A Healthy Diet I have used often

Mankind for what I know, have used different diets from ancient times.

Our present civilization is adopting many more forms of the so called “diet” than ever before… every person you talk with, may share with you a diet that they adopted for a few times or days or months and right away let you know is the best and they believe is best for you as well.

Hope I will NOT do that and share with you what diet I adopted, and let you decide if you like your self for what ever reason, with the hope it will be beneficial to you.

My inspiration to write about a diet, come after a friend asked me if I can share some “secrets” of my daily diet to avoid some painful recurrence of an illness (in my case was a stubborn gout :-) and since my knowledge is mostly limited to my personal experience and some personal research, I remembered to go visit another friend website where I know I can get lots more great and healthy information about food and diets.

That is when I went to read some articles on a website written by my friend Shelley Alexander,

Her information and recipes are out of this world and I recommend you visit Shelly Alexander website soon if you love to stay healthy and you are looking for healing foods, great, delicious recipes and of course lots of information.

Now getting back to our article here, you are reading information from someone who `believed` all what others where telling him. What others shared with him and or what others “proved” that a specific diet was best… once this is clear to you, PLEASE do not take me as an expert to know what is best for you… but only write about what worked for me.

I am only an expert for the diet I use every day… and I tell you, is not the same at all times, so what I will share below is for you to read and pick up what is useful to you and create your own great daily diet that work 100% for you to keep you healthy and away from doctors and prescriptions and the whole medical establishment,

my winter work desk position.. right beside a fire and in front of a big wiondow

My winter months temporary work-desk… right beside a fire and in front of a large sliding door overlooking birds eating and nature at it’s best

that is mostly geared to make people more sick.

I cannot tell you what is right or wrong… I cannot teach you, this is something that your either like or not and follow it with passion… yes, it is natural to me right now since I have been passionately living a Vegetarian and vegan Lifestyle for more than 15 years, BUT I can tell you that you need strong passion to keep healthy and I also know you will succeed as long as you have faith in your self and most of all, Faith in God or whom you believe to be God..

My basic diet consist of 90% raw, uncooked, and unprocessed plant-based food, and 10% cooked, plant-based food.

I also have different other so called “diets” that I use often and it include much of the basic ratio above but it can also be totally off… when I feel like having cooked Pasta with an Italian tomatoes sauce, I have it and many times more than once a week :-)

Now you know I am not reliable to teach you what you need ok? What I can say it that you need to start, find your comfort zone or “diet” and I assure you that with your faith and passion to become healthy, you’ll find what is best for you.

1456137_673141342717584_1924915029_nWhy Plant-based Foods?

Many times I read that our human body is not the same of the “carnivorous mammals”; our digestive tract was not designed to properly digest and dispose meat like Carnivorous mammals species do… That was enough for me to believe (after experimenting and being successful many times over) a plant based diet is best for me… including the time when I found out that my new plant based diet, juicing and the like, was able to cleanse my whole body, by elimination as much causing toxicity—a components that was causing some (not great) diseases like gout… and as they say, I never looked back.

As I discovered that food has the amazing power to both, create and destroy health, the choice was easy… but I must say, it was not easy to keep on track at all times but I did all I could and got out of a very scary illness and I am not able to talk about.

The plant-based foods and their juices have sold me that they have enough nutritional ingredients needed to restore damaged cells and support the re-building of the whole-body health that can last a lifetime.

Do I have any Evidence? Yes and No!

I have evidence because many professionals and dedicated researchers clearly wrote about it… and NO, because as I stated above, my belief is that each and every one of us MUST find out what is best for them at certain time in their journey of their own quest for healthy lifestyles.

My own creation of a so called “diets” is based on nourishing my body as was intended from the begin of time… I can share some evidence written in scared scriptures, but I am certain if you are in the quest of re-gaining your optimum health, you already know what I am talking about so please go back and read it at your own time first hand and not reading from me second hand.

Many health professionals, recommend to includes eating more fruits and vegetables, imagesdrinking more water, eating less saturated fats and hydrogenated oils, consuming more fibre, consume NO packaged and processed foods, getting more exercise and alleviating damaging stress; Surprise!!!! I support all that but I recommend you do your due diligence and research as many studies that will validate your own foundation to what you believe it will bring you closer toward eliminating sickness and be 100% healthy.

