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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Hair, makeup and fashion for the health conscious lady

Hair, makeup and fashion are all prevalent things in a woman's life! If you are like me, you live in the modern world and want to enjoy all the beauties... including our own beauty! But in the most healthy way possible! What is the point in consuming a tone of chemicals right? They will only age us, and destroy earth!

The Earth Diet is not just about what we eat, but what we put on our skin! Our skin is the largest organ and absorbs EVERYTHING, so it is very important that what we put on our skin we can also eat!

With that being said... what makeup are you using?

Where are you getting your hair done? What shampoo are you using? What chemicals are coloring your hair?

How many clothes do you purchase every year? Where do those clothes come from? What are they made from? Do you want to look incredible by consuming less resources and spending less money?

Hair, makeup and clothing can be an exciting experience to being a woman! I embrace all of it, but in the most healthy way possible. The result? My skin is better, I am slowing down my aging process, I am consuming less chemicals, my immune system is stronger, and I am still able to look vibrant and feel sexy!

I only work with people and companies that are earth friendly so you can always count on me to share these types of resources. I support the people who are behind healthier companies!

Here are three healthy alternatives for hair, makeup and clothing: 

1. Makeup
Go for make up that is plant based, that does not test on animals (youtube animal testing if you don't know about it), and makeup that is chemical free. You do not want a lot of chemicals going into your skin - gross! I use Australian Made ADORN Cosmetics that is 100% natural, pure mineral and organic make-up. Since discovering ADORN at the end of 2011 I have not used anything else, so every photo and video you have seen of me I am wearing ADORN! I wore ADORN on Fox News. It looks very natural and feels very light on the face. Remember if you cannot eat your makeup do not eat it! The egyptians used charcoal for mascara (a recipe for mascara in my new book!) and mineral rocks for bronzer, and berries would stain their lips for color. ADORN is a more modern approach to what nature can provide us now to enhance our beauty.

I love that ADORN is getting recognized in mainstream media, CLEO says "Use ADORN for safe non toxic natural cosmetics!"

2. Hair
When in New York City I get my hair done at New York Hair Co! And I also use organic shampoo and conditioner on a regular basis. Coconut oil and olive oil are my hair treatments. And occasionally I wash with bentonite clay to add volume to my hair and give it a good cleanse. I go to New York Hair Co for my hair cut, styling and highlights as they use organic color and products. The owner Andrew Gould is also a vegan and has a personal commitment to the humane treatment of animals and and his belief in caring for the environment that has set the tone for the salon. The salon’s priority is to use and sell only cruelty-free hair care products (no animal testing). And whenever possible, the salon strives to be green by offering organic hair care products and color, as well as using green energy (wind and solar) and green cleaning products that are good for you and for the environment and using ceramic coffee cups in place of paper cups to cut down on paper waste."

3. Fashion
For Fox News (video here) I rented a dress from Rent The Runway! It totally fits in with my theme of consuming less resources, and not cluttering up my closet with outfits I may only wear once. With this company rent designer dresses for a special occasion and then return them!

Dress from Rent The Runway
Have you seen the ocean lately? We consume all these products and then throw them out, and well Earth has a hard time breaking them down! Our rubbish goes somewhere. Using products like these healthier ones lessens our guilt, enhances our natural beauty, and well lets show some love to companies like these who are earth friendly and helping us be healthier!

Show "New York Hair Co" some love:

Show "ADORN Cosmetics" some love:

Show "Rent The Runway" some love:

243 days to the new book launch! At the book launch party I will certainly be wearing ADORN, have had my hair done at NY Hair Co and most probably be wearing a dress from Rent The Runway! Hehe!

Feeling beautiful... naturally!

Love Liana

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

My experience on Fox News!

Being on Fox News was a highlight from all the work I have done in the past 5 years!

Photo by Roxxe NYC Photography
Dr. Robert Scott Bell was the one who introduced me to the producers of "A Healthy You" hosted by Carol Alt on Fox News. They were curious about this new 'diet' hitting the market - what we know as The Earth Diet!

