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Welcome to the Raw Food Questions page at Raw-Food-Health.net. I regularly receive questions about the raw food diet from visitors, so rather than keeping them closed off in email boxes, I like to put them here so everyone can benefit from the dialog.

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I Get Black-But-Hard Plantains When I Try To Ripen Them Fully.  
Ray's Question: Hi, I have read your article on ripening plantains , and that is how I do it, but sometimes the plantains, instead of becoming …

Should I Take Iodine Supplements With Coffee And Vinegar? 
Snoopy's Question: I've been drinking one cup of coffee a day, in order to take iodine. It is supposed to be taken with some sort of acidic liquid …

Fighting Cataracts With Diet Or Fasting 
Carol's Question: Cataracts are a common problem as people age. My question is: Has there been any research or reports of long-term fruitarians …

Fructose, Glycation and AGE formation 
Dean Pomerleau's Question: Andrew, My biggest reservation about adopting a high-carb, low-fat, fruit-based vegan diet by eliminating/reducing …

Type 2 Diabetic On Insulin And A Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet 
Ben's Question: Can this diet really cure me of type 2 diabetes? I have lost a lot of weight on a low carb diet but my cholesterol has gone up and …

What Do You Think Of The Woodstock Fruit Festival? 
Wendy's Question: Hi Andrew. I noticed something a bit weird. You talk about raw foods diets and fruit all the time, and there's this giant …

Blood Sugar Spikes And Ending Toxic Hunger Symptoms 
Colleen's Question: I am not currently following a raw diet, however I am extremely interested . At present time, when my stomach becomes empty, …

How Do I Get MORE Protein On A Raw Diet? 
Susan's Question: Hi Andrew, I use CRON-O-Meter's free website to keep track of my daily cals/fats/carbs, and I've just noticed that I'm falling …

What Part Of The Country Is Best For Thriving On A Raw Food Diet? 
Linda's Question: Hi Andrew, I was wondering what part of the country you reside in. I was fortunate to spend a year and California and I …

Raw Food Diet And Breastfeeding While Underweight? 
Linda's Question: Hi Andrew Thank you so much for your informative site and for the chance for me to ask you a question. This is my second go …

What Does A Typical Day Look Like For A Raw Foodist? What Do You Eat And How Do You Exercise? 
George's Question: Hi Andrew. First off, I love Raw-Food-Health.net. I find you really inspiring and there's so much interesting info that you cover. …

Avoiding Cramps And Stomach Aches When Mixing Fruits And Vegetables On A Raw Food Diet 
Judy's Question: Dear Andrew, I have understood all these years that you are not supposed to mix fruit with anything else because it rots in your …

Change In Body Chemistry On A Raw Diet Repelling Mosquitoes? 
Mark's Question: Hi Andrew, Is it possible that eating a raw-food diet can change your body chemistry such that mosquitoes will find you less appetizing? …

The Endurance Benefits Of A Raw Food Diet 
Andy's Question: Hi Andrew I have read a post in the past by Tim Van Orden of Running Raw, where he states that becoming raw vegan gave him unprecedented, …

Do These Raw Food Recipes Use Smart Food Combining? 
Geri's Question: Hi Andrew. Thank you for all that you do for us out here. I am getting deeper and deeper into food combining ; I first learned …

What About Dehydrators On A Raw Food Diet? 
Grace's Question: I'm sure after reading your web site, you feel there is no need for a dehydrator. But....just wondering what your thoughts are …

Which is better more fruits or more vegetables? 
Herb's Question: I have been reading several different vegan/vegetarian books and some say to eat mostly vegetables and your site says to eat mostly …

What could I add to a green smoothie to keep my blood sugar stable and to give my body a boost? 
Lyz's Question: I love green smoothies - more green than fruit, the better. I am overweight and I love that the weight seems to melt away. I have …

Overcoming Colitis With Raw Foods 
Reader's Question: Hey. First, thanks for all you do! I too have colitis. I've used lots of diff things, no drugs. I've had some good results. …

