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1-2-3 Porridge


See Chef Alicia Ojeda making one of Dr. Graham's classics, sharing valuable food preparation tips in the process!See More …

Is Dry Fasting Desirable or Deadly?

by Dr. Douglas Graham

T. C. Fry taught me a lot about hygiene, but he taught me a lot more about how to think. One time, out of the blue, he looked up at me during the middle of a chess game he was playing with his friend Max Huberman and said to me..See More …

Fasting: Exactly the Way YOU Want It!

by Dr. Douglas Graham

Over the past thirty years, I've trained hundreds of people to bring various aspects of healthful living to the general public. Many have become notable leaders in the raw movement. One, Nadder Montassir, has quietly and competently led more than a dozen retreats over the past five years focused strictly on helping people to regain their health through hygienic supervised fasting.See More …

Eat Them Alone Or Leave Them Alone?

by Dr. Douglas Graham

Before diabetes, heart disease, and cancer became the big concerns on the American health scene, before the rash of digestive disorders that now affects more than one out of every three adults, doctors noted the rising trend of obesity.See More …

The Advantages of Homeschooling: KEY Talk live online event : How To Maximize The Efficacy and Joy of Home Learning

by Prof. Rosalind Graham and Kevin Cosmo

Are you or someone you know currently or plan to be a parent of school-aged children? Learn about this alternative to public or private schooling. How-to's, resources, and examples are included for socializing, time-management, curricula, legalities, and more. Join Professor Rosalind Graham and Kevin Cosmo in this live online KEY Talk presentation followed by Q & A, and get your questions answered. Watch the replay anytime.See More …

The Starch Myth: KEY Talk live online event

by Dr. Graham

Are we naturally starch eaters? Is starch a health food, a staff of life, or a crutch? Join Dr. Graham in this live online KEY Talk presentation followed by Q & A, and get your questions answered. Watch the replay anytime.See More …

Heirloom Tomato Flats


A variety of sliced yellow, green, purple and red heirloom tomatoes, served on a bed of delicate spring mix leaves and crips romaine lettuce ribbons, garnished with a pluche of fresh basil.See More …

Pineapple: Fun Food Facts


A golden slice of pineapple can shine some tropical sun on even the coldest winter day. It's no wonder that after bananas, pineapples are the world's most popular fruit. But choosing a good, sweet pineapple can be a challenge - what's the secret? We'll tell you. Nutrition facts label included.See More …

Upcoming UK Fruit Fest and Special Offer

by Ronnie Smith

Attend lectures, classes, and workshops from Dr. Doug Graham, Prof. Rosalind Graham, and others. Meet 80/10/10 friends new and old, including some of the FoodnSport crew, all while enjoying 80/10/10 meals, fitness, fun, and more!See More …

The H2O Performance Difference

by Dr. Graham

When exercising heavily, especially when there is a strong cardio component to the exertions, much of our digestive functioning is depressed. Digestion and absorption are effectively put on hold so that the body's physiology can best support the exercise being undertaken.See More …

Banana Cake Recipe


This moist layer cake will delight your tastebuds with a simple combination of bananas, dates and raisins. The added hint of cinnamon and vanilla brings out the sweetness beautifully. Served at the 2015 FoodnSport Washington Retreats.See More …

Oranges: Fun Food Facts


Discover some orange varieties of this fashionable fruit to make a splash! Learn a bit about the history of this vital fruit, as well as how to choose and store them. Nutrition facts label included.See More …

Raw Emotions: KEY Talk live online event

by Dr. D. Graham & Prof R. Graham

Does diet affect emotions? Discover how your emotions can serve you. Learn ways to overcome cravings. Watch this KEY Talk for your health, inner peace, and joy. Join the Grahams in this live online presentation followed by Q & A, and get your questions answered. Watch the replay anytime.See More …

Dangers of Cooked Food: KEY Talk live online event

by Dr. Graham

Just what are the dangers of cooked food? Watch this KEY Talk for your health, the health of others, the environment, and more. Join Dr. Graham in this live online presentation followed by Q & A, and get your questions answered. Watch the replay anytime.See More …

Pear: Fun Food Facts


Soft, luscious and sweet, pears come in so many different varieties and flavors! Read a bit about some of the varieties, history, and how to choose and store pears. Nutrition facts label included.See More …

Importance of Biomechanics : 3 Factors to Physical Performance

by Dr. Graham

Having realistic expectations helps reduce frustration and increase inspiration. Biomechanics is in short the mechanical physics of biological systems, and is a key factor to correctly assessing potential athletic performance and progress in fitness endeavors. Read on for Three Everyday Factors to Physical Performance.See More …

Persistent and Consistent

by Dr. Graham

We all get excited now and then, motivated to make changes in our lives. Every once in a while, I get bitten by the exercise bug. Who doesn't? Next thing you know, life intervenes. Read tips on how to stay fit and live your life.See More …

Rambutan: Fun Food Facts


Want to try these funny-looking fruits but not sure what to do with them? Here's a guide to buying the deliciously sweet rambutan, nutrition facts, and a recipe for an exotic salad. See More …

Go Easy On Me, It’s My First Time

by Dr. Graham

Do you remember the first time you learned physical activities? What happens when you learn new skills? Is it worth the effort to learn something new? Read what Dr. Graham has to say about this.See More …

Celery: Fun Food Facts


Now just a crispy dipper for holiday part platters, celery was once the symbol of an ancient death cult and the mascot of a powerful city. What happened? Nutrition facts label, more about celery, their history, how it grows and more included.See More …

Cranberries: Fun Food Facts (and Recipe!)


