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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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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Vegetarian Diet and Health

The following article is from Spiritual Nutrition, Six Foundations for Spiritual Life and the Awakening of Kundalini, Gabriel Cousens, M.D. From a Biblical perspective, veganism (a diet free of flesh, dairy, and eggs) was given as the dietary key to spiritual life right at the beginning of the Torah in Genesis 1:29: “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed- bearing plant on the face of the whole Earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Ten generations later, when Noah was leaving the ark after the great flood and there was […]

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How to Develop the Best Diet for Yourself

The following article is an excerpt from Dr. Cousens’ book Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine. Click here to download the remaining chapter to learn about Fast-and-Slow Oxidizer Diets, Ayurvedic Dietary Considerations and Blood Type and Diet. The key to creating the optimal diet for yourself is to understand that there is no single best diet for everyone. This is contrary to the fallacy of allopathic thinking which, as a rule, does not address the person’s underlying biochemical individuality. Recently the human genome research by the federal government’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) found as many as 1.4 million variations in the […]

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Jenny Calcoen

The love and dedication by every single member of staff is wonderful. Ultimately, that is the cherry on top of the (raw) pie

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Danny Costello

The people and environment were great. The raw food meals were fantastic. Some of the best raw food I’ve eaten.

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Caiseal Orsini

I loved the food and beautifully presented, amazingly tasty, great variation and so healthy. The people/staff were extremely friendly and helpful.

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Gene

Not easy but transformative and eye opening

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