Is A Fruitarian Diet Sustainable? Can You Eat A Local Raw Food Diet? 
Aaron's Question: Hi Andrew, I've been imagining living in an area where food is all grown and eaten locally, a sustainably fed community in that …

How Do I Lose 80lbs Quick On A Raw Food Diet? 
Tee's Question: I have transitioned to raw food and am eating 90% raw, and I do eat sprouted bread every other day. I am a licensed massage therapist …

What Do You Eat Daily On A Raw Food Diet? 
Daniel's Question: I would like to know what you eat on a regular basis. Can you give me a typical day of food you eat from the time you wake up …

Using Shampoo On A Raw Food Diet? 
Jessica's Question: Hey Andrew, do you use any shampoo then? If you don't, how do you handle your hair (the greasiness)? I've been trying no poo (no …

Is Brown Rice Bad For You As An Ocassional Food? 
Peter's Question: I'm guessing brown rice isn't optimal, but is it really that bad? Would eating it a few times a week be noticeable bad? Andrew's …

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Excessive Nighttime Urination On A Raw Food Diet 
David's Question: I love the raw food philosophy . I've had many 100% raw food days and I feel good doing it, but they are usually followed by a night …

Should I Be Worried About My Teeth Because Of The Acid In Oranges? 
Krista's Question: Hi Andrew, I absolutely love oranges and pineapple, tomatoes, etc... all the acid fruits. I was just reading your article …

Consequences Of A Fruit-Only Diet 
Nancy's Question: On your Savory Raw Dressings and Sauces page , you mentioned that you realized that a heavily-or fruit-only diet could lead to …

Is Tofu Good Or Bad On A Raw Food Diet? 
Tort's Question: Is tofu good or bad on your raw food diet? Andrew's Answer: Tofu is a product made from heated and processed soy bean …

My Fuyu Persimmons Are Still Hard 
Reader Question: I bought some persimmons. They've been sitting on my counter for a week and they're still hard. Maybe they were picked to …

Is It Ok To Eat Oats? 
Jane's Question: Can you eat natural porridge oats with almond milk as a replacement? Andrew's Answer: Grain crops of all types have down sides. …

Will A Raw Diet Work If I Have A Sensitivity to Sugars (Candida)? 
Amy's Question Most of my life, I've followed a low-carb diet of fish, chicken, all kinds of different veggies, small amounts of tofu and brown rice …

Should We Eat Corn?  
Carli's Question: Hi Andrew, Was wondering, I notice you use corn in one of your salad recipes. Is corn something that a raw foodist could …

Is There Too Much Potassium In Fruit? 
Eric's Question: I am planning on trying this diet, it makes a lot of sense. I became a vegetarian in November of 2009, and I have thought a lot …

What kind of vegetables go good in a salad? 
Mitchell's Question: If most vegetables are not ideal for digestion (cruciferous, tubers) and should therefore be usually avoided then what do you …

Should We Eat Wheatgrass, Barley Sprouts, Or Alfalfa Sprouts? 
Reader's Question: I want your opinion on wheatgrass, barley sprouts, and alfalfa sprouts. Andrew's Short Answer: None of these foods are ideal, …

Feeling Foggy Headed 
Cathy's Question: Andrew, my head is so foggy, and almost dizzy, forcing me to squint at times, I get that I am cleansing since I am so overweight. 130 …

Ulcerative Colitis Pain 
Kevin's Question: I've been raw for 5 days now (the first three being a raw juice fast). My bowel movements are very normal but I'm still experiencing …

Are raw peanuts healthy? 
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Avoid Garlic and Onions On A Raw Food Diet - Really?! 
Andrew, There is overwhelming scientific evidence that raw onions and garlic (and other alliums) are extremely healthy, especially for preventing cancer. …

Stable Blood Sugar On A Fruit-Based Raw Food Diet 
Hello. I´m starting a raw food diet, and I'm drinking more smoothies and eating fruits each day. But doesn't this increase your blood sugar …

How Can I Gain Weight On A Low Fat Raw Vegan Diet? 
Angelika's Qustion: Andrew, I am 80/10/10 (ED: Low Fat Raw Vegan) since April 2010 after high fat raw. I had been, like always in my life, slim, …