I met Robert Scott Bell on a radio interview in 2011. Robert healed himself of many health conditions, as a lot of us did that now dedicate our lives to the health industry. He is a radio host on Natural News Radio and has interviewed me many times in the past few years. In fact the very first time I announced my new book would be published by Hay House, I went on his show and started the 365 day countdown! Today is 244 days to the book launch! You can listen to the archives here anytime:

Dr Robert Scott Bell is in love with The Earth Diet Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups
Robert went on Fox News in January 2014, to talk about natural alternatives to healing allergies - for good. After his segment, Robert asked me and another powerful health advocate Ty Bollinger (Cancer Does Not Have To Be A Death Sentence), "Can you believe that just happened?"...."No!" I said laughing. It is such a dream come true to see alternative health become more popular in mainstream! We have all been called 'Quacks' before in the media - with some making fun of us that 'you can't heal cancer with food and the mind'....well actually yes you can - and now more people are believing it as more are experiencing it! We cannot deny the results.

Carol Alt who is the host of "A Healthy You" on Fox News is so determined to share health because she herself healed health conditions by eating majority raw foods that provide our body with so much nutrition! She also overcame body image issues and now says "At the age of 52, I'm in the best shape of my life, and I'm healthier than ever."

Fox News has over 5 million likes on facebook! And millions of people tune into Fox News in USA everyday.

If you missed my segment you can watch the video online here:

Click on the link above to watch the video.
When the producers invited me on Fox News I was excited and also nervous! This would be my first tv appearance to a larger crowd. Last year I was on Better TV making 3-ingredient chocolate balls which had a smaller audience. Available to watch here:

I pitched a few ideas to Fox News about what we could do with my segment. They loved the idea of 'Natures Candy'. My mission is to bring the message of health to the world, and my job is to teach people how to live a natural lifestyle. The Earth Diet book is a way we can all access the health we want. In my new book I have fit in everything I possibly could from what I have learned over the past 5 years, the most common questions I get and the most popular recipes. One hot topic with people is always how can I get off junk foods and eat healthier foods... 'it would be so much easier if I did not crave junk foods!'

So on Fox News I had 6 minutes to show some of "Natures Candy". The idea is that if we can find alternatives to our favorite junk foods, and have them also provide us with nutrition, then we have it all! I was addicted to junk foods for 5 years before getting my major wake up call when a tumor popped in my throat! Finding these healthy alternatives has literally saved my life! Now I don't feel like I am depriving myself, or missing out on eating chips, soda, candy or cookies! I still get to enjoy them and this is how:

1. Kale Chips replaces Doritos (Nutrition vs Toxic)
2. Kombucha replaces Soda (Nutrition vs Deadly)

Kale Chips replace Doritos and Kombucha replaces Soda.
3. Fruit Leathers replace Candy (Nutrition vs Deadly)

Fruit Leathers replace Candy. Candy lovers enjoy this alternative!

4. Raw Cookie Dough replaces Cookies (Processed. refined sugar, dairy, soy, gluten) 
(Nutrition vs immediate bloating)
Showing how we can make cookie dough from almonds, vanilla and honey!
You can read more about my journey to finding "Natures Candy" and meeting Carol Alt in my blog that Carol featured on her site:

Here are some of Natures Candy recipes!

For the Cheesecake lovers! A healthy cheesecake loaded with antioxidants, and absolutely no cheese at all! Click HERE for the recipe.

This recipe got over 5,000 shares on facebook in 48 hours!
For the cookie lovers! This is a raw cookie dough made with nuts! High in protein and antioxidants. Click HERE for the recipe!

For the people who want to try kale chips! Click HERE for the recipe.

Super easy to make! Just put kale in your oven or dehydrator with some salt and nutritional yeast!
It takes a team to create a health revolution on the planet. We know we are living in a health revolution when we see more companies coming out with healthy products. We also know it because health is becoming easier and more accessible to us all! When I first started The Earth Diet there were barely any health foods available in convenience stores, and certainly not many organic skin care and hair care products. I eat what nature provides. I also use nature in my home and on my skin!

