View Full Version : Conflicting views
09-13-2006, 08:36 AM
I've been reading about raw food on the Richard Haeske raw food website and he says that you shouldn't eat anything that you couldn't make a whole meal out of. For example, he says garlic can't make up a whole meal so you shouldn't eat it. This has confused me because I've always thought that garlic was good for you, along with other things that you couln't make a whole meal out of. Does anybody have any views on this?
09-13-2006, 09:11 AM
"Shoulds" and "shouldn'ts" get very tiring. Do whatever makes you feel good. IF eating garlic feels right, eat it; if not, don't. As one evolves in this lifestyle they'll tend do more experimenting and eliminating ~ possibly just eating mono-meals. *shrugs*
If one reads Alissa's book ~ again and again, they'll find that so MANY people have healed themselves eating whatever, whenever as long as they are 100% raw. How easy (and FUN) is that?
Remember, fun is fundamental and always ~ play with your food.
09-13-2006, 09:20 AM
I think that's just silly, another way to restrict yourself. I see it as "what would I eat if I were trying to survive in the wild?" My answer is always whatever I can find. If you like garlic by itself or on things, that's fine IMO. That's your natural tastes.
09-13-2006, 09:24 AM
Do whatever feels right to you. Don't worry about should and shouldn'ts. I've realized as my body's gotten cleaner that I can't do foods like garlic and onions (can't make a meal out of). They are excitotoxins and my body is treating them as such. Gradually your body will change and you may elliminate things when your body tells you it isn't going to like it. Just starting out any raw is better than none!
09-13-2006, 09:32 AM
Thanks for all your answers!! I will take them all into consideration :) .
Love Seren xXx
09-13-2006, 09:40 AM
There are so many conflicting views when it comes to raw foods. I think you just have to do your own research and decide what you're going to believe.
09-13-2006, 10:52 AM
Everyone has opinions. Most of them think raw is bad for you, too. Doesn't make them right. Try it, experiment, listen to your body, do what you need to do to be raw now, refine later... it's a journey :)
09-13-2006, 11:04 AM
-I think if you have achieved 99.9% of your dietary goals....and you are looking for a way to refine your diet.....mono-eating (eating one thing at a time for 1 or more meals) can be a valuable tool. In the beginning, however, I would not get too bogged down by expensive machines or esoteric dietary practices. Just eat the fruits, vegetables, and nuts that you love. Oh: and have a glass of fresh-squeezed Florida Orange Juice. They don't even pay me to say it. ;)
09-13-2006, 11:55 AM
... and have a glass of fresh-squeezed Florida Orange Juice. They don't even pay me to say it. ;)
Sounds like the commercial for the frozen/canned stuff. Prefer fresh, organic, California oranges meself. ;)
09-13-2006, 01:35 PM
Hey Dave....you aren't from Delmar, NY are you?
09-13-2006, 03:21 PM
I get tired of all the should's and shouldn't's myself.
I just go with what works best for me and my body, mind, and spirit.
I don't like having too many 'rules' to live by. I tend to eat more intuitively 'cause I live very intuitively and eating is just an extension of that :)
I also don't like fundamentalism in any shape or form :)
But, I have eaten just watermelon for dinner :) LOL
09-13-2006, 05:43 PM
Ha! ha! No. I live, work...and am building a small 3-acre organic farm here in Central Florida (Avon park). I'm from Miami / Ft. Lauderdale originally. I'm proud to be a part of this community - and a support to everyone where I can.
09-13-2006, 06:23 PM
Very cool David~ :D
09-13-2006, 06:44 PM
I think listening to your own body is the way to go. We seem to know a lot more about what is good for us then strangers do. We know our bodies better than anyone else :)
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