, High blood pressure etc etc. As i mentioned above disease is a build up of mucus (Inflammation) in that area. Their is only one disease Toxicity even thou every disease is given a name to identify it where its located. The only way you can remove the constipation from these areas are through Detoxification. The body as to filter these toxins out but we never give it a chance to because we are constantly eating every single day. Energy is needed to detoxify the body but when one is still consuming food this is near impossible to do this because digestion takes up so much energy. Once you stop eating this is when healing can take place. We can learn a lot from animals! Have you ever noticed when your household pet is sick they don’t eat anything. They will come up to the food sniff it and walk away. This is happening because the body is trying to rid itself of what is ailing your pet. Appetite is removed so all energies can be focused to remove the constipation that ails your pet. The human body is exactly the same. The only mistake we make is that when one is sick and appetite as been lost we are told to eat up to give us strength which is far from the truth. You see when appetite is lost and you try to eat your body will naturally throw up what you tried to eat. At this point the body is on natures operating table and its trying to rid what ails you. THE WORST THING YOU CAN DO IS TRY TO EAT WHEN YOU DON’T HAVE A APPETITE. Your appetite will come back when the process is over.
This message was not approved by the FDA or the medical board. THIS MESSAGE IS FROM A CRITICAL THINKER.

Iron deficiency Many people are deficient in Iron so they eat loads of red meat, liver, chicken and other animal proteins to get enough Iron. This type of Iron is easily absorbed but their are consequences from getting an iron over load from these sources.
Iron: The Double-Edged Sword
Iron encourages the formation of cancer-causing free radicals. Of course, the body needs a certain amount of iron for healthy blood cells. But beyond this rather small amount, iron becomes a dangerous substance, acting as a catalyst for the formation of free radicals. Because of this, research studies have shown that higher amounts of iron in the blood mean higher cancer risk.
Once excess iron is absorbed by the digestive tract, the body stores it. Most of us accumulate much more iron than we need. In spite of the advertising from iron supplement manufacturers, “iron overload” is much more common in America than iron deficiency. Studies have shown that major contributors to iron excess are taking vitamin and mineral supplements that contain iron, excess consumption of red meat, and, to some extent, eating manufactured foods that have had iron added artificially. The iron present in these sources is highly absorbable. The iron in red meat, in particular, is a highly absorbable form (heme iron); however, iron from vegetarian food sources (nonheme iron) may prove to be a better choice because, while it isn’t absorbed as well as heme iron, it is sufficient to promote adequate iron levels without encouraging iron stores above the recommended range provides adequate iron, without the risk of overload. A diet high in fruits and veggies will meet these needs
PHYSICIANS COMMITTEE FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE Why are people getting Arthritis Have you noticed that people are getting Arthritis, Hip replacements, Knee replacements at an earlier age. I will give you my thoughts on this phenomenon that only use to strike people in their 70s-80s.
Some people who are suffering with these ailments usually tell me that they use to be very active in sports when they were younger and the joints as worn out because of this.
I’m going to tell you that Diet as everything to do with this plague of Arthritis, Hip replacements, and Knee replacements. The type of foods we eat as an impact on our health, Whether its good health or bad health. The typical standard diet that most are accustomed to for example Bread, Meats, Rice, Cereals, Cheese, Butter, Pasta, creates an acidic environment in the body. This is a huge problem because the human body is slightly alkaline about 7.3 on the PH scale. If your not familiar with the term Alkaline and Acidic this is what it mean.
( The acidity or alkalinity of a chemical can often be measured in terms of its pH, (POTENTIAL HYDROGEN) which is a scale that runs from 0 to 15. A pH of 7 is a neutral pH, which means that there are equal amounts of acidic and basic compounds. Alkaline substances have a pH that is higher than 7, whereas acidic substances have a pH below 7.)
When our diet is made up of Acid forming foods our bones releases Calcium phosphate as a buffer to neutralize the acidity to keep the homeostasis. (Balance) The problem with this is when calcium phosphate is released it cannot be reabsorbed by the bones and this in turn creates bones spurs on the bones and in the joints, it also makes the bones weaker and porous which could lead to osteoporosis. Acid forming foods causes inflammation in the body and where you find inflammation you will find Disorders & Disease.
Alkaline forming foods are found in all fruits and vegetables that is why at least 80% of your diet should come from this source. When your body is getting enough of these foods the blood becomes highly oxygenated, Every cell is getting all the nourishment it needs, it helps or even may reverse health issues you may be suffering from. Your body accepts Alkaline foods with open arms but with acidic forming foods their is always a fight…I hope this explanation will help you understand how diseases thrive and how you can improve your health..Real talk How do i survive on fruits Many people are always asking me how do i stick to eating a fruit diet and this is something that they could never do. Some people call me extreme for the way i eat. Well extreme is in the eyes of the beholder! I wouldn’t call my diet extreme because what i have done is only removed the fake foods that were made in a lab that man thinks he can do better than what nature can produce. These are the food like products that you will find in your local supermarket. I know i’m only a minority but i can say that the majority are being extreme by consuming something that doesn’t come from the land that are made with chemicals which will do your body more harm than good.
I eat to live, not live to eat! We all have a choice when we decide to eat something. The first thing you have to change is your mindset before you can change anything else. Once you can do that anything is possible. This is how i arrived at this stage. It took many years but now i’m in control of all the choices i make. This applies to all aspects of my life. Are we born with bad genes So i keep on hearing from people saying their high blood pressure, diabetes or whatever name that disease was given is hereditary. We were not born with bad genes we were born with bad habits. You see in families genes are passed down from both parents. In our family history we are all predisposed to some kind of disease that as been passed down to us in our genes. So if you see that high blood pressure, Diabetes, high cholesterol etc etc runs in your family you are definitely at risk. You see lifestyle is a big factor especially the food you eat. You see parents are the ones who teaches a child how to eat and that child will grow up and teach their child exactly what they were taught. This is how disease runs in family or health runs in family. Everything you eat will do two things, it will promote health or fuel disease. The human body is very forgiving. it fights a battle every single second of the day to keep you well but after a period of time the body runs out of it’s natural resources to continue the fight. This is when disease shows it’s ugly head. You see diseases like Cancer, Diabetes doesn’t happen over night your body as been fighting this for at least 15 years or more but as i said above once your natural resources runs out disease shows its ugly head. in my Family cancer runs very high on my fathers side and high blood pressure, heart disease and diabetes runs on my mothers side of the family. You do not have to become an helpless victim to any of these diseases. If you continue to eat how your parents ate and your great grandparents and so on you are setting yourself up for the same things they perished from. Healthy foods have the way of keeping those sleeper cells asleep. unhealthy foods will wake those sleeper cells up which you don’t want that to happen. Many people tell me oh my grandparents were eating pork or whatever unhealthy foods all their lives and they lived to over 100. What people fail to understand that many of these people didn’t live to 100 they existed to 100. Their is a very big difference. Many people are kept alive by pills or should i say kept responsive in a comatose state for many years. This is not what living is about this is existing. You see quality of life should always be the number one factor than quantity. If you live until you are 70 with good health you have had a good quality life. I’d rather live to 70 years old than exist to 100. You get my point! The take home message is if you want a good quality of life eat good healthy food and don’t play Russian roulette with your life because the only one is going to suffer are you and your children’s children.

