Khabir Southwick presents a compelling case against living without some form of animal protein in the diet or eating only uncooked food.

Ayurveda does not advocate any specific diet as individual digestive systems, nutritional needs and health needs are unique. Khabir explains why many “new” diets including the raw food diet do not support healthy digestion thus degrade the absorption of nutrients of time. In other words, it is not so much what you eat but what you can digest.

According to Khabir, it’s one thing to become a vegetarian after a childhood of being an omnivore or to recover from a chronic health condition, but it is another issue to completely stop all dairy such as ghee (clarified butter without the animal protein) and [homemade] yogurt with naturally occurring bacteria (known to assisting in digestion and overall health particularly immunity). Ayurveda, completely supports the use of dairy products for the healthy person and it would be seen as nutritionally insufficient to raise a child without any dairy. Khabir highly recommends pregnant women, underweight people and growing children to indulge daily in warm raw milk and organic healthy dairy products such as homemade yogurt.

In fact, there is no civilization in the history of the world that has thrived eating only uncooked foods. Khabir’s implies that the “raw diet” is only possible in today’s modern world with a tremendous selection of worldwide foods available and superfoods like blue-green algae that were not available to previous generations.

This diet while useful for periods of time for the right people seems to be an overreaction to typical meating eating, over cooked western diet.

Dr. Weill as a similar understanding based on his own experience:
Link to Dr. Andrew Weil’s article on the raw diet:
Khabir Southwick is a Traditional Naturopath, Ayurvedic Practitioner and herbalist; with a successful health consulting practice in Ojai and Santa Barbara, California and over 25 years of experience and training in alternative health-care.*

Khabir is available for privates consultations by phone or face-to-face in Ojai or Santa Barbara CA. For details call: 805-308-3480

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The information contained in this video does not intend to replace the advice and treatment of a physician who specializes in the treatment of diseases. Any use of the information set forth herein is entirely at the reader’s discretion.

Raw Food Diet for Dogs – Video 2, After the First Week

In late April 2013, we switched our dogs to a partial raw diet. I created a series of short videos sharing what I’ve learned so far. We feed our dogs a raw diet from Darwin’s Pets (Pacific Northwest) in the morning and Halo Purely for Pets kibble, salmon, in the evening.

~ Keep the Tail Wagging,

We feed our dogs raw food from Darwin’s Natural Pets and raw bones from Vital Essentials:

Raw Food Diets What’s True What’s Not – Dispelling Common Myths

Raw Food Diets What’s True What’s Not: Dispelling common myths about raw food, presenting scientific studies and extensive research, Vesanto Melina provides many helpful and informative tips on what to eat, what not to eat, methods of cooking, how much raw food you must eat to feel the therapeutic qualities of a raw food diet during her speech at the Vegetarian Society of Hawaii

Good viewing for anyone interested in raw food diet, high-raw diet, vegans, vegetarians, and anyone wanting to improve their health or naturally relieve chronic illness.

Annette Larkins – ageless looks and longevity comes from raw foods – a story with an interview

Annette Larkins has been a raw foodists for over 27 years. She has an impressive collection of edible plants in her garden and she knows how to stay young, health and happy. She’s an amazing woman with a great, vibrant presence. I really love her rhetorical question she poses during the interview ‘why does not everybody live like that?”. Good question.

The Raw Chef TV | Raw food almond chocolate chip cookie recipe

|| To make the dough ||

3 cups almond pulp (from making almond milk)
1/3 cup lucuma
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons vanilla powder
3 tablespoons maple syrup
Water as needed

– Combine the almond pulp, lucuma, powdered coconut sugar, raisins or goji berries, vanilla powder, salt, and maple syrup.

– Add water in small amounts until the dough binds together.

|| To make the chocolate chips ||

½ cup melted cacao butter
1 cup cashews
3 tablespoons powdered coconut sugar
¾ cup water
½ cup cacao powder
Pinch of salt

– Blend all ingredients in a highspeed blender.

– Place an icing bag in a glass, fill with the chocolate, and chill for 90 minutes.

– Cut a small piece off the tip of the icing bag and pipe chocolate chips onto baking parchment. Place on a tray and freeze for a few hours.

– Stir the chocolate chips into the dough. Then use a small scoop to form cookies on a nonstick dehydrator sheet, flattening the cookies with your hand. Dehydrate at 105° F. for 8–10 hours. The cookies will keep in the refrigerator for about a week.

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