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THINGS TO DO AT THE ALGARVE | vegan food & activities | the vegan travelers

The Algarve – the southernmost region of continental Portugal. Blue Atlantic Ocean, sandstone-colored cliffs, turquoise bays, beige sand beaches, white old towns and green nature parks adorn the beautiful coastline. With Europe’s most sunny days justifiably known as the sunshine paradise, all sorts of things other than sunbathing can be done here as well.

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HOW TO BE RAW VEGAN ON A BUDGET – 20 TIPS

Oh my gosh I have passed figs Wow being robbed vegan on a budget is definitely doable I have now been raw almost ten years and honestly I don’t make that much money so I’m gonna share some of my tips with you today and of course not everything is gonna be applicable to everybody but I’m sure if you stay through the video that you can find at least one takeaway tip for yourself look at your budget I know it sounds like cliche almost annoying advice to hear in the past I’ve looked into raw retreats and they’re like thousands of dollars and the response that I get from the people who are putting it on is like well what’s the cost of your health really cat and it’s almost a trick question because of course your health is priceless but we also have to be smart about our money and if getting in debt it’s gonna stress you in the long run like mental health is something you have to care about as well so of course I believe your health is priceless but I’m also not here to tell you to buy that $12 pint of blueberries because they’re healthy for you if you’re asking how much it costs to be raw you know very likely it will cost more than a processed diet so it might be worthwhile to reevaluate your expenses and see if there’s any reworking you can do when it comes to your spending really look at where your money is going and decide if it’s important to you make your staple foods cheap ones bananas are a great example buy in bulk in order to get case discounts and this is gonna work for fresh fruit it works for coconut water or juices anything that you want to buy in bulk you should be able to get the wholesale price for something like a 10 to 15% case discount at any grocery store don’t be shy to talk to the staff at grocery stores and farmers markets as well research your nearest wholesaler some of them even do delivery get creative I found a really good grocery store one time because I was talking to a restaurant owner about where he got his produce shop locally and in season because of its natural abundance in season fruit is likely going to be less expensive than something that’s been shipped in is it being shipped in right now [Music] and of course this also helps support your local farmers find aesthetically challenged fruit or veggies at your grocery store or farmers market sometimes they have a rack where it’s already marked down to scale fruit sometimes you can even just talk to them one-on-one and say hey this is kind of funky it’s probably headed for the trash but I’ll take it off your hands for you you just want to mark it down for me I did go over this in my other video and I’ll link that below don’t waste your coin there are quite a few on this topic so I’ll start with one which would be low calorie fruit something like out of season fresh raspberries for example those are gonna be so expensive I would consider them definitely as a luxury item and maybe use some more as like enhancements to your meals if you really want to go for that flavor so adding a few into your smoothie just to get that raspberry flavor or adding them as little toppings to your desserts instead of trying to make like a whole monomial out of them I’d say to think before you buy superfoods these can be quite pricy and not always worth it don’t waste your point on smoothies from restaurants I think once in a while it’s great to treat yourself but most of the time you’ll be able to make that same meal at home for a fraction of the price lastly don’t waste your money on the pre-cut prepackaged fruits and veggies in the like quick grab fridge sections of grocery stores I know it seems convenient but it’s just their way of squeezing dollars out of you while making use of their moldy fruit that’s what they do they’re cutting off the bad sections and it’s great I think as far as like sustainability and using all the parts of the fruit but they’re quite overpriced at the end of the day nobody’s getting a deal walking out a Whole Foods with like a little twelve dollar cup of watermelon and that touches on that low calorie point from the beginning is really understand how many calories you’re getting out of each dollar you’re spending watermelons on that note be prepared for outings if you know you’re someone who’s likely to get peckish so bring food with you or simply know where you can access cheap fruit while you’re out and if you’re asking what is cheap fruit like how if I’m getting a deal that’s a great question and I’m gonna encourage you to shop around there’s definitely a learning curve to this if you’re someone who’s new to buying fresh produce something I do and would definitely recommend with regard to shopping around is I keep a digital note on my phone and as I go to the different grocery stores and farmers markets in my neighborhood I have a list of my staple foods that I kind of always buy my favorite items and I will write the different costs for each store of course costs are gonna very subtly but I start to get an idea of trends of the cost of each fruit or vegetable how that changes throughout the year and how that differs from store to store in terms of like which ones are the more fancy grocery stores that are just charging work if they can and which ones are more like budget-friendly I’d also recommend exploring Asian markets if you have access my experience is that they have pretty good prices generally and a selection of exotic fruits that are hard to find anywhere else talk to other raw vegans and vegans especially the ones in your area you can do this in person or online like Instagram or 30 bananas a day pick their brain ask where they get their cheapest stuff the raw vegan and making community is amazing and I’ve had such a phenomenal time at every gathering that I’ve been to but I would never want anyone to get this idea that they have to blow the bank on an expensive raw vegan retreat just to maintain this lifestyle cuz that’s not the case of course you have the online community for support but there’s nothing better than in real life connection and there’s definitely budget-friendly ways to do that free options include pot Luck’s in your area or a lot of gatherings are free more like one-day events that are just hosted in a park or something as for longer-term events look into your volunteer options retreats need staff festivals needs that I’ve been to at least four festivals now and I have volunteer to every single one of them and of course it’s going to be a different experience because you’re working a lot of the time but it made it possible for me actually attend on the topic of travel think about how to factor your diet into your travel plans for example it’s gonna be tremendously cheaper to be a fruitarian in Thailand then it would be in Japan it’s gonna be cheaper to travel as a fruitarian in the tropics than it would be in Alaska in wintertime for example of course your diet is not here to rule your life but it’s something to take into consideration if it’s important to you and you’re on a budget as another option maybe consider combining whooping into your travel experience if that makes sense for you you know finding a farm you can stay on work on and eat from I do have a video on this topic and I’ll link that below as well there are a lot of guerilla farming that’s happening and just natural seed spreading that’s happening so there are wild plants that you can eat from foraging is gonna be location dependent and see them dependent but definitely consider it as an option the more and more that I learned about fruit and fruit trees the more as I’m driving around I can spy them in neighborhoods so get educated on what fruit trees look like you can also access different maps online I know when I was staying in California I just googled like fruit neighborhood map or something with these keywords and I was able to find so many fig trees in my area that were just public like on the side of the road that nobody else was accessing oh my gosh I have to pass to fig Wow so there are fruit maps available there’s also Craigslist some homeowners have fruit trees in their backyard that are really just a nuisance to them and they put ads like can somebody please come pick my oranges or have free oranges that may be also accessible on Facebook groups for your neighborhood you can also put an ad on Craigslist like will come pick your fruit if I can eat it I will soon be a full-on glowing orb as the Sun that’s right here Oh better so check out your map options Craigslist and heck I wouldn’t be surprised if there were even apps nowadays that facilitate foraging consider working or volunteering even a couple times a month at your local farmers market grocery store farm or co-op I say this because employees will often read the benefit of partial discounts or extra free food plus the networking opportunities of countless I know organic can be so expensive so maybe you can’t buy it right now and that’s okay and it doesn’t have to be all or nothing maybe you can just buy some and not others get educated if you’re sensitive on which produce is most susceptible to chemicals consider secondary options so of course fresh fruits and vegetables are gonna be ideal most of the time for a digestion and nutrition etc but there’s still some really great healthy secondary options that might be worth including cuz they’re a little easier on the budget most of the time in my mind this includes dried fruit and vege frozen fruit and vege fruit and veggie juice like bottled and maybe it’s even pasteurized and that’s okay with you you know we really have to find what works best for us and at the end of the day that’s gonna be healthy or no doubt and buying like soda bah minimize eating out I say this because restaurant meals will likely not fill up the stomach of a raw vegan if being honest and maybe there’s raw vegan gourmet on offer but I find that’s not worth it for me it ends up costing me my gut with too many refined and fatty ingredients I end up just healing you’ll grow your own simple things like herbs or scallion can be really expensive in the store and practically effortless to grow at home even something like kale does pretty well a lot of places because it’s so hard me so research in your area talk to your local farmers or research online you can figure it out shop online to find the best deals for particular items so your favorite superfoods powder is flavoring supplements even kitchen equipment using powders or supplements might be helpful for you from one person to the next we’re gonna have different deficiencies or lifestyle based need if you’re lacking in particular minerals for example it might require like a whole box of mixed greens to supplement you for that those boxes can be like six to nine dollars and if you have to have that every day that’s gonna add up as an alternative you could simply add a scoop of green powder to your movie so that way you get your nutrient requirements without breaking the bank learn how to prepare healthy satisfying raw vegan meals at home this was huge for me on my journey not only did it help save me money from going to restaurants but also helped me develop my relationship with my body and food and you too and that will find your personal way that become more efficient and cost effective with meal prep so to help you with this I have my four recipe books if you’re interested in low-fat raw vegan cuisine I like to focus on Whole Foods so there’s no processed ingredients like salt or oil nothing like now let’s show you or maple syrup or agave my priority still is on the texture and taste so you’ll be feeling really satisfied and if you want to go for all four books there’s a 15% off discount just so you know those are my 20 tips I hope you enjoyed watching this video and now it was helpful for you if you would like to support me and support the vegan message give it a blank i’m sending so much love your way and support on your raw vegan journey you can do it and thanks so much bearing with me as I shift it around to accommodate this son what do you think the world are all around you

