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FullyRaw Kristina’s Top 3 Salad Dressings

FullyRaw Kristina’s Top 3 Salad Dressings

 

Are you looking for some raw vegan recipe inspiration?

Looking for some new salad dressings?

In this video, shot at UK Fruitfest 2018, Kristina talks about her 3 favourite raw vegan salad dressings.

She know’s a thing or two about raw vegan recipes!

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RESPONSE: ‘I’d a raw vegan birthday cake and was miserable, now I’m taking on the clean-eating brigade

RESPONSE: ‘I’d a raw vegan birthday cake and was miserable, now I’m taking on the clean-eating brigade

 

This is a response to the following article:

https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/weekend/id-a-raw-vegan-birthday-cake-and-was-miserable-now-im-taking-on-the-cleaneating-brigade-36800559.html

Dr John MacDougall said it best:

“People love to hear GOOD THINGS about their BAD HABITS”

In the diet industry, authors are handed large advances from publishers to do just that. In the article above, a newly published author is “fighting back” against the “clean eating brigade”. She is not fighting against terrorism, against human trafficking or against poverty and starvation around the world.

No, no, my friends.

This noble warrior is fighting back against that most heinous of crimes: “clean eating”

Because, of course, there are just too many healthy people in this world.  Too many fruit and vegetable guzzling maniacs, getting to bed at 9pm and up at 5am for their 10 mile run followed by yoga and meditation.  Avoiding all the vices of the world; cigarettes, alohol, drugs and casual sex in favour of saying their prayers and eating their vitamins.

But seriously, where is the fight?

Dr Doug Graham used to say “The war on drugs is over.  The drugs won!”

Well, the war on Junk Food is over.  The Junk food has well and truly won.

The idea that there needs to be a fight against clean eating is so preposterous it’s not even worth thinking about.  This phrase “clean eating” has taken on a negative connotation.  It is connected with eating disorders like orthorexia, anorexia and bulimia.  It is connected with an obsession with what one is eating and obsession with going to the gym and how you look.

Of course, these are not good things.

But it is not raw vegans that are obsessed with their food.  It is the junk foodists that are obsessed with food.  Food is the main and sometimes the only pleasure in their life.  People eat badly at the expense of feeling good and looking good.  They eat badly and put themselves at huge risk of disease.  It goes beyond obsession, it is an addiction.

The thing that we all know about addiction is that an addict never admits to being addicted.  They don’t admit to the power that their addiction has over them.  They are in complete denial.  They are also in complete denial about how bad the addiciton is for them.

If you question their decision to carry on with the addiction they often become very angry.  Food is such a sensitive subject!

But tell them good things about their addictions and they will love you for it.

For me, I think it is much more compassionate, much nobler and much more important to give people reasons why they must change rather than encouraging them to stay on a deadly path.

What’s The Real Reason Someone Is Miserable When They Are Eating “Clean”?

Well, just because someone is eating clean does not necessarily mean they are eating healthy.  We would have to know exactly what they were eating.  If they were eating raw perhaps they were not eating enough carbohydrates and too much fat.  Did they ever get any good coaching or advice on thriving on a raw vegan diet?  We don’t really know but it seems unlikely.

One big reason a person might be miserable is that they don’t have a community or support network.  She mentions leaving lectures late so she wouldn’t have to go to the pub.  I have known raw vegans who have went back to eating the standard diet simply to fit in with the friends that they are around.

It is really hard to stay on a raw vegan path in a world in which is going in the opposite direction.  We have a desire to be part of the crowd and to be like everyone else.  We all want to fit in.  There is nothing wrong with that, but do we really want to fit in at the expense of our health?

Sometimes I have reflected on my life and wondered how different it would have been if I had made different health decisions.

 

Like, if I have started drinking with my friends when I was 16.  My youth would have probably been completely different and maybe a lot more fun.  Perhaps I would have had more friends, more girlfriends, made more connections that would have helped in various career paths.

I honestly don’t know.  I have chosen to stay on a healthy path and continue to advance down it.  I like to think that the best of my life is yet to come and that if I stay healthy I will be able to enjoy that so much more.  The sacrifices of eating “clean” will not really seem like sacrifices then.

Let me share a vision:

I want to wake up in a beautiful house, surrounded by fruit trees, not too far from the ocean.  Fresh morning air breezes through the room.  I am surrounded in community with friends, family and colleagues who all thrive on a raw vegan diet and live in close harmony with nature.

Is that not a wonderful vision for the future?

I just can’t imagine how depressing it would be to give that up in favour of going to dark and depressing pubs and gorging on fast food every day, getting fatter and sicker in the process.

Clean Eating Is The Way To Go!