What Do You Think Of The Hallelujah Diet?  
Julie's Question: Have you ever heard of The Hallelujah Diet? This is what got me started on eating far more raw food because they encourage only 15% …

Too Much Sugar In Lots Of Fruit? 
Hi! Thanks for the information on your site. I have a question about eating so much fruit...If you have time, maybe you can answer it... …

What About Mushrooms On A Raw Food Diet? 
Erik's Question: Are mushrooms healthy to eat on a raw food diet? I do love them on my salads. I realize they are neither a fruit nor a vegatable. …

Should We Eat Sprouts?  
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Fruit vs. Greens? 
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Should We Strictly Avoid Fats After Eating Poorly? Not rated yet
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Dental Care, Fruit, And The Raw Diet Not rated yet
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A Raw Food Diet Is Intimidating - Should I Go Fully Raw?  Not rated yet
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Fueling A Jiu-Jitsu Workout As A Raw Foodist  Not rated yet
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Who Lost 100 Pounds On The Oct 29 Episode Of The Raw Food Health Podcast? Not rated yet
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Switching From A Raw Diet To A Standard American Diet Not rated yet
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Advice For Food Addicts Who Want To Go Raw Not rated yet
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Where Do You Get Protein On A Raw Diet? Not rated yet
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Meat And Cooked Food Cravings On A Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
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Should We Eat Raw Eggs On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Is A Raw Food Diet Safe During Pregnancy? Not rated yet
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Raw Food, Body Alignment, And Barefoot Running Not rated yet
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Why Am I Constipated On A Raw Food Diet? What Can I Do? Not rated yet
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Raw Foods For My Emergency Kit Not rated yet
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How To Save Money Grocery Shopping On A Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
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Are Chives Okay To Use On A Raw Food Diet? Salt? Not rated yet
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Where Can I Get Fats On A Raw Food Diet? Oils? Nuts? Not rated yet
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Will Fruit Meals Spike Your Blood Sugar? Not rated yet
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Are Raw Potatoes Toxic? Can They Kill You? Not rated yet
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Can Too Much Vitamin C Be Bad For You? Not rated yet
Scott's Question: I've just started a mainly raw food diet diet and eat a lot of vitamin C-rich fruit daily. So, for instance, I eat a lot of oranges, …