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What I Eat in a Day | Raw Vegan Breastfeeding Mom

Hello guys it’s fabula and welcome back to another video today I’m going to share with you what I eat in a day as a raw vegan breastfeeding mom and for those who are new here I just want to let you know that I normally eat some cooked food but lately I started a kind of raw vegan cleanse and I’ve been enjoying it so much that you know I’ve just decided to keep on doing that until I feel the need to go back to cook food so yeah it’s time for the breakfast and I’m gonna have a lot of greens I’m gonna use all these beautiful veggies so as you know guys I love having my greens in the morning because you know it’s one of my favorite way to alkalize my body in the morning and get a lot of nutrients so here we have calcium iron proteins and so much more bring one by one
Oh for you Oh your mommy’s dream you got some green the Sun is full force I love it we’re gonna get all of them indeed all right guys I’m gonna go and enjoy my green juice while doing a basic which is playing on the ground with Jesse this is the basic isn’t it’s a basic ok I’m gonna drink these and play on the ground with my lil mama my favorite dang mama mama so I got this recipe from a blog and I’m gonna put link for that in the description box below so you guys can enjoy as well it’s very good it’s just simple ingredient but so good hey guys I just finished cooking in church this dinner and I’m about to have a delicious berry smoothie and it has like bananas celery berries Mingo I’m gonna put the exact recipe for these very smoothie in the description box below so you guys can check it out right guys my smoothie is ready the making and tonight I’m gonna have ladies tacos whoo so of course I’m gonna use the letters for the taco I’m going to use two different fillings and the first filling is gonna be a kind of curb and guacamole mixed you know I would just use a curb I will mix it with avocado pink salt lemon juice mushrooms green onions you know it’s just so so good and the second fillings is going to be shredded carrot and beet and I’m gonna mix it with a little bit of agave you can use any kind of natural sweetener and it just happen to be what I have on hands you know and I will also add a little bit of garlic lemon and you know I will mix it well and it’s so so so good that’s gonna be dinner I will show you a little bit how I make it but we put the exact recipe in the description box below so you guys can also try it because it’s really good I’m about to shred my carrot and I’m gonna use my blender because it makes life so so easy so I simply added the carrot in the blender and I’m gonna post at 5:00 you know and that’s basically it so I would do this and I will show you the finished product and I’m gonna do the same for the beach alright guys I hope you enjoyed this video if you liked it give it a thumbs up and if you have any video you would like me to film please share with me in the comment below if you are new here don’t forget to subscribe so you don’t miss the next video what are you trying to do bye guys mmm

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HOW TO SUCCEED LONG TERM ON 100% RAW VEGAN DIET

Roll hello this is Dan McDonnell I think this will be the last video in this series thank you for coming Lou sharing your time with us my friend of course it’s unfortunate that through videos these people will never get to know the man that you are they can sense it but even so it just goes so far beyond your ability to like 18 or 20 hours a day you’re just helping people in this house and you’ll put your whole heart and soul into it you’ve lifted me to another level as a mentor you’ve given me the ability to share and be more courageous and my communication with you as someone I love and respect but also loving and respecting myself more to communicate with you in a way that makes me feel more empowered so we can work together better as a team so that’s really been great this has been a fantastic visit and I know that you’ve enjoyed these videos today I want to go over a few things here with Lou because he’s the guy to ask as far as I know because I don’t know anybody else it’s been a raw vegan for as long as you 41 years the successful raw vegan very powerful very energetic 62 years old and you don’t show any signs of slowing down no plastic surgery no hair dyes strength power health love success on every level divine connection you’re the guy to ask Lou what are some of the things that people are doing wrong that’s making it impossible for them to stay 100% raw on all raw living foods and what can we do about how do we succeed long-term on a raw vegan plan well off and on for several years people have been asking that question you know how how did you come across this whole raw living food concept and how have you how have you been able to stay with it consistently over the years and and I just have to come back and say well 41 years ago when I was 21 as you all know or be some of you do back in 1973 when I was right there at the edge of my deathbed I I was embraced by a light and I and I had a presence right by me and I was given some teachings and one of the teachings was next to loving and forgiving and accepting and anointing all the people in my past out of compassion to anoint him with love and success and you know and just send peace to them so they could be transformed and as I had been I went from a very ugly place in my life and I was transformed and instantaneously in that moment so I do believe in the power of prayer because I experienced it so when people asked me my believer I go no I am I know I saw what I saw I felt what I felt I heard what I heard I did what I was instructed and one of the other things I was instructed to do was to abstain from all flesh and take living foods enjoy the fruits and vegetables and the seeds and what have you and I was taught how to do that and so what I did it and I was also taught to do some fastings and things like that so but as I did it within six months the big tumor went away the acne the asthma the author itís the constipation the rash the allergies but even all the parasites and the worms and the candida and all these different things just came out of my body right so when I saw that and I spirit that and I just kept doing it and I felt great I just want to keep feeling great when you say some fasting but you’re talking about actually a little bit more extensive than just a couple of days on that I don’t know I don’t usually talk about fasting too much but I because before I could only go three or four hours without food and I get kind of like I had to have something and then eventually I got to a point where I could actually fast on juices for one day a week and then I got to two days and then three days and then hundred days I actually gravitate to a hundred days on juice and water for a hundred days and at that point I was capable of going much further than that but I and then I start learning to do water fasting and then eventually I got to a forty day water fast I’ve done that several times and I don’t talk too much about it because that’s another conversation but I just want to make sure that nobody doesn’t think crazy yes people aren’t even there right right exactly and it takes roughly it takes two a process there’s a process involved and you need to know what you’re doing and how to do it and evolve into that and needs a little bit of guidance the reason why I brought that up is because there’s so much bad rap about fasting and yet for me what it’s done for me personally it’s been one of the single most greatest it’s very powerful if you know what you’re doing and you do it gradually and evolve with it and work with it and so there’s times to fast source time to rebuild and regenerate fast cleanses as well okay so you know nobody go crazy you took your time you did it intelligently you got help and so that’s the thing about that but I just wanted to let kind of let them know that you know what kept me in the game it also is that the fact that I actually created and reinvented recreated and redesigned my life by creating a declaration so I actually wrote down you know like I’ll give you a couple examples like I actually wrote that and I encourage you also to go to Luc Renaud comm and look at some examples and how to create a declaration because when you create the declaration you actually write down a few things as an example like I say you might say I declare or from this point on from this moment on I will love and respect and honor and appreciate my life as a blessing as a gift and I shall partake of of raw living cultured foods if that’s your declaration then you can say that if you want I will eat a partake of raw leading cultured foods obviously plant-based organic and you might say I’ll drink the pure alkaline structured water I will drink the fresh juices I will fast one day a week whatever you declare it you can put it down I will be a kind loving caring person and patient and so on and you might declare that you will do whatever you need to do to create win-win scenarios with people you know don’t like that so whatever it is that you are being led in and and would like to be and be a peaceful harmonious person if that’s what you want to declare and then declare that but when you put it all together you read it three times a day and eventually after several months of doing it three times a day you have it memorized you have it internalized and then you can say it out in the open and express it without even reading out of the paper anymore and then what happens is you have a so internalized so memorized that you can word it and express it in a powerful way and you actually become that declaration you literally become it and you can get clear and complete with past issues you can move forward recreate reinvent yourself in a really powerful amazing uestion is an opportunity for them to reinvent themselves reinvent recreate reprogram recondition ourselves because we have been conditioned programmed within our lives well issues you know weather weather we’ve been conditioned programmed purposely with lies or not or whatever the case the thing is that you would you need to distinguish here is that there are certain things we’ve been taught and conditioned programmed