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12-20-2006, 03:30 PM
I just wanted to put the word out there if anyone is struggling with staying raw or deciding to go raw........I just came back from my 1yr CAT Scan/Oncology check up and I'M ALL CLEAR!!! NO CANCER!!! I told the doc what I was doing as far as a raw lifestyle and he said "Don't Change ANYTHING, Keep DOING IT!!!". So, if anyone is feeling deprived, left out, sad, mad, frustrated, you name it..........just be happy you're you, cause there's only one. Be kind to your self, love your self, nurture your self with life and living foods:) Love to everyone
12-20-2006, 03:33 PM
I'm so happy for you!
::big ole smooch!::::
12-20-2006, 03:33 PM
Oh BLESS your heart!! I'm so happy for you and your healing as well as the doctor's support in what you're doing (that raw thing!)
12-20-2006, 03:38 PM
that's great news!!!! I can't wait to go raw!
12-20-2006, 03:53 PM
Thats geat news to hear! I`ve fell off the raw food wagon from time to time but hearing that is good inspiration!
12-20-2006, 04:04 PM
That is awesome! Congratulations!!! :D
12-20-2006, 04:14 PM
I am so glad to hear this.
I sooooo believe in this, I started raw back in Feb. as an attempt to save my Sister in law from breast cancer, she didn't win her fight :( but I do believe if we had started this five years ago when she was first diagnosed that she would still be here with us
Good for you!!!!
I am so happy for you! Raw food is the best medicine a person could take. Follow the doctor's orders and keep munching on that raw goodness!
12-21-2006, 01:25 AM
Bless you Trinity! Wow that is great news, raw jusr IS the way to go, at least for many of us! Have a bright and beautiful day!
Fly forever free..
12-21-2006, 01:34 AM
Trinity, thanks for your uplifting testimonial and congrats for your courage and persistance through it all! Raw truly has opened many doors for so many of us =). Much Love.
12-21-2006, 06:12 AM
That is so awesome!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Truely inspiring!!!
All the best,
12-21-2006, 06:23 AM
Thanx everybody, I'm so blessed to have such wonderful support. Blessings to all of you:)
12-21-2006, 09:56 AM
Congratulations Trinity! Thanks for sharing such inspiring news!
12-21-2006, 10:44 AM
Congratulations!! Thanks for sharing that with us.
How long have you been raw? How did you eat before raw?
12-22-2006, 06:25 AM
I have been raw for 18 months and I was vegetarian before that. I went raw because of the diagnosis and I'm so greatful. It is still hard sometimes but if I breathe and ask myself the right questions then the cravings pass, I really try to listen to mybody:)
12-22-2006, 09:00 AM
That is just wonderful news Trinity! So glad to hear from you with your recent results and progress! Have you kept a journal or do you post what your daily menu is like on this site? I love seeing what others are eating, especially if they have medical issues they are working on.
My brother was diagnosed this year with Malignant Melanoma and had one large spot taken off his shoulder. He is being watched carefully and over the years had lots of basil cell spots taken off. He talks as though this is his death sentence and it upsets me to hear him express that attitude because I know what we can do with diet, exercise, and lifestyle to gain back our health.
I've been working with him on his diet and giving him books on raw to read. He even went with me to my (Alissa's) Living on Live Food Chef class and loved the foods! He is juicing daily and having smoothies and salads, but is still including SAD foods in his diet and I doubt he will give them up but at least his diet is much improved over what it was.
I was just curious if you had recorded your experience any place, very inspirational for all of us! I had non-invasive cervical cancer, another reason I am also on the raw path.
Thank you for letting us know how you are doing and congratulations again on your test results!!
12-22-2006, 09:22 AM
That is great news!!
12-22-2006, 12:42 PM
what a blessing ! :)
12-22-2006, 12:50 PM
Thank you for the inspiration...for posting your wonderful news, Trinity.... It is so encouraging...
Blessings to you.....:D
12-23-2006, 05:34 AM
I also had Malignant Melanoma at the same time as Non-Hodgekins Lymphoma,
and I need to be checked as well, tell your brother, being raw has kept it away!! I;m sure it has done wonders for you as well!! I have not kept a log or a journal but I can give you a sample day:)
Lemon h20, maybe fruit or some nuts if I'm hungry
Ususally a big salad with raw dressing and some nut cheese and crackers,
always dessert!! Raw pie brownie, date......
Veggies, make a curry or stuffed mushys, wild rice is my new fave, and of course dessert....my new thang is matt amsden's pineapple mango pie:)
I do eat my share of nuts, I love em. Not a big juicing fan or a smoothie fan either. god luck with your brother:)
12-23-2006, 10:28 AM
Thank you so much Trinity, I will pass on your story to my brother. And thank you for your sample day too, I eat lots of raw desserts too as they are such favorites and other family members enjoy them too!
If could get my brother off meat (although we've cut his consumption way down!) and get him to stay away from animal proteins of all kinds I know this alone will make a huge difference for him. Helping his immune system to function the best it can!
Thank you again and have a wonderful holiday weekend!
