View Full Version : Dehydrator Advice Needed
02-16-2007, 03:22 PM
I am confused about whether to get a dehydrator or not. I really would love to make Alissa's crepes, living pizza, crackers etc but because I am trying to really heal my body I am afraid that I won't be getting all the vitamins I need from dehydrating. Of course I won't be eating it every single day but, I don't want to feel like I would be missing out.
I guess the advice I am hoping to get is if we still eat the dehydrated foods are we still getting the nutrients/vitamins we need to heal our bodies.
I hope you guys can put this thread down to the fact I am new and confused.....Apologies:(
02-16-2007, 03:31 PM
I would look at it like this - Eat as much fresh, whole fruit and veggies as you like and THAT is where you will get the bulk of your nutrients from. Then, when you want/need more variety, you can eat the dehydrated treats - as you said, it doesn't have/need to be an everyday thing - just when you want or need a little something more. You will still get nutrients from them, maybe not AS much as the fresher foods - but you'll get them.
Also, keep in mind that Alissa has helped MANY-many people heal their bodies using her system/approach which does, indeed, include dehydrated recipes! I mean, re-read the success stories and testimonials in her book and on her site of people whose bodies were able to heal of various ailments even with eating the foods in her book.
02-16-2007, 04:26 PM
I've had a few good chats with myself about it, and I really wasn't going to bother. But....
I'm the only one eating this way in the house, and I have a son and a boyfriend here who will eat *healthy* food for me as long as it's mostly cooked and as long as they can still have SAD stuff like junk food, sweets and take-aways. They won't even entertain the idea of raw. So my cunning plan is to make lots of yummy treats and gradually turn them onto the idea by just letting them eat all the stuff and not making a big deal out of it being raw.
Another reason is, I actually love cooking - I trained as a chef for a while, but unfortunately this put me off ever working as one when I saw what goes on in kitchens and the crimes that are committed against food. Blech.
But I was a bit sad that I wouldn't be able to put my heart and soul into cooking the way I used to and really make a production of it - until I decided that I'd make a hobby of un-cooking, all the lovely recipes that are out there... and for this I will need a dehydrator!
Also, I have a vague notion of doing something with all this work-wise in the future. I'm studying to be a nutritional therapist and I'd already got plans to run detox workshops and mega-healthy cookery classes.... so I'm formulating plans for raw workshops maybe.
Lastly, I just want to pamper myself sometimes, it'll come in really handy when there's an occasion that calls for something a bit fancy :D
02-16-2007, 05:10 PM
Thank you, guys. Sorry if it sounded like I was saying dehydrating wasn't a good idea. Rawinlocs, you know right after I posted this thread I just thought the exact same thing about eating as much fresh fruits and veggies as I do now and once in a while make some treats
Thank you again
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