Urgent - I Need All Your Help!!!
I just found out that I HAVE to go into hospital within the next 24 to 48 hours because the doctor said that may heart is at really risk of stopping because my weight is so low.
As such, I need to prepare as much food as possible to bring. I may be there up to 3 months. Hospitals don't have any raw food except for the occasional carrot stick and banana. They never have any raw green veggies.
I would like to bring stuff that will keep relatively well but will also allow me to get lots of greens into my diet. Does anyone have any recipes that they could share that would help me get those raw greens in my diet. I'm also looking for all types of recipes and suggestions about what I can bring/make!!!
I would LOVE any suggestions!!!
dont know what kind of facilities you will have access to there, but can u bring a blender? then at least u can make green (or other) smoothies...and "steal" as much fruit as you can from the hospital to mix with them... also, if u use nuts, u can take some bags of them and soak them as needed to blend up in your smoothies or whatever; same with other nuts and seeds....
and or just make and drink nut and seed milks too; i would think that might help with the weight gain too...? ..
hopefully u will have access to refrigerator and or freezer? and someone will bring you fresh supplies of fruit, veg, and greens? if u cant get fresh stuff, maybe u could freeze some greens there--i know, not ideal, but if youre putting them in smoothies anyway, then the consistency when they come out the freezer doesnt really matter, and even if some of the nutrient content is compromised, it still probably beats what youre able to get at the hospital. also u could take a coffee grinder and flaxseeds and add flaxseeds to your smoothies.
also, what about making some jars of almond butter and some jars of tahini? if you have a food processor, you can usually get this stuff to a "peanut butter" consistency just by processing it for a long period of time (stopping at intervals so it doesnt heat up too much). i would think the nuts and seeds would be good for helping gain weight. Could do this with pumpkin and sunflower seeds too....i would try to keep this stuff in a fridge if possible though...
Also, dried sea vegetables store well and are full of nutrients; nori sheets work great for filling with avocado slices..
Dried fruits are calorie rich too and some of them (figs for example) have a fair amount of nutrients. and they store fairly well.
You could also sprout stuff, depending on how ambitious you are and how much room u have in your room and how much freedom of movement and activity you have.....
also, maybe "upping" the amount of dehydrated stuff will help u gain weight if u have a dehydrator and can take some of that stuff along?
im no expert but i hope some of this might help
I don't know what to tell you except that I wanted to write you support and blessings on this journey. Be well! Kaybee covered it!
kaybee has marvelous ideas.
I wish you all the best and lots of light to you as you overcome this. Be well!
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SW: 179.2 pounds on May 23rd
CW: 164.4 pounds (14.8 pounds released!)
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Hi R. i had a problem with my heart before.
To strengthen your heart start taking hawthron and cayanne pepper is good.
I take that and it helped with my heart racing and skipping.
Hope you can stay calm.
are your electrolytes imbalanced?
This happened to one of my friends who was 100% raw - he lost so much weight that his family checked him into the hospital. The doctors then noticed the heart issue.
The doctors told him that if he didn't bring his weight up, they would force feed him calories (non-vegan food) through a tube. The hospital just wants you to gain your weight back. So he made a decision (he compromised with the doctors) to eat cooked vegan food (the doctors told him that he couldn't *only* eat raw) while he was in the hospital and he gained 30 pounds back in about a months time, and then they let him out of the hospital.
His mistake before he was in the hospital was that he wasn't eating enough calories. Many of the raw books say that as long as you eat enough CALORIES that you will get enough protein and other nutrients. He told me that he was mostly eating green leaves (which do not have very many calories) and fruit, and wasn't eating nuts nor avocados.
Suggestions: Start eating calories! Read raw-books on how to live this lifestyle a healthy way. Eating raw is not about being hungry and looking scary-thin! Maybe it is time to start adding some rawfood supplements to your smoothies. Maybe it is time to temporarily add some steamed organic brown rice, etc. to your diet until you get out of dangerous condition of permanent heart damage. Please know that I am suggesting vegan cooked food for a short time until you gain some weight back. And also because it is better than the animal products that they would put into your feeding tube.
All of the above information is based on a conversation with my friend who was in the hospital for 40 days for the exact same thing that you typed in your first post.
If I am offending anybody by writing this then please delete my post, but eating cooked vegan food for a short time is better than permanent heart damage. Moderators, please be the judge of this. My intentions here are immediate help for Rmiller based on the experience of my friend who had the same exact issue.
Thanks for ALL of your great suggestions. If I don't pass the test (glucogon test) then I will automatically have to be also fed through a tube since this makes sure that when my blood sugar dips (like when I'm sleeping or not eating), then my body won't keep breaking down my organs (like my heart) and will use the food constantly put into my stomach instead.
I will have to eat regardless if the tube feeding though. That is why I want to plan ahead. I also know that my electrolytes are a bit off, especially my sodium level.
I think I'll have access to a fridge/freezer but I will not be permitted to bring the blender (although I'm going to see if it is possible to bring at least my Magic Bullet).
A person that attended our raw potlucks had to be hospitalized, and we organized a "food brigade" for her. Once a day someone would pop by with a green smoothie, or a nutritious raw soup. We stocked her shelf in the refrigerator with good food and almond mylk. Perhaps there is someone in your community that could put that together for you??
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