I want to thank you for the inspiration. I was diagnosed with inoperable lung and liver cancer eight months ago. I started raw food and wheat grass juice plus several other holistic therapies at that time. My problem with staying raw has never been because I missed cooked food but because of weight loss. I was not fat at the time and have always been an avid weight lifter and runner. I lost thirty pounds and couldn't stop it no matter how much I ate. I did go off raw twice to gain weight which I did quickly but having read Boutenko's book with the strong warnings plus what I've read elsewhere plus this site I returned to the raw diet. I do feel good for a few days when I eat cooked food but the old feelings of less than perfect health come back. My new plan is to take creatine before workouts although I know it's not raw but it is a comprimise. If anyone knows that this is not a good idea let me know, or of any other way to keep from losing so much weight. I look like a prisoner of war. I am 68 but feel good and I'm still strong. I often drop under 140 pounds and weighed 170 before.
12-23-2006, 05:54 PM
I have not had any of your experiences, but here is my opinion, for what it's worth.
- Try eating lots of high calorie fruit, such as bananas. I know you said you tried to eat a lot. The issue though is that some foods are more calorie dense than others. Try to find the most calorie dense raw foods you can get your hands on. Bananas are right up there for the low fat foods. 811, which advocates low fat raw, makes sense to me personally, that's why I am talking low fat.
- Try solving one problem at a time. It sounds like you are trying to beat cancer and at the same time trying to do heavy duty exercise. Beat the cancer first, then get back to heavy duty workouts. Sure, exercise is good for you. You should still continue doing some. For just basic maintenance, you probably need to do much less than what you are doing though.
- Are you losing muscle mass? In that case, maybe you are not eating enough protein? Get in more greens. Also, what about high protein sprouts, like lentils? They probably have more protein by weight (don't know, you should check), which means that you might be able to pack more of them in. Then again, some people are against lentil sprouts.
Have you consulted with any of the gurus? What do they say?
Get well soon.
Thanks for your informative post and your concern.
12-24-2006, 07:08 PM
Thanks for your informative post and your concern.
When first going raw, make sure you consume enough calories. You have to eat much more than you might think. Once you've gone through detox, you can eat less. I tried the paleo diet and at first, I thought it was great. But then, I started realizing that I couldn't eat any plant matter after, even hours after, an animal meal. I'd get horrible indigestion and I got extremely tired after eating raw cheese. I was told that it was because I was rebuilding. It's not true. I now believe that my system was clean and that by eating the raw cheese, I went into detox immediately.
Try varying your diet. Try mostly friut or mostly fat of raw plants. Find out what works for you. Don't believe what you read on that site. I've read a raw paleo site that advocates eating cooked a couple of times a week to stave off weakness! And that's not as clean as raw vegan!
Don't be fooled and I hope you get well,
12-24-2006, 07:11 PM
What great news!! Keep on keepin' on!
12-24-2006, 10:43 PM
That's awesome, Trinity!
12-25-2006, 07:09 AM
How great is this news. You have done a lot for yourself and should be proud. You are a Hero. Not everyone can say "Hey, I saved a life today, My Own."
Good luck in the future, you are an inspiration.
12-25-2006, 10:53 AM
Congratulations, Trinity! All the best in your continued success and recovery.
My new plan is to take creatine before workouts although I know it's not raw but it is a comprimise. If anyone knows that this is not a good idea let me know, or of any other way to keep from losing so much weight. I look like a prisoner of war. I am 68 but feel good and I'm still strong. I often drop under 140 pounds and weighed 170 before.
Tom, food does not put muscle on you; only exercise builds muscle. The idea is to get high-quality nutrients. Best way to add more good calories is to blend your foods. Blended smoothies are best for losing and, interestingly, gaining weight. It is much easier to consume and absorb a lot of macronutrients when the food is blended (just as phytonutrients and micronutrients) than it is to try to chew it all up in a meal. So make smoothies. Make green smoothies for the phyto- and micro-nutrients and add nuts and seeds (or make creamy nut-seed 'milk' shakes) for calories. Use high-calorie fruits as well.
Eat avocados (blend with cocoa for pudding, add to smoothies, eat in salads, make guacamole, add to creamy soups, etc.).
Eat dried fruit which is a good high-calorie fruit option.
Justify these calories by lifting HEAVY and resting AND sleepingwell; cardio maybe a few times per week for health, but maybe only 15-20 minutes.
p.s. email me if you want a recommendation.
12-27-2006, 10:06 PM
Bless you. I'm so happy for you! bright health all your live long days!! :)
Sharon in Colorado
12-27-2006, 10:11 PM
Wonderful news, cancer-free! And what a great doctor you have! I guess they can't argue when the evidence is right there in front of their faces, now could they?
12-28-2006, 01:38 PM
That's awesome...just what I need to hear every once in a while so I know why I am turning down things that I used to absolutely loooove to eat all the time!
12-28-2006, 02:37 PM
12-28-2006, 02:50 PM
Awesome (or shall I say "rawsome") story! I LOOOVE hearing how others have healed themselves in a society of pill pushers and quick fixes! My "issues" were not at the life threatening point but you are so right about appreciating your body, life, and living food! God bless you and keep up the great work!
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