Cranberries are as central to Christmas in many parts of the world as boughs of Holly and chestnuts roasting on open fires, yet few people know anything about them or how to eat them except in a jellied cranberry sauce. Read on for where cranberries come from and how to include them in your holiday fare on an 80/10/10 diet.See More …

Persimmons: Fun Food Facts (and Recipe!)


The Greeks called them “the food of the gods,” and many historians believe that persimmons were the intoxicating fruit of isle of the Lotus Eaters, the fruit so deliciously addicting that Odysseus had to force his men to leave off eating them and return to the ship. Persimmons come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. Some varieties cause the “persimmon pucker” unless they're super ripe — an unpleasant dry sensation like biting into an extremely green banana — so it’s important to know which variety you’re dealing with before taking a bite. Recipe, nutrition facts label, more about persimmons, their history, selecting and more included.See More …

What is the secret to fitness?

by Dr. Graham

Having trouble dealing with or overcoming the plateau effect? Check out these three strategies from Dr. Graham on turning your fitness training plateaus into progress.See More …

Fun Food Facts: Tomato


Sweet, salty and bursting with juice, the tomato is one of the most delicious "vegetables" and a highlight of summer goodness. They've also been available year round since 1866 -- read on for why tomatoes are so awesome and tips for selecting the best tomatoes, anytime of year. See More …

Gazpacho Soup Recipe


Enjoy this hearty soup served at the Conquering Diabetes Retreat, one of our many retreats this September and October in Washington State.See More …

Q & A with Dr Graham: Are Oils Healthy Foods?


Many have been misinformed about the supposed health benefits of refined oils. Whether the oil comes from olives, coconuts, or sesame seeds, it's still just pure fat. In this video excerpt of a Q & A session Dr. Graham offers his insights as to how often we can healthfully use oils in our diets. Transcript included.See More …

Create a Community Recipe Book With Us!


Join us in creating a community recipe e-book together, which will be distributed as a FREE PDF download to the world! Your recipes, our layout, design, and distribution. See article for info and submission details.See More …

Reversing Type 2 Diabetes in Less Than 6 Months - Case Study : The amazing mental, physical and emotional transformation that can occur with a strategic approach to plant-focused high-carbohydrate nutrition.

by Cyrus Khambatta, Ph.D.

Cynthia, a Type 2 Diabetic, significantly reduced her symptoms and medications by following a plant-based 80/10/10 Diet, including drastically reducing fat intake to less than 15% of total calories, significantly increasing carbohydrate intake from plant sources and increasing activity levels in a slow and sustainable manner.

Find out more about the Conquering Diabetes Retreat and learn the exact method Cynthia used to change her life completely.See More …

Taco Salad

by Kevin Cosmo

Enjoy this hearty salad for your evening meal, perhaps after some Hearty Tomato Soup, preceded by some orange juice. ¡Provecho!See More …

Retreat TV: Food & Lifestyle Retreat


Discover our Food & Lifestyle Retreat! Dr Graham, Shari Letterman, Lisa "Lightningbolt" Holt, and Kevin Cosmo discuss the retreat experience in this webinar replay. Includes photos of the retreat meals, fitness, facilities, atmosphere and more. Transcript included.See More …

Raising Raw Kids Live Online Event

by Dr. Graham

Wonder how to apply 80/10/10 to your children? Struggle with understanding what is best regarding a raw vegan diet for children? Join Dr. Graham and host Kevin Cosmo covering pregnancy to puberty in our first live webinar lecture!See More …

Sailor's Tart : Mini-Pie Fit for Popeye

by Skylar Cole

80/10/10 enthusiast, Willow Belle, and her son, Skylar, enjoy creating recipes and sharing them with us. Today we share one of Skylar's unique creations. Keep posted for more recipes from Willow and Skylar in the future.See More …

Blueberry


The delicious blueberry is an indigenous North American species with a deeply rooted history. Native Americans revered blueberries and much folklore developed around them. Recipe, nutrition facts label, more about blueberries and their history included.See More …

Apple


This popular fruit is believed to be the first cultivated tree in the world, originating from Asia, where its wild ancestors can still be found. It has been an important human food source for millenia and is the leading species of the multi-billion dollar fruit industry today. More about the apple, recipe, and nutrition facts included.See More …

