The Super Basic Gist (or “No, Duh”; or “The Starting Point”)

There is one simple, universally shared desire that connects every human on the planet, regardless of age, sex, religion, race, culture or creed:

We all want to be as healthy, vibrant, energized and joyful as possible.

The choices we make regarding the foods we eat play a pivotal role in how we feel, how we see the world and how much energy and lifeforce we have to support us throughout the day, and all the days that – added together – make up our lives.

Neither Phase nor Fad, It’s a Lifestyle

More than just a diet trend or passing celebrity fad, the organic raw, vegan and living foods lifestyle is rooted in personal empowerment, respect for the environment, as well as the entirety of the ecosystem, and the commitment to achieving and sustaining optimal well-being in body, mind, spirit and psyche.

The vegan lifestyle eschews meat, dairy products, whey, eggs and honey in favor of the dense nutrients and alkaline nutrition that comes from ingesting plant-based foods. A vegan lifestyle focuses on cruelty-free foods containing every vitamin, nutrient and mineral the human body requires. These whole foods consist of fruits, land vegetables, sea vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes; and – together (and, in some cases, on their very own!) – comprise a complete balance of all the vital nutrients the body needs to thrive. Yup, every single one of ‘em.

What are Raw, Living Foods, Anyway?

Raw and living foods are natural, complete whole foods whose life force, enzymes, minerals, and nutrients are safeguarded from cooking temperatures higher than 118 degrees Fahrenheit.  By using preparation processes that keep whole foods at or below 118 degrees, we preserve the nutrients, as well as the food’s healing energy, inherent wisdom and amazing taste, thereby maximizing the nutritional density and ease of digestibility and assimilation.

The Tao of Diet  (or: Balance is the New Black)

A healthy, balanced vegan and raw food lifestyle is not about being rigid or perfect (whatever that means), about being a dogmatic diva or a holier than thou nutritional saint, or even about giving up your favorite foods.  It’s an abundant, ever-unfolding adventure of culinary curiosity, wherein you get to ply your taste buds and your body with new and exciting (and nutritious!) foods!  There exists a whole world of mind-blowing, delicious superfoods out there, eagerly awaiting your curiosity and your taste buds, including shilajit, durian, maca root, monoatomic gold Ormus, etc.  When you open your mind (and your mouth) to new and exotic superfoods, you avail yourself to previously unexperienced sensations, perceptions and healing powers, while exponentially multiplying the otherwise finite units of energy we all depend on to get us through our days and our lives! The simple act of adding organic raw, vegan and living foods into your diet is a quantum leap forward on the otherwise limitless path to optimal health.

Who’s Diggin’ Raw (and Why They Look So Freakin’ Amazing):

The organic raw food and vegan lifestyle has gleaned effusive support and enthusiasm from celebrities and artists alike, including Alicia Silverstone, Demi Moore, Donna Karan, Howard Stern, Anthony Kiedis, Rick Rubin, Mike Tyson, Bill Clinton, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Pfeiffer, Emily Deschanel, Owen Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady, to name just a few.  Internationally renowned medical doctors and physicians including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Dr. Alejandro Junger, Dr. Gabriel Cousens, Dr. Dean Ornish and Dr. Neal Barnard continue to tout the extraordinary health benefits of a balanced, whole-food organic raw, living and vegan lifestyle.

Your Planet Thanks You

Choosing locally grown organic fruits and vegetables greatly reduces our carbon footprints, while ensuring that financial abundance circulates within our communities.  Your local Farmers Market is a fantastic place to find nutrient-rich, delicious raw foods with unparalleled flavor and taste.  Also, raw superfoods grown by indigenous cultures in Peru, Nepal, China, Ecuador, and Bali allow us to support fair-trade agriculture and pay these farmers a living wage for their labor.  Selecting a balance of local, sustainable foods along with fair-trade superfoods is a great way to dip your toes into the organic raw foods lifestyle.

Oh, Benefits: Let Me (Attempt to) Count Thy Myriad Ways…

Veganism not only reduces the largest amount and most egregious forms of animal cruelty on the planet, it also prevents, treats and cures heart diseases (strokes and heart attacks), cancers (prostate, colon, breast, ovarian and pancreatic), kidney disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, obesity, asthma and impotence, to name just a few of the ailments plaguing modern omniverous man. According to Dr. T. Colin Campbell’s China Study, the world’s largest dietary research project ever conducted, vegans have less than a 5 percent chance of getting any one of the aforementioned ailments.

Research proves that a lifestyle incorporating mostly organic raw and living foods cleanses the organs and cells of toxins, clarifies and energizes the skin, strengthens nails, hair, and bones while promoting feelings of euphoria, joy, confidence, focus, grounding and boundless creativity.

Simply put, choosing to eat organic vegan, raw and living food is a fun, simple and easy way to heal, tonify and honor your body.  And let’s face it, the inevitable result of engaging a living foods lifestyle is that you are going to look, feel and BE radiant, sexy, vibrant, youthful, confident and totally unstoppable.  That’s pretty much a guarantee, which makes eating an organic, raw, living, vegan foods diet the most fun and delicious preventative medicine ever!

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