Below is a basic guideline of foods eaten on my days when I follow the basic Diet. I am not listing any of the foods I avoid, that will be another article sometime in the future. Please check back here.

The 90% Raw Portion

This portion is composed exclusively of the garden foods that is reach of the dense living nutrients found in raw foods and their juices only, which produce abundant energy and vibrant health while satisfying our cells and nutritional needs efficiently.

Beverages: Freshly extracted vegetable juices, I use carrots mostly but I add many other veggies most times as celery, cucumbers, kale, collard, parsley and more leafy greens.
I drink only reverse osmosis water, distilled water, and other clean water.

I love fresh almond milk, creamy banana milk, as well as frozen banana, strawberry, or blueberry and other fruits combination.

Fruit: All fresh, as well as organic dried fruit, I do not use a lot dry fruit, just to taste most times.

Grains: this is where I have a little challenge.. but from time to time I soaked oats, raw muesli. sprouting mung bean, broccoli and other seeds… I love grain cooked so I do not go much for soaking or sprouting…

Beans: I love all beans, but found out they are uric acid producers and so I quit eating almost completely. But I still eat fresh green beans.

Nuts & Seeds: Raw almonds, sunflower seeds, macadamia nuts, walnuts, raw almond butter or tahini (this I consume very sparingly)

downloadOils and Fats: Extra virgin olive oil, Udo’s Oil, flaxseed oil and avocados

Seasonings: Fresh or dry herbs, garlic, onions, parsley, and Himalayas sea salt.

Sweets: Fruit smoothies, raw fruit pies with nut/date crusts, date-nut squares, chocolate (made from a combination of dates, carob powder, chery juice) and more.

Vegetables: All raw vegetables
Soups: Raw and cooked soups

Cooked foods always follow the raw salad at every meal, that serve me to maintain a natural weight for my body type.

Beverages: Caffeine-free herb teas and cereal-based coffee alternatives like orzo, along with bottled organic juices when nothing else is available

Soups: I love soups made from scratch without fat, dairy, or refined table salt

Vegetables: Steamed or wok-cooked fresh vegetables, baked white, yellow or sweet potatoes, squash, and much more.

Let’s end our 2013 strong and plant the seeds for a great 2014 by moving from a DEAD diet to a HEALTHY and ALIVE Diet that will keep us all Healthy and Vibrant. _nickc
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44 Responses to A Healthy Diet I have used often

  1. Great Post Nick! It seems the older I get that I do indeed find myself making healthier choices. I could very easily be a vegetarian but it is hard with a meat eater in the house! So I do choose to eat meat but I do this in moderation and only once a day. Thanks for the great information! Chery :) )
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    • Chery,
      thanks for your compliments…

      You are correct, the older we get and the more we tend to understand more about our selves and so we take more care…

      HO< yes, having a meat eater in the family can be a challenge… but I tell you, I know many people who are vegetarian a=or even Vegan, and they have others in the family who is not.. but they have the opportunity and freedom to do what they feel good to do, so you have hope :-)
      Thanks for your comment.
      _nickc

  2. Fascinating article Nick, and I can certainly appreciate your healthy approach to eating. I was a stress eater growing up and then I dove into one fad diet after another as a young adult. Fortunately I never suffered associated health problems, but it wasn’t for lack of trying. Once I finally got off the merry-go-round, stopped “dieting” and just ate healthy food in smaller portions my weight stabilized and my energy skyrocketed. You are so right, we each need to learn to listen to our own body and find what works best. Thanks for the inspiration!
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    • Marquita,

      thanks for the compliment… I never knew that you had any of these experiences, but as you described, well you had many and experienced the jojo dieting haha:-)

      Wonderful that you never had to endure any serious consequences fro your fad diet after another… your immune system was very powerful so it saved you and that was great.

      Finding your your medium to manage what you and and how much, is not easy for many.. but you succeeded and now you are reaping great results with good health and normal weight.

      Yes, we all need to find our own way to listen to our body and sooner or later we will know what is best, glad you found out early in life.

      Thanks so much again.
      _nickc

  3. Hi Nick,
    This is a great article. I am not into the total vegetarian diet because I absolutely love meat, but I love fruits and nuts. I mainly eat peanuts and almonds. Sometimes I will eat pistachios, cashews, walnuts, pecans or macadamia nuts, but not as often as peanuts or almonds. I will eat any fruit as long as the smell and taste are just right. I like the sweeter smelling fruits that have a bit of a bite to them, like mangos or citrus fruits. I, however, have a terrible habit of not eating anywhere near enough vegetables to be healthy. The main vegetable/fruit I eat is tomatoes. I love tomatoes, especially cherry tomatoes. I think I could live off of a diet of cherry tomatoes and carrots with a handful of almonds or other nut, and a good piece of organic salmon or other fish with a fine array of herbs and spices, and a slice of fresh lemon with a freshly brewed glass of green tea.
    Thanks for the info.
    Ashton
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    • Ashton,
      thanks for your comment… glad you had a chance to read the article and read something about vegetarianism and vegan diets.. well,by loving meat is easy these days.. and I understand how hard to chance.. hope you always have good health, because meats usually have many hormones and many, many other impurities that is very harmful for the body… meat it self is not bad.. what is bed is what inside the meat and the part that a poor animal must sacrifice his or her life for your meal.

      Eating right is easy.. and as I wrote, each one of us must arrive at the point where we can understand what is best for us and follow our intuition.

      You already have recognized that eating less meat is ok and you enjoy tomatoes and nuts and almonds.. you already have a lot in common with vegetarians, so I am certain sooner or later you will be inclined to follow a more vegetarian diet because you already do hahha :-)

      Thanks so much for taking time to read, and comment.. hope we work together in some level so we both can learn more of what may best for us and others along the way.

      All the best.
      _nickc

  4. Rick Lelchuk says:

    Nick,

    You’re talking my language. There is nothing I’d rather share with people than healthy eating in a world filled with unhealthy foods.

    There is too much information out there and most people get confused what they should do, so they do nothing. The advice you give is superb. Humans though are omnivores, which means we can eat both meat protein and plant based nutrients.

    Everyone should start knowing what is best for their metabolism. Some of us should eat more green carbs and less protein while others of us should eat the opposite.

    Our bodies and an experimental lab. Much like you’ve done by trying what seems to work for you, staying away from what doesn’t and drawing near to what does.

    My wife and I do a free 30 minute consultation with folks if they are interested to make a healthy lifestyle change. Please feel free to contact us through our blog or click on the free Diet Assessment link on our home page.

    Great work, Nick.

    RICK
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    • Hey Rick,
      so glad we talk the same language.. I have followed your direction that you and your wife took in the health field… I was really happy when I noticed that and always look forward to learn something that I do not know and improve on the one I know… because I am not a great student when it comes to courses.. I usually do better in the a practical way.

      You are so right that there is too much of information in the health industry.. and many people get confused, mostly because we are naturally lazy and we always chose the easy way out and listen to every one instead of listening to our own body signals.

      Get some true education would help everyone.. as long as they would take time to learn about in any way they feel comfortable and experiment on their own to know what would be best to keep healthy.

      What you and your wife is doing is very noble.. wish you all the best and much success… and hope many, many people take the opportunity to learn as much as possible to know what is best for them through your teachings… and sharing.

      Thanks so much again.
      _nickc

  5. Hi Nick,
    I like your advice about finding your “comfort zone” with diet.
    whether you are vegetarian or non-vegetarian, eating healthy food is very much important but finding taste in it, is a pleasure.
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    • Nilesh,
      thanks so much for reading the article and leaving a supporting comment.

      Glad you like some of the advice shared in the article… I dome what I could at the time I wrote it with the intention to be helpful in some ways to as many people possible… yes, finding our “comfort zone” is always best no matter if we talk about food, diet or anything else..