Can the body use protein The body cannot use protein it can only use amino acids. When the vegetarian animals that people eat these animals are eating amino acids which are all found in all plant life. Once ingested these amino acids are formed into protein.(SOMETHING THE BODY CANNOT USE)When humans eat animals they are eating protein that was formed from the biological process from eating amino acids. The body cannot use protein so it as to break down the protein to its simplest form which is amino acids. Within the protein are saturated fats cholesterol and all the undesirable by products of what that animal ate. When you eat plants from the source you are eating amino acids in its simplest form that the body can use. It doesn’t have to be broken down into anything. It’s better to get it from the source and cut the middle man out which are the animals. Saying all this the body cannot use protein only amino acids. It’s a big myth. What do i really eat I’m getting asked a lot of Questions about my diet and exercise program so here it is. My diet is very simple and basic. I eat mono meals for the most part of it. Mono meals means I’m eating one type of fruit every time I eat. I eat when I’m hungry. If I’m not hungry I won’t eat. I don’t have a target amount of food that I am aiming for in a day. I don’t count calories. I eat high watery foods. I don’t eat avocados,coconuts, nuts, seeds, only if I prepare some kind of special dish which is very rare, or if I eat out at a raw food restaurant. I eat between the hours of Noon and 7-8pm. I fast on no food and no liquids between the hours of 7pm and noon. I vary rarely drink water. I eat my water from the fruits I eat. I workout at 5am each morning my work outs last for about 45 minutes to one hour. I will strength train one day and the next day I will do High intensity interval training or high speed running. I train my abs every day. I workout 7-12 days straight then I will take 2 days off. That’s about it. Thyroid gland Your thyroid gland manufacturer a hormone T4 because it as 4 iodine atoms attached. Two things can happen with this hormone. It can be converted to active form of the hormone T3 which will boost metabolism and keep your body burning calories or it can be converted to inactive T3. When your diet is rich in simple sugars (carbs) more of the T4 is converted to T3 and metabolism will get a boost. If you are following a low carb diet the T4 gets converted to inactive T3. If you also restrict your diet this. An happen. This is the body way of holding on to fat and turns down the production of the fat burning hormone. Take home message your thyroid needs fruits. Greens can also hinder this process and wreck havoc on your thyroid .Are we all biologically the same “One of the common things that i hear all the time in these health related conversations is that we are not all the same, and the diet that they follow everyone as to follow what their bodies are telling them. To set the record straight. We are all exactly the same when it comes to what we are suppose to eat. The only reason why different diets affect different people in different ways is because we all have a different level of Health or toxicity within us all. This is caused from humans adapting to eat different types of foods over the generations. You see if we all ate the same way from the beginning we would all be the same. You are probably wondering how do i know this. This is where my critical thinking comes in and here are the observations that i have noticed that bought me to this conclusion. We can learn a lot from nature. All the animals in the wild of the same species eat exactly the same. Their are no manuals in nature that tells these animals what they are suppose to eat. Its like a genetic blueprint within them that guides them to the type of foods they are suppose to eat. This as all to do with Mother nature laws. If these animals are in Africa to Asia they are following the exact same diet that their species are meant to eat without traveling to any of the continents to compare notes. We humans have lost that ability to know exactly what we are suppose to eat this is why we are all sick at different levels. We feed our domesticated pets with the same food and they become as sick as us with Arthritis, Cancer, Cataracts just to name a few. You wont see these animals suffering from these diseases in the wild. Their is only one Disease “TOXICITY”. One cure “DETOXIFICATION”. Once we have all reached this level of Detoxification we will all be exactly the same again. Real talk” Can you be deficient on a plant base diet I get many inbox messages about diet. The number one question I get from People is that they’re worried about being deficient on a plant-base diet. Here is my take on this question. You will never be deficient on a plant-base diet. A plant base diet will supply your body with everything it needs. You should never try to get all the nutrients that one is conditioned to believe that one needs. If your diet is limited like mine you still don’t have to worry about this because if your terrain is clean your body will function on little nutrition and the body can recycle what it needs.You don’t have to eat foods that you may be lacking that particular nutrition because if your terrain isn’t clean you can eat until the cows come home and it won’t make a difference. The standard Diet is very deficient but know one worries about that. What do you think heart disease, Cancer, high blood pressure are just to name a few? They are all deficiencies. People are over