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1/31/12 12:35 P

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RONIREDD unfortunately there are so many conflicting messages. You just need to follow what makes sense to you and makes your body feel good.

There are many Raw Food gurus out there that used to say 100% was the only way to go or you needed to be a Fruitarian because that was the only way to go. Don't use dehydrators, dehydrators are OK, just eat mono food meals, don't consume even cold pressed oils (I use cold pressed oils and my body handles them fine), don't eat nuts, the list goes on. Now they are saying that it is OK to eat High Raw which is 80% Raw and the other cooked grains or veggies. Some follow an 80/10/10 approach.

emoticon emoticon emoticon You need to follow what works for you.



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1/31/12 9:17 A

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Realize also that these are RAW nuts/seeds/grains/beans

Most can be and will sprout Unhulled, unpastureized raw rices will sprout and you can add them to a salad. I sprouted red quinoa and now white quinoa and they do great.
Also please use organic if you can get it. Try very hard to do that. Chia seeds without sprouting are great in your smoothies also. And, or course brown and white sesame seeds.


As to super greens, yes add them. I do barley green and Chlorella. I do 1 tsp of one of them daily in my green smoothies.

Add more water when you add seeds and super greens to your smoothies.

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1/31/12 9:07 A

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I have two questions please.
1. I now notice you are saying seeds and not grains. Can we have grains like oats, quinoa, rice in a raw diet?
2. I canīt find a source for wheatgrass at the moment. Can/should I use green powder in my smoothies to add in more greens? I have barley green powder from the US right now.

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1/30/12 7:24 P

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Roni, make certain you are using ORGANIC fruit and that it is ripe when you eat it.

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1/30/12 2:40 P

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Thanks so much for your response! Today is my first day and I am really anxious about the whole thing. You get so many conflicting messages!

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1/30/12 2:29 P

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Refined carbs arr the baddies. If you are a frutarian carbs from plant based is great. We need carbs. Its a whole different world.

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1/30/12 2:15 P

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Hi There! I have a question. If I am primarily eating fruits (and some veggies) - mono-dieting, should I worry about my carbs? Obviously, they are extremely high.
Thanks.

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1/29/12 7:00 P

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There is no other way if we want to be healthy instead of toxic. Good for you!

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1/29/12 6:49 P

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Thanks for the advice, very helpful and yeah I've been doing organic for a long time now, I see no other way of doing it:)

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1/29/12 6:20 P

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Of course it is ok. That is what wheatgrass is for-juicing!

If you mean putting wheat grass in a regular juicer, then there are 3 answers. 1)It won't do well in a centrifugal force-type juicer. 2)It is fine in a masticating juicer. 3)The BEST way to juice wheatgrass is in a wheatgrass juicer. It is the meat grinder type. The best has the stainless steel innards and runs about $150.00.

If you are a serious wheatgrass drinker, I would consider getting set up to grow your own because it can get pricey buying it from the grocery store.

For the best intructions on how to grow it get the Ann Wigmore books. Perhaps your local library has them. If not they are available through Amazon.com.

I'm happy to hear you are doing ORGANIC! Way to go.

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1/29/12 5:37 P

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I have a question, is it okay to juice organic grown sprouted wheatgrass from the health food store?

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1/14/12 8:13 P

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Thank you so much. emoticon




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Totally! This is a cleanse/detox and happens with many people. Up your fiber and it will pass quickly. Also, a green smoothie would help your body with added nutrition.

Great question! Thanks!

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1/14/12 6:41 P

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I have a question, is it normal to have a pastey film in your mouth after converting to fruits and veggies? Is there something wrong with me? My head is killing me too is that also normal?




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12/31/11 1:59 P

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Grow lights are great. Full spectrum are cheaper. The cat will turn green. Lol

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12/31/11 1:40 P

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Thanks for starting this thread Karen. I have had questions about sprouting, too. I live in the Pacific NW and we don't get a whole lot of sun for about... Okay, last year we had rainy weather for 9 months straight. Wet, darkish, dismal day after day after day... emoticon Can I grow sprouts in my house under artificial light? AND, if my curious cat eats it will it hurt him? Or would I have the healthiest cat on the block? LOL!

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You grow it, buy it, juice it..LOL

Ok, go to your local ORGANIC source. Buy hard red winter wheat berries. Then, soak them overnight. Then, do the normal sprouting until you see little tails. Normally 2 days. Then, plant the little buggers in ORGANIC soil. Keep them in bright sunlight and gently water-or heavy mist when dry. Within 5 days they should be sprouting up grass. Then, you need to wait until they are about 3 to 4 inches tall and cut them. Then, you put them through a meat grinder type mechanism that you purchase at around $125. And drink it! YUMMMM
Compost the remains of course.

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12/30/11 8:26 P

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OK, talk to me about wheat grass. I've only had it juiced a couple of times at a restaurant. Do you grow it, buy it, drink it eat it? Where do you get it? I'm intrigued.

If it comes from a plant, eat it; if it was made in a plant, don't. Michael Pollan

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What you do to the world, you do to yourself.
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Most of us on this team come up with some interesting questions. Perhaps it's time to get these out in the open and collectively come up with some solid answers.

A team works together for the good of all. Let's help each other resolve difficulties that surface in our journey to health using nature's remedies: raw food!

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