      Thanks so much again and we look forward to support each others further as time go on.
      _nickc

  6. Nick, That certainly does sound like a healthy diet, as you have a lot of different foods with differing properties. Certain vitamins such as B12 are highly concentrated in a lot of meats but only in very few vegetables, mushrooms being a good example. So keep it varied and everyone should make sure they eat plenty of fresh vegetables, raw where possible(salads)whether a meat eater (like me!) or not.
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    • Hey Michael,
      when I was writing this article, you come to mind… with all those succulent dishes you care used to create and taste… how in the world would you take it.. well, I am glad you took it as you did and added some humour and most of all, knowledge of what healthy benefits are the veggies and especially in the raw form…

      Now I know you even more how you have become a great and knowledgeable food curator, including veggies and knowing that keeping a variety of food, can benefit all of us, (even meat eaters like you :-)

      thanks so much again.
      _nickc

  7. Hi Nick…
    It’s so true the foods you eat can make such a difference. I recently heard on a newscast that Alzheimer’s could be “Diabetes 3″ which is a scary thought and it points to sugar being the cause. I don’t eat as well as you, but I eat better than I used to! :-) Your blog really looks great. You always speak from the heart which is one of the things I love about you.
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    • Lesly,
      thanks so much for stopping by to read my blog post and living a great comment.

      I can see that you are well aware that what we eat can make a huge difference on how we feel…and you had the opportunity to listen into some news regarding food habits… Glad that you are eating as you do and there is no need for us to compare to any one.. listening to our body and intuition is best no matter what others say.

      Thanks for the compliments about the way I write… coming from an experienced person as you.. it make me feel good.

      THANKS so much again.
      _nickc

  8. Sarupa Shah says:

    What a heart felt article Nick..diets are such a personal thing and at different times in life, in a year or like you share when health is suggesting a change – the beauty of our lives are that we can change our diets…!
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    • Sarupa,
      thanks for the compliment and for letting me know this article was useful in some ways. That tells me you are doing a lot to learn what is best for you and keep healthy.

      So true that in life at any points, we can always decide to change and do something different to improve what ever situation we are in.

      Thanks again.
      _nickc

  9. Sue Bride says:

    It is wonderful that you have found the right healthy diet mix to suit you and impressive that you can stick to it. I thought my own diet was reasonably good until I was diagnosed with diabetes and started researching in earnest to try and manage it without medication. I do still eat meat but much less than I used to do.
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    • Sue,
      thanks for your compliments… but I must say that what ever I can do, you can do it even better as long as you commit your self…

      I was forced to stick to it in the beginning, but as time went on and learned more about it.. I have been more and more happy to know I follow a great compassionate vegan lifestyle that keep me healthy and at the same time do not feel guilty bout the poor animals that have to sacrifice for my meal…

      Hope you will find ways to eliminate the Diabetes you have.. I heard that there is many different and natural way to beat it.. but I am certain you know it as well..but in case I can support you in any way, please just let me know and will share what I have learned along the Vegan pathway I chose.

      Thanks again.
      _nickc

  10. Fascinating diet, Nick.

    You certainly have to possess a strong sense of commitment to stick to such a rigorous lifestyle.

    I’ve been mostly vegetarian for many years, and I don’t feel deprived at all. I’ve never missed eating meat.

    My biggest downfall is packaged foods. I never did well with raw food. I always prefer boiling or at least steaming my veggies, unless I’m really doing a good job and making raw juices.

    You’ve given great information here, but even more… inspiration to stick with the program.

    Thanks for opening your private vault on this one! Lot of gems here.
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    • David,
      thanks for the compliment, you were part of how I got inspired to write this info down.. and glad you had the opportunity to read it and hope got something out of it to support your healthy pathway of life.

      Ha, by the way, what I wrote is NOTHING like of how rigid I was when I first start back in 1997…the version I wrote here is just part and if I would write about the original rigid way I was, NO one would like it hahah :-)

      Yes, I remember Donna your wife mentioning that both of you are vegetarian for many years.. GOOD for both of you… keep at it and improve as you go along, since at the level you are, it will not hard.

      Increasing juicing from two times a week, to 3 or 4 per week.. and 3 to 4 glasses a day… will give you more than enough of raw and natural enzymes and nutrients to keep your body PH balanced. so just stick to it and improve… and if you ahve some challenge think of what I normally do and you will get inspire to continue, (nice ego he??? hahha :-)

      Thanks so much for your support and I hope what I wore will support even more in the future.