fed and under nourished on the Standard diet but as soon as one changes ones diet to a healthy diet they are worried. If you don’t trust the diet you are eating you shouldn’t bother following that way of eating. You must have confidence in what you are eating and don’t let anyone tell you that you will lack nutrition. I always use the animals in the wild as a reference. All these animals eat a raw diet and all of them in the same species may eat one type of plant or the carnivores in the wild will kill it’s pray and eat it. (No cooking involved) These animals are never deficient in anything eating one type of food but us silly humans are deficient eating all these combinations trying to get every nutrient on the planet. The body doesn’t work like that. Most people’s Colon is a cesspool of toxins that can carry over 50 pounds of unwanted fecal matter that as built up over a lifetime. This is why one suffers from deficiencies because the terrain needs to be clean. Take home message if you are deficient in any nutrients you have to clean the terrain. This is the only way the body will be able to operate at an optimum level. Are humans Frugivores Humans are designed to eat mostly fruit. We’re frugivores, just like monkeys and chimps. We have the same physiology, the same stomach acidity, the same tooth structure, the same sweat glands, etc. The evidence suggesting humans are primarily fruit eaters is so overwhelming, that it just goes to show how influential our educational indoctrination truly is. Carnivores,Omnivores, Herbivores,Frugivores all eat their food raw. We are the only ones on the planet that eats cooked foods. If we were supposed to eat meat we should have the teeth to rip the animal apart with our teeth and eat without any consequences. You can rip any fruit apart in its raw state and eat. This is something to ponder upon. The right fuel for the body Sugar is the main need of the human body. Every cell in the body requires sugar. Sugar = carbon. That is why we call foods high in sugar, carbo-hy-drates (carbon chained constituents). Carbon and oxygen are essential, up OVER fats and proteins (amino acids). They are essential to create ATP. That is cell energy (charging the battery of the cell) which the body needs to thrive. These carbon cells feed and eliminate, just as every living thing on the planet does. Fruits are higher in antioxidants and astringents and will move your lymphatic system far better than vegetables. This is why one sees a lymphatic response when fruit is consumed. That is what you want. Complex nutrition is not designed for homo sapiens (nor most species) in actuality. Simplicity in digestion and absorption is key. Since energy is at the core of all healing, we must choose foods to eat that are high energy, high vibration, have high astringent qualities to pull on the lymphatic system and digest quickly to allow the body the time and energy it needs to clean itself out, strengthen and rebuild, and heal. Fruits have the highest amount of energy of all the foods. There is a process called biological transmutation (which is not well understood in the medical field) where the body transforms one energy source into another. In order to experience pure energy, you must consume pure energy. The lower the energy of the food you eat, the lower your systemic energy becomes. The energy of foods is measured in angstroms. Cooked foods (dead foods) have 0 energy. Cancer patients (generally) have 4875 angstroms of energy in their bodies. Fresh, raw veggies have 8 – 9,000 angstroms of energy. Fresh, raw fruits have 8 -10,000 angstroms of energy. The more energetic the foods are that you eat, the more vibrant and healthy you become. Fruits are far superior to vegetables for healing and long term health and vitality. Don’t be afraid of fruit sugar. All sugars are not the same. There is a big difference between a simple sugar and a complex sugar. Fruit contains fructose, which is a simple sugar. Fruits, being a simple sugar, are superior for diabetics, pancreatitis, hepatitis, and all other gastric and intestinal conditions. Fructose does not require insulin or extensive digestive enzymes. Fructose is not broken down into glucose; it absorbs directly into the bloodstream ready to be used. It needs no conversion. Fruits’ magnetic (electrical) energy is the highest of all foods, making them superior brain and nerve foods. They will bring energy to the body where most other foods take it away.Our body is not meant for complex sugars, complex carbohydrates, processed foods full of chemicals, toxins and processed sugars like corn syrup, which in no way, shape or form resembles a simple sugar. It has been so processed and concentrated it is poison and unrecognizable to the body. Fruits contain living enzymes, amino acids, minerals and a full range of living nutrients in proper life-enriching balance. We need living water with elements in it to remove the rotting, toxic junk inside our lymph, organs and glands. Fruit is the best water we have available on the planet at this time. Drinking large amounts of water won’t hydrate the cells interstitially. You need live, living water from fresh, raw, alkaline, high vibration, high energy fruits, berries and melons. Hydration of the body is a lymphatic issue. Dehydration is an acidosis and you must correct that. That is what detoxification does. Fruits are the optimal cleansers and scrubbers of the body’s gigantic sewer system, the lymphatic system. As you increase the energy of the physical body, you lift yourself up out of despair and disease.