Brazil Nut Salad

by Kevin Cosmo

This exotic and hearty dressing is made from three-ingredients and is served on a three-ingredient salad. Simply delicious!See More …

Earn Your Fitness

by Dr. Graham

People say the funniest things. For instance, I commonly hear, "If I even just look at doughnuts I gain weight." And today, we are NOT going to look at why they say such things.See More …

Up Your Outlook

by Dr. Graham

The question of the day, however, is not about how those various positive and negative thoughts affect us, as they surely do. The question is, "for how long do they affect us?" The answer is: Forever, to some degree.See More …

Cherry


There are over 1,000 types of cherry in the United States alone — although only 10 or so varieties are commonly commercially grown by farmers. Also known as "drupes" or "stone fruits," cherries are related to peaches, plums, apricots and almonds. Read more about this popular fruit, including some history, varieties, when it's in season, nutrition facts label and more!See More …

Banana Cinnamon Rolls


The decadence of cinnamon rolls along with the health of 80/10/10—what more could you ask for?! Enjoy these sweet treats along with lettuce, celery, or cucumbers.See More …

World Record Holder Denis Mikhaylove Interview


Denis started 80/10/10 mid-2010. He went from desk job to athlete, from beginning runner to winning 100-mile races in the mountains... and on March 8, 2105 he broke the Guinness World Record for distance on a treadmill in 12 minutes. Read the interview for more about his fascinating transformation.See More …

Muntingia (Jamfruit)


You haven't really partied till you've eaten all the mutingea you care for at one sitting. What a wonderful fruit! Likely the smallest of all the fruit you will ever eat individually, Muntingia calabura can be either white or red. This fruit has many names including: strawberry tree (because of flowers), Jamfruit, Jamaican Cherry, Panama Berry, Captain Crunch Berry, and more. Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

5 Strength Training Myths

by Dr. Graham

Debunk these 5 strength training myths and increase your health, happiness, performance, and quality of life. Includes different types of training for strength and size.See More …

Dragon Fruit (Pitaya)


Also known as the Dragon Fruit, the Pitaya is a stunningly beautiful fruit with an intense color and shape, magnificent flowers and a delicious taste. Pitaya fruits sometimes form at the tip of this vining cactus, producing a dragon-like appearance.See More …

Louise Koch (Fruity Lou) Interview


Louise Koch (Fruity Lou), author of Naturligt Rask - Alt om kosten (Naturally Well with 80/10/10), overcame numerous debilitating health issues by adopting the 80/10/10 raw vegan (811rv) lifestyle. Louise runs the annual Fresh Food Festival in Denmark, where she has been a public speaker for several years. Her website includes inspiring success stories, lifestyle coaching, lifestyle related videos, and her natural health books. She has taken Dr. Graham's example and passionately invested everything she has into helping not just herself but countless others to enhance their quality of life through attaining greater health.See More …

Avocado


California Avocados are among the lowest of all fruits and vegetables for pesticide use. More about this fruit with a multitude of varieties, along with a recipe, ripening tips, and Nutrition Facts Label.See More …

You are NEVER too old

by Dr. Graham

If you wish to get really old, really rapidly, stop exercising. Infirmity comes on the sedentary people far more rapidly than it "attacks" the fit folk. See More …

Kiwifruit


The flavor of a kiwi fruit is all kiwi fruit: sweet-tart with hints of citrus, strawberry, pineapple, and melon. pineapple melon. More about this unique fruit, along with a recipe, storage tips, and Nutrition Facts Label.See More …

Spring is Full of Promises

by Dr. Graham

Daffodils are blooming, and spring just can't be far behind. Here are some tricks to succeeding with 80/10/10 through the long months of winter. Enjoy the winter fruit and know that the most luscious time of the year is just around the corner.See More …

Strawberry Rhubarb Dressing or Dip

by Janie Gardener

Discover the excitement rhubarb can bring into your culinary pursuits with this dressing that also works as a dip. Three versions included, one of which is overt-fat-free! Bonus hors d’oeurvres idea also included! See More …

Paul & Yulia Tarbath


Paul, Yulia, and their 11 month old baby girl, Elanie spend a lot of their time in South East Asia. Yulia started eating this way in 2009, overcoming Candida and depression with a matter of days. Never being into athletics, they started to enjoy endurance sports, including a marathon and triathlon.See More …

Try Training Triceps

by Dr. Graham

You will feel, look, and function better with stronger triceps. Find out more about why triceps are more important than biceps for functional and sports training. Exercise instructions included.See More …

Durian


Durian is known in Southeast Asia as the King of Fruit. More about this distinctive fruit, recipe, and Nutrition Facts Label are included.See More …

A Can of Progress

by Dr. Graham

Progress, apparently, comes in cans. I encourage you to push the limits, safely, but nevertheless push against the edges of your performance abilities.See More …

