New in Minnesota
I've been lurking for quite some time, very grateful for the good recipes and just to read about others taking a similar path. I've been 100% raw for 3 months excepting about 3 meals. The first time I tried it I lasted 5 weeks before I let the SAD life get in the way. It's easier this time because: it's summer and the raw foods are so good; green smoothies everyday are nutritious and filling; and the people around me are used to the idea and they just leave me alone about it! :) In addition, I have an immediate reason to stay raw in that I developed rosacea quite suddenly in March. I don't want to stay on antibiotics for long periods of time to control the proliferation of bad bacteria that causes it, and I learned from searching these posts that a raw diet may help, so here I am, and it's working.
I still need to get better at making sure I have something good and quick to eat in the fridge (something more than an avocado, which I love but am tiring of). There are a few recipes I use regularly from Raw Foods for Busy People, and I love to be inspired by RFRW. I have yet to get Alissa's book and DVD but will do so. My dh is about as far from raw as possible so much of my after work time goes toward that meal effort (I can't let him do his own meals or it would be hot dogs every day!)
I have researched Blindguru's website recently and am in the process of trying to learn more from him because his main message, maintaining the proper body ecology, seems to me to be the overriding goal I have been after my entire life. This is especially of interest to me now due to the rosacea which, in spite of considerable success at controlling it, is not 100% gone. I hope to have excellent results on these fronts to report in the near future!
That's my story in a nutshell, thanks for listening! :)
Welcome! You've come to the right place, that's for sure. Now to get Alissa's book and DVD and you will really be set!
I have roseacia too (day 5). Can you repost with the websites as mentioned above? Thanks!
Hi beppa66, the website I mentioned is blindguru.com. You will also find Victoria Boutenko's book, Green for Life, of great interest because of your rosacea, since it addresses the common condition of low stomach acid which I learned through my research is the reason the bad bacteria are allowed to thrive in the first place. Good luck!
Aloha and Welcome EPgal! So glad yu decided to stop lurking and join in the fun!! You will looove Alissa's book and DVD when you get them. The DVD is like having Alissa sitting right there in your house talking right to you! Only thing is I wish I could taste and smell all the food she's making - ohhh yummm!! the book was also so important for me - a real tool to help me tranistion SUCCESSFULLY into the raw lifestyle. I am seeing results and feeling healthier than I ever have in my life. I loove the RAW LIFESTYLE.
ALSO --- in the Raw Food Talk - main directory section, towards the bottom of the page there is a misc. section - one says - health related topics ... look for the blog on Oil Pulling (OPing). It is an amazing and interesting thread. It might help with the rosacea.
blessings on your journey - it will be fun to follow your posts!
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Hi EPgal, Welcome, I just wanted to say that I am from MN too so there are others here from MN that use this board, it a wonderful place. Feel free to email me if you want to.
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