Diet & Nutrition

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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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

"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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …