The Effects of a Raw Vegan Diet on Your Mental Health | Ariel Belloso

When examining the daily life of a drug addict, it’s safe to say there is a common thread; they are always on the lookout for their next “fix”. Their lives run from stimulation to stimulation, whether through smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol, or other drugs. 

When studying the behaviour of people eating the standard American Diet, the search for relief and the need of stimulation is also a constant factor. Drinking coffee first thing in the morning? Croissants and/or bacon for breakfast? Chicken sandwich for lunch plus a protein bar for dessert? More stimulants throughout the day in the form of fizzy drinks and processed snacks. Sirloin steak and wine for dinner (also stimulants), more desserts in the form of pudding, and so it goes…

As you can see, as in the lives of drug addicts, people eating the standard western diet are also ON DRUGS ALL THE TIME. You could argue that smoking heroin is not the same as eating bread, but actually, did you know that bread contains chemical structures that closely mimic opium, especially those made of wheat? 

Furthermore, it has been shown that the digestion of grain and dairy generates opioid-like compounds that cause mental derangement when they reach the brain. 

Are we then surprised to find that, just like drug addicts who experience massive mental challenges as a result of their drug consumption, people who eat a western diet also suffer from huge mental health issues – partly resulting from their choice of food and beverages? 

People become addicted to certain foods, such as grain products and meats among others, largely due to their stimulating effects. Stimulation is a forced draught upon the energies of the body, if it is long continued or often repeated, exhaustion is the result. 

Stimulation and irritation are identical phenomena. The only difference between the stimulation of small doses and the irritation of large doses is that of degree, not kind.

If the causes of intoxication/irritation as a consequence of living the wrong lifestyle remain in force and the body can’t cope with it, the body initiates a responsive crisis called inflammation, for it involves pain; which could lead to ulcers and cancers, as well as other serious diseases. 

By contrast, raw fruit and vegetables DO NOT stimulate, which explains why so many people experience huge health benefits when adopting raw, or mostly raw, plant based diets  – including overcoming many mental health challenges. 

Scientific studies done on raw vegan diets are scarce because this diet is still relatively new to the mainstream, but we do have strong scientific evidence about the benefits of eating raw on our mental health, so much so, that these studies have made top headline on many news outlets around the world.

Which begs the question, if the mounting scientific evidence of eating raw foods and its positive effect on our mental wellbeing is so overwhelming, why have none of these studies made it onto the Nutrition Facts.org website? Could it be because it undermines the effectiveness of cooked food diets over raw vegan diets, something that we have known in Natural Hygiene to be true for a long time? I don’t know, but it feels rather suspicious.

My personal experience of overcoming mental health issues after changing my diet to raw foods has been overwhelmingly positive. At the turn of the millennium I achieved one of my childhood dreams: becoming one of the biggest DJs in the world, and not only a DJ, I was a successful electronic music producer too, selling hundreds of thousands of records; still, I suffered from long term chronic depression. 

It was difficult to understand why I felt down since nothing in my life appeared to be wrong at that point. Back in the 1990s, I had a successful career in music and my family was perfectly healthy. I had not studied nor done any health research at that point, but I instinctively knew that something “chemical” was causing my depression..

Chemical indeed; after transitioning my diet to raw foods in 2008, my chronic depression disappeared WITHIN DAYS! I still remember this time period as if it was yesterday; it was one the most wonderful moments I have ever experienced. How can such a straightforward change of diet make such a huge impact on one’s emotional being, without the need for medication or therapy? TRULY AMAZING!

Have you heard the expression ‘when you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging’? In the same way drug addicts cannot overcome their mental health challenges without first quitting the substances they are addicted to; I believe people also should look at considerably improving their diet in order to best deal with their mental health issues. 

If you keep stuffing yourself with cooked, processed, and refined foods, no psychologist, psychiatrist, therapist, pill, or doctor will be able to help, because food is all too often the root cause of this disease.

My own health transformation has led me to create many books and programs in the hope I can guide others to overcome depression forever and feel at their best! 

Everything I learned by studying natural health for many years are summarized in my program, Health For Life. 
 

