Saturday, November 18, 2006

What's Wrong With Cooked Food?

Most people assume cooking food is natural and healthy. Why not, that is what they've been eating their whole lives. But if you think about it, we are the only species on the planet that cooks its food.

There are numerous studies and chemical analysis done to cooked food and to people who eat the cooked food to prove these points. Just the boiling of one potato creates 420 new molecules that didn't exist in the raw potato. These new molecules are considered as toxins to the body and that is why our white blood cell count can more than double right after consuming cooked food.

What I've done is recorded an excellent article about this very point for you to listen to. This audio is a little under 11 minutes in length. You can pause, rewind and fastforward if you wish.

Members of have access to a growing list of informative audios, ebooks, special reports and our forum about raw food nutrition, health and fitness by world class experts in the field. Everything you need to learn to succeed at the Optimal Raw Food Diet is provided for you.

The great thing about audios is that you can listen to them whenever you want. When you read an article, the only thing you can do is read. But when you listen, you can do chores around the home, drive or get other work done while listening. It's a real time saver. In our member's only site, you also get access to the mp3 version of the files so you can listen to them in your Ipods.

One of the most vital ingredients to raw food diet success however, is not just the information, but feedback from a coach or mentor who is a 100% raw foodist. Unfortunately reading is not even close to being enough for most people.

I see this every day in my member's only forum. Most of these people have read a lot about the raw food diet. But it's one thing to read and another thing to practice it. There are many pitfalls that come up and it's incredibly helpful to have a supportive, and nonjudgmental community and an experienced coach, expert in motivational psychology to help you get past any sticking points.
There are so many subtle little ideas that have to be right in your belief system before you'll be able to stay raw for the long haul. I call it gaining the mindset of a 100% raw foodist. Reading and doing the diet alone is usually not enough to gain this mindset.

You need supportive people doing the same thing as you and if possible the help of a successful 100% raw foodist. I tried for five years to succeed with just books and I wasn't able to do so. My mindset or belief system was just off. And I read many raw food books. Which in some ways made things worse.

What I really needed was a raw food community and a mentor. When I got that, coupled with the right way to do the raw food diet (Optimal Raw) I was finally able to succeed for the long term.

Consider joining and you'll learn all the tricks to make staying raw enjoyable as well as being the healthiest thing you can do for yourself. This will save you years of struggle and frustration. Why reinvent the wheel?

To Your Radiant Health, Happiness and Fitness, Roger Haeske

P.S. Why don't you come in and join our latest 30-Day Raw Food Challenge on the forum. Do this while listening to my audio program, "Your First 30-Days Raw," and reading my ebook, "Think and Go Raw," and you'll be well on your way to succeeding with the Optimal Raw Food Diet.

Friday, November 17, 2006

Factors That Interfere With Vitamin Utilization

Have you ever considered that nutrition is not just about getting more vitamins, minerals and nutrients? What about increasing the bodies ability to utilize and absorb the nutrients it takes in?

Then another factor is simply not destroying those nutrients by the cooking process. Today I've recorded for you an article by the late T.C. Fry on this very subject. It's effective and to the point. The whole recording is shorter than 4 and a half minutes.

To Your Radiant Health, Happiness and Fitness, Roger Haeske

You can find audios like this and much more at my Raw Food Coaching and Support Site

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

Raw Food Skeptic Answered

This is a great article by Dr. Douglas Graham critiquing Dr. Andrew Weil who has criticized the raw food diet.

I've read that article by Dr. Weil and Doug's response to him was magnificent.

This should open your eyes to some of the false propaganda being taught about the raw food diet. It's really just a complete lack of understanding by Dr. Weil. He speaks of what he does not know.