"Buying organic in my area (of vast farmlands) is extremely expensive. We grow many veggies in the summer, lettuce cucumbers tomatoes etc with NO pesticides at all...and we have no insects. I grow pots of many herbs. What I must buy…"
"Please say it's not true! What about eating off the land? Maybe I have idealistic visions of moving there so I didn't have to buy my food anymore and eat mostly wild grown foods and join raw food communities that grow their…"
"Hi Donna Marie- welcome! The thing is that produce has been sprayed from the time the seed was planted. The chemicals are inherent in the food itself. I've also heard that you can still label something organic as long as it hasn't been…"
"I find for myself that things feel easier when I am asking Which is better? When I ask which is worse, I feel discouraged and defeated before I start. Sometimes it even keeps me from starting. The simple switch to Which is better? just…"
"I'm aware of the dirty dozen, and thus have not been purchasing anything on that list... that is my question. Would you completely avoid that group if you couldn't find it organically, or would you, short term (2 or so months) go…"
"It depends upon what it is. Get a list of the top 10-20 fruits & veggies with the most amount of pesticide residue and make your choices. I won't touch a raspberry or strawberry if it's not organic, but I will eat…"
"I wondered what the long term effects were for pesticides, fungicides and whatnot- stomach cancer- YIKES!! So yeah, I think that's a pretty legit question. There's not a whole lot of organic in my area either- and what is organic is about…"
"Life is GOOD in CR but I do like it when I can find organic even more! This country uses too many chemicals. My province has the highest rate of stomach cancer too, sigh! In certain areas they are becoming more educated and I sometimes drive 1.5…"
"Me too. I eat raw, organic, ripe, local whenever I can - feel like a hunter-gatherer at times. LOL If not I will get conventional and wash really well or peel. I had heard to put a dash of hydrogen peroxide in the water for a bit. Anyone know…"
"I live in Costa Rica where finding organic is tough and so I'm with Karen. There just wouldn't be enough variety for me if I didn't eat un-organic. I was with salt and vinegar allowing the fruits and veggies to soak for about 5…"
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Raw foodie, homeschooling SAHM mom to one wonderful 6 year old daughter.
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What percentage of your current diet would you estimate is raw foods? (this answer many change over time)
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Today is the very final day of our 11 Weeks of RAW RESULTS. I want to congratulate and celebrate with you for staying the course from start to finish! Your final numbers MUST be posted by tonight at 10 pm Eastern Time - I will not be taking late weigh ins for our final results:http://ning.it/r0x0YT
Thank you so very much for your participation in both the RAW RESULTS Vault & the Weight Room. I also appreciate you taking the time to fill out the RAW RESULTS Evaluation and I want to encourage you to PLEASE post your before/after photos and measurements! I know that in time you will appreciate having these photos and statistics.
Please stay plugged into the The Vault beginning today, as I will be sharing the list of prizes winners for our final closing day celebration!
You are never stuck. Things can and do and always will change. It is hard to remember this in the darkest hours. But do not believe that you are stuck. Change is inevitable. Breakthroughs happen every day. Know that every little hope, every positive idea and every struggling step forward is a sure step on the path to a breakthrough. And don't forget that happy thoughts will help you fly! ~Jinjee