schulke2How does the human body power its functions, such as breathing, walking, seeing, hearing, touching, tasting and smelling? All the marvels performed by the human body are powered by little engines that we call cells. Cells convert nutrients into energy. A cell then uses this energy to perform its specific job within the human body.

The quality of your cellular function directly correlates to the quality of your body’s available nutrients. Healthy cells result from healthy nutrients. Healthy nutrients come from a high-quality fuel source.

What is a high quality fuel source for the human engine? Ideal fuel comes from food that provides maximum nutrition per calorie with minimal negative side effects. One such ideal fuel source consists of a wide variety of raw and organic fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. Other foods can have nutritional value but their negative side effects consume more in energy than the resulting energy they provide.

When the price of processing food is higher than the value of the resulting energy, your cells suffer from the deficit. Cells lacking adequate nutrition: perform their jobs poorly or not at all; have difficulty repairing and replacing themselves; and have difficulty eliminating non-useful ingestions. In other words, cells deprived of adequate raw fuel suffer a decline in job performance, which is further impeded by of an accumulation of unrepaired cell damage and unremoved toxins.

How do cells become damaged? Cells become damaged by normal wear and tear, physical injury, surgery and environmental elements, such as UV light and X-rays.

What non-useful ingestions do cells eliminate? Cells must eliminate their own waste by-products, as well as ingested toxins such as pollution, undesirable bacteria, synthetic pesticides, and non-nutritional additives found in processed food. To maximize the performance of your cells, consume a raw, organic, vegan diet.

Need more reasons for a raw, organic, vegan diet? Here are three:

  • Heating food changes useful nutritional elements into non-useful elements. Heat destroys 100 percent of the enzymes and a significant portion of the vitamins and minerals in food.
  • Pesticides that enter produce through its skin or the roots of the plant cannot be washed off. We ingest this pesticide. Certified organic produce is grown without pesticides.
  • Protein is built from amino acids. The best source of high quality amino acids is raw vegetables. Lastly, the human digestive tract is very long. Unlike humans, true carnivores have short digestive tracts where meat and its inherent parasites pass through quickly. In a human’s lengthy gut, meat-born parasites have time to establish and flourish.

Want some really amazing news? The effects of poor food choices can be reversed at any age simply by fueling your body with the food it thrives on: raw and organic fruits, vegetables, seeds and nuts. The more of this ideal nutrition that you eat, the more leftover energy your body has to reverse older cell damage and remove accumulated toxins.

When you foster healthy cellular function, extraordinary energy vibrates unhampered throughout your thriving cells. Supernormal powers flourish in a well-functioning body. A raw, organic, vegan diet fosters extraordinary perceptions beyond the ordinary senses of sight, sound, touch, taste and smell.

What is the easiest way to eat raw vegan food on a time crunch? Chop up a large batch of vegetables such as the “Supernormal Salad Fixings” recipe (see below). This will take about one hour every two weeks. For a meal, throw half a cup of this veggie mix on any greens such as baby spinach or romaine lettuce. Top this off with a smashed avocado or a raw dressing like the “Extraordinary Greek Dressing” recipe. To shine even brighter, add a few tablespoons of raw fermented vegetables on your salads.

In between salads, eat a variety of raw fruits. Once a day, eat a small handful of raw nuts or seeds. For more complex flavor profiles, use raw food cookbooks or online recipe blogs to concoct such things as pine nut chipotle cheese, sun-dried tomato gazpacho, and avocado key lime pie.

Is a totally raw diet too severe for you? Try a reasonably raw diet: eat 70 percent raw foods and 30 percent cooked foods, such as curried steamed vegetables over quinoa or potato, leek soup made with coconut milk.


Supernormal Salad Fixings

2 bunches radishes
1/4 head of red cabbage, de-cored
4 large carrots
5 stalks of celery, including leaves
1 white or red onion
1 green pepper, de-cored
1 red pepper, de-cored
1 cucumber
5-10 raw Brussels sprouts, de-cored
1 bottle of capers, drained

Chop each ingredient into bite-size pieces and mix together. Store in glass containers in the refrigerator for up to two weeks.


Extraordinary Greek Dressing

1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
2-3 tablespoons cold-extracted raw honey
1/2 teaspoon prepared mustard
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

Whisk together all ingredients.

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