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My Top 4 Tips to Implement Healthy Eating and Raw Food into Everyday Life

Die besten Tipps zum Gesund Essen und Umsetzen von Rohkost im Alltag mit Familie - Rohtopia
What's your biggest challenge when it comes to holistic wellbeing and feeling good on all levels? Is it eating healthy, is it moving your body regularly, are your own thoughts holding you back, your environment, your family? The most common reply to this question is: Implementing healthy eating into everyday life - especially when people live with family members who are not interested in eating raw, vegan or vegetarian foods - or anything that looks just the slightest bit of "healthy". Personally, I've been lucky enough to almost always have supportive and even more, curious people around me. However, I also lived with someone for a while who was almost hostile towards my raw vegan creations, at a time when I was very excited about raw...

Celery Juice: A Refreshing Boost for Your Health

Fresh Celery Juice - A Boost for Your Health - Rohtopia
Celery juice - are you into it (yet)? This reportedly extremely healthy beverage has gained popularity in recent years, so I decided to incorporate this green elixir into my morning routine. I personally felt calm and clear, but did not notice a giant shift - however I also didn’t start it from a place of sickness or extreme misery. So let's dive, and explore the effects of drinking celery juice and its potential benefits for your health. The Power of Celery Juice: Drinking 500ml of pure, freshly pressed celery juice every morning on an empty stomach has been reported to have transformative effects on digestion and overall well-being. It it said to act as a purifier, flushing out toxins, reducing bloating, and even improving skin...

My Winter Weekend Routine

Days off are for … 🎉👯‍♂️🍸🤪🛋️ … ? Back in the days when I used to do shift work, I would often work weekends as well and my days off would be all over the place. I did however notice how a wholesome routine on those days would leave me so much more recharged and the tone for my upcoming work days. Here’s a glimpse of what I did this weekend. Nothing fancy but sometimes just allowing yourself to be and doing more or less nothing is everything. Making time to sit and breathe for a bit Stretch and then go for a walk in nature Nourishing my body with home made goodies All this helps me incredibly to clear my head and feel balanced...

How to make Raw Vegan Milk

How to make raw vegan milk foam
Why raw vegan milk? Ever since I first tried almond milk, the question for me is rather - why NOT? Plant-based milk is incredibly versatile, tastes sensational and is suitable for cold and warm dishes, such as creams, puddings, sauces and soups. You won’t find neither lactose nor cholesterol or traces of hormones and antibiotics in plant milk. Instead, it offers an abundance of vitamins, minerals and trace elements, including digestion-supporting enzymes, bio-available proteins and calcium. Talking of calcium - according to studies, cow milk does not actually strengthen your bones, but instead even reduces your bone density, and countries with the highest consumption of animal dairy products also sport the highest numbers of osteoporosis! Unlike animal-derived dairy products, plant milk (with the exception of...

Movie: Earthlings

EARTHLINGS is the single most powerful and informative documentary about society's tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place. PLEASE: don't run from reality, watch the movie and share your thoughts with other viewers in the comments section. Thank you.     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbzQC6cbCZ4 YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

How to: Clean your blender in under a minute

If you are using your blender all the time, like me - for smoothies, ice cream, soup, spreads, nut milks, bliss balls, etc - this trick will save you tons of time. The trick with making blender cleaning easy is to at least rinse the container straight after using it. Like that, whatever you were blending will not get dry and sticky. So just give it a rinse if you are in a rush and do the rest later: Add 1 drop of dishwashing liquid and 1 cup of water to the container. Blend on high for half a minute. Rinse with fresh water. The container should be nice and shiny - if there is still some residue left, clean it with a dishwashing sponge...

Home: How to unclog your sink without chemicals

Your kitchen or bathroom can be as shiny and pretty as you like, but if your sink keeps filling up because the drains are blocked, it's just gross .. Grabbing some chemical bomb from the shop is one option to try clean your drains, but if you prefer to give natural solutions a go, try this first: How to clear a sink naturally instead of pouring buckets of Draino and other chemicals down your drain into the earth ☼ YOU WILL NEED: 2 cups of vinegar (other uses) You can use pretty much any kind of vinegar except for balsamic :) white vinegar is perfect - I was using apple cider vinegar in the video simply because that was the only vinegar I had available that...

