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    Natural, Effective Heartburn Remedy: Too Good to be True? Using chia seed to cure heartburn

    By Kristin Koller Whitaker

    Whether accosted by constant hellfire in your chest or the occasional internal reprimand for eating a jalapeno bacon burger after 10 pm, most of us have suffered the sting of heartburn.  Web MD cites a mere 15 million Americans a day will feel the fire.  Even the strictest of raw vegans can suffer the wrath in times of stress, sickness, or pregnancy.  There are as many medications available as there are causes.  Considering how much heartburn medications cost, would you be surprised to find a natural remedy that is effective and inexpensive?  I was.  I rejoiced when I found out that chia seeds, my favorite super food and terracotta pet product, can be used to significantly decrease, if not eliminate heartburn altogether.

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    Get Your Head Out of the Sand: Raw Foods to Fight Acne

    by Stephanie Gadsden

    The fight for clear skin can at times be frustrating for acne suffers. Here are some raw food secrets to get your skin looking great!

    Acne Facts

    Acne is a common skin condition characterised by pimples on the face, chest, and back. Acne can bare its ugly head at any age, so if you are an adult suffering from this condition, don’t worry, you are not alone. Acne occurs when the pores of the skin become blocked with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. Factors contributing to acne include excess androgens (the acne causing hormones), a high Glycaemic Index (GI) diet, stress and even your genes.

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    The Cheerful Chia Smoothie Compromise!

    – By Marie-Claire Hermans

    It’s a Wonderful Wednesday!  Especially when our friend, Marie-Claire Hermans from Ravishing Raw, wrote to us this morning to share her latest creation!

    I’m sure it’s happened to you… the desire to make yourself something good that will perk you up, but nary a ‘nana and not a speck o’ spinach in sight.

    As Marie-Clarie tells us, “These are the kinds of creations you come up with when the fridge is almost empty… 😉 It turned out great and sweet and smooth! Your readers will love it for sure.”

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    Hormones Driving You Nuts? Then Eat Some!

    ~ by Eliza Ceci

    Hormone fluctuations can affect us all. In fact, that is why some of us come to the raw food way of eating in the first place. These imbalances can occur at any age, and can show up in a variety of masks such as: PMS, headaches, weight gain, changes in mood, acne breakouts, low energy, allergies, low sex drive, food cravings, and more.

    Lucky us!

    One great way to help balance your hormones naturally and effectively is to add in more essential fatty acids (EFA’s). Read more »

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    Raw Raspberry Pudding – A Summer Surprise!

    – by Veronica

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    This delectable dish was an accidental discovery on my behalf. I had made up too much raspberry smoothie and so I put the last 1.5 cups into the fridge overnight. When I was feeling a bit peckish this afternoon I remembered it was there. YUM!!!

    I’m going to do this more often, and especially when it’s summer (it’s winter in Australia, but this will be a great summer treat for many of you!). This is also a great way to get lots of greens in when you aren’t used to them because you can’t even taste the greens in this raw food recipe. If you don’t tell your friends or family that you added spinach, then there’s no way they will know it is in there. Read more »

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