Sugar Addiction

We all love sugar and sweet foods. We grew up on cupcakes and Twinkies and they taste great. And personally I must have inherited a very strong "sweet tooth". Until the past few years I was addicted to chocolate chip cookies and other really sweet foods. Now I couldn't even imagine eating them or having a snickers bar. The concentration of sugar would send me so far out of balance. One of the things I've really been trying to get a handle on is the level of sugar that is consumed on a daily basis. That includes carbohydrates like refined flowers etc. I've pretty much eliminated all refined carbohydrates, and now the only sugar I consume is fruit sugar and things like agave nectar and honey.

Cancer has 6 times the receptor sites on them for sugar than normal cells. Sugar is literally a "cancer magnet." And sugar can be linked to all kinds of other dis-eases. So I'm going to share with you some good sugar replacements that can raise the level of sweetness without disturbing or altering your blood sugar levels too dramatically.

Try to extend as far out as possible these sugars in your smoothies or other recipes and add only a very very tiny amount of agave or honey to round out the taste and flavor.

So how would this look? Let's say you are making a fruit smoothie or a chocolate cacao smoothie. As your sweetener you could use a packet of stevia, a packet of xylitol and a half teaspoon of yacon root syrup. And if that still is not sugary enough or sweet enough, add a pinch of celtic or himalayan sea salt. That usually helps to bring out the flavor of sweetness. Then you could add just a little more of each one of the stevia or xylitol. And after that, if it's still not sweet enough, add just a pinch of agave or a half teaspoon of honey to help bring all the sweetness together. But try to rely mostly on the stevia, xylitol and yacon for sweetness and only as a last resort use the agave or honey as a treat. This little trick will help you keep it sweet without raising your blood sugar levels too dramatically.

I would recommend staying far away from fruits that have no seeds. A lot of people recommend eating a no fruit no sugar diet. That might be good for a while to give your body a rest from sugar. But if you eat fruits you should aways eat the seeds of fruit (with the exception with maybe apples, although there is some debate as to whether or not the seeds of apples are actually dangerous for you). Seedless oranges, seedless grapes, seedless watermelons are particularly dangerous. Bananas and dates are really high in sugar as well. Bananas are 25% sugar! Great fruits are berries of all kinds. They are generally sweet, with low sugar and high minerals and high in antioxidants. Dried fruits are an even more concentrated sugar.

A NOTE ON WILD FOODS:Seedless modified fruits are really pathetic weaklings and not
natural and really don't provide the mineral content and vitamin content that we really need. If a fruit has to be coddled and taken care of every single day because any one of a host of molds or fungi could attack it in your garden, is this really something that is going to be healthy for you? So remember, something that can stand on it's own in your garden without being taken care of is a strong fruit or vegetable that his high in minerals and probably very healthy for you.

Try substituting celery for carrots as the base for your vegetable juices. Or maybe use only 1 carrot instead of 3-4 carrots per vegetable juice. Also if you use apples in there for taste, use granny smith green apples as they are the lowest apples in sugar.

Remember your addiction and lifestyle was something you were born with and something that you've been battling since you were just a little kid. Give yourself time to overcome these addictions. Be easy on yourself. Unless you are in a healing crisis and have a disease like cancer or diabetes. Then you have to be a little more cut throat about getting off of sugar.

We do not want to completely get rid of sugar in our diets. But we have gone so overboard in how we eat as a culture and completely abused this food that is has overtaken everything we eat. Our brain uses glucose to help it run and operate. So I believe we need to have sugar every once in a while as a treat but it's just gotten way out of hand and literally people eat it 3 times a day and even in their snacks and wonder why they come down with every cold and flu that goes around. We just not sensible when it comes to sugar that's all.

Stevia is an herb that grows naturally in south america as a small shrub mainly in Brazil and Paraguay. Stevia is a part of the Chrysanthemum family. It is incredibly low on the glycemic index and in some cases sweater than sugar making it a great sugar replacement. Although if taken in too high of a dose it can leave a slightly bitter aftertaste. The glycosides contained in it's leaves are called steviaosides and make up about 10% of it's sweetness and some brands are 30 times sweater than sugar!. Stevia also contains zero calories. Stevia can come in powder or liquid extract form.

