Organic Raw Food Diet
Eat and Drink your Way back to Health... naturally!
'Nature itself is the best physician...
...If you are not your own doctor, you are a fool.'
The Raw Food Diet
It was absolutely enlightening, when I first tried it.
Although I was open to 'new' ideas, it first seemed to me, that this idea was really 'out there'.
Why? I can't really say...? It now makes perfect sense to me...
From all the 'accepted' nutritional background... I had become used to the idea of cooking food... okay... meat and dairy products had been controversial for a while... at least in my life... but raw foods?
It struck some chord in me, that made me THINK!
I started researching the idea, then tried it – and it was - and still is - an amazing experience!
It makes sense... and from here... I recommend it with all my heart. I personally enjoy it most in the summer, when it's warm. In the winter, the yin and yang balance of my system need warmth (Yang)... more than a raw food diet supplies.
I do recommend using it at your pace... it is wonderful!
It is one of the best ways to regain health and energy.
What makes a raw food diet so special?
Shouldn't it be the most natural idea to us?... Have we moved so far away from nature, that we forgot what food looks like?
Benefits of a Raw Food Diet
Watch these videos and see how you can reverse diabetes, over-weight, arthritis and many other health conditions.
The amazing fact is, that you will see changes happen very quickly... and all this, just by eating raw foods!
Try it! You will see for yourself!
So... What is Raw Food Diet?
Raw foods consist of unprocessed, uncooked (raw) foods. Simple!
In order to give the body maximum charge - we should focus on 'LEAFY GREENS'.
What does this mean?
Look at nature!
What is the MAIN stuff that grows?
Concentrate on GREENS!
LEAVES! and WEEDS! - not FRUIT!
From a Macrobiotic Yin/Yang balance point of view, most fruit contains large amounts of sugar, which makes it Yin... this will have an expanding, cold and un-focused effect on our body - and mind. Too much sugar makes us hyperactive and out of focus...
Since uncooked foods are more Yin in their nature, it is best to stick to greens, roots and not-sweet variety.
OK? ... An easy, tasty and healthy way to get the most from greens for your health is through juicing and making healthy smoothies.
In my opinion, the best juicer BY FAR is theHurom
I have one standing, always ready for use, on my kitchen counter...
I tried many other juicers before... I won't go back to anything else.
The idea of cooking foods came with human control of fire... this makes sense... With fire humans started their journey to 'power over nature'. This control led way to incredible achievements - and also - towards a state of chronic disease.
The chemical make-up of foodstuff changes when heated (cooked) - the calories are often augmented - yes! isn't that strange?... - and much of the nutrients and vitamins are destroyed.
So... basically, when cooking our food, we are giving the body lots of energy: calories, but even so, we are still hungry because our cells are still asking for nutrients... the body also needs energy, but it mostly needs nutrients.
If you are interested in trying... I recommend a gentle start.
You will benefit from an increase of raw foods, no matter how far you take it – 100% raw, 50% or just increase the amount you eat now.
Changing to a Healthy Diet...
I have met people, having a hard time eating fully raw – they may suffer from a 'cold' feeling.
This is related to the climate they live in, or the basic yin yang constitution they have.
In colder climates, the yin of the cold climate, affects the balance of the yin and yang in the body. Uncooked, cold foods are, in general of a more Yin nature.
Cooking food – heating it – makes the food 'more' Yang.
Try a combination of the Macrobiotic Diet and Raw Food Diet.
This gives the benefits of both worlds... this is how I like to balance my diet. More raw in the summer... more cooked in the winter.
If you have been living on a 'regular' diet for most of your life – at first you might experience some uncomfortable detoxification effects, on starting the raw food diet.
With this change, the body dumps toxins, which are held in the fat cells, into our system.
This is a positive process… but still… it causes the body to send a message of craving – basically a withdrawal signal to the brain – just like in other addictions. Yes... addiction!
You will feel better every day... you will actually not be able to understand how you could ever eat the 'food' you ate before.
In order to minimize withdrawal, take it easy... don't try to change everything in one day.
As your body gets stronger, and with this your mind clears, and your spirits lift...
one step at a time! Small ones.
The basic raw food diet recipes are important for an easy start into the diet. We find ourselves so stuck in the habit of cooking, that it first makes us feel helpless... what is there to eat, if it's not cooked?
Basic raw food recipes – and use your imagination!
You will re-discover the 'simple' tastes... But... the time will come... and you will want your raw food experience to be more than carrots and celery sticks...
You might consider adding some Kitchen Appliances and Equipment. Find a support system...
You will hear over and over again, from your co-workers, friends and even family, that what you are doing is WRONG – and unhealthy.
People will tell you that you are harming yourself, that you need to eat REAL food, that you are CRAZY... yes!
Find people you can talk to...
This is important – support is important, especially in the beginning... since you will go through some challenges...
You might start a diary or a blog... write down the improvements, set-backs, etc... over time...
Experiment and Play!