Hi!! Welcome to RawNut. I started this site as a way to save and easily access any great info I came across online, through books, magazines or just by word of mouth. I wanted to be able to come back any time and find recipes quickly if I happened to be at the supermarket getting groceries.

Even though my site is called RawNut, I’m not quite 100% raw yet. I am nuts about it though. It’s a lifestyle that makes perfect sense to me and look forward to the day I can be at least 95% raw. Some people are able to go from S.A.D. (Standard American Diet) to raw like flipping a light switch. Quick. But for others like me, it takes time. Some of us are so addicted to certain foods and that’s what causes daily. What ever amount of time it takes to transition is ok. Just working on making the change is a step closer.

What got me interested in changing what I eat was a book called “Natural Cures They Don’t Want You To Know About” by Kevin Trudeau. That book started it all for me. Now that I’m deeper into my research, I can say now that there are some things in that book that I no longer agree with. For example, he says it’s ok to eat anything as long as it’s organic. True, to a certain extent. I read that book years ago, so there’s so much more I’ve learned along the way, but I still believe that is a great book to start with if you’re new to eating organic and wanting to heal naturally.

After you read that book, I recommend you read the book called “The 80/10/10 Diet” by Dr. Douglas N. Graham. It’s not a fad diet. It’s a lifestyle, similar to the raw foodist lifestyle, except it’s primarily fruitarian. In this book you will learn how you can reverse almost all diseases.

I also recommend that you follow Dan McDonald on youtube and facebook. He is a very knowledgeable man and is available for phone consultations if you need to speak to him, say you’re suffering from a major disease or you’re new to the raw food lifestyle and have questions. I’m not sure how much he charges per hour, but I know it’s reasonable because his mission is to help people.

And something to remember, what you put on your body is as important as what you put in it. Our skin is our biggest organ and it absorbs everything you put on it. That includes toxic beauty products. As the saying goes, “If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.” It’ll end up in your bloodstream and eventually cause health issues. So do what you have to do to simplify your life. Find out what’s in your beauty products (shampoo, lotion, make-up, hair spray, hair dye, deodorant, etc., etc.), most of them contain chemicals linked to cancer and other diseases. You can buy non-toxic products at health food stores like “Whole Foods” and “Trader Joes” and even online if you don’t have those stores in your area. You can also make some of your own products at home.

I stopped using deodorant a loooooong time ago. I switched over to using a salt and mineral crystal I purchased at “Whole Foods” and now I’ll just pat a little baking soda under my arms after I shower if I feel I need it, say I’m going to the gym or something like that. But normally I don’t wear anything anymore.

As for shampoo, I make my own now out of 1 part baking soda and 3 parts water. Easy, cheap and non-toxic. It really cleans your hair and makes it more manageable.

Baking soda is great for cleaning your skin as well. Once a week I’ll make a paste on my hand of baking soda and a little water, then rub it on my face after I shower and my pores are open. I rub for about two minutes, then rinse with cold water to close the pores. I’ve never felt my skin as soft as it feels after I wash it with baking soda.

Just remember, “Good health makes a lot of sense, but it doesn’t make a lot of dollars.” It is in the government’s and pharmaceutical industry’s best interest to keep us unhealthy. They don’t care about our health. They care about making $$$. So it’s up to us to take care of ourselves and keep chemicals away from us as much as possible.

God Bless!


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