View Full Version : Need some more help
03-18-2008, 01:43 PM
I am having some issues with getting a really good start here. I have been eating healthier, there is no question there. I am really concerned about getting enough calcium.
I have already had to eliminate several things I have tried because of the bladder irritation. I can't have any acidic fruits or veggies. So no citrus at all and no tomatoes.
I have been eating some of the raw nuts and seeds but don't want to get too much fat.
I would love to buy alissa's book but just can't afford it right now. My public library is very small and not much selection.
I am about 75% raw at this time.
I just need some help to get under way and I can't afford to spend a lot on this.
03-18-2008, 02:09 PM
Greens, greens and MORE greens!
Just consider the source that most humans get calcium from...cows. But the cow is the "middle man" (animal) and therefore, we can get our calcium the same way she does...through greens (but in our case, not chewing grass but rather green leafies).
Also consider how many meat-eating, dairy-consuming people end up getting osteoporosis and other related conditions although dairy has been a MAJOR part of their diet for years and years and years. If it were as simple as they make it..."just eat the daily allowance of dairy", then this should not be the case...our elderly should not be plagued with arthritis and brittle bones where they break hips, etc.
Every plant food has the nutrients we need and yes, when looking at the charts, it seems lower than the animal sources but we have to remember that the RDA was created based on cooking food...cooking depletes nutrients and therefore, more of the source is needed to compensate. But when we eat fresh, live, plant foods, we are better able to assimilate and absorb it (provided the gut is healthy) and therefore do not need as much of it to sustain us.
So, load up on the green smoothies!
03-18-2008, 02:23 PM
Is there some place that I can see raw food vitamin and mineral content? You know a chart that tells how much of this and that to equal what we need.
As you can tell I am a person who likes to see things in black & white so I can better understand it. It has been years ago but I am a licensed practical nurse by education so I do have some understanding of this.
03-18-2008, 02:29 PM
Personally, I've never concerned myself with such details so I don't have a source for you...but I'm sure someone will come along with just what you're looking for! :)
03-18-2008, 03:33 PM
You can go to http://www.whfoods.com/foodstoc.php and use their food rating system. ~ Cathy
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