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August 2012 Blog Posts (102)

Juice Feast Day 5

Last night I cooked turkey Italian sausage and mashed potato's and green beans for my kids. That was a fairly difficult undertaking because I was showing my 13 year old how to no headphones!

Then last night I woke up because I was dreaming about that same meal and I was now hungry! I meditated for 15 minutes and went back to sleep. That was some serious hunger pains I'll tell you.

I find that during the day at work is the easiest because I'm busy and I can follow a…


Added by Roman G. on August 31, 2012 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Ovarian Cancer

So my doctor is suspecting that I might have ovarian cancer. I'm 29 years old. He will be starting the testing to find out for sure. I'm not sure what fruits & veggies to start in-taking on a heavier level to assist with this. Can anyone please give me some ideas?

Added by Cassandra Lowrance on August 31, 2012 at 1:25am — 13 Comments

Juice Feast Day 4

It's day 4 of the feast and I'm feeling really good. I started adding more pure vegetables juices yesterday and that seemed to do the trick. I also started really concentrating on drinking more water.

The fruit based juice was getting too sweet for me, so I've shifted more to veggies. On my first fast I tried going mostly vegetables from the start and that made the fast a lot harder for me for some reason. I suppose everyone is different.

I found a trick for having to cook…


Added by Roman G. on August 30, 2012 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

How much is too much?

I am worried about the sugar content in some of my juices and raw fruit, Diabetes runs in the family. 

I'd love to think that we could eat whatever we want on Raw but I think I must have that wrong considering how many calories there are in a slice of my raw pizza. 687 calories per slice on an 8 slice pizza!

Any suggestions on how much fructose and good fat is too much?

Added by LisaNewf on August 30, 2012 at 4:07am — 7 Comments

What little act of kindness will YOU do today?

An Unexpected Act of Kindness Makes This Woman's Day

Meet Gary Gaddist and Danielle Hatherley Carroll. Gary is a hardworking Parks Department worker in lower Manhattan who collects trash five days a week. Danielle lives in the neighborhood that Gary works in and one day she lost something very important to her in the trash and thought it was gone forever - her wedding ring.…

Added by Susan : ) on August 30, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

I'm passing my classes so far at IUPUI!

To all my brothers and sisters:

I have some good news for all! I am winning (passing my classes) at IUPUI. So far, I have completed the Summer 2012 semester, and now I'm starting my fall 2012 Semester! I'm doing really good so far! I don't have very many semseters to go because my credits from Ivy Tech Community College have transfered to IUPUI. This semeseter, I'm Taking Nutrition and Statistics! I'm doing good. We have that Raw Food Rehab Pride,…


Added by Vanessa Machelle Helm on August 29, 2012 at 2:38pm — 4 Comments

3rd Day 75% Raw

I was so extremeley nauseated yesterday and with an unbelievable headache. I finally vomited.  Today is much better. I am not one bit hungry at all. My energy comes and goes. I have alot of anxiety and feel jittery and nervous.  I have some body aches and am very tired.  I would really like a nap but am working.

Added by Joan Bliefernicht on August 29, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Juice Feast Day 3

So far so good. I'm actually surprised that it's not harder but it may be the fact I was already eating raw for a while when I started this fast. I did a fast about 4 months ago and it was not as easy as this. My advice is try to eat raw before starting the juice fast. In my case it's actually made a difference or maybe I just haven't hit the wall yet! :)

The way I feel now I may go a bit longer than the week, but I'm taking it one week at a time.

Added by Roman G. on August 29, 2012 at 11:19am — 2 Comments

Are You Walking With Me?

If you don't have a dog to walk...Walk Yourself!

Make it your new habit to walk out your stress!

Now that the weather is cooler again, I am on my walking trek...Join…


Added by Susan : ) on August 29, 2012 at 3:30am — 6 Comments


There is an up-coming anniversary date next week that I cannot help but acknowledge. It is looming large before me and, I think, has been the catalyst for all my tears these past couple of days. Maybe if I talk about it, I can get past it. Who knows.

On Sunday, September the second, it will mark exactly one year since Chuck stepped out of his trucking job….permanently.

Trucking was what he did for basically the past 16…


Added by Heather Niewadomski on August 28, 2012 at 8:31pm — 4 Comments

Day 16!