      _nickc

  11. Hi Nick!

    Thanks for sharing how well one can do with some research. As YOU know, Me and David have been vegetarians for most of our lives. We do eat lots of raw foods, and when we do eat other veggies, they are just blanched with garlic of course….I think I put garlic in everything! Is that the Italian in me? But I know it is a natural antibiotic.

    We are juicing now twice a week as you had advised David. I love beets in my juice, but David gets all tingly he he he. I also like to ad a bit of lemon and ginger in my juices. But it changes all the time. Whatever I can get my hands on that is organic is fine.

    I think the key is to “know your body” just listen to it when you eat something and it sure will tell you if it is good or not. No foods in boxes or packages is a good way to start.

    No Microwave!!!! We know what that does!

    Anyway, thank you so much for sharing what you are doing.

    Have a blessed Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year!

    -Donna
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    • Donna,
      just reply to one of David comment hahah and now here is you :-) happy to see that you had a chance to read the article and thanks for your great comment.

      happy to know that the Italian in you guided you to use garlic.. as you already know it is not just for Italian.. but for everyone who want to add natural antibiotics in their body.

      Juicing is great… you can drink 3 or 4 glasses a day w=mixed with all kinds of raw veggies that you like to combine and soon you will find the blend that suit you best.

      Yes, knowing or listening to our body.. is always best in every way and for everything else, not only for eating or juicing.. our body is a very smart mechanism that is perfectly made by God and so, listening to it, it is like listening to God, correct?

      Thanks so much again for your great comment and support.
      _nickc

  12. Eldon Beard says:

    Hello Nick, you mentioned eating a lot of “raw” foods. I have always taken “raw” to mean uncooked. However, many products sold on the market as raw (including quite a few from the “Garden of Life”) are touted as “raw” yet are dried. Maybe if food is dried at low temperatures it is still considered raw. What is your opinion on this?
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    • Eldon,
      thanks for reading the article and leaving a comment.

      yes, I normally eat lots of raw food… and even if I do not use it, YES, some foods can be dehydrated at a temperature lees than 105 and as reserahc have shown, the enzymes will not be lots, but I must say, I never done it yet… I prefer real raw and raw juices…

      Please let me know if I can support you in any other way on this topic, if interested…

      Thanks so much again.
      _nickc

  13. Hi Nick,

    Congratulations on your current diet decision. I am reading a book now that mentioned how people who only eat raw, plant-based foods have an unmistakable shine–like a pregnant woman in her second trimester or someone newly in love. They have a radiant, positive energy. Perhaps it is time that I shift my eating habits once and for all. I eat fairly healthy; however, I add things that are unwise choices from time to time.
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    • Rachel,
      thanks so much for congratulating on my current diet choice.

      Great that you are reading and educating your self in this subject.. you are young and you can preserve that youth look and feel just by make simple diet changes leaning more to the raw side.. no matter if you become 100% or 50% or 10%… it is always better that nothing and if you pay attention and feel and look better, for sure you will have the incentive to continue and stick to it.

      Thanks so much for your support and hope you will continue educating your self more and make the transition as smooth as possible so you can change for life.

      Thanks again.
      _nickc

  14. Nick C.

    I have taken the jump into eating healthier and most of your choices sound great. I must stay away from to many beans based on the gases and what they do to our bodies.

    You juices and smoothies come in handy and taste wonderful. They are used with me in place of a meal I use to have. I eat so long with meat and made it a point to keep gaining protein yet without the horse, per say.

    Thank you Nick C for giving us healthy choices and they work.
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    • William,’
      always good news that people get to know what is best for them in the way of diet choices..

      Hope you find it helpful what I had to share and can support you become healthier.

      Thanks for reading the article and leaving a comment letting me know something adopted from here helped you in some ways.
      _nickc

  15. Nick,

    What a wonderful article to plant the seeds for healthy living in 2014. In fact, I am determined to clean up my diet and increase my exercise in the new year. On January 1, 2013, I joined a Facebook Group, Goal Guru, with the stated goal to walk 365 miles in a year. I surpassed that goal by October. What worked for me was that each time I did some walking or bike or treadmill, I posted it in the group and got lots of comments and likes. That spurred me on to get to the health club and work out.