whether it was purpose or not on purpose whether it was right or wrong is that some of these things weren’t working out for us we ended up becoming sick and ill and we end up making stories up that we’re not good enough we’re not smart enough you know I mean we’re too fat we’re too skinny we’re not we can never measure up we don’t belong here I mean we make up so many stories because we’ve been we’ve been taken from we’ve been violated we’ve been so we’ve been read boozled bamboozled we’ve been taken advantage of we’ve been offended we’ve been hurt you know we eat you up inside it eats us up inside and those things are probably in your as a healer those I mean your diet is one thing but those things eating you up inside your own percent raw foodist and you’re not dealing with stuff you’re not going to be able to get to the next level and stay stabilized on the diet that’s right and that’s a really deep thing to consider that’s why I advocate of the four principles not just eating raw living cultured foods it yeah it is a superior lifestyle for sure obviously I’ve been doing it for years and years I maintain strength and energy and vitality I feel great I feel like I just got a college I’m looking forward to getting married having children living off the land again like I did before you know doing all kinds of wonderful things I’m looking forward to do juries or just trying to give you the retirement check get the RV drive around the country get fat you know I I feel like I’m just getting started in life honestly I my last mentor on 17 years ago I thought he was 45 maximum he was 75 and he was living this lifestyle the guy was amazing I want to reach to what he showed me I mean the guy could outrun anybody I know he could outrun anybody I know and he was 75 he could hang off a pipe for an hour he he he did things that he he did this for an hour effortlessly you know just squatting like that he did many things in front of it was like ah like amazing that’s just not your diet that’s it’s its other thing it step into the four principles its mastering the four principles really are no truth I really at 62 after 41 years I’m just scratching the surface of the four principles in the mastery of the four principles I’m just scratching the surface and even though I’m probably probably beyond the average person in the four principles I mean I get a pretty good handle on it but but as far as what I know what I’ve seen oh yeah I’ve got a ways to go myself many times your mentors make you look like chopped liver right well I’m they’re gonna say that but I mean I just about had to tell you the very humbling very humbling to be around but we the slash meilahti right we love that yeah so I’m very humbled just to be here very humbled and very thankful to live a wonderful healthy vibrant life and you know that’s why I’m even here with you right now too to convey a message that those that are listening here may be able to get a sense in the feel the power behind it but remember what is it that allowed me to stay consistent with it is because and I’ve been evolving myself you know and I’m still evolving I have like I said I have a ways to go maybe when I’m walking on water and and can can disappear it when I want and goal or I want a lot and walk through walls maybe then I’ll say I’ve arrived maybe I don’t know that you know but I’m just saying I’m just playing with you but but I we do have we do have a ways to go and I know there’s so much more for us to grow into but you need to start somewhere but I just know this we do not need to kill animals to live in this life and to have health and strength and vitality you really don’t you don’t have to kill animals you don’t have to kill your food you can need very simple you know you can enjoy the fruits and vegetables the seeds it right in the first page of the scriptures it says right there in the very first page of the book it says I have given you every herb bearing seed every fruit yielding seed for your meat that’s what it said you know and so I caught that and in the last book of the Bible it says there’ll be a time when Christ returns that all people all animals will go back to plant eating and even says the lamb and the lion will lay next to each other and peace and in harmony there will be great enough to land together I mean I saw that I was shown that and I’ve been doing that for the last 41 years and I’m still here but I’m not I’m not here cooking my food and processing my food I just eat fruits and vegetables and herbs organically plant base of course I soak my seeds I germinate my seeds I have learned how to make yogurt out of different season as to activate them make them easier to digest easier to absorb but you have to admit you just have to admit that you know doing this lifestyle isn’t it kind of cool that just on the fly if you want to hike a mountain you can because I can swim across lakes because I can do that too and just run and feel great and just you know and not be in a state of decrepit and flex yourself look put those flowers over there for a second and try this thing off on the fly that’s my turn I usually hold off for the sake of the video I’ll keep it short well because I actually that was a good one I ate too much durian earlier good and I was like whoa whoa that’s not gonna weigh Oh get back now the digestion of the dream was illegal I want to work our way into some of the practical stuff because you know a lot of my viewers here that really awesome people and they just really like what is the practical stuff and one of the things that’s going on is everybody’s dropping off the raw vegans are going back to cooked vegan going back to cooked omnivore they’re going back to sad they’re going back the coffee be here what happened what’s going on here well I’m not going to say right or wrong about anybody or anything that they do I mean everybody’s going through their journey and I love everyone and and I really want everybody to you know get a sense of what this is so they can catch it and run with it and be consistent with it and have a great life for themselves but some people I mean we are creatures of habit and we have addictions and some people you know go back to like I have people that I’ve worked with over the years where they used to be drinkers and then they stopped drinking they went to different programs to help themselves overcome the drinking habit I’m talking about drinking liquor because they were alcoholics at one time and then they were gone they were called clean slate for 10 15 20 years and then they go back to drinking all of a sudden one drink boom the right back where they came from you know I mean and they go right back into it and they they have a challenge with that sometimes I have that same thing happen with people with smoking you know they they quit smoking because I know it’s better for them to do that even get some counseling hypnotherapy they do whatever it takes to try to overcome the smoking habit and then they might be cleaned up for 10 years 15 years 20 years and then that one drag of cigarette and they’re right back to that addiction you know and they see you know saying yes you were the so saying so with cook food I mean it’s an addiction and you know we’re raised this way and so when we get away from it and we run a clean slate run on rolling new foods and fresh juices and enzymes and herbs or whatever and clean up our systems and get healthy it feel great but you know I mean we have a society it’s been made so acceptable and so natural or normal or whatever then normal math not natural I would say normal and but you know they take a little taste of something and they go whoa I’ve been missing out you know I may go right back into their old habits and their addictions and all that and they get stuck right back into it and so when people ask me the question but how do you stay consistent how do you not go back to these addictions or cook food or whatever but you see that’s why I emphasize the four principles because when you have this spiritual connection and when you have a powerful way of thinking and when you have your heart in the right place and you’re really eating food out of love out of respect out of own or not of appreciation for this life you want to do what’s most best for it what’s the best thing for it so when I see I mean I know what cook food does to the body I know how it uses more enzymes to process it more than you make scientifically they prove that I’ve done thousands and thousands of my blood analysis on people I’ve seen my own many times I’ve seen people many times thousands and so seeing the blood and seeing when people actually gravitate to raw living foods and enzymes and herbs and all that clean up their system the blood goes from being wagged out the red blood cells are unhealthy sticky clumpy whatever and it gets clean it gets healthy and they get healthy they feel great their conditions go away but when they go back to cook food the red blood cells get all funky again they get all sticky again and clumpy again so you see it in the blood it’s obvious so there’s no question about that but on the other hand everybody that heats animals the same thing happens to their blood whether it’s raw or cooked parasites trapped proteins you know trap fats all kinds of things happen so I we know that we know we already I mean I know I’ve seen it I know and the science knows but most people don’t know you know and I understand that but again because of this cooked food thing it’s it’s become such a habit such an addiction for most people and when they go back to taste in it it grabs them it sucks them right back in just like smoking just like drugs just like drinking it does that 80% raw is still 20% addictive which will lead them maybe 30% cook then for DNA here’s here’s the thing about that I appreciate when people do 50% 60% raw living foods 80% 90% but you just got to know that if you want 80% results and you’re on 80% raw foods you’re going to get 80% results if you want 90% results you’re going to get 90% results equal 90 percent rocks myself as an example if you want hundred percent results if you want to get well if you want to stay well and you want to feel great and if you want to maintain your vitality in your youth in your strengthen your energy in your power then you go 100 percent that’s ultimately what you want at your example here is myself now you know last time I was hanging with you know we’ve been off and on but I just wasn’t ready for certain things and now that I’ve been a hundred percent raw for the last six months now you say oh Dan now you’re ready so here’s what’s next you know I mean so there’s been an evolution and everyone’s noticing it the people closest to me you and I feel like just being a hundred percent raw does something to your spirit that prepares you for the next level of releasing and addictions and habits so that I’ve really been really accelerating since I went on exercise let me ask yourself that was the last time you create a declaration I actually had just wrote one the other day right after you got here and I’ve been trying to write a declaration for about three and a half years since we met and I wrote one and I called you at four in the morning and but it wasn’t just did what’s the best one came to me at four in the morning after sleeping for two hours mm and I’ve wrote spent two hours and it came out of the most divine place and it was that’s the one that’s the one I’m talking about right there