Archive for June, 2010

My Blood Test Results Vs The B12 Boogie Man

Monday, June 28th, 2010

The threat of B12 deficiency remains one of the great stumbling blocks for raw vegan, cooked vegan, and even SAD dieters, and for good reason. A deficiency can cause permanent damage to the brain and body, but the science behind how we reach that state is so vague as to be almost useless.

After three and a half years of only eating raw fruits and vegetables, I should be deficient by the reckoning of many researchers.

After being badgered for years about the threat to my health, I finally gave in and got a blood test.

How did I do? You can read about my results here.


It’s watermelon season – Can you pick a good one?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

It’s summertime, and that means cracking open watermelons in the sunshine. I always anticipate the start of prime melon availability in June; there’s just something about ripping into their juicy flesh that’s indescribably joyous.

And so fresh from wiping some watermelon juice from my chin, I’m here to give you a few tips on how to find good ones.

A lot of people have trouble picking out good watermelons, but its hardly a crap shoot, and you can avoid hauling home mealy, tasteless fruit. Despite being encased in a thick rind, watermelons give us hints as to what lies inside of them.

I’ve created an article and a video covering my three-part test for watermelon tastiness which should help you avoid the lemons.

The fruit itself is a pretty interesting subject, and I’ve also added some information about them to my fruit section.


Andrew Interviewed on Improving IC with Healthy Living

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Last night I was interviewed on Improving ICĀ  with Healthy Living, an Internet radio show concentrating on interstitial cystitis, a condition of regular bladder pain.

The host, Gloria, asked me to speak about my experiences adopting a raw food diet and how the change affected my weight, colitis, and general health. I also go over some of the concerns new raw foodists have, as well as some off-beat topics like alkalized water.

You can stream the one-hour program or download it as an MP3 here.