Dimond--just curious about the "lemon juice getting rid of any possible negative effects" thing.. what does it do/neutralize? just curious, sounded interesting. like one of those symbiotic relationships or something...?
Spirited--I dont know about the ayurvedic thing, but i know that some people try to move towards fruitarianism (not just fruits, but nuts and tree leaves etc) because from an ecological perspective, fruit and nut and tree-leaf eating is more ecologically friendly and sustainable and kinder to the earth; because trees are perennial and live a long time, it doesnt entail frequently digging up huge tracts of land etc for annual crops etc. im not advocating it from a nutritional perspective as i know alissas philosopy is about not limiting foods, but just suggesting why some people do it as moving towards a more ecological way of living
According to one article: lemon juice or vinegar deodorizes garlic but does not disturb its immune system chemicals.
Originally Posted by kaybee
David Wolfe mentions doing this or using aged garlic. Unfortunately aged (kyolic) doesn't taste good in food. Though it is good if using it as a supplement.
I always say follow the advice of your own bodymind....
eat garlic if you find it to be healthful to you, don't eat it if you don't
I'm here because I think I may have just discovered a raw garlic allergy? Just ate a salad with dressing including raw garlic, and immediately started feeling dizzy, short of breath, fatigued, etc. Pretty sure it is the garlic, so I guess I will just have to start replacing it with ginger, etc for spicy needs. Strange I've been eating this my whole life and haven't noticed anything like this since going raw.. what is the deal?
It is my wish to remove garlic and onion from my diet and I have removed garlic but still like a little chopped onion if I am having a salad. I do not think that I will be doing this for much longer and anticipate that shortly I just will not want it.
I can not think of any "below ground food" that I eat other than that little bit of chopped onion and that is very little.
I know. I'm weird but I love me just the way I am.
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Hi there. I also try to avoid garlic and onions for spiritual reasons, as I have also heard by my spiritual teacher (a yogi from India) that garlic is bad for the brain, the emotions, and meditation. It also makes you more aggressive and more prone to anger, frustration, etc. I didn't know why, but I heard that Dr. Cousens had said that garlic disrupts communication between the 2 hemispheres of our brains. The yogi I follow also said that garlic is very antibacterial, but you wouldn't take antibiotics every day as that would mess up your immune system... thus it similarly makes no sense to eat garlic everyday unless you are greatly ill and need it as a form of antibiotic. I previously also found some research done on rats who were given lots of raw onions (or was it raw onion juice?, I can't remember) in which it damaged the lining of their stomachs. I do really enjoy the taste of garlic and onions, but am doing my best to eat as little as possible. (Though I do cave in sometimes.) Even if it is good for cholesterol, I don't think I can justify eating it if it has a lot of other things bad for me.
Here is some interesting info about garlic and onions that I highly recommend you to read about.... http://www.rawfoodexplained.com/junk...ic-and-onions/
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Below ground? Like... CARROTS? I don't think I could give up carrots. However I've been giving up onions for... since I was born but other people still seem to put them in my food.
I think the OP is referring to the Jain religion in India, where traditionally members of the community avoid all things growing under the ground. It isn't about giving up anything, it's about living consciously... and the premise is quite beautiful actually. When you eat the root of the plant (the part growing under the ground), you take the plants' life... as in the case of a carrot, ginger, etc or anything you have to uproot to eat. (I wonder if there are any plants where you can eat any portion of the root without killing the entire plant - I don't know.) However, when you eat an apple off a tree, you eat the fruit but the tree continues to grow and stay alive. That's a big part of what they are getting at, to live as gently on this earth as possible. As most of us are likely vegans, we understand the concept of not killing animals, and we believe that we have a responsibility to treat them kindly. But members of the Jain community extend that out to the plant community as well. Obviously they have to eat to stay alive, but it's an effort on their part to take the fruit/greens of a plant (rather kill the plant by taking its root), and also to eat as moderately as possible - to not take more than they need. Even though I'm not on that level yet, I think the attitude they have is just wonderful.
Originally Posted by SunshineMN
Last edited by rkk; 07-22-2010 at 08:36 PM.
I am glad this thread was started and am enjoying reading everyone's comments.
I've lost it, but I remember an article that came out a few yrs ago - perhaps it was forwarded by Frederic Patenaude? - where air force pilots were not allowed to eat garlic because tests revealed that it somehow messed with their brains....sorry I can't be more scientific or find the study.
Ive heard many say that as you become more pure/clean, you will find garlic and onions undesirable, and also what others here have written about them used medicinally --but not ALL the time.
Interesting that streetsurfer, became a little more "clean" but was now able to actually eat them, which is the opposite.
Thanks again for starting this thread. I look forward to reading more.
As for me, I still use them in moderation. I have for the past couple mos though, been craving "sauteed" onions ---I've made these in the D sliced thin, with a little bit of olive oil, pinch of salt and small amt of dates to sweeten. I just haven't gotten around to making them though.....
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I have other reasons for not eating them.
1. If you can not make a meal of it you should not eat it.
2. The reason that we like them is because they deliver their sensation by shocking the system and I am not sure that that is good.
3. If we were meant to eat foods that grow in the ground we would have evolved with snouts.
OK. You can all take it that I have eaten my last onion.
There is sufficient in the world for man's need, but not for his greed.
check for some book of dr. Ann Wigmore (.org )
Follow what feels right to you and not your fear. If your body react well to garlic, it is most probably that you need it.
Onion has the property to clear out the mucus. I believe everything in balance is great.
I like my food simple now, so i rarely eat garlic, seasoning or onion or even any salt. I do eat that but so much less. I like to taste the freshness and the life force from the food. Your taste bot does change at the point that you can taste this amazing food. But in the beginning, if i wouldn't have use seasoning, garlic/onion, salt and sweetener, there isn't any way i would have stick to raw food. Your mind is the first step to convince that raw food is wonderful. If you cannot enjoy it or find comfort, your mind will make you eat cook food again.
I take garlic when i have a cold and it is a fantastic anti-biotic.
Have fun in your research!
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