it was you you picked it up and you put it on paper and you’ve been reading three times a day and your life will never be the same that was a very powerful powerful declaration and I can only ask you with your permission if we can put it on lulu.com website to help others in the future and that would be an honor and because you see every time of someone to just create one especially out of inspiration yeah I have a colleague a friend storm he did the same thing and his life has just been transformed also so you know I’ve seen it many times but it’s you know what it’s far in between people that actually do it very far in between very few people on the planet actually take the time and the dedication and inspiration to put down exactly what they want and how they want to live they want to go and I’ve already gone through like a quantum evolution because I’ve read it every day and I do all the things in their living even if I miss it the night Oh 12:30 I can fit in but your breath work I’ve seen it I’ve witnessed it I’ve seen in the last three days how you’ve been evolving very quickly just from reading three times a day in the last few days they have been here so it’s really been exciting for me it says right now I wish I could stay another day or two or three but you know I have commitments I need to go back or what I came to it so I can do help more people but it’s been such an honor I hope it’s been helpful and the things I’ve been answering for for you and for everybody else but well I’ll be remember the news love remember the first principle the first principle communication connect you know surrender us and you know I mean well you know it’s it’s it’s such an incredible things the importance of communicating with yourself it’s a internal that internal dialogue in a gentle way in a powerful that was what I was missing and then I was not able to do that with the people because I wasn’t doing it with myself gentle respectful communication with myself that’s really what I’ve died so that internal dialogue really makes a big difference to really work with that internal dial and you also get a distinction whose governing who write you were looking at my declaration it says I will stay in conscious contact and 100% of the time not just fifty percent of time all right 50 percent spiritual so you saw with your basically saying you’re going to be a conscious thinker but also conscientious of your of your emotional state that you’re in but you’re going to be a conscious either conscious and everything that you do then your conduct and how you say things what you do with your life where you go with it and how your state of being you’re being conscientious now your being awake and your being present to your breath you’re being present to even your heart pump you’re being present how how beautiful and powerful your body works for you and how it does so much for you you know you’re being present to all these things you’re even being present to Sophia your significant other to where you’re being more sensitive more in tune more in sync listening more powerfully I mean you’re doing many things different than before so I’m really proud oh no great friends and you got great friends a very girlfriend I see my family yeah yeah yeah for sure I don’t want to leave ever and remember tapping into the elements and incorporating elements daily it’s still letting your lymphatic system that’s why I do 20 minutes of rebounding yoga breath work hot coal applications and things like that just to keep the lymph stimulated and moving right and and then of course raw living cultured foods but remember I’ve declared it I claimed it I called it and I chose it and I’m doing it and so I’m doing my best to live inside my own integrity with the things I chose and declare for my life so I can live a very powerful wonderful life so let’s take the last five minutes and go over some real practical stuff cuz of all things like or is knowing what people sometimes wonder how do you get proteins carbs and fats and how do you sustain that because that’s one of the reasons why I think people go back to eating animal protein because they’re not getting the protein from their vegetarian lifestyle granted 95% of the vegetarians in the world are going back to eating animal protein after 10 15 20 even 30 years later because I’ve seen them and the interesting thing I think is that 95% of the vegetarians in the world are our pale weak sickly and they’re not strong and powerful and I and I’ve seen that and I’ve seen a lot of people tell me I’ve heard a lot of people tell me that they’re discouraged to become a vegetarian because of this fact you know they don’t want to become weak frail and pale and all gana you know I mean and sickly now that’s the thing and I’ve had people see even say things that they’ve seen people on raw foods getting weak and linky and you know and losing their power and they’re aging fast and they’re wondering why what’s up right so remember it’s not just being vegetarian vegan raw food lifestyle that’s going to cut it when I what I have a sense of is and just remember I was in the wilderness for 40 days on water and the elements and everything and I realized something very significant it’s not just a food that you eat it makes a difference it’s that connection is that connection is doing the breath really doing the breath really breathing slow and deep and being present to your breath these are important things and in grounding yourself and still in the lymph and as far as the food thing when you learn how to eat fruits and vegetables combined improperly and learn how to soak the seeds how to germinate the seeds and incorporate them as you need them and have variety different varieties of seeds and nuts by soaking germinating activating culture izing it releases the amino acids the fatty acids the glucose that are in seeds because all protein all season nuts have proteins carbs and fats but they need to be released they need to be bioavailable to your cells and this is one of the keys that’s missing for most people a lot of release nuts and seeds and then they give like fat or seeds a bad rap because they’re just not aware of that activation living life or stolen you just hit a key factor there so the idea is is that you have to understand that even if you sow some nuts and seeds they don’t always germinate because they’ve been taken out of their shell so one way you can activate them and pre digest them and make them enzyme activated is by conser izing that’s why I love and enjoy life biotic from pyridine because pyridine has the best of the best highest quality highest potency for the lowest cost in the world right now and I use a teaspoon right in the blender that starts it and I just take these pre-soak seeds or nuts whatever I’m working with and just blend it up into a cream let us sit five six hours later you got yourself a yogurt coconut wasn’t no almond coconut yogurt pistachio pistachio or raw organic pistachio yogurt right you got so far seat yogurt pumpkin seed yogurt sesame seed yogurt you know it’s I just want all the young guys to know or anybody else that needs that strength I always whenever whenever I’m hanging around you I was put on like an inch and I just feel look you know stronger you know I met that long ago I haven’t done polos for years and years and years and somebody said how many pull-ups can you do I don’t know so I got I just grabbed a pipe in pop 20 of them just like that and they looked at then you go I can’t even do 15 and they go well you can you can start learning how to put life into your body and get life out because but I tell you I promise you this and all of you that as soon as I get the books and DVDs done that I’m working on and duplicate this knowledge and experience that I have over the years I’m definitely going to go back to training and I would like to incorporate a few key people close to me that we can train together so that way until I call it spiritual training to evolve to a point where you can do like incredible things that you could never do before so people can look at that and go wow that’s amazing that’s incredible and then they’re going to look at that and go what’s the secret and I’m going to say the secret is follow the four principles implement and apply the four principles of life and master them because if you do that you can easily hike the mountain swim across lakes and do this and this and this and this you know to do this for seven minutes to plank here do that for seven minutes that’s my record my mentor could do it an hour you know but I’m just saying even even one minute of this it takes sometimes people cannot most people can’t me do one second yeah you know I can take these two chairs right now and put my body straight like that my record seven minutes on that one you never showed me that I’ll start work I’ll do that one next time anyway a couple minutes you’re right you know what there’s one less thing one minute you have one less thing you want to ask one I just well one minute is enough to say goodbye but I think the essence of it is there keep your mind open there’s no one right way to be a raw vegan and the other people that are living different it depends where you’re living it depends what part of the world you’re living in and what your body’s going to gravitate to and when I’m in Washington I eat differently there compared to when I’m in in Costa Rica or Panama you know I mean it’s it what I’m in a why to eat living foods because then it’s not dead and it’s not clogging you up right and right so I stay on raw living foods cultured foods plant-based organic I didn’t do that but I’ve learned how to how to work it I’ve learned how to listen to my body up so I’m encouraging you also to listen so fruits vegetables nuts and seeds so can just gonna be yourself yeah listen don’t don’t listen to Luka Rona don’t listen to anybody out there listen to this that’s

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3 Easy Ways to Ensure Your Long Term Success on a Raw Vegan Diet

Alright! This is John Kohler with okraw.com today with
another exciting episode for you and we have very special interview for you guys today
got my friend dr. Rick Dina who’s been on a raw vegan diet now
for 29 years. He actually started in 1987 and I myself have
been doing a raw vegan plant-based diet now since 1995 so I’m going into my 21st year
this year and we’re going to talk about a topic that’s important to the both of us,
is how do you maintain and stay raw for a long period of time? You know you might see other You Tubers on
YouTube that have been doing it 6 months a couple 2, 1 year 3 years and giving all these
tips but I really want to give you guys good solid information from people that have been
really been doing this a long time and have a lot more experience that you could really
learn from, grow from and benefit from. So we are going to ask Dr Rick and he will
share with you guys the top 3 ways how you can stay raw for the long term, so Dr Rick
what are these 3 ways that people need to know? Dr Rick: Well alright I’m borrowing some
information from a telesummit my wife Dr Karen Dina and I gave a little while ago on the
exact same topic how to stay raw over the long term? And we’ve got three basic reasons and you
could go into a lot more details with each of those reasons. Number 1 is motivation, people have to find
what motivates them and so the thing is, if you’re if you’re going along eating pizza
