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I bought some local apricots at the store yesterday and they are soooo  wonderful!  I am putting them in my green smoothies and just eating them plain....I could eat them by the pound.  My smoothie today is made with another head of romaine lettuce out of my garden, with some mixed baby greens, a banana, an orange, some strawberries, apricots and water.  It came out to be around 44 ounces....and is all I have eaten so far today.  I also had a tablespoon of dulse flakes.  I put a tablespoon…


Added by Alessandra on July 2, 2012 at 3:32pm — 1 Comment

July 1st - A Green New Day

I woke up this morning with a desire to be more raw.  For all of the possible reasons.  So I went out to my garden with knife in hand and the inner basket of a salad spinner to gather some lettuces before the sun got on them.  I was on guard for earwigs as I know they love to hide out in my I warned them (I think bugs can hear if not our thoughts exactly, our intentions) and I shook out the lettuce a bit, and cut the leaves off carefully making sure the earwigs had skedaddled…


Added by Alessandra on July 1, 2012 at 11:11am — 5 Comments


I just wanted to share this with everyone as it is a great alternative to antibiotics and really does the trick.  It is about getting rid of sinus infections, which if you will research, are all mainly actually a fungal infection....especially true for those of us with candida, but also true in general.   So taking an antibiotic is a double edged sword....and whenever you take an antibiotic you really need to take probiotics to stay in balance...but if you just go for the probiotics…


Added by Alessandra on June 20, 2012 at 11:16am — 6 Comments

Juice Feast Reboot Day 2

Last night was a bit tough.  My stomach was in full panic mode, jonesing for the cooked food very badly.  It took real effort not to have a bite of my son's chicken quesadilla, or make some toast.  Instead, I made a fruit smoothie.  Not quite juice, but definitely raw, and it got me through the night.  It was 2 mangoes, 2 oranges, some strawberries, some coconut meat from a young coconut, and a banana.  It was gooood.  And it got me through.

Today I got up, I was feeling tired and…


Added by Alessandra on April 27, 2012 at 4:27pm — 1 Comment

Juice Feast Reboot

Starting back on the juice today.....back on my 'drinking binge'.  Yesterday I released alot of stuff....I knew I was backed up, I had taken some Ultra Colon Cleanse herbal laxative capsules...kept waiting for them to work....then bing, bang, boom.....I had 3 large poops yesterday, plus several minor it all out....and so the net result of falling off the ladder was in terms of weight gain, practically nil, though what I do today is key to maintaining that....and I now feel…


Added by Alessandra on April 26, 2012 at 8:59am — 2 Comments

More Thinking Outloud

So after all that, asking myself, what makes me happy, was juicing making me happy, and it was, until I got off balance with it....I was throwing in alot of bitter herbs, dandelion plants with roots from our yard (we don't spray any chemicals), and it was really working my liver which was really making me moody, crabby, 'liverish', as well as it was hard to focus on anything, get anything done...I went into a funk..still in it.  but juicing was working, except for the time factor which…


Added by Alessandra on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

The Poop du Jour

Well, I haven't yet had my "poop du jour", feel a bit off there, as it's usually a first thing in the morning event, but it will come.  My juice feast ran into the wall........many reasons, but the biggest one, is the oldest one, self resistance...gotta love myself more?  allow myself??  ask myself why I am not allowing myself to succeed....but also, it was the time it takes to make the juice....and just not wanting to be tied down to 2 hours of making juice every evening, after working all…


Added by Alessandra on April 25, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

It's Happening.....

So, today is day 4 of my juice feast aka my drinking even though I felt like I didn't really sleep last night, I had a great night of being relaxed and sorting out whatever thoughts and emotions came up, and just generally detoxing both physically and mentally/emotionally.  Life is good. 

And today, I have had times when I just feel so darn great I almost feel like my body is levitating.

So, despite the relatively sleepless night, I was up at 8:30 and had a…


Added by Alessandra on April 21, 2012 at 4:56pm — 2 Comments

Can you juice ice cream??

lol...okay probably not, but I am sure I could make a juice that tasted like ice cream....trouble for me is that I am battling candida and it just would not do me any good right now.