Xylitol is also a natural sweetener that can be found in plums, strawberries and raspberries. Most Xylitol is extracted from Birch bark and has about 40% less calories than sugar. Because Xylitol is granulated like sugar it serves as a great substitute for sugar in lots of recipes. There have been people even stating that Xylitol helps prevent tooth decay but I have not seen the evidence for this.

Yacon root syrup is mainly fructooligosaccharide which means it absorbs into your bloodstream very slowly. It comes mainly from Peru and south america and is pressed from the root.

Agave nectar comes from the inner part of the agave cactus plant that can be found in mexico. There are over 100 variates and blue agave is where the make tequila from. It is very sweet and tastes a bit like maple syrup and makes a great sweetener to smoothies and desserts and is very low on the glycemic index scale.

Great Link about sugar addiction

Here is a great video. I have link to buy this video at the top left of this page:


Green Smoothies

I would say the number one skill I have learned over the years is the art of perfecting the Green Smoothie. The idea in our diets is to gradually over time increase the amount of chlorophyll or greens we consume on a daily basis. It's actually pretty darn easy and a lot of fun to add more leafy greens into your daily diet.

My strategy has been 3 fold. Each day I try to:

  • Have a green smoothie
  • Have a green juice everyday
  • Have fresh raw salad everyday

  • So I'm essentially blending, juicing and eating greens. From time to time I'll have wheatgrass and green powders as well. Now the art of perfecting it will vary obviously for each person but for me I have dialed it in for myself.

    I don't think I need to go on about the benefits of green foods or why they are good. I'd only be preaching to the choir here. :)

    I'm hoping this guide will serve as a starting point for you to get good at making them yourself. I picked up these ideas from talking to various raw food chefs over the years and doing my own work at trying to perfect them for myself. It's one of my favorite ways to get the best vegetable nutrition out there!

    So I'll share my strategy I use and if it works for you then great. If not, now worries! There's no right or wrong here. Here are the basic ingredients for my green smoothies
    1. The Base. What will you use for your liquid base? I use sometimes a nut milk like almond milk, water or herbal tea from the night before.
    2. Superfoods of any and all types. I like to use sea vegetables like powdered Kelp and Dulse. I also like MSM, Maca, bee pollen, flax oil, Spirulina, camu camu berries. You get the idea. The idea is to use whatever you want here (or nothing if you don't have them!) and whatever you think tastes good.
    3. Greens of any type. I like collard greens, spinach, dark green salad lettuce, parsley, sometimes small amounts of cabbage, kale etc. You get the idea.
    4. Fruits. I try to keep it to a minimum. The less sugar the better. Stronger flavored fruits are good here. Bananas work best for masking flavor, although they are the least healthy for you. A small slice of lemon helps to hide the flavor of greens too. Oranges are particularly strong too (make sure all fruit has seeds in them). I usually use about two pieces of fruit.
    5. The Healthy Fats. According to The Sunfood Diet Success Systemand the Sunfood Triangle outlined there, it's good to have some raw fats with sugars to slow their absorption into your bloodstream. Basically so you don't get a sugar high. :) I like to use about a half of an
      avocado. That seems to work for me. Plus the fats make it more filling and allow you to be able to go longer until your next meal.
    6. Sugars. I like to use an extra "sugar" in case the greens are too strong. I throw a pack of stevia in there just to help for flavor.
    7. Frozen Fruits. I usually throw in some good frozen berries in at the very end and this adds so much to the flavor and look. The idea here is to add in whatever berries you have on hand. I like to go to the market and buy bags of organic frozen blueberries, raspberries, cherries, and blackberries.
    Putting it all together :
    Now this sounds like a lot but it's really quite easy and doesn't take that much time. I usually drink it on the way to work. So if you factor in the time that it might take you to make french toast AND sit and eat it, it's probably about the same amount of time.

    Imagine the difference in your body and health doing this for breakfast for 20 years as opposed to eating bacon and eggs? So here's how I make my greens and superfoods smoothie:

    - Pour the base into your blender and put your greens and superfoods into it. Blend all of that up really good.

    - Put your soft fruit into the blender and your avocado and blend again.

    - Then put your frozen berries into the blender (watch your green smoothie turn purple!) and blend for the last time.

    - Your done! Pour it into your favorite cup and your out the door.

