Welcome to RawFoodforLife.org
We are so delighted to be here sharing with you in this way! Our inspiration for "Raw Food for Life' arose from a new conscious awareness about our health, and the wellbeing of all life on our planet.
Eating living plant foods reconnects us to the vital life force of Nature. We hope to inspire you to heal, and experience optimum health within your life with our free raw recipes, tips and information... as together we journey towards a simple and nutritious approach to putting the life back into life!
Many of the recipes are our own but some are others that we have found and tried that are worthy of sharing and giving credit to the chef that created them. Please let us know if you have a recipe that you would like us to share.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions... we ask that you bare with us if we don't get back to you straight away as we do this in our spare time. We created this website as an opportunity to share and offer support to those of you that are seeking the health, happiness and harmony that this profoundly rewarding lifestyle offers.
~ Natalie & Stuart McIntosh
PLEASE NOTE - What we share comes from our own healing experiences and the knowledge that we have accumulated through the study of raw food and our Certification in Plant Based Nutrition. As we don’t have any qualification in conventional medicine, the information that we share does not take the place of diagnosis, treatment or advice given to you by your medical practitioner.
It's the simple things in life, like growing our own food that brings such
a sense of wonder and appreciation for what nature provides us.
Intuitive eating is the ultimate goal in our relationship with food. It is difficult to begin with because we are still under the influence of our addictions to processed foods, refined sugar, salt and fats, which masks our intuitive senses. However, after being on a living plant based diet for some time, we detoxify and experience a profound cleanse whereby the link and communication between body, mind and spirit is restored. Then, your body simply never asks you for the food that harms it – rather it guides you towards the purest sources of food that contain the potent nutrition that the body requires.
Enzymes are substances which make life possible. They are needed for every chemical reaction that occurs in our body. Without enzymes, no activity at all would take place. Neither vitamins, minerals, or hormones can do any work -- without enzymes.
Think of it this way: Enzymes are the "labor force" that builds your body just like construction workers are the labor force that build your house. You may have all the necessary building materials and lumber, but to build a house you need workers, which represent the vital life element.
Similarly, you may have all the nutrients -- vitamins, proteins, minerals, etc., for your body, but you still need the enzymes -- the life element -- to keep the body alive and well. Cooking your food kills these vitally essential enzymes.
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“We live in a world with increasing levels of Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes and Obesity. Over 70% of foods we consume on a daily basis are processed, and according to the World Health Organization, if current trends continue one billion people will be obese by 2030.
With our fast paced lives, we have become reliant and connected to devices, TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones and disconnected with the natural world, and the people around us.
“Overfed & Undernourished” examines modern lifestyles and a global epidemic through one boy’s inspiring story to regain his health from the inside out. After heartache, Liam, weighing in at over 80kgs (176lbs) turns to his Aunty & Uncle for help, and embarks on a journey where we witness the highs and lows, a family unite for a common cause, and the promise of transforming his life forever.
With 25% of children and 74% of adults obese or overweight, Liam’s problem is not uncommon, but, as the film illustrates, the treatment is more readily attainable than most people think.
This ground breaking documentary is interspersed with interviews and advice from leading health and wellbeing experts from around the globe and provides us with simple solutions to improve the quality of our diet, lifestyle, and personal bonds, ultimately asking us the fundamental question – are we really nourishing ourselves?
Featuring: Joe Cross (Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead), Dr. John Demartini (The Secret), Dr. Anthony Gollé, Dr. Arne Rubinstein and Don Tolman."