Do we really need to take B12 B12 is a gut issue for one to correct a deficiency one needs to clean the gut to create an environment for nutrients to be absorbed. Over use of Antibiotic, gluten, sugar are some of the common things that will kill of the gut flora. Eating a diet high in fruits contains prebiotics. Prebiotics are the food for the gut flora. Prebiotics are found in the fiber of the fruit. The more good bacteria you have the better. Eating an Alkaline diet will help for these bacteria to increase and decrease the bad bacteria. This will cause an environment that nutrients can be assimilated.

The truth about low carb diets When carbohydrate intake or utilization is insufficient to provide glucose to the cells that rely on it as an energy source, ketone bodies are formed from fatty acids. An increase in circulating ketones can disturb the body’s acid-base balance, causing metabolic acidosis. Evidence suggests that even mild acidosis can have potentially deleterious consequences over the long run, including low blood phosphate levels, resorption of calcium from bone, increased risk of osteoporosis, and an increased propensity to form kidney stones.

It’s not what you eat its what you expel It’s not what you eat it’s what you expel! It doesn’t matter the amount of healthy foods you eat that contains an impressive nutrition profile it’s not going to do your body any good! What’s the point of trying to get all the nutrients on the planet when your body cannot absorb it. Detoxification is the key to health. You have to remove the obstructions to be healthy! Any amount of nutrition will not do that. When people decide to fast they will say oh I need this nutrient and that nutrient while I’m doing this because I will be deficient. If you are trying to get nutrients while fasting you are defeating the purpose. The definition of fasting means you shouldn’t be eating anything. Any nutrients taken in will defeat the purpose of cleansing this includes minerals. This is why alkaline/ spring/well water etc etc should never be used because the fasting will be compromised because now you have minerals in your system which is cell food. This will halt the detoxification. If one is doing a water fast Distilled water should be used because it is pure H2O which means it contains 0 minerals (CELL FOOD). Now I know some one is going to comment distilled water is acidic! Before you do that let me answer your question here. We need a balance of about 80% Alkaline 20% Acid in our body to keep the homeostasis. If your aim is to try and get 100% Alkaline in your body you are going the wrong way about it.

Fruitarian lifestyle is not about fasting I am seeing many people fasting for long periods of time while they are on fruits. They have no energy and getting very strong Detox symptoms. Let me set the record straight. The Orvel Douglas 31 day fruit feast as nothing to do with intermittent fasting, Dry fasting, water fasting. This fruit feast is about eating when you’re hungry and stop when you are satisfied. You can eat as much fruit as you like this is why its called a fruit feast. People on this feast are fasting and getting sick. Dry fasting and water fasting should only be done by people who have followed a raw diet for a long time. This isn’t something one should jump into coming from a cooked diet. When you have followed a raw diet for a while your body will naturally do this! If you are forcing your body day in and day out you will cause more harm than good. Their isn’t any rush to cleanse your body. It took you years to get there and it will take you years to undo the damage. Nice and slow is the pace to go. Please don’t follow what i do. I naturally do what my body asks for. I’ve been at this for many years. Over the last 12 years i’ve done water fasts and ate clean this is why i can operate with lots of energy without consuming a lot of food. If you are becoming rail thin, no muscle tone, no energy you are causing your body harm.Does food make you healthy or detoxification. It’s not what you eat it’s what you expel! It doesn’t matter the amount of healthy foods you eat that contains an impressive nutrition profile it’s not going to do your body any good! What’s the point of trying to get all the nutrients on the planet when your body cannot absorb it. Detoxification is the key to health. You have to remove the obstructions to be healthy! Any amount of nutrition will not do that. When people decide to fast they will say oh I need this nutrient and that nutrient while I’m doing this because I will be deficient. If you are trying to get nutrients while fasting you are defeating the purpose. The definition of fasting means you shouldn’t be eating anything. Any nutrients taken in will defeat the purpose of cleansing this includes minerals. This is why alkaline/ spring/well water etc etc should never be used because the fasting will be compromised because now you have minerals in your system which is cell food. This will halt the detoxification. If one is doing a water fast Distilled water should be used because it is pure H2O which means it contains 0 minerals (CELL FOOD). Now I know some one is going to comment distilled water is acidic! Before you do that let me answer your question here. We need a balance of about 80% Alkaline 20% Acid in our body to keep the homeostasis. If your aim is to try and get 100% Alkaline in your body you are going the wrong way about it.

This means it delivers great benefits that are so easy to consume in a daily juice routine! Plus, celery is a good source of dietary fiber with 1.6g of fiber in every 100g. This humble vegetable packs quite a punch!

So what do all these vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients mean for your health? When celery juice is consumed daily as a fresh morning juice, studies and reports show it:

1. Reduces Inflammation

A study published in Molecular Nutrition and Food Research found that apigenin (contained in celery) can help modify or reduce damage caused by inflammation and restore immune balance. Essentially it works by starving the pathogens, including unproductive bacteria and viruses, that create inflammation.