I posted this on my Instagram while watching on TV!
I want to acknowledge the people who helped make up my appearance for FOX. If you have been reading my blogs since 2009 you will know that I believe we must be able to eat what we put on our skin - as our skin is the largest organ of the body and absorbs everything! So with that in mind, I get my hair done at the NY Hair Co on Amsterdam (Upper West Side). I choose this salon because they use animal cruelty free products and the owner Andrew Gould himself is a vegan. They also use organic dyes. I support any company who are making changes to a more natural and sustainable practice. I have been going to them for over a year now and I am very happy I have found a hair salon with the same philosophy of a healthier earth. "It is our owner Andrew Gould’s personal commitment to the humane treatment of animals and his belief in caring for the environment that has set the tone for the salon. The salon’s priority is to use and sell only cruelty-free hair care products (no animal testing). And whenever possible, the salon strives to be green by offering organic hair care products and color, as well as using green energy (wind and solar) and green cleaning products that are good for you and for the environment and using ceramic coffee cups in place of paper cups to cut down on paper waste."  Yes Yes Yes we are witnessing a health revolution! NY Hair Co did a great job at making my hair look vibrant and healthy for FOX!

Earth Diet approved!
I like to wear as little make up as possible, as I prefer to have a natural look. I found ADORN Cosmetics in 2011 and have been using them ever since. I spoke with Briony the founder, who has created an entire line of gorgeous make up that we can literally eat! It is all plant based, vegan, animal cruelty free! I am not even a vegan myself (however 70% of my diet is raw and vegan), I pick and choose where to consume animals, and having them on my face is not what I want. A lot of cosmetics are tested on animals, it is really cruel, if you want to be turned off it forever just youtube testing on animals. ADORN's line is designed to enhance our already beautiful features, with less chemicals. Every photo you have seen of me since 2011 I am wearing ADORN! It is available at

ADORN is getting more recognition in mainstream too,
CLEO says use Adorn for safe non toxic natural cosmetics!
Last year as I started to get booked for more events and interviews, at first I was buying new dresses and outfits. Then I realized I do not want to fill my closest with more and more clothing, especially if I was to only wear an outfit once, and that to fit into my sustainable philosophy I would rather have dresses lent to me, and am happy to wear them and then give them back. So I found a company called "Rent The Runway" who borrow out dresses for an event and then you ship them back. They were so great to work with, and they have so many beautiful dresses available on their site, and we get to rent them for less of a price than buying them, and then simply return them! This is totally awesome for the earth friendly lady who wants to consume less. Because when we buy clothing we are using some of earths resources. Did you know that when we buy an iPhone, a chunk the size of a car is carved out of the earth! So we must be mindful of the resources we are using!

Loving my earth friendly dress from Rent The Runway!
I am also so grateful that my friend and very talented photographer Roxxe (Roxxe NYC Photography) was able to join me that day and capture some of the moments. And thank you Jean Weiss for your support. I could not do this alone! And it is because of you reading this, that is helping the earth shift to a healthier space.

At the end of filming, I gave the producers and Carol at Fox a gift bag, I absolutely love giving gifts of health and if someone gave me 1 million dollars to just give out gifts to the world - I would love that haha! I gave them a lemon shot from Organic Avenue, some chocolate from the Raw Chocolate Man, and some Phresh Greens.

I gave Phresh Greens as gifts to Fox News.

And Raw Chocolate! They make great healthy gifts! 
I am so happy to be able to go on TV and share the message of alternative health to a lot of people. From working in this industry for the past 5 years I have noticed radical change and people moving toward healthier options. It is a dream come true. I do believe as a human race we are working together to create a better earth, a more sustainable earth and a healthy earth where food, happiness and money is balanced among all.

After Fox News I went to one of my favorite places to dine for raw organic food - Pure Food and Wine!

Check out the snow in the street! 
Enjoying a Millionaires Milkshake at Pure Food and Wine.
If you are like I was - addicted to junk foods- and you want to get off them - remember to find a healthier alternative! If you can eat your favorite foods while they also provide you with nutrition - then you have it all! My recipe has hundreds of free recipes for you to print and download!

244 days to my new book launch! It is available for pre-order on AMAZON.
The new Earth Diet Book on Fox News!
Love Liana

Chat with me on I am there everyday!
#ShareHealth #HealthRevolution

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

How I come up with my recipes!

Hi friends!

I have been asked how I can come up with so many recipes! To date I have made hundreds of original recipes that I share on The Earth Diet website! Honestly, it comes naturally for me. Remember that my mother is a gardener and my father a chef, so I have those genes which sure are helpful! I basically make up recipes for whatever foods and drinks I am craving! I just use the cleanest ingredients possible to make up the recipe.

