Category Archives: Addiction

Don't Think, Just "Do"!

Years ago I heard Deepak Chopra talk, and the one thing I remember from that talk because it struck me as a very relevant truth was that “You create habits through action. You do not create habits through thought”. In … Continue reading

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Non-Addictive Food

Interesting discovery: Storm made a meal for some non-raw guests tonight. It was absolutely delicious. But I found myself snacking on some almond butter and honey shortly after dinner even though I wasn’t hungry. Then I sat and thought “the … Continue reading

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My Life & Death Battle With a Food Demon

How did it all start? It started with the best year ever! After about 7 or 8 years at 99% to 100% raw, my longest raw stint ever, I topped it off with a year of 100% raw without raw … Continue reading

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Faces of Addiction

Have you seen the amazing series of photographs, “Faces of Addiction” by Chris Amade? Taken by Chris Arnade, a Citigroup foreign exchange trader who shares his photos on Flickr, the series has been picked up by newspapers and magazines. The … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – What Addiction Means

One of the things our Daily Raw Inspiration newsletter is, is a place where we take food addiction seriously. Food addiction is as real, as life-threatening, as any other addiction, or more so because it is so pervasive and so … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – Ignoring Temptation

A good way to stick with your plan to stay on the 100% raw wagon is to throw yourself in to your work! When temptation hits, you need a variety of tools and tricks to keep it at arms length. … Continue reading

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Victims of the Fire – The Results of Cooked Food Addictiont

Written at a time when I was experimenting with an 80%-90% raw diet… I feel like eating cooked food is ungrateful of me. It is ungrateful for the gift I’ve been given of the knowledge of this diet. And even … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – Does Your Addiction Harm Others?

Addiction, even food addiction, being a slow form of suicide, we like to think it won’t harm anyone else but ourselves. We may even think that our leaving this plane will actually help the people in our life. But number … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – Addicted to Addiction

We are all comfortably used to being addicted; to having something we crave and then satisfying that craving. Cooked food is the mother of all addictions, and when you kick it all your other addictions fade away too. But it … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – Setting Doable Goals for Change

If you desire to lose weight or get healthier, it is important to honor what you say you are going to do. Many of us have backed out of what we said we were going to do so many times … Continue reading

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Daily Raw Inspiration – Sitting Too Much Lethal

CNN — Sitting too much will probably shorten your life. That might sound ridiculous — or obvious — depending on your perspective, but the findings don’t come from a fringe study. They come from the American Cancer Society, whose researchers … Continue reading

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The Real Cause of Weight Gain

Why do I still struggle with food issues 18 years after going raw? I lost about 45 lbs. in the first few months of being a raw vegan. 18 years later I’ve put back on about 15 of those pounds, … Continue reading

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Addiction and Tricks of the Mind

To go raw and stay 100% raw I had to learn all my little mind-tricks that I play on myself. I learned these first when I quit smoking at 24. I started smoking at 14, and it took me years … Continue reading

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