Cempedak


Reminiscent in its look to a small jakfruit or an elongated and oversized breadfruit, the cempedak is perhaps one of the world's most delicious and under-rated fruits. Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Salak (Snake Fruit)


Salak (Snake fruit) has dark-brown shiny tough skin. The skin looks rough but is thin and easy to peel. More about this unusual fruit, how to eat, and Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Cherimoya


The cherimoya's flesh is juicy and creamy custardy. Its sweet flavors will swirl in your mouth. Find out more about the fruit deemed most delicious by Mark Twain. Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Date Palm


Nicknamed the “King of Dates,” the Medjool drupes are the largest of all date varieties and exceptionally delicious. Fruits of Date palms vary in taste, flavor, texture, color, size and shape. Deglet Noor, Barhi, Golden Princess, Barakawi, Halawy, Khalas, Hilali, Khadrawy are but a few of the many other varieties. Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Mango


In 4,000 BC the Mango was written in Hindu Vedas as the “food of the Gods” as a symbol of abundance and divine sweetness. This fruit has inspired many, let it inspire you! Recipe and Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Rhubarb


Rhubarb got a bad rap somewhere along the way. This plant has played a huge role in human history. This single plant has made a great nutritional contribution to mankind. Nutrition Facts Label included.See More …

Adventurine Smoothie

by Kevin Cosmo and Janie Gardener

Enjoy a healthy way to celebrate St. Patrick's Day, or any day at all with this simple 3-ingredient green smoothie that is visually reminiscent of the adventurine stone. See More …

Deadlift Video Review Now Available!

by Dr. Graham

Dr. Graham will look at your video of 3-5 deadlift reps and give you tips and suggestions on how to improve your deadlifting technique for the introductory price of $1 (one US dollar).* See article for instructions and more information.See More …

Cucumbers with Mango-Tomato Sauce

by Dr. Graham and Janie Gardener

Simply Delicious cucumbers with mango-tomato sauce, and optional Romano sweet pepper. Janie made Dr. Graham's flexible recipe, photographed it and recorded the amounts for you. We share both versions for you here.See More …

Conquering Diabetes with Fruit-Based Diet - Interview : Robby Barbaro


Robby Barbaro manages his type 1 diabetes with the 80/10/10 low-fat fruit-based diet. He lives in Santa Monica, CA, is operations manager for Forks Over Knives. His records and shares his diet, blood sugar readings, insulin and more. Managing his diabetes is not the only benefit he's enjoyed from this diet and lifestyle. See More …

What do you do with a rebounder?

by Dr. Graham

Rebound exercise is far more varied and versatile than it may initially appear. We will focus on just two rebound exercises in this article, and a variation of each one. Neither of these exercises are taught in the “how to” videos you can find on rebound exercise. In both exercises, neurologic awareness is challenged and developed. Have fun on your rebounder. Be creative. And remember, you do the work, not the springs. See More …

Interview of Diane Ligon


Diane Ligon lives in Manhattan in New York City. She's a member of the 80/10/10 Family and has done a huge range of freelance work in acting, teaching and writing. She started her raw vegan journey four years ago, and has best results with 80/10/10.See More …

Dr. Graham Interviewed by Olahua Blog : Part 4 of 5

by Nicole Lana Lee

Fourth section of this five-part interview of Dr. Graham originally published October 5, 2014, entitled: 80/10/10 Interview: One Simple Tactic to Stop Food Cravings, Without Starving or Over-Exercising (Part 4). Reprinted with permission from Ola Huna: Health Secrets Made Simple.See More …

Interview of Ronnie Smith


Ronnie Smith lives in Glasgow, Scotland, work for the Civil Service and also teaches guitar. He is the main organizer of the UK Fruitfest, a raw vegan festival in the UK. He started his 80/10/10 journey in 2011. See More …

Dr. Graham Interviewed by Olahua Blog : Part 3 of 5

by Nicole Lana Lee

Third part of a five-part interview of Dr. Graham originally published September 7, 2014, entitled: 80/10/10: Best Foods to Boost Energy and Athletic Performance? (Part 3). Reprinted with permission from Ola Huna: Health Secrets Made Simple.See More …

Cold Weather Training Tips

by Dr. Graham

Short of high tech gear for facing extreme conditions, the following tips will serve as basic guidelines for getting the most out of cold weather fitness activities, while also making them more enjoyable.See More …

Social and Emotional Aspects of Eating

by Prof. Rozalind Gruben (now Graham)

If you've never had the pleasure of attending one of this amazing woman's lectures, you're in for a treat. This content never grows old! Video of full presentation by Prof. Rozalind Gruben (now Graham) given at the First Organic Athlete Conference. Sep 24, 2005 San Francisco, CASee More …

"Vegans Are Too Weak and Are Too Low Energy To Train With Me," says Ido Portal


Ido Portal, a phenomenal practitioner of movement, refuses to work and train with vegans, claiming that all vegans are too weak and have too low energy to train at elite fitness levels. Perhaps Ido hasn't met the vegans that are on this YouTube channel. Tim Shieff, vegan and world champion free running champion allays the concerns held by many that going vegan involves losing strength and stamina.See More …

