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Raw Vegan Food Pyramid and Update on my raw vegan journey. Skin looks way better as a result of raw veganism and I have more energy, enthusiasm and optimism. :) I've been raw before, but only a few weeks. For the last 10 years, i've been raw vegan by weight of food 50-90%. Now I am trying to be 100% raw forever, as i realize it's a lot simpler (no cooking hassle and FAR HEALTHIER). :) One of the most important things is to check one's glucose.

In August I started my new raw food eating habit (no more eating stuff that kills plants, only seeds, fruits, tomatoes, avocados, coconuts, nuts), only 1 fruit or veggie per meal if I don't eat a smoothie made of one veggie or fruit - like zukini only or maybe zukini + 2-3 other things that are compatible (almost anything is, except avocados and coconut which should be eaten separately - but i eat those so rarely anyway) - one can puree anything one eats, it will make it easier to digest and one needs to eat less to get the same cellular energy effectively (this is for proper food combining explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Vw36T29vs4t, after i eat fatty avocados - which is rare - i always wait 5 hours before eating again, to let the slow digesting fat get out of the small intestine) and so far blood glucose is perfect after eating only watermelon first night (3 slices, glucose 98 two hours later), 5 big bell peppers next morning at 8 am (about 300 calories) - glucose 101 about 1 hour later, 3 zucchini at 1030 am (144 calories) - glucose 104 after about 1 hour, 1 coconut at 1:30 pm (probably 1000-1300 calories) - glucose 104 after 2 hours exactly, 5 zucchini (210 calories perhaps) at 645 pm, glucose 92 at 8:45 pm, 2 hours later. After 1 hour glucose is highest and must be below 140, after 2 hours must be below 120. To test your glucose 1 or 2 hours after eating for just pennies each time, see how at https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AlexP/posts/5ocD2zDyUkW.

On August 27th I pureed with a blender 6 pounds of zukini (mostly water and 435 calories and 36 grams of high quality protein, score 89, higher than lentils 86, milk 85, tofu 68, soymilk 25) and got glucose 103 one hour afterwards, which is excellent, given that it is well below 140 healthy limit. With raw vegan foods, i need less than half calories with vegan cooked foods for the same cellular energy. :) Why? See below. It took me 15 seconds to puree a cantaloupe (cut it first in smaller pieces of course) using a Ninja blender (this one has 3 blades, not just one as most blenders, making it faster) - https://www.walmart.com/ip/39104180. Makes it easy to drink and digest. Zukini takes longer, 80 seconds for 1 lb. After eating 2 cantaloupes pureed, and letting 1 hour pass, glucose was 87. Lower than usual, maybe because i had a brief walk, not sure. I will repeat this test many times with cantaloupes and watermelon and measure with a food scale exact carb intake, to better understand what goes on. This is really good, since 1 month ago eating watermelon would make it go to 140 easily. 87 vs 140 is a difference. On August 28th, i ate puree (i only eat puree made with the blender, so much easier) of some things and glucose was 86 after eating: 636g of cauliflower or 159 calories or 12.7 grams of excellent 103 score protein, and 848 grams of zukini or 10.2 grams of excellent score 89 protein, 136 calories, and 270 calories of cantaloupe (787 grams total or 6.3 grams of protein), some tomatoes, etc, total 695 calories. 23 grams of complete protein and 12 grams of incomplete protein. i got a food scale from walmart, so i can calculate protein and calories more exactly. perhaps i should not have combined cantaloupe with those, but i personally think when you puree it, it's very different. :) normally i only eat one thing at a time. :) If you cut a cantaloupe in 8 pieces and put it in a blender, in 15 seconds you get a drinkable puree - 1 cantaloupe is about 2 glasses of about 16 oz. Way faster than eating it the normal way.

