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post #81 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrskennedy View Post
For those of you who are, say, 75-100% raw, do you get sick when you eat cooked food? What do you notice when you eat it, and how long does it take to flush it out of your system, etc?
I would say that I feel noticeably less well after eating *most* cooked foods. And by this I don't mean anything that would qualify as junk food...even just certain simple soups can make me feel a bit gross, but not *sick* feeling. I will often notice things like burping or a bloated feeling...sometimes heartburn, but nothing terribly severe. Any raw food high that I might have been having definitely dissipates. I usually feel that it's out of my system by the next morning...and then I start again with raw.

I've been around 70-80% for a couple of years and have tried 100% a couple of different times with different methods. I haven't yet found my personal balance of what to consume, how much to work out etc to thrive on 100%. For me, being 100% did not make me feel better necessarily, which I took as a clue that I haven't found my stride with it. I'm aiming now for a very simple 80-20 diet...80% raw (high greens), 20% cooked vegan (simple things! no soy, no breads, no pastas etc). There are still certain cooked foods that don't make me feel badly after eating them...particularly if properly food combined. For example, millet, quinoa, lentils, brown rice more or less, certain legumes. And I only eat the cooked in the evenings...it's raw all through the day.

It's certainly a journey! And I'm still learning as I go....
post #82 of 145
I have been non-existant since I first posted on this thread, sorry. Part of it is because I abandoned Raw for a short while. Needless to say, I am back, and realize at least high raw is what I feel good at. More details about my journey later.
I still need to go and read through all the posts, but I wanted to share this little "yea moment" with you all.
I am the only one in the family who eats raw. My dh thinks I am crazy, kiddos think I just really like salad, and being healthy, so not so bad. They are used to me making "healthy" stuff for them to try, which is great!
Well, I made the raw ice cream from some website, can't remember now, and EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!! I am so excited! They have also had the avocado chocolate pudding and loved that too.
Slowly I am getting them to eat healthier.
Thanks for sharing with me.
post #83 of 145
I just wanted to introduce myself. I am new to raw foods, and was wondering if there was anybody else on MDC and I found this thread.

I've been trying to incorporate more raw foods into my diet lately, and I started out just with making a few new raw dishes here and there to improve my diet. Right away I noticed a HUGE difference though, between the way I felt when I ate those versus when I ate even "healthy" cooked food.

My goal right now is raw except for condiments and sprouted breads. It has only been a couple of days, but I feel really great for the most part. This started as kind of an experiment. I wanted to try it out for a month or two just to see how I felt, but already I'm feeling like I can't imagine going back to my old way of eating.

So anyway, hi.
post #84 of 145
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Originally Posted by MerelyGod View Post

So anyway, hi.
Hi! And welcome!

OK everyone, I just found another deliciously addictive green for my green smoothies!!!! Sunflower sprouts!!! Soooo good, and easy to blend.
post #85 of 145
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Hey all! Glad you found us MerelyGod. Hopefully you will find some interesting info here.

I have stopped my smoothie feast and have been feeling bleh. Things are going okay...but not great. Recently a friend suggested that I may be getting too MUCH fiber. Honestly? I didn't think that was even possible. V. Boutenko says that even at 100% you generally don't get enough. However, the friend who is an ND and is raw incidentally said several things that make sense. I am now staying at about 90% and keeping it as low fiber as possible. I'll continue to do 2 smoothies a day along with my other raw foods, but I won't do any more flax crackers, and will stay away from the really high fiber foods. I will start juicing to remove the fiber so I can get more greens. I will also be inroducing cooked potatoes and maybe a grain (non-gluten) on a regular basis. If my symptom disappears and I regain full health I'll know.

I have celiac disease. I have had overt symptoms for about 15 years. I did EAT to Live ad felt good, but not great-however that was before I removed gluten. The only time I had no symptoms was doing the SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet) IT required more cooking and it utilizes dairy and meat. I don't want/can't go back there as I don't want meat and ds can't handle raw milk which I am willing to do. We'll see if the low fiber approach works! I don't think it's a necessary thing for the general public, but I have had alot of gut damage which clearly isn't resolved.