This revelation is incredibly beneficial for those suffering chronic and autoimmune disease as well as any of these conditions that create or are caused by inflammation: Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, rheumatoid arthritis (RA), fibromyalgia, myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), Lyme disease, migraines, vertigo, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diabetes, psoriasis, eczema, acne, lupus, Guillain-Barré syndrome, sarcoidosis, Raynaud’s syndrome, Ménière’s disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), gout, bursitis, bloating, intestinal cramping, distention, acid reflux, vertigo, constipation, restless leg syndrome, tingles, numbness.

See why it’s becoming known as a miracle juice?

2. Boosts Brain Function

The mineral salts in celery support the body’s central nervous system, helping reduce brain fog, anxiety, depression, memory loss, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and more.

The electrolytes found in celery are able to hydrate you on a deep cellular level which lessens your chances of suffering from migraines, anxiety, panic attacks, and assists with managing stress.

3. Improves Thyroid Function

The mineral salts in celery help to cleanse the thyroid of toxins, particularly the Epstein-Barr virus, and increase production of the thyroid hormone T3.  This is particularly useful for anyone suffering hypothyroidism.

4. Reduces the Risk of Cancer

Studies are being conducted into the molecule apigenin and the flavanoid luteolin, both found in celery, to understand their effect on cancer cells. While we don’t have the evidence to suggest a ‘cure’ for cancer, a study published in Current Cancer Drug Targets said “Recent epidemiological studies have attributed a cancer prevention property to luteolin.”

5. Improves Gut Health

Anthony William, the Medical Medium, is the champion for celery juice and even goes as far as to say “Celery juice is one of the most profound ways, if not the most profound way, to restore digestive health. It is that powerful.”

Celery juice strengthens hydrochloric acid in the gut which is a critical element in digestion and keeping the digestive system alkaline. When hydrochloric levels are out of balance then food may not be sufficiently digested in the stomach leading to a lack of nutrient absorption from the food and bad acids to develop from the food rot.  A good daily dose of celery juice can help rebuild the stomach’s complex balance of hydrochloric acid, strengthen the digestive system, lower the levels of bacteria, viruses and invaders thereby strengthening the intestinal linings and easing constipation and bloating.

6. Improves Mood

Because our emotions are connected to the gut, by improving gut health you can also see an improvement in your mood, particularly reversing feelings of fear, panic, shock or nervousness.

7. Supports the Liver

Celery juice can help detox the liver and repair liver cells enabling the liver to increase its bile production and function better, which in turn supports better digestive health. A sluggish, stagnant, fatty liver can worsen low hydrochloric acid symptoms in the digestive system, so by taking celery juice to improve both the liver and digestion, a whole host of symptoms can be remedied in one go.

8. May Lower Blood Pressure

The powerful nutrients in celery juice support better heart health in a number of ways. It lowers LDL cholesterol, reduces the effects of stress hormones such as cortisol, and relaxes smooth muscles inside the blood vessels which all support the lowering of high blood pressure.

9. Beauty Booster

Hair and skin can benefit from celery juice too! Being 95% water celery juice helps to hydrate and brighten the skin, and its high levels of vitamin A can positively affect hair by providing nourishment to the roots and stimulating growth.

10. Antiseptic/Antibacterial Benefits

Celery’s mineral salts are antibacterial and can kill bacteria such as strep, and can help cure urinary tract infections (UTIs), chronic sinus infections, acne, IBS, and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), plus it encourages a healthy environment for “good” bacteria.

When these powerful mineral salts make contact with viruses such as Epstein-Barr, HHV-6, and shingles; bacteria such as Streptococcus and other pathogens—troublemakers responsible for chronic illness—the salts begin to break down the pathogens’ cell membranes, eventually killing and destroying them.


Some recommend starting the day with 16 ounces of celery juice daily on an empty stomach and waiting 15 minutes before eating a healthy breakfast to allow it to work its ‘magic’. By taking it first up in the morning you can strengthen your digestive system and set you in good stead for the rest of the day.

While slamming down a glass of plain celery juice may be beneficial, and exciting for a small few, it may be a difficult tonic to take. Celery is a wonder vegetable, but it doesn’t necessarily have a wonderful taste!  Our preferred method is to juice it following this recipe bringing a fresh, balanced flavor with the addition of lime and cucumber.  

If you’re getting started and can’t quite deal with the straight celery juice taste I encourage you to try the following recipe.

• Celery Juice
• Lime
• Cucumber

Also, our favorite juicer for celery juice and for all juicing needs is a cold-pressed variety and our most trusted brand and the originator of the vertical cold-pressed juicer technology is Hurom. You can find out more in our juicer buying guide.

Fab or Fad? The Celery Juice Verdict

With so many incredible benefits packed into one small, easy to make glass of celery juice, this is one health trend we will be continuing to incorporate into our daily routine.

If you’ve got symptoms plaguing you or you feel that you could do with a health boost, why not try adding celery to your diet and see how much better you feel?

Let your local organic greengrocer know to keep this wonder vegetable in stock for you and get juicing!

Tell us in the comments below how taking celery juice has helped your improve your health and wellbeing.

Cooked foods are stimulants and sedatives meaning that you may feel good for a minute when eating them but once you create mucus and acids in the body this will have an effect on your emotional and mental bodies and you will soon feel like crap. Whole cooked foods vs a SAD diet, of course, will improve your health but nothing like the raw foods.