and cheeseburgers eating your donuts and everything’s good life’s great, why give up all the stuff
that you like? There’s no reason to so people find all sorts
of different incentives and reasons why they want to make some dietary changes in the first
place and those have to be compelling enough to get you to try something different and
learn some new things and give up some stuff that you used to like. So for a lot of people health is the main
reason so course weight loss is huge almost everybody out there in the world so many people
need to lose weight and literally it’s growing all the time in terms of the percentage of
our population that’s overweight so I mean a healthfully implemented raw food diet can
do that so well and I do say healthfully implemented cause there’s a lot of kind of raw food diets
out there that people gain weight on so fruit and vegetable based logical sensible good
education although that’s coming up in a minute. So people want to lose weight. People often time want to increase their athletic
performance I mean that’s huge God I’ve had so many people I’ve consulted with that
have said they have start eating more fruits and vegetables and their marathon times are
decreasing and they were recovering faster from the workouts and all sorts of stuff like
that. Sometimes people also noticed that their brain
capacity is improved it is dramatically better so for example my father-in-law is 90 years
old and my wife Dr Karen isn’t here right now because she is helping him out. She flew across the country and his brain
is functioning better now at 90 then it was previously at 85 and so she really helped
him make some major changes in his diet even though he’s not doing nearly as much as we’d
like him too he’s included more fruits and vegetables and it’s made a big difference
in how quick his mind is and how sharp he is and he’s still living on his own and it’s
his friends and neighbours are pretty convinced that if it weren’t for her help he wouldn’t
be on his own and he probably wouldn’t still be with us. So a lot of us have noticed that our brains
are the clearest when we are eating the healthiest. Lot of times people find for example you’ll
see a lot of yoga people who eat a raw food diet there’s a big connection there because
number 1 they’re interested in athletic performance and flexibility so they find that it’s easier
to get into complex poses and they can hold things longer and their strength improving
as well as there’s a spiritual connection with yoga so people find that when their body
is clear and clean they just feel more connected no matter what their take on things. or their spiritual religious views are they
just feel more calm and more connected to whatever they’re trying to connect with so
that’s a big part of it. Many people find incentive to improve their
health when they are faced with some type of major Health Challenge okay I’ve got high
blood pressure I’ve high cholesterol you know whatever other issues are going on and
people don’t always like the way they feel from the medications or they’re starting to
get angina pain and they know that that’s going to lead to heart disease for example
and they have grandkids that they want to see grow up and you know life’s good and
they don’t want to cut it short so disease reversal is a huge incentive maybe other than
weight loss may be one of the biggest reason cause it’s not so easy again to give up your
pizza and hotdogs and all that stuff you like. But when someone says when you get educated
and you realize wow is those things worth losing my life over wow you’ve got enough
incentive now to give those things up and it’s better to eat oatmeal and fruit smoothies
and stuff like that in the morning and enjoy yourself rather than have bacon and eggs and
not be around so that’s a big part of it. Then once people get healthy they want to
stay healthy so they to maintain their health they they want to keep eating healthy so that’s
another major incentive and then there’s a few of us out there that are wise enough that
we don’t want to wait till we have a health problem we’ve seen what’s happened to family
members we see what’s going on in society and we’re enjoying being vital and healthy
and youthful and we want to stay that way for a long time so there’s another good reason
so we’re still on the number 1 top reasons maintaining things long term is what motivates
people what gives them John: Why yeah what why? What motivated me I got into this because
of my health it was loss of my life and that that I didn’t need any other reason man I
mean I want to be here man. Dr Rick: That a good enough it’s only one
reason but boy that’s pretty big, stick around you know that’s huge and going back
to again with the spiritual connection and yoga that I was using in this example a lot
of people find that they feel better emotionally when they eat healthfully I mean people go
out and you know eat Diorites all day and all that kind of stuff and it’s hard not to
feel on edge and whatnot so emotional health can also be a big reason people find incentive
and then beyond personal health reasons there’s other reasons as well so a lot of people don’t
feel comfortable having to kill something so they can live so they just want to eat
plants instead of you know killing animals and I really can appreciate that and then
people also realize that okay if you eat some plants like this you can get the calories
directly from the plans but if you feed these plants to animals 96 or so percent whatever
it is of the calories from these plants go into the animal’s metabolism and then we don’t
actually get those calories back when we eat the animals so leaving a lighter footprint
on the earth it is a big reason also and the more reasons you have stacked up the more
likely you are to stick with it over the long term. if health is your only concern and you’re
feeling pretty healthy but someone says oh you need to eat fish for the DHA and EPA the
long-chain omega-3 fats highly and saturated fats are extremely important by the way. You might be like no problem bring on the
fish but if you’re concerned about the planet and we realize we’re overfishing and that’s
causing a lot of environmental destruction and that type of thing and you also actually
care about the fish themselves you’ll stay on a plant-based path, so you’ve got more
reasons than just your health. Sometimes people find that they they get healthy
they are feeling good but then some other things creep back into their diet, their joint
pain comes back or their blood pressure goes up again so the more reasons you have the
more likely you are to stick with it over the long-term all else being equal. John: So Dr Rick as much as I had you know
losing my life as my main motivation to start now that I’ve been doing this for over the
years I’ve seen and started piling on like you suggested other reasons that kind of give
leverage to me to stick with this diet since it is having like one brick you know as a
weight I have like 20 bricks as a foundation like I’m building a pyramid here man and
that pyramids is solid man it aint going anywheres and you know yea I mean I’ve experienced
doing it but experience like the different spiritual connection the connect with nature
wanting to conserve the planet the planet’s resources and being more concerned about that
and opening me up to like solar power and not consuming all these natural gas and gasoline
resources on the planet and does all these things are super important so as much as you
might have one that’s like the most important to you now put them in order make a list actually
of what the most important ones and as you go on in this journey you’ll learn other
things and why it’s so important to continue this and to keep it up. Dr Rick: Yea, that’s such a good point John
and I know for me I wanted to lose some weight and get in shape and my brain was kind of
cloudy and foggy and once I started doing that I started feeling so much better and
I started thinking about the animals. I use to think those animal rights people
bunch of whackos you know I don’t want to hear but you know I started to understand
them like that’s a really good point and then the planetary things and this spiritual
stuff I just yea it all starts to come together so it’s kind of nice you get into one arena
and once you’re or one avenue and then you get into the arena and you you realise all
the other reasons as well. John: Right
Dr Rick: So the more of those you can connect to the better. John: Absolutely, so yea that’s number 1
what’s the second way? Dr Rick: Number 2 and this is this is where
my wife and I what we do with our life’s work is so critical I think number 2 is education
it’s because people can have all the incentive in the world but then what happens is they
start on a plant-based diet they’re feeling good and sometimes they don’t do it right
they think that handfuls and nuts and seeds and all the gourmet food is going to be the
healthiest for them and maybe their health improved some but not nearly as much as they
were hoping. They don’t get the goals they were looking
for and they’re like why bother giving up all the other stuff I like if I’m still on
my blood pressure medication so you’ve got to take the right approach and there’s there’s
so many ways that people can get confused or lacking a nutrient sometimes they are not
eating enough fats and sometimes they are eating too much fats are afraid of fruit you
know all and then they’re eating more fat as a result and people are so confusing and
so number one they got to find what works for them. That’s absolutely critical but then there’s
a whole other growing reason, growing aspect of this where things are working well for
people but they’re not well educated enough to fend off if you will all the other stuff
bombarding at them, like where do you get enough protein and what about essential fats
you need to have fish right? and vitamin K2 oh you need your bone broth for that cause
if you’re not goanna get it your bone are goanna be weak and you’re goanna get hip
fractures you vegetarians better watch out, and and what else? Oh you got to cook your food for lycopene
and beta carotene you got to you know vegetarians are deficient in vitamin D and that’s true
but just as much as the rest of the population so I mean there is all these different thing
out there, oh iodine you have to do this and go on these crazy crazy mega dose protocol
and I mean there’s just and then people say you better eat fish so anyway there these
whole set of reasons why people not so informed who look at a raw vegan diet and think oh
my gosh that looks too challenging for me and then think Ok on the one hand if it’s
right and they don’t do it they feel like they are doing something wrong and that’s
tough it’s tough for everybody to look in the mirror and acknowledge their own issues
and shortcomings what’s much easier is let’s make it wrong let’s criticize it so B12d essential
fats protein you know all that other stuff K2 ah people it’s just easier to start complaining
about that and putting it out and then people want to get their own attention so they just
repeat the rhetoric and put that out and those of you in earnest who are trying to learn
about raw food nutrition you tune into to YouTube and you see some good stuff from some
of the good You Tubers and you see a lot of nonsense also and it throws you off the path
so proper education will number 1 get you on an approach that works the best for you