Movie: Vegucated

Vegucated (USA, 2011) is part sociological experiment and part adventure comedy. It "follows three meat- and cheese-loving New Yorkers who agree to adopt a vegan diet for six weeks." and was filmed as a guerilla-style documentary to explore the challenges of converting to a vegan diet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19qSsUI79Ro YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

Why sprouting is good for you and how to sprout seeds at home

So you have seen sprouts in your local supermarket, you have eaten them in your deli sandwich - but have you ever sprouted seeds yourself?  Most likely, you actually have! You might have soaked almonds, flax or chia seeds before - which is exactly the first step of sprouting! There are many more seeds that can be sprouted though and it is very easy and inexpensive to do. Give it a go!  WHY SPROUT? Sprouting is an inexpensive way to add freshness and nutrients to your foods even in the deepest of winter. Did you know that sprouts apparently contain the highest amount of vitamins, minerals and enzymes of any food per unit of calorie? It is not that surprising if you think about it....

How to: make natural bug spray and mosquito repellant & what helps with itchy insect bites

YIPPIIIIIIEH!!! Winter is gone - at least according to the calendar - Spring is here! Longer days, more sunshine, temperatures rising, flowers blooming and.. insects buzzing! Sure, I will always let bees do their job - but mosquitos (family: culicidae) and bugs are likely to turn me into a serial killer! My blood must be the sweetest nectar for these little creatures - if you are with me, chances you get bitten go down to zero - while there is a blood fest happening over on my skin. Therefore, the research for natural insect repellants and mosquito sprays is 100% in my own interest :) The first part is about bugs in general, the second part goes a bit into detail about one special friend. NATURAL...

Movie: Food Inc. Documentary

Filmmaker Robert Kenner shows in his award-winning documentary Food, Inc. what's really going on in the US food industry. The highly mechanized underbelly which the FDA and USDA (the US government's regulatory agencies) consent to keep hidden from the American consumer is being exposed. The food supply in the United States these days is controlled by only a handful of corporations. Profit often counts for more than consumer health, farmers' livelihoods, workers' safety and our whole environment. You will discover surprising—and often shocking truths. Chicken have bigger breasts, pork chops come in perfectly unison shape, seeds such as soybeans are herbicide resistant, tomatoes don't go bad anymore - and at the same time, Westerners, especially children, are riddled with obesity, and adults face an an epidemic of...

8 Life hacks for an eco friendly lifestyle

For these tricks you do not need to be a crusty old-school hippie - give them a go! You most likely have all ingredients at home already :)   1. Use lemon as chemical-free deodorant. The citric acid kills odor-causing bacteria. Do not use on freshly shaved skin. It'll burn. Better make your own in that case. 2. Make non-toxic insecticide. Mix vegetable oil, (eco) dish soap such as Dr. Bronner, and water. Shake and spray your plants. 3. Say goodbye to Drano! Unclog drains by pouring in baking soda, vinegar and hot water. 4. Disinfect cuts with raw honey. It has antiseptic and antibiotic properties, creates a breathable barrier like skin, and helps wounds heal faster. 5. Replace cheese and butter with nutritional yeast. It's packed...

Movie: Simply Raw – Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days

Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days is an independent documentary. It chronicles six diabetics from the US who switch to a raw vegan diet - nothing but vegan, organic, uncooked food - in order to reverse disease naturally, without pharmaceutical medication. The challenge for the six is to give up everything but the above, meaning no meat, no dairy, no sugar, no alcohol, no nicotine, no caffeine, no soda, no junk food, no fast food, no processed food, no packaged food, and even no cooked food - for 30 days. The film first highlights each of the six before they begin the program. You will meet the participants in their home environment, with their families. Each participant speaks candidly about their struggle to manage...

