Psychology of Eating Patterns

From Dr. Cousens’ book, Conscious Eating: As we evolve in body, mind and spirit, the dietary needs of our body also change. The diet not only changes with the seasons, but with the maturation of our emotional, mental, and spiritual state. Remaining sensitive to our mind-body-spirit responses to our food is important in helping us make the appropriate adjustments in dietary intake. These shifts are guided by intuition and aided by the awareness of changes in our tastes for different textures, foods, colors, and smells. As we become healthy, we often require less food because the body is better able […]

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A Vegan Diet is Safe for Children

Vegan Diet for Kids

Research initiated by myself and completed by graduates of Cousens’ School of Holistic Wellness, involving 119 vegan children, whose diets comprised an average of 80% live food and 20% vegan cooked food, suggests that a vegan, live-food diet is quite safe for children. Vegan parents, who ate approximately 80% live food during gestation, had newborns with an average in the upper 58th percentile for weight. These newborns were in the upper 88th percentile for length, and their body mass index (BMI, comparing weight to height) was in the upper 71st percentile. Although height, weight, and BMI do not entirely define […]

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7 Steps to Prevent Jet Stress

Airplane Travel

An excerpt from Dr. Cousens book, Rainbow Green Live Food Cuisine: The prevention of jet stress begins with maintaining good health as a prerequisite before traveling. The next level of prevention is stabilizing cellular, organ, endocrine, tissue, nervous system, and brain functioning while on the airplane. The stability and integrity of the subtle energy centers and acupuncture meridians also need support. Prevention of jet stress is accomplished using a blend of approaches that protect cellular integrity from both in-flight stress and the disruption of biological rhythms. The jet stress program I have developed has seven steps. The fundamental idea is […]

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The Light of Live Foods

The Spiritual Nutrition diet is a special type of spiritual vegan diet aimed at helping us transcend body consciousness, clean the koshas, calm the vrittis of the mind, clear the nadis, and expand the prana. For this reason, Spiritual Nutrition is more disciplined than a regular vegetarian diet, generally lighter and includes Spiritual Fasting and the taking of primarily live foods (uncooked roots, leafy vegetables, fruits, nuts, and seeds). These are called the food of the rishis (sages) or ancient Yogis, as well as the probable diet of the Essenes. Five effects of green juice fasting are: cleansing, rebuilding, rehydrating, […]

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Go Organic

Go Organic

The following is an excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. For those interested in health, what we are looking at is an unsavory situation. We are faced with commercially grown foods, irradiated foods, genetically engineered foods, and government authorities who are choosing, in essence, to make it very difficult to discern whether something has been irradiated or genetically modified. It presents a complex problem.There is, however, a very simple solution: go organic, authentic, or grow your own. That takes us back to the idea of authentic food that flies under the radar of government control and big business operations. That is what we are […]

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The Conscious Eating Kitchen

Conscious Eating Kitchen

The following article is an excerpt from Rabbi Gabriel Cousens, MD’s book Conscious Eating. IN ORDER TO BEST SERVE YOU IN YOUR LIVE-FOOD PREPARATION, I would like to provide a brief introduction to the optimal live-food kitchen for preparing the following recipes. This includes both general and specific information about equipment, produce, and basic food preparation techniques. I recommend always using fresh, raw, organic produce. The fresher the better. Garden fresh, like we have at the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center is ideal; however, high-quality organic produce is available through whole food stores, farmer’s markets, co-ops, mail order and in […]

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Traveling in the Raw

Following the Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine while traveling, be it a short trip or a long holiday, can be a challenge when you first begin. In this section we give you some basic hints and tips that we have discovered over the years of following a raw-food diet. They make planning your trip simple and the whole experience one of joy. In Appendix III of this book you will find a section with hints and tips minimizing jet stress, including airplane Yoga. We also recommend that you read the section in Conscious Eating on traveling in the raw. The tips […]

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The Change to Vegetarianism

There are many ways to become a vegetarian. This section outlines the changes and steps one often takes. The reader is given guidance regarding how to move from the present diet to lactovegetarian to vegan to a live-food, vegetarian diet. Enjoy the walk, take your time, and be gentle with yourself. Vegetarianism is about peace, and the first place to start is to be peaceful with yourself during the transition. Once you have made the major change to vegetarian, the individual diet that suits your own lifestyle and health needs will gradually emerge. Those who move too fast do not […]

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Blessing Water

In the Kabbalistic teachings, water is the Light of God made manifest in the physical plane. In this context, water pollution is a worldwide phenomenon and represents both a spiritual and physical crisis. The external water pollution in the oceans, lakes, and rivers mirrors the inner physical and spiritual pollution, as well as our global spiritual crisis. For thousands of years, Kabbalists have used pure water for physical and spiritual cleansing. This is the mystery of the mikvah water purification ceremony, which usually takes place in a cosmic womb – a sacred pool of running water or a clean stream. […]

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The Medicine For Healing Diabetes

Type 2 diabetes is a worldwide pandemic. There are approximately 400 million people in the world who now have type 2 diabetes. As outlined in my book, There Is a Cure for Diabetes: Revised Edition, the high success of my live-food vegan cure stands as clear evidence that type 2 and, surprisingly enough, type 1 diabetes is curable, contrary to what is taught in almost every medical school in the world that diabetes is incurable and a downhill descent into an accelerated death. In the allopathic teaching, type 2 diabetes may take as much as 10-19 years off one’s lifespan. […]

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