Category Archives: Science of Raw Food Nutrition

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Categories:Essentials of Raw Culinary Arts, FUNdamentals of Raw Living Foods, Living Foods, raw food blog, Science of Raw Food Nutrition

Should You Go Raw?

By Vesanto Melina, MS, RD and Brenda Davis, RD When we look at the science, what do we learn about those who follow raw food diets? Do raw food enthusiasts fare as well or better than those on well-balanced vegetarian and semi-vegetarian diets? Is a raw diet appropriate for children? Must we be 100 percent

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Next Stop the Mendocino Ultra Marathon!

Cherie Soria Whale Run

Dan and Cherie ran 27 miles this past Saturday, their longest run ever in preparation for the Mendocino Ultra Marathon (31+ miles), which will take place on Saturday, April 23. Saturday was their last really long run until the BIG RACE – only 25 days away! Until then, all of their daily training runs in

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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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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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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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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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Categories:Cherie Soria, Cherie Soria Recipes, gluten free recipes, Living Light Culinary Institute, Organic Gardening, Raw Food Tips, Science of Raw Food Nutrition
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Raw Food Favorites: August is Sunflower Month!

Sunflower in all it's glory

There is a reason why raw food pioneer Dr. Ann Wigmore chose the sunflower plant long ago as the living symbol of her raw food business. Sunflowers are amazing plants that grow strong and tall in one season, and provide valuable seeds and sprouts—while still in shell, the seeds can be grown in soil for

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A Refreshing Raw Food Treat!

Fresh Banana Ice Cream with Mint Leaf

Mint and Chocolate – Chocolate and Mint…it’s a classic combination that many people enjoy. Who knew that a classic chocolate mint flavor was available in one beautiful plant? It’s a plant that grows quickly and easily with an underground root system that can take over your garden if you don’t help contain its enthusiasm, and

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