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To your health,
 

Ariel 
 

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Myths Of Pesticide Testing And Why You Should Be Very Afraid – By Author Andre Leu | The Real Truth About Health

Andre Leu is the International Director of Regeneration International. He is the Author of ‘Poisoning our Children’ and the ‘Myths of Safe Pesticides.’ He was the President of IFOAM – Organics International, the world change agent and umbrella body for the organic sector. IFOAM – Organics International has around 850 member organizations in127 countries. Andre has a degree in Communications, with a double major in Video/TV Production and Socio-political Theory. He has post-graduate qualifications in adult education. Andre worked as a professional musician for many years. As well as performing and recording in bands, he worked in film and video production. This included computer animation, sound tracks, composing music, music videos and editing.
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Hurdles T. Colin Campbell Overcame To Make His Research Available To The Public – The Real Truth About Health Conference

For decades T. Colin Campbell, Ph.D. has been at the forefront of nutrition education and research. Dr. Campbell’s expertise and scientific interests encompass relationships between diet and disease, particularly the causation of cancer. His legacy, the China Project, is one of the most comprehensive studies of health and nutrition ever conducted. The New York Times has recognized the study as the “Grand Prix of epidemiology.”

Dr. Campbell is the coauthor of the bestselling book The China Study: Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-term Health, and author of the New York Times bestseller Whole, and The Low-Carb Fraud. He is featured in several documentaries including the blockbuster Forks Over Knives, Eating You Alive, Food Matters, Plant Pure Nation and others. He is the founder of the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and the online Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate in partnership with eCornell.

Dr. Campbell has conducted original research both in laboratory experiments and in large-scale human studies; received over 70 grant-years of peer-reviewed research funding (mostly with NIH), served on grant review panels of multiple funding agencies, actively participated in the development of national and international nutrition policy, authored over 300 research papers and given hundreds of lectures around the world.

He was trained at Cornell University (M.S., Ph.D.) and MIT (Research Associate) in nutrition, biochemistry, and toxicology. Dr. Campbell spent 10 years on the faculty of Virginia Tech’s Department of Biochemistry and Nutrition before returning to Cornell in 1975 where he presently holds his Endowed Chair as the Jacob Gould Schurman Professor Emeritus of Nutritional Biochemistry in the Division of Nutritional Sciences.

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The GMO Cover-Up And What You Can Do To Protect Yourself Them – The Real Truth About Health

The GMO Cover-Up And What You Can Do To Protect Yourself Them by Mitchel Cohen, Ocean Robbins, Stacy Malkan, Jeffrey M. Smith, Andre Leu, Steven Drucker, Philip Ackerman-Leist

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Who’s Hiding The Dangerous Truth About Our Food From You And Why – By Author Stacy Malkan

Stacy is co-founder and co-director of U.S. Right to Know, a nonprofit investigative research group focused on the food industry. She is the author of the award-winning book, Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry (New Society, 2007), and a co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, a coalition of nonprofit health and environmental groups that inspired cosmetics companies to remove hazardous chemicals from nail polish, baby products, make-up and hair products. Stacy’s work has been published in Time magazine, the New York Times, Washington Post, Nature Biotechnology and many other outlets and she has appeared in Teen Vogue, Wall Street Journal, San Jose Mercury News, San Francisco Chronicle, Good Morning America, Democracy Now and several documentary films including The Human Experiment produced by Sean Penn, Pink Skies and Stink Movie (now playing on Netflix). In 2012, Stacy served as media director for the historic California Right to Know ballot initiative to label genetically engineered foods. She is the former communications director for Health Care Without Harm, which got mercury out of hospitals and closed down medical waste incinerators around the world. Prior to her work in environmental health, Stacy worked for eight years as a journalist and managing editor, and she published an investigative newspaper covering land use and environmental issues in Colorado. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and son.

