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July 2013 Blog Posts (57)

Made a Decision

OK so I made the decision to actually join this community becoming public in my determination to control my health through what I put in my mouth... Which lead me to Paul's site, Cleanse America, and I joined that too.

Since Penni has designed this great site to be interactive - I decided to participate by following directions and filling out the personal information page,…

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Added by Pat Carpenter on July 31, 2013 at 8:17pm — 2 Comments

Hi! I'm Back!

I have been away from this forum and the raw food diet for awhile, easily one year.  I feel terrible, my gallbladder has been flaring up on a regular bases now.  It makes me feel like I have the flu.  I get nauseous first, then hot and cold sweats, shaky and my blood pressure goes up.  I usually vomit at least once then I have diarrhea.  I take a pill for nausea, but it takes awhile for it to work, so I lay down on my bed…

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Added by Barbara LuCore on July 31, 2013 at 6:00pm — 3 Comments

Keeping it Up

I have the afternoon sleepies! I think I am going to go whip me up a juice, maybe carrot, beets, apples and pineapple? I hear carrots are good for energy. So about my journey to Awesome, I have added the nuts to my work lunch and it really does help keep me full. I usually eat two bananas, a good bit of nuts, blueberries, apples and strawberries for breakfast. It doesn't seem like a lot, but I have good size helpings and I feel so full after I eat. I think when I said I was starving by my…

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Added by Honey Bunny on July 31, 2013 at 4:09pm — No Comments

Raw Peach Raspberry Cobbler

I was fortunate enough the other day to get a bunch of peaches from my Dad- what bounty! And the orchard peach trees are loaded down! So I came up with a recipe for a raw peach raspberry cobbler that is delightful!! I hope you try it and enjoy it as much as I am!…





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Added by Lorraine P. Johnson on July 31, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Day 21: Moving on to green smoothies

So this is day 2 of my job training. Plan on having a green smoothie this morning. Salad for lunch and apple and nutbutter for snack.

Really not liking this job I am training for but hmm, guess I will bare through it and see if I can do it. Dreading it already. So I am going to see what I can learn today and maybe it will not be as bad as I anticipate. Have looked for other jobs and there is just not much out there. Will keep looking and hopefully something better will come…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 31, 2013 at 7:05am — 1 Comment

Meatless Monday

Hey Everyone! I hope you are having a fabulous Monday! Being unable to sleep last night- until 4A I ended up getting up at 2p this afternoon!! Crazy! But here is my Meatless Monday post- just in time for dinner!



I have been making so many meals lately from the bounty that my garden has produced this year- I have zucchini coming out my ears! Saturday I picked 7 cucumbers, the biggest zucchini yet- it made zucchini bread and enough spiralized noodles…

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Added by Lorraine P. Johnson on July 30, 2013 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

Day 20: New beginnings

so I begin training for the new job today. Thinking this is the path God wants me to take for now. Drinking my celery, cucumber and apple juice this morning. will take a salad with cucumbers, avacado and tomato and some olives. Snack will be apple with almond butter. Also taking a gallon of water. Hope it will do the trick for this first day of trainng.

Day 20 on juicing and tomorrow I will stwitch things up a bit. Going to do a green smoothie and cut the juicing out for now.At least…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 30, 2013 at 6:54am — 2 Comments

Day 19: Leaning in to the day!

Monday, the beginning of a new week and feeling energized! Have a job enterview for a part-time job. Not real excited about it but it is a necessity. I will have to work evenings which is not what I really wanted. At least it will be part time. That is if they hire me.

I am working a personal business along with this so it will be in addition to what I am currently doing. Was really hoping for day hours as it makes it easier with kids and transportation. I don't want to work more than…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 29, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments

Determined to Feel Awesome

I am beginning to realize that my food choices have more of an affect on me than I originally thought. I am now determined to hold myself accountable starting now. I will settle for nothing less than foods that will make me feel awesome! I figure if I blog about my journey to feeling awesome I will be more motivated and have a little support, too.

 

So, my first dilemma is how to make it through my work day eating the right way. Since I work with food and stay super busy, I…

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Added by Honey Bunny on July 28, 2013 at 8:03pm — 4 Comments

Day 18: Feeling hopeful, peaceful and accomplished!

Making juice today from celery, beet, apple and cucumber. Nice clean juiice!  I am drinking about one pitcher of juice in the mornings now. Then the rest of the day is salads or smoothies. Still eating my avacados! Love them! However ont he days I eat nutbutters I do not eat the avacado. Don't want to over do it on the fat. Some days I dont eat either one. I play it by ear and if I am craving fat I eat it, if not I don't.

Cleaning out more files and sorting them. It is a good feeling…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 28, 2013 at 9:26am — 4 Comments

Day 17: Feeling tired today but peaceful.