I have thousands more ideas, and it's just a matter of time when I can make them! This is one reason I started sharing one brand new recipe everyday on the website as the "Daily Recipe" #DailyRecipe So that in a few years there will literally be a library of recipes on the website for you too choose from.

My recipes certainly have improved. Years ago critics said my recipes were not formulated properly, as I would just make something and then tell you to 'add this and that' without giving proper measurements! Now my recipes are so organized and well explained, and constantly improving. My total time also includes preparation. Most of my recipes are made under 30 minutes, and a lot of them under 10 minutes. Most of my recipes are ridiculously simple!

Last year, according to Facebook alone my recipes got over 126,000 shares! On Sunday I posted a new recipe that I was really excited about, I dreamt about this recipe, and then I drew it on paper...

The first design of the Raw Strawberry Cashew Cheesecake
And then I made it! I shared it to facebook and I knew that people would love it, some recipes are hits and some just aren't. This recipe got over 5,000 shares in 48 hours!

You can get the recipe at this link:

A recipe has star qualities if: 
1. It is completely natural - using whole ingredients
2. Is dairy free, soy free, refined sugar free, chemical free, preservative free
3. Is lush and delicious, as well as providing the body with nutrition!
4. Can aid weight loss or help maintain excellent health
5. Made in 30 minutes or less and extremely simple

So that is how I come up with my recipes! My body has a craving for something, or I get a light bulb idea, I often draw them, then I get the ingredients and make them.

From everything I have done in my life, the thing I am most proud about myself are my recipes. My recipes have not only saved my life, helped me heal a tumor the size of a golf ball and also break my addiction to binge eating on junk food, but have also helped thousands of other people around the world! It is great that we are living in an age where we can enjoy our favorite foods while they also provide us with nutrition.

Here is my next design that I will make this week:

Yum very excited about this one also!
I would really love to see your recipes too! If you have a recipe you want to show off and share with the world email them to me at It is all about working together as a team and sharing health! #ShareHealth

245 days to my new book launch!

Love Liana

Friday, February 14, 2014

Did you know not all wine is vegan?

I was so surprised to find out that not all wine is vegan (or vegetarian)!!! I figured since wine is grapes that surely no animals are used in the making of wine! WRONG! I was dining one night at Pure Food and Wine (One of my favorite plant based restaurants to eat in NYC!) and I was looking at the selection of organic wines, and some had a "V" next to them meaning Vegan and others didn't. I asked Joey the Beverage Director "Isn't all wine vegan?" He answered "Noooo." Wow whatttttt and I figured a lot of others did not this. When I was younger my father who is an earth  man through and through showed me how he made wine on his acreage, and it in no way included using any animals. He even crushed the grapes with feet - talk about whole and natural!

If you weren't already aware of wine using animal products I am sure you will find it just as fascinating and also want to know what you are consuming! So here is how animals are used in the process of making wine:

(Resource from:
"The reason that all wines are not vegan or even vegetarian-friendly has to do with how the wine is clarified and a process called ‘fining’.  All young wines are hazy and contain tiny molecules such as proteins, tartrates, tannins and phenolics. These are all natural, and in no way harmful. However, we wine-drinkers like our wines to be clear and bright.
Most wines, if left long enough, will self-stabilize and self-fine. However, traditionally producers have used a variety of aids called ‘fining agents’ to help the process along. Fining agents help precipitate out these haze-inducing molecules. Essentially, the fining agent acts like a magnet – attracting the molecules around it. They coagulate around the fining agent, creating fewer but larger particles, which can then be more easily removed.
Traditionally the most commonly used fining agents were casein (a milk protein) ,albumin (egg whites), gelatin (animal protein) and isinglass (fish bladder protein). These fining agents are known as processing aids. They are not additives to the wine, as they are precipitated out along with the haze molecules."

Gross, gross, gross, gross! I prefer not to consume casein, gelatin and especially isinglass!
I also found this on wikipedia:
"Bull's blood is also used in someMediterranean countries but is not allowed in the U.S. or Europe"
"Fining with casein and albumin is usually acceptable by most vegetarians but all four are off limits for vegans because tiny traces of the fining agent may be absorbed into the wine during the fining process."
Even though I am not a vegan, I pick and choose when to consume meat, and I prefer to live a majority plant based diet - as that really works for me - however when I am drinking wine I definitely prefer it to be vegan - that is one place where I think consuming animal products is unnecessary.

