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"Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are."

-- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Aloe Vera experts anywhere?

I got a bottle of aloe vera, been sipping on for over a month and then went for a trip - came back lost track of it in my refrigerator for a month and I can't make out the expiration date...can I still take it?

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Spiritual productivity and what you eat to live...

While some of us raw inspired dieter are daily concerned with what we eat and what our family eats, we may not have complete control over the spiritual productivity in their lives and that can be a hurdle that a lot of us may not necessarily want to address... Over the next few weeks Daviyd and I will tag team on the raw blog about his upcoming book Personal Goal Optimization 1.0 which will help guide a lot of us into solving issues we may have at home or at work!

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Tuesday, March 8, 2011


Kathy Freston has a best selling book about eating vegan...seen last night on Jane Vale Mitchell

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Getting Restaurants in on the Act of providing Raw Foods Diet choices

Its one thing to move into a vegetarian discipline when it comes to preparing your raw food meals at home. But things get more complicated when you go out to eat because you must be prepared to order appropriately at a restaurant so you get good foods but foods that are in line with your raw foods diet way of life.

Show me the money...apologies - the raw foods restaurant
The first order of business that should rank high on your priorities early in your vegetarian career is to find and try all of the vegetarian restaurants in town. This list will come in handy when enjoying some social time with like minded vegetarians or to eat raw foods on the run or from work. Also these will be the kinds of restaurants where you can learn what kinds of raw food recipes to look for and what you will like in a vegetarian order.

Being a good raw foodist means being friendly
But you won't take all your raw food meals with other vegetarians. If you are like most of us, you share your life with friends, loved ones and coworkers who are not part of the vegetarian lifestyle. So learning to find good vegetarian alternatives in all of the restaurants is one of the skills you will become adept at the longer you remain a vegetarian which is hopefully for life. One trick is that if you have a vote in the kind of restaurant to choose, go Italian.

Cibo crudo ('raw food' in Italian)
Italian restaurants have pasta only menus, you can order an incredibly fresh salad and enjoy a fine dinner that is totally in step with your vegetarian raw foods diet rules. Any restaurant that already has a good selection of salads that are not set apart as vegetarian are a good choice because you can dine with your non-vegetarian friends and family members and not call attention to the differences between you and them. And since most restaurants have a good salad menu, that is always a fall back in any restaurant situation.

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A raw foods regimen is guided by avoiding milk, eggs, cheese or anything cooked in chicken or meat stock, you will have to kick your vigilance up a notch. The good news is that the vegetarian raw foods movement has become so large and wide spread that many restaurants want to accommodate their raw foods vegetarian customers. By letting your waiter know of your raw foods diet restrictions, he or she can guide you to the items on the menu that fit your requirements. It is not uncommon to see the manager or chef of the restaurant come to the table to help you make a satisfying raw foods diet choice. Restaurants are in the business of satisfying customers so they want to make sure you are happy with their menu offerings. And by enlisting the aid of your restaurant staff in a cooperative and friendly way, you send a positive message to your dining companions that you can live a vegetarian lifestyle and still be a happy member of the community in which you live.

Lettuce Eat Raw network...
Most of us have a short list of restaurants that we frequent often for satisfying raw foods meals on the go. But every restaurant you go to wants to be on that short list and make you a valued customer. So network with your vegetarian friends and do your homework up front to find out which restaurants do well at accommodating the lifestyle of their vegetarian raw foods customers. Then develop your strategy for handling any situation where you find yourself eating out so you can come out of that experience with a good raw foods meal that fits your lifestyle and not miss out on the great social times that we associate with the eating out experience.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Fever blisters and natural remedies

Fever blisters are due to an immune deficiency and a deficiency in B-vitamins especially B-12 and folic acid as well as a deficiency in calcium and lysine.  Fever blisters are contagious and can be passed through kissing, or if the person with a fever blister touches it and then touches some other part of their body or another person. So it is best for the sufferer to wash their hands during a fever blister outbreak and avoid touching it.The only time to touch it is to pop it so it will drain and dry out apply a paste made from cornstarch add 2-3 drops of peppermint essential oil,spread the paste on the blister to help it heal faster usually within five days rather than 14 days. Replace your toothbrush when you feel the tingling sensation at the outbreak of an attack, after the blister breaks and when the sore is gone and be sure to wash your hands thoroughly after touching the sores.Don't use the same towels, razors or utensils as someone with cold sores. Some natural remedies I have found beneficial are: 

Myrrh Try a tincture of myrrh to relieve the pain.

Sage Make a tea by adding two or three leaves to a cup of boiling water; steep; add one teaspoon of powdered ginger. Drink several cups a day until the sores are cleared up.

Tea Steep an ordinary tea bag (preferably Earl Grey) in boiling water for a few minutes; cool; then apply to lesions. Within four or five days the lesions should crust over and disappear.

Vaseline Vaseline will help ease cracking and dryness.

Yogurt Yogurt is high in lysine. Most commercial yogurts however have gelatin (may induce a cold sore outbreak) as a thickener, so make sure you read the label! Natural food stores carry gelatin-free yogurts I found this info on: http://www.health911.com/cold_sores

But as always an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure so practice relaxation techniques to help you during stressful situations and boost your immune system by taking echinacea and goldenseal as well as vitamin c or adding garlic and onion to the foods you eat.  There are certain foods when eaten raw or closest to raw (blanched or steamed for example) will inhibit the future breakout of fever blisters such as Broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower and bok choy contain an active ingredient known as the indole-3-carbinol. Foods high in lysine are:  Papaya, Beets, Mango, Apricot, Apple, Pear. Individuals consuming these foods daily have had fewer breakouts in fact since I have begun eating raw within the past year I have not had a breakout whereas before I went raw I used to have one at least twice a year. ...by Chelyah :)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Half a billion eggs? Can't have your cake and etu Brutus!

Brutus...the FDA is supposed to make sure that what we eat is safe. Looks like they can only say ooops on this instance, after completion of The Master Cleanse Diet - I for one can successfully remove eggs from my diet and march quickly to becoming a raw foods dieter!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Master Cleanse...

On day eight on the Master Cleanse Diet I checked my tongue to see how pink it was and it looked like a pink salmon...am I hungry or what?


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