Inflammation – The Root of Disease?

A 2010 study published by Kiecolt-Glaser, Ph. D. begins with the statement: “Inflammation is the common link among the leading causes of death.” A very bold statement to make, but the correlation has been observed.  The three diseases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, and diabetes make up 70% of all deaths in the United States and they all share a common link – inflammation. Inflammation is a protective response of the body by white blood cells, which attack a foreign invader, such asRead more

Is a Raw Food Diet Nutritionally Complete?

Of course, depending on how well you plan a diet, differences in eating can vary from person to person who both have the same dietary regime. No two vegans are alike just like no two raw vegans are either.
The few studies that have been done on groups of raw food eaters have often found an issue with low B12 levels, excessive weight loss, as well as concern about other nutrients. But as this study describes, the definition of a raw food diet can vary in many different ways depending on who you ask. Read more

Can You Eat Your Way to a Slimmer Waistline?

Let’s face it, most people are not going to the gym 6 days a week and training to get into better shape. Most people have jobs, family commitments and basic tasks they have to get done. But did you know that it is possible to eat and lose excess weight without stepping foot in a gym?Read more

Raw Tooth Care

I am so excited to write this article! It’s been a passion of mine for some time and now I am able to share it with you.
Teeth are often a controversial issue in the raw food movement, especially when it comes to eating large amounts of fruit. There is definitely some cause for concern over eating large amounts of citrus fruits, such as pineapple, oranges and berries, as these have been shown to cause dental erosion. Limiting the teeth’s exposure to unripe fruit and highly acidic fruit is beneficial to maintain tooth health, since rats who were exposed to fruit up to 17 times a day did show erosion and dental problems.Read more

Raw Science – What is it?

Raw science is a blog dedicated to digging up the scientific evidence to support a raw food diet for various health reasons. It is often cited anecdotally that a raw food diet benefits one’s health, but what do the studies say about it? Of course it is early days in understanding the raw food diet.  Many of the studies that have been done have been on subjects following various versions of the raw food diet.  But there is beginning toRead more