Took my son shopping last night for school clothes. It was fun. He is so easy to shop with. Very practical with money and probably the easiest kid I have ever had. He has always done his homework without me having to bug him to do it. Straight A student and very thoughtful of others. I adore him! I love my girls too of course but they are totally different in personality. Both are artistic and fun loving and well, not always as practical. Great kids though! It amazes me how all three are so…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 27, 2013 at 10:09am — No Comments

Day 16: feeling Savory!

Have decided to juice in the mornings only and today I wanted something savory so only veggies with tomato and small beat, celery, cucumber and kale. Not bad! I sometimes like to sprinnkle a bit of sea salt in the top to give it a kick and so it taste like a V-8 of sorts. In my case a V-5! Anyway this is how I plan to continue with my 90 days. Juice in the morning and salads for lunch and dinner and perhaps a smoothie for one of those meals.No grains, dairy, or gluten of any kind. I…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 26, 2013 at 8:32am — 3 Comments

55 Days, Lazy Lady's Raw, and Spoiled in Portlandia

Time flies when you're eating lots of kale.  And sprouts.  And avocados!  I'm cruising along with my "lazy lady's raw."  Basically, I wake up every day and make a green juice and drink it.  I bring I quart of green smoothie with me to work.  I sip on that all day till lunch.  I usually have a big salad with tons of veggies and a few tablespoons of cooked beans (I am high raw, a la Hallelujah Diet, so I get 15% cooked veggies or legumes.)  Then for dinner I have something fancy--but I don't…

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Added by Heather L.O.V.E. on July 25, 2013 at 6:00pm — 5 Comments

Day 15: Got fresh veggies from the farmers market/re-evaluating

So I am on day 15 of juicing and was talking with my friend the body builder who also has had past struggles with hypoglycemia. I am thinking that perhaps rather than juicing as much as I have been , cutting it down and only having juice in the morning and going to more raw veggies and salads etc. I actually feel better that way. So maybe going back to green smoothies etc. After talking to him, he thinks that even with the green juicing it is still alot of sugar for the body to deal with.…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 25, 2013 at 1:26pm — 3 Comments

Special request for your favorite raw food recipes :-)

Going to Chicago soon to visit my friend who has cancer. She is working with a friend of mine who helps cancer patients support their immune system with alkaline foods and a shake with super nutrition in it along with alkaline water.

Would love to hear about your favorite raw food lunch recipes that are easy to take to work. Salads etc. Avacado is one of the things my friend wants her to include in her diet for the good fats. I know there are lots of recipes on here but what are some…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 24, 2013 at 9:22am — 6 Comments

Day 14: Going biking with my daughter

got my juice on and now we are going for a bike ride. Feels good to get some activity going again.Did not feel like it the first week and a half or so. Going to be a hot day.I tried a pair of pants on that I was hoping to get into and sadly could not button them yet. The reason it is so sad to me is because the first part of May I was able to get them on easily and zipped, although they were too tight to actually wear. So I had two months of inactivity that brought weight gain on to the tune…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 24, 2013 at 8:16am — 2 Comments

Optimum Food Chart

Optimum Food Chart

Foods eaten optimally by peeps? Despite modern tendencies to make determinations based upon microscope viewing, better ways to choose food exists. Senses have kept our species from going extinct over millions of years. Combining those senses with knowledge about which foods exist biochemically more available to the body leads us to a higher level of health, when other health-building practices such as breathing fresh air,…
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Added by Sunshine on July 24, 2013 at 6:12am — No Comments

Day 13: 2 Timothy1:7

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind. Added this to my positive affirmations yesterday. So today is day 13 and this morning I walked with a friend. Will do some elyptical with my daughter this evening at the gym. Feeling really good now. Still juicing most of the day but having fresh fruit as a snack and the avacado for my fat.

Amazingly enough, I juiced a carrot and guess what?! No reaction! so I am thinking that my leaky gut is healed…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 23, 2013 at 11:04am — 2 Comments

Will Poison Myself For Others

That's my sign. I'm not sugar coating it. That's the bottom line. This is something I really struggle with.



I have every reason to put my health first. I suffer horribly with food reactions, my health is not the best and I have had a real serious health scare recently. I do well on my own, in my own home and occasionally out in restaurants with a plan of attack but when it comes to other people and eating with them, I start to crack.



Last week, I went out of town for… Continue

Added by Jodi is Purely Nourished on July 23, 2013 at 5:16am — 6 Comments

Day 12: Feeling light and thinner/focus: Faith and peace.

Wow! I am seeing a difference in my body! considering not even weighing at the 30 day mark because I want to keep the positive mental mind set and as I have mentioned before, scales discourage me. I have thought about not even weighing until day 90. Of course I will weight then just to see what the total results are. But to keep a positive mental frame and keep myself motivated to continue this journey, perhaps stepping on the scale would be best at the end. Hmmmm. Will see. Anyway, I am…

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Added by Raw Truth on July 22, 2013 at 9:38am — No Comments

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