Raw Diets Salt Lake City UT

Scientific research also supports the health benefits of raw foods. In a review of 11 studies examining the relationship between vegetable intake and cancer risk, for example, nine of the studies found that eating more raw vegetables lowered your risk of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers.

William Danl Jackson, MD
(801) 588-3370
100 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT
Specialties
Internal Medicine, Nutrition
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Johns Hopkins Univ Sch Of Med, Baltimore Md 21205
Graduation Year: 1982

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Russ Barton
(801) 554-1673
896 E. Loredo Drive
Sandy, UT
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Corey Sondrup, D.C., PhD.
(801) 476-1752
1792 Bonanza Dr., Bldg. C Ste. #130
Park City, UT
Specialty
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Distance Healing, EFT / TFT, EMDR, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Guided Imagery, Herbology, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Lymphatic Therapy, Matrix Energetics, Meditation, Metaphysics, Myofascial Release, Nutrition, PSYCH-K, Reflexology, Remote Healing, Sound Therapy, Theta Healing, Wellness Centers, Yuen Method
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Optimal Health Dynamics

Claudia Wilson
801-809-9648  
1555 East Stratford Avenue, Suite 400, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Elena Yorgason
(801) 808-3980
1174 E Graystone Way (2760 South), Suite 8, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Trent Burrup, D.C., FIAMA, CCEP
(801) 567-0557
1847 West 9000 South, Suite 105
West Jordan, UT
Specialty
Acupressure, Acupuncture, Aromatherapy, Chiropractors, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Electro-dermal screening, Energy Healing, Flower Essences, Homeopathy, Kinesiology, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Nutrition, Reiki, Sound Therapy, Wellness Centers
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Institute of Chiropractic & Acupuncture Therapy

Vicki Linton
(801) 571-7348
1007 E. Southfork
Draper, UT
Services
Sports Nutrition
Membership Organizations
International Society of Sports Nutrition

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Wendy Hoyt
(801) 910-5759
1174 E Graystone Way (2760 South), Suite 8, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Andrea Addley RD
(801) 664-2182
1174 East 2760 South, Graystone Office Building #1A, Salt Lake City, UT
Salt Lake City, UT
 
Jenny Craig
(801) 486-9419
675 E 2100 S
Salt Lake City, UT
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(801) 486-9419
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Weight Loss, Diet Plans

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Healing Foods—The Raw Life

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By Lisa Turner

I went raw once, and I did so with a great deal of enthusiasm for the health benefits I would accrue. Certainly, eating only uncooked food seemed easy enough. Make a bunch of salads, gorge on apples and oranges, sprout some nuts and beans—piece of cake, I thought. After three weeks, all I wanted was a piece of cake. And bread. And hot, hot soups. Slowly but surely, after two months, I returned to my old eating habits, and to my beloved stove. I didn’t know what I know now: that with a few simple tricks, you can conquer your cooked-food cravings, as well as other common obstacles to the raw foods diet.

The payoff for eating raw foods makes it worth it. When you cook food above 114 degrees, it destroys the enzymes that help you digest and assimilate the food. High temperatures also alter the chemical structure of vital nutrients. Overall, “You lose 50 percent of the protein, 80 percent of the vitamins and minerals, and about 95 percent of the phytonutrients,” says Gabriel Cousens, MD, author of Rainbow Green Live-Food Cuisine (North Atlantic Books, 2003).

By enhancing nutrient absorption and making digestion easier, raw foods allow the body to spend its energy on other important functions. “If the body’s working on trying to digest heavy, difficult-to-process food, it can’t focus on healing,” says Natalia Rose, author of The Raw Foods Detox Diet (Regan Books, 2005). The potential benefit of going raw? More radiant health. Says Cousens: “A live foods diet decreases inflammation, slows the aging process, increases immunity and energy, and results in increased mental, physical, and spiritual well-being.”

Scientific research also supports the health benefits of raw foods. In a review of 11 studies examining the relationship between vegetable intake and cancer risk, for example, nine of the studies found that eating more raw vegetables lowered your risk of breast, lung, and colorectal cancers. The study’s authors suggest the reason for the correlation may be that cooking food reduces the availability of some nutrients and makes the food harder to digest.

Keep in mind though that cooking your food does carry some advantages—besides the yummy taste. Heat actually makes some nutrients, like lycopene in tomatoes, more bioavailable by breaking down the plant’s cell wall. Cooking also destroys so-called “anti-nutrients,” for example, phytates in grains and legumes (which block mineral absorption), as well as trypsin inhibitors in nuts and legumes (which hamper protein digestion). However, soaking and sprouting raw food, helps destroy these compounds, too.

More importantly, raw foods don’t work for everyone. Both Traditional Chinese Medicine and ayurvedic traditions teach that uncooked foods cool the body and may actually require more energy to digest. Thus, people who naturally tend to feel cold or dry should avoid them. “

Author: Lisa Turner

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