Why Raw Food?
I wish for everyone in the whole wide world to eat more fruits and veggies.
Why do a cleanse?
Flushing your system with an infusion of highly nutritious and delicious food and juice is the ideal way to recharge your organism! To be honest, I just want everyone to eat more plant food. Enjoying a period of eating only raw and vegetable based meals insists on this. So I welcome you to "cleanse" with me, for the betterment of your health, and that of the environment.
Over time, toxins can build up in the body as the result of any varity of pollutants: everything from too much coffee and alcohol, unnatural hair and skincare products, life in the big city, or a lifetime of processed foods, can contribute to toxicity in the cells. Many symptoms like weight gain, lethargy, depression, acne, headaches, skin irritations, and allergies, can be attributed to excess acid in the body, and a cleansing, raw food diet or an organic juice fast are both effective and safe methods of helping the body detoxify and re-alkaline!
Feeling sick, tired, or overweight? Or maybe you just just want to feel better than you do right now? The raw and living food diet has been one of the greatest miracles in many peoples lives, and a healing cleanse is a brilliant way to lay the ground work for a life more colorfully lived!
Raw & living foods contain enzymes, which assist in the digestion and absorption of food and its nutritional attributes. We need enzymes for every metobolic function in the body. To walk, to talk, to breathe and to move! Life itself depends on them, and as we age, our bodies' natural source of enzymes depletes and we need to replenish this source through the foods we eat.
What Is Raw Food?
It is fresh, natural, living, ripe, glorious, delicious, organic (when possible) food. We're talking fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains and legumes that are uncooked, unrefined and unprocessed in any way. Whole foods in their natural state are what help to keep us healthy, vibrant and free of sickness and disease.
What we are not talking about is anything cooked or heated above 118 degrees. Nothing from a can or box, nothing pasteurized, steamed, broiled, boiled, or baked.
Alkaline vs Acid Foods
The typical western diet is acidifying, meaning that it consists primarily of foods that have an ongoing acidifying effect on the body. Just as your body temperature is rigidly regulated, the body must be kept in a very narrow pH range. The body will go to great lengths to preserve that, including wreaking havoc on other tissues or systems at the expense of alkalinity.
Alkaline foods are raw food that, when metabolized or "burned”, leave an alkaline residue or ash in the body. Foods that leave an acid ash are called acid ash foods. The alkaline/acid balance of the body determines whether or not disease can survive in our bodies. Disease thrives in a more acidic environment, and a healthy body thrives in more alkaline surroundings. It is recommended that our diets consist of 80% alkaline ash foods, and 20% acid ash foods.
Why Eat Raw?
you will autoatically consume more vegetables!
glowing skin and glossy hair
decrease in symptoms related to fibromyalgia, acne, migraines, back pain, neck and joint pain, asthma, arthritis, serious allergies, depression, anxiety, mood swings
elimination of ailments such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, Candida, heartburn, gas, bloating, skin diseases, obesity, chronic fatigue
improved mental clarity
better connection with your mind, heart & spirit
enhanced taste sensation - you will enjoy your food even more!
Visiting Costa Rica?
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can work with you personally! If you are going to be in the Nosara/Playa Guiones area, Meg can prepare a raw cleanse just for you. If you are elsewhere in Costa Rica, we can help guide you utilizing local vendors and businesses of like mind.
Please contact us for our current pricing.
Want to do a Raw Food Cleanse with Meg?
Meg hosts many raw food culinary retreats throughout the year with Hacienda del Sol, but can accommodate private programs at any time. Please contact us for more information.