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I have been contributing a little, but failed to introduce myself. I am a 58 year old vegan. My husband Bob, is almost 60. a very young 60 he is vegetarian. I want to go raw vegan for the health benefits (Rheumatoid arthritis) but also, it is such a natural way to eat. I watch the cattle sheep and horses in the fields and they only eat grass or hay, plus supplements. I realised that grass must be a powerful food. Also, all the birds. What lovely creatures and I have never once seen any of them get a saucepan out to prepare their food:p. I have been reading about raw food for nearly three years now and, this is the funny thinG, I have felt so uplifted in my mind and soul for all this time, READING ABOUT IT ALL, but my body never healed. :rolleyes: So it is time to start. It's a bit like looking at all those jars of pretty coloured lentils and things on the shelf but never using them. Bob wants to go raw now. He said, "STOP TALKING ABOUT AND JUST DO IT." :rolleyes: So here I am. I love the recipe section and it has given me such hope. I am in the process of getting all the ingredients in and I have already started giving us salad every day, plus, I just munch on the spinach and greens and carrots whenever I want to. I am going through an awful detox at the moment and I felt like I should give up, but I am not a quitter. My RA pain level has increased enormously. I am 9st.10lbs: and should be 8 st.:) My husband is 13 stones and should be 12 stones HERE WE GO
11-16-2007, 12:45 PM
Aloha and Welcome to RFT!!! I'm so glad you have decided to join us! Its wonderful that you have decided the time is NOW!
push through the detox -- this will pass... and I'm sorry the RA has flared up -- most things that we have wrong - will have a tendency to flare up a bit -- before the healing begins.... at least thats my experience and what Ive read from others going thru healing on this forum.
it is a wonderful gift you and your husband give to yourselves, blessings on your journey!!!
rawk on and enjoy the ride...!!!
Funny how just reading doesn't heal us usually! ;)
So glad to have you here! Good luck on your journey. :)
11-16-2007, 01:34 PM
I know what you mean when you say reading about raw food feels good and uplifting. I am on and off right now but have been devouring info. daily and getting prepard also. it must be part of the process for some of us. Wihsh you the best!!
11-16-2007, 01:41 PM
Fresh raw foods are healing. Have a happy journey.
11-17-2007, 04:27 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW........Welcome to MY World.
So happy that you have joined us, blix. This is such a friendly, helpful place to be and I'm sure you'll benefit.
all the very best to you and your husband,
11-17-2007, 10:42 AM
A warm welcome to you! Yes, it's so worth surviving the horrible detox, as there's a bright light at the end of the tunnel. Lots of love and support for you here on the board! :)
11-21-2007, 08:31 AM
Hi Blix! Good to meet you! :D Glad you jumped right in and started posting- that's great! I'm sorry your pain has gotten worse. I'm sure it will improve soon. Just imagine all those toxins you're releasing!
I researched for 14 months before going 100% raw overnight 14 weeks ago. It amazed me how I could know it was right, and still not commit to doing it. So many excuses- budget, outside pressures, not wanting to stand out from the crowd, fearful of detox. I'm so glad I stopped talking about it and just did it!!! ;) But you know, I remember last summer when I started reading about raw, my hubby said NEVER, I will NEVER give up my meat. NEVER!! And 14 weeks ago, he was ready. Really ready to do this. And he knew it was right. During those 14 months, I simply shared more and more information with him each day, I told him the things I learned as I learned them. I shared my excitement, the enlightenment of it all. The seeds were planted, you know?! And I don't think I could have done this successfully if my entire family weren't doing it with me.
Anyway, maybe there's a reason some of us learn for so long before doing?!
Hope you feel better soon.:)
Thank you all for your warm welcome.
I have decided to get a dehydrator next spring ready for all those fruits and things. I wasn't going to get one, but have changed my mind simply because I think there will be a greater variety of foods to eat. I cannot cope with anything while I am in my 'bad days'. I have always cooked things when I feel well, to use from the freezer when I cannot do anything. The dehydrator will serve the same purpose. I have also decided to learn how to make dips and dressings first, to replace the mayonaisse and tomato ketchup, also, raw soups, that won't be too hard to do when I am not well. I have sent off for a box of nuts and seeds and am awaiting delivery. I will start sprouting my seeds when they arrive. I already miss munching on raw carrot and spinach when I am out for the day. One thing I have noticed, is, that when we have succumbed to a bag of potato chips, when we are out, (french fries to all my american brothers and sisters) I crave the fresh greens and carrots and apples till I get home. Today, Bob has said that he is willing to go along with this plan which is great. I agree, it is always better when everyone else does it as well.
11-21-2007, 10:34 AM
Sounds like a good plan blix! Good for you! I love the versatility of shopping online, but waiting for items to arrive is hard!:rolleyes: If you have at least a good day once or twice a week, you could also prepare your fresh food in advance. Perhaps chopping veggies or cutting up fruit in servings for you, so you can get them easily without spending time preparing? Just ideas. Best of luck!!
Yes. That is a good idea. It is so much easier than cooking isn't it. :)
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