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 always open to 'new' ideas, it first seemed to me, that this idea was really 'out there'.
I can't really say why...? 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 controvertial 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 WOW! – it was - and still is - an amazing experience!
It makes sense... and from here... I recommend it with all my heart –
It is one of the best ways to regain health!
What makes a raw food diet so special?
It should be the most natural idea to us... Have we moved so far away from nature, that we forgot? 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!
I think of this diet as medicine – remedy and/or improvement of any health problem.
Try it! You will see for yourself!
So... What is Raw Food Diet?
Raw foods consist of unprocessed, uncooked (raw) foods. Simple!
Ok... this said...
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! -
OK? ... An easy, tasty and healthy way to get the most from greens for your health is through juicing and making healthy smoothies.
The idea of cooking foods came with human control of fire... 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 weird... - but the nutrients and vitamins are distroyed.
So... basically you are giving the body lots of energy: calories, but your cells are starving... because they cannot use any of it to regenerate... Basically... the body keeps on asking for more food...
Today's 'basic' diet is so far off from nature - we hardly know what 'basic' really means - raw food is basic
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 affects the balance of the yin and yang forces.
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.
If you have been living on a 'regular' diet for most of your life – you might experience some uncomfortable detoxification effects when starting the raw food diet.
The body suddenly dumps toxins, which are trapped in the fat cells, into your system.
This is a positive process… still… it causes the body to send a message of craving – basically a withdrawal to the brain – just like in other addictions. Yes... addiction!
The Gerson Therapy is based on detoxing the system and giving it the nutrients it needs... to heal itself.
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 TODAY!
As your body gets stronger, your mind clears, your spirits lift...
one step at a time!
The basic raw food diet recipes are important for an easy start into the diet. We are so deep 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 – 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!