It's funny-I have been so against juicing and here I am Ah well, I'm listening to Abraham's newest book and clearly this info came for a reason.
post #86 of 145
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Oh- is anyone else doing the next raw summit?
post #87 of 145
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Originally Posted by splunky View Post
I have been non-existant since I first posted on this thread, sorry. Part of it is because I abandoned Raw for a short while. Needless to say, I am back, and realize at least high raw is what I feel good at. More details about my journey later.
I still need to go and read through all the posts, but I wanted to share this little "yea moment" with you all.
I am the only one in the family who eats raw. My dh thinks I am crazy, kiddos think I just really like salad, and being healthy, so not so bad. They are used to me making "healthy" stuff for them to try, which is great!
Well, I made the raw ice cream from some website, can't remember now, and EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!! I am so excited! They have also had the avocado chocolate pudding and loved that too.
Slowly I am getting them to eat healthier.
Thanks for sharing with me.
That's great! Isn't it cool when you find those yummy things? I cracked up when we went to a halloween gathering and all the kids were yelling, "candy!" and my kids were looking around like they were crazy. They couldn't find their "candy" which is just date rolls! As far as they are concerned that is candy, end of story. They have never been able to eat the "regular" stuff. It gave me great (secret) pleasure!
post #88 of 145
firefaery, I am sorry you aren't feeliing so good right now. I honestly does sound like too much fibre to me too. FWIW, I think juicing is a very smart thing to do. As you may know, Aajonus does not recommend raw veggies at all, obvioulsy because of the raw meat angle -- makes eating meat almost impossible, but also because raw veggies are pretty indigestible for humans. It takes so much longer to digest raw veggies than raw animal foods, which is why he always recommends eating a salad as the last meal of the day, so you have all night to work on digesting it. Given your gut issues, this is more of an issue than it would otherwise be. Would you be open to trying juice made from 80% celery, with the remainder as parsley and cucmber or zuchinni? You could have a a a little carrot to taste if you like. And see how that feels to you? He also says that some people need cooked starch, so incorporating some cooked potato is a good idea, but please eat it with some raw fat, avacado would work, as I doubt you are doing raw butter.
post #89 of 145
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Originally Posted by splunky View Post
Well, I made the raw ice cream from some website, can't remember now, and EVERYONE LOVED IT!!!! I am so excited!
Our family is big into raw ice cream too. I am not sure if you do raw dairy (probably not). But my ice cream made with raw cream, raw eggs and raw unheated honey is amazing. If you add some papaya it tates just like French vanilla. DS, who won't eat papaya was totally fooled.
post #90 of 145
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Thanks. I actually will use raw butter...little one doesn't seem to have an issue with that. I won't juice parsley-I have low supply issues and parsley isn't going to help that! I'd be happy to do the rest.

I've been reading his things quite a bit lately...I should pm you to discuss-or start a thread out of the veg section as I have several questions on the practice in general.
post #91 of 145
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post
Thanks. I actually will use raw butter...little one doesn't seem to have an issue with that. I won't juice parsley-I have low supply issues and parsley isn't going to help that! I'd be happy to do the rest.

I've been reading his things quite a bit lately...I should pm you to discuss-or start a thread out of the veg section as I have several questions on the practice in general.
I wouldn't subsitute spinach for the parsley though. There is a reason but I am drawing a blank as to why right now. You should add a little dark green leafy veg to the mix though. I am glad you can do raw butter, that's wonderful!