If there is to be any fightback, it is a fight against the fast food companies, the pharmaceutical companies and the various lobbies that allow them to continue to promote disease-causing products to billions of people every day. The fight is to help the human race wake up and go vegan to avoid a complete environmental catastrophe on this planet.

I don’t really see it as “clean eating” I see it as “eating”.  Or “common sense eating”.  It makes no sense to continue to eat something to excess that you know will kill you eventually.  It makes no sense to eat things that lead to the environment being harmed.  It makes no sense to subsidise an industry which kills billions of animals every year when we have no requirement or true desire to eat animals.

Clean eating should not be strange it should be the norm!

Don’t Let The Diet Gurus Scare You

Diet and nutrition is really simple.  Fruits and vegetables are the healthiest foods, whatever you do, eat as many of those as you can.  Then eat more.

There is no other healthy diet plan.  There is no science to suggest you should eat eggs, cheese, bread, pizza, meat, fish, processed foods, salt, sugar, coffee or alcohol for your health.  There is plenty of noise and confusion created by the food industries and the authors that are supporting them.

Break free of the nonsense.  Go raw vegan to give up all your food addictions and embrace a healthy life for the future!

 

 

 

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Fruit: The Most Misunderstood Food

Fruit: The Most Misunderstood Food

by Dr Doug Graham

From the earliest of written history, fruit has played a key role in human health. It was the main food consumed in the proverbial Garden of Eden for an untold number of years. During the Golden Age of Man some 2500 years ago, fruit was the predominant food. This period of time in ancient Greece fostered the development of a hugely disproportional number of history’s greatest thinkers, philosophers, artists, and athletes.

Fruit has always been recognized as health food, and still firmly holds that esteemed position. The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” has been replaced by “Eat fruit every day, the five-a-day way,” indicating that the benefits of eating fruit are being more fully recognized. Our government, the health industry, the AMA, nutritionists, dietitians, and every disease-control organization that offers nutritional advice suggest that we eat more fruit.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the coin, there are people who literally shun fruit and others who are actually afraid of eating fruit. A few leaders in the raw food movement actually have suggested that we should learn to live without eating fruit at all. Obviously, someone is mistaken. Let’s see if we can discover where the error rests.

“The last thing I ate was fruit”

In the mainstream world, it is not uncommon for people to say to me that they cannot eat fruit because it upsets their stomach. When I ask how they determined this, they tell me it was easy: I tried that fruit in the morning thing, and right away I got an upset stomach.

I try explaining that it is very likely that the food they ate the night before is still in their stomach, and that pouring orange juice or other fruit on top of this food is likely to result in a fermenting mess, a “combo-abombo”. I suggest waiting until the stomach is truly empty before adding in fresh fruit for better results. Still, since fruit was the last thing consumed before the indigestion ensued, fruit very often takes the blame.

Similarly, in the raw food movement, fruit takes the blame for problems it did not cause. Based on calculations from personal and professional observations, the average raw fooder consumes 65% or more of his or her calories from fat.

The fat is mainly derived from eating meals calorically dominated by oils, avocados, nuts, seeds, nut and seed butters, coconuts, and olives. This is over half again more than the national average of 42%. On a diet that is so predominated by fat, blood levels of this nutrient tend to run extremely high. High blood fat results in high blood sugar, as sugars cannot exit the blood well when blood-fat levels are elevated. Under this scenario, the pancreas and the adrenal glands are forced to work harder to lower blood sugar levels down towards normal.

This causes the organs and glands to eventually become fatigued and eventually fail. This will lead to great swings in blood sugar levels known as hyper and hypoglycemia and, eventually, diabetes and chronic fatigue. The hypoglycemia develops as a result of excessive insulin production. The thyroid gland soon follows suit, for it is stimulated by the adrenals and will often become hypo-functional as the adrenal glands weaken. Other hormonal issues, cancer, heart disease, and most digestive disorders are also known to be caused by the over consumption of fat.

So how does fruit take the blame Many of the above-mentioned symptoms and conditions do not become apparent unless fruit is consumed. Unstable blood sugar levels are often seen immediately following the consumption of even small quantities of fruit when the consumer is on a high-fat diet.

However, almost every condition for which fruit is named the culprit is actually caused by the high-fat diet. While raw food movement leaders continue to blame fruit for a wide assortment of health problems, I must agree with them that these effects will occur as long as the consumer is on a high-fat diet.

Avoiding fruit is not the answer as it is not the guilty party. In fact, it is insufficient fruit consumption that leads raw fooders to consume higher-than-healthy levels of fat. The simple sugars in fruit, namely glucose and fructose, are essential. They are the precise fuel used by all of our body’s cells.

