I am not going to eat cacao for a while
3 and a half hours ago I seriosuly overdosed on raw cacao nibs. I dind't even mean to. I just forgot that the dessert that I made for myself and overindulged in was literally just cacao and agave. WELL. I have never felt so horrible in my life. I have been unbelievably jittery for the past 3 and a half hours! I feel like I am on drugs! I do'nt even know what to do with myself. I just ate an avacado in a frenzy, probably because I needed to balance out the high magnesium in cacao with potassium. But honestly, I still feel jittery and HORRIBLE. I can't settle down and I am NOT going to be eating cacao for a very long time. Maybe even never again. AHHH. I can't believe David WOlfe endorses this. and sells it.
If your near a gym, go and burn it off
A couple years ago when it was first introduced, I got the nibs and didn't really care for the taste and fermented after-taste. Did leave me a little jittery as well.
However I just got some of the new powder and it's a lot different. A lot smoother as well. I used some in a banana coconut smoothie today and it was pretty good.
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Goldsplinter- I am actually downing baby romaine right now in a frenzy. What is in it that I am craving????
I don't think so much craving...as your body telling you to balance things.
Ya anyhow, burn off some of that energy and perhaps go for a walk. I don't do caffeine anymore...my body does the same thing with even tiny amounts.
Try a hot bath maybe...I wish you the best, just try to ride it out.
As my gramma used to say (well not really, but it sounds good) "This too shall pass"
i don't know what you're craving, but I was just eating a lot of fats and sugary stuff and i just KNOW i have to eat greens. (doing so right now )
Yeah I've been there. Got little sores on my tongue the next day when I over did it.
I think we can overdo anything though... even the best foods
Eat too many kale for too long? Too alkaline. Too many walnuts? My mouth will burn. Too much fruit? I'll space out. Too much salt? I'll get puffy. Just about balance. I don't think that means any of those foods aren't meant for us.
I don't think it means cacao is a less than excellent food
though we all have unique chemistry so perhaps it isn't the best ever in your system
true. wow, i am really feeling this. It is making me so sick! For so long! I just ate frozen bananas too to Potassium-ize, however now - omg, as I write I am actually feeling a little better! as much as the optimum thing to do would be to go for a walk, I didn't even feel sane or stable enough to do so! I couldn't believe how affected I was.
argh, now that I had bananas with the avacado and oliveoil on my greens I will be feeling bad digestionwise.
but that potassium actually really helped i think....
i am just going to go to bed now.
unbelievable! until i can be trusted with portion control, I am not going to incorporate the rest of my cacao nibs bag into any of my recipes!
oh no... I can already feel the bloating begin from the banana!
Calcium balances magnesium. Try the kale rather than the lettuce. Potassium balances sodium, so maybe you'll want some celery or dulse after the banana.
monsieur eclat d'or
and I have to say monsieur eclat d'or(goldsplinter), even though I normally am frusterated with your interesting way of communicating, tonight, in my drugged state, it is actually hilarious and making me crack up. So I think I will evermore see your - for lack of better words - explicatives and demands as refreshing... however strange that may seem. to me. and you. and everyone else.
And I want to always call you m. eclat d'or.
ps. i think the greens helped
ps. hahahahaha omg. monsieur eclat d'or rhymes too! it just got even funnier
pierre- oh dear... really? i do have some dulse... but I am feeling LOADS better (besides for the gas) so I think I may take the oppurtunity to fall asleep... good info to know though!
I ended up with a migraine due to eating raw cacao truffles for three or four days. Sometimes if I eat cacao it makes me feel as if I am having palpitations and I get anxious. Other times I am fine with it.... as long as I only have a small amount...
That David Wolfe and others can eat that stuff in the quantities they do is revealing of one of the laws of life -- the Law of Vital Accommodation. The body adapts to the harmful influences that it is unceasingly subjected to. If I drank a couple jiggers of alcohol, I'd be on my face but someone who drinks much and often will hardly feel anything. It works the same with the harmful chemicals in chocolate. Your unpleasant reaction to it means your system is getting more vital and sensitive. If you fed it to a baby, s/he would have the same reaction, because babies have all the sensitivity and vitality that our bodies are supposed to have throughout our whole lives. It is only through continued abuse that our bodies are forced to thicken and protect themselves.
***"I think we can overdo anything though... even the best foods"
Yes, we can overeat even the best foods. But that's different than eating something that is harmful even in very small quantities, as chocolate is.
***"Eat too many kale for too long? Too alkaline. Too many walnuts? My mouth will burn. Too much fruit? I'll space out. Too much salt? I'll get puffy. Just about balance. I don't think that means any of those foods aren't meant for us. I don't think it means cacao is a less than excellent food."
We don't have to 'balance' eating good foods with some quantity (equal or otherwise) of harmful foods. There is only one benefit to be derived from the eating of harmful foods, and that is the only one that should be considered when deciding whether to eat them. It is this: harmful foods feed our addictions, and they allow us to temporarily replace the object of our addictions with a food that is slightly better. That's what raw cacao does. In other words, it is only slightly less harmful than eating a Snickers Bar or a cup of coffee. However, no valid claim can be made that it is beneficial or even harmless. Anyone who doubts this need only stay on a clean diet (which excludes chocolate) for a few months and then go back and try it again. Its harm will be as apparent as holding your hand to a flame. That chocolate may contain certain nutrients is no reason to eat it. The important criteria to consider is not whether a food contains beneficial substances, but whether it contains toxic ones. The foods that are best for us contain the fewest toxic substances.
now I want to know why you think cacao is not good (you directly/indirectly said that).
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