Archive for March, 2012

The Olive Oil Conspiracy: Why Raw Food Diets Don’t Work With Oil

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Oh, the glory of Mediterranean diets! Drown everything in Olive Oil and it becomes ten times better, we are assured.

Although you’ll hear plenty of people endorse high-oil Mediterranean-style diets as great ways to lose weight and avoid heart attacks, cancer, and other diseases, there’s really very little data supporting the health claims.

The fact is that today, people who follow these high-oil diets in the lands washed by the Mediterranean sea are getting fatter and sicker all the time. If they were once healthy, it is despite their olive oil consumption, not because of it.

To learn what’s going on here, and the real value of the olive oil raw foodists like to guzzle, check out this new article.

Also, Neil wants to know if chives and shallots are a good idea when you’re raw. I tell him here.


International Version Of The Watermelon-Mango Salad Video

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

For those of you unable to watch the “normal” eating video I posted yesterday because of the copyright restrictions, I’ve stripped out the music and it should now be viewable anywhere.



Andrew’s “Normal” Watermelon-Mango Salad

Monday, March 12th, 2012

UPDATE: If you cannot watch the video below, this one should work.

Some people don’t like the look of a healthy raw food diet.

After a grumpy old man told me eating so much fruit wasn’t normal awhile back, I set off to document a new kind of eating: “the healthy eater’s normal”.

It involves a lot more colorful variety, sweetness, and volume than most people are used to, and it bring about a new level of health and vitality.

In the video below I show off a simple salad recipe with only three ingredients which is both delicious, filling, and very different than the average person’s meal.

Check it out.

(note: Due to annoying vagaries of musical copyright laws across international borders, people in some countries won’t be able to watch the video)

Following Up:

Learn how to eat a healthy raw food diet.

Don’t like sweet fruit salads? Go with amazing savory dressings and sauces instead.