I am sitting outside on my back deck, looking at my lovely lilac bush which is in full bloom and enjoying the wonderful scent the wind keeps bringing my way.  I got off from work early today (yay!) and went to the store and bought more produce for juice, also got 2 more organic pineapples to let ripen,…


Added by Alessandra on April 20, 2012 at 6:43pm — 3 Comments

Feasty Juice Day Two

Feasty, feisty, juice!  So today, I had to go back to work.  sigh.  It was a very slow day so that is good, but I am still tired and could use more days off.  Soon I will have some...just not quite yet.  I am very glad that I already had my days juice made as doing it first thing in the morning (it takes me about 2 hours) would not work.  Not at all.  So, after 1 day of juice I was down....4 pounds?  Maybe....there was a lot of parsley in my juice which is a strong diuretic, so that's part…


Added by Alessandra on April 19, 2012 at 10:14pm — 2 Comments


Now that I have more time, and soon more energy, I am diving into a 30 day juice feast.  I did 17 days once, it was good...just have to keep myself going with the making of juice for 30 days.  I was not craving anything, did not feel bad (did have occasional tired detox days)...I think it was just the chore of making the juice that got to me.  I really love my Greenstar juicer, but it takes longer to make the juice.  However I do think the quality of the juice is better, it doesn't get as…


Added by Alessandra on April 18, 2012 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

A bit of a detour...but not for long

Since Thursday I have only been high raw, not 100% work has been very very busy, I don't even like to stop and eat.....which is not good I know....but I have been eating as well as I can, and have only 2 more days of this insane schedule, and then I have Wednesday off and will go right back into 100% raw.

I have not been eating badly or having uncontrollable cravings for cooked's just the stress and the fatigue combined have made me want to eat a bit of cooked…


Added by Alessandra on April 15, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments

It Must Be The Raw!

I did not sleep well last was tired this up late.....grabbed some raw food....went to work...mood was not good.....felt frustrated....haven't been feeling any of the good energy from being 100% raw that I would expect....felt more like someone wrassling in the covers....all tangled up and trying to get out....was feeling like what was coming out was not enough for what has been going in....not sure what's up…


Added by Alessandra on April 11, 2012 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Beautiful full moon.....dreamy

I had a kind of dream last night that I haven't had in a long while.....a flying dream.  I rise up in the air, and can move around and go places.....that happened to me last night, but then I did sleep with the shade open so the light of the moon could shine on me while I slept.  It is such a gorgeous full moon....but then they all are.  Do go out and revel in it's beauty tonight.


I have been doing very well with 100% raw.  I have had a few times when I purposely ate some…


Added by Alessandra on April 7, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

A good day.

I don't think I explained my little glitch very well, but not sure if this is better but what caused me to get pulled back by candida was all the clean eating, and eating lots of raw garlic that day (Sunday) which caused cravings for sweets, so I let candida take the wheel (went unconscious) and ate raw nuts and currants...way too sweet for me, which set up a candida health crisis, which I won't go's complicated ....and so in trying to fix a situation caused by the candida I had…


Added by Alessandra on April 3, 2012 at 10:40pm — 2 Comments

One week ....insights and goals

After one full week of 100% raw I have learned some things and set some goals.  The main lesson I learned is that I have to be ever vigilante with my candida, as it's like a giant rubber band around me waist...the further I walk against it, the more it's going try and snap me it does not like the resistance.  And yesterday, I got snapped now, I am back at it....with more awareness.

I was detoxing majorly last week, just had the urge to eat well, and on Sunday made…


Added by Alessandra on April 3, 2012 at 9:00am — No Comments

It just keeps getting better

I had a rawsome day today!  I spent some time this morning getting things done around the house, made my boys fruit plates of mango, strawberries, kiwi and banana.....and I straightened out the fridge a bit more, got out my young coconut that has been in there for weeks.......and was still good so got a nice large glass of coconut water from it.

Then I got my bike down from the rack on the garage wall, pumped up the tires, loaded it into the back of my car and went out.  I…


Added by Alessandra on April 1, 2012 at 6:01pm — 1 Comment

An interesting observation

I have been 100% raw all week without any issues.  I have the occasional fleeting thoughts about cooked food, like when I am picking up breakfast for the office and the car has yummy smelling hot food in it, but I was never really tempted....had no cravings. 

Last night was the first time I had any cravings for cooked food and I think it is because of something that I did.  When I say 100% raw...I am not strict strict, ie I will have a salad dressing that is perhaps not raw…


Added by Alessandra on April 1, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

Living in the moment and loving it!

I am loving what raw is doing for me...and how easy it is this time.  And loving that it is Spring and warm and there are mangoes and strawberries....after nearly a week of 100% raw I am down 3 pounds, definitely still in cleansing mode, looking sparkly and getting closer to that high pure place that I want to be with my thoughts and emotions.

Yesterday I had a quart of green smoothie, a banana or two, a bit of raw almonds, a chia energy bar....water..and then dinner was a quart of…


Added by Alessandra on March 31, 2012 at 10:11am — No Comments

Loving the raw life

oooh....there is so much I would say....but I don't want to jinx myself......but I am at the point where I can really get into the fact that nothing tastes, and I mean NOTHING, nothing tastes as good as raw feels and looks.  I have been 100% raw for less than a week now and already I swear I look 10 years younger than I did last week.  But then last week I also had a cold.  But still, the difference is huge. 

I am happy to have a motivating force in play here, helping to stick to…


Added by Alessandra on March 30, 2012 at 8:36pm — 1 Comment

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