SparkPeople Raw Foodies Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5031 A place to learn more about the Raw Food Diet,ask questions,share recipes,and ideas. A safe place to discuss the benefits of eating "Raw". No Raw Food Police here. You decide your level of Rawness. SparkPeople Raw Foodies Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=5031 Raw in Indiana http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x67459093 I've been a member for long time but have been inactive. Was 100% raw for two years three years ago. Water over the damn and back to eating a S.A.D. Diet, gained most of the weight back and managed to get almost sick enough to die. Started raw with poached white fish in Febuary, dropped the fish in May, have added in olives and hummus since. Gone from size 46 pants to size 40, feel better. Read somewhere to succeed on raw food you were supposed to eat as much raw food as you possibl... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 18:12:47 EST Carrot Cake Dehydrator Muffins http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=284x5031x66027858 This recipe is from the Rawtarian. I've had great success with it and I've only got a cheapy dehydrator I picked up at the local charity shop for about $10.00. It's one of the round ones with the donut shaped trays, fan in the bottom, and single setting. It still works amazingly well for this recipe! <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 cups grated carrots <BR> 2 cups pecans <BR> 1 1/2 cups dates <BR> 1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut <BR> 1/2 cup raisins <BR> 1/4 cup water <BR> 1 teaspoon cinnamon <BR... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:36:13 EST Starting raw in the dead of winter? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x66027796 Probably not my best as far as timing goes, but I think it gives me a chance to get my kitchen in order, plan my little garden to fit my raw eating goals and work out all the kitchen tools shenannigans. Anyone else have epic battles with their spiralizer? Why wont those suction cup thinggies do their job?! Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:25:05 EST September Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x65099275 Anyone out here? <BR> <BR> I just started my 5th day of juicing and loving it! The first two days were kind of rough, but now, fingers crossed, I'm coasting through it. <BR> <BR> My plan for after juicing is to go raw. Hoping there are still friends out here who are Rawing it up. Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:46:14 EST Hola from Spain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x64352906 Hi everyone! I've just come back to SP after 2 years MIA! I went vegan at the beginning of 2014, got a diploma in nutrition and have since then become really interested in healing through nutrition. I have a lot of health issues I'm dealing with including a degenerative neurological disease called CMT. <BR> <BR> Last summer I did 3 months raw and felt AMAZING!!! I lost weight, felt great and a lot of issues started improving. Here's a pic: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Mon, 16 May 2016 05:10:36 EST Morning Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x63853678 fruit smoothie to start my day. I haven't done that for a long time. Pineapple, banana, mango and spinach. Was so good!! Will have to see how long that keeps me satisfied. Hoping my blood sugar doesn't plummet. <BR> <BR> Experimenting and trying to do an entire day of raw food. <BR> <BR> Have to find a good salad dressing recipe as well as a cracker recipe to try. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Wed, 9 Mar 2016 06:49:31 EST Shelly from Minnesota http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x63430402 I live in a pretty cold climate but love the sun <em>24</em> I am interested in learning more about a raw food diet. Not sure I want to go 100% raw but I am incorporating more raw foods into our meals. I have been plant based/vegan for over a year and love it. Love me some veggies!! I also strictly avoid processed food. <BR> <BR> I am very interested in what other people are doing with their raw food, menus, meals, recipes etc. <BR> <BR> I recently bought a book, "Becoming Raw" I have ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 07:42:41 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x62915162 I have been wanting to increase my raw food intake. Not sure I can do a total raw diet. Too overwhelming to do it all at once. I am hoping to learn more and find some recipes. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 22:39:08 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x61902753 Hi everyone. I used to hang out here a few years ago, but now I'm back. Doing 80-10-10 for the summer months and plan to go high raw in the fall. Not sure I can survive without cooked sweet potatoes and regular potatoes! I used to say I couldn't live without avocados and look at me now! :) <BR> <BR> My goal is to eat mostly raw and lose about 40 lbs. I follow a lady on Facebook with the community page called Lissa's Raw Food Romance. Wed, 1 Jul 2015 19:21:55 EST Going raw... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x61657066 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I'm totally new to this. For year's the idea of living raw has been in the back of my mind. Today - it moved to the forefront. <BR> <BR> Any suggestions on getting started? What are the best resources? What high quality reading? Any good do's and don'ts? <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance. RawInIowa (RII) Tue, 2 Jun 2015 16:54:11 EST Diabetic Going Raw :D http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x61477650 I am a type 2 diabetic and insulin dependant. I am wanting to turn to raw foods as a big part of my diet coming up this spring/summer and seeing how it goes, I think with being a diabetic I will fully benefit from the raw food diet. I may not totally turn all my meals into raw food but I can do small things to towards it :D Keep you posted. <BR> I am looking forward to getting tips and ideas from this group and making new friends. Any advice or tips or etc you have for me will be greatly app... Wed, 13 May 2015 10:04:03 EST TOTAL newbie to going raw! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x61355598 I would love to learn to go raw. It seems so expensive and overwhelming. I have been buying more fresh fruits, veggies, etc. in the last few years. I haven't been able to go organic, yet. It is just so expensive. But, I am open! So, here I am! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 14:46:37 EST Eggplant, Green Bean, or Okra recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x61234517 Hi all! <BR> <BR> I am really struggling to find good recipes that focus on eggplant, green beans, or okra -- and don't use a dehydrator. These are staple foods here, and while they're not my favorite, they are abundant and cheap. So I'm trying to find ways to enjoy them. <BR> <BR> Any recipes you love for any of these items? <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:50:00 EST Valentine's Day Raw Recipe's http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x60631811 Hello all Valentine's Day is just around the corner, If you have been struck with the Love Arrow <em>188</em> (pretend it's cupid) <em>129</em> and you are planning on having a wonderful evening with your significant other and have no idea what desserts to make here's some suggestions (I'll post the pic on the front page ): <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. CHOCOLATE BROWNIE HEARTS <BR> 4 INGREDIENTS ***RAW *** <BR> Total time: 5 minutes <BR> <BR> Makes 8 hearts <BR> <BR> INGREDIENTS: <BR> 1 cup... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 17:36:45 EST It's that T.O.Y. again - Raw Food On A Budget http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x60630210 Hello Raw Foodies alike; It's that time of year if you are interested in jump starting your New Years Resolutions by having a "Healthier You" the link below is a program that will get you on the right path of Raw Foods not to mention making the transition an affordable one. <BR> <BR> She helps you through the financial side by giving you ideas that are not draining you out of your savings and are quick and easy without spending to much time in the kitchen prepping and all. check it out if y... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 13:48:03 EST Bananas & Type 2 Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x60611156 I've been hearing a lot about eating bananas and Type 2 diabetes that you shouldn't because of the high sugar and or carbs. but here's an article I found about that. <BR> <BR> <link>diabetes.org/food-and-fitness/food/w<BR>hat-can-i-eat/making-healthy-food-choi<BR>ces/can-you-still-eat-bananas-with-typ<BR>e-2.html </link> <BR> Can you still eat bananas with type 2 diabetes? <BR> <BR> Yes, you can still eat bananas — even if you have diabetes. <BR> <BR> Bananas are a good source of fiber... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:14:46 EST budget question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x60219202 What would you buy with only $40 a week for two people? Mon, 5 Jan 2015 07:21:23 EST can't wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x60171984 I am new to the raw lifestyle, but I am excited. I have been watching freeley, and kristina on youtube. does anybody have ideas for a strict grocery budget? I don't have much to work with for two people... and any advice would be lovely. Thu, 1 Jan 2015 02:34:33 EST New- Looking http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59981193 Hello All, I'm new to the group. I've been looking for some time for a raw food group, guess I wasn't looking hard enough <em>30</em> But I'm here now. I love the idea of raw food, but getting started has been a pain. My current goal is to replace 2 out of my 3 meals a day with raw food meals. My snacks have already been replaced with fruits or salads or nuts (fresh in shell nuts). Getting over that hump to 3 meals is tough, but I'm determined to do this for me. Going Vegetarian was ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 17:47:53 EST Inspired to go RAW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x59802933 Greetings all! I am excited to start switching myself and my family to a mostly raw diet, looking forward to getting going on it and taking advice from this group, I'm currently a homeschool Mom to our two boys and I'm looking forward to making alot of radical diet changes in a way that we can fit into our budget, thanks! :) <em>224</em> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 09:04:35 EST 4 major types of Cinnamon in the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59455397 Actually there are hundreds of types of cinnamon, but there are 4 that are commercially harvested for eating. <BR> <BR> These are: <BR> <BR> Ceylon Cinnamon - Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Cinnamomum Verum <BR> <BR> Cassia Cinnamon - Cinnamomum Burmanni <BR> <BR> Saigon Cinnamon - Cinnamomum Loureiroi <BR> <BR> Korintje Cinnamon - Cinnamomum Aromaticum <BR> <BR> <em>230</em> Coumarin levels in cinnamon: <BR> <BR> <BR> Ceylon - Cinnamomum Zeylanicum, Cinnamomum Verumrue - ultra low c... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:51:57 EST The RawMazing Life Summit 2014 begins today http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59445031 " This FREE online summit will be featuring 21 experts in the raw food field, showcasing interviews, recipes, daily lifestyle tips, and more. The Summit begins TODAY, so be sure to sign up and take advatage of all of the amazing speakers, interviews, and information on living a raw, vegan, and healthy lifestyle! " <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.realrawnutrition.com/rawmazing-l<BR>ife-sum </link> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:24:54 EST The 3 faces of cinnamon... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59425137 <link>cinnamonvogue.com/Types_of_Cinnamon_<BR>1.html </link> <BR> <BR> I thought Saigon Cinnamon was better than the standard Cassia Cinnamon we use in this country. Now this article is saying the opposite. Any thoughts? Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:52:07 EST 10 POWERFUL ANTI-AGING FRUITS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59265205 <link>foodmatters.tv/content/10-powerful-a<BR>nti-aging-fruits?utm_medium=email&utm_<BR>campaign=HFC+NL+-+September+25+2014&ut<BR>m_content=HFC+NL+-+September+25+2014+C<BR>ID_0b675fb0ab731f05034d74705ce8168a&ut<BR>m_source=Campaign%20Monitor%20Email%20<BR>Marketing&utm_term=READ%20NOW </link> <BR> <BR> Hope this link works. Thu, 25 Sep 2014 20:40:51 EST first time going raw! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x59214714 Greetings everyone! <BR> <BR> I am Eighth Note Choir, and I have had vegan/raw nudges for months, going on maybe a year now, at first it was just wanting to be a vegetarian then I watched a documentary Vegucated and realized that yeah, I could go a step further and go vegan, and I have been looking at various vlogs and such on youtube and how so many are going raw too, and how there are all these benefits to going raw, I'm still in the research phase, but I'm hoping to have my own perso... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:11:24 EST Soy causes breast cells to change http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x59070004 Wow, read this. Soy triggers breast cancer to grow. <link>preventdisease.com/news/14/090714_So<BR>y-Accelerates-Breast-Cancer-Rather-Tha<BR>n-Prevent-It.shtml?utm_source=090714&u<BR>tm_campaign=090714&utm_medium=email </link> Sun, 7 Sep 2014 11:43:41 EST Rawfood Diet is #1 on the Fad Diets not to try http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58616496 What do you think about this? <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/22/wo<BR>rst-fad-diets_n_5592013.html </link> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:39:58 EST Inspired http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x58575614 Hi everyone, I've been vegan for almost 3 years and really am feeling compelled to move to a mostly raw diet. Just excited to explore this team and see what changes I can make in my diet. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:52:07 EST Changes to your Start Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58554952 "Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> We'll be making a small change on the Start page tomorrow, and I just wanted to give you a heads up. Some of you asked about the wheel disappearing this week from the left side of the page. We are going to move the link to spin the wheel as well as the total SparkPoints for the day over to the right side of the page under Step 1. It will still be very visible and still serve as a good reminder to spin. <BR> <BR> To access your team bonus points, you will have to sc... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 20:42:12 EST Disregard link not working http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58475835 Get younger not older with Raw Food. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KJe<BR>V_Z9jQs </link> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 07:29:58 EST What Is On Your Menu Today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58289222 Any one meal? .......... I will be drinking my Green drink, (which is one big green salad in liquid form .......... So nutritious! Sat, 21 Jun 2014 10:15:43 EST Cheese recipes from Living Light http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58241099 Here are some cheese recipes from Living Light. It's an ebook. <BR> <BR> http://rawfoodchef.com/PDFs/LivingLightA<BR>CheeseLoversGuide.pdf Mon, 16 Jun 2014 21:35:02 EST HAY HOUSE WORLD SUMMIT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x58031519 This incredible FREE online event takes place from May 31st until June 9th. You’ll hear from the world leaders in the health and wellness industry, including some of our favorite experts from our latest film ‘Hungry For Change’. It’s full of all the latest in health, wellness, relationships and spirituality! <BR> <BR> <link>www.hayhouseworldsummit.com/?a_aid=5<BR>3716b1e30c1c&a_bid=4f732a63 </link> Wed, 28 May 2014 20:36:12 EST Reversing Diabetes World Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x57807374 Hi Team, <BR> <BR> I frequent this Website called Natural News they cover anything across the board from Politics, Health and Nutrition. See link below <BR> <BR> There will be 50 Amazing Presentations. 12 Life-Changing Days. <BR> <BR> May 5 - May 16, 2014 (I know this is a bit late but wouldn't hurt to get most of the information) <BR> <BR> Enjoy! <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> <em>482</em> <em>371</em> <em>362</em> <em>551</em> <em>482</em> <em>371</em> <em>362</em> <em>551</em> <e... Thu, 8 May 2014 19:46:39 EST E3Live Brain On and how to get Raw B12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57730640 Hi, I just wanted to share that I am taking E3Alive a fresh frozen superfood called BrainOn. When I was reading the back of the bottle it said it has high vitamin B levels. <BR> <BR> B1 210% of RDA <BR> B2 630% of RDA <BR> B3 80% <BR> B6 90% <BR> B-12 2570% <BR> <BR> It's a good way to get those hard to find B vitamins naturally. <BR> Fri, 2 May 2014 12:49:14 EST kidney diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57570629 Hi, I have to watch what I eat because of my kidneys can you give me any Ideas on what to eat and what to avoid. What my doctor gave me is essentially a SAD diet only less of it. I am confused. It also says to avoid phosphorous but that is everything that grows Sat, 19 Apr 2014 14:31:03 EST Who is teaching Who? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57569830 Read who is training nutritionists and dieticians. You will be shocked. <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/26/di<BR>etitians-nutrition-big-food_n_4859567.<BR>html?utm_hp_ref=food-for-thought </link> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 13:01:28 EST The Food Revolution Summit-April 26 to May 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57558341 What isn't your Doctor telling you? How to prevent & reverse disease...sign up on the link below for this FREE Health Summit. Incredible list of speakers sharing a wealth of knowledge. <BR> <BR> <link>foodrevolution.org/summit-trevor-jus<BR>tice/?orid=406&opid=45 </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:45:34 EST Like Kombucha but is different http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57546618 I saw an article online some time ago about a scooby that is like Kombucha, but is different. It grows in honey and has a different mix of bacteria, fungus than kombucha. <BR> <BR> My question of the day is Who knows what it is called? I wanted to try growing it. It is supposed to metabolize the honey more completely than the sugar used in Kombucha. It is supposed to have a different flavor, and potentially be better for the body. <BR> <BR> It is golden in color. If you find a source o... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:29:18 EST Let's make a list of Traveling food ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57337794 I will be going on a trip for a couple of weeks in the future. For a long trip what items would you take? Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:07:59 EST 25 Powerful Reasons to Eat Bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57272214 <link>foodmatters.tv/articles-1/25-powerfu<BR>l-reasons-to-eat-bananas </link> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>265</em> <em>129</em> I love my bananas. I have Type 2 Diabetes but my sugar doesn't spike with them. <em>129</em> <em>265</em> <em>129</em> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:49:04 EST Low Carb Diet is a FRAUD per Dr. T. Colin Campbell http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57247033 <link>www.naturalnews.com/044398_low-carb_<BR>diet_grains_The_China_Study.html </link> <BR> <BR> I frequent this website and he states that The China Study author feels Low Carb Diets are a Fraud. Interesting read! <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>292</em> <em>149</em> <em>292</em> <em>149</em> <em>292</em> <em>149</em> <em>292</em> Mon, 24 Mar 2014 18:03:07 EST A Newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x57246240 Hi everyone, good to know that there are raw foodies around here. I've been high raw for many years, sometimes it's a roller coaster type journey but I continue to stick with it. I look forward to reading and learning more. Still trying to navigate this amazing site.... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 16:39:41 EST New to SP; Returning to raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x57207629 Hi! My name is Kimber. I've been raw in the past --- and had such great results health-wise that I can't remember why I slid back into SAD. 40 pounds later, my health challenges have returned with a vengeance. Somehow, even knowing all I know about being raw (I was even a raw vegan coach for a time!), I've been struggling with embracing the raw lifestyle again. It's hard for me to admit that I'm struggling and need help .... but here it goes. I need your friendship and support. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:36:09 EST Free online Raw Living Summit, 3-26-14 to 4-4-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x57174686 You're invited to the Raw Living Summit! <BR> <BR> Join in on the most comprehensive and <BR> extensive summit on health, healing, raw food, cleansing, and radiation <BR> protection ever created. <BR> <BR> The summit will feature world experts in the area of vital living who will share <BR> with you the most up-to-date and fascinating information on practical and <BR> empowering solutions to health and lifestyle. I am honored to be one of the <BR> speakers on the Raw Living Summit sha... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:05:00 EST New & with a hunger question :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x57118538 Hi all, <BR> <BR> I'm excited to be part of this group! I am starting my raw journey... trying to eat 2 raw meals a day to start off. I have a hunger question I'm hoping you guys can help me with... I had a big 32 oz smoothie the other day for breakfast, but I was still hungry just a couple of hours later. When I tallied up the calories, there were about 700+ in my smoothie. Is it normal to feel more hungry after raw meals when first starting? I was shocked to feel hunger again, despite the ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:14:58 EST How to Use SparkPeople's Nutrition Feedback Featur http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56845706 If you have not viewed this video it is a must watch. I noticed the changes made to this page when SP 1st changed the page but I had not realized how awesome this page was. Love this new feature! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=16 </link> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:47:31 EST Restaurant http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x56747612 <link>www.wellandgoodnyc.com/2014/02/12/he<BR>althy-menu-navigator-raw-and-vegan/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hopefully this will work, as I have had issues with sp and links lately. A good quick read. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:30:46 EST 7 Day Skin Detox!! Feb 8-14, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56672362 Your skin is your largest organ and absorbs 60% of what you lather on it. That’s why it’s important to go green and keep it clean! Skip the chemical and toxic-laden beauty products and go au naturel for the week! It’s sure to make you not only look better, but feel better too! <BR> Take 10 minutes each day for 7 days to pamper your skin from the inside and out and feed it some love! <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/7-day-skin-detox </link> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:30:01 EST 19 Detoxifying Superfoods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56581979 Hoping you are able to open this link as it is very informative. <BR> <link>https://s3.amazonaws.com/alternative<BR>daily/19DetoxifyingSuperfoods.pdf </link> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:41:10 EST Not so new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x56505940 I'm kinda new around here. I was getting a little overwhelmed with things. I decided to delete my entire Spark account and start fresh with everything. I would really love to go raw and thought this would be a great place to start. I look forward to getting to know all of you. Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:00:51 EST Tips to stay warm in the winter while eating Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56486593 I saw these tips on another website on how to stay warm during the winter. I removed some of the tips provided that included cooked foods. <BR> <BR> 1. Keep warm by wearing warm, natural fiber clothes. <BR> <BR> 2. Increase your fiber intake to keep bowels clean. <BR> <BR> 3. Get enough sleep. We need 7-8 hours of sleep per night. When we are not getting enough sleep, our bodies become vulnerable to illness. Sleep is fuel! <BR> <BR> 4. Eat bitter greens like radicchio, arugula, endive,... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 16:45:25 EST 12 ways to supercharge your health with Raw foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56407601 Free e Book courtesy of Vegetarian Health Institute is available by clicking on link below: <BR> <BR> <link>www.veghealth.com/supercharge-raw/ </link> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:00:53 EST 2014 CHAT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56263541 We often miss one another in threads. This will give us an opportunity to chat and have it in one place. Have a wonderful time on your journey! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:05:39 EST Type I Diabetes Question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x56237008 Just curious as far as getting Type I diabetes I've heard that you get it when your young. Has anyone heard of any cases getting Type I diabetes in there later years lets say in there 40's. <BR> <BR> Could this be a miss-diagnosis of Type II instead of Type I? <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>470</em> Mon, 6 Jan 2014 01:42:57 EST New to the team and new to the lifestyle!