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Joe the raw christian
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4 Kids - 36,34,30,& 13. Happily married for 21 years. Looking to reclaim lost energy & vitality. Eating mostly raw (85%).
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Posted on February 22, 2013 at 10:24am 7 Comments


Well, my paxil weaning is over. My body doesn't seem to be able to function at a high level with less than 30mgs, which is a small dose. I was hoping to be free of meds but if I can't function on my job and if I'm SNAPPY with my family, what's the point. So for now, its back to 30 mgs a day.


I've had bad panic attacks the last week or so & haven't been able to work. While I'm still highly raw and vegetarian, I don't like feeling this way. It's…



Posted on January 21, 2013 at 11:35am 2 Comments


I have been at 15mgs now for 3 weeks. My next level will be 13.5mgs which I will start Friday. I haven't been below 15mgs since '97.


I have had NO side effects and have been feeling great ( except when I eat SAD junk food).


I had a totally AWSOME experience last Saturday. I went to North Bay, MD with 80 youth from our church.We did a POLAR BEAR PLUNGE in the Chesapeak bay. It was one of the most exilarating experiences of my 57 yrs!!! …



Posted on January 3, 2013 at 3:17pm 2 Comments


Happy New Year!!


I am now down to 15mgs a day. The 1st couple of days after reducing, I can be somewhat touchy but for the most part I've been free of the terrible side effects people suffer when they try to reduce or stop an anti-depressant.


Food does make a HUGE difference. If you lay off the excito-toxins in most SAD food, you'll be less anxious. I'm in a great place right now with my food choices. I'm not 100% raw but I am Almost 100%…



Posted on December 19, 2012 at 4:31pm 1 Comment


I am continuing to wean from paxil. I'm down to 17.5 mgs. I started at 30 mgs 3 months ago. I have had NO negative side effects to speak of.


Still eating very high raw, about 90%, vegan 99.5%, but I did have veal parm at a Christmas party last Friday.


Today, I started to walk again. I did 1.5 miles. This program suggested that you not exerise unless you already were active but I just can't stand the feeling of my gut being on my lap…


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At 8:42am on March 6, 2013, Tanni said…

Hi Joe, thanks for the friendship!  I am on Facebook at  Have a beautiful day!  ~Tanni 

At 5:16pm on June 19, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Clinking my glass to yours! : )

At 10:01am on May 30, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Come take the RFR Mansion Tour!  

Click here for each room's index!

At 5:06pm on April 17, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Soooo glad YOU are in the House with us!

Because YOU are here!  : )

At 5:12am on March 20, 2012, Susan : ) said…

Goooooooooooooooood Morning! : )

At 12:17pm on January 20, 2012, Susan : ) said…

The only things you can control are:

how you think and speak,what you do:  what you eat, what you drink, when you move your body, when you sleep, how you will respond to any situation. 

Master these simple things positively and you will be amazed at the changes that will come into your life!  Let this be your year to SHINE!!

~ Susan Bradbury

At 4:26am on December 25, 2011, Heather W said…

Hey Joe!

Thanks for the comment. My son is doing good thanks for asking. Food addiction is very hard but I keep getting back up and pray I will see breakthrough. Hope all is well. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Blessings

At 3:40pm on December 19, 2011, Susan : ) said…

At 1:03pm on November 16, 2011, Susan : ) said…

This day has never been here before!

Let's welcome it with a round of applause

and CELEBRATE IT with a standing ovation all day long...



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