So thank goodness for "A New Direction"
"...There is good news. Today many winemakers use clay-based fining agents such as bentonite clay, which are particularly efficient at fining out unwanted proteins.Activated charcoal is another vegan and vegetarian-friendly agent that is also used.
In addition, the move to more natural winemaking methods, allowing nature to take its course, means more vegan and vegetarian-friendly wines. An increasing number of wine producers around the globe are electing not to fine or filter their wines, leaving them to self-clarify and self-stabilize. Such wines usually mention on the label ‘not fined and/or not filtered’.
Apart from mentioning whether it has been fined or filtered, wine labels typically do not indicate whether the wine is suitable for vegans or vegetarians, or what fining agents were used. There has been much lobbying to change the US wine labeling laws to include ingredient listing. But so far it is not compulsory. "
It can be challenging to find a wine that is vegan as well as organic as well as not containing sulfates but they are out there in the market. You can always order online, and even ask your local liquor store to order them in.

Here is a brand I like as it has all 3 qualities: Orleans Hill
1. Vegan
2. Organic
3. No sulfates

You could buy online:

Here are some stores that stock vegan wines: 
In New York Appellation Wines in Manhattan and The Natural Wine Company in Brooklyn, where knowledgeable staff were readily able to suggest many vegan-friendly wines.
Examples include ‘Jenny & François Selections' and 'Louis Dressner Selections'. 

Recommended brands:  
Bonny Doon Vineyard
White Vegan Wines
1. 2009 Bonny Doon Ca' del Solo Albariño, Central Coast, $16 – Fined lightly with bentonite – vegan friendly.
2. 2007 Movia Brda Lunar, Slovenia, $40 – Made from 100% Ribolla Gialla – Totally naturally-made. Not even crushed. Whole bunch fermentation, not fined or filtered. Totally naturally stabilized.
3. 2008 La Colombaia Toscano Bianco, Italy, $21 – A blend of Trebbiano and Malvasia. Unfined and unfiltered.
4. 2008 Domaine Derain Allez Goutons Vin de Table Francais 2008, $21 – 100% Aligote. Unfined and unfiltered. A favorite white in our house.
5. 2009 Domaine de L'Ausseil Papillon, Languedoc, $26 – Southern French blend of White Grenache and Macabeo. Biodynamic and unfined.
6. 2008 Domaine de Montrieux , Coteaux du Vendomois, Loire $23 – Unfined and unfiltered.
7. 2007 Chateau du Champ des Treilles Blanc, Sainte Foy de Bordeaux, $16 - Biodynamic and fined lightly using bentonite. Classic white Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle, but unoaked, this has long been a favorite go to in our house
Red Vegan Wines
1. 2009 Stellar Organics Cabernet Sauvignon, Western Cape, $12 – This wine even says ‘vegan friendly’ on the back label – Fair Trade accredited and organic.
2. 2008 Kawarau Estate Pinot Noir 2008, Central Otago, New Zealand, $29 - Unfined and unfiltered.
3. 2009 Oliver Cousin Anjou Gamay, Loire Valley, $23 – Organic, unfined and unfiltered.
4. 2009 Tissot Poulsard Vieilles Vignes, Jura, France $21 - Vintner Stéphane Tissot is a leader in Jura’s organic farming. Again unfined and unfiltered.
5. 2009 Casina degli Ulivi Semplicemente Rosso, $17 – A blend of Dolcetto and Barbera from Piedmont. Biodynamic, unfined with just a light filtration. Natural yeasts and winemaking.
6. 2008 Mas Foulaquier, Les Tonilliers, Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc $23 – A blend of Syrah, Grenache and Carignan. Biodynamic and unfined
7. 2009 Sablonettes Les Copain D'Abord Grolleau, Anjou, Loire, $17 – Made from the local Grolleau grape. Organic, unfined or filtered.
8. 2006 Chateau du Champs des Treilles RougeSainte Foy de Bordeaux, $25- Red Bordeaux blend. Unfined and unfiltered, biodynamic.

Thank you to Pure Food and Wine, and for your resourceful information!
Much love and Happy Valentines Day!

256 days to my new book coming out! I might just celebrate the book with an earth friendly wine ;)

Love Liana