Health Food

Health is a tricky subject - there's so much contradictory information out there and it's hard to know who to trust. Eco-Vegan Gal may not have all the answers (yet) but when Whitney finds solid information from trusted sources she shares it here. Consider her a wellness warrior leading the way to optimal health!

Learn more about the following health topics:

  • organic
  • unprocessed, whole food
  • raw vegan diet
  • holistic
  • alkaleine vs acidic
  • glycemic index
  • pH
  • Eastern medicine
  • macrobiotic


My change in diet has been so rewarding - I feel great, I've lost weight and have been told I look radiant, and I save money by cooking for myself. Plus, I've been inspired to find more ways to be healthy. Check out what I've accomplished recently in the following video:



Several people have asked if I have cravings or ever cheat, and the answers are sort of and yes. I occasionally get cravings, but find that when I eat a whole foods meal they go away. However, occasionally I'll cheat and eat something with gluten, soy, oil, or sugar. Sometimes when I do this I feel the effects right away - headaches, change in mood, tingly - it depends how much is in it or what kind of ingredient. Overall, I'm sticking to this diet indefinitely because I feel awesome. Trust me, you can do it too if you want to and if you put your mind to it. : )

What have you been doing to keep yourself healthy recently?

A few days ago I made a video about a great trip to the farmers market, and today I made a similar one about my visit to the Santa Monica Co-Opportunity. I felt incredibly empowered after buying spices, grains, and seeds in bulk and fresh organic produce - I barely used any packaging and I saved a ton of money. I invested in some glass jars, which were only $1.69 each, and then filled them up with the amount of organic spices I needed - in total this cost about $2. And of course, none of the items I bought contained gluten, soy, oil, or refined-sugar (with the exception of some flax crackers that had a tad of soy in them).



Here's what I bought:

  • Ancient Harvest Organic Quinoa Pasta
  • Mary's Gone Crackers
  • Grapefruit
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Sweet potato
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Almonds
  • Quinoa
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Dates
  • Mustard seed
  • Chia seeds
  • Paprika
  • Cumin
  • Flax seeds
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