    For 2014, I am starting Our Healthy Living Facebook Group as a support and encouragement for developing healthy living practices. I have listed my goals and I’m ready to start the year running.

    Warmly,

    Dr. Erica
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    • Dr. Erica,
      very great feeling reading your positive comment, thanks so much and thanks for coming to read the article.

      yes, I never though about planting a seed fro a healthy New year.. and I thank you for mentioning it here.. I am sure it can become a great seed to start the year on the right and healthy way as I know and you know it.

      Wonderful news that you decided to commit your self to clean up your diet and increase the exercises in the new year and hope it will continue for as long as you know it is favourable to you and your health….

      You mentioned the Goal Guru on FB… I never heard of it but I know that it does not matter what or who it is… as long as something inspire and support us along our chosen direction.. we always feel better and from what I read from you… I am happy that you got into it more seriously.

      I once had a girl friend who was similar to you, and since I was running more than 2 hours a day and stretched often as well at that time, my body was very toned and athletic looking so she got the incentive to join a fitness club.. and within 3 months she achieved the goals she set for her self and guess what, she even surpassed become the Woman of the month, tow months in a row..

      Now when anyone in her similar situation tell me is hard, I always mention my friend story.. hope it encourage them and you aright now.. if you think you can YOU WILL, correct?

      Your initiative to start Your own Healthy Living Facebook Group is a wonderful incentive and encouraging initiative, I will visit it now :-)

      Thanks so much again for your positive comment.
      _nickc

  16. Hi Nick,
    thank you for your detailed information.

    How long have you been eating 90% raw food and did you find it easy to establish this diet.

    When I was pregnant with my oldest son I found out that my adrenal glands were exhausted and I had hypoclycemia. I changed my diet drastically and explored macrobiotics and sprouted/raw food and other diets for a few years.
    I found that with my children and also for myself I needed to adjust to eating more in a way that allowed social interactions, so I ‘loosened the reigns.’
    It was interesting to read that legumes are uric acid forming.

    I appreciate that you share your knowledge!
    Love and Light
    Yorinda
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    • Yorinda,
      you are very welcome.. if is detailed is because I think of you when it come to details, you do such a great job in your articles, I have to learn something sooner or later hahah :-)

      I have been 100% raw food for 24 months straight long time a go, since then I have gone in and out of that, sometime 100% sometime 90% and sometime 10%^.. but the average is about 60-70%.

      Interesting that we sometime can do so much for our selves, but as soon as things get better, we forget and move towards what we like best and that is cooked and delicious food hahah :-)

      My standard is to eat as my body call for… in the last few weeks I have added a new product in my dies and it is working 100% of what it was designed for… I used something similar before, and now that does not work.. so it all to do what our body need at certain times and we only have to LISTEN hahah :-)

      Yes legumes do increase Uric Acid.. BUT not in all people.. I happen to be one and so I need to be careful, very careful if I want to be healthy and no pain hahah :-)

      Thanks for your great comment .
      _nickc

  17. Hi Nick, if I lived with someone like you who ate all those things, I would too. But, I’m a little lazy when it comes to preparing food, and I eat what’s quick for me to prepare. In fact, hubby and I started getting what is called “LiteNEasy” meals – they are healthy meals prepared for people who want to lose weight or just don’t like cooking and want to save time (that’s us:-) They are very yummy meals but unfortunately, there’s not many raw food options.

    Thanks for sharing your healthy diet Nick, I enjoyed reading it and would really like to come over for dinner one day!
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    • Julieanne,
      so now I know more about you.. you are so patient to teach and train on people in many ways, BUT you are lazy when it come to preparing food hahah :-)

      The meals that you and your hubby consume.. well, my friend, no matter how they are prepared.. they have very little natural nutriments so yes, they taste delicious but, I hope you never have any health challenges, but if you do, just get closer to nature and you will be fine.

