Mimi Kirk Interview for Eighty Percent Raw

MIMI KIRK INTERVIEW – FEBRUARY 23RD, 2010 “Eighty Percent Raw online magazine editor, Tracy Partridge-Johnson chats with 71 year young Mimi Kirk about her designation as PETA’s 2009 pick for America’s Sexiest Vegetarian Woman Over 50. Listen in as Mimi shares her secrets to youthful energy and lasting beauty!”   THROW BACK INTERVIEW This video has received the most views of any videos I’ve created over the years, so I thought I’d re-post it here for all of you. If you have followed me for any length of time you will know that I published an online magazine called Eighty

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Back To Raw Plants – Leaving Keto Behind

Raw Foods – I Used to Eat Loads of Them! This post is mostly for me…to track my progress and how I’m feeling. So, it won’t be long. After years of bouncing back and forth between a HFLC (High Fat Low Carb) Keto-Carnivore diet and a LFHC (Low Fat High Carb) WFPB (Whole Food Plant Based) diet – incorporating mostly cooked whole plant foods…and just continuing to gain weight and feel sub-standard, I decided I’ve had enough! So, about three (3) days ago…I’m not really sure because I didn’t track it…but about March 1st, 2021…I decided to go back to

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Markus Rothkranz – One of My Inspirations

Markus Was One of My Early Raw Food Heroes. Back in 2007 I began a journey in search of the optimal diet for healing and disease prevention. That search led me to a mostly raw food diet. I’ve written a lot about that experience over the years. You can read my personal story HERE. But to summarize, I was was convinced that eating a mostly raw, whole-foods, plant-based diet was the answer to human nutrition and disease prevention. As a result, I decided to launch an online magazine devoted to spreading the word about this lifestyle. I purchased a domain

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Low Carb High Fat or High Carb Low Fat – My Personal Story

Are you as confused about diet and all the freaking weight-loss programs and theories out there as I am? In this Car-Chat video I share (most of) my personal story about the struggle I’ve been through trying to lose weight and achieve optimal health and wellness. I have been dieting, literally, since I was 10 years old. If people think it’s a new phenomenon for kids to worry about their weight, I’ve got some news for you! Ya, I inherited my body obsession (mostly) from my mom, who was also obsessed with her weight. Frankly, I’m really fed up and

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Diet Confusion: Keto vs. Plant-Based

Have you been experiencing diet confusion? Frustrated by all of the conflicting and contradictory diet and nutrition messages out there? In particular, there is a major difference of opinion as to whether a low-carb, ketogenic diet, or a low-fat whole-foods/plant-based diet is the better choice for overall health, nutrition, and longevity. I know I’ve experienced more than my share of confusion on the subject! I watched this video by Ryan of Happy Healthy Vegan the other night…twice…because I think the explanation shared by Cyrus Khambatta of Mastering Diabetes, who has a PhD in nutritional biochemistry, makes literally more sense than

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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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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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