Top 10 Health Benefits of Bananas


We explore the top 10 health benefits of bananas. By the time you are done watching this top 10, you'll be hankering for a ripe and sweet banana, and know just some of the top health benefits that bananas have to offer.See More …

Dr. Graham Interviewed by Olahua Blog : Part 2 of 5

by Nicole Lana Lee

Part two of a five-part interview of Dr. Graham was originally published August 16, 2014, was originally entitled: 80/10/10: Cut Down Fat and Recover Twice as Fast from Workouts? (Part 2). Reprinted with permission from Ola Huna: Health Secrets Made Simple.See More …

Dr. Graham Interviewed by Olahua Blog : Part 1 of 5

by Nicole Lana Lee

This first part of a five-part interview of Dr. Graham was originally published August 11, 2014, was originally entitled: 80/10/10: The Hottest and Most Overlooked Diet For Athletes? (Part 1) Reprinted with permission from Ola Huna: Health Secrets Made Simple.See More …

Getting Started: Putting Your Inertia To Work

by Dr. Graham

The new year started almost six weeks ago. Many of us were excited about our New Year's resolutions, and all the wonderful things we were going to accomplish in 2015. For many of us, the time has gone by and we're yet to start on some or even all of those goals. Now is the time to start, you are not too late.See More …

80/10/10 Certified Chef - Katy Craine


Katy Craine attended her first FoodnSport event in 2010, and has been involved in almost every event since. A Simply Delicious Culinary Skills graduate, she has been co-chef with Chef Alicia Ojeda at our Washington retreats, head chef at our Costa Rica retreats, co-written several of the Simply Delicious Raw Recipe Series with Dr. Graham, and more. Discover how she did it, what she's doing now, and more about her life in this interview.See More …

How Diabetes Develops In a Person Over Time : And how it can be reversed in an even shorter time.

by Dr. Douglas Graham

The focus of this article will be on Type 2 Diabetes, as Type 1 Diabetes is literally something that people are born with, although the medical people have stretched that usage to include people who give themselves Type 2 Diabetes at a fairly young age because Type 1 used to be called 'Childhood Onset' or 'Infant Onset' Diabetes. You were literally born with it and the idea that if you are a young person you don't get Type 2 Diabetes is still hanging on, but it's not really true. We are sicker than we have ever been in the history of humans. See More …

Which Banana Island Would You Like to Visit?

by Dr. Douglas Graham

Someday Isle is an imaginary futuristic place where people go who likely will not achieve this, that, or their next stated goal. Banana Island, on the other hand, is a place where much is accomplished. For the past twenty-five years, Dr. Graham has been leading tours through Banana Island experiences. Read his description of three unique Banana Island experiences: Banana Island Guided, Banana Island Retreat, and Banana Island Solo.See More …

Canistel-Banana Crème "Pumpkin" Pie

by Janie Gardener

This simple 3-ingredient recipe has rivaled and surpassed pumpkin pies at mixed-diet potlucks I've attended for years. It is comprised of sweet fruits to enjoy as a dinner alone, or as a lunch. Enjoy and Aloha! :)See More …

Cheezy Shephard's Pie

by Chris Kendall and Ashley Clark

Oh how I have always loved shepards pie, such a hearty and delicious dish. After trying my sweetheart Naturally Ashley's raw Mac n Cheese recipe (its one of my all time favorites) a thousand new idea's started to bloom and this twist was born!See More …

Parents Put Your Mask on First OR Your Children Suffer

by Kevin Cosmo

After a smiling momentary pause, “Yes, it is the most beautiful expression of selfishness,” the woman warmly replied, “It is not that adults would not or should not help the children and babies first, but rather that adults cannot properly help children without helping themselves first.”

Now, being the father of two children I have ample opportunity to experience the truth of this wise woman’s words, and the strongest example that comes to mind occurred in the following few months after having discovered The 80/10/10 Diet. See More …

UK Fruit Fest Testimonial

by Dorothea "Dot" Vasicek

When I heard about the premier of the first annual UK Fruit Fest, I just knew I had to be there. My dear friend Katy Craine would be heading the kitchen, and judging from prior experience I knew how well we worked together in that niche, and I wanted to be by her side. I knew that I belonged as a volunteer in the kitchen.

The event was small enough to feel extremely intimate, while at the same timeSee More …

"80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle" And "Women's Physique Week" Retreats Announced : Plus Retreat Educational Webinars - Sign Up Now!


