Nutrition Tips

7 Ways to Say YES to Raw Food This Month
With all of the colds, flu, viruses, stress-induced sleep disorders, hormone imbalance and low energy that people experience this time of year, our nutrition really matters! If you want to stay healthy, you need to be eating organic, plant-based, enzyme rich, alkalizing foods now more than ever!
Is Raw Food Still Relevant?
Pure Joy Planet was created from a passion for sharing the amazing healing benefits of raw, unprocessed foods. Raw foods have been our heart and soul for almost 20 years, and recently my team and I have begun to ask , “Is raw food still relevant? Are people still interested in raw food in 2016?” Buzz words like ”Plant-Based” seem to be the new “Raw” and are popping up everywhere.
10 Steps to Eliminate Sugar
Sugar is a hidden ingredient in many foods you may never have known even contained sugar. Did you know sugar is in many seasonings and condiments you use daily? From ketchup to pickles, even savory foods are not exempt. Now more than ever, we are being bombarded by sugar in almost everything we consume. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) is even worse than sugar and is being used in cereals and many products on the grocery shelves.
Nina Warda – How to Make Delicious Chard Kale Salad (Video)
12yr old Nina Warda shows us how easy and fun it is to make raw Chard Kale Salad! As a graduate of the Raw Chef Certification by Elaina Love and the David Wolfe Nutrition Certification, she and her brother Alex (14) are launching a website to motivate, teach and inspire other kids and families to shift their nutrition into a healthy and vibrant lifestyle at
How to Eat a Healthy Plant-Based Diet
Eating foods that are organic, locally grown, plant-based, and 80% raw can increase your lifespan and your quality of living. People who eat high raw, plant-based diets experience stronger bone density, age less quickly (reduce wrinkles, hair loss and even eye health), get sick less often, and are able to reduce the risk of getting a long list of common ailments such as diabetes, depression, overweight, lethargy, fatigue, arthritis, and even cancer. So let me help you get healthy!
How to De-Junk Your Kitchen
Are you ready to upgrade your health but don’t know where to start? The best place to start is in your kitchen. Let’s go on a little tour together. Start by opening your kitchen cupboards. What’s the first thing you see? Half-eaten chip bags, cereal boxes, and stacks of canned goods? Don’t worry, you are not alone, and I have some super easy solutions for you. Let’s do this together!
Alex Warda – How to Make RAW Marinara Sauce (Video)
14yr old Alex Warda shows us how easy and fun it is to make raw Marinara Sauce! As a graduate of the Raw Chef Certification by Elaina Love and the David Wolfe Nutrition Certification, Alex has an incredible passion to inspire, teach and motivate kids and adults in the simplicity of living nutrition principles and recipes.
Nina Warda – How To Make Nut Milks (Video)
12yr old Nina Warda shows us how easy and fun it is to make our own nut milk! As a graduate of the Raw Chef Certification by Elaina Love and the David Wolfe Nutrition Certification, she has turned her whole pantry into a delicious array of wholesome superfoods, nuts and herbs.
Being Less than Perfect is Perfect!
This week, I’ve had a lot of opportunities to practice better habits with my eating. I am probably getting this “opportunity” to practice because I am blogging about mindfulness this month. Thich Nhat Hanh says that if you ask for more patience, God does not grant you patience but circumstances for you to learn more patience. To me it feels like walking through mud with loose shoes on, but I think he’s right!
Do You Need To Go Gluten Free?
Have you wondered what all the hype is about gluten-free foods? Is it just for people with Celiac disease, a way to sell books or just trendy? Turns out, there is science behind this food craze, and people are getting amazing results from quitting their daily habit of bread, pasta, and muffins.
How Green Juice Can Take You From 0 to 60 In Seconds
One thing I hear over and over again from friends, co-workers, and students is that once they started drinking green juice, their lives changed for the better. I hear things like, “I just don’t feel right if I don’t have my green juice every day.” Or “I can get away with not eating super healthy as long as I drink a green juice most days.” Or “It’s the best hangover cure I’ve found!” Personally, drinking 1 to 2 pints of green juice in the morning keeps me feeling nourished, hydrated and mentally sharp. Yes, it’s that amazing!
What I Eat On A Road Trip
I am driving back from Austin Texas to Tucson today after attending an awesome weekend at the Spring Into Vitality Event with Ritamarie Loscalzo. The weekend was full of knowledgeable speakers and covered everything from spirituality to mold exposure. The theme was reclaiming your health through finding out where our …
Hey Milk Lovers!
Hey Milk Lovers! Did you know that your favorite boxed nut milk may be a poor source of nutrition and can actually contain harmful ingredients? Forget about dairy milk, as we all know the effects that drinking cows milk can have on our health, not to mention the horrible things …
100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today
Every once in a while you come across a book that makes you want to stand up on a high place and shout: THEY’VE GOT IT! Such is the case with Steven Le’s book: 100 Million Years of Food: What Our Ancestors Ate and Why It Matters Today. No, it is not because my middle Continue reading…
All About Maca
Superfood Maca is native to the mountains of Peru and is cultivated as high as 4300 meters above sea level. It has been used for over 3500 years and legend claims that during the peak of the Incan empire, the warriors consumed maca before going into battle to ensure super strength and stamina.
The Power of Juicing
Another reason why juicing is so powerful is that it can help ensure we get our daily quota of fruit and veg. We all know that we should consume 6-8 servings of fruit and vegetables per day, but this sometimes feels close to impossible – we just don’t seem to eat often enough to warrant this! Juicing is an easy way to achieve this – it may seems like hard work to eat six whole, raw carrots, but there’s easily six carrots in a carrot juice.
Common Health Foods Which May Be Robbing Your Health
You may be eating a high raw, vegan or whole food diet, and think that the food you eat every day is good for you. Maybe it is, but there could be some ingredients you are consuming regularly which could be robbing you of the health and vitality you were …
Lower Pressure Tea
There is nothing more relaxing than stopping for a nice cup of tea. Now, studies have shown that the blend of ingredients in this tea may reduce blood pressure if consumed on a regular basis.
Medicine Flower Essences
What are Medicine Flower Essences and how I use them and why I LOVE them! Pure Joy Instructor, Katelyn Louise just made an medicinal mushrooms elixir with only a few drops of Medicine Flower COFFEE Essence. I swear I was drinking a creamy coffee latte! Check ALL the flavors out on our online store!
Eat Local Eat Seasonal Eat Less!
If you are health buff, you may have heard it before…”Eat seasonal and Eat Local”. But why? What is the point and what does it mean? When you eat foods that are growing right now and that are local, it helps your body to adjust to the climate you are …


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