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Hi everyone. I am currently in school for holistic nutrition and I have been watching and subscribing to raw food websites. In school digestive enzymes comes up again and again, the best way to get them is by taking them or not cook your food. I want to go raw but it seems so overwhelming, I don't know where to start. What food do I buy first? What do I first start to change and incorporate? I really want to go raw, but every time I find a recipes I like, there is too many overwhelming ingredients, I don't have a dehydrator and I can't seem to find the right mixture. I am a type 1 diabetic, and all I keep hearing is " you can heal your diabetes with raw" . So how did you all start and what recipes? What are the basic ingredients I should have in my fridge and kitchen, as well as tools? Thanks guys. Once I get the hang I will be sharing all sorts of recipes. I am a really good creator with cooked food! :) now I am looking to get even better with raw! Xoxoxox

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Comment by Stephanie Baker on November 20, 2012 at 9:21pm

Dr Furhman wrote "Eat to Live"....awesome resource and he totally promotes high raw!! He has helped lots of folks overcome Diabetes

Comment by Alessandra on November 19, 2012 at 3:50pm

Great advice Mary Ann!  Lean in to it!  The more salads and green smoothies and raw foods you eat, the more your body will desire them.  You will do well.

Comment by Mary Ann on November 19, 2012 at 7:53am

I agree with everyone - I started by adding in a green smoothie every morning (that was 3 years ago and I STILL do it now!) and then I would concentrate on just ADDING more raw to your meals. Don't think of it as taking away things you enjoy - just start adding NEW things that are raw - in time, you will find yourself adopting a high raw lifestyle :) LEAN IN TO IT.....

Comment by Leandra on November 18, 2012 at 7:17pm
Thank you everyone.
Comment by Lisa Hesse on November 18, 2012 at 3:50pm

I concur with Deborah. Start with one green smoothy a day.  Spinach, 1 apple, 1 pear, 1 kiwi and 1 banana in a blender and add a handful of almonds. Top it of with cold water. Do that in the morning, seven days a week though. You''ll be surprised how your body will react to this drink.  Before you know it you'll want one at night time too. 

Check out the nutribullet. It's $120 but you can make $20 payments for 6 month. That's what i did.

Comment by Deborah Grissam on November 18, 2012 at 6:08am

Start with green smoothies- lots of fruit and some spinach - It is easy and deliciious  - for breakfast or lunch

 Since I am the only raw foodist in my family- making big batches  in the dehydrator has ended with me overeating  when it is done.  I like to just keep it very simple and just make up different salads dependent on what fruits and veggies I have on hand. 

I would start slow and not be overwhelmed by the MANY MANY products and equipment.  All you really need to get a good start is just a blender- I used my cheap blender at first until it broke and then upgraded.  But the cheap blenders work really well for smoothies.  I would suggest lots of greens, salads and smoothies.  It will help you feel and look fantastic-  I mostly use strawberries for my smoothies becasue I also have a sugar problem.  Sometimes I put in raw protein powder  or hemp seeds. 

Comment by Devona on November 17, 2012 at 6:15pm

There is a cookbook called Raw Made Easy For 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornbleet, she also has a dvd with the same title. She really breaks things down for those just getting into raw food and makes everything very easy to understand. The first time I saw her book and dvd I was at my library. I loved the book so much that I ordered it off of Amazon. The dvd is great but I didn't know if I would watch it again. You can google her and watch some of her videos online, they really helped me to get started.

Comment by Leandra on November 17, 2012 at 8:23am
Thank you :)
Comment by Susan : ) on November 17, 2012 at 7:54am

Check out the Diabetes Forum in the Wellness Center~~

Comment by Susan : ) on November 17, 2012 at 7:52am

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