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03-30-2005, 04:47 PM
Hi... we are going to be going raw April 1, and I was wondering - is yoghurt a living food? Are there certain things that make it okay or not okay? I know that the yoghurt that is sweetened that you can buy in the grocery store is not a good choice. However, is that across the board for all yoghurt? (I know it doesn't fit into a raw vegan diet, of course!)
03-30-2005, 06:12 PM
I no longer eat dairy-based yogurts and didn't like the texture or taste of soy yogurt, so I'm probably the wrong person to say much about yogurt.
Yogurt contains active "good" bacteria, so I'm supposing that it qualifies as "living" food in that sense. My allopath even prescribes it after I've finished a course of antibiotics to replenish needed intestinal bacteria wiped out by the antibiotic. I used to eat just a spoonful or so of it when he did, as I have IBS and could never tell when dairy was going to disagree with me massively. Lotta good it did to replenish bacteria that were going to go right on out again, if ya know what I'm saying. Sorry if that's TMI.
Yogurt is often recommended for people who can't tolerate other dairy products as the bacteria in it aid digestibility, so they may find they can eat yogurt. Didn't work for me when I last had a major IBS flare-up, which is part of the reason why I'll be a 100% vegan rawie as of April 1 myself.
Good to know I'll have company then, Collinsky. Hope it goes well for you!
03-30-2005, 07:59 PM
Yogurt is not raw, or vegan as you know but it is living.
You can get raw yogurt at health food stores, or some dairies if you care to,
but before you think about eating any dairy, please please go to
www.notmilk.com and read what dairy does to your system
After all, why eat or drink the lactate of another species anyway? Why not suckle a porcupine? Just a thought.
But, honestly please check out the link before you think about keeping dairy in your newly found healthy life.
There is NO place for dairy in human beings after we are weaned.
Blessings, but what ever you choose, I support you 100%.
03-30-2005, 08:48 PM
You can however make raw nut-based yogurts..
03-31-2005, 01:27 PM
Thanks for the replies! I absolutely love yoghurt and cheese, although I wouldn't touch milk with a ten-foot pole. So I was just wondering if I could keep yoghurt in my diet without undoing all the good of being raw. After reading on raw milk a year or so ago (www.realmilk.com) I certainly am on board with raw dairy.
I agree that we're the only species to "nurse" from another, into adulthood...and that in reality most of the world's population is lactose intolerant -- making that the norm...
Nut based yoghurt sounds interesting! How do you make those?
03-31-2005, 02:37 PM
walnut -pine nut yogurt
2 c walnuts (soaked overnight)
1 c pine nuts (soaked overnight)
12 oz filtered water
drain/rinse nuts after soaking
blend nuts into a fine cream
pur ceam into muslin bag or large tight coth squeeze all the liquid out into jar cover with muslin or cheesecloth and let sit at room temp.
after 8 hours the solids will rise to top, and a small amount of liquid whey will sink to bottom
put the jar in the fridge and let ot solidify more ..........when ready keeps for1 week
04-01-2005, 05:50 PM
what a good idea, I never liked yogurt, so it was out of my consciousness,
Just like last summer, we had a big party, and I won't allow meat in the house, so my hubby was cooking meat on the bar-b-que and alot of people brought lots of meat (I still love them anyway), and there was all this extra meat left over that no one wanted, so I just gave it all to the dog, forgetting entirely that my hubby might have liked it.
Oh, well, it didn't seem like anything anyone would want. I am so funny.
04-01-2005, 09:10 PM
I know what you mean-around 10 when I was taught to eat meat I thought that I could NEVER live w/o fish or other meat-now I couldnt live with meat!-Its like its no longer in my mind's "diet dictionary".....
04-02-2005, 12:41 AM
I thought it was funny today when I was telling a co-worker who was asking about raw eating what I've been eating lately. She asked at one point, "So, how do you eat meat?"
I guess she imagined me chowing down on a pile of raw ground round or something. YUKKO!
I swear I AM getting tired of people telling me I'm going to have a protein deficiency. Sometimes, I want to say, "Hey, folks! I DO have a brain. We all work in a sizable bookstore. I can read any number of books that tell me what foods contain protein." I know it's just that they can't envision eating no meat, fish or poultry and not even any of the fako meat things that a co-worker who's vegetarian is always bringing for her lunch. It's beginning to seem like a bigger teaching job than I ever had when I was a regular schoolteacher!
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