Raw Food Diet and AliveRaw.com

We are what we digest

farmers market veggies At Sunlighten, our commitment to health and wellness goes beyond infrared saunas. We know that nutrition plays an enormous role in personal health. Our in-house chef helps the Sunlighten team stay away from fast food and other processed foods during the work day.

Many of our customers are turning to some form of raw food diet.  And our new partners at AliveRaw.com help people learning about this lifestyle with educational articles, support forums, recipes and more.

Here’s what they have to say:

Given the right nutrients, the human body inherently knows how to establish and restore excellent health, heal disease and strengthen from the inside. Yet a basic misconception is the notion that modern food contains all the vitamins we need. Many years ago, when the minerals and nutritive content of soil properly nourished plants and most foods were locally grown, fresh and eaten soon after harvesting, people consumed nutritionally richer foods. With 20th century modernization came the wide spread use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, additives, preservatives and other contaminants.

Most of us today suffer from dietary deficiencies which cannot be remedied until the mineral – depleted soils are brought into proper balance. Foods like fruits, vegetables and grains growing on millions of acres of land no longer contain enough specific kind of minerals result in widespread nutritional deficiency, no matter how much of them we eat. A shortage of nutrients in both the growing and processing of food contains to spike, barely supplying minimum daily requirements. Even those diligently eating a diet of fruits and vegetables, food alone cannot sufficiently provide the vitamins and minerals needed to maintain a healthy and balanced life. Our culture is studded with myths, misinformation and misconceptions about the role of nutrition and supplementation on our lives.

The essential ingredient for food health is education. A compromised digestive system absorbs fewer nutrients and creates the conditions for obesity and other imbalances. Quality foods enhance health, strengthen immunity and create the best conditions for overall well being.

Hippocrates, the fifth century B.C. Greek physician, said it best: Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


*photo by victorchapa

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