and number 2 will give you the confidence to stay there because you will not get thrown
off track by the people who are uneducated yet who have loud voices and a lot of outreach
so the education part is so important we teach a series of classes called the Science of
Raw Food Nutrition it’s a hundred hours’ worth of intensely pack information we could
turn it into 500 hours easily. People are just scribbling notes its super
dense. John: So Dr Rick besides like your hundred
hours of course that I know that people can go to attend actually for a lot of money and
there’s no substitute for going to a 100 hours of education that you packed in even more
information into I know you have you and your wife actually mostly your wife Dr Karen wrote
a book that I would actually encourage you guys to get that I have myself and it’s probably
the number one book I would recommend on a raw food that’s available at this time actually
I haven’t written my book yet but it’s solid so can you tell people more about that because
minimally if you don’t do anything else get their books so you can get a good solid foundation
of how to eat raw food that healthy. Dr Rick: Yea absolutely so first for our classes
you spend a few thousand dollars and you have a lifetime of education so many of our students
tell us our notes are references for them for years and years and years to come and
you think about that compared to being on medication for the rest of your life and dealing
with all the side effects so first of all I think it’s an incredible lifetime investment
and good value however that’s not the right approach for everyone and then so for 15 bucks
on Amazon you can buy Dr Karen book the Raw Food Nutrition handbook now I know there’s
lots of books on raw food and nutrition out there and a lot of times people hear a few
things they repeat rhetoric it’s in their book they put a fancy cover they get a marketing
team they sell a whole bunch of them. I can tell you our book though is based on
our 55 plus years of personal experience tones of education both formal and cool cutting-edge
stuff type of education and and our clinical experience and our research experience it’s
all condensed into a basic yet done very thoroughly to lay the foundation book called the Raw
Food and Nutrition Handbook so for 15 bucks you can get an enormous education about how
to keep on this path long term that way. John: Awesome yea also I’d recommend checking
out Dr Rick and Karen’s YouTube channel I’ll put links down below this video for
that or those links for their videos down below this video also for that also be sure
to subscribe to this channel if you’re not ready. I give some pretty good solid information
most of which Dr Rick would probably agree with maybe not everything. But we agree with like most stuff man. Dr Rick: Just to give you a plug John and
I have been friends since what 1998 or something like that and over the years we were just
on the same page with so many things I’m glad that you are utilizing YouTube to get good
information out there and I would so much love to say everybody on YouTube is giving
good information but I just can’t it’s just not fair from someone who’s been around the
block a few times and ah so keep checking out the videos that’s that’s good stuff. John: Thanks Dr Rick so moving on to number
3 now on how to stay raw long term, what’s that? Dr Rick: So number 1 we got motivation talked
all about health reasons, environment, animals etcetera. Number 2 education you got to know what you’re
doing. You can’t be successful at anything if you
don’t know what you’re doing and number 3 interesting enough is flexibility, because
sometime people hear, they’ll watch YouTube, go to a lecture, read some books and it’s
like the way to do it John: Dogma Dr Rick: This is the way this is it everyone’s
human have to eat the same way and you’ll always find a segment of the population that
that works great for and then you’ll find another segment of the population that that
didn’t work so well for. So if people are convinced there’s only one
way to do it, they do that way and they’re not feeling good and it’s not working for
them well, first of all they might start blaming themselves if they are thoroughly convinced
that’s way to do it oh I must be doing this wrong, there must be something wrong with
me, there must be something I’m missing. And that’s not about health that’s self-defeating
that’s beating yourself up, why should you have a dogmatic system that makes you beat
yourself up? Again that’s not about health or sometimes
they’ll go somewhere else oh my God someone else has the way to do it and it’s a different
way they say opposite thing so they switch over there and then maybe there’s some benefits
to that but then there’s some drawback to that and that, that might not work either
what we have found over the years like myself, my wife, John so many other people we know
who our long-term successful healthy raw food vegans is they are flexible and open-minded
enough and oftentimes even ten twenty thirty years in they’re still learning new things
that are helping them and by trying this trying that understanding this understanding that
making sense out of different things and then doing some personal experimentation sometimes
we can help guide people with lab work with that what works for them and what doesn’t
they find the approach that works for them and they also enjoy doing it they like eating
the food it’s fun and you feel good and you get all the benefits so that flexibility is
just absolutely so key. It doesn’t mean be so flexible that you’re
off the path but it means learn the fundamentals and then find what works for you and you can
enjoy it over the long term just such a critical piece of the puzzle there. John: Yeah I completely agree one of the things
you know that you’ll notice about me and if you watch my videos from I don’t know 6
years back when I started making them I change what I do like, not in any large way I still
eat raw plants you know, fruits and vegetables predominately but I’ve changed things up
a little bit and you can see me in my journey on my YouTube channel changing things up and
I’m highly suspect of people that always keep it the same right cause there in always
new information new data new research studies coming out and just as I learn more and get
more knowledgeable about things in life and I would always encourage you guys to work
on always improving yourselves whether it’s with your diet, your relationships, with growing
your own food ,whatever it is we should always strive to improve and make the world a better
place not only for us but for future generations, so yeah. If something’s is not working change and
modify and be flexible in your approach is the main message. So Dr Rick I know you have a programme coming
up that’s free available for everybody where you are going to have 25 long-term 20-plus
years for the most part raw foodies and people that do a raw plant-based diets successfully
that you guys could all benefit from for free, so tell my viewers about this program and
the summit you have coming up? Dr Rick: Well we have put together a programme
called the Raw For life summit number 1 you can you can have a lot of life and vitality
from eating raw foods and number 2 to keep it up for life so like John said we’ve got
over 25 people who have been successfully and healthfully and enjoyably maintaining
a either high to all raw diet for 18, 25, 30 or more years who have really stood the
test of time and we interview all these people each interviews like 45 minutes to an hour
someone a little bit over and we ask each person what is breakfast lunch and dinner
look like? Why do you do what you do? Is your diet the same today as it was back
when you started? And for most people there’s a certain foundation
but things have changed over time so that flexibility comes in handy. John you mentioned such a good point earlier
with flexibility with anything in life not just what you eat you got to be flexible enough
and change and see what works and what doesn’t. So we find out what they eat, why they eat
it, what gave them incentive in the first place, what kind of education they have and
what kind of flexibility they have? And it’s just so revealing and here’s a perfect
example 29 years in you know doctorate degree lots of education, lots of clinical experience
I learned a lot of new things talking to a lot of these people so it’s called the Raw
for Life summit so I think we’re going to put the link right here put it right there
for you guys, put it right there, there it is and yeah you can hear from all these people
and get their inspiration and again hear from the people who have stood the test of time
who it’s still working for and I’m going to speculate here that you’re probably going
to get some better advice if sticking with this long-term is your goal from listening
to people who have stuck with it long term vs people who are newer. Now we were all new at some point too but
you know when (cross talk: been around the block) when you take the new kids some make
it some don’t. When you take in to account people have been
at it 20 or 30 or more years they’re all in the long term camp, so can’t emphasize
the value of that enough. John: Yeah I mean I definitely recommend once
again I’ll put the link right here below and also there be a link in the description
as well as in the comments so click that to sign up for this free Raw For Life Health
Summit that you can learn and gain from. Now the thing I want to say is that there’s
going to be like 25 different people on the summit that Dr Rick and Dr Karen will be interviewing
and have an open mind, when your listen to you may not agree 100% of everything of any
one person says but they’ll be nuggets right pick out the things that make the most sense
for you and start incorporating those into your life. Dr Rick: Which is the central theme of The
Summit right, that one of the things that all the people do, they just don’t do it one
way we have a variety of approached but we don’t have anyone on there that’s too dogmatic
because the most of the dogmatic people don’t make it over the long term sorry to say, but
you have to be committed. So you’ll see how they find that balance
and you know not everyone agrees with everyone my wife and I don’t agree on everything believe
it or not a husband and wife don’t agree on everything, John and I don’t agree on
everything but we all have a certain foundation and by the way our lead off our lead off speaker
is is John he’s leading off the event cause he’s a 100% raw for a long time lot of (crosstalk
99.9%) people know about him well a lot of 9’s right we’ll cut you a little slack
there well I’m about 90% raw off and that’s what works for me all raw for extended period
but then you know I have some steamed vegetables here and there, so anyway John is our lead
off and it’s just a really great event and again I’ve learned a lot from interviewing
all these people and we’d like you to do the same. John: Awesome so Dr Rick why did you and your
wife Dr Karen decide to put this event on for everybody for free? Dr Rick: Well number 1 we would like to tell
people a little bit more about what we do that we feel like in a lot of ways we’ve been
the best kept secret in raw food nutrition for many years you know we’ve spent a lot
more time educating ourselves then we have marketing ourselves you know most people in
the raw food movement it’s just the opposite they go to a weekend seminar they read a few
