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The Elderberry Inn

Calling all maturing RFR members!  This is an ideal room for those approaching, who are in or are beyond retirement age.  Come join to chat with like-minded, health conscious friends!

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Hello Elderberries! Introduce Yourself

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I need a hug

Started by Kathleen Kelly. Last reply by Kathleen Kelly Feb 3. 22 Replies

I very good friend of mine died last night of heart disease at the age of 72. I will miss her so much. She was an advocate of the high protein diet. (SAD)Continue

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Tolerating raw foods

Started by carol. Last reply by Elaine Lowery James Sep 14, 2012. 6 Replies

I have a touchy gut (IBS).  I'm not sure if eating a lot of raw foods will irritate it more.  Any one have experience with this?  I'll probably just have to see what foods I can tolerate and how much.Continue

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Comment by Sherry Colwell on January 12, 2013 at 6:42pm

Thanks Mary, I will remember that what I feel and what is true is not the same.  Have you ever heard that if you don't want an apple when you are hungry, you're not really hungry?  It's using food for feeling something else, like eating when you're bored or sad.  In addition, we should not feel real hunger if we are eating nutrient dense foods according to some experts. So, what you said does resonate with me.  Whenever I mindlessly eat I say to myself, nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!  Do you make your own dehydrated crackers and breads made with vegetables and seeds?  I do not have a dehydrator, do you?  I wish you luck in returning to  your raw food.  I, too, have joint pain from arthritis. It's fortunately only in my hands at this time.

Comment by Mary M. on January 12, 2013 at 11:50am

Sherry, I definitely feel this and have read quite a bit about it.  What I've learned is that what we feel and what is true is not the same.  Because we've eaten a certain way for so long, it's difficult for our minds to believe that our bodies are full until we have a certain feeling in our tummies.  Sometimes, we just need to allow our minds to adjust to a different feeling in our stomach by not reverting back to the eating of bread.  Or, to try to eat dehydrated crackers and breads (made of vegetables and seeds instead of grains) long enough for our body/mind connection to adjust.

I, too, have gotten away from 100% raw -- even high raw -- and am going back to it because of the weight and joint pain that's returned with my playing fast and loose with my raw food regimen.

Comment by Sherry Colwell on January 12, 2013 at 11:30am

Hello.  I am eating about raw about 40% of the time because I can't seem to feel full unless I have bread.  Any one else experience this, too?

Comment by Mary M. on October 8, 2012 at 11:12am

Hi Everyone, I haven't been on RFR or this thread for a long time.  Life has been very full this last spring and summer and my eating and weight is suffering for it.  We were hit by Colorado's High Park Fire and were evacuated with moments to spare.  We didn't lose our house, but the fire burned all the way down to the house itself and our firefighters had to fight the fire 3 times to save it.  We were evacuated twice for 16 days all total.  One benefit of eating a vegan, raw food diet, is that we were the ONLY ones in our neighborhood who didn't have to throw away our refrigerator.  After almost three weeks with no power ... the odors that permeated their refrigerators, freezers and even homes from bad meat was unbelievable.  Not true in our house.

After that, my husband and I and two dogs moved to the Oregon coast.  We still have the CO house that will have to be sold, but we are ready for a new adventure.  All the changes have however been disconcerting and I've been doing quite a bit of emotional eating.  I am so grateful for all of you and to Penni and Susan who keep RFR going no matter what.  Hope you all have a wonderful day!

Comment by Randi Dodge on October 8, 2012 at 8:12am
Good day to all. I am finding that other people my age scoff at the idea of trying anything new to help themselves. A simple change in diet is all it takes to prevent illnesses. Others my age are on an arm long list of meds...have ailments that are to long to pronounce. I myself just keep searching for anything new to improve my health and am not afraid to try new things! I am so not ready for the rocking chair just yet! Juice toast to you today!
Comment by Patti S. Taylor on October 8, 2012 at 7:48am

Hi guys its so nice to see some folks from my era, I'm closing in on senior status(despite my birthdate posted). Looking forward to sharing and learning with people who can relate.

Comment by Ann Roberts on September 3, 2012 at 10:15am

Hello everyone! I have been Raw for over year off and on, more off. I saw/heard the results of raw and prayers Sunday. A man at church was diagnosed with cancer, went thru surgery and was suppose to start chemo. I had been bringing raw snacks to his wife's prayer group. He refused chemo (May10) and started reading everything raw and changed his diet. Sunday he announced he was cancer free!! Thank you Lord!!

Comment by Cas on August 17, 2012 at 5:06pm

Thank you, Nathalie.  

Comment by nathalie carles on August 17, 2012 at 12:57am

Cas, you feel better after 9 days!!! This is fabulous!!! Keep going and you'll feel better and better. To my point of view there is no age to start to get better. Even if you were a 100 I would say the same! Keep going, consistancy is the key to success (or one of them)

Comment by Cas on August 16, 2012 at 10:18pm

Hi, I used to do juice fasts for 29 days when I was younger.  Now I'm on day 9 and I wonder if I can be hurting myself doing it at this age.  I'm doing mostly carrot, ginger, kale, parsley, celery, cucumbers, and beets and apples occasionally.  I noticed small things going wrong with my health (diverticulitis, summer cold that is now in my lungs) and thought I needed to do something profound to turn my health around.  I would like to continue this for another two weeks.  I do water enemas every two days if I don't have a bowel movement.  I drink 32 ounces of juice and 32 ounces of water a day.  Today I started to finally feel great but I don't feel like I have my full health back yet so I want to continue.  Pros or cons are greatly appreciated.  Thank you.

 

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