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Bethany Hagensen
  • 25, Female
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • United States
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Melissa Vaillant replied to Bethany Hagensen's discussion Constipation and Bloating in the group The Loo
"It may not be the amount of fiber you are getting but actually the types of sugars you are getting along with the fiber.  Certain sugars ferment in your gut causing both bloating and constipation issues. "
May 18, 2016
Celeste T. replied to Bethany Hagensen's discussion Constipation and Bloating in the group The Loo
"I would increase your intake of hot water with lemon.  :-) Not that I know how much you're drinking right now... haha More water can't hurt!  Best wishes.   Celeste"
Mar 29, 2016
Mae Jardine commented on Bethany Hagensen's blog post A Year of Juice
"Congratulations, Bethany!  "
Dec 22, 2014
Bethany Hagensen posted a blog post

A Year of Juice

This time last year, I really wanted to start juicing. I had made juice before, and even had gone on a 40 day juice feast years ago- but I always used a complicated juicer machine and it difficult to make it a long term habit. To make it easier, I started to make juice with a blender and a nutmylk bag/ strainer. It was so easy to make and so delicious, I made juice again the next day. and the next day. It's been a full year, and I have kept up the daily habit pretty well. (with a few missed…See More
Dec 16, 2014
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Nov 24, 2014
Penni replied to Bethany Hagensen's discussion Kelp Noodles in the group Real Food Pantry
"I purchase mine at my local Whole Foods."
Nov 12, 2014
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Real Food Pantry

The perfect place to chime in or start discussions on upgrading our ingredients, food storage , etc.See More
Nov 12, 2014
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Raw Food Recipes

This is THE place to find and post recipes. Simply post recipes in the comments under the appropriate category listed below. Including your original photograph of the finished recipe highly encouraged!See More
Nov 11, 2014
Kathleen Kelly replied to Bethany Hagensen's discussion Constipation and Bloating in the group The Loo
"have you tried Smooth Move tea"
Nov 11, 2014
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The Spa

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The Loo

Meet in the loo to discuss bathroom related issues. Ask & answer questions on digestion, colon hydrotherapy, enemas, etc. Even tho it's potty talk...we need to keep it clean ;- )See More
Nov 11, 2014
Bethany Hagensen replied to Penni's discussion Best Juice Recipes in the group The Liquid Lounge
"Cool Mint1 bunch of spearmint1 bunch of lemon balm 1/2 bunch of fresh lavendar 1 apple 1 bunch of kale"
Nov 11, 2014
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The Liquid Lounge

Hang out in the Liquid Lounge to share thoughts on juicing, smoothies, teas, elixirs and smart cocktails. Great place to share healthy drink recipes or talk about juice feasting/fasting.See More
Nov 11, 2014
Bethany Hagensen is now a member of Real Food Rehab
Mar 26, 2013

Profile Information

About Me: (at least a couple of sentences; ex: family, interests, hobbies, favorite quote, personal mission statement, etc
Hi! My name is Bethany and I live in Pittsburgh, PA. I am a student, amateur artist and a nanny.

Raw food was a powerful tool that I used to heal from a very serious illness that had bound me to a wheelchair. I was struggling with a Guillian-Barre reaction from a vaccine, fibromyalgia and chronic pain. It was a really rocky road, and I am so grateful for all of the healing modalities that helped me recover.
Raw food was a very important part of my journey; as was physical and occupational therapy, massage therapy, yoga, pharmaceutical-grade B12 supplements, juice fasting and the support of my family.

I was 100% raw for two years. After going through a stressful time, I stopped being so strict on the diet. I struggled to obtain balance, switching from eating 100% raw to cooked food back to all raw. I even tried adding in eggs! (I even gained some weight and re-obtained a few health problems in the process) This went on for three years!

Since January of 2014, I have been eating high-raw/ vegan. Being high-raw is way more do-able than being 100%, so it is easier to stick with in the long run.
Also, I challenged myself to start juicing every day again and that has been a very useful tool in keeping me on track and feeling great.
Lastly, I discovered weight training is very useful for my body. I wasn't well enough to do it for a long time, but I finally am at a place where I can experiment with fitness.
your website or blog address:
http://positivethinkingpositiveliving.blogspot.com
How did you hear about our community?
GITMR
What dietary interests do you have? (clean eating, vegetarian, vegan, paleo, weight loss, etc?)
Raw food, (for my health) vegan, (for philosophical reasons) and juicing/ fasting
What is your motivation for joining Real Food Rehab? (moral support, education, recipes, inspiration, fitness tips, etc.)
Moral support, inspiration, community

I really appreciate that this is open for all dietary types and friendly to all different types of people. When I first started raw food, a lot of people wanted to interview me for their vlogs. The comments were so hurtful, "Why is she 100% raw and so fat!?" I feel like those critical attitudes are really encouraged in the raw food scene. I am happy to have found a community that is dogma-free! I think it is much needed.
RFR Oath: I acknowledge that everyone is at a different point along their health & wellness journey and I will respect the individual progress and needs of others as they make lifestyle choices and changes of their own. I promise to do my best to keep this community drama free, and solicitation free. I understand that posting inappropriate material, personal attacks, personal or business solicitations or spamming of any kind can result in administrative action and/or removal from this community. I pledge to be respectful even if I do not agree with another member's opinion. Agreed?
Absolutely.

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At 10:21am on March 29, 2013, Susan : ) said…

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At 4:11pm on March 26, 2013, Susan : ) said…

Welcome to

our "Special Central Secret Place in Cyber Space"!

We are rolling out the red carpet for you! 

Make Yourself at HOME!! : )

I assist Penni in running this site. If you need any assistance here at RFR, feel free to call on me! I count it a JOY and a priviledge to walk beside you on your raw journey to health and wellness!


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Susan : )

At 4:10pm on March 26, 2013, Penni said…

Hi Bethany!

I'm so happy to welcome you to Raw Food Rehab! I have an orientation letter waiting for you HERE. This information will help you in navigating our virtual holistic retreat.

It is also very important that new members read our House Rules before posting anything to our site. I hope that you will make yourself at home, and please let me know if you have any questions!

Warmly,
Penni Shelton
Founder & Program Director

Bethany Hagensen's Blog

A Year of Juice

Posted on December 16, 2014 at 9:00am 1 Comment

This time last year, I really wanted to start juicing. I had made juice before, and even had gone on a 40 day juice feast years ago- but I always used a complicated juicer machine and it difficult to make it a long term habit.



To make it eas
ier, I started to make juice with a blender and a nutmylk bag/ strainer. It was so easy to make and so delicious, I made juice again the next day. and the next day. It's been a full year, and I have…

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