What Kind of Water is Best for Us?

Most people are not terribly concerned about what they drink, a variety of chemical cocktails and dangerous brews will be had daily without thought or question as to the harm they will cause. I could go on and on about the dangers of everything out there that is drinkable, but for this writing I will limit it to water. Water, which makes up 90% of our blood, should be our main source of fluid to drink. There are several types of water available for us to drink, some of the common ones being mineral water, municipal water, reverse osmosis water...

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To Salt, or not to Salt, that is the question

I commonly get asked the question about the use of salt, so I did some research and discovered that the kind of salt you use makes a big difference in whether to salt or not to salt. What I discovered is that there is no scientific justification from within the salt debate and is missing a fundamental understanding that not all salts are the same. There is a huge difference between processed salt and unprocessed sea salt and for those who allow salt in their life should be seeking to replace table salt with whole unprocessed sea salt. Ideally one...

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Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall = Oranges, Melons, Berries and Grapes

The days are getting longer and you can feel that change is not too far off; I always look forward to the end of February because of the signs of spring. I enjoy watching for the crocuses as they push their way out of the soil and sometimes through the snow as the warmth of the sun starts hitting the ground.You can even feel this special warmth against your face during the mid-day sun even though it’s February. I look forward to the days when a coat is something you might or might not decide to wear and not a...

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How to choose Organic Oranges

During these winter month’s citrus fruit is in season and commonly available, They are great for eating by hand or juicing, because they are a popular winter fruit. I want share with you some tips for selecting, storing, handling and eating these orange colored delights.  Oranges are available year round, but I have found that in winter months, navel and blood oranges seem to be the most common. Valencia’s start showing their best face between February through May. Valencia oranges may have a few seeds and their skin is often a little thinner than the skin of the navel orange...

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Whole Foods Talks and Demos

I'm excited! We have a line up of talks at Whole Foods over the next two weeks. How wonderful it is to share the benefits of raw food with my sons who enjoy spreading the word and helping others who want to know more about this exciting, healthy and energy producing lifestyle. We love to see the smiling faces of those experiencing a delicious taste of their first raw meal along with their amazement of how easy it was to prepare. Preparation seems to be one of the deterrents that can cause hesitation in continuing a healthy raw food lifestyle,...

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January Raw

It's almost the middle of January and the temperature has been hovering close to 50 degrees We are being teased by Mother Nature, less than a week ago we had subzero temps and now this. Is this the January thaw or are higher temps on the way?  Believe me I'm not complaining, I love these warmer winter days. I wish the whole winter could be like this but I know we are not out of the woods yet as far as cold weather is concerned.  Speaking of cold, I always get asked " Curt, don't you get super cold eating...

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New Year around the corner

In less than a week a new year will be upon us. The years sure do go by fast! I find that every year is an exciting year because I never know what to expect in the year ahead and I look forward to the new friends that I haven't met yet. It is these unknowns that make each day of each year an exciting thing to look forward to. I also look forward to the recipes that I haven't discovered yet. Sometimes my experimental recipes are great and sometimes they aren't. For instance, I tried making a gravy recipe...

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Raw Snow

Made it through the second snow of the season, 6 inches and very cold. I loved driving in the stuff that evening, it was like a beautiful winter wonderland, the roads weren't spoiled yet from the salt and dirt and there was hardly any traffic. The car heater was on and I was warm enjoying the scenery as I drove home from work.. Before I left work I decided to make a full Vitamix blender full of Bananas, grapes and frozen blueberries, Ahhh, what a delicious smoothie, that hit the spot. Gave me tons of energy for the 2 hours...

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Welcome To Raw Food Central!

Hi everyone, I want to welcome you to the new and improved Raw Food Central Website, it has a cleaner look and is easier to navigate. Please look around and check it out. I have my favorite raw tools that I use within the site like juicers, water distillers, Vitamix blenders and more. I also will put up some of my favorite books that I think are a must read. I was going to offer every appliance and book I could think of on this site but then after thinking about it I decided to offer only what I thought...

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