What is raw food? Why raw food? How do I start? B12, Calcium, Protein ETC!

In answer to a friend who asked me, What advice do I give to newbies, here is what I said:

Enjoy every bite.

Remember that this is NOT deprivation. This is the key to health. Health = wellness = joy = longevity. Nothing about that says “deprivation” to me.

Soak it up and live life. Drink green smoothies every darn day.

Eat when you’re hungry. Don’t live to eat.

At social functions, don’t forget the PEOPLE just because you are choosing not to eat the food. Make yummy stuff and share. Don’t be scared to share! BUT don’t forget that everyone is not in the same place, and they might be confused/threatened by your new lifestyle. Don’t let that hold you back from thriving in your newfound joy and energy!

Here are a few articles you may enjoy:

Alternative Health: Oil Pulling
Part 1: One person’s experience with oil pulling
Part 2: Why would oil pulling help with acne and illness?
Part 3: A step-by-step guide on how to oil pull

Alternative Health: Natural Remedies
Exfoliating, Pimple-Zapping, Soothing, Bacteria-Killing Miracle Skin Mask
The Shocking Link Between Vitamin D and Cancer

Truth
{video} The truth about fluoride in your water supply. (You might not believe it!)
{why vegan} Think you’re not harming anyone with dairy milk? Think again! Mastitisin cows? Common, Disgusting.
{video} “What is Real Food?” Shocking TED video from Robyn O’Brien

How-to Articles
How to Compost in Winter
How To Grow Your Own Wheatgrass Successfully
How to Make Ravishing Raw Ice Cream
How to Make Ravishing Rejuvelac
How to Make Raw Food Look Like Cooked
How to Use the Pulp from Juicing
Tips for Amazingly Clear & Vibrant Skin
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Sprouting

Raw Food Lifestyle Articles
B-12
Can bodybuilders get enough protein from raw food?
Do I have to eat 100% raw?
Food For Thought: Strawberries and Chocolate
How do you open a young Thai coconut?
Investment Tips from a Financial Planner
Like a Newbie! Uncooking for the Very First Time (Sort of)
Milk: Does a Body Good? + Info on Calcium
Saving Money on Raw Food Equipment
Should I always soak my nuts?
Tips for Saving Money with Raw Food
What can a raw foodist eat in a cooked restaurant?
What about coffee? Do raw foodists drink coffee?
What is raw food?
Why raw food?

Raw Food Equipment
Dehydrators: Excalibur (Premium) vs. Nesco (Budget) vs. Weston (Stainless Steel)

Reviews
Joanne Newell’s Monkey Mike’s Raw Food Kitchen
Matthew Kenney’s Everyday Raw