“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” – Hippocrates
It is in this that Annette Larkins places faith in her health. And she is lovely proof that it works.
Hippocrates is considered the father of modern medicine. It is his oath that medical doctors recite when they become licensed to practice medicine.
He was a pioneer in the science of medicine, postulating that “the chief role of the physician was to aid the natural resistance of the body to overcome the metabolic imbalance and restore health and harmony to the organism”.
Mrs. Larkins’ mother, grandmother, and great aunts died very young of cancer and diabetes runs in her family. The cards were stacked against her. Living now in Miami-Dade County, Florida, she has been vegan since 1985.
Fountain of Youth
Growing her own organic fruits and vegetables, these are the only ingredients in her diet. Her outside garden consists of leafy greens, herbs, berries, and a banana tree. Inside, there are hydroponics for cucumbers, lettuces, and especially wheatgrass. Mrs. Larkins juices the grasses with other items from her garden and eats only raw foods.
The result: at seventy-two, she is in perfect health and her skin is line-free, smooth and glowing. She refers to her garden as “The Fountain of Youth”; she drinks and waters her plants with the rainwater she collects.
Wanting to share her personal health success story, Larkins has published books, booklets, a DVD, and appeared on many television talk shows.
Eating raw avoids common toxins found in processed food
A raw vegan diet has helped many people overcome and avoid disease. Allergies, asthma, cancer, constipation, high cholesterol, obesity, and general good health can be achieved. You can completely avoid all processed foods with their trans fat, preservatives, genetically-modified organisms, refined sugars, and chemicals. A raw diet means that you are eating living foods, nothing manufactured in a factory eighteen months (or more) ago.
It doesn’t have to be strict to be great for you
Not all foods are best raw, however; cooked carrots, for instance, contain more vitamin A and beta-caroteine than raw. Whether cooked or raw, the best way to get the vast majority of all the vitamins and other nutrients you need is through a wide variety of fruits and vegetables with beans, nuts, and seeds providing proteins.
A strictly raw diet may not be for everyone but those who live it wouldn’t have it any other way. Some studies have shown that a modified raw diet that includes eggs and fermented dairy may be more beneficial.
Annette Larkins is one of those for whom a raw vegan diet has been the answer to good health and vitality. She has successfully cheated the dealer and played her hand beautifully.
- 11 Plants Native Americans Used To Cure EVERYTHING (From Joint Pain to Cancer)
The Cherokee Nation is a Native American tribe that hails from Oklahoma and surrounding American states. Cherokees believe that they …
- 7 Foods and Nutrients Proven To Cut Macular Degeneration Risk
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a condition during which central vision deteriorates over time due to a damaged macula—a small, …
- 18 Surprisingly Effective Gardening Tricks That Keep Away Pests, Fight Disease And Improve Your Soil
Buying organic food all the time can quickly get expensive, so why not grow your own natural produce at home? …
- 40 Different Studies that Confirm GMO Foods are Destroying Your Health
You would have to be living under a rock to have not at least heard of genetically modified (GMOs) produce. The …
- Eat Probiotic-Rich Foods Everyday To Improve Memory And Reduce Anxiety
Your body contains a truly massive amount of bacteria – over ten times the amount of your own cells! So it’s …
- What Kind of Plastic Are You Eating Out of?
There’s been a lot of talk recently about BPA and other ingredients in plastics that can have a negative effect …
- Man Refuses Chemo And Cures His Bladder Cancer Within 2 Yrs By Taking Cannabis Oil And Essiac Tea
On July 2012, at age 54, Trevor Smith was suddenly and unexpectedly diagnosed with stage T2a bladder cancer. The cancer had …
- How To Breathe Away Negative And Difficult Emotions
Breathing is an automatic action that sustains life. On average, you inhale about 30,000 times a day without even realizing …
- 7 Surprising Health Benefits of Meditation Backed by Science
Age-old practices backed by modern science. No matter the tradition, as skeptical Americans, we require empirical evidence before we embrace …
- How To Get Rid of Strep Throat Fast And Without Antibiotics
A painful and inflamed throat is a good indication that you may have a strep infection. Strep throat is very common and …
- This Simple Bag Trick Will Keep Your Lemons Fresh And Juicy For a Whole Month
How To Store Lemons Drinking warm lemon water in the morning is a healthy ritual for obvious reasons. Lemons are …
- How To Use Cloves To Instantly Get Rid of Toothache And Relieve Pain Naturally
A toothache can indicate a more serious issue, but at least you can soothe the pain. The following home remedy …
- 12 Simple Epsom Salt Beauty Hacks For Your Skin, Lips And Hair
Epsom salt is one of mother nature’s best heal-alls. Named after a town in England where it’s extracted from the …
- 3 Simple Rules to Follow to Eliminate Chronic Pain for Good
The beauty of the body is that it has several feedback mechanisms to alert you that something is going wrong. …
- 10 Things That Will Happen To You If You Stop Wearing Makeup
Makeup is a great way to enhance your natural beauty and to improve self-confidence. It’s also a great way to …