    Some quick tips:
    1. Make sure not to drink it too fast. There is a lot of fiber in the green drink and you don't want to overwhelm your system. They will usually last a few days in the refrigerator too. The fiber in the smoothie helps to keep the nutrients nice and intact, unlike green juices, which must be drunk right away.
    2. Start out with a small amount of greens and work your way up. I started out with 90% fruit, 10% greens! Now I'm at about 40% greens or more. Your taste buds change over time. Be patient but be relentless.
    3. Remove the spines of the big leafed vegetables like collard greens, kale etc as they are very bitter.
    4. Blend in stages.The reason I blend in 3 stages is so I don't have to leave the blender on for a long time as this will oxidize your green smoothie. I prefer to blend more often for less amounts of time to reduce oxidation and heat friction. :)

    Here are a couple books I've enjoyed on the subject. I HIGHLY recommend them.

    Some videos you might find helpful :

    Some links you might find helpful:


    Raw Food Facts

    A lot of times people ask us about our crazy raw food diets or why we eat rabbit food. They'll make fun of us for this or that, because we won't eat meat. Sometimes it's hard to respond. And a lot of times we will give very subjective responses to their objections or arguments. There is no question about the benefits of raw food. But we'll give responses like, we have more energy or need a lot less sleep or our digestion is much better than it was. But who can really quantify that? Maybe we can say how eating raw foods helped us to lose weight but those who disagree can say that ANY fad diet can do that. Right?

    So I did some research and wanted to share some facts and raw food information that will help you have a couple good responses to people who have objections or just want to argue about what types of foods to eat.

    Personally in my raw food experience I try to get out of that game altogether, 100% completely. If somebody wants to have a triple decker grilled hamburger with a tall glass of milk, that's cool. In fact if that's what they want I encourage it (for them that is). It is my contention that it's best if we get out of the judgement game completely and move more towards being positive. We don't know what's going on in that persons body do we? Heck maybe if that person is totally centered spritually, loves life, is not overweight, laughs a lot and really enjoys life, is more healthy than a raw food vegan who is depressed, down and extremely judgemental about food and life. All I know it's about more than food. But having said that, I know what kinds of food that I want to go into my temple, designed by God. I figure, why not be a person who is centered spiritually, loves life, is not overweight, laughs a lot, enjoys life AND eats raw organic food? How about them apples?

    So anyway here are some things to think about the next time the subject comes up:

  • By the time a child reaches his first birthday their combined cancer risk from only 8 pesticides on 20 foods exceeds the EPA's lifetime level of accepted risk.

  • Raw brocolli contains just about as much calcium as whole milk and is linked to lower cancer risks.

  • Silica and Magnesium builds strong bones, not calcium. Thru biological transmutation silica and magnesium together transmutate and becomes the minerals that builds strong bones.

  • 1 clove of garlic contains as much antibiotics as about a hundred thousand units of penacillin.

  • Gorillas, hippos and Giraffs get almost 100% of their protein from greens and fruits.
  • Eating green leafy vegetables helps to build strong blood. Blood becomes bone and blood becomes muscle. Clean strong blood equels strong muscle fibers.

  • Rawfood Formula: light = green, green = blood, blood = flesh.

  • In 6 weeks you have a whole new liver.

  • In 12 weeks you have a whole new skeletal system.

  • All species of life on earth eat raw food in its raw state, except for man. No wonder why our species experiences more diseases than all other species combined.

  • People on average spend more money on treating diseases then preventing them.

  • 50 million metric tons of toxic chemicals are introduced into our enviornment each year.

  • The SAD diet includes on average about 5,000 artificial additives each year.

  • Raw cacao nibs (chocolate) can have almost 20 times more antioxidents than blueberries.

  • Regular cheddar cheese can have about 26 different chemicals in it.

  • You regenerate new skin cells every 30 days.

  • Vanilla and maca are natural aphrodisiacs!

  • The body is biologically changing cells at about 11 million cells per second.

  • 3-4 million red blood cells are made PER SECOND!!

  • Normal blood production does not take place in the bone marrow, it takes place in the small intestine.

  • Cancer now kills more children under the age of 15 than ANY OTHER DISEASE!

  • The risk of death from a heart attack by an average male in the united states is a staggering 1 out of 2! The risk of death from an average vegetarian male is only 4%.

  • The surface area of the small intestine (where blood production occurs and what then becomes the tissues and organs of our body) is about the size of a tennis court!

