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03-14-2006, 02:38 PM
I was wondering if anyone else has had this same experience. Over the past few days I have had cravings for fruits, fresh, dried and nuts and unfortunately I have been giving in to this craving. Is anyone able to give me some insight into why this is?. Thanks as always in advance. Karen
03-14-2006, 02:49 PM
karenbeel, is there something wrong with fresh fruit and dried fruit and nuts?
I don't see anything wrong with these foods. "Craving" is subjective; so have to figure it out yourself. Perhaps you are craving carbohydrates (the fruit) and fat (the nuts)?
03-14-2006, 02:58 PM
Hi Jaurequi, No nothing wrong with this at all just wondered really but I worry because I have candida, I forgot to add that to my first posting. Thanks for your reply it's much appreciated. Karen
03-14-2006, 03:06 PM
if you have candida, watch for cravings because it could be the little yeasties that want dried fruit for the sugar!
nuts are fine though.
have you read sick and tired?
03-14-2006, 03:18 PM
Hi Shakti17, Thnaks for your posting. No haven't read sick and tired who is it by? It's just hard to know which direction to go with this diet and the whole candida thing. Some say fruit ok and low fat to combat it and others say fat from nuts is ok and no or low sugar fruit. What to do, what to do Hmmmm?. I'm still struggling with this one subject.
03-14-2006, 04:53 PM
I also have candida and do try to steer clear of too many fruits (fresh or dried) and nuts as well. I believe that the candida does eventually clear from the body, but it is only after the colon is entirely clear (the raw food works on this slowly but surely).
Like any diet, I allow myself "breaks" where I eat any/all fruit, nuts, fats, etc I want. Everyone needs a vacation! I just know that these things will put me back a bit, and that's OK because my mind and soul will be refreshed :)
Hope that helps!
03-14-2006, 05:32 PM
Hi Sillybloss, it is a struggle going through this that is foir sure especially when you have the added problem of Candida but you're right you have to give yourself a break/vacation every once in a while that's for sure. Thanks for your reply, we'll both get there in the end. take care nad happy healing. Karen
03-15-2006, 09:10 AM
Sick and tired is by Young. It is the book that Gabriel Cousens based his "green diet" on. In the book, and at the tree of life, they recommend going for 3 months on a "green diet" - if you are just starting out on raw this may be challenging, as it is restrictive...it is basically no sweets for 3 months, then after 3 months fruits in season are ok, in moderation.
I definately recommend that book to everyone! especially if you have candida.
you can email me if you want more info
03-15-2006, 09:17 AM
This is a great post. I also have candida...and I want to stay 100% raw, but I find that I crave rich items like Alissa's fudge balls. I know when I eat these, my rash gets horrible. How do I keep the cravings under control, and heal this. I guess I need to look for this book. It's nice to know that others suffer too with this problem. It's discouraging to feel like my diet is already restrictive, now to know I can't eat just anything raw.....I really need the support here....THANKS! OH, by the way, in Alissa's book, she mentions going on vitamins and supplements to help heal her candida problem, does anyone have any idea what these are? I would be interested in speeding this candida cleansing into high gear!!
03-15-2006, 09:41 AM
Is that book "Sick and Tired" by Shelley Redford Young??
03-15-2006, 10:02 AM
yes, I believe so. And her husband too.
I did follow the green diet for a while, here is what I ate:
seaweeds, lots of coconut!, greens and salads, cucs, celery, bell peppers, avocados, tomatoes, nuts and seeds, grapefruit, oils. For a sweetener we used stevia. I used to make the yummiest coconut cream pies - after a while your taste buds adjust. to me the pie was super sweet and yum, but i think to those used to sweet sweet fruits it might not have been sweet.
i haven't used the "rainbow green" book, but I assume that all of the recipes in that book follow this green diet. It might be worth getting, I think it is on Amazon.
although apples and oranges are considered "sweet" and not on the 3 month cleanse part, of course they are better than things like dates, beets, carrots, orange juice, dried fruits, etc, IMO
03-15-2006, 10:20 AM
I never got yeast infections ever way back when, when I was a raw girl at the tree. Then the past few years I ate a lot of cooked foods, and even had to take antibiotics a few times for certain health issues - i was smoking cigs too - anyway, I had chronic yeast infections! They have gone away, since the past 6 months I have been high raw, - doing alyssa's program, but not really getting more than 2 weeks 1oo percent raw. just the amount of raw foods i am eating i think cleared it up, though i do have cooked sometimes
supplements: My FAV is the garden of life probiotic in powder. It is awesome! expensive for a probiotic (about $40) but worth every penny i think! the other brands didn't do anything for me.
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