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I have two family members in my home with the flu!! What do you do to keep for getting the flu or lessening the severity of it? I am taking lots of fluids, taking extra Vitamin D and I am drinking different teas. I cannot have the flu right now, there is so much going on at work and I am taking care of other family members! Help!
I took today off of work to babysit some repairs at home. A rarity for me to take the day off of work. As I sit here and wait for the service people to arrive, I became frustrated with myself. I cannot seem to stay on a regime long enough for real long term change. So today I am starting at the beginning of my raw food journey. " Raw Food Cleanse" By Penni Shelton. If you haven't gotten this book, please do, it is one of the best step by step books for a Raw Food Cleanse available. …Continue
For me Lent is a special time of reflection, so this year I am going to do a Juice Fast. I am going to start Ash Wednesday. I would love to be able to go the full forty days that Jesus spent in the desert, but I know that Jesus would look kindly on me for whatever good changes I make during Lent. If anyone would like to join me on this journey, please do, your company would be a blessing.
Had my bi annual blood tests for cholesterol, Vit D and thyroid. I am so FREAKING elated... My HDL is 81....my glucose dropped to 98, no more Vit D or Vitamin b12 deficiencies, lost over 10 lbs from 6 mos ago. My thyroid is leveling out and my medication is now steady. My endo asked how this happened? She told me this is fantastic, how did I do this? I told her the truth, I eat a diet that is largely raw. She told me to change NOTHING, continue with what I am doing.... What is…Continue
The best wisdom and support comes from within your own family. "Never live a day thinking you are too old to do something" That is one of the lines written in a card to me from my 19 year old son. This boy is a wise soul, long time ago he reminded me of some song verse "life is like a dance, sometimes you lead sometimes you follow"
I hoped I did not lead my son to think that I thought I was too old to do anything, old is what shoes and bread become, not me. I know the first order…Continue
I had my first appointment with my Naturopath. I have found someone who will help keep me on the track to healing my body, thru raw and whole foods. I was so happy to find a supportive person. I was warned by some people that a Naturopath will just try to sell supplements. Well I did buy supplements, and actually less than I buy at the drug store. My ND told me she will work in conjunction with my MD and Endocrinologist. I left so empowered. I actually feel, after all of these years that I…Continue
I started in the vault and the progress has been slow for me. I thought I would kick it up and juice. As usual I was late to start juicing with the group, so I started on Monday the 23rd. I am following many of the "juicers" here and and have the typical symptoms of detox. I love how everyone is so quick to share ideas, recipes and support. I get waves of fatigue and then an enormous amount of energy, which I have been channeling to detox my home and work enviroment too! I find the hardest…Continue
Can you believe it, over 5000 members at Raw Food Rehab!!! I am a member of the Orignal Cast of Penni's Piglets and the transformation of this site is amazing. 5000 Members! Penni you must be busting with pride. And Susan the loyal assistant, my gosh, I am in awe.
I am a believing woman and I trust that God led me to Penni as I am sure alot of us feel. I am so thankful. Penni and RFR has changed my life and I am ever grateful. I know for us "orignals" this site can be a bit…Continue
Day 10 –100% Raw.
I have made it to day 10, 100% raw. I was looking for something pivotal to share with you on this milestone day. Nothing really jumping out at me. A lot of…Continue
I was one of the Original Cast members of Raw Food Rehab. Last year while going raw, my daughter noticed my eye color change from a dull gray blue to my childhood blue. Well, I have been 3 ½ days high raw and we noticed today that my eyes are getting bluer. I thought maybe this is just a weird thing that happens to me, since our bodies all respond differently to our diets. After some research…Continue
The purpose of life is the pursuit of happiness. But you sometimes lose your way and end up going in the wrong direction. When that happens, how do you change your life to make it better?
Happiness is an inside job. Before you change anything else in your life, have a look at yourself. If you don’t change who you are, any external changes you make will feel nice temporarily, but then you’ll go back to feeling the way you did before.
Here are the five points that will help you…Continue
I had asked Ce how she was 100% raw yesterday and she posted the following on my page.
I asked Ce if I could share this on my blog and she gave me her blessings. I am going to print this out and keep it close, as my mantra and to help keep the addict in me under control!
Added by Linda Ann on April 22, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments
Day Three and Counting
This is getting easier than before.
Breakfast" green smoothie, banana, spinach, hemp oil, apple and wheat grass powder.
Off to work
Snack: kale chips
Lunch: romaine, tomatoe and cukes.
Dinner: Spinach and romaine, tomatoe, cukes and red pepper rings.
Drank 64 ounces of water and three 16 ounces of green tea, I do not boil my tea, just add tea bag to cool…Continue
The USDA is well on its way to approving Monsanto's genetically modified alfalfa. In its own report, the USDA says that not enough consumers care enough about organic foods for the USDA to block Monsanto's modified alfalfa seeds. 
The USDA is only accepting public comments for the next two weeks. We need you to write to the USDA right now and tell them they must not approve Monsanto's mutant alfalfa.  We'll deliver your comments before the…Continue
I truly don't think the USDA nor Monsanto give two hoots about our children or grandchildren or the world in which they will live in. Take a look at this and make your decision. Mine was easy. Monsanta needs to stop this madness. The USDA needs to do it's job to protect us and stop MonsantoContinue