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What is Juice Feasting And Why is it beneficial?

What is Juice Feasting And Why is it beneficial?
Juicing is the regimen of consuming freshly made juices (made from fruit and vegetables) ONLY, for a set period of time.
Juices are made with juicers versus blending, which some utilize for a smoothie recipe then strain off the fibre to yield juice. The absence of fibre from juices facilitates faster assimilation of nutrients by the body as well as swifter digestion. This is important for many reasons.  One of the main reasons being that juices require very little energy to assimilate the nutrients they provide. 2. The body is afforded an opportunity to rest to a degree whilst still being nourished.

It is ideal to make juices using a juicer, as blending causes rapid oxidation of nutrients making them void to the anatomy.
Many persons prefer to juice in advance, not a recommendation on my part, but if chosen,  it may be wiser to store at very low temperatures shortly after making with a good juicer( one which cold presses -ma…

Recipe!! Flax Seed Crackers

Hey guys! Since transitioning to Vegan I have really struggled with finding things to snack on. Unfortunately, most of the repackaged snacks I used to buy have milk or eggs in them.
One of the ways I have gotten around this issue is by making my own. Not only am I cutting down on the amount of trash my household creates.
Flax seeds are also SUPER good for you so it is a good idea to sneak them where ever you can in your diet. The are full of fiber and a bunch of other vitamins and minerals.
This recipe is super easy and fun! These crackers can last up to five days, but they never last that long in my home.
Happy cooking! ~Stella~

Flax Seed Cracker Recipe
Makes 36 Crackers

- 1/2 cup flax seed
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 11/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 cup nut milk (I prefer almond milk)
- 4 tablespoons of melted coconut oil

1. Preheat oven to 374 degrees Fahrenheit
2. Mix…

Foaming Hand Soap

In the last year or so I have been on a huge kick to reduce the number of chemicals I am using in my daily life. One of the ways I have been doing this has been to make my own cleaning supplies. I have started to make my own laundry soap, face wash and moisturizer. But when I decided to also work on being zero waste I needed to find a good hand soap.

We use a lot of hand soap at my house. My sister, who lives with me currently, is OBSESSIVE about washing her hands. I buy a few bottles of hand soap every month or so just for the bathroom. I hate how drying the soap is, especially in the winter when my hands are already dry, so I wanted to make a soap that would be better for our skin.

That’s when I acquired a foam soap dispenser. My aunt had a few that she bought a while back but didn’t need them so she gave them to me. I have been using it for a month now and I won’t ever buy again.

What I love about this soap is that you can easily customize it for whatever room you plan on putting it i…

What is Raw Food Combining and why is it important? Part II

What is Raw Food Combining and why is it important? Part II(Continuation from March 17, 2017).

As a follow up to last week’s topic of Food Combining CLICK HERE to read it :
In light of an ever present push to restrict one's calories to lose weight, I am strongly emphasizing the necessity to approach and maintain a healthy weight without deprivation. If one is consuming the most optimal of all diet, restriction is NOT a factor. Eat to one's heart’s content rings through. We are talking about eating until sufficiently satiated here. It is near impossible to meet the body’s requisite caloric and nutritional needs and gain unnecessary weight whilst on a whole food raw vegan diet. If the body’s basal metabolic rate (resting metabolic rate - energy required to keep the body alive) is compromised, this may not augur well. As with everything else, the deficits need to be corrected before one may benefit effectively from such a diet, amongst other things of course.
Let us consider raw pla…

Rice Water Review & Recipe

I love my natural hair and dedicate quite a bit of time to keeping it healthy, so I spend copious amounts of time searching on the internet for natural hacks to add to my hair regime. Several months ago I was looking for a replacement for shampoo (I try to shampoo as infrequently as possible due to having extremely dry, curly hair) and I came across a Youtube video with the perfect solution.

Now when I tell you what I have been using in my hair and on my skin I don’t want any judgement. I was skeptical in the beginning too, but when something works it works!

Okay, are you ready?

I have been using….. fermented rice water. I know that it sounds disgusting and smelly, but let me tell you it is UH-MAZING for you!

The longer the rice water has a chance to ferment the more potent it becomes and the more noticeable the effects of it are. Rice water is rich in antioxidants, vitamins B & E, and minerals making it extremely nourishing for your hair and skin. With fermented rice water being slig…

Top 10 Tips For New Vegetarians

When I first started my journey towards a plant based diet, I remember spending hours watching videos of tips, recipes and support. I thought it would awesome if I could help others with the things I have learned along the way!
In this video, I cover my top 10 tips for new vegetarians. This information could be extremely useful to anyone who is looking to transition to being a vegetarian, transition to a plant-based diet or even those of you who have been vegetarians for a long time! I have gone ahead and listed my tips for you, the video is at the bottom of this post!

Remember the reason you decided to make the change to begin with Not everyone will agree with you, and that's okay Find your local farmers markets and fruit stands Eat in season Try new foods Eat the rainbow Find a support system Be proactive Take it slow Be kind to yourself

To read the Eat Seasonal post CLICK HERE!

What is Raw Food Combining and why is it important ? (Part I)

What is Raw Food Combining and why is it important ? (Part I)

Most persons in the Western Medical field (doctors, nurses or even dieticians) will most likely not be the ones to broach this topic regardless of the significance it does actually play in health.

This, sadly in my view is for no other reason than their program omits the relevance and overwhelming significance of nutrition in health, or nutrition is based on the old patterns of thinking promoted by the Meat and Dairy Industry. Here, my points do strongly go against the grain in almost all respects. Food combining plays a great role in gut health, the helm of true and healthful abundance. Two things which dictate our overall state of anatomical health are:

1. Hydration levels of the body and 2.  Gut health.

Without these, disease has grounds to manifest. That said, it is prudent therefore to look at what affects gut health. Food combining is one such protocol.  Due to the fact that it is not necessarily an area spoken much a…