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Random Violin Guy
01-05-2007, 09:04 PM
I'm Random Violin Guy (or just rvg for short) from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I'm less than a month away from turning 21. I was introduced to raw foodism by a raw friend of mine. I've been vegan for about a year, vegetarian for longer. I'm still addicted to cooked food, and not quite ready to delve into the raw diet yet- I don't know enough about nutrition on the raw diet, and would like to do some reading and learn some recipes before I make the switch.
01-05-2007, 09:35 PM
I love the violin, how long have you been playing?
There's tons of information on here, wish you luck!
01-05-2007, 09:46 PM
Hi, and welcome to the board
01-06-2007, 12:48 AM
There is excellent reading here as well as links to other sites. We are not worried about nutrition mostly because we know that our bodies know how to do the work. Don't worry.
Random Violin Guy
01-06-2007, 01:33 PM
Oh I'm worried about nutrition. It's not something I want to ignore, because I'm quite sure that if I do, I won't be able to maintain a healthy raw diet.
I've been playing violin for about 14 or 15 years or something like that, and I'm majoring in violin performance right now. It's a tough major. Maybe I should rephrase that... It's an easy major, but an impossibly tough job market. You have to be really really good to even think about making a living as a performer. Hopefully a raw diet could help me on my way.
01-06-2007, 10:07 PM
I don't think Luckitri ment, not to worry about nurtrition, you see on a RAW diet we get plenty of RAW, Organic Fruit, Nuts, seeds and Vegetables. From these we get our Protein and everything most of us feel we need. We also have some who feel the need to take enzymes and supplements and that is fine.
That is why we call it our personal Journey, we don't agree on everything but we do express our openions. Some won't eat RAW Cashew because they think the water used in their process was too hot.
I hope you order Alissa's Book Living on Live Food, she talks about all the things your body needs and the best way to get them.
I am so excited that you are considering making a change in your Life. I think you will Love RAW. Why not take the 30 day Challenge and give it a try.
Giving up cheese has changed my Life, I never thought we COULD part, now I am Happy I kicked him out of MY Life.
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW.....Welcome to MY World..........
Random Violin Guy
01-07-2007, 04:03 AM
Well, what I meant by the non-cheesehead thing was that I'm from Wisconsin, and Green Bay Packers (football team in WI) fans are called cheeseheads. Wisconsin is also known as the dairy state. Yeah, I'm not a fan of cheese or football, so I'm a non-cheesehead on both counts. If it were up to me, our state motto would be "Smell our dairy air" :D
I'll look into Alissa's book. Thanks for the suggestion. I also need find some RAW un-cookbooks. I've seen Juliano's, but it seems way to involved and difficult. I also have the Raw Food Primer, but that one's a bit short.
I think I like this site. Everybody's so helpful and friendly, and it doesn't take a few months to get a reply to a post.
01-07-2007, 11:25 AM
I'm a non-cheesehead from WI too. If you need a good recipe book, check out Alissa's and in addition a book called "Rawvolution" by Matt Amsdon. Rawvolution is the book that I have been using as of late. Some of the recipes are a bit heavy on the salt (nama shoyu, soy sauce) side, so I always halve what he says to put in.
You have some great resources in Milwaukee with the Outposts and now the Whole Foods not to mention all the Asian food stores. My library has many raw food books, you should check out what your public library has as well.
01-07-2007, 01:36 PM
Hi. Welcome. I think its a good idea for you to go through the "Discussion" archives. There are a lot of posts there about nutrition with links to other sites and the benefits of the raw diet and where certain nutrients come from (ex: calcium and magnesium combos with their amounts from certain fruits and veggies... go here http://www.notmilk.com/deb/092098.html and scroll to the bottom). But I think starting there will give you a good kickstart. =] Welcome, hopefully you'll find the kick you're looking for and will give this a try.
01-07-2007, 02:57 PM
I love Alissa's book and I think the DVD may be a better choice for you. You see the prep and see how easy it is while she educates about nutrition. Really positive too.
Online I also really enjoy the Fresh Network in the U.K.http://www.fresh-network.com/
You may like the magazine which is a pdf: http://www.fresh-network.com/free_getfresh.htm
A simple and great book is :Raw Food Made Easy For 1 or 2 People by Jennifer Cornblee (amazon)
and Storm and Jinjee at http://www.thegardendiet.com.They really rely on simplicity, foods in a natural state and no dehydration...
Welcome and have fun! :)
Just remember your greens, fruit/veg for energy and some nuts for your healthy fat and your body will tell you what it wants...it will have all the amino acids it needs to make it's own proteins and a plethora of other nutrients.
01-07-2007, 03:06 PM
Hi & welcome. :) I have a friend who has a "Wisconsin, Smell the dairy air" shirt. :)
01-07-2007, 07:31 PM
I live in Milwaukeee (BAy View) and RunningRaw, also in Milwaukee, also posts here. Raw can be and is being done here. As others have said, get Alissa's book- I think it's the best and I've been in and out (now in for the long run) of the living foods lifestyle since the '70's. The Milwaukee Public Library system does have some raw recipe books. I also highly recommend Jennifer Cornbleet's Raw Food Made Easy for 1 0r 2 People. I've seen it for sale at the Outpost, Whole Foods, and Borders Books. There is also a monthly raw food pot luck in the north part of the city. Call here for info: (414) 355-7383. It's a public number posted in the Milwaukee Vegetarian Resources: http://www.marveg.org/ .
By the way, here is an interesting link showing an important role that Milwaukee played in the Vegetarian movement: http://www.ivu.org/congress/1949na/ .
02-07-2007, 03:47 PM
Welcome welcome welcome
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