On August 29th i blended in 10 seconds into a liquid 5.3 lb of watermelon (without the peel, 720 calories, 200 grams of carbs total, 150 grams of sugars total) and glucose was 104 one hour later, well below 140 healthy limit. Additionally, 4 hours earlier, I ate another 2.5 lb of watermelon (340 calories), so that was in the pipeline too. This was done on purpose to test glucose after a lot of watermelon, since I saw on youtube a lot of people eating 12 bananas and having blood sugar around 100 afterwards - saying that raw veganism cures insulin response in many people. :) Those 8 lb of watermelon mean about 21 grams of protein of score 52. Watermelon is a very complimentary protein to zukini (score 89, far better), since zukini doesn't have 100 score (like cauliflower has) due to lower threonine, but watermelon has about double the threonine per gram of protein as zukini. So eating both daily will make zukini super higher protein than milk 85 score or lentils 86 score. Also watermelon has about double the lysine of zukini, and lysine is a very important amino acid, even if not the low one (Threonine https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threonine is the only "lower" one in zukini) in zukini, but missing in other vegetables. Watermelon has double the arginine per gram of protein of zukini too, but some amino acids 3 times less. Also, watermelon proline level is 25% higher per gram of protein compared to zukini - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2639/2 - and proline is actually very important to a lot of biological functions too. Watermelon with a score of 52 has more lysine, threonine and arginine than even avocado - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1843/2, with a score of 129. So watermelon - http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2072/2 - compliments any veggie low in these 3 amino acids. Just for those not aware, beef in hamburger is a medium protein quality of only 79, much lower than 103 of cauliflower. http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/beef-products/6197/2

I found on August 30th that adding some tomatoes and cauliflower into a blender makes it super-easy to make a cauliflower smoothie (cauliflower alone in a blender simply won't make a smoothie or it will take eons to ground up instead of 40 seconds it takes with tomatoes) that has 25 grams of high quality protein in 1250 grams - the weight of a medium cauliflower - (score 103, versus 79 for ground beef or 85 for milk) - better protein than beef and milk, imagine that. :) Tomatoes also have beta carotene and lycopene. Cauliflower is 25 cal per 100 grams, tomatoes 18 calories per 100 grams, so they are a perfect combo for eye health and raw vegan protein with all the biophotons, enzymes and other healthy compounds destroyed by heating over 50 centigrade, etc. Having a blender makes going raw vegan so much easier, i wish i knew that years ago. :) Cauliflower got 8 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 103, zukini got 7.5 g protein/100 cal with score 89, pinto beans 6.3 g protein/100 cal with score 96, garbanzo beans 5.4 g protein/100 cal with score 106, lentils 7.8 g protein/100cal with score 86, milk 5.3 g protein/100 cal with score 85, tomato 5 g protein/100cal score 52. It's a lot easier to go raw vegan or vegan with a blender. :) You can puree cauliflower if you add a watery veggie/fruit like zukini or tomato or some watermelon or cantaloupe (sometimes even 99 cents only stores have cauliflower, 1 big 4 lb one for 1$) and eat it in 1 minute, whereas with eating cauliflower raw normally takes you 15 minutes to eat same amount. Same for zukini and other foods that have more protein per 100 calories than lentils or beans - it's way easier to eat enough to get low calories raw vegan protein with a blender than if you do it without making a puree with the blender, even if you spend 2 minutes extra to puree it and wash the blender. Most people won't bother chewing that long. You can also puree carrots mixed with something soft, like tomato or zukini or cactus pear (the purple cactus pear has more anthocyanins and anti-oxidants than the green one, just like purple cabbage has 2800 times more anthocyanins than green cabbage) and you get a deep red or deep orange puree. Carrots alone are hard to make into a puree, they are too crunchy like cauliflower. You could mix them with tomato or other things too. Carrots have 27 times more beta carotene than watermelon per 100 grams (41 calories vs 30 for watermelon) but watermelon has 4500 times more lycopene - so it's good to eat both, if you are into carrots a lot. :) Carrots have 4 times more beta carotene than cantaloupe per 100 grams and 41 calories versus 34 for cantaloupe per 100 grams. Carrots are ultra hard to eat in non-puree form, so a blender makes it 30 times easier. Carrots have 217 times more alpha carotene than cantaloupe. :) Tomatoes have 2500 times more lycopene than carrots though, and lycopene is essential for eye health. Grapefruit also has 1400 times more lycopene than carrots.