Nelly Reinle-Carayon: Madame Rohköstlich & Rohvolution (Raw food Festival)

Nelly Reinle-Carayon ist vielen ja schon lange ein Begriff. Seit 10 Jahren beschäftigt sie sich mit Rohkost, 2008 kam ihr erstes Buch mit 50 Rezepten heraus, 2010 folgte das zweite, mit Rezepten aus ihrer Heimat Frankreich.
Sie betreibt ein Rohkostcafe, gibt Workshop und veranstaltet eine erfolgreiche Rohkost-Messe.
Wir freuen uns dass sie bei soviel Action auch noch Zeit hatte, sich den Rohtopia Fragen zu stellen 🙂

20 amazing uses for coconut oil!


Have you ever wondered what else this delicious coconut oil that’s been sitting in your kitchen for ages could be good for?
Well, aside being a great addition to your diet, and an excellent replacement for butter, aside the fact that coconut oil can help with all kinds of health issues (such as eczema, hot flushes, lice, cramps & heavy blood flow during menstruation, mononucleosis, flaky skin, acid reflux, energy levels, cholesterol, chronic fatigue, mental clarity, depression, inflammation, candida, asthma, autism, alzheimer, circulation and more), this amazing stuff offers even more!Hast Du Dich schon jemals gefragt, was Du mit diesem köstlichen Kokosöl, das seit Ewigkeiten in Deiner Küche herumsitzt, noch tun könntest?

How to make your spring clean eco-friendly: Green cleaning tips

HOW TO: Reduce – Reuse – Recycle Step One – Reduce: Go through your fridge & pantry for expired foods, every shelf and every drawer and look for things that you are never using, that are broken, that you just keep because your Great Grand Aunt gave them to you – and then put everything in a big box. Step One-and-a-bit: reduce your mail – set up electronic bank statements, sign up for paperless billings & payments, opt out from receiving catalogues or phone books and save some trees while de-cluttering your post box. Step Two – Reuse: If the item still is intact, there might be someone else who would like it. Donate things that are still ok. Step Three – Recycle the rest. Take old…

Cool: Gangster Vegan Andrew McFarlane – Chi Thang Lyrics – Vegan and pretty Raw Hip Hop Tunes

(some of the lines are not complete, please comment if you can fill in the gaps! Thank you ♡)  I don't spill ill I eat well juicing greens daily that's the deal you might find me chewing on some dill you never find me swallowing no pills and that's real Wake up in the morning Superfood Smoothie Some .. got ma energy feeling gutsy I used to eat meat but you know that's the old me Now I stay connected to this earth like I'm an old tree Reishi Goji come on man you know me Push those herbs and call me on nerves like I'm an OG (?) Come see me I stopped watching TV got my education on Youtube University Shout out to...

Storage – which veggies and fruit go in the fridge and which don’t?

Ever wondered why your fruit and veggies do not last too long, go soggy or grow mould etc before you had a chance to enjoy them? Check out this little list, print it out and stick it onto your fridge as a neat reminder!Hast Du Dich schon mal gewundert, warum Dein Obst und Gemüse nicht zu lange hält, matschig oder schimmelig etc wird bevor Du eine Chance hattest es zu genießen?
Schau Dir mal diese Liste an, druck sie Dir aus und kleb sie Dir auf Deinen Kühlschrank als smarte Erinnerung!

Laura de Nooijer, Chocolatier and founder of Lovechock

Today we are interviewing someone who most of you would probably like to have as their best friend.
Why? Because she makes raw chocolates, and she makes them so good that they have been selling successfully for several years.
Heute ist jemand zum Interview da den die meisten von euch wohl gerne als beste Freundin haben würden.
Warum? Sie macht RohSchokolade, und sie macht sie dermaßen gut dass ihre Schokolade seit einigen Jahren sogar ausgesprochen erfolgreich zum Verkauf angeboten wird.

Movie: Our daily bread

A sneak peak into the world of industrial food production and high-tech agriculture: To the rhythm of conveyor belts and immense machines, the film eyes locations of food production in Europe: Nikolaus Geyrhalter shows monumental spaces, surreal landscapes and bizarre sounds - a cool, industrial environment which leaves little room for individuality. People, animals, plants and machines meet the function ascribed to them by the logistics of this system which underpins the standard of living of our society. This movie isn't supposed to be an anti-meat propaganda film that's meant to turn everyone vegan. This is meant to be a hyper objective look at the way our species cultivates food. The fact that there is no commentary leaves the viewer to draw their own conclusions of morality...

