Will rinsing wash off the pesticide from industrially grown produce?

No! There are some commercial products that will aid in removing a partial amount of the exterior pesticides. The biggest issue with pesticides now is that commercial growers are using seeds with the chemicals inside of it. This means the actual pesticide then encompasses the whole fruit or vegetable and that cannot be washed off. Buying organic food is the BEST BET to prevent the consumption of pesticides.

For an interesting article on pesticides click here.

Why are Enzymes Important?

As mentioned above, enzymes are of vital importance in regards to the foods we choose to put into our bodies. They are a WONDERFUL tool to help the body heal. I believe that God created our bodies to heal themselves. Just as a lizard can grow back a tail or when a child scrapes his knee it soon disappears, when we give our bodies the BEAUTIFUL God given tools needed for self healing, MIRACLES take place.

Is a 100% living and raw food diet best?

A 100% raw food diet is the best as long as daily meditation and education is taking place and the body is freely and simply moving into this space. I have seen people who, as time passes, have a harder time staying a 100% because they are lacking in those 2 desperately needed things. By educating and meditating, we are able to understand our bodies better and utilize our inner spiritual power to bring about success in the changes we feel we need to achieve. Understanding the way the body works and striving to listen to ourselves and inner knowing, we will then feel successful as a 100% raw or living foodist. In order to reach these goals, we must first understand that reaching this place goes much further than just food. Emotional and spiritual changes must also take place to stay on this path. Raising the vibration of one aspect of the body creates vibrational change within all aspects of the body. When the body takes on the healing process as a WHOLE, becoming a 100% raw foodist is then the most natural and smooth transition possible. Learning to take the needed time and by being gentle with ourselves, these changes will seem easy and fulfilling. We will then feel at peace with all our choices regarding our inner health.

What is a Living Foodist or Raw Foodist?

A living or raw foodist is one whose diet consists of foods in their raw or highest enzymatic state.

Is this a "new" fad diet or something?

This is the diet of Adam and Eve. There are several books that discuss ideas about how long this diet has actually been around. For this day and age, you could call this "something new". We have taken into our hands such degradation, that this diet looks foreign and strange to us. I think, this diet will grow more and more in interest, as people see what takes place within themselves as they incorporate it into their daily lives. As this grows and more science is utilized to show it’s benefits, we will see this is NOT a fad diet.

Why would someone want to eat a raw and living foods diet?

Starting a raw foods diet is different for everyone. Some people start eating it because they have already reached a crisis state. This is a wonderful amazing tool to help bring the body to homeostasis so healing can take place. Some people take on this diet just because they feel the truth in it and want to feel and look better. It really is different and unique for each person. I think that's what makes this diet so much FUN!!

What do raw/living foodists eat?

The raw food diet tends to be unique to each individual. The main ingredients for a raw foodist are fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds and grains. Some raw foodists eat raw/fresh dairy products. There are even some that intake raw meat. This is something that I would NEVER recommend or ever do.

Are certain raw foods better than others?

The most important raw food to ingest on a daily basis would be fruits and shoots. Understanding the alkaline/acidic balance within the body, helps you to see why eating to keep the body alkaline is the ultimate tool to physical health. My favorite way to incorporate these is in GREEN SMOOTHIES.

Where do raw and living foodists get their protein?

If you search the internet, you will find many websites that will tell you the nutritional contents of your food. You will see that a lot of protein comes from nuts, seeds, grains, and greens. Greens being the ideal form of protein consumption. One of the purposes of this diet is to help the body become clean from life long impurities. When this takes place, we see that we can assimilate much more nutrients from our foods. As you educate yourselves on the raw diet, you will find that as a society, we consume WAY too much protein and it is the main cause of the breakdown of the human physical body. Through experiement and education, most raw foodist find they feel better and their bodies function much more efficently when they are consuming less protein. Again, as we believe in the bodies ability to heal itself, we find we no longer break our food down into each individual nutrient but we recognize that when we eat foods as a whole, we will be receiving all the needed nutrients for the body, in exactly the right proportions.

Click here for a great resource on protein ideas: Top Ten Raw Protein Foods

What about calcium?

Same as above. Seeds and greens. By educating ourselves on the subject we would understand this issue.

Chocolate Fudge

2T coconut oil
3/4 c almond flour
3/4 c cocoa powder
1-2 T maple syrup

2 1/4 c maple syrup
2 1/4 c cocoa powder
1 c coconut oil

Blend together the ingredients for the crust and press into a pan. Then blend the filling and pour on top. Refrigerate. Enjoy!

Mark Twain describing Joan of Arc

"When we reflect that her century was the brutalist, the wickedest, and the rottenest in history since the dark ages, we are lost in wonder at the miracle of such a product from such a soil. The contrast between her and her century is the contrast between day and night. She was truthful when lying was the common speech of men; she was honest when honesty was become a lost virtue; she was a keeper of promises when the keeping of a promise was expected of no one; she gave her great mind to great thoughts and great purposes when other great minds wasted themselves upon pretty fancies or upon poor ambitions; she was modest, and fine, and delicate when to be loud and coarse might be said to be universal; she was full of pity when a merciless cruelty was the rule; she was steadfast when stability was unknown, and honorable in an age which had forgotten what honor was; she was a rock of convictions in a time when men believed in nothing and scoffed at all things; she was unfailingly true in an age that was false to the core; she maintained her personal dignity unimpaired in an age of fawnings and servilities; she was of a dauntless courage when hope and courage had perished in the hearts of her nation; she was spotlessly pure in mind and body when society in the highest places was foul in both- she was all these things in an age when crime was the common business of lords and princes, and when the highest personages in Christendom were able to astonish even that infamous era and make it stand aghast at the spectacle of their atrocious lives black with unimaginable treacheries, butcheries, and bestialities."

My Story: Why Raw?

Raw food has saved my life more than once. Whether it was curing my Hasimoto's throidistis or pulling me through when I was in the intensive care unit, it is something I will NEVER give up. Raw and living foods have changed me more than I ever imagined. Along with the physical ailments it has cured, the awakening that has taken place in my life began as I committed myself to 100% raw food diet. Cleaning my internal temple aided in clearing my head and my heart. I became "in tune" with who I was and what God expected of me while in this life. The transformation and progression that has and still is taking place is the sole reason "why" I eat raw food. I believe it can serve others the same way it has me. That is why I LOVE to share it with the world.

Nutritional Counseling

I LOVE to spend time with people. It is my FAVORITE pastime. To teach someone their own power of creativity and empowerment over themselves and their lives is MAGNIFICENT. I feel honored that anyone would trust my opinion to aid in what changes they might be making in their lives. I am grateful to be blessed with some knowledge to be able to help in anyway I can. I am a certified nutritional herbologist. I have educated myself by reading the course work offered through Dr. Christopher's School of Natural Healing. This, along with dozens of nutrition books, is where I have received the education I have. With this information and through my personal experiences, I hope I can help wherever and whenever I might be needed. I do not have a set price that I charge for nutritional counseling, I only ask for donations.