“I get so hungry when I eat only fruit.”

One of the most common complaints related to fruit is the idea that fruit’s satiating power is not lasting. “I tried that fruit in the morning thing and about an hour later I was starving,” is about the way the story usually goes. At first glance, this may look like a valid indictment of fruit’s inadequacy as a meal, but the situation deserves a bit more investigation. When I ask the nature of the fruit meal, I am usually told, “I had an orange, or a slice of melon, a banana, or some grapes.”

For most people, a typical breakfast usually contains close to 750 calories. A medium sized piece of fruit averages about 75 calories. When we eat a breakfast of just a piece of fruit or two, we are eating only 10-20% of the calories that we previously did, thus we feel empty and low on energy. Even if the goal is weight loss, this is too extreme a reduction to be satiating, maintainable, or nutritionally adequate.

When explaining that fruit has a lower caloric density than all other foods except for vegetables and therefore, fruit must be eaten in greater volume if one endeavors to consume sufficient calories, there is sometimes a glimmer of comprehension before the curtain of dismissal falls again. “Yeah, but how much fruit can I eat at one sitting? You’re telling me to eat more than one slice of a melon or two bananas?” “Yes,” I say.

We can train ourselves to comfortably eat satisfying fruit meals, allowing ourselves to actually eat fruit until completely satiated. This could mean that you eat an entire melon for breakfast, or six, twelve, or even a greater number of bananas for lunch. There are three main factors involved in feeling satiated, and here is how fruit figures into each:

It is very likely that as a child you heard your mom say, “Don’t eat sweets before your meal, it will spoil your appetite.” In effect, she was explaining that fruits are a satiating food, although she may have been speaking of candy or other less acceptable foods at the time.

Even a small rise in blood sugar to the above-normal range results in a satiated feeling. Fruit certainly supplies the necessary sugars for such a rise, and hence, is very satiating. This is why many people are initially satisfied to eat just a small amount of fruit.

Another reason why fruit eating results in satiation is its high content of essential nutrients. The nutritional composition of fruit comes closer to mimicking the full spectrum of human nutrient needs than that of any other food group. Also, the nutrients in fruit are the most easily accessed and absorbed, because fruit requires less digestion than do other foods.

Many of the nutrients in fruit require no digestion at all; they are readily absorbed. These include, but are not limited to: water, sugar, minerals, vitamins, and many phytonutrients. Although not digestible, the fiber in fruit is soft and soluble and thus gentle on the delicate membranes of the digestive tract while affording relatively easy access to the nutrients it encapsulates. These factors combine to make fruit the most satiating of foods.

Last but not least, our level of satiation is directly related to the volume of food we consume. As such, in order to feel satiated, we must ingest a significant volume of food. All of our essential nutrients can be concentrated into a tablet or cube and consumed in just a few bites.

While some experts may consider such a concentrated meal to be nutritionally complete, research has repeatedly shown that people are not satisfactorily satiated because of the meager volume. Exactly because of its low caloric density, fruit perfectly supplies satiating volumes of food per meal.

In fact, for many people who have become accustomed to the commonly consumed low-volume, fat-rich meals, deriving satisfaction from a meal of all fruit at first typically poses a seemingly insurmountable volume challenge. “My stomach can’t hold all of that!” people believe.

Yet, if they take the challenge and stick with it for a few days, they will learn they can eat sufficient quantities, and they will feel satisfied and reap the benefits of improved health.

Fruit makes the ideal meal

It takes a bit of practice to learn how much fruit is sufficient for a meal which will satiate for several hours until the next meal. It is equally true that a mental adjustment is required in order to expand one’s understanding of how much fruit is actually appropriate at a meal. With sufficient experience, one’s ability to consume extremely satisfying fruit meals will grow to become one of life’s great pleasures. After all, fruit is health food. Anyone interested in attaining, maintaining, and gaining increased health should consider consuming fruit as their predominant food.

If you would like to learn more from Dr Doug Graham you can visit foodnsport.com

He will also be appearing at the UK Fruitfest from the 25th to the 29th of July at Croft Farm Waterpark, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.  Register now to take advantage of early bird pricing.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Kristina Carillo-Bucaram (@fullyrawkristina) To Appear At Fruitfest 2018

Yes, that’s correct! We are excited to announce…..

Kristina Carillo-Bucaram, “FullyRawKristina”, has just announced that she will be attending the 2018 UK Fruitfest.

In her own words, she says this:

“Hey you guys, happy Wednesday.  I wanted to make the announcement that I’m gonna be going to the UK Fruitfest this summer.  For those of you who are interested in seeing me in the UK I will be keynote speaking, leading women’s circle, talking and doing so much more.

