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02-07-2005, 10:17 AM
1. Is nutritional yeast usually raw?
2. What are the recipes for Ann Wigmore's Energy soup and a good Green Drink?
3. Where do you all find your will-power??!! I've been trying to go raw for the last 2 years!
Willpower - I get mine from desperately wanting a clean, efficient, unclogged body, glowing skin, a clear mental outlook with balanced moods that will in turn make each day richer and more enjoyable. I want to avoid illness, so I can live to see my great grandchildren grow up, I want to be the best possible role model for my kids.
I toyed with the idea too, for years I was 80% raw, then I realised I could be feeling better and jumped right into it. No fear.
02-07-2005, 10:37 AM
My willpower is not mine at all. It is purely spiritual. I pray for Grace because I have learned I will fail otherwise. I learned the hard way that I have no strength to make it without "slipping". But I have not had one slip-up at all in the more the 9 months I have been high raw/raw. I have been 100% for nearly 3 months now. I would hate to have to depend on my own strength because I know for me, I would not make it.
02-07-2005, 10:38 AM
1. No, it's a living food but not a raw food but many choose to use it regardless.
2. Sorry, don't have those.
3. I struggled too but it's determination, the desire to want the best possible health, prayer, and trying to stay focused. It's not always easy, but it's having a made up mind that no matter how many times you slip up that you will always keep trying and eventually, it'll get easier and less of a struggle.
02-07-2005, 11:14 AM
I got the energy soup recipe from this lady at www.eatsprouts.com
Blend in your blender or food processor, using water or unpasteurized apple juice as the base:
5 cups of home-grown baby greens 3-4 teaspoons of dry seed, grown for five days with my home-built automatic Sprouter, you get a new tray of greens every day on rotation;
1-2 cups of bean sprouts one-third cup of dry beans, grown for 2-3 days alternate daily between mung, lentil and green pea (beans grow well in Sprouter, or in jars or hemp bags);
half to one avocado for its clean mono-unsaturated fat (like olive oil) with no cholesterol, and rich in enzymes avocado "savorizes" the greens;
one apple for sweetness, and to help digest all the proteins;
2 tablespoons of seaweed for its 60+ minerals and trace minerals, like iodine for thyroid alternate daily between dulse, kelp and black nori (the raw seaweeds).
Include as optional extras in your blend:
one clove of garlic a powerful anti-viral, immune system supporter;
extra produce greens for more chlorophyll to cleanse and rebuild your bloodstream and cells use the dark greens high in beta-carotene and calcium, like kale, collard, dandelion, parsley;
sweeten your children's Energy Soup with a whole food sugar, such as banana, big apple, soaked dried fruit (raisins, dates, currants), apple juice concentrate, or brown rice syrup. In my experience, these don't give cavities (my teeth are my weakest point I lost five teeth in five years in my early 40's before I switched to Energy Soup and fresh home-grown food).
There are five secrets to Energy Soup: the blending, the baby greens, the bean sprouts, their freshness, and the frequency.
For Energy Soup to work help you get free of pain and lose weight you must blend both greens and sprouts, fresh home-grown every day, on five days a week, for five weeks preferably for a year.
The most powerful healers are wild weeds and the home-grown baby leafy greens like alfalfa, broccoli, buckwheat greens, cabbage, clover, fenugreek, garlic, green pea shoots, kale, lettuce, mizuna, mustard, onion, radish, spinach, sunflower greens, turnip and watercress. Anything you see as a mature green, you can grow as a high-energy 5-day-old baby green in an automatic Sprouter. Use organic seeds only.
hope this helps! Rachel
02-07-2005, 11:57 AM
2. rawfoods.com has a really great recipe section, amoung which you will find quite a few of Ann Wigmore's recipes.
3. For me it is less an issue of willpower these days. I feel so great eating raw, that it has become less a matter of "mind over matter" and more of a choice to feed my body what it wants: fresh juicy produce.
But, when I do get "cravings" I think about the healthy cells and blood that result from eating the way I do. I think about the healthy productive life I will have: a stronger constitution, better immune function, etc. I think of how bad food combinations and junk food lead to constipation, autointoxication, disease, etc. I know it might sound a bit "over the top", but thats what works for me. I have been into raw since april 2003. It is a journey, and I doubt that anyone is perfect, especially when they are first starting out...
Reading other people's stories and transformations can be inspirational. There are lots of great journals here on RawFoodTalk. Personally I was really inspired by Shazzie's story. (Shazzie.com) Several have posted this here on the boards: give it time. Your good habits will become that, habitual. And your body and health will thank you.
1. Is nutritional yeast usually raw?
I'm not sure, but I haven't read good things about
yeast. I don't think it's something you want inside
you! Dr. Gabriel Cousens writes about how it is a
mycotoxin, similar to bacteria, fungus, and mold.
Many vegans eat it because it contains B-12. I feel
it is better to eat a B-12 supplement than eat yeast.
2. What are the recipes for Ann Wigmore's Energy soup
and a good Green Drink?
The Hippocrates green juice, which they drink twice
a day, is made with 1/4 celery, 1/4 cucumber, and 1/2
greens and green sprouts. The main sprout they use is
sunflower green sprouts.
I use miso instead of rejuvelac.
3. Where do you all find your will-power??!! I've
been trying to go raw for the last 2 years!
I find it through meditation and yoga. I also find it
through making gourmet recipes.
02-07-2005, 02:26 PM
Alissa Cohen has a source for raw n.y.
The recipes have been provided.
I pray - I have had extreme health challenges, and through my source of faith and truly believing what I have read, and through research - this is the best way of life for me. I also read journals, success stories if you will. I find that some folks do not have health problem, they just adapted the life style to live well. I also do not look at this as a diet, but as a lifestyle, designed to keep me a live longer with a positive quality of life. I have had struggles as I can imagine that you have had - and I stopped trying to be perfect, I just go with the flow. I have a lot of support for the effort, and I had to laugh not at you, but with you, because I was first introduced to this lifestyle in 1993 - and just took it up. Look at your reasons why, write some goals and then be flexible and you will be successful.
02-07-2005, 05:50 PM
Wow. You guys are awesome! These responses are exactly what I needed!
I'm looking for a good program to start off with. I did Stanley Burrough's lemonade fast 2 years ago, and it really cleaned me out, but although I only ate raw when i came off of it, all of the weight i lost during the fast started coming back. I got really discouraged and ended up back on my regular vegan diet.
So i'm trying to hopefully start off on the right foot this time!
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