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May 2010 Blog Posts (327)

back in the flow...

After a couple weeks of travel, half a dozen birthday parties, and extra stress at work, I am back to focusing on raw food. It was fun to see friends and share some meals with them & with family, but I am so excited to be getting back to eating for myself & that means... raw!



I am going to go to about 80% for this week (I have two potlucks to go to this week, so I'm leaving a little space to eat cooked foods there, but otherwise raw!) and then the week after that - "High Raw"… Continue

Added by Kate on May 31, 2010 at 8:30pm — 5 Comments

My experience with whole grains.

I'd rather eat a piece of the white wonder bread that sticks to the top of your mouth than any of the so called healthy whole grains on the market today. I learned the hard way and had been dealing with stomach discomfort for years on end. One day I decided that was it and haven't looked back since. I feel alive like I've never felt before. It's hard to put words to the blissfull vibrancy that I feel each day. And it's sad to see the countless people suffering day in and day out on the healthy… Continue

Added by Anthony Coppa on May 31, 2010 at 8:15pm — 4 Comments

Glow? Me?! Srsly?!!

Last night, I don't remember what the conversation was about, but all of a sudden, my husband said something like, "Yeah, you look a lot healthier. You have a glow about you."


Did he say I glow? Like a raw food glow?! Yes, he did. I asked if he knew that that's how raw foodists are often described, when the health radiates from within. Nope, he didn't. Just said it because that's what he sees.


Love it!


My mom asked for…
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Added by Debbie V on May 31, 2010 at 5:43pm — 8 Comments

Day 5 of semi-juice feast, I can't find juices I like... (& questions)

Hi all,



I hope everyone is having a beautiful weekend full of love! (Not so much for me... well of course there is love, but we're all so tired and grumpy! =).



So these 5 days have been fun! Not easy, but fun. No huge symptoms - mild headaches, fatigue, and my digestion has slowed down quite a bit (I just left a message for a colon cleanse therapist). I was prepared to feel really terrible.



That said, I'm doing a semi-cleanse. It feels like a big adjustment. I've… Continue

Added by Cari on May 31, 2010 at 4:31pm — 5 Comments

Memorial Day Weekend_Slumber My Darling

You may wonder why my post has this title. Well, I've been thinking on and off this weekend, what does Memorial Day mean to me. And then I happened to put on a wonderful CD entitled Heartland An Appalachian Anthology with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell & Allison Krauss...to name a few.



When I think of Memorial Day, my heart can't help but go back to times before my own existence. To all the many men & women who loved and lost for many causes. How that shaped the fact that… Continue

Added by Kathleen Ruhl on May 31, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

update: back to work and doing a cleanse

Hello raw fooders. I am pleased to say that I am recovering more and more and I now have a job, working for a political activist organization. I start in ten days and I am committing myself to putting all the

wisdom I’ve gained about the body into action so I can be in optimal

physical/psychological condition for work. It’s all about hot tea, ice water,

and green smoothies (nothing else except Omega 3s…

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Added by Stephen Cooper on May 31, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Master Cleanse - Committment

Ok so I've toyed with this over the past few months, had read up on the do's and don'ts - and still had not quite committed to doing it right. Managed to use it as a mini-reboot for a day or so, but usually made a hash of it by day 2.

Well that was then. It really is so important to get things straight in your head first, that you are making a committment. Well I decided yesterday that today was the day. Started looking at a couple of blogs and video diaries, thanks Cera and…

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Added by Morello Berry on May 31, 2010 at 7:46am — 6 Comments

A Few Minutes of CHOICE that can CHANGE Your Life!

 

Hale Dwoskin shares some simple truths...

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Added by Susan : ) on May 31, 2010 at 6:00am — 10 Comments

What a great 75th episode of 'Its a high raw life' , good guspacho!

Hey there,

Well fine tuning my tendencies to eat healthy anyways has been a struggle, unbeleivable to me really.

I guess it's all part and parcel of changing habits and harnessing the true value of health. I am hanging out with my boyfriend a lot more because I work all day then visit him to enjoy the rest of the day, whilst he eagerly cooks non raw meals for me. Even he knows I'm doing my best at being raw and I've accomplished what a lot of others cannot with my…

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Added by Karalee McAskill on May 30, 2010 at 8:04pm — No Comments

Possible Detox and Some Things That Aren't Helping!

I think I'm going through detox, at least emotionally. I've been really nasty and hateful and antagonistic for no real reason, and prone to crying jags. I'm dealing with a lot of old established feelings and inner critics and trying to clean them out.

My older sister passed away on Friday. She was 44. She destroyed her liver and she got pneumonia and it went to her liver, and the rest of her shut down little by little once she was on life support. I hadn't spoken to her in…

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Added by Sharon S. on May 30, 2010 at 5:10pm — 5 Comments

A Fresh Start!