Find out about our newest 80/10/10 Raw Retreats - the "80/10/10 Food & Lifestyle Retreat" and "Women's Physique Week!" Also find out how to sign up for Dr. Graham s free Retreat Webinars. You will learn many useful 80/10/10 health and fitness tips in the educational segments of these live webinars, and you will find out what each retreat specifically has to offer! And as always, Dr. Graham will…See More …

Spanish Rice

by Dr. Douglas N. Graham and Chef Katy Craine

Have your rice and skip the grains too! Spanish Rice 80/10/10-style. An excellent way to liven up your meals.See More …

Quick Carrot Soup

by Dr. Douglas N. Graham and Chef Katy Craine

Looking for something different and impressive, but quick and easy at the same time for dinner? This soup could be just what you're looking for!See More …

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries : New Book Now Available!

by Dr. Graham

Unlike its predecessors, which focused primarily on first aid, therapy, and the treatment of injuries while putting little emphasis on injury prevention, the emphasis of Prevention and Care of Injuries is on the procedures, concepts, and awareness that result in healthy athletes who are not likely to be injury prone.See More …

Monomeals

by Neda Guiv

As I continue my raw foods journey, I have come to appreciate the simplicity and pure enjoyment that comes from eating one fruit at a time. I am healing several digestive issues and have experienced the highest level of relief through eating water rich fruits in mono form. What exactly is a monomeal you ask? To eat one type of food for a meal. In the case of raw vegans, have one type of fruit or vegetable as a meal. For example, having a meal that consists of only peaches.

When introduced to this idea I thought it was a little bit dramatic and downright insane, and if you're not familiar with the concept, you may too. Fear not! When put into practice, I have experienced that this is the optimal way for my body to digest food effortlessly.See More …

What Grant Campbell Eats in a Day : Grant Campbell: Accomplished Athlete and Seasoned 80/10/10 Raw Vegan

by Neda Guiv

80/10/10 isn't about eating less than 10% of total calories from fat and from protein in every meal, or even every day, but rather as an average over the course of a month. Even for the week, Grant's fat intake was still below 10% of total calories despite the quantity of durian consumed on this day.
Grant Campbell (aka Raw Aussie Athlete), ultramarathoner, fruit connoisseur and our very own Director of Education has been an 80/10/10 raw vegan since 2005 and a devoted vegan since 1999.
What then, does a seasoned fruit lover and elite athlete eat in a day? Let's take a look! See More …

That was one Tough Mudder!

by Dr. Graham

It isn't every day that one gets the chance to jump into a pool of ice water, swim underwater to the far end, break through the ice, and then laugh at yourself as your muscles completely fail you in your efforts to simply climb out of the freezing wet, unable to feel your legs. Nor do we often have the opportunity to crawl under a real army tank through thick, wet mud, carry someone your own weight up a long hill, climb high walls, steep ramps, and other forbidding obstacles, run through cages fitted with thousands of live electric wires, and attempt to conquer a dozen or so other fitness challenges, all during the course of an otherwise normal but very hilly, twelve-mile run. Tough Mudder is truly an assault course, designed to challenge and entertain reasonably fit individuals, with a variety of creative stations. I didn't master all of them, but I did complete the course.
The first few events were relatively tame ...See More …

Splash, Clap, Press, Swing.

by Dr. Graham

Full of fantastic physical fitness tips and tricks, Dr. Graham offers pool-goers some effective and enjoyable pool games to get your in tip top shape for the summer. See More …

Goals in Motion

by Neda Guiv

Crisp air, smell of freshly cut grass, spring has finally arrive! A new month is approaching quickly. Take this perfect opportunity to take a look at your aspirations and make a plan of action to achieve your goals. Here are some helpful tips on working towards improving your life, living the best you you can be.See More …

Raw Vegan Fitness with Dr. Graham


As a proven fitness leader, Dr. Graham applies consistency and creativity to his workouts. There are several components to succeeding as a raw vegan. Fitness is primary. You simply must be fit enough to drive the calorie demand to consume the volume of food that will leave you both satisfied and well nourished. Here are a few of Dr. Graham's favorite exercises. Incorporate one or more into your fitness routineSee More …

The 32 Elements of Health:
Vigorous Activity : Element #6

by Luke Sartor

Vigorous physical activity is a joyous celebration of movement. It can be a form of art, a means of release, a source of fun, or an inner exploration. To be active is a privilege, and it is high time that we experience regular activity in our lives. Children aren’t the only ones to thrive when they move about a lot; we do too. Without exercise, we grow tired and our attitude becomes stale. Moving is a source of pleasure, and the temporary “high” we obtain from it is a natural and constructive means of enhancing our mood.See More …

The 32 Elements of Health:
Inspiration, Motivation, Purpose, and Commitment : Element #21

by Luke Sartor

The word inspiration comes from the Latin word inspirare, which means “to breathe into” or “to breathe upon.” In ancient Roman times, to inspire came to mean “to breathe deeply,” but it also took on the meaning “to instill [something] into the heart or the mind of someone.” Inspiration was considered the breath of God, and it was perceived as flowing into people, instilling them with new reasons to live.See More …

