Raw healing with conventional produce?
I'm new to the group. Can a high raw diet still be cleasing and healing with conventional produce?
I make a very low income $6.45/hr (work at a fast food restaurant) and have issues with Sinus Odor that I expect the underlining cause to be Systematic Candida. I plan to purchase Threelac and Primal Defense this week. After buying my supplements I usuall don't have a lot of money left over. I somtimes would take a Cab to Whole Foods Market that cost about $28-31 round trip to avoid taking Public Transportation and spen about $70 at the market.
I 've been about 65% raw, since March 06, But stll ate some things that I have should not, including some meat. I now know that I need Quality supplements and Quality food, but it's hard to do Both on my income. Can I see results with Coventional produce?
I can only speak for myself, but I have had great results with conventional produce. When I first started out, I never bought organic.
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It seems very individual. Some people just have to have organic or the residue makes them ill. I just get what I can. I want some dandelions and they are not organic - I get 'em. I may be having problems from this that I don't realize..................
Lots of folks on here eat conventional.
In cutting out meat, you cut out many pesticides. The breast milk of meat eaters is said to have more than 100 times the pesticide residue of vegetarian mothers. Pesticides accumulate up in the food chain: by cutting out say beef, where you are eating a cow that has eaten approx 3 years worth of conventionally grown grain with pesticides and herbicides, you are also eating what's accumulated of those pesticides in the meat. Eating low on the food chain, such as fruits and veggies, nuts, seeds, is actually said to be a way to keep your pesticide intake down.
There's lots of ways to eat good raw food on a tight budget. I know it can be difficult to make ends meet, so best wishes to you. Maybe if you do a search for "budget" on here, you will also find many tips of how to eat raw for cheap.
I'd also say to watch out for getting ripped off on some supplements. With a healthy diet, you probably can get away without them and/or use very little of them. There's a lot of baloney in that industry, so I hate to see your hard earned dollars wasted when they could maybe do more good in terms of great food and other things to enhance your life.
Another tip on the organic front is that some people on here buy their greens organic, but some other stuff conventional. There's also a list of the fruits and veggies that are higher in pesticides, so if you can blend organic and conventional financially, you can avoid the stuff that is known to be higher in pesticides.
I will plan to get my greens organic as exurb suggested and also try to stick with a few Quality whole foods supplements-Primal Defense(probiotic), Perfect food(green powder supplement), and Cell Food(liquid oxygen).
Although I support the organic industry when I can, my personal opinion is that getting healthy on fresh raw plant food (which is emminently do-able) is not synonymous with organic foods. If you are walking and can't afford a car...you can always walk more or faster. And if you are driving a Honda? Don't spend all your time berating yourself for not driving an expensive sports car. If you can afford it - don't worry about it. If you cannot afford it - don't worry about it.
I've read somewhere on Curezone that Threelac isn't all that great for Candida. People have better results with diet. But then some people say it worked for them. In any case killing Candida isn't an option, since there's always some in our bodies. So the thing to do is reduce it to normal levels. I don't know how expensive Threelac is, I never even considered it somehow as I'm trying to stay away from all pills. If it's expensive you might want to save your money for other things. In the end any pills make you too acidic which is a perfect envoronment for fungi and viruses to thrive. I think the best way is to go on Candida starving diet - eat foods like cabbage, kale, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, dill etc. All the green stuff in other words. For 3 weeks to a month I believe one should stay away from fruit even, then they can be reintroduced. It's really not all that expensive at least while you're not eating fruit. Organic may be more expensive, but unless you get fancy it's well affordable. A head of cabbage will last you 3 to 4 days if you're making salads with it every day even. Since mostly all you eat is a salad during the day it's very cheap indeed in my opinion. I'll be posting some recipes that worked for me in the recipe board. .
Congratulations on making the right choice about the raw, I'm with you on that.
For sure you can! Heaven knows I can't afford organic...and conventional produce is way better than cooked foods that contain toxins. And anything is beter than meat! Our bodies were never built to handle that sort of junk!
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