On September 1st, I ate about 1000 grams of cauliflower and 8 bananas in a smoothie at once and glucose was 112 one hour later. I haven't eaten 8 bananas at once in more than 5 years, due to fear of glucose spiking, etc. I was shocked the glucose was so low. Anyway, i don't like bananas, and will probably never eat 8 bananas at once again, or once a year. :) But it was a good test to do, since bananas have 3 times more carbs than watermelon per 100 grams. It's way higher glycemic index than pretty much any fruit and vegetable. If I can eat 8 bananas and still have sugar well below 140, then I can pretty much eat anything, but veggies do have more nutrients per calorie. :) :)

On August 24th i ate about 11 tiny avocados (equivalent of 3 medium ones) without seed and peel they weigh 80-100 grams), which is about 90-100 carbs, 20 grams of protein (super-high quality score 129, higher than all vegan foods, even spinach, way higher than milk 85 or lentils 86). The glucose was 95 after 2 hours. If I ate lentils before, same amount of carbs as avocados today, glucose would be 120-140 two hours later usually, sometimes even higher, 160. Raw veganism helps to lower your average blood glucose. :) I ate a lot of watermelon at 1 pm one day, half of it, about 3 pounds (that's about 120 grams of carbs), and glucose was only 103 1 hour after meal. Before, about 4 weeks ago when I was not raw vegan, and eating same watermelon, before my 5.5 day water fast, etc, eating that much watermelon would spike glucose to very high levels. Somehow, the glucose readings have dropped, which makes me believe all these youtubers who say in 10 days they cured their diabetes via raw vegan foods. I see that my kind of high levels 1 hour after lentils or watermelon (or other sweet fruits) values have dropped suddenly after going raw vegan too. Maybe cooked foods (just like carcinogenic Heterocyclic amines (HCAs) and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) formed when meat or fish is cooked using high-temperature methods), cause some kind of weird compounds in the GI tract that go into the blood and interfere with insulin. Who knows? With 10 million trillion chemical reactions each second in our bodies, it is hard to figure everything out. My glucose response was OK after eating very small amounts of lentils or a lot of steamed veggies (broccoli, collards, etc) when I was not raw vegan, but each time I ate something sweet, even strawberries or watermelon, or a lot of lentils, it would shoot up really high. Apparently, raw veganism prevents that shooting up. I will repeat these tests and see how much watermelon or even bananas one can eat without glucose going above 110 one hour after meal. It will be interesting to see, since it's meant to stay below 140 one hour after meal. I like watermelon a lot more, since it's far healthier, has much more biophotons and water to hydrate per calorie, even more protein per calories than bananas. Watermelon has the same exact amount of potassium as bananas, per calorie too, so the myth about needing to stuff on bananas for potassium is just another of those "rice and lentils" is more complete protein than "lentils alone" type of misunderstanding from people who don't look at very scientific sources of information (anyone online can create a website with their nutritional advice). The "lentils and rice" or "beans and rice", "beans and bread", "beans and tortilla" myth is explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/DPagLPDS4wQ. Legumes are complete proteins and adding grains makes them MORE incomplete per calorie, not more complete. grains are very poor protein sources, as are all fruits, except kiwi (score 105), pineapple (amino acid score 81) and avocados (score 129, higher than any vegan food). Watermelon potassium data ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/2072/2 (112 mg in 30 calories, 373 in 100 calories). Banana potassium data ► http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/fruits-and-fruit-juices/1846/2 (806 mg in 200 calories, so 403 in 100 calories, just a little more than 373 of watermelon). Watermelon gives you far more water and biophotons.

Why are water and biophotons so important?

The latest hypothesis I have is that MD Batmanghelidj ideas (https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ENDBEgXRdDP) are at least partially true, i.e. the definition of energy as "calories" is at least partially incorrect. He thinks water is the primary source of energy in living cells MgATP only produces 10 times more energy if there is water around to hydrolyze itself. People might ask why is MgATP so important? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATP_hydrolysis explains that ATP hydrolysis powers our bodies. Without cellular water, there is no energy. MgATP is very important, wikipedia explains "ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the main source of energy in cells, must be bound to a magnesium ion in order to be biologically active. What is called ATP is often actually Mg-ATP. As such, magnesium plays a role in the stability of all polyphosphate compounds in the cells, including those associated with the synthesis of DNA and RNA. Over 300 enzymes require the presence of magnesium ions for their catalytic action, including all enzymes utilizing or synthesizing ATP. Mg2+ is the fourth-most-abundant metal ion in cells (per moles) and the most abundant free divalent cation — as a result, it is deeply and intrinsically woven into cellular metabolism. Indeed, Mg2+-dependent enzymes appear in virtually every metabolic pathway: Specific binding of Mg2+ to biological membranes is frequently observed, Mg2+ is also used as a signalling molecule, and much of nucleic acid biochemistry requires Mg2+, including all reactions that require release of energy from ATP"https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnesium_in_biology

https://youtu.be/iO1K5Zb_hYU is a 4 min clip with testimonials about using water and sea salt to cure cancer and other diseases. Sea salt has 32 trace elements, not just sodium chloride.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5gaTdRv7d0 is a 2.5 min video about a lady who cured a 12 mm cancer tumor via a water fast, see watercure2.org for more information.

