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05-25-2009, 07:21 AM
My name is Jon Im 24 and from Ireland. I came across the idea of raw food nearly a year ago. I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and found 2 books on the net that claimed to cure it by using a raw diet by david klein and paul nison. Ive since been fluctuating with my illness, some times I flare up and have diarhea, blood etc(sorry for being gory). I know that being raw is the way to go. I have bever had a raw diet before but want to start. But I just dont know how. Ive heard that I will have to buy new equipment etc and make a lot of my own food like burgers and bread etc.
So basically I was wondering if you guys could give me some advice about where to start?
I also have a keen interest in sport. Do any of you guys recommend a raw diet for sports, ie what types of food etc?
05-25-2009, 07:51 AM
Alissa's Book is a one to read. Any RAW book should have some advice that would help you. This Forum is also an excellent place, Glad you are here.
You don't need all the Bells and Whistle in the beginning if that's not possible for you. A Blender and Food Processor would be nice to start off with. That way you can make Smoothies. Later you can upgrade to a Vita-Mix. Just eat as many things as you can Fresh from the Trees, that is Simple and requires no tools.
I wish you everything you need to Stay Raw ..........Welcome to MY World.
05-25-2009, 08:06 AM
Hey and welsome to the board. You can play sports while raw. Actually you will have more energy. I played on a women's pro tackle football team when I went raw the first time. As far as equipment goes, I would just invest in a blender. Maybe not the cheapest but not the most expensive if you can't afford it. I have been using a magic bullet for the past 4 years and it has done great for the smoothies. Post any questions you have and someone will come to the rescue and help you! I hope you stay!
05-25-2009, 08:52 AM
Here is an excerpt from my site. Says it all.
What is a green smoothie? It is a smoothie consisting of approx 60 percent greens and 40percent fruit blended with water to smoothie consistency.
Many who eat raw foods have these as part of their daily food intake. Why? Because greens are the most powerful good for cleansing as well as restoring health to the body. Also they drop cravings in their tracks. And create the most beautiful results pretty quickly(cuz we want fast right??).
Greens do the job of restoration inside unknown to us. So all of a sudden we feel more drawn to what is good for us. We look better and feel better. Our skin has taken on a nice glow of health and skin conditions have disappeared.
Feeling full and satisfied is a huge benefit of green smoothies. They fill us up in many ways, physically and mentally balance us out. Also the nutrition needs are being met so it takes less to fill us up.
Green smoothies and/or green juice are the most powerful foods to partake of for optimal health. Try it and see what happens!!!
I drank green smoothies mostly my whole first year raw...very very profound!!!
05-25-2009, 11:21 AM
Hey Jon, yes a raw diet would be great for sports, you should have much more energy once you get going. There is so much info on this forum too in the archives and a lot if you even google some stuff on raw, people are mostly helpful around here.
What type of diet do you eat atm? Just eat lots of fresh fruit and veg and like avocados and you can user raw olive oil and nuts and all and if you are into gourmet foods and have a food processor/blender then you can find some delicious looking recipes in the raw food prep section here too. Some will recommend buying Alissa's book(this is her forum) but I haven't as of yet and although I have heard it's amazing, if you aren't getting it right now there are loads of recipes here and on other sites too, like I said.
Smoothies are great, or just eat raw "simple" in its natural form, you don't need to go and buy food processors/blenders/dehydrators. When I started introducing myself to raw I only had a food processor and a cheap blender. All you need is a sharp knife and a counter top.
Also a lot of people here are 100% raw but some are 50% or 80% etc., so don't worry about "slipping up", there is no pressure, only to be happy yourself at a level you feel is satisfying for your body/health.
What part of Ireland are you from?
05-25-2009, 12:16 PM
Welcome and good luck on your RAWNESS journey.
Best of health to you!
05-25-2009, 12:21 PM
Where are you living. I am hoping that you may be somewhere near me and can call in for a chat and some pointers.
05-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!!!
05-29-2009, 08:17 AM
thanks for all of the replies. im not raw yet although a lot of my diet is. im going to take my time and gradually make the change. ive just ordered alissas book too from amazon.
also its great to see two irish rawers on the forum!
im from mayo, but thanks for the offer sport!
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