Energy activates the nervous system and creates blood flow and circulation to the brain which helps the brain function better. Raw foods are nootropics they make you feel good. Dead foods lack energy, they are hard to digest, burn up your electrolytes, dehydrate you and in return will lower your energy and your mood!

The majority of raw foods are alkaline forming except for none sprouted nuts and seeds and your raw animal foods are not foods they are living beings that should not be eaten which means they don’t belong on the food group categories.

You must understand that your organs and glands when not functioning properly will affect your emotional body and lower your mood as a result. It’s the acids that are a problem and the lack of energy in the cooked foods.

If the food is acidic then the acids will create ash in the body and end up in your lymphatic system. If these acids don’t get properly detoxed out of your body through the skin and kidneys then they will end up in your tissue and when acids chew on your organs and glands this will cause the following reactions that will end up lowering your mood and much more.

When the parathyroid gland gets compromised from acids then this gland stops producing parathormone which is a hormone that helps the body utilize calcium. If you don’t utilize calcium properly and your body is acidic already then your body will steal calcium from bones and connective tissue to fight off acids and the result is going to lead to depression because not utilizing calcium can cause depression and this is common with mothers with parathyroid weakness after they have had a baby because they already are not utilizing calcium and the baby stealing your calcium as well can lead to postpartum depression. Another reason to clean the body with the fruit and raw food before having children so you can fix the body systemically for your greater good and to strengthen your child’s genetics as well.

Let’s say acids end up chewing on your liver!? Raw foods clean the liver and cooked foods overwork the liver and damage the liver over time. Have you ever meet a person with liver problems!? Angry people! A toxic liver can create anger problems in people. When the liver gets clean on a living foods diet people experience there temper going away and no longer deal with anger outburst anymore. If you are an angry person and have a short fuse go after to liver with herbs and fruit and see if your mood improves I’m confident it will.

If your dealing with anxiety and your always nervous and shaky and on edge then you have chronic adrenal gland weakness meaning acids and metabolic waste in the body has been accumulating in your body and they found homes in the spaces around the cells of your adrenal glands. When the adrenal glands go down you lose Neurotransmitters and you stop producing chemicals that keep you calm and feel good like dopamine and serotonin and many more. Cooked foods will only weaken your adrenal glands and chemicals and stimulate, stress and toxic environments as well.

If your nervous system is compromised and your adrenals are down then your mood is going to suck and the anxiety will lower your mood. Cooked foods may sedate you but this is only a temporary bandaid because the result will weaken your adrenal glands more and the result will clog up the kidneys as well because the adrenal glands are attached to the kidneys and if you don’t filter waste out of the lymphatic system you will back it up with acids and metabolic waste and when the glands go down and they fail to produce steroids and hormones your mood will be affected as a result.

Raw foods better your mood especially the fruits, berries and melons and the cooked foods lower your mood. It’s simple the more acidic you become the lower mood you will have. The more hydrated you are and alkaline then the better your mood will be. Your happiness will be found with spirituality and nature. Raw foods are natural and cooked foods are not it’s really that simple. Cooking is survival not essential. I’m just speaking the truth and I am not a purest ether. I do eat cooked foods sometimes but when I do I also experience a lower food vs when I am 100% raw and basing my consumption on mainly fruit.

Get back to nature my friends, get back to the diet your biologically designed to eat, tap into your intuitive consciousness, let your instincts guide you, surrender to the present moment, and I promise you my friends you will thrive!

Written by Jonathon RA Stearns AKA the Mangotarian

Maintaining the health of your gut is probably the number one thing you can do for your overall health. While you might think your gut is in perfect shape, it may not be! After all, the body is an integrated ecosystem, so imbalances in one area of the body can manifest themselves in an entirely different area.

Researchers are becoming increasingly aware that an unhealthy gut can compromise things like immunity, cognitive function, healthy weight, hormonal balance and much more. One of the easiest things you can do to heal your gut is to add beneficial bacteria, known as probiotics, to your daily diet.

Enjoy Greater Immunity

Surprisingly, 80% of our immune system is located in our digestive system! That means by boosting gut health, we naturally boost our immunity too.

Many studies have shown that regular intake of probiotics has a positive effect on immune health. Even when our bodies are under extreme pressure probiotics can give us a much needed boost, with research showing that long-distance runners who supplement with probiotics enjoy greater immune function.
Treat Inflammation

Chronic inflammation in the body is linked to a multitude of illnesses like asthma, allergies, heart disease, cancer, premature aging and more. Probiotics may actually help quell this excess inflammation and prevent or improve its associated conditions.

One study, carried out in Ireland, found that certain probiotic bacteria can help treat patients with inflammatory conditions such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, psoriasis and ulcerative colitis.
Reduce Blood Pressure

A review of nine studies has shown a definite link between consuming beneficial bacteria and lower blood pressure levels – something that should be of particular interest to the one in three Americans suffering with hypertension.
Lower Cholesterol

Probiotics may be one of the many foods and drinks that can help lower cholesterol, according to a study of middle-aged men. They found that a daily fermented milk drink (a natural source of probiotics) reduced total cholesterol and LDL (‘bad’) cholesterol levels by 6% and 10% respectively.