Should I Eat Peanut Butter On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Any Truth To The Blood Type Diet? Can You Debunk It? Not rated yet
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How To Thrive On A Raw Food Diet In The The Hectic Modern World Not rated yet
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Would Grass Fed Organic Beef And Unpasturized Dairy Be Okay To Eat If You Have Food Allergies? Not rated yet
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Are There Must Have Pantry Ingredients For A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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How Do I Beat IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) With A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Making Your Own Natural, Healthy Toothpaste For A Raw Vegan Diet Not rated yet
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How Long Will The Fat From An Avocado Stay In Your Blood Stream, And Will It Cause Issues? Not rated yet
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Improving My Health As A 70-Year-Old Impotent, Diabetic With Heart Disease Not rated yet
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I'm Allergic To Dairy, Soy, Corn, Wheat, and Eggs, So What Protein Should I Eat? Not rated yet
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Is Weight Loss Normal After Transitioning to a Raw Food Diet? How Can I Stop Losing Weight? Not rated yet
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How To Gain Muscles And Stop Weight Loss On A Raw Vegan Diet Not rated yet
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Does A Raw Food Diet Have To Be Organic?  Not rated yet
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Are Cucumbers Unripe? Should We Eat Unripe Fruits And Vegetables? Not rated yet
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Hummus On A Raw Food Diet: Is It Healthy? Are Chickpeas Raw? Not rated yet
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Do Nuts And Seeds In My Green Smoothie Give Me Stomach Pain? Not rated yet
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How To Stay Warm On A Raw Food Diet Without Dependance On Bananas Not rated yet
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Declining Banana Quality On A Raw Food Diet - Why Are The Bananas Bruised? Not rated yet
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Eating Only Bananas For 30 Days When Starting A Raw Diet? Not rated yet
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What About Blended Salads For Broccoli, Cabbage, And Cauliflower? Not rated yet
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Can You Get Too Much Nutrition From A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Am I Eating Too Much Fruit? What About The Fructose? Not rated yet
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Finding A Discounted Or Refurbished Vitamix For Raw Food Recipes Not rated yet
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How Do I Prevent Weight Loss On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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A Raw Diet For A Very Sedentary Obese Person? Not rated yet
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What Is The Average Fruit Transit Time? Should I be Worried It's So Quick? Not rated yet
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Is Fructose Dangerous? Are Raw Diets Too High In Fructose? Not rated yet
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How Do You Ripen Nectarines? Are Nectarines Like Peaches?  Not rated yet
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Can Spirulina Be A Healthy Part Of A Raw Diet? Not rated yet
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Why Am I Feeling Dizzy On Almond And Pumpkin Butter? What's The Best Overt Fat? Not rated yet
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Should You Try Raw Foods If You Have A Weak Digestion? Not rated yet
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Why don't you have before and after photos of your weight loss up? Not rated yet
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Dr. Stanley Bass On Sugar Poisoning And B12 Supplements - Are Fruit-Centered Diets Healthy? Not rated yet
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The Common Cold, Viruses, And Raw Food Diets Not rated yet
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Will Peruvian Maca Root Cure My Thyroid Disorder? Not rated yet
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What's The Best Type Of Distilled Water?  Not rated yet
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Are Raw Beans And Potatoes Healthy? Are They Good To Eat On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Will Failing To Eat Enough Lead To Malnutrition On A Raw Diet, And How Can I Learn To Eat More. Not rated yet
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Vita Mix Soup Heat And Raw Food Diets Not rated yet
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Should I Restrict Calories On A Vegan Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Is Fruit Juice Raw? Not rated yet
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Testing For High Blood Sugar On A Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
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Banana Ripening Not rated yet
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Should I Eat Fatty Food Like Avocados All At One Meal Or Spread Them Out? Not rated yet
Reader's Question: If you eat 1 avocado a week, is it just as good to eat a whole one with lots of greens or is it better to have a half over a couple …

Raw For An Old-Timer? Can You Be Too Old Or Too Sick To Go Raw? Not rated yet
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Should We Eat Only Organic Fruits And Vegetables On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
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Honey, Honeycomb, And Pollen On A Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
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How To Protect The Skin From Sunburning? Not rated yet
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Is All Salt The Same? What If It's Raw Salt? Not rated yet
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Is Fresh Food Alive and What Does Kirlian Photography Prove? Not rated yet
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How Can You Diagnose Candida And Feel Energetic On A Raw Diet?  Not rated yet
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What's The Best Type Of Water To Drink? Not rated yet
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Potassium And The Bladder Not rated yet
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I Want To Start The Raw Food Lifestyle! How Long To Transition? Not rated yet
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A Raw Food Diet Without Sweet Salad Dressings  Not rated yet
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Raw Meat And Sushi On The Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
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How Hot Do Dehydrated Foods Get, And How Does That Affect Them Nutritionally? Are They Still Raw? Not rated yet
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Can The Mangosteen Fruit Really Cure Allergies? Not rated yet
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Supplements, Garlic, Green Tea? Not rated yet
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How Can I Get More Iron & Protein In My Body? Not rated yet
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Is it okay to drink pasteurized juice? Not rated yet
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Bananas and Radiation Not rated yet
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Will I get Skin Cancer If I Go Out In The Sun? Not rated yet
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Is It Possible To Eat Too Much Of A Fruit? Not rated yet
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Are Herbs Like Basil and Cilantro Toxic? Not rated yet
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Should We Count Calories Or Follow Our Hunger To Lose Weight? Not rated yet
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Why Do Fruit Meals Give Me Stomach Aches? How Long Do I Have to Wait After Eating Fruit Meals? Not rated yet
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Can You Build Muscle On A Raw Food Diet? Not rated yet
Scott's Question: Can you build muscle on a raw food diet? Is it easier to do? Or harder? Andrew's Answer: Muscle is built through muscular …