Nutritional labels could have listed amount of biophotons as a holographic number (a living hologram above the food) that changes, with biophotonic scanners on every aisle of the supermarket. At cellular level, if you got no water, certain hydrolysis reactions that can provide huge energy do not occur, so many calories are not really producing energy but stored as fat or eliminated, wasted due to poor digestion too. Also, if biophotons are lacking, information for cellular coordination across organs is not transmitted at the speed of light and this makes people sluggish and energy-less sometimes even if they eat 4000 calories and other people eat only 1000 with tons of biophotons and water and have far more energy. As such, eating more calories does nothing sometimes, more and more calories past the minimum required normally. Without cellular water and biophotons, there is no energy, that is perhaps why many raw vegans, not knowing this, end up eating 25 bananas daily, since they crave the structured biologically available (not tap water) water that is so scarce in bananas, not so much the sugar or calories. One can have more energy ingesting 1400 calories than ingesting 3500 with tons of bananas. Biochemistry seems to be far more complicated than "standard theories". We got 10 million trillion chemical reactions a SECOND in human bodies and some people think they got it all figured out and every time someone comes with a new theory or hypothesis, they often ridicule them, like with Galileo, the Wright Brothers, World Peace in 2040 or anyway soon dreamers, etc. But hey, one day, every theory is updated. :) That's the beauty of science, it's not dogma. :) Another hint that this WATER AND BIOPHOTONS are key to our energy supply, Longevity and HEALTH is that many saints, mystics, etc have lived on water ONLY and, if Catholic or Christian, also a weekly bread wafer called "Holy communion" (astral biophotons?, ehimatter? - https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/F4hcPJ4Gjeg) for very long periods of time, as explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/HXWPWBk4Xty. Ehimatter production of wormholes to stimulate biophoton production may be a mechanicsm for energy supply via water-biophotons and altered biochemistry in mystics who live on Holy Communion and water only.

"Biophotons are the body’s “fiber optic” network. If biophotons are lacking, the enzymes are there, but don't know what work they are to do. This is one reason why a high level of biophotons in the body helps the body to regenerate itself. Biophotons are the life force of the body. A healthy newborn emits 200 to 220 biophotons per second per square centimeter. Adults emit 80 to 120. A senior adult will transition from 60, to 20, to 10, and then none. When that happens they die."http://www.healthy-vegetable-gardening.com/biophotonstructuredwater.html

Normally i don't eat coconuts or avocados daily. :) I rarely eat coconuts, a few times a year (i ate more in the first days of switching to raw, actually coconuts helped me make the switch, due to changing the digestion dynamics positively).

What some vegans forget is that there are tons of RAW veggies with higher than milk or lentil or beans amino acid score such as: zucchini 89, yellow pepper 86, avocado 129, coconut 87, spinach 119, cauliflower 103, asparagus 91, kale 92, green leafy lettuce 90, versus 68 for tofu, 44 for miso (fermented tofu), 85 for milk, 25 for soymilk.

Protein quality is key, since otherwise, you need to eat a lot more to get the missing aminoacid. And lentils or beans alone are more complete than lentils plus a grain or beans plus rice, contrary to the popular myth perpetrated by whoever since 1950s, as I explained at https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/DPagLPDS4wQ.

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein per 100 calories, higher protein quality than cooked lentils which have 7.75 grams of protein per 100 calories. Not to mention, far more biophotons and hydrating water. Raw Vegans often wonder - what am I going to eat to get protein?