Hi RFR Friends!

I've arrived at Day 16 of my juice feast. It's been great so far!  A couple things I've noticed:

1)  The experience of not eating gets easier. 

I volunteer in a healthy cooking class for patients at UCSD. It's an awesome class (mostly cooked, macrobiotic-influenced cuisine) and the food always smells great. I volunteered the first day of my juice fast and it was definitely a bit challenging. However,…


Added by Emily on August 28, 2012 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments


I am trying to go at least 75% raw.  Yesterday I had some caffeine but today none and have a terrible pounding headache.  Plus, I am really tired and just want to sleep. I am having some cooked vegetables for dinner and some beans. I hope the headache disappears tomorrow.  I also am feeling anxious and my body temp is fluctuating wildly.

Added by Joan Bliefernicht on August 28, 2012 at 1:48pm — 3 Comments

Sick & Tired (literally): a Confession

It's been a while since I've been here... A few years back I was high raw, fit & fabulous! I had lost 70lbs, was walking, cycling, doing hot yoga & I felt the best I ever had... Then it all went downhill at an alarming rate...

My level of stress at work sky-rocketed, especially when people started noticing the weight-loss & started getting mean: you're too skinny (I was 162lbs & 5ft 5) you're starving yourself, etc. But my biggest shift came when I decided to start…


Added by Erin Lee on August 28, 2012 at 1:10pm — 5 Comments

Juice Feast Day Two

Although I've been on three day juice feasts, I've never attempted a week before.

Day one as expected was a down day as far as energy. I made sure to not have anything planned for that very reason.

As expected day two is much much better and I'm at work, which actually makes juicing a little easier for me.

I know I'll make the entire week, but I'm starting to think about going a bit longer. ;^) I'll play that by ear I suppose.

More later...

Added by Roman G. on August 28, 2012 at 12:32pm — 6 Comments

My very first 5K for animals!!

I am very excited, a little nervous & feeling supremely lazy as of late!! I signed up to run my very first 5K for PETA~ People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals~ on November 11th. My back has been hurting, I have very tight muscles & ligaments in my hips (perhaps from not doing yoga & getting massages after the birth of my son 21 months ago!!) and no proper running shoes, so I do have good reason for not necessarily 'hitting the road running' right out of the gate, but I am…


Added by meleakua on August 27, 2012 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

What a Freeing Feeling!!

I absolutely LOVE this quote:

The BEST DAY of your life

is one on which you decide

your life is your own.

No apologies or excuses.

No one to lean on, rely on or blame.

The gift is yours--It is an amazing journey--

And you alone are responsible for the…


Added by Susan : ) on August 27, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

I've Been Gone Forever

I realized today that I have been gone forever from this site and really this awesome way of life!  I think life just gets in the way sometimes and I find myself kind of in between raw and cooked.   We recently moved to a different state and I got a new job.  I am going to try to head back to mostly raw since that is when I feel the best.  Today for instance I had an apple for breakfast, and baby carrots, cherry tomatoes, and pumpkin seeds for lunch.  I am lucky that I now work at a co-op in…


Added by Amber on August 26, 2012 at 8:27pm — 2 Comments

On setbacks and The Big Picture

Today I celebrate day 14 of my juice feast!  I have arrived at two lovely weeks. I sit here sippping orange-plum juice with a teaspooon of chlorella (miraculous for detoxification AND 50-60% protein).  I have had my ups-and-downs during this feast, as with any experience that asks us to grow and stretch our wings, and there is one quick little example I'd like to share!

On Day 2 of my juice feast, I was awake early, preparing all of my juice for the day in one shot (as I…


Added by Emily on August 26, 2012 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Who Will Decide for YOU?

In reality, the only person who can really decide for YOU!

Every day, perhaps many times a day, you have an opportunity to get down and out discouraged...

What would happen in your world if you passed up those opportunities and DECIDED to be content!

Learn to go with the…


Added by Susan : ) on August 26, 2012 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Nut free Mocca Mousse Recipe!

Up for a decadent *nut free* treat with a twist of coffee? You got it!

Come join the tea party :)

/Karolina Eleonóra


Please feel free to share your recipe in the RFR Kitchen in the Dessert Discussion!…


Added by Karolina Norman on August 25, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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