Lady Finger Bananas and Kale Smoothie Not rated yet
Heather's Question: Is it possible that Lady Fingers are just too starchy for blending with greens? I had 2 disastrous smoothies where the whole …

What Are The Consequences Of Eating Salt? Not rated yet
Reader Question: What kind of symptoms will your body have from eating too much salt on a daily basis? Andrew's Answer: The most obvious physical …

Is Raw Cinnamon Healthy To Eat? Not rated yet
Reader Question: Is it okay to add cinnamon with foods, i.e. fruit? I know that it's ground up and not normally what one would eat in the wild, but …

Can I Get Enough DHA Without Meat? Not rated yet
Amy's Question Hi! My doctor says that DHA can not be efficiently converted from plant source from ala. The linus pauling institute says the …

What Are Some Inspirational Health Videos and Books? Not rated yet
David's Question: I recently watched a movie/video called "The Future of Food,( Lily Films- www.theFuture ofFoods.com) and another called "FoodMatters". …

Should We Soak Nuts And Seeds?  Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: Should we soak nuts and seeds before eating them? Andrew's Answer: Soaking nuts and seeds can help your body to digest them. …

Eating Raw On A Budget Not rated yet
Tony's Question: I live alone I am on a fixed budget. I am paid on the first of every month. Do you have any ideas or, like a meal plan that is relatively …

How Long To See If I Need Vitamin B12 Supplements? Not rated yet
Reader Questions: If you stop taking a b12 supplement to see if you don't need it, how long should you wait to get your blood tested? Andrew's …

Do Raw Broccoli and Cruciferous Vegetables Damage Thyroid Function? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: I read that raw broccoli contains goitrogens that can inhibit thyroid function. And we should put it for 2 minutes in boiling water, …

What if there is little variety of fruit in winter? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: In winter time here in Greece we have got only bananas, apples, pears, avocado, oranges, kiwi and non-organic fresh dates. …

How Do I Keep My Body Warm On A Raw Fruitarian Diet? Not rated yet
Reader's Question: I have had challenges keeping my body warm my entire life. Many women do. When my body is cold inside, my bowels stop functioning. …

How Long Do Detox symptoms Last? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: How many months does it take to eliminate toxins after switching from a high fat raw diet to 811 (Ed: Low fat raw vegan diet)? …

Can I Fight My Enlarged Prostate With A Plantain Pill? Not rated yet
Joe's Question: Can plantain be helpful in reducing as enlarged prostate? If so can it be bought in capsules that have a higher potency? Thanks, …

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Are Blended Greens Better Than Whole Greens? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: Is it better to eat the salad whole or better to make a green soup, smoothie, or blended salad? Andrew's Answer: …

Why Do I Crave Avocados? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: Although eating high fruit I like to have avocado-they are from Crete, almost all the year round available,so tasty-almost …

How much water should I drink? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: Is eating lots of fruit enough for hydration? How much water should we drink on a less active day and a full active day? …

How Can I Get Rid of My Candida? Not rated yet
Laurie's Question: I'm trying to find the best information on the cure or remedy for candida. I was on only Fruit for three days.. and felt …

Should We Eat Melon and Grape Seeds? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question: Can we eat melon and grape seeds, just without chewing them? Andrew's Answer: If a seed's hard outer shell remains …

What Vegetables Have Sodium? Not rated yet
Angelika's Question If celery is not available, nor spinach, is romaine salad okay to cover sodium or should we use seaweed like nori or wakame? …

Smaller Blenders? Not rated yet
Karen's Question: I am currently transitioning into raw foodism. I am 50-60% raw now. My question is this: since I am the only one in my house …

Simple or Complicated Raw Food Meals For The Beginner? Not rated yet
Nancy's Question: As a beginner, is it better to stick with all fruits or simple combinations (green smoothies) vs maybe raw cream soups and …

Will This Raw Diet Give You Sugar Spikes? Not rated yet
Matt's Question: I'm nineteen and I have been interested in food and nutrition for about 8 months to help manage my mental health (i.e. anxiety, …

Can I Eat Veggies To Fight Stomach Fat? Not rated yet
Reader Question: Is it true that eating any amounts or large amounts of cruciferous veggies is a big help with belly fat (or is it a snow job) thanks. …

