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09-01-2005, 05:05 AM
Hello everyone. I have just read that it is better to use a blender than a juicer as 'all phytochemicals exist in the skin, fibers and seeds. When you juice you throw these parts away'.[interview with dr Tom Wu]. 'Helps to prevent aging'.Any feedback on this?
09-01-2005, 08:44 AM
I've started this lifestyle on May 1st this year. I've read, studied, experimented, sprouted, juiced, and smoothied numerous combinations of veggies and fruits...and one thing I've found out about myself is that I naturally rebel against doing the same thing exactly the same way "religiously" every day.
Having said that, there are pros and cons to absolutely everything you do, or eat, or how you consume the food you eat.
You must have noticed the many, sometimes contradictory, opinions posted to each question asked on this board, and others like this. All of these opinions, "facts" and actual relating of results people have had by changing to this lifestyle, have a grain of truth, and it's basically down to you making the decisions to keep yourself going forward in your chosen path.
The problem arises when you suddenly realize that every single body is different, like fingerprints are all different. What works for me won't necessarily work exactly the same way for you.
So, to cover all the bases, my personal take on this is to do a little bit of everything! Rather than juicing for 5 days of each month, I now juice at least once daily. Additionally, I do at least one green smoothie daily. I eat fruit and salads at least once daily.
My mainstay is variety: I don't eat the same thing over and over and over again. I use many different veggies and fruits, changing it up daily. Today carrots. Tomorrow bok choy. Next day dragon fruit! I don't obsess on only one thing, like 3 avocados a day for 4 days straight. I don't make the same smoothie every day - always variety.
The only thing I do keep constant is that I'm raw all the time.
I hope I've answered your question, even if only to say there IS NO ONE ANSWER!
But life's too short to not be having fun, so don't feel obligated to follow any one theory about how to be comfortable in this lifestyle. It's totally about freedom, not restriction. The longer you do it, the sooner you'll see what I'm talking about.
The most important thing to YOU is how YOU feel. All the best advice from the top "raw gurus" won't help you if YOU don't feel good. What works for them is not necessarily the best advice for you.
Just enjoy yourself, have some fun, try new stuff, it's all good.
Great advice, Jackie. ;)
09-02-2005, 02:38 PM
I enjoyed it so much. Dr. Wu is actually coming to the area soon. If I could afford it..I would definitely attend the seminar. I got such a great impression from Dr. Wu and his approach. I am also interested in learning a little more about the practice of quigong.
Did you hear what he had to say about avocado seeds in smoothies? Yes the seed. I've inquired if any one here has every tried it, but no one seems to have tried it or heard of it yet. Guess I'll have to wait until I can afford the K-Tec 3. :eek:
09-02-2005, 02:46 PM
Jackie 1995, very smart, I like that "do a little bit of everything"
I personally think that eating as one would in nature is the best for a human, So, I try to eat the entire apple, not just the juice, I peel my oranges, and if they have some white on them, I eat it, I also make orange juice most days, but use the entire orange, just like I would eat it in nature.
I know I wouldn't find barley burgers in nature, but I am in a transitional stage from SAD to raw, so will eat them as long as they keep me 100% raw.
But as I progress through this wonderful process called "life" I become more and more like who I am, which is a true Earth goddess, eating as if my life was natural, and I in turn become more and more natural.
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