I would be happy to answer any of your questions!
post #92 of 145
Just a bump! I have been more 50/50 lately, I've been making cooked vegan meatballs and angel hair pasta since DH and my kids like it too... but still working on keeping raw at 75%+! Hopefully the coming days will be better.
post #93 of 145
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Originally Posted by uccomama View Post
firefaery, I am sorry you aren't feeliing so good right now. I honestly does sound like too much fibre to me too. FWIW, I think juicing is a very smart thing to do. As you may know, Aajonus does not recommend raw veggies at all, obvioulsy because of the raw meat angle -- makes eating meat almost impossible, but also because raw veggies are pretty indigestible for humans. It takes so much longer to digest raw veggies than raw animal foods, which is why he always recommends eating a salad as the last meal of the day, so you have all night to work on digesting it. Given your gut issues, this is more of an issue than it would otherwise be. Would you be open to trying juice made from 80% celery, with the remainder as parsley and cucmber or zuchinni? You could have a a a little carrot to taste if you like. And see how that feels to you? He also says that some people need cooked starch, so incorporating some cooked potato is a good idea, but please eat it with some raw fat, avacado would work, as I doubt you are doing raw butter.
I think a new thread for this raw meat/dairy/etc is def. in order. It's too confusing for this thread IMO, + this IS the veg section... Saying raw vegies aren't rec'ed in the veg section is, uh, a big no no, for lack of a better phrase. Just a conflict of interest here. I, for one, don't come to this thread to be put off by raw meat and dairy. Sorry. It's just not something I can either understand or stomach right now.
post #94 of 145
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Originally Posted by calynde View Post
Hi! And welcome!

OK everyone, I just found another deliciously addictive green for my green smoothies!!!! Sunflower sprouts!!! Soooo good, and easy to blend.
You just sprout the seeds, and blend the sprouts?
What do they taste like alone?
post #95 of 145
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Originally Posted by mrskennedy View Post
You just sprout the seeds, and blend the sprouts?
What do they taste like alone?
I'm sure they're totally easy to sprout, but I'm able to buy them fairly cheaply in a local store. They have a mild taste, less strong than other sprouts...and they blend very well! Apparently, these and sweet pea sprouts are the tastiest and best for blending.
post #96 of 145
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post
Oh- is anyone else doing the next raw summit?
I haven't seen anything about it. Is it only being advertised to those who participated in the first one? I would definitely be interested this time around.
post #97 of 145
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yes. IT starts tonight! Here you go:
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aft...sp?afid=671998
post #98 of 145
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Um, if I knew how to read a calendar I would've know it begins TOMORROW. Duh. IT's free for everyone...so all of you should sign up. IT was totally wonderful last time. This is a great opportunity for everyone to learn more about the raw vegan lifestyle.
post #99 of 145
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post
yes. IT starts tonight! Here you go:
http://www.1shoppingcart.com/app/aft...sp?afid=671998
Thanks firefaery!

I was starting to think I wouldn't be able to listen in due to the time difference, but they have replays for us international types.
post #100 of 145
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Originally Posted by firefaery View Post

It's funny-I have been so against juicing and here I am
I wanted to comment on this earlier and then forgot.

I started my "health food" journey 13 years ago, I've worked in 3 different health food stores over several years, and I have read countless books. I was my own guinea pig (and still am! ) for that entire time, I have tweaked my diet in endless ways, had various mega-supplementation phases...AND the one and only thing that ever made a noticeable difference in how I felt...

was juicing.

I'm fully aware of the fact that juice cannot be found in nature, and I'm also well versed on the fiber issue, BUT I can't deny what I felt. The time of my life where I juiced regularly in addition to eating a healthy veg diet was the time where I felt the best hands down. I cannot wait to get back into it! I only stopped when I started globetrotting.

The way I look at it is, even the most natural supplements aren't in any way natural either. I always felt like if I ate how I normally ate in a day and then added in a couple of green juices....that's all on top of my normal fibrous, healthy intake. Better than any supplement! And I know for a fact that the produce I buy here on a regular basis in not optimally charged with nutrition...as much of it is imported from Spain.

I'll be interested to see how it makes you feel!
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