  • The heart beats about 100,000 times per day moves all blood thru the whole body and back every 3 minutes!

  • At birth we are about 80% water, when we reach 50 years old, we are about 50% water!

  • You have new blood every 16 weeks!

    If our blood is biologically transmutating and changing this much, how healthy is the cell copy? I mean, if a cell reproduces itself, how healthy is the 2nd cell? What we must realize is that the food we put into our body doesn't BECOME our body. Namely it doesn't knit itself into us but acts more like the wind on a sail. It helps the sail to do its job. So if we eat cooked dead food, each copy of each cell is going to be worse and worse. Let's try to change that just a little bit by putting the freshest, most mineral rich raw vegan food into our temples.

    By eating more of a raw food diet it will open up more doors to us, open our conscienceness and take us back to the house of health, which is where we want to be and where we strayed from in the first place. I believe all things are possible and we can get back to the house of health one meal at a time. How about you?

    Juicer Comparisons

    Juicer Comparisons

    It's not easy buying a juicer these days. There are so many to choose from. I
    know I had a hard time buying one. I hope this guide will help you figure out
    exactly which one will best suit your needs. I'm not going to be going into exactly
    which model to choose as I am trying to guide you in figuring out what type to
    get. I get that question a lot. When I bought one I went online and read all the
    reviews and tried my hardest to make sure that I bought the right one. And after
    about 2 years of having mine, I can honestly say that it was worth every penny.
    I bought a great juicer. The one I bought was Breville
    800JEXL Juice Fountain Elite 1000-Watt
    juicer. There are some reservations I have with it though. But I'll get into that more later.

    So before you buy a juicer you should ask yourself the following questions:

  • What will I be juicing? (Wheatgrass, hard vegetables, fuits, leafy greens)
  • How often do I plan on juicing?
  • Is the juice qaulity more important than how long it takes to clean up?
  • Portablity? Will I need to move it around the kitchen?
  • Do I care how loud it is?

    There are 5 basic types of juicers out there. They are:
  • Centrifugal Juicers
    (a spinning blade shreds the produce)
  • Masticating Juicers or Single Gear
    (it has one gear and crushes the produce as it rotates)
  • Citrus Juicers
    (they have a rotating head that spins when you put half an orange on top of it)
  • Twin Gear Juicers or Dual Juicers
    (two gears interlock tongue and groove as it crushes the juice)
  • Press Juicers
    (Norwalk Juicers)
  • Blending Vegetables
    (In a Vitamix you can blend whole fruits and veggies and strain thru a nut milk bag.)
    Centrifugal Juicers
    Masticating Juicers
    Citrus Juicers
    Twin Gear Juicers

    Centrifugal Juicers
    By far these are the most popular. This is the kind I have and it's the kind
    you've seen on TV for years with The Juiceman and now with Jack Lalanne. They
    are the easiest to clean with the least amount of parts. I can make a juice
    of 8-10 different vegetables in about 15 minutes, including cleanup and washing
    the veggies. Another good thing about mine and something you want to consider
    is the feed chute. Mine is quite large so I can put whole apples in it. No cutting!
    The downside of this is that is a bit noisy, it doesn't juice leafy greens very
    well (the #1 thing I am after!) and it produces low level juice. That means
    that it is quite foamy and it oxidized rapidly. Generally this happens in about
    30 minutes to an hour. So you generally can't juice enough for two days. You
    must drink it right away.

    Masticating Juicers
    These types of juicers are a bit less noisy but most of them generally have
    a smaller feed chute. That means you have to cut your veggies up and it takes
    more time. But the juice it does provide is a little better quality. The other
    great thing about them is that they are less noisy. They generally have about
    as many parts to clean as the centrifugal juicers. These are much better for
    juicing leafy greens as well.

    Citrus Juicers
    Citrus Juicers are generally good in my opinion if you need the juice from a
    lemon or lime. When you juice an orange for example you want to be able to extract
    the juice from the fiber and break the cell walls of the molecules. These types
    of juicers do not do that. When you juice an orange with one of these it produces
    more of a sugar water and it's much less nutrative. I wouldn't suggest one of
    these unless you want to use it for lemons or limes.

