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Simple Green Ideas for a Healthy Lifestyle

Dan and Cherie's Garden Bounty

Most of us who eat a clean, plant-based diet know that it’s good to live a “green lifestyle”. We may think we are doing a great job embracing an eco-friendly life, but there are always so many ways to improve. It’s fun to think of some of the different ways we can live a healthier,

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Top 10 Reasons to Stay at Living Light Inn

Living Light Inn Peace

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.Living Light Inn is an eco-friendly lodging choice for Living Light Culinary Institute students and conscious travelers visiting the scenic Mendocino coast in northern California. Most of our students over the years have stayed at the Inn while studying at Living Light and we've always heard nothing but praise about it. It

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Raw Food Chef Felix Schoener at Fivelements Puri Ahimsa

Living Light graduate and internationally known raw vegan chef Felix Schoener told his mother he wanted to become a chef at age seven. His lifelong passion for food was strongly influenced by his mother, a 30 year vegetarian. He grew up with simple, healthy meals and the family had a huge garden with fresh vegetables,

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Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Focuses on Health AND Sustainability

James sant with fruits and veg

By Dr.Karin Dina, D.C.The USDA and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services publish updated dietary guidelines every five years based on recommendations from the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee (DGAC) is responsible for providing the Federal government with current research-based evidence on diet, health, and nutrition in a document titled

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Eating Weeds and Saving Money

Sergei Boutenko Wild Edibles

Guest blog by Sergei BoutenkoWhen the sun is shining and the weather is warm I rely on wild edibles for nourishment and save mega dollars on food in the process. Wild food is plentiful, healthful, free, and available everywhere and for everyone. On a typical summer day I’m likely to kick-start my morning with a

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5 Great Reasons to Add More Raw Fruits and Vegetables to Your Diet

organic kale and romanesco broccoli

By Dr. Karin Dina, D.C.Raw fruits and vegetables are well-known for their health promoting benefits. In fact, the current USDA MyPlate suggests that half of our diet be composed of fruits and vegetables! Here are many of the reasons why:VitaminsFruits and vegetables contain many important and synergistic vitamins. Good examples include vitamins C and E.

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22 Raw Food Bloggers on the Raw Food Diet

Amie Sue Oldfather

Cherie and three other Living Light graduates, Jennifer Cornbleet,  Amie Sue Oldfather of Nouveau Raw, and Mizpah Matus of Raw Food Solution  also "chimed in" on a Healthlisted survey about the benefits of raw food. Our long time friend and respected raw food author and teacher Victoria Boutenko shared a whole article about her raw

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Raw Food Runners Race to Win Again!

the Living Light team

On March 21, the Living Light running team of Dan Ladermann, Cherie Soria, Corey Epperson, Gina Hudson and Living Light student Frank Kresz turned out for the 31st Annual Whale Run and Walk to benefit the Fort Bragg branch of Soroptimist International. It was a lovely day for a race! Cherie sped ahead of Dan

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The Inspiring Book That Found Its Way Home!

Many of us have heard sagas about a beloved family pet finding its way back home, but what about a book? We’ve recently had reason to both giggle and celebrate as one of our favorite books, Igniting Your Life, by our dear friend John McCabe “escaped” from Living Light Inn, and has now come full

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Dinas' Science of Raw Food Nutrition Classes Rock!

What is the best way to describe the Science of Raw Food Nutrition series of classes Drs. Rick and Karin Dina developed and teach at here at Living Light?I recently perused some of the testimonials on their website, Raw Food Education and was not surprised to notice the respect students have for both Dr. Rick

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