      And by the way.. any time you are in Canada, and close to where I live (Toronto area) just let me know and will prepare a great Vegan Meal to make you change your diet for ever hahah :-)
      _nickc

  18. Hi Nick,

    Many thank for all your advice .So true let food be our medicine. Eating the right food gives us so much more energy and health.I like to go for a run in the morning and take a bowl of granola with fresh fruit before I leave home. Like yourself I really like almond milk I find it much easier to digest than cows milk. Best of health for 2014. Rosemary
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    • Rosemary,
      now I know where those pinky cheeks of yours come from… from great food and exercises … GOOD FOR YOU?

      Very happy to know you take care of your health as great or better that doing your business… I believe that with out our good health everything else fail.

      Keep up the good habits, avoid your bed one (if you have any :-) and you too enjoy the new year..
      _nickc

  19. Hi Nick

    Mark Bittman wrote a book recently titled “VB6″ – which means Vegan before 6 – it’s what I had sort of gravitated to naturally and now I am pretty good about sticking to it – Essentially you eat all unprocessed foods primarily fruit, veges and whole grains before 6 and after 6 you can add a small portion of meat/poultry or fish and/or dairy – It’s a nice balance for me and keeps me eating the proportions of fruits and veges that I want. ”
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    • Marty,
      this is great to know that you are interested in keeping your self healthy by eating the proper foods.

      I was not aware of the book from Mark Bittman… and it is always great to get to know what is out there..

      What you do is wonderful… of course I do not agree about eating meat or fish or cheese or eggs.. but that is me hahah :-)

      I would suggest you keep researching about staying 100% primarily on fruit, veggies and whole grains… and increase on green leafy veggies more… that way you have a complete vegan diet and you consume all what your body need to stay healthy… but of course, it is up to you to go the extra mile :-)

      Thanks so much for sharing your successful way of living…

      _nickc

  20. I find that as I get older, I still don’t make the wisest food choices — but then I really regret it when I don’t! Things get out of balance so easily, and then it takes longer to get back to where I want to be. In a few months I will be the same age my mom was when she was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes. With that possibility in my future, a raw food diet would be a great idea for me.

    Willena
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    • Willena,
      you are so right to say that as we get older we may not make the right food choices since we may go along with what is common with others.

      It is fine, as long as you are aware of it and slowly make some changes for the better.

      If you feel that it is necessary to make food choices.. now is the time to do it.. because your are healthy.. waiting for something to come up, may not be a great idea.. HOPE you take care and start looking into what would be better for you soon.

      Thanks for your comment.
      _nickc

      • You are so right, Nick. Waiting for something to come up is doubly dangerous. First, because by the time the doctors discover it, it may be well advanced. And, because at my age, it’s much harder to try to correct something gone wrong, than to live to prevent it.

        Family finances do not allow me to make all the changes I need, but I’ve made quite a few changes in the past two months that have got me on a much healthier, happier path.

        Willena
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        • Willena,
          thanks so much for your comment.

          Interesting that you have the same opinion as myself.. waiting for something to come up is very dangerous.

          Taking care of oneself is a priority that is essential from when we are young because as you pointed out, once we get at a certain age, is not as easy.

          Happy that you made positive changes as best as your financial situation allow.. I tell you, you done already a lot more than others that I talked with in the past.. so CONGRATULATION.. your health will thank you more.

          Thanks so much again for your comment.
          _nickc

  21. Nick, I love this post and I like how you shared what you do without saying it’s what’s best for everyone. I agree that we all need to find what works for us. I eat a vegetarian diet. Sometimes it’s vegan. Sometimes I include a small amount of dairy. I’ve even eaten eggs a few times. But I’m usually vegan. I eat organic, gluten free, whole foods with lots of veggies, fruits, seeds, gluten free grains and beans/legumes. I drink filtered water and herbal tea. I love my green smoothies (daily) and green juice (a few times a week).
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    • Leanne,
      wow.. you are doing GREAT with your diet and lifestyle.. no wonder you look so young :-)

      Thanks for your lovely comment and letting me know you enjoyed the way I shared the information about food, nutrition and diet.

      Being vegan is a people choice and everyone of us have our own reasons.. some of them easy to explain and some not so easy.. so I usually say I am 100% vegan and that is all . and when others inquire further, I will be gladly share what they want to know according to what I know myself.

      Great to know you are doing wonderfully and I wish you continue doing better and better at all times.
      _nickc

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