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02-07-2007, 01:01 PM
and while being inspired I was also sort of discouraged with all the appliances I needed to do it the easy way (poor college student), but then!! Turns out my dad has a juicer he's never used, my mom has this jucier/slicer/processor thing and of course we have a blender!! All's I really need is a dehydrator which I will be able to afford at the end of the month!! WOOHOO.
Also regarding diabetes, my father has it and I know Alissa talks about helping people with diabetes and get off their meds, my father had it for 8 years before he went to a dr and now has a massive amount of nerve damage he can't feel his feet and his muscles are constantly constricting and causing him a lot of pain. Is that something that can be healed with this diet? He's not even 60 yet and I feel like he's dying before my eyes. He's about the most stubborn man I've ever known, but I'm hoping to maybe convince him with a smoothie or a piece of fruit and have him eat some nuts/celery with it like the book says then have him test his sugars. Any other suggestions would be very welcomed. My dad has probably known about his dibetes for 13 years but had it over 20 because of the years he denied anything was wrong.
02-07-2007, 02:35 PM
Parents can be so stubborn sometimes. They were tought their whole lives about certain things and changing thier minds half way through their lives can be scary.
All I can say really is when I saw my mom going down hill becuz of her weight it got to the point where I had to talk to her and tell her I wanted her to be around for a long time and that she needed to take care of herself. So it was that simple for me personally. Now she goes to the gym and we call and tell each other how we're doing with our workouts all the time.
I can't really answer many questions cuz I am so new at this, but being honest about how you don't want to watch him die might be a start. I mean say to him "how has your way of eating contributed to your health so far?" It's gotten him diabetes and a shorter lifespan. That isn't a positive result. So how hard could it be to try something else that might give you a chance to not only be around for a lot longer, but live better and healthier?
Sorry wish I could be more of some actual help.
02-07-2007, 02:42 PM
I was just at the thrift store here in my baby tiny town, with only 4 stop lights, and one street, LOL okay, two streets, and they had a huge Atlas juicer, $2.00
a Oster Kitchen center, with the main base and the blender, salad shooter, meat grinder (makes good pates') all for under $5.00
they had tons of blenders $1.29 and even a dehydrator $2.00 not excalibur but it would do, I could stock your kitchen for about $10.00
now that may or may not be normal, but it does exsist, and it can help in a pinch, so if you can't afford the best, I say get what you can afford, and thrift stores are great
I go to the little church owned ones, NOT the big chains, like goodwill or salvation army, I've seen things there that cost MORE used than NEW, what are they thinking?
this stuff is donated!!!
anyway, I just thought I'd let you know.
also, even if you get something that may or may not work or has a piece missing, if it is a high quality, like an old Vita Mix, you can write or call or email the store and get replacements or get them repaired for way less than buying new
just a thought.
02-07-2007, 03:18 PM
Here a couple of first hand stories of raw and diabetes...hope it helps! :)
02-07-2007, 04:16 PM
Rawpriestess: those are some darn good prices!! I was just excited i pretty much have everything I need, my mother had gotten this thing from last years fair and it's like one of those all in one types of deal it will work perfect for making the noodles and chopping up nuts and stuff.
Apasaraw: Thank you for the link
Firicia: My dad is soooo freaking stubborn, I tell him about it all the time too telling him he needs to treat his body better he doesn't even try to maintain good health with what a conventional dr tells him. It's like he's lost his will to live almost and just trying to maintain what he has. He can barely walk he's in so much pain. I know i'm selfish but some day when I get married I want him to be there to walk me down the isle see the children I have. He is too young to be losing his life to this.
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