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What You Need To Know About GMOs – By Author Jeffrey Smith – The Real Truth About Health

“The Earth-Threatening GMO Crisis You Never Heard About by Jeffrey Smith
The biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking lecture. Safety assessments on GM crops are not competent to identify the health problems, and industry research is rigged to avoid finding problems.
This lecture is for anyone wanting to understand GM technology, to learn how to protect themselves, or to share their concerns with others. It is presented in the clear, accessible style that made Jeffrey Smith’s Seeds of Deception the world’s best-selling book on genetically engineered foods.
The leading consumer advocate promoting healthier non-GMO choices, Jeffrey Smith’s meticulous research documents how biotech companies continue to mislead legislators and safety officials to put the health of society at risk and the environment in peril. His work expertly summarizes why the safety assessments conducted by the FDA and regulators worldwide teeter on a foundation of outdated science and false assumptions, and why genetically engineered foods must urgently become our nation’s top food safety priority.
Mr. Smith’s feature-length documentary Genetic Roulette-The Gamble of Our Lives was awarded the 2012 Movie of the Year (Solari Report) and the Transformational Film of the Year (AwareGuide). Described as a “life-changer” and seen by millions worldwide, the film links genetically engineered food to toxic and allergic reactions, infertility, digestive disorders, and numerous problems that have been on the rise in the US population since genetically modified organisms (GMOs) were introduced.
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Is Buying Organic Food Always Necessary? | GreenSmoothieGirl | Robyn Openshaw

Think buying organic food is going to blow your budget?

Let’s set aside the argument that eating whole food pays back in higher energy and lowered disease risk and healthcare costs.

You’ve got a budget, and let’s face it, buying organic food will chip away at it more quickly than conventional food. Did you know you can prioritize which foods are MOST important to buy organic, and which are LEAST important?

(And you can put your pen down–I’ve got a free downloadable wallet card with all the info, so you don’t have to take notes!)

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The Truth About What Kills And What Heals – By Author Brian Clement – Hippocrates Institute

“Food And Lifestyles That Kill, Food And Lifestyles That Heal (A New Comprehensive Lecture) by Brian Clement Ph.D., L.N
Did you know that what you eat could be making you sick? It’s true. Some foods such as poultry, beef, and dairy clog your body with energy-depleting fats, toxins, and chemicals. Where can you find the optimum nourishment your body needs to stay strong, healthy, and vigorous? For millions of people, the answer is in the health and healing properties of living foods—foods that are eaten raw and produced without dangerous, nutrient-robbing chemicals or additives.
For more than forty years, Brian Clement has been teaching people how to cleanse and heal their bodies with naturally potent living foods. Brian explains why living foods are vital to good health.
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The Nutritional Reversal Of Cardiovascular Disease: Fact or Fiction, By Author: Caldwell Esselstyn

Cardiovascular disease (CV) is the number one killer in the Western world. But it doesn’t need to be. The truth is that more than 75 percent of cases of heart attacks, strokes, and other cardiovascular disease events are preventable. In The Whole Heart Solution, America’s Holistic Heart Doc Joel K. Kahn, MD, reveals more than 75 simple, low-cost things you can do right away—from drinking your veggies to opening your windows to walking barefoot—to make yourself heart attack proof.

Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn illustrates that a plant-based, oil-free diet can not only prevent the progression of heart disease but can also reverse its effects. Dr. Esselstyn is an internationally known surgeon, researcher and former clinician at the Cleveland Clinic and a featured expert in the acclaimed documentary Forks Over Knives. Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease has helped thousands across the country, and is the book behind Bill Clinton’s life-changing vegan diet.

The proof lies in the incredible outcomes for patients who have followed Dr. Esselstyn’s program, including a number of patients in his original study who had been told by their cardiologists that they had less than a year to live. Within months of starting the program, all Dr. Esselstyn’s patients began to improve dramatically, and twenty years later, they remain free of symptoms.

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Win The War On Cancer, By Author: Joel Fuhrman, M.D.

Joel Fuhrman M.D., a board-certified family physician who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods, and #1 New York Times bestselling author of Eat to Live, Super Immunity and The End of Diabetes, delivers a powerful paradigm-shifting lecture showing us how and why we never need to diet again.

You will understand the key principles of the science of health, nutrition and weight loss. It will give you a simple and effective strategy to achieve—and maintain—an optimal weight without dieting for the rest of your life. This new approach will free you forever from a merry-go-round of diets and endless, tedious discussions about dieting strategies. This is the end of dieting.”

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