Fruit Feast : The Original Monomeal

by Janie Gardener

Fruit consumption is just plain easy. It is generally easy to harvest-either growing on vines that are easily reached or falling from trees when ripe. It requires no preparation and can often be eaten with bare hands. Its texture requires minimal chewing, making it easy to eat by the very young and the very old alike.See More …

The 32 Elements of Health: Emotional Poise and Stability : Element #7

by Luke Sartor

“One's suffering disappears when one lets oneself go, when one yields―even to sadness.”
“It is only with one's heart that one can see clearly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”
— Antoine de Saint-Exupryé
“Poise is just being yourself.”
— John Wooden

Are emotional issues holding you back from your goals? Ever wonder if it is possible to remain emotionally stable without suppressing your emotions in the process? Want to learn more about emotional poise, stability, and the importance of letting feelings flow? This article examines these topics, as well as how emotional poise affects many aspects of our lives, and how we can achieve it.See More …

Emotional Journal

by Janie Gardener

"I personally found this practice quite helpful in high school, as I navigated some intense emotions and issues."
— Janie Gardener

The emotional journal is not like a traditional ";what happened today" news-reporting type of journal. Rather, it's is a place where you can be totally honest with yourself, without concern about anyone else's opinionsSee More …

32 Elements of Health: How Round is Your Wheel? : (Introduction to a 32-part series)

by Luke Sartor

“We cause our health, or we cause our sickness, through our mode of living!”
— Dr. Herbert M. Shelton
  
In the coming months, we will be presenting a series of short articles about each of the 32 fundamental elements of health, as identified on page 10 of The 80/10/10 Diet. Today we present a list of the 32 factors, so that we can all prepare for the coming lessons! This list is not exhaustive, nor it is presented in any particular order or ranking. However, we consider the first ten to be indispensable, essential, for even a moderate level of true health.

Most of these elements work synergistically. That is, when we incorporate any one of them into our lives, others may be enhanced as well. Conversely, a neglected or out-of-balance element can diminish the integrity of one or more of the others.See More …

80/10/10 Athlete: Freelee : All-Around Athlete


"I tried a high-fat raw vegan lifestyle but just felt so sluggish and depressed. I wasn't obtaining enough carbohydrates to meet my energy requirements, so I began to binge on sweet foods. Yes I felt better than when I was on a standard diet but still not great, and it wasn't sustainable. When I switched to high fruit, the heavens opened! I felt like a new person; I knew I had found the answer!"See More …

The Challenges of Going on a Raw Food Diet

by Dr. Graham

Only a few people have consistently maintained a completely raw diet over a period of years that lasted into decades. For many folks, the raw food diet is an experiment that fails rapidly. Initial weight loss results are deemed positive, when a person has weight to lose, but for those who are already thin, this first response of rapid weight loss and subsequent fatigue tends to be received in a negative light. Of course, everyone blames the diet, ignoring the details of how they actually applied it. The old adage “practice makes perfect” is applicable, but it should be amended to say, “perfect practice makes perfect,” for those who fail early tend to give up rather than persist and pull through.

Calories Per Bite

A crucial steppingstone for success in a healthy raw diet is understanding the concept of...See More …

Everything About Nothing

by Dr. Graham

Interested in nutrition? Sure, that's a huge part of why we made dietary changes. Concerned about nutrition? Yes, that's why we are committed to improving our regimen. Would the words, "worried about nutrition" (in a healthy way, of course) describe us? Definitely, we are worried about nutrition, or so I am told, and that is where we become vulnerable.See More …

Sensory Fasting for Optimal Health


Most folks seem to think that fasting means not eating. Well, certainly, that is part of the story. But by no means is it the entire picture, and using the word in that way often misleads people. I would like to explain a bit more about what a fast really entails, and how to make it as effective and efficient as possible.See More …

Interview with Dr. Graham


This interview was originally featured on the raw natural hygiene community forum, moderated by 811 Allstar Grant Campbell. Learn more about Dr. Graham, as a person, and health enthusiast in this personal interview.See More …

Nutrition: It's NOT Just About Food, Part 1

by Dr. Graham

Nutrition is a perennial hot topic, no matter what your diet. And, it seems, almost everyone considers themselves to be experts on the subject. Just ask anyone if they think they eat well, or tell them that you are considering eating a diet made up solely of raw fruits and vegetables, and see what kind of response you get.See More …

Nutrition: It's NOT Just About Food, Part 2

by Dr. Graham

Nutrition is a perennial hot topic, no matter what your diet. And, it seems, almost everyone considers themselves to be experts on the subject. Just ask anyone if they think they eat well, or tell them that you are considering eating a diet made up solely of raw fruits and vegetables, and see what kind of response you get... Read Part 2 now...See More …

Fast, Faster, and Fastest Results

by Dr. Graham

Fasting has been hailed as the ultimate rejuvenator. Done properly, it can take years off your appearance and add years to your life. Done improperly, fasting can be one of the worst, if not the last, experience of your life.See More …

