diet and good health


Raw Vegan Lifestyle Tips – Step 11 The Diet That Isn’t A Diet

In the last post, we talked more about eating organic foods on a raw food diet.  In this post we’re going to talk about why eating a raw food diet really isn’t a diet at all.

raw vegan lifestyle tips - step 11As we have discussed many times before, a busy lifestyle can sometimes make it difficult to stick to a so-called diet plan, especially when we’re trying to lose weight.

Whenever you start a new diet you’re forced to either keep track of your fat intake, sugar intake, carbohydrate intake, or caloric intake.

Does this sound familiar?

With all that counting and weight watching, it’s no wonder most of us become discouraged and fall off the diet wagon more often than we stay on.  Sometimes it feels like you’re living on a roller coaster.

Add to that the surplus of convenient prepackaged diet foods available on store shelves, that we grab when we don’t have the time or energy to prepare a nutritious meal and it should be no big surprise that most of us end up headed down the wrong path anytime we try to start a new diet.

Did you know that those so-called diet foods are often packed full of preservatives and additives? Always be sure to read your labels!

raw vegan lifestyle tips - step 11

As we well know, raw foods are full of the nutrients, vitamins and minerals our bodies need to perform optimally.  They provide enzymes for proper digestion, cleansing our system and purging toxins. Another thing that makes raw fruits and vegetables so wonderful is that you can eat as much of them as you want without any repercussions.

raw vegan lifestyle tips - step 11

In addition, the natural high fibre content of most raw foods will help you feel fuller, thereby reducing your food intake.  They’ll assist in turning up the thermostat in your body, helping to melt away that excess weight and nourishing your body’s cells to continue with the fat-burning process.

Most raw foods are naturally low in calories, and obviously much lower in calories, fats, sugars, and carbohydrates than the dieting convenience foods we are conditioned to reach for. Once you begin incorporating more raw foods into your diet you will enjoy the benefits of increased  energy, regulated blood sugar and blood pressure levels, sharper vision and improved mental functionality, and you’ll wonder why you didn’t start eating more raw foods sooner.

Make sure you look for your next issue soon.  We will be talking about how eating more raw foods can help detoxify your body.

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Scott Mathias & Clare DarwishClare Darwish moved to Australia from her native Scotland to be with her Business and Life Partner Scott Mathias.  Scott is an author and creator of raw vegan recipes and Clare takes care of the online marketing and social media aspects of their business.  The 61 yr old mother of two boys, has made a major transformation in her own health and lifestyle since moving to Australia.  She now assists Scott at his fortnightly Raw Food Masterclasses, blogging and encouraging others to follow her example and embrace a healthier, safer lifestyle as she enters her Golden Years.

In recent days we have heard horrific stories about people choosing to remove body parts before they become infected with cancer rather than experience even the ‘potential for disease’. Just beggars belief that someone would be so detached from their body and soul to even consider something like removing breasts.

The latest act of insanity is men deciding to hack out their prostates for fear of cancer.

Preemptive surgery is the medical industry’s new money spinner!!

Guys, once your prostate is gone you will NEVER ever be able to ejaculate again. Gone. Finito. Kaput!!

So what about a Preemptive diet? Ignorance is no longer an excuse for chronic illness.

Proper diet is the answer for both breast and prostate health.

The prostate cavity is a repository for acid build-up arising from eating sub-optimal food, hence rising PSA levels as the tiny gland gasps for life.

A RAW plant-based diet reverses the acid content contained in the cavity which feeds the gland.

Last night, I made RAW Spaghetti and No-meatballs. They were so authentically true in appearance and taste to the wheat and animal based version that you’d have to have lost all your senses to detect a difference. This was 100% miraculously RAW with the same tastes and sensual responses one might have with the ‘old form’.

RAW No-Meat Balls & Spaghetti

I guess this is what is called the ‘darkness before the dawn’ in ‘understanding and awareness’. Perhaps the old scientific maxim ‘latent heat of fusion’ – it always gets colder before the ice melts or the sun rises. The darkness in this case is unimaginable levels of pure ignorance which to those of us practicing awareness find totally unfathomable.

I highly recommend a ‘preemptive diet’ over an act of personal biological medi-piracy. It’s easy and shows great personal responsibility, as opposed to be just being plain bloody dumb.

Check out the recipe below and you will be amazed!!!

Recipe follows:



RAW Vegan Food. Pre-Emptive Diet over Preemptive Surgery!!
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A simple and delicious RAW Vegan alternative to Spaghetti and Meatballs!!
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Serves: 4
For the No Meatballs combine the following
  • 2 large Portobello Mushrooms
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ Red Onion Chopped
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Pumpkin
  • ¼ Cup of Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ Cup Ground Flax Meal
  • A good Slosh of Shoyu soy sauce
  • A grind of pepper
Tomato Sauce
  • 4 Lge Vine Ripened Tomatoes
  • 1 Cup of Chopped Semi Dried Tomatoes
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • 3 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 Tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tsp Dried Basil
  • Small Clutch of Fresh Basil
  • Dash of Agave or a Tbsp of Coconut Palm Nectar
  • Dash of Macadamia Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to Taste
  • 3 Lge Zucchini (peeled)
  1. Blend the ingredients in your food processor and add extra Shoyu or sea salt if required to taste. Form into small balls and dehydrate for 3-4 hours on 115F -45C. Set aside until ready to use.
Tomato Sauce:
  1. Blend all the ingredients in your Vitamix or adjust quantities and use your Tribest personal blender.
  1. Run zucchini/courgette through your GEFU or tabletop Spiraliser. Add the Juice of a lime to provide a real flavour boost and to soften the texture of the vegetables. Serve into a prep bowl.
  2. Add the Tomato Sauce and as many of the balls as you need to feed you and your guests. Mix everything thoroughly then place in your dehydrator or a warm oven (less than 50C for about 10-15 minutes to warm the mixture through.
  3. Serve onto warm plates and top off with some Nut Parmesan (Macadamia or Brazil Nut fines mixed with Nutritional Yeast and Pepper - make up a jar and always keep handy in your fridge).