It should be noted that not all studies have achieved these positive results, leading researchers to think that only certain strains of the bacteria are effective at reducing cholesterol.
Improve Learning and Memory

The brain and gastrointestinal system share an intimate connection – known as the brain-gut axis – which is why a healthy gut leads to a healthy brain. In one piece of research, healthy women given a probiotic-rich yogurt for four weeks displayed improved brain function when compared to either the placebo or control groups.
Boost Mood

The brain-gut axis may explain why probiotics have been found to help fight depression and anger too. In a study carried out in the Netherlands, scientists discovered that participants who took probiotics had a significant reduction in negative and aggressive thoughts.
Alleviate IBS

Some probiotics can alleviate the inflammatory and digestive symptoms associated with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) according to a review of 19 studies. These friendly bacteria may also maintain remission of Crohn’s Disease and avoid the recurrence of pouchitis – a complication of the surgery used to treat ulcerative colitis.

Prevent or Treat Diarrhea

Taking probiotics increases the ‘good’ bugs in your system, which work to crowd out the ‘bad’ ones – the ones that lead to diarrhea and other stomach problems. It’s no surprise then that several studies have found probiotics shorten the course of diarrhea in sufferers, particularly those with antibiotic-associated diarrhea.

It’s also a good idea to load up on probiotics before traveling, as they are a safe and effective way to prevent infectious diarrhea, says an analysis of 23 trials.
Cure Urinary Tract Infections

Some research says UTIs – which affect over 50% of women – can be prevented with regular intake of probiotic foods, drinks or supplements.
Prevent Childhood Eczema and Allergies

Childhood eczema is an early sign of allergies – and probiotics may just help prevent both conditions in infants.

In a study of 241 women, scientists discovered that those who took probiotics while pregnant experienced a decrease in the occurrence of childhood eczema in their babies. While 71% of infants in the placebo group suffered eczema at least once, just 29% of infants in the probiotic group did.
Lose Weight

At least one piece of research suggests it may be possible to use probiotics to treat obesity. Keep in mind that a sluggish digestive system (which can be improved through probiotics) hinders weight loss.
Improve Oral Hygiene

There is a growing body of research to highlight the beneficial role of probiotics in taking care of your pearly whites – particularly when it comes to preventing and treating oral infections, dental caries, periodontal disease and bad breath.

Whole grains are an important part of a Vegan and plant-based lifestyle. Consuming at least three servings of whole grains per day can reduce the risk of some chronic health conditions like cardiovascular disease, type II diabetes, and certain cancers. Studies also showed that eating whole grains in place of refined grains can reduce potentially dangerous excess abdominal fat, a buildup that can raise blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and even cause insulin resistance (potentially leading to diabetes)…..Don’t think of these grains as a side dish. I eat these grains as my main dish…

Here are 14 organic whole grains that I stock in my home and eat at least three of every day :

1. Amaranth
Once considered a weed, amaranth is now known for its killer nutritional value. This grain is high in fiber (21 percent of the daily recommended value per cup), and it’s also a great source of the amino acid lysine and nutrients magnesium, calcium, and squalene, a compound that may help prevent cancer. Plus, it’s also a protein powerhouse: In one study, rats that consumed amaranth grew more than those that were fed maize thanks to the grain’s 9 grams of protein per cup. It also has cholesterol-lowering potential….I mix it with quinoa, it takes the same amount of time to cook……

2. Kamut
Kamut is the brand name — and most commonly used name — for the ancient Khorasan strain of wheat. It’s a great source of protein, with 11 grams per cup, as well as nutrients like selenium, zinc, and magnesium. One study even showed that rats that consumed kamut had better responses to oxidative stress than those that had eaten wheat, which basically means kamut has is higher in antioxidants than regular wheat. Kamut should be soaked for 24 hours. I mix kamut with whole barley, spelt and wheat berries along with beans like mung, adzuki, and garbanzo…Rinse them thoroughly after soaking them and simmer for about 40 minutes. Turn the heat off and add vegetables and allow them to steam…….delicious!

3. Millet
Formerly used primarily as bird feed in the U.S., millet is increasing in popularity among humans, whether it’s prepacked like rice or made into flour and used in baked goods. It’s a good source of protein (6 grams per cup) and has been shown to help control glucose levels. Another benefit of keeping glucose levels in check? When blood sugar levels are steady, energy levels are steady….Millet is another grain that takes 15 minutes to simmer, mix it with the quinoa and amaranth…..You can also add lentils, top it off after it is done with chopped tomatoes, parsley, and lemon…….

4. Teff
These teeny tiny grains pack a sizable nutritional punch: Teff is surprisingly high in calcium (one cup contains 12 of the daily recommended value) and vitamin C, a nutrient not often found in grains. Plus, it’s gluten-free, making it perfect for those with gluten sensitivity or celiac disease. Teff is primarily made of high-resistant starch, which can help prevent colon cancer. Resistant starches aren’t immediately digested when traveling through the small intestine. Instead, they hang out in the large intestine, where bacteria feed on them and create fatty acids that make the environment less welcoming to bacteria that can harm the colon[13]. A study also showed that people who ate muffins high in resistant starch felt fuller than those who ate muffins without. Teff’s tiny size (about the size of a poppy seed) allows it to cook quickly compared to other grains, ranging from 12 to 20 minutes depending on desired texture…..Teff can be combined with the 15-minute grains ……..

