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Have A Healthy, Happy Thanksgiving

For many people Thanksgiving dinner is the single biggest family feast of the year. It represents a time of gathering together, rebuilding bonds of love and friendship, sharing thoughts and feelings of gratitude for blessings received, and the centerpiece is always the meal. Food is an important element in our lives. It can garner memories from childhood that warm us and make us feel nostalgic. Many who cook use their culinary creations as a meaningful show of love and affection for those the food has been prepared for. And when we consume dishes that have been carefully prepared to be

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Menopause and Raw Foods

Menopause Can Be a Challenge In 2000, at age 38, for the first time in my life, I started experiencing some strange health concerns. We had recently moved to a 20-acre piece of property we purchased in Central Oregon and were drinking the local, city water while waiting to put in our own well. Shortly thereafter I began suffering from muscle weakness in both of my arms and dizziness that became nearly debilitating…especially whenever moving from a horizontal to a vertical position, or when rolling over in bed at night. Kind of like an ear infection would affect your equilibrium. 

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Diet and Weight-loss Frustration

Diet Frustration – The Back Story Ok, so, I haven’t been writing much lately and the honest truth is that I am feeling diet frustration. Ugh! So, I guess I’m just going to have to tell the story. By February 2009 I reached an all-time high weight of 193 pounds. And I decided something had to change. I’d been following a mostly raw foods lifestyle for close to 2 years at that time, but unlike other raw foodists who reported losing tons of weight, I hadn’t lost the pounds I wanted to lose. At 5’9″ tall, I can carry more

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Raw Foods: My Experience Going Raw100%

My Introduction to Raw Foods I feel it’s essential I tell you about my introduction to the raw foods lifestyle and why I developed the Eighty Percent Raw Plan. The process started on September 6th, 2001. My husband and I were on a business trip to New York City just five days before 911. It was just a quick over-nighter, so early the following day, we made the long flight back to Portland. Four days later, we were on yet another business trip to the east coast, but this time our destination was Tampa, Florida. We arrived late on the

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