books and then they are experts and they spend a lot of money on marketing and they you know
they have their channels they do their blogs and they have a lot of outreach but they know
very little so we been like heavily weighted on the research, the clinical experience,
the teaching, the education the working with people that’s number 1 and number 2 while
we are at it a lot of these summits they just get the people with the biggest list and say
let’s get all these people so we can get the most exposure and although we have some
popular people with big list and we are going to get a lot of good exposure. it was really important to us to maintain
the theme of the summit to just find people who we knew were healthfully and successfully
at this for a long time, to be of the most benefit to all of you so many of these things
you hear the one dogma, you hear the opposite dogma, you leave more confused than you were
before you started. We didn’t want that there’s too much of
that out there and it’s goanna continue, so we really wanted to provide something of
value to really help you keep this up for a lifetime. So you can keep getting all the benefits that
all of us do, that we enjoy so much. It’s such a central theme of our lives for
for good reasons because it enhances our lives and we want that for all of you too. John: Awesome yeah one of the reasons why
I continue to make videos to this day is just to share the knowledge and to help my fellow
man right. I mean this is just good for you, it’s good
for the planet, it’s good for the animals, it’s good for so many different things and
you know I’m glad you guys are watching to this point it is this video this lets me know
that you’re really committed. So I want you click that link right down below
and sign up for the summit that’s coming up really soon don’t miss out on any of
the episode including the first one that I’m in. Aright, Dr Rick so any other comments or things
you like to share with my viewers today? Dr Rick: Find your motivation stack up all
those reasons get some good education we’re not the only ones to do it but you’ll find
some other really awesome educators on the summit and be flexible in your approach see
what works and what doesn’t I’ve got to give a lot of credit to Tony Robbins ultimate
success formula. Number 1 know your outcome yeah you want to
be healthy you want to leave a lighter footprint on the earth etcetera number 2 start taking
action eat more fruits and vegetables and then number 3 this is where most people start
messing up see if it’s working or not and if it is keep it up if it’s not then number
4 change your approach and modify and be flexible and find what does work and you just keep
going through that cycle and you go about it rationally and intelligently you will be
successful and like John touched on earlier whether it’s your diet or anything any other
endeavour in life that’s the way to go about it so. J0hn: Awesome, awesome yeah I agree Dr Rick
and I and Dr Karen went to a Tony Robbins seminar together years ago unleash the power
within… yeah we unleash the fire we did it was great. So if you guys enjoyed this episode with Dr
Rick hey please give me a thumbs up to let me know also be sure to click that link down
below to get to the summit the Raw For Life summit sign up for that also be sure to check
the links below to Dr Rick and Dr Karen’s website you’ll learn more about educational
programs as well as their book that I would recommend you guys purchase and also be sure
to click the subscribe button right down below while you are at it I have new videos coming
out in 5 to 7 days you never know what you’ll be learning in my next video or what I’ll
be doing always having a fun time also be sure to (inaudible 28:17) my past episodes
I have several episodes with Dr Rick you know sharing with you guys some really good information
on raw foods and of course all my videos have lots of other good information as well that
will help you live a healthful plant based fruit and vegetable strong diet for life. So once again my name is John Kohler with
okraw.com we’ll see you next time, until then remember keep eating your fresh fruit
and vegetable they are always the best.

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Raw Vegan Adventures in India – Color, Chaos & Karma

You the star greetings from India it is hot and humid here I think it’s 46 degrees today fifty percent humidity super hot that’s like 110 Fahrenheit and wow going to get some mangoes and some bananas we’re excited to see me here in this fruit market maybe they’ve seen the cool vegetarian website as per the Hindu religion is supposed to be pure vegetarians when I say / vegetarians we do not eat any kind of food not just cause sacred animal living the religion but we do not even need other animals other living beings that’s the philosophy of the Hindu religion but now obviously with globalization people do not follow the religion strictly to the core in all the aspects so in this aspect we can see now a lot of Hindu people also eat non-vegetarian food now but I till today in 29 years of my life I have not heard of one Hindu person eating a cow which is strictly anti-hindu might not be able to eat it even if they’re starting hmm even if they want to they might not be able to be conscious without an hour the concierge at my hotel help me find this place called health is wealth upstairs they sell coke and pepsi and all the regular crap and then downstairs they’ve got organic foods lots of live food options as well they got a fresh produce section mostly packaged and dried stuff some organic produce here at a fruit market outdoor market and have like lots of great mangos and coconuts papaya places awesome in India is actually a huge supplier of mangoes I never knew this but they supply over fifty percent of the world’s mangoes and they are delicious here damn you’re liking your juice it’s good sugar cane juice i’m here at the Taj Mahal in Agra India unbelievable this place was built out of love for the Empress who passed away during childbirth the first impression this gives you is that of a palace oh it’s never been a palace nobody has ever lived here only dead people live here because this is a movie mean there are tombs of the Emperor and the Empress inside the main wife Ellen and this was built by the 5th mughal emperor the construction of this building now began in the year 1631 and it took the next 22 years for it to finish finished in the year 1653 like 20,000 people working I made up a recipe for a very simple salad and then I had it translated into the local language Hindu how have I been in India when most people come here from America Canada become him to get sick so what I’ve been doing is I’ve been eating most of my meals from the hotel and I’ve been having a really simple salads mostly and I’ve been having fruits with thick skin stuff like bananas and mangoes and dragon fruit have thick skin that hang on a tree that aren’t flying in stillwater on the ground I’ve been having bottled water and I’ve been having a Himalaya brand of bottled water not the coke and pepsi brands because I don’t really trust those but the Himalayan brands been really good for me I’ve been putting minerals in my water so my water is really you know good quality water and haven’t been eating off the street there’s a cow just walking spray cow no owner just walking straight down the street all by himself cows are sacred here they spin Lucia hey Lucia hey

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HIGH PROTEIN VEGAN MEAL PREP | by Gaz Oakley

if any of you are wondering why I’ve got my glasses on to remember all the facts about the nutrients I had to put them on so I could see my screen in the background they’re not for sure I promise I just can’t see very well hi guys it’s guys and welcome back to my youtube channel today I’m gonna be doing something slightly different I’m gonna be showing you how to do vegan meal prep so before I went vegan I used to body build and in my Q&A video you guys requested that I made some vegan high protein meal prep ideas for you guys what I’m going to be cooking today is full of flavor it’s got lots of protein and all the other nutrients that you need when you’re training or working out regularly [Music] I’m actually going to be starting with the main meal first because that takes longest to cook and the sweet potatoes are behind me cooking and to serve with them I’m going to be doing a nice bean chili which is full of nutrients protein and it’s really healthy so let’s get cooking that add a small amount of oil or water to a pan add one finely sliced red onion add one clove of minced garlic add one red chili finely diced I’m adding two teaspoons of cayenne pepper one teaspoon cinnamon and one teaspoon of cumin just allow this to cook for a couple of minutes before we allowed all the rest of the ingredients now as you can see I don’t want this to be your typical boring meal prep I want to get some flavor in there it’s really simple to do add 1 cubed red pepper add 3 cups of chopped tomatoes from account its smelling absolutely amazing I’m going to let that cook for a few minutes and then we’re going to add the beans and all the vital nutrients so this chili mix is being cooking for a little while now it’s time to add our beans I’ve got a mix I’ve got a cup of chickpeas which are cooked I’ve got a cup of red kidney beans black beans and sweet corn they’re all cooked and they’re so high in protein complex carbs potassium calcium they’re just really good for when we’re working out and they repair the muscles really well so you want to as much of these into your diet when training as you can just get those in just to bring out some of the flavors I’m adding a pinch of sea salt that’s basically the chili done is so simple I’ve slightly tweaked my actual chili recipe just to make it easier for you when you’re making your meal prep on the weekends ready for the week it’s got all the right all nutrients in there that we need for when we’re training so let’s get on to the next dish so as I say guys I’m doing everything a bit backwards but just to make sure that I cook this efficiently and quickly because you don’t want to be cooking for a long time on the weekend you just want to get your meals done I’m ready for the week basically so for breakfast I’m going to make a really simple porridge which you can add milk to in the mornings whenever you just warm it up in the microwave or you warm it up on a hob whatever you like but I’m gonna make sure there’s lots of flavor in there and lots of nutrients in there and it’s just really simple so grab yourself four containers I’m going to be making four of each course so it wouldn’t be porridge without the porridge oats I’ve got gluten free porridge oats and I’m just going to do a cup in each one after all breakfast is the most important meal of the day you want to start your day right and get some good complex carbs and slow-releasing carbs so that’s what these oats are perfect for check on the chili every now and then just give it a little mix it’s looking perfect I’m going to flavor the porridge with some raw cacao powder which is full of antioxidants really good for the blood and it’s a aphrodisiac whatever that is I’m joking I know what is so the idea behind the breakfast is you just add your milk almond or soya give it a stir and get it into a saucepan or in the microwave and it’ll be perfect every time I