Confirmed health benefits of fucoidan – a look into anti-cancer one

Confirmed health benefits of fucoidan - a look into anti-cancer one

  Finally, getting back to fucoidan. A while back I promised to write about confirmed health benefits of fucoidan. Those confirmed by clinical studies that is. For those who waited, sorry for a delay. I’m guilty of procrastination. To review: Fucoidan is a molecule isolated from seaweed

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Edible cattail flowers – try them at least once

Edible cattail flowers - try them at least once

  Continuing with the topic of cattails, friends of people. Two days ago I went and checked a couple wetlands around… to see how cattail flowers are doing. Majority is still in early developing stage. But one hidden wetland that I never knew existed had a good

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Had a cattail salad (this plant can save your life)

Had a cattail salad (this plant can save your life)

  No, it’s not a play on words. I chewed a cattail salad a couple days ago. Yeah, a salad from these pre-historic-looking plants. And, no, everything is okay with me. You can eat these swamp things? Aha. Not only you can, you should try eating them

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A way to make raw (dehydrated) rye bread

A way to make raw (dehydrated) rye bread

  Let’s face it: bread is like water to many people. But it requires baking… Raw bread? Possible. There is an amazingly simple way to do it. This is a recipe specifically of a rye bread. For me, rye bread was the “default” food back when eating

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Raw vegan hunger and exercise: manage one with another

Raw vegan hunger and exercise: manage one with another

  In the last little while I focused on how to tame hunger with food. What about taming hunger with, guess what? Exercise! Specifically, with types of exercise you do and when you do them. This can be applied to any diet, not just raw veganism. You

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More tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part II)

More tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part II)

  Today, I’m continuing with suggestions to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet. I find that the most easiest way to avoid hunger is to make meals consist of both types of carbohydrates (carbs). Complex and simple. The more meals you have with such

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Tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part I)

Tips to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet (Part I)

  As promised I’ve compiled a list of strategies to help you stay full on a raw vegan diet. Although I don’t like to think of it as a diet. It’s a way of living. Because it touches many parts of life. Anyways, this is what came

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Filling raw vegan foods for your morning

Filling raw vegan foods for your morning

  Feeling satiated after a meal is crucial. That’s even more crucial if you are trying to eat only raw plants. To help you, I came up with the list of really filling raw vegan foods. I think they were just designed to have for breakfast. I

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Skin benefits of fucoidan when applied topically

Skin benefits of fucoidan when applied topically

  Last time I said that I’ll go through only those benefits of fucoidan that were confirmed by clinical trials. So, after actually ingesting this stuff. However, I came across this Australian study that examined the effects of fucoidan when it is applied externally on the skin.

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About fucoidan – a marine elixir that Japanese researchers love

About fucoidan - a marine elixir that Japanese researchers love

My sister asked me to write about fucoidan. She is taking it (on the right). I’ve tried to squeeze the wisdom on it into one page (for now). To say the truth, I didn’t know anything about fucoidan until my sister introduced me to it. That’s weird

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Spicy shiitake dip with wild greens

Spicy shiitake dip with wild greens

  Happy Easter! A celebration of victory of life over death. A resurrection. That’s why it always falls on March or April. Precisely when the nature is busy getting back to life. I needed to make something. I felt like something savory and very spicy. So, my

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Traditional Okinawan diet – basically fatless plants is what it is

Traditional Okinawan diet - basically fatless plants is what it is

I bet you heard about Okinawans. Japanese or related to Japanese who live very long lives. Something along these lines, right? A traditional Okinawan diet is what I am going to chat about this time. Okinawan people are inhabitants of Okinawa island in the Pacific Ocean. A

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Homemade vegan coconut ice cream to cool you off

Homemade vegan coconut ice cream to cool you off

  The spring and thus warm days are very close… I thought why not to experiment with ice cream. And here it comes – vegan coconut ice cream. Also, to whoever follows my posts: I apologize for my disappearance – had to steer in a different direction

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Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) – Part II

Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) - Part II

  Today I am continuing with additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans and, yes, raw vegans as well. Going through two things: mushrooms and plants that co-exist (by literally touching each other) with  B12-producing bacteria.       Mushrooms   Mushrooms is another food group that

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Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) – Part I

Additional sources of vitamin B12 for vegans (and raw vegans too!) - Part I

  I already talked about where you can get vitamin B12 if you have a “raw” and “vegetative” view on the world. However, there are other sources of vitamin B12 for vegans that really worth to chat about, so I would like to build on what I already

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Natural sources of astaxanthin and where to get this precious carotenoid

Natural sources of astaxanthin and where to get this precious carotenoid

  The original sources of all astaxanthin are relatively simple organisms. Specifically, algae, fungi, bacteria, yeast and plants. Not a single animal can synthesize it from scratch. However, animals do accumulate astaxanthin in their tissues by eating astaxanthin-containing organisms or by converting certain compounds to astaxanthin. For

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What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

What is astaxanthin? It keeps flamingos nice and vermilion

  What is astaxanthin, this bizarre sounding thing? Astaxanthin is a king among the antioxidants. It belongs to carotenoids, the same group where famous beta-carotene resides. It’s a pigment. Astaxanthin gives a striking vermilion (red-orange) colour to wild salmon, funny large-eyed critters like shrimp and krill, majestic flamingos,

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