Yellow bell pepper has score of 86, higher than milk, and 3.7 grams of protein per 100 calories. Spinach has 12.5 grams of protein per 100 calories with score 119, way higher than milk 85. Kale has 6.6 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 92. raw broccoli has 8.4 grams of protein per 100 calories with amino acid score of 83. Spinach, kale kill the plant if eaten and are impossible to eat raw in large amounts due to oxalate in spinach and goitrogens for all cruciferous veggies. Cauliflower has 7.9 grams of protein (score 103) per 100 calories, but it has goitrogens raw, so only can eat it in small amounts daily - 1-2 pound or less probably, to be safe - but it depends. And cruciferous veggies are far harder to digest and eat than the other stuff like zukini which is ultra soft and easy to digest in comparison and has more water and biophotons per calorie. Advantage of broccoli and cauliflower though is that they don't kill the plant and have far fewer pesticides than zukini, spinach, kale, however, zukini can be peeled to remove 90% of pesticides. (that applies for apples and cucumbers too, 90% of pesticide are in the peel). Cauliflower has less pesticides than broccoli, but far lower than most veggies.*

Zucchini has 7.5 grams of high quality protein score 89 (higher than milk) per 100 calories and more water than tomatoes to hydrate the body, (cow milk has 5.3 grams of protein of score 85 per 100 calories - totally inferior to zucchini - almost zero biophotons and far less water/calorie), cooked lentils have 7.75 grams of protein of score 86 per 100 calories but zero biophotons and zero hydrating water, tomatoes have 5 grams of protein score 52 (so you need to eat a lot more to get some amino acids) per 100 cal. Watermelon has 2 grams of protein per 100 calories, while bananas have 1.2 grams of protein per 100 calories. Banana protein score is 62, watermelon 52, but both are very incomplete. Watermelon has more photons, hydrates more, has more protein, even adjusted for lower score, so watermelon wins among all common fruits by far for biophotons and hydration, but is inferior to tomatoes and zucchini. No other sweet non-tomato fruit comes close in water, biophoton and protein per calorie content. All fruits are way behind zucchini, which beats tomatoes big time in quality and quantity of protein and milk in quantity of protein. Zukini is really amazing, if you eat a lot of it, you get almost all Ca, Mg, Iron needed too, the rest from other foods or your multivitamin pill. Oxalate (which forms kidney stones if overeaten in some people who cannot eliminate it) in zukini is 20 mg/100 grams or among the lowest (https://www.ars.usda.gov/Main/docs.htm?docid=9444) as you can see at the USDA list, 2.5 times lower than tomatoes, same as cucumber, lower than virtually all of the listed foods, except sweet corn and coriander. What's shocking is carrots have 25 times more oxalate, spinach 50 times more, broccoli 10 times more, beans 18 times more, cauliflower 8 times more, collards 23 times more, lettuce 18 times more, potato 12 times more, peppers 2 times more. All common veggies have far more than zukini, so to avoid kidney stones, zukini is ideal. Zukini also has omega 3 to omega 6 in ratio almost 2:1, unlike tomato 1: 27, avocado 1:17, etc. Cauliflower has 7.9 g protein/100 calories, less pesticides, less oxalate, higher 103 protein score versus 8.4 g protein/100 cal and 83 protein score for broccoli. Usable protein is actually higher, due to much higher score, even if amount is 7.9 vs 8.4. Zukini has 7.5g/100 calories but score is 89, not 103 as cauliflower. When you run out of zukini, cauliflower in a blender pureed is a great alternative. We cannot eat 2 lb of RAW cauliflower daily for 1 year as we may develop thyroid issues (especially if not taking iodine containing multivitamin), BUT EVEN THAT IS NOT PROVEN to happen in most people - there was one case reported of a lady eating 2-3 pounds of bok choy for 6 months and having some issues (of low Iodine) which ended when she stopped eating bok choy. In people with good iodine intake from iodized salt or multivitamin or sea veggies, cruciferous goitrogens are less problematic. The other problem with cauliflower is 8 times more oxalate than zukini, so it's not wise to eat a lot daily, same with broccoli, 10 times more oxalate than zukini. Yet cauliflower has 2.7 times more vitamin C than zukini per 100 grams and 1.7 times more per 100 calories, broccoli 5.2 times more vitamin C than zukini per 100 grams (2.4 times per 100 calories).