Silke Rosenbusch: actress, future MD and Maker of RoheLust

Theater and TV actress Silke Rosenbusch from Cologne has a lot of talents and tons of energy, but she is primarily a walking encyclopedia on the subject of raw food and health so I am very pleased that I was able to win her for an interview. Her interest in raw foods drove her to read countless books about the topic; and made her start a fascinating experiment about which she blogged on RoheLust (RawLust), in an entertaining and above all very honest way from 2009 to 2012 - daily! In the past year she also completed her secondary school in evening classes - with honors - not to rest on her laurels though, but to commence medical studies! Nevertheless, she still has time for workshops where you...

Martina Dobrovicova, Green-Smoothie-Station, Vienna

 Martina is a health and nutrition coach from Vienna. Just like me, she is in love with Green Smoothies  🙂 Though her love is so strong that she even opened a green smoothie station in Vienna. You can order green smoothies for takeaway or get larger quantities delivered! She also runs the Austrian Site for GrueneSmoothies.de in cooperation with Christian Guth, author of the (German) book Grüne Smoothies: Die supergesunde Mini-Mahlzeit aus dem Mixer. They offer personal counselling, workshops and detox weeks. You will learn everything about green smoothies, seasonal ingredients, wild edibles, beauty food and more. The Green Smoothie Team also gets guest speakers to Vienna, the next one will be Christian Dittrich-Opitz, author of Befreite Ernährung (German). Hello nice that you are here, thank you…

Raw Interview: Simon Bodzioch, improving people’s lives with the Perfect Health Shop

When Simon from Gründau near Frankfurt gets something started, he does it right and with full commitment. In his online shop Perfekte Gesundheit ("Perfect Health"), you will find everything that makes a raw foodist's heart beat faster: juicers, blenders, dehydrators, water filters, nuts and dried fruits in raw food quality, nutritional supplements and more. His other website, Heilkost.de, has been active since 1998 and is dedicated to one of the pioneers and founders of the raw food diet, Professor Arnold Ehret, and probably one of the most comprehensive and informative German pages on the subject. You can find reviews on many raw food-, health- and nutrition books as well as on raw food restaurants, posts about natural health doctrine, fasting, effects of a meat diet on the...

Petrus Faller, Booja-Booja Ice Cream Magician and Fashion Designer

48 year old Peter Faller from Freiburg, Germany has been managing director of Booja-Booja since 2004. Booja-Booja is a British gourmet company whose vegan and mostly raw ice cream desserts and wonderful organic vegan chocolate truffles (of which two varieties are raw vegan!) have received 45 awards in the past 11 years. Natural products and simple, natural ways of living have always been part of the skilled tailor’s and costume designer’s life. He used natural fibers and vegetable dyes for his fashion, and mixed body oils and natural cosmetics in the 80s, when “organic certification” had not even been invented a term. In 2012, his old passion for design resurfaced, with the newly founded label “The Green Gorilla Surfs In Peace”. On the menu: clothes, bags,…

Melanie Maria Holzheimer, Chief Euphoria Officer at Aphrohdisia

Melanie Maria aka Aphrohdisia: She regularly does workshops, lectures, seminars and demonstrations on raw food preparation, food intolerances, green smoothies, or the causes of cravings and desires all over Germany. She is also fluent in English and can be booked all around Europe. In this interview, she talks about her raw beginnings, how she survives visits to unraw restaurants, raw food during winter, her favourite recipe, her plans and more.Melanie Maria aka Aphrohdisia: Deutschlandweit gibt sie regelmäßig Workshops, Vorträge, Seminare und Demos zur Zubereitung von Rohkost, Nahrungsmittelunverträglichkeiten, Grünen Smoothies oder den Ursachen von Heisshunger und Gelüsten. Hier erzählt sie über ihre Rohkostanfänge, wie sie Restaurantbesuche überlebt, Rohkost im Winter, ihr Lieblingsrezept, ihre Pläne und mehr.