    Twin Gear Juicers
    These might just be the best "type" of juicer to buy. Although there
    are two things I do not like about them. The first is how many parts you have
    to clean. There are many! The second thing I do not like about them is the feet
    chute. It is quite small so you have to really cut your veggies into small pieces
    and it takes time! But the advantages of having one of these is great. They
    don't make much noice for one. Also they can juice wheatgrass, they can make
    nut pattes or nut butters and even ice-creams. They really are amazing machines.
    A wheatgrass juicer can be as much as $900 dollars! So for the two things that
    are not good about this, I think the twin gear juicers are the way to go. Plus
    and this is the best part of it all they produce the 2nd best juice quality
    behind the press juicer with minimal to no oxidation. This means it's much healthier
    for you and the juice will last much longer!

    Press Juicers
    This type of juicer is usually out of the price range of most people going for
    a couple thousand dollars. It works by essentially crushing or pressing the
    juice and that means NO OXIDATION at all and the healthiest best quality juice

    Blending Veggies
    This method is quite a favorable one for many people. Please see the video
    above. Alot of people end up buying a Vita-Mix
    blender and a simple nut milk bag and you can not only make smoothies with this but juices also. You essentially blend everything up and then pour it thru a nut milk bag to strain it. Using this method might be the quickest and cleanest of all methods and it produces high quality juice as well. Not as good as a press juicer as there is a low level oxidation from the heat of the blades of the Vita-Mix.

    My Opinion
    If I were buying a juicer today I would probably just get a Vita-Mix and a nut milk bag. But if I were intent on getting an actual juicer I would probably end up buying the Green Star Juicer. It's worth it to me to have the ability to juice wheatgrass, make patte's, nut butters and ice-cream plus have the best quality of juice.

    For more info on selecting the right juicer see these links below:

    Starting A Raw Food Diet

    What are your goals?
    So many times I get the question, "so how do I go about doing this sort of thing?" or "how do I start out eating a raw food diet?" Just today I got to talking to somebody in the gym about that. I think the first question to consider are what are your goals? What do you want to accomplish? Do you want to just be more healthy or do you want to live until you're 120? Do you just want to overcome candida or do you want to simply lose a few pounds? For me I'm in it not only to NOT get cancer and heart disease but to radically become something totally and 100% different than what other people are. I want to somehow (by daily disciplines over time) become the best that I can be. Some people call it their archatypical form or in a christian sense an imitation of christ. So first start out by figuring out what your goals are.

    How raw do you want to be, and how fast do you want to get there?
    Have you figured out your goals for why you want to eat this way? okay, good. Now that you have that figured out, now you can determine how quickly you want to become, however much raw you want to become. For some people 50, 60 or 80 percent is where they want to be and that's great. For some people it's in their destiny to become 100%. Personally I want and am 100% raw and it took me about 5 years go get there. For some people they do it overnight and that works for them. For me the best thing I ever did was to be gentle on myself and give myself time. Think about it, say you're 30 years old and are just starting out. You're trying to change 30 years of toxins, poisins and bad habits in a matter of days, weeks or months? The faster you make that change the more detox symptoms you will experience but the greater the immediate highs also. So now that you have that determined let's move on...

    There are 3 very important things to always remember:

    • Be kind and gentle, soft and allowing on yourself, ALWAYS!
    • Always add foods in, never take away
    • Remember you have a lifetime to get better and better at it. This is a lifestyle

    So the foods you want more of are obviously fruits, nuts, seeds, vegetables, seaweeds, superfoods and herbs. Now you have to determine how you're going to incorporate them into your daily routine. Don't worry about the pizza you had for dinner or whatever else. Here are some disciplines you might want to consider:
    • Have a salad a day
    • Have a smoothie a day
    • Have some fruit everyday
    • Have a liter of water a day
    • Have a green juice a day
    • Have an herbal tea a day
    • Have a superfood chocolate smoothie a day
    • Have some enzyme suppliments with each meal a day

    Pick any one of these little things and make it a daily habit and work from there and DO NOT worry or beat yourself up about the other stuff you are eating. So many people think that if they have pizza for dinner it somehow cancels out the salad their having with it. This should be fun not about deprivation. Plus studies have shown that when we eat cooked food we get an immune system reaction from it. But if we have alkaline vegetable salad with the meal then it cancels out the white blood cell immune system response from the cooked food we are eating. So ADD ADD ADD.