OMEGA 3 IN VEGGIES:

100 grams of raw broccoli has 21 mg omega 3, and 17 mg omega 6 for raw. cauliflower got 37 mg omega 3 and 11 mg omega 6 in the best ratio out there: 3.4 to 1. I don't think there is any vegetable that has such a perfect ratio. omega 3:omega 6 ratio of 1:1 in raw broccoli is highly anti-inflammatory, but cauliflower 3.4 to 1 is the best. Zukini has 47 mg omega 3 versus 28 mg omega 6 or 1.7 to 1 (http://nutritiondata.self.com/facts/vegetables-and-vegetable-products/2639/2), way better than broccoli. Walnuts, one of the most popular sources of omega 3, have a paltry ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 of 1:4, but better than all other nuts. I never eat nuts, nobody needs nuts to be healthy. Tomatoes have only 3 mg omega 3 and 80 mg omega 6, onions 4 mg omega 3 and 13 mg omega 6, peeled cucumber 2 mg omega 3 and 2 mg omega 6, unpeeled cucumber 5 mg omega 3 and 28 mg omega 6, so virtually no omega 3 in these common veggies used in salads. Raw kale has 180 mg omega 3 and 138 mg omega 6, but most people eat very little raw kale, due to taste and difficulty in chewing. Avocados are a very inflammatory food in a way, since omega 3 is just 110 mg and omega 6 is 1700 mg, a ratio of 1:17, which is a known trigger of disease. Most nuts have way more omega 6 than omega 3, with the exception of chia seeds and flax seeds. Red bell pepper has 8 times more beta carotene than green bell pepper one and also omega 3 fat 25 mg, omega 6 45 mg per 100 grams, better than watermelon (no omega 3 and 50 mg omega 6). Cantaloupe has 46 mg omega 3 and 35 mg omega 6, awesome ratio, and almost 7 times more beta-carotene than watermelon and more than red bell pepper. Watermelon has thousands of times more lycopene than cantaloupe though. Cantaloupe has far less pesticide than red bell pepper though, especially if it's from USA (the Mexico ones usually have more pesticides, since there is less regulation as explained at http://www.sdearthtimes.com/et0996/et0996s5.html - read the label on where it is from). Pineapple got 17 mg of omega 3 and 23 mg omega 6 in 100 grams. Besides protein score of 81, higher than all fruits, except kiwi 105. Banana is a really low quality protein score 62.

LYCOPENE, BETA CAROTENE, PESTICIDES, OXALATE

A lot of tomatoes (especially from Mexico) have far more pesticides than US (even Mexico) watermelon and cantaloupe. The reason is that the rind of watermelon absorbs all pesticides, while tomatoes we eat the skin and the skin lets pesticides go in. Watermelon has almost double the lycopene of tomatoes per 100 grams, cantaloupe has 5 times more beta carotene than tomatoes per 100 grams (7 times more than watermelon), so it makes more sense for some people (sensitive to tomato lectins) to no longer eat low-medium oxalate tomatoes (2.5 times higher than zukini), as they can also irritate the intestine if overeaten and have very bad omega 3 to omega 6 ratio of 1:27. Cantaloupe has more beta carotene than all bell peppers, one of the most pesticide contaminated conventional produce. Cantaloupe and watermelon are more alkaline. The beauty of research is that for anything you are allergic to or don't want to eat, there is an alternate veggie or fruit that has it. The issue with a lot of tomatoes is they are the only raw veggie with a significant amount of lectins, known irritants of certain people's digestive tract. Because of that, a few people can get acne or "leaky gut" episodes if they overeat tomatoes. But many people have no problem with eating tomatoes. See http://www.pkdiet.com/pdf/LowOxalateDiet.pdf for more oxalate listings.


200 grams of chia seeds have 15 grams of protein (amino acid score 115), a medium avocado has 4-7 grams of protein of higher quality than soy even (score is 129), depending on how small or big medium it is. The huge avocados can have 12 grams of protein each, or 25% of the daily need of most people. One big mature coconut got 16 grams of protein of score 87, higher than lentils.

►► TESTIMONIALS ABOUT RAW FOODS ◄◄

Raw Vegan foods hydrate the body really well, water that can carry poisons out of the body, besides providing biophotons, enzymes and many phytonutrients - all destroyed by cooking, freezing and even pressure high temp steaming. :) Freezing is not as bad as cooking, but quite bad.