recommend adding a cup of milk to this and it’ll be perfect porridge next in I’m gonna be adding some mixed nuts I’ve got some coconut some cashew nuts some walnuts hazelnuts a bit of everything really nuts a pack full of protein really good calcium they’re just super foods in general good fats as well which is what we need when we’re training next I’m gonna be adding a tablespoon of hemp seeds great for your skin your hair also high in protein as well next I’m gonna be adding around about a tablespoon of chia seeds to each one these are literally energy food apparently ancient warriors used to have a little pouch on their belts before going into war and the user munch on a table spoon to give them energy in battle I do recommend added some dried fruit or fresh berries just bring them along separately and just mix them in before eating your breakfast make sure you have a couple of bananas with your breakfast it’s always nice setting out like this at the start of the week bananas again great sugars perfect energy food so that would be my breakfast so guys the next meal is a light lunch which can be served hot or cold I always like to have one meal that I need to warm up so for example the chili and one meal that I can eat on the go which is cool or you can warm it up as well I’m gonna be doing some quinoa which I’m going to add some amazing flavors to I’m gonna make it a lemon and herb quinoa and also serve it with some grilled piri-piri tofu but if you don’t want to use tofu or soy products I recommend serving this dish with some falafel and really to check out my falafel and flatbread video because this works really well and it’s packed full of protein and good nutrients as well but I actually have the most amazing falafel recipe in my book so make sure you pre-ordered that on Amazon it’s vegan 100 or just typing gas Oakley and you can pre-order it now it will be out very soon back to the lunch I’ve got my quinoa here I cooked it off and I’ve got four cups in total that’s a cup for each dish and quinoa is so good for repairing or building muscles because it contains all of the essential amino acids which is vital for when were building muscle or repairing muscles so we need to get this in when we’re training so first up I’ve just preheated this griddle pan behind me and when it’s hot I’m gonna start grilling tofu but first up let’s mix together our quinoa I’m going to add the juice of one lemon squeeze it through your hands so you don’t get any of the pips in as you can see I have a mix of quinoa here I’ve got the red and just the white as well I’ve just steamed this really simple to cook it only takes about 10 minutes so into my quinoa I’m just adding some mixed herbs I’ve just got a mix of thyme parsley and basil add whatever you like chives are really good as well just roughly chop it as I said this meal I recommend having it cold it’s good to have an option of a cold dish especially if you can’t get to a microwave it’s all about getting some really nice flavors into the quinoa it’s got all the nutrients in there you just need to add some nice flavors I’m also going to add a cup of chickpeas just to get some extra protein I just love chickpeas as well it makes it a bit more substantial really smells amazing you don’t have to add salt but I add a little bit of salt to bring out some flavors give that a stir around make sure everything is well incorporated and let’s get on with the grilling of the tofu I’ve just pre-marinated this tofu in some of my piri piri sauce if you want the recipe go to my skewers video that that just transforms the tofu into something really really flavorsome tofu is great source of protein and really good source of calcium as well so let’s grill these and add them to the dish the quinoa add some oil to your griddle pan if you don’t want to add oil just put them on a lined baking tray and cook them in the oven 180 degrees Celsius for about 15 to 20 minutes whilst the tofu is grilling behind me I’m just going to dish up the quinoa into the bowl and just add around a cup into each one I only like to make four of everything because after four days really you don’t really want to be eating it all the flavors would have gone and everything just doesn’t taste as good really they look really tasty the griddle might add some great flavor and just transform the bland tofu once they are done we will add them to the pots and then we will get on with the final dish they won’t be much longer around about three to four minutes on each side add two slices of tofu to each dish so I’m just adding the last at the tofu to the lunch meal and I recommend when the tofu is cool then add in some spinach but to speed things up I’m gonna add it for you guys now and spinach is literally essential to good health really I eat so much of spinach so I’m just gonna add a handful to each meal I’m also going to add some cherry tomatoes to the dish which are really high in vitamin C and just add another nice color to the dish I hope these meal prep ideas really help you out because they’re really good to make at the start of your week and feel free to sit a love them to your tastes but this is what I would generally eat I’ve had the time to Train I am going to get back into it soon I miss having a little bit of size to me so I’m adding some sliced red cabbage dark pigmented foods such as red cabbage and things like berries work to add more oxygen to the blood and are also anti-inflammatory so the chili is basically done it’s been on the stove for about 10 to 15 minutes and I’m going to get my sweet potatoes out of the oven which I’ve just baked now you can mash you can just peel them or you can just slice them up with the skin on do whatever you want with the sweet potatoes are you’d like to use sweet potatoes because they are great full of vitamin C they’re really how healthy vegetable they’re a lot better than general white potatoes but what I will say if you are training and you want to put weight on I recommend eating white potatoes over sweet potatoes but these are a lot healthier so I’m getting my 4 containers out and I’m just going to prepare these sweet potatoes I just like to chop off the end and open them up as I said you’re welcome to peel these I don’t mind the skin it actually is full of flavor and sweetness I just open it up like that and I’ve got 6 in total so I’m gonna add one and a half to each meal sweet potatoes have too many positives to mention and look at the range of colors we have already it’s just making sure that we’re eating the rainbow and getting loads of nice nutrients into our body and before I add the chili over the top of the amazing sweet potato I’ve got a little recipe for you which is really flavoursome and you can use it in loads of other dishes only making creme fraiche or sour cream which works really well with the chili and it helps cool it down slightly and it’s made from cocoon Utz which are again full of protein and really good for us in this Ninja Cup I have half a cup of soaked cashews and to it all I’m going to add is 1/2 a cup of water I may need to add a little bit more water but we’ll see how this is if you just rolled the lemon like this or will release some more of the juice and I’m going to add the juice of half a lemon because after all we want it to be like sour cream or creme fraiche we need to make it we need to get that lemon in basically to get some acidity into it just squeeze it for your hand add a pinch of salt pop your lid on and blitz it up on a high speed and there we have it is our creme fraiche done simple as that just adds a little coolness to our chili it will thicken up once you refrigerate it it’s just quite warm because it’s been in the powerful blender you need to make sure you blend it long enough so that it gets really really smooth I’ll just pop that aside and then we’ll get it on top of the chili right the Chili’s done and smelling really really nice you saw how quickly it was to make and how stress-free it is and just look at that how beautiful that looks packed full of flavor smells absolutely incredible before I add it to the containers I’m going to add some beautifully cooked broccoli which I’ve just steamed these little trees are actually full of protein believe it or not and they’re also a great source of vitamin K and iron which is essential for a vegan diet so simply get our lovely bean chili over the top of our sweet potato make sure you get a decent amount in there I try to aim for around a cup but the chili just so you know that you’re getting lots of the flavors and nutrients into it and look there’s even some left for your evening meal the day of making this lastly to the dish I’m going to add some ed-a-mommies’ round about a handful in each one these are so high in protein and they’re really flavorsome as well they’re actually soybeans so if you don’t want soy beans just leave them out add something like kale that would work perfectly as well also on top I’m going to add our little creme fraiche I recommend leaving the Chile cool down slightly before adding this I just want you to see the finished dish just for you to squeeze over a wedge of lime I recommend having some avocados in the fridge which you can just cut when you’re about to eat the meals they add some great fats and also some protein so get some avocados in with the chili as well just don’t put them in ahead of time because they’ll go dark and horrible I also like to stay hydrated of course you need lots of water when you’re training so snacking on some watermelon is great is so healthy for you as well but make sure you have big bottles of water that you can drink throughout the day so I’m just going to slice up this watermelon into some nice chunks you can slice this up smaller but I like having a big chunk to take with me wherever I am I go in and bite on it so guys there’s my meal prep done I’ve just got some sweet treats so I’ve got my salted caramel bars that I made in a previous video they’re full of fiber because they got loads of dates in there actually antioxidants because of the Ward chocolate and lots of nuts of course so I’m going to get one of these in each of these containers here and this is a nice snack or if you feel like a sweet treat that’s also healthy I recommend having one of those cherries they’re actually a really good food to eat after working out because it’s a dark fermented fruit again and they get lots of oxygen in your blood but you need after working out it helps repair your muscles so grab a little handful of each of those and get them into the bowl likewise blueberries are the same so have a few blueberries and they’re also a superfood as we all know [Music] so there it is there’s four days worth of meal prep for you guys when you’re working out and training them in the gym full of great nutrients to repair our muscles and to keep us for throughout the day it’s all gluten free it’s all healthy and yeah there’s some options for you there I’ll definitely be doing one of these videos again I didn’t think I would enjoy it as much as I did I’m actually going to go to the gym now and test out some of these meals I’m sure they all taste amazing thank you so much for watching make sure you pre-ordered my book vegan 100 on Amazon please like share comment most importantly please subscribe and if you want to be part of the notification gang hit the bow see you’re the first one to know about my new videos thank you so much for watching and enjoy working out and eating my meals [Music]