I've been mostly raw lately, and am suprised how different things taste! All my old favorite foods (pickles, mashed potatoes, white bread, ) and the one food that I crave (cinnamon sugar toast) I was able to make raw! (xylitol crystals, raw sprouted "bread" and cinnamon! then I make it stick with coconut oil) Also starting to like things that I haven't before. It feels like I was never REALLY tasting or smelling anything before. It's all so strong and new!

I'm working on…

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Added by Hannah on May 30, 2010 at 3:32pm — 3 Comments

Day 51 (I think)

It is Sunday, one day after my 6th anniversary. I feel so blessed and lucky to have such a wonderful husband. We went canoeing, and ate at a place called the Grouse Nest in Hocking Hills. Well, it didn't offer anything vegetarian, let alone vegan or raw vegan. I had a salad, which ended up still having cheese on it, a mushroom and onion dish that ended up being sauteed in some beef broth/fat thing, and wild rice pilaf, which wasn't too bad with little diced carrots and celery in it. Most… Continue

Added by Cera on May 30, 2010 at 10:23am — 1 Comment

Learning from fall backs

Hi everyone!



My last blog post was about having less cravings for processed foods due to drinking green smoothies. Well, as to be expected, those cravings showed up again two days ago. I was still drinking my green smoothies, but all of a sudden that package of chocolate covered cookies in the pantry was too much to handle. And of course I didn't only eat one cookie, hell no... why not eat the whole package? ;-)

Anyway, I didn't feel frustrated about it or very regretful, it… Continue

Added by Daphne on May 30, 2010 at 8:47am — 5 Comments

Cafe 118 degrees Orlando

I went to Cafe 188 degrees Saturday night at 7PM. It is the only Raw restaurant in Orlando. I was the only customer. I asked the waitress for some Young Tai Coconut water. She said that they were out. I asked why they couldn't go and buy some, since they had over 10 Asian Markets within a 2 mile radius. ( In fact, I brought three on my way back to the Motel)

I had Cherry milk shake, Chile Rellenos, and Crispy Vegetable Summer rolls. The food was well prepared and the portions were adequate… Continue

Added by Papajoe on May 29, 2010 at 9:40pm — 10 Comments

What does a RAW backyard BBQ look like?

Hi my lovely RFR-ers!

I hope everyone's having a fabulous weekend so far.

What does a RAW BarBQ look like? What have you all done in the past?

Thank you and happy weekend,
C


Added by Cari on May 29, 2010 at 6:39pm — 10 Comments

Not doin' so good lately...help...

It's been an intense last few weeks...I ain't doin' very good, health-wise...not sleeping much...working too much...diagnosed with hypothyroid (explains a LOT!) & struggling to stay raw....

....gained a little weight back...feelin' like a slug...tryin' to get back on track, know what I need to do...wish I could just slow down & FOCUS on HEALTH again...wish I could sleep...wish I wasn't in so much…

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Added by Anastazia on May 29, 2010 at 6:30pm — 7 Comments

Skin Doc and R & R Day



This is what I have in mind today. I would love a hammock in the shade- preferably on a beach somewhere but then I really am dreaming.



I am still recovering from my hike- (to see pictures check out the Walking…

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Added by Jodi is Purely Nourished on May 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

We need user friendly uncookbooks

I have been uncooking for about a year now. I now have uncookbooks from 8 authors. I found myself getting home to a refrigerator full of food and thinking I have nothing for dinner. And I was wasting a lot of food.



So recently, I have started serious meal planning. I look at what I have on hand, then look through uncookbooks for ideas and photocopy recipes. I make a list of meals, then plug them into the great spreadsheet that Raw Food Rehab members provided us. In a binder I keep the… Continue

Added by Beth Lampron on May 29, 2010 at 11:17am — 12 Comments

Never a dull moment and The sky is falling okay just snakes from the sky?

Yesterday colonoscopy prep. Today colonoscopy then resting on computer and two 2 foot snakes land next to my right arm whilst I am typing on the computer. YES I screamed!!!!! At first I thought hubby tossed a fake snake until they moved!!!! We can't figure out where they came from but they are now gone. They looked like bad snakes(Copperheads) so they were dispatched. We could not risk having them hide in the house. We now believe that they were Milk snakes.…

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Added by Jean on May 28, 2010 at 9:00pm — 15 Comments

Bits and pieces of my writings to get ME and you thru this holiday...let them resonate and enjoy!!

I'm feeling like I need a reminder cuz, this is the first real social thing I have been confronted with since I hibernated to the vault...let's do this and feel profoundly proud when we weigh in next week!!!!!! These are bits and bites of my poems since I locked myself into the vault and I need to remind myself what I am capable of......and especially how far I have come...I have worked super hard to release 15 pounds and I'm am gonna do anything I can to keep them far, far… Continue

Added by darlene knight on May 28, 2010 at 6:53pm — 7 Comments

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