5. Quinoa
Quinoa is an excellent protein source and contains all essential amino acids (useful for vegans and vegetarians). One cup of ready-to-eat quinoa has nearly 10 grams of protein or twice the amount of protein found in other cereal grains, it also has 5 grams of fiber, for just 220 calories.

Quinoa is also a good source of beneficial minerals, including copper, manganese, iron, and magnesium, plus B-complex vitamins. All of these trace elements and nutrients are necessary for chemical reactions for producing energy out of your foods. Quinoa also offers potassium and good fats that are beneficial for your blood pressure and heart.

6. Farro (aka Emmer)
Same grain, different name (depending on location) — emmer is the American term for while it’s known as farro in Italy, where it has a rich history: This ancient strain of wheat was rationed to Roman soldiers thousands of years ago! A half-cup of farro has more fiber and fewer calories than brown rice or quinoa,….Love Farro, it takes 30 minutes to simmer, I add raw vegetables at the end and an avocado with lemon….. If you can’t find it in the U.S., buy it directly from Bluebird organic farms. They are a great family owned business and will ship it same day…

7. Whole Barley
Barley dates back to the Stone Age and can take on many roles. It can be ground into flour or meal for baked goods, added to soups and stews in its pearled form, and (of course) malted to make beer or whiskey. Since it’s high in fiber (almost a quarter of the daily recommended value in one cup of the pearled stuff), it may help prevent some chronic diseases and lower cholesterol….I love whole barley, make sure to buy it in bulk and organic and don’t confuse it with pearl barley. Pearl barley which is barley without the nutrition, kind of like white rice compared to brown rice…..

8. Bulgur
Bulgur, another derivative of wheat, it’s the result of boiling, drying, and cracking wheat kernels. It’s incredibly versatile in dishes and cooks in about the same amount of time as pasta. With 8 grams of fiber per cup or 33 percent of the daily recommended value, bulgur beats out quinoa, oats, millet, buckwheat, and corn in that category.

9. Spelt
Spelt is a type of wheat that is higher in protein than other types, and — in flour form — can easily be used as a substitute for wheat flour in recipes. There is some evidence that those with sensitivity to wheat can tolerate spelt, but other research suggests those with gluten intolerance might still want to hold off.

10. Buckwheat
Native to Russia, buckwheat is actually not a type of wheat at all — it’s a herb! More closely related to rhubarb than to wheat (making it gluten-free!), its seeds are ground into flour or crushed to make groats, which are cooked like rice. Buckwheat may also help lower cholesterol levels by binding to cholesterol molecules and dragging ‘em out of the body on its way through the digestive system. It can also be helpful in treating diabetes because it naturally contains a compound that lowers blood glucose levels]. Buckwheat is the main ingredient in most soba noodles and these pancakes, but pairing it with pickles could also work…..Another favorite of mine that takes 15 minutes to simmer. I add lentils and top it off when serving with tomatoes, lemon, and an avocado….

11. Red rice
A type of yeast growing on rice grains yields this fun colored food — and the health benefits are pretty astounding. Long used for its medicinal properties in Asian countries (back in the 1300’s), it was used in China to aid in digestion, blood circulation, and spleen health), red rice extract is gaining popularity in the US for its cholesterol-lowering properties. Red rice can also refer to a type of rice with a red husk, which is high in fiber, has a nutty taste, and, when mixed with other foods, can turn the dish a festive shade of pink or red.

12. Rye berries
Everyone knows about rye bread, but the grain can also be eaten in its berry form. Rye berries can be cooked like rice or barley in pilafs or soups, though cooking can take up to an hour. Not a fan of rye bread? Don’t be discouraged — that distinct flavor comes from caraway seeds added to the bread, not the rye itself, so dishes made with rye berries won’t have the same taste. As for health benefits, it’s hard to beat rye: One study showed that rye contains a peptide called lunasin, which could play a role in cancer prevention. Another showed that rye fiber appears to be more effective than the wheat fiber in improving bowel health. Another grain that can be simmered with whole barley, wheat berries, kumut, and spelt…..

13. Wheat berries
Wheat berries are a way to get wheat in its most natural state — whole kernels with only the hull removed. This means they contain all the grain’s nutrients and minerals. One half-cup serving is a great source of selenium, manganese, phosphorous, magnesium, and lignan, a phytochemical that may help protect against breast cancer. Once cooked (simmered in boiling water for up to an hour should do it), they are a great addition to soups, stews, and salads (like this wheat berry salad with strawberries and blueberries). Since wheat berries are quite literally whole wheat, they may be more filling than a similar amount of food made with wheat flour.

14. Forbidden Black Rice
The Long-Lost Superfood”, a treasure house of antioxidants, fiber, nutrients, minerals and amino acids capable of combating and preventing a host of health problems ranging from cancer, diabetes, and heart disease to Alzheimer’s. Apparently, the emperor’s of ancient China was right. The black, outer layer of this rice, contains antioxidant-rich bran. The purple and reddish pigment of this rice, which gives it its black appearance, contains Anthocyanins, the same antioxidants found in such prominent superfoods as blueberries, Acai berries, and grapes. Forbidden Black Rice is one of my favorite grains. It takes 30 minutes to simmer. I either eat the black rice by itself or I mix it with Farro. I add tomatoes, lemon, parsley and an avocado when I serve it…..Really delicious and a great replacement for brown rice.