It’s gonna be a close and intimate space with me.  It’s gonna be in the UK so for those of you who are in that area use the code “FULLYRAW” to get 10% off your ticket.

Because this is a fruit festival there is gonna be A LOT of raw vegan food there, it’s gonna be amazing, I’m gonna have more updates and announcements throughout the week on this, there will be contests and giveaways”

Follow Kristina on instagram @fullyrawkristina to find out more!

Who Is Kristina Carillo-Bucaram?

Most likely, you know her already! But here is her background:

The founder of the largest raw, organic produce co-operative in the U.S., she has been 100% raw for over nine years. An exemplification of all that she wishes to create, she is a leading visionary in the raw movement, especially in Houston, TX.

She attended both Vanderbilt University and Rice University, and she graduated from Rice University on the top 5% of her class in 2009 with a triple major. One of her degrees is in Kinesiology, specializing in Health Science. She wrote her thesis paper on Raw Foods and Fasting. Since then, she has been involved highly in the movement of Organic Horticulture, Permaculture, and Co-operative Communities.

Kristina’s inspiration for being FullyRaw came after she was able to rid herself of Hyperglycemia at the age of 18 eating nothing but a low fat raw vegan diet consisting solely of fresh fruits and vegetables with few nuts and seeds. After being a direct understudy of 20+ year raw fooder John Rose, she interned and worked under Dr. Graham at his health events in Seattle and in Costa Rica. She has lived in the Dominican Republic and in Costa Rica, and she has become an avidly enthusiastic runner who runs at least 6-8 miles a day!

At the age of 20 before she graduated college, she started the non-profit organization called Rawfully Organic. This organic produce co-operative in Houston, Texas grew from 12 people in her living room to thousands of families in the greater Houston city limits. Rawfully Organic feeds hundreds of families each week and focuses on the benefits of eating diets high in raw fruits and vegetables while making organic affordable for all. The co-operative stays true to its mission to support families in the Texas community to supply an abundance of organic produce to help them achieve their raw, vegetarian, or vegan lifestyle.

Besides being the chief goddess co-operator of Rawfully Organic, Kristina has made a living coaching and inspiring thousands of others to be FullyRaw for the past few years. She is the author of The FullyRaw Diet and also the creator of her latest company called FullyRaw Juice, LLC.

She also enjoys frequently speaking and lecturing to the Texas community. She even offers raw classes where she prepares food for her audiences! Kristina’s mission is to simply REACH PEOPLE with the message of RAW. She wants to inspire people to find their rawness within so that they can find their own health freedom and zest! You CAN be FullyRaw, and Kristina wants to help you get there!

One Of The Biggest Names In The Raw Vegan World!

Kristina’s message has touched the lives of millions of people.

She has over 1 million followers on Instagram and Youtube who watch her recipe videos and follow her life story.

She has done more for the raw vegan movement than anyone over the last 10 years!  She has a unique ability to connect with and inspire many people.

We have no doubt she will do an incredible job speaking, teaching and leading women’s circles at this years Fruitfest.

A Brand New Prize Draw: WIN 2 Free Tickets Plus A Contribution Towards Travel Expenses

It turns out, in our previous contest, the winner is unable to attend the festival.

Therefore, we have made the decision to create a brand new prize draw.  The first prize will be a pair of tickets to this year’s UK Fruitfest plus up to £500 towards travel expenses.

To enter the contest you can CLICK HERE NOW

If you have already registered for the festival you will be automatically added to this prize draw.  But to DOUBLE your chance of winning why not get your friend, partner or spouse to enter too.

Can’t Wait To Get Your Ticket?

It is likely that Kristina’s attendance will lead to unprecedented demand for attendance at the festival.  Tickets are limited and are given on a first come first served basis.  If you would like to attend Fruitfest and meet Kristina, please register today by clicking the first image below.  Use the discount code “FULLYRAW” to take 10% off of your ticket price.

 

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Is Fruit Bad For People Who Have Cancer?

A new video came up from a conference that has just taken place.  You can watch it here:

In this video, various leaders in the health movement are asked their opinion on fruit.

The first 4 speakers appear to be fairly anti-fruit.

AKA Fruitphobics!

Then Dr Garth Davis takes the microphone.

Thankfully, despite not being a fruitarian or raw vegan, he comes out in defence of fruit.

He also references some well known names in the fruitarian raw vegan movement such as Kristina Carillo-Bucaram and Michael Arnstein and testifies to how healthy they are.

Dr Davis mentions how fruit is probably the best substance for us to be eating.

It turns into a bit of a debate between him and Brian Clement about the effect of fruit on cancer.

It’s worth a watch and a share.

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