    How fast did I make the transition to raw foods?
    Personally I read Fit for Lifeand it rocked my world. Amazing book to start out with. My first discipline was fruit for breakfast. But even that was too much. I used to eat a couple bowls of cereal with two peanut butter pieces of toast. I went down to 1 piece of toast for a while. Then none. Then I switched from milk to rice milk, then stabalized. Then I went down to just one bowl of cereal with rice milk. Then I was able to go to the fruit. That process alone took me a few months. Like I said, going slow was the best way for my body to do it. I'm so glad I transitioned that way.

    One day you'll start adding in so many good things in your diet that it crowds out the bad. Personally if I want to have pizza one day I will. But as time goes on and on, I don't even crave it any more. The more you put restrictions on yourself the less fun you'll have and the higher the chances are that you will not stick with it.

    The technique I uses is, if I want something bad say, a veggie burger or something. What I'll do is before we go to the restaurant I'll make a super filling chocolate smoothie. I'll be sucking down the final gulp as we walk out the door. What happens is, that I'm so full at that point I just end up getting a salad and I'm done.

    So there are some tips I've learned and experience about going from SAD to raw. It's a journey and it opens things up inside you you never thought were there and it's so much fun.

    If any of these tips helped you out, just let me know!


    Raw Food, Weight Gain

    I know many people are interested in getting into eating a raw plant food based diet for the purposes of losing weight. Unfortunately, or some might say fortunately for me, I've always been underweight. I can't seem to ever put on weight no matter what I do. Now I am not sure what my body type is but I've always been slender. I'm about 6 feet tall and 170 pounds now. the most I ever was able to get to was about 175.

    Working out
    I have always been a pretty active and athletic person. Right after high school (when they stopped forcing me in gym class) I started working out about 3-5 days a week and have been doing so since. I believe we were not meant to be living such sendantary lives but because we have to (in our modern lifestyles) we have to do some things that compensate for that.

    My routine
  • Workout 3-5 times a week
  • Cardio 2-3 days a week
  • Yoga or stretching 5-7 days a week.
  • Extra fun stuff whenever I can. Tennis, Surfing, Jiu Jitsu etc.

    My metabolism has always been sky high so I have always had trouble gaining weight. Then when I started eating raw foods I was really worried about dropping down to 140 pounds! I think alot of guys feel this way.

    Some keys to not losing too much weight
  • Eat alot if you have to
  • Eat lots of fats (while transitioning)
  • Take your time going to 100% raw. I know there's differing opinions but for me this was the best way. I took me 5 years!
  • Push it in the gym. Really start going beyond what you think you can lift.
  • Do a colonic. This will make you lose weight. Right now, you might not be able to absorb the protein you DO eat. This will flush you out and cause your absorbtion to be much higher.
  • Try to lie down after a hard workout. This is when the blood is circulating the most and wants to go directly to the muscles that just got torn.
  • Get plenty of sleep. Your body does a lot of the rebuilding of muscle while you are sleeping.

    For me I actually got stronger but lighter. I lost a few pounds, fortunately not too many but got stronger than I had ever been in my whole life. If you do it right you'll lose your dead weight but not your muscle.

    After doing a lot of reading on the subject and listening to many seminars I've come up with a list of some high protein foods that will help you to not only not lose with but will help you put on some raw muscle! :)

    Some foods that will help you to gain weight while eating raw.

  • Goji Berries (Contains 21 essential amino acids)
  • Bee Pollen (Very high in protein)
  • Spirulina (Highest protein food in the world at around 60%)
  • Maca (Good for strength and endurance)
  • Oranges
  • MSM (Helps rebuild connective tissue and minimize soreness so you can workout even more)
  • Hemp Powder (Very high in protein)
  • Cordyceps (1,000 millagrams 45 prio to workout on empty stomach. Great for endurance)
  • Milk Thistle (Helps to more fully utilize and absorb the protein you DO eat)
  • Marine Phytoplankton
  • Angstron Chromium
  • Crill Oil
  • Wild Coconuts
  • Blue Green Algae
  • Chorella
  • Lots of greens (Greens build blood and blood becomes muscle)
  • Flax Seeds
  • Oat Groats
  • Pine Nuts
  • Buckwheat Groats

    So check these foods out and if you like all of them, then try them all if you like only some then see which ones agree with you. But this should help you get started in trying to get that muscle back on and get stronger while eating raw!