80/10/10 Allstar: Harley Johnstone : Ultra-Endurance Mountain Bike Champion



Harley Johnstone spent his first 24 years battling up-and-down energy levels and a host of maladies including chronic fatigue, asthma, Crohn's disease, hypoglycemia, mild arthritis, sleep disorders, depression, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, anorexia, acne, and more. These challenges led him to explore veganism and eventually raw veganism in 2005.See More …

Sweet-n-Savory Burritos

by Dr. Graham and Chef Katy Craine

Enjoy these Burritos 80/10/10-Style! Both sweet and savory flavors are sure to please everyone at mealtime.See More …

The Body Beautiful: Part I of II

by Dr. Graham

How did we let our forms deteriorate from the god or goddess that our parents saw in us as children, and what can we do about it now? Most of us know the answer to the first part of the question, and it is unique to each individual. It is the second part that really needs answering, and is the focus of this article.See More …

Cool Running

by Dr. Graham

When a piece of machinery is running efficiently and is properly cared for, we do not expect it to overheat. Something must go very wrong before overheating becomes a problem. The human body works in much the same fashion: properly cared for, our temperature never reaches the danger zone we call "fevered."See More …

Half-Fast Metabolism

by Dr. Graham

What is metabolism, anyway? In this article, you will learn what, exactly, the term metabolism means. And we will set the record straight concerning fast versus slow metabolizers. We will bring to light the contradictions found in the many dietary recommendations that have to deal with metabolism. We encourage you to draw your own conclusions.See More …

The One Car Theory

by Dr. Graham

What if you had only one car, issued to you by the government when you turned eighteen? What would you do with it? This article presents an analogy for you, our health-concerned reader, to consider ...See More …

Do You Find This Stimulating?

by Dr. Graham

Now you can understand the role of stimulants as they relate to sports performance and your overall health. Learn why the use of stimulants must be considered an aging factor and how they increase your risk of injury. Learn which foods function as stimulants, and how they affect you. Want to be able to tell if something in your diet is a stimulant? Read this article and you will know for sure.See More …

Getting Optimal Results

by Dr. Graham

Pay no attention to your fitness and it will go away. Add in that which is missing from your program and your fitness will improve dramatically. By paying more attention to the weakest link in any aspect of your health regimen, including your physical fitness, you stand to access the greatest possible return on investment.See More …

Nutrients: Are You Getting Enough?

by Dr. Graham

In the raw-food arena, everyone seems to be concerned about nutrients in one form or another. If you want to know whether you are getting enough, you can follow these 12 simple guidelines.See More …

Olives: A Historical Perspective

by Dr. Graham

Olives have a well-respected place in the annals of human history. They have been used for thousands of years, almost as long as the banana, a fruit with one of the most ancient histories of all. Olives, however, were not venerated as a food source; instead they were used as fuel and animal fodder. For this reason, and no other, olives earned the high regard and frequent mention of both ancient and modern peoples.See More …

Medical and Nonmedical Models of Health

by Dr. Graham

If you have ever been confused about the differences between the medical model, alternative medicine, and the health creation available through Natural Hygiene, read this article. It may be the first time that you can truly appreciate the marvelous health system that Nature has provided for us, and how to tap in to it in order to accumulate and create your own vitality and high level of health.See More …

Celery: More Than Worth Its Salt

by Dr. Graham

Mention celery in any group of people and you will usually get very polarized responses. In general, most folks don't have very strong feelings about carrots, lettuce, cucumbers, or other vegetables, but when it comes to celery, it seems they either love it or they just plain hate it. And their reasons are as varied as are the characteristics of this many-splendored veggie.See More …

Enzymes: Are They for Real?

by Dr. Graham

Should we supplement our diet or correct it? It seems we have had the wool pulled over our eyes again, that the salesman's classic sleight of hand is upon us. Health seekers are more vulnerable to fraud, it seems, than folks who are not looking for or open to change. And fall for it we have, big time.See More …

Fruit, the Most Misunderstood Food

by Dr. Graham

Is fruit a snack, a dessert, a meal, or something to be avoided entirely? Fruit has been consumed by people for as long as there have been people. It has a lengthy and prestigious history that has of late been somewhat tarnished. I believe fruit has been given a bad rap.See More …

Human Energy

by Dr. Graham

One of the major misconceptions about food is that it is a source of energy. Perhaps this is partly due to the fact that in the nutritional sciences, the words "fuel" and "energy" are synonymous. But in Natural Hygiene, "energy" and "fuel" mean different things. Food is not a source of energy, but it IS a source of fuel.See More …

The Low-Fat Diet in a Nutshell

by Dr. Graham

The low-fat diet (a maximum of roughly ten percent of total calories consumed) is universally recommended for maximum health and fitness results, by those health experts who consistently help people reverse disease and live vibrant lives. Understanding the low-fat concept can be a bit tricky for some people, as even small volumes of fat can provide such high quantities of calories as to be misleading.See More …