How Long Does Fat Take To Clear The Blood Stream? Not rated yet
Reader Question: When starting a 80-10-10 (ED: Low Fat Raw Vegan) diet from SAD, how long does it take for fat to clear from blood? Andrew's …

What Works As A Meat Substitute? Not rated yet
Nia's Question: Your diet plan seems to be right on, but I am not clear on foods like mushrooms, edamame, and eggplant. How do you make eggplant …

Organic Fruit Or None At All? Not rated yet
Theresa's Question: On the low fat raw food diet if one is unable to locate organic fruits such as durian, watermelon or thai coconuts would it be …

Carb Loading For A Marathon Run? Not rated yet
Shirley's Question Hi there! I am interested in going 100% raw, but, like you, I train for a marathons. I never eat bread etc, but when …

Does Alchohol Slow Down Digestion? Not rated yet
Ricky's Question: I eat a pretty much raw fruit and veg diet and try to combine food properly. At my evening meal I have a small salad with spinach …

How Long Does Food Take To Digest? Not rated yet
Reader Question: Hi. How long does it take for different foods to pass through the stomach? Andrew's Answer: Different foods have remarkably …

Are Nuts And Seeds Really Raw? Do We Need To Eat Them? Not rated yet
Sophie's Question: I have read that most nuts are heated prior to being sold as raw in shops...and especially in America they have passed a law which …

Is Fasting One Day A Week Healthy?  Not rated yet
Sophie's Question: I'm trying to prepare my body for slightly longer fasts by having one day a week water fasting. Would be interested in …

Got Any Lunch Ideas? Not rated yet
Sophie's Question: I usually start the day with either berries or citrus fruits. This usually keeps me going at least 2-3 hours, as I work at an office. …

How much fat to eat, and fat/water soluable vitamins.  Not rated yet
Sophie's Question: Hi there. When it comes to 'low fat' in the diet to protect our health how much as a percentage is needed? Also a digestion …

Got Any Tips For Transitioning to Barefoot Running/Walking? Not rated yet
Max's Question: Andrew, I really enjoyed your articles on barefoot running . I could tell you did quite a bit of research, and then condensed it all …

Caring For Your Teeth - Do We Need Animal Products? Not rated yet
Reader's Question: How healthy are teeth on a fruitarian diet? According to Ramiel Nagel, author of "Cure tooth decay," one needs to consume …

What To Eat After A Colitis Fast Not rated yet
Sam's Question: Hi Andrew, I've been on a 4 day water fast, which has really helped deal with many of my colitis symptoms. I had severe cramping, …

Ulcerative Colitis - What to Eat? Not rated yet
Hernan's Question: What kind of raw fruits and veggies can I eat to overcome this problem. My stomach right now got lots of ulcers and whatever I …

Is Fruit Fattening?  Not rated yet
Reader's Question: Are fruit smoothies fattening? When I gave up smoking nearly 3 years ago I supposed I supplemented my smokes for fruit smoothies …

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Time Between Meals Not rated yet
Marie's Question: How long should you wait until the next time you eat so you do not combine foods? Should I wait at least an hour or two between each …

Protein On A Raw Vegan Diet?  Not rated yet
Marie's Question: I am having trouble convincing my husband that you can get a good amount of protein in a raw food diet. I am new at this diet and just …

Quality Soil and B12? Not rated yet
Elle's Question: Dear Andrew, I recently read the post on your B12 results . I am very impressed. I understand that eating foods from …

Dealing with Cravings and Unsupportive Parents Not rated yet
Genna's Question: I am transitioning solo into the low fat raw food lifestyle, without support from my parents with whom I live with. Quite frankly, they …

Type Two Diabetes On A Raw Food Diet Not rated yet
Stuart's Question: Can you give some guidelines on how a raw food diet should be implemented for someone with Type Two Diabetes? Andrew's Answer: …

Acne Not rated yet
Reader's Question: I have acne. If I go full 100% raw do I still need to supplement with the omega 3 oils as so many professionals recommend? Or …

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