CURING DIABETES:

Type 1 DIABETES was cured with only a Gluten-Free diet - insulin was never needed.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3387460/ - BMJ Case Rep. 2012 Jun 21;2012. (Dr Vikki Petersen explains more about this study in this 3 min clip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnLotUtY9H8)

Type 2 DIABETES gone in 2 weeks after raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/NwLHtVr8PYk

San Francisco people reversing DIABETES with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/bCgYSVahFB9

Colon cancer, DIABETES, 230 pound loss with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Cdw1o7RCXk5

80 year old man reverses DIABETES with raw vegan foods
https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/dZDF7pM8ZgU

Cured DIABETES with Raw Vegan diet in 30 days, A1c dropped from 9.2 to 7, LDL from 146 to 99, lost 27 pounds, stopped taking medshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/FX5ndcdUhmv

Type 1 DIABETES cured by cell transplanthttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/P4txVgxGGJP

Type 1 DIABETIC off insulin via mostly raw, but some cooked, vegan foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/488qG8vTYrd

Type 1 DIABETES reversed via gamma-aminobutryic acidhttp://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/286121.php (see also this post https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/XoLZ8mN8p3v about turning off diabetes and the Gabriel Cousens MD book on curing diabetes with raw foods - https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/awzhNTuPc8i)

CURING CANCER:

Prostate Cancer healed by raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QgdvmgxncvK

Brain cancer cured with raw foodshttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/Q1tfN8wGERv

Colon cancer cured with raw vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hiCPzFDKb9m

CURING MANY OTHER DISEASES:

Epileptic seizures, extremely low energy, depression healed by 6 months of raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/gSdFg1jzcZQ

Eczema disappeared via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/5pBfR1qjRqz and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/ZACghmFSMam and https://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/hPVxakNhKcD

Fibromyalgia, arthritis, depression, extra weight all gone via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/QrNowtWosvp

Multiple Sclerosis and losing 135 pounds via raw veganismhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReP6DCUMIAs

Clinically diagnosed depression cured with raw foodshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Xk9exIkTtc

Lupus cured with raw vegan foods, after 90 days her blood looked like that of a 16 year old and she was so changed, that she started a raw vegan restauranthttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/StbATUFrFYg

Hypothyroidism cured with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/6vsvaam2cqq

Asthma cured with a vegan diethttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/4MasYbfu4tu

Vegan Lady loses 125 pounds by going raw veganhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/TqNx53Mdd8A (Philip lost 215 lb by going raw vegan from meat eatinghttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/8V7BUKbreLN)

Crohn's disease cured via raw veganismhttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/HFcxh8JRb81

VEGANISM

For 100+ reasons I didn't eat meat for 20 years and dairy for 12 years (12% of millennials have already given up meat in America) seehttps://plus.google.com/+AlexP/posts/EkQQAE68fCm. Going vegan is like planting 62 trees in your backyard, as far as CO2 emissions reduction.
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Memories like the corners of my mind....reminds me of someone I once knew
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Remember- Mind your thoughts, words, actions and deeds.
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Star forming! Because science
 
Star-Forming Region NGC 2467

Read full story and view larger image: https://earthspacecircle.blogspot.com/2016/09/star-forming-region-ngc-2467.html
A colourful star-forming region is featured in this stunning NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image of NGC 2467. Looking like a roiling cauldron of some exotic cosmic brew, huge clouds of gas and dust are sprinkled with bright...
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One day I will see these in person ✌️
 
Bright Aurora over Alaska
Tracey: "This was a very intense, bright, fast moving event which occurred much earlier in the evening than is typical, especially for this time of year."

Credit: Tracey Mendenhall Porreca of Birch Leaf Photography
Website: http://birchleafphotography.tumblr.com/
Location: east of Delta Junction, Alaska
Image Date: August 31, 2016

Technical details: This was captured with a Nikon D7000 with a Tokina 11-16mm f2.8 lens at 11mm, f2.8, ISO1250, 1.6 second exposure at 11:10pm Alaska standard time

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #Earth #Alaska #USA #UnitedStates #Astrophotography #Art #STEM #Education
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Stunning - the beauty of our amazing natural word!
 
Aurora with Fireball Photobomb
"The September 1st aurora were a good show on their own. I caught the brightness of the meteor/fireball over the landscape and turned to realize that I very likely photographed it right in the middle of my frame!"

Credit: Neil Zeller
Location: Carstairs, Alberta, Canada
Image Date: September 1, 2016

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+TELUS Spark, the new Science Centre 

#Astronomy #Space #Science #Stars #Fireball #Meteor #Aurora #Borealis #NorthernLights #Astrophotography #Art #Panorama #SolarSystem #Cosmos #Universe #Earth #Canada #Alberta #STEM #Education #Photobomb
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15 soothing poses to get rid of all that tension.
Try these 15 soothing poses to get rid of all that tension you’re carrying around.
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“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” ~Nelson Mandela
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