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x56104473 Hello, <BR> I started the Raw Food, Raw Foodie, Vegan or whatever you want to call it because I just got tired of trying diets that only helped in losing only 50 pounds, not any more, then gaining it all and then more besides right back! I got tired of the constant constipation as well! I figured I would try the raw vegan lifestyle, after all what could it hurt? But health! Right! I do feel a lot better, I no longer have any problems with constipation to the degree I used to have. That ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 13:03:32 EST Hi, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x56079771 Hey there, my name's Lizzie and I'm new to this group. I've tried the raw food diet before, but often gave up before a week. I think it was because I tried to go 100% raw all at once, so this time I'm just trying to eat mostly raw with some steamed veggies and maybe some homeland soup every once in a while or something like that. I'm doing a 60 day trial of high raw foods so to speak and then I'll either keep going or eat 80% raw or something along those lines. :) Tue, 24 Dec 2013 13:59:05 EST Kombucha scoby consumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56075301 I have way too many kombucha scobies kicking around and I had read a while ago that you can consume the scoby. I don't actually know if there is any nutritional value in the scoby but I guess I'm able to add them to smoothies to add some sweetness. <BR> <BR> My question is this; Can I chop the scobies up and freeze them? Just so I can grab a chunk and throw it in to a smoothie on the fly? Has anybody else frozen their scobies to do something similar? As I said, I have so many and I'm runnin... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 00:33:48 EST I'm looking for a very particular snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56072562 I'm posting this on a couple of the team boards I'm on so I apologize to anyone who sees repeats. <BR> <BR> At the end of the day I find myself short on protein and fat. Does anyone have any ideas for snacks that are <BR> <BR> High protein <BR> Moderate fat <BR> Low carb <BR> Low calorie (around 100-120) <BR> <BR> I'm pretty open to most ideas Mon, 23 Dec 2013 18:27:14 EST I'm back on SP, looking at team message boards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x56012794 When I re-started looking at my teams, I started wondering what my raw food % was. When I checked my raw %, I was disappointed in myself. <BR> <BR> I eat a healthy breakfast but only have 1 raw serving. It is usually a piece of fruit or freshly made juice. Sometimes I use store bought juice, getting no raw foods in for breakfast. I would like some ideas of raw breakfast meals. <BR> <BR> I know I will be able to improve my lunch, raw intake, by getting back to smoothies. My plan is to fix m... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 16:05:42 EST Which books do you recommend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x56001078 I have a sick obsession with recipe books and have gathered a few in my day. As far as raw cookbooks go I currently have <BR> <BR> Rawsomely Vegan by Mike Snyder (Purely vegan, purely raw book)The Kind Diet by Alicia Silverstone (purely vegan, not purely raw but has great juice recipes) <BR> Gorgeously Green by Sophie Uliano (includes meat recipes but easily adaptable to vegan and again, not purely raw but good juice, smoothie, and salad recipes) <BR> <BR> I also have Simply Raw by Federic... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:36:32 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x56000997 Well, my name is Brianna. I'm 29 and I live in Manitoba, Canada. I have dabbled in raw foods but haven't taken the full plunge, mainly due to lack of equipment. Slowly but surely I'm adding to my arsenal though; I bought a Vitamix Blender earlier this year (I use it all the time, I think I might be in love with it) and my mom JUST bought me a Breville Juicer for Christmas. All I need now is a dehydrator and I'll be so set. <BR> <BR> I was a strict vegan for a couple years but I've been slip... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:27:01 EST Who knew http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55988471 I knew prickly pear cactus and aloe were healthy for us but I never knew they could provide all of this: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wuLfCuczjQ&<BR>feature=youtu.be&utm_source=getrespons<BR>e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=signup<BR>markus2&utm_content=FREE+edible+cactus<BR>-+my+holiday+gift+to+you </link> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 12:47:37 EST Re you ExtRAWdinary? It is so easy to be so... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55909721 Official definition: ExtRAWdinary is a way of being in the world that is driven by a positive consciousness, the sincere and unwavering desire and pursuit of growth, and a path that is created and fuelled to ever increasing and extraordinary heights by a diet that comprises of 70%–100% clean plant-based raw and living foods. Sun, 8 Dec 2013 13:42:49 EST Food Matters Watch Here Now thru 12-10-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55891424 <link>www.foodmatters.tv/free </link> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 19:30:10 EST “12 Days of Raw Christmas” http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55890799 Come join the fun by signing up to receive access to 12 (yes, TWELVE!) free super-healthy Christmas gifts from these generous international raw food experts – each personally trained or mentored by me. <BR> <BR> To make sure you don't miss out, simply pop your details in the boxes below and every day between Saturday 14th and Wednesday 25th December, we’ll send you details of the brand new gift that’s available for you to download and use in YOUR life. <BR> <BR> Click on this link: <BR> <B... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 18:14:16 EST SAVE THE DATE! (FOOD MATTERS FREE SCREENING: DEC 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55796667 SAVE THE DATE! (FOOD MATTERS FREE SCREENING: DEC 1-10) <BR> <BR> Starting this Sunday for 10 days you can watch and share the FOOD MATTERS film online for FREE! Now's your chance to pass this message onto loved ones and friends! Join the party, watch the film, and share your comments and questions. Get inspired, you are what you eat! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.foodmatters.tv/free </link> Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:44:37 EST 4 Factors of a Healthy Poop http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55789347 I know I have had many questions about mine. I thought this would be a good article to share. <BR> <BR> <link>renegadehealth.com/blog/2013/11/27/4<BR>-factors-of-a-healthy-poop </link> Wed, 27 Nov 2013 19:23:47 EST Trying to start raw foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x55674730 I do not Know what products are considered raw. Kale in a food dryer is not very raw or did it get hot. is that raw? chees not cooked but gets warm in the process. Kiefer or yogert is at low temperature I have made both. Help. Tossed salad is getting old. Sun, 17 Nov 2013 23:57:41 EST Tracking calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55547037 I have a question. Do any of you track your calories? I'm finding it nearly impossible. I try to do a lot of raw "cooking" and I usually make a lot. It's hard to figure it all out. Any hints would be nice. Thu, 7 Nov 2013 06:21:23 EST How to Make Lacto-Fermented Vegetables with Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55481084 <link>www.nourishingmeals.com/2012/02/how-<BR>to-make-lacto-fermented-vegetables.html </link> <BR> <BR> Think outside the box and consider pickling these: <BR> <BR> Any Combination of Raw Organic Vegetables: <BR> chopped cauliflower <BR> chopped beets <BR> chopped carrots <BR> chopped green beans <BR> chopped bell peppers <BR> sliced radishes <BR> sliced daikon <BR> sliced cucumbers <BR> chopped turnips <BR> chopped broccoli <BR> chopped kale <BR> chopped onions <BR> chopped green onions... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:56:33 EST What is your opinion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55289684 The Death of the Raw Food Diet <BR> <BR> <link>renegadehealth.com/blog/deathofraw?u<BR>tm_source=Renegade+Health+Newsletter&u<BR>tm_campaign=c622b37706-Dental+health+1<BR>&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_75bfe8db4<BR>4-c622b37706-15207029 </link> <BR> <BR> I am sad if this is true. I really have experienced a lot of benefits when I eat 100% Raw. I have been having great difficulty finding my way back to 100% Raw and it has left me feeling like a failure. I am good for a few days and then... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:15:44 EST Sprouting http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x55280257 I sprouted rye berries last week and they turned out perfect. I was so excited. However I tried to make raw bread and it didn't turn out that well. I'm not giving up. I'm hoping the next time I make bread will it turn out. Until I try again, I'll be adding sprouts to my salads. <em>551</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:54:43 EST Please friend me! Need same friends w same inter http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x55274372 Love the way i feel on the raw lifestyle!! Tue, 15 Oct 2013 15:08:29 EST Ginger http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55218154 I love ginger in my Smoothies and Raw Soups. Do you peel the ginger before you recipe or do you keep the skin on and just throw it in the blender as is? <BR> <BR> I used to peel but after watching a recipe video, I may rethink that. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 18:33:55 EST What new habits are you working on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x55010258 My Diabetes doctor says my sodium is low. <em>40</em> Don't understand as I use sea salt in my Raw Savory Soups and in my salads. I think I am liberal in using the sea salt as well. He wants me to drink more water but not sure what that has to do with low sodium. <BR> <BR> Soooooo my new habit is now 14+ glasses of water, I already drink 12 + <em>274</em> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 21:16:09 EST Please vote for Spark People! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54993045 Right now Intuit is running a contest for small businesses. The prize is a commercial during the Super Bowl. I don't know about you, but every time I see a commercial for Weight Watchers or Jenny Craig I wish that SP had the resources to do the same. This is their chance to get the word out on a huge scale. All they need is the support of people like us. <BR> <BR> Go to this website and vote for SparkPeople: (It just takes one click and you can vote once a day.) <BR> <BR> <link>www.smallb... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:21:05 EST Wild Summit 10 nights of interviews starts 9-19-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54938362 It's time to get at the seed, the core, the root, of what you really are - an exquisite wild creature who thrives and comes alive when you're outside! In this series of inspiring interviews with re-wilders, nature philosophers, authors and leading health and sustainability revolutionaries, you'll learn: <BR> <BR> •How to use the elements as a simple template to increase your health on every level. <BR> back to the wild <BR> •Experience a health boost with the nutritional power of wild foods... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:02:36 EST New Raw Foodie On Board! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x54771560 Howdy! I'm Kiki! I'm 26 years old and and finally gotten on the raw vegan wagon after hearing about how beneficial it is from my boyfriend for over 2 years. I recently started October 31st. So it's been 4 days of pure raw foods. Fruits and Greens. I didn't think I'd be able to get this far I thought I was going to quit after half a day but I didn't. <BR> <BR> I honestly didn't think it would do anything for me but my gosh was I wrong. I know it's only been four days. But after day 2 of nothi... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:41:06 EST My first juicing experience... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54741667 Why do I feel drunk? Seriously, I do. Is that normal? <BR> <BR> I juiced cucumber, kale, carrots, ginger & apple. Sun, 1 Sep 2013 16:18:29 EST September Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54736545 You do not need to eat 100% Raw to reap the multiple benefits of following a Raw Food lifestyle. Post every day the % of Raw you eat for the day. You can calculate this by the number of Raw meals you eat, like a breakfast of Raw and the rest cooked foods for lunch and dinner would be 33% for the day if you eat 3 meals a day without snacks. If you eat snacks and they are Raw then increase % accordingly. <BR> <BR> You can also track your food on your Nutritional Food Tracker here on Spar... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:28:51 EST Rescue meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x54693073 Ok, here is my problem: I am a nurse and work @ night: eleven hours per night, several following nights. My problem is that most of the time after my last night I am out of fresh fruit and vegetables. I always want to go shopping but feel too tired at the end of my working week and just hang before TV, munching on whatever I can find in my cupboards. Somebody an idea on what I can prepare and keep longtime on forhand for those days? Is it for example possible to freeze certain recipies? <BR>... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:09:37 EST Vegan Dog sites? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54636838 Long time no see, teammates :) <BR> <BR> I have been super swamped with life, and haven't made much time for SP. But I now have a story and a question bringing me back. <BR> <BR> About a week ago, a stray dog showed up on our porch. I am soooo not a dog person, and this dog was so terrified that when I walked near, it bolted away. But it was back the next morning. And the next. I didn't want to feed it for fear of it never leaving. But it ate our compost pile anyway, and continued to ... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 22:10:02 EST Free Issue of Go Raw Magazine http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54583075 Go Raw! is a new Raw Food magazine and it is pretty good too! <BR> <BR> If YOU know of anyone who you think would love the mag, like thinking about going Raw or is already following a Raw Food lifestyle then let them know that Issue 1 is still available FREE online to anyone and everyone. It really has some great ideas and is great for those who are interested in eating more raw, so with this in mind, don’t hold back on recommending people to pick up their free copy at www.gorawmagazine.com.... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 15:46:57 EST Hi, Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x54461058 I am a empty-nester and grandmother who wants to restart her life, and who has tried to lose weight for decades, but who does not believe in looking back. (I've been on Spark before and got sidelined when I tried to start running & tearing a tendon in my foot.) So, I am back now with great conviction. I know what to eat, know how to slowly recover, and I exercise as best as I can. I only need help discovering the patience it takes to lose a great deal of weight. Are you here for the long haul... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 16:42:04 EST The Best Salad Greens for Your Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54316842 Good article that gives the nutritional breakdown of various salad greens. It is important we switch up our greens so this article is a good reminder of different greens available. They are also excellent additions to your Green Smoothies, <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diet-nutritio<BR>n-pictures/best-salad-greens-for-your-<BR>health.aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealt<BR>hWomensHealth_20130720#/slide-1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> The only green I would not personally use is Ic... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:04:15 EST Trying to put more raw into my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x54087594 Don't know what I am doing, this is so new to me. I just gave up coffee, because don't want to have the cream or blue agave. They say blue agave is ok but my glucose in my blood says it is not. Any way I want to feel better. <BR> I went to whole foods, eating bread only a few times a week. but I do feel better is I don't eat bread. and now believe I am ready to move forward again. I do eat 90% organic. <BR> <BR> Would love to see someones nutrition tracker to see just what you eat ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 12:41:55 EST Mung Bean Fettuccine and Black Bean Spaghetti. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54075600 Per Matt Monarch, he believes they've found the next new Big thing for the health movement. We're so excited to bring you: Mung Bean Fettuccine and Black Bean Spaghetti. Each of these products only have two ingredients! Organic Mung Beans and Water or Organic Black Beans and Water! As you will see in the video further below, Angela says that if you've ever been to Italy and had the best "al dente" pasta in the world, then you'll surely discover with delight that these new pastas totally c... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 14:32:55 EST How cool is this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54065457 “Raw Daddy – Fun Cone Food”.. <BR> <BR> These guys aren’t selling raw vegan ice cream – they are creating entire meals that fit into a nutritious multi-seed cone! Yes, the crunchy edible containers they use are made from a dehydrated flax seed mix and are absolutely scrumptious. <BR> <BR> No longer is the word “cone” going to be associated solely with dessert. Not if the RawDaddy team can help it, at least. <BR> <BR> Nutritious multi-seed cones – does it get more creative than that? <BR> ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:17:29 EST International Raw Food Day 7-11-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x54033512 The biggest International Raw Food Day Ever! <BR> <BR> <BR> This year you can be celebrating International Raw Food Day in the best way we possibly can! It’s happening on Thursday 11th July, 2013 and you DON’T WANT TO MISS IT! <BR> <BR> They’re giving away over 35 FREE GIFTS from raw food experts and celebrities from all around the world. <BR> <BR> They’re launching the brand new raw food magazine “GO RAW!” – the ultimate inspiration and companion guide to a delicious and exciting raw fo... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 11:33:05 EST Hi! New here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53973685 Hi, all. <BR> <BR> My BF and I (I will call him "D") are just starting our journey with raw foods. I don't forsee going 100% raw, but I do want it to incorporate at least 50%--if not more--of my diet. <BR> <BR> Background: We are "veganic", meaning we are vegans, and we eat only organic, clean, non-GM foods. We grow some of our own (though this year has been kind of a tough one for our poor plants), but mainly we budget so that we can shop in our local "green foods" stores/natural food s... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:35:04 EST Kelp Noodles on sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53882301 <em>246</em> I was just talking to DefiantVegan on the phone the other night saying I wish these would go on sale. Well guess what, they are on sale now for the month of July "At Cost Specials". <BR> <BR> I <em>129</em> kelp noodles <em>129</em> They are my favorite Raw entrée to make. <BR> <BR> These are the cheapest I have found online although they have almost doubled in price from last year. I splurged and bought 3 ( 1 pound1) 3 packs because you do have to pay for shipping an... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:12:17 EST Hello All http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53677788 How is everyone? <BR> I am vegetarian, and have been since I was 13. <BR> I am working on adapting a vegan, and ultimately raw lifestyle. <BR> <BR> Any help I can get on this would be greatly welcome. <BR> <BR> Thank you Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:09:53 EST bad self esteem day :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53626750 Every week for the last month, a new person makes some comment about my weight (I have gained ~20 lbs in the past few months). I know it's not meant to be rude - it's a cultural difference where nothing more should be read in to it. but it's still hard to be reminded week after week, when I'm working really hard to try to get the weight off. <BR> <BR> The first few times it happened, I tried to turn the hurt into motivation to keep working hard at my goals and use it as fuel to show what d... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 02:20:57 EST Hi Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53450710 Just joined and wanted to say hi. I haven't transitioned yet, but have been experimenting with adding more raw foods to my meals. I think it would be interesting to learn more and see how people have transitioned. Would love to try more recipes and ideas too. I just got a spiralizer and love making "zucchini noodles". So many ways to use them! Look forward to getting to know you and sparking together! Thu, 23 May 2013 12:00:47 EST watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53441853 Hi, my wife told me she noticed on some of the watermelons she uses where she works have on the sticker "fertilized with honey" I have never heard of that does anybody know what it means Wed, 22 May 2013 18:51:21 EST How did you transition to Raw? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53436947 Did you go Cold Turkey? <BR> Gradual transition? <BR> Just Dabbling? <BR> <BR> For me it is Cold Turkey. It is just easier for me because I am an all or nothing gal. It is so much easier for me to deal with my trigger foods that way. Wed, 22 May 2013 10:40:09 EST Vitamix!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53394969 It's on its way!!! :D <BR> <BR> After drooling over them for almost 5 years, and having my CuisinArt finally die a few months ago, I saved up and just placed my order for a reconditioned Turbo Vitamix!! Along with some nut mylk bags :D <BR> <BR> I can NOT WAIT to get back to my green smoothies, and start making mylks and playing with my new toy!! <BR> <BR> Just excited and needed to share! Sun, 19 May 2013 04:18:10 EST Great tip for bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53372867 I use a lot of bananas in my Raw Diet, whether eating them whole, in my Green Smoothies, or Raw Ice Creams so I loved this tip I came across: Wrap banana stems in plastic wrap. <BR> <BR> If you cover the crown of a banana bunch (where the stems are) in plastic wrap, the bananas will last longer. Bananas release natural ethylene gas to ripen themselves, and most of the gas is released from the stem. By wrapping the crown, you will prevent some of the gas from reaching the rest of the banana. ... Fri, 17 May 2013 08:04:07 EST Are you eating your tubers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53271294 Beets <BR> Carrots <BR> Daikon <BR> Ginger <BR> Jicama <BR> Parsnips <BR> Salsify <BR> Radish <BR> Rutabaga <BR> Salsify <BR> Sweet Potato <BR> Turnip <BR> Yam <BR> <BR> And yes you can eat these Raw. The above are a list of tubers I eat Raw but there are many more tubers than the list above that I have not tried yet. They go beautifully in your salads when you shred them. One of my favorite salad additions is raw beets. They taste much sweeter raw. <BR> <BR> Tubers are loaded with ... Wed, 8 May 2013 18:09:34 EST Want my body to heal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53187805 Hi all, <BR> just wanted to introduce myself to everyone, since that shows good manners :) <BR> <BR> My body is just a mess but hasn't been like this all the time. It got really bad just a few years ago, I started gaining weight and even though I tried to eat more healthy (even raw!), the weight just packed on like crazy. I thought I could live with it but as I was used to a much lower weight, I'm really tired, my body is aching all the time, I get bloated and my legs cramp. <BR> I weighed ... Thu, 2 May 2013 03:19:14 EST Food changing health http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53149875 Maybe i spend too much time on the community boards and i should probably curb that a bit because I usually don't agree with what is said by the general public. <BR> <BR> Anyway this one really got my goat so to say. <BR> <BR> A new poster had hyperthyroid and adopted Paleo as her dietary plan. i have no problem with Paleo but like my vegan raw better. Anyway she mentioned in her post that changing her diet really helped her. She quoted some numbers from a previous test and a more rece... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:53:41 EST Rice Bran Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x53139083 hey Team! <BR> <BR> Thought this team was the best place to posit this query... has anyone tried/used Rice Bran Oil before? If so, what's your opinion... have you seen any of its purported health benes? <BR> <BR> Do you store it in the fridge once its opened? <BR> <BR> Picked up a bottle the other day, its got a nice light taste. But I admit I bought it more for the hype than for the flavor! <BR> <BR> I plan on using it on my foods here and there, not as a supplement. <BR> <BR> Here's a ... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:07:11 EST Hi, baby chick here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53077286 Hey everyone, my name's Melissa. I just joined this team today because I'm really interested in changing my life and trying to make my diet mostly raw foods. I've been a vegetarian for a while, but I desperately need help in preparing food without cooking it! I grew up in a large traditional family where our budget was more important than our health...so I've always struggled to find ways to make becoming a vegan more enticing and simple. Can't wait to learn from you all! Tue, 23 Apr 2013 09:12:31 EST Noob.. posted in the wrong group first.. crosspost http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53060662 I found the forum searching for a place to ask a question about going on the raw food diet. <BR> <BR> I'm in my 50s.. been vegetarian since '94 and quit smoking last October.. somehow managing to put on a whopping 30 lbs since then and am darn annoyed about it. <BR> Short rest of bio.. married.. Florida.. mom to a crap load of poultry (ducks, chickens, guinea birds) grew up a surburban princess.. crown revoked after being busted in overalls too many times. Housewife/caregiver to disabled vet... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 01:30:31 EST Returning to Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x53045117 Hi team! Long time no talk... I have been so swamped I haven't been able to keep up with Spark much. And it shows on my body! I've gained around 15 lbs due to different eating, and not exercising :( <BR> <BR> I willingly chose to hop off the raw wagon at the beginning of the year in order to help my hubby out with his diet. We believed he had a candida overgrowth, and the diet to help with that included cutting out all sugars, including fruit and grains, beans, and many types of nuts. ... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 18:53:08 EST 80 10 10 Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52965811 A while back we had discussions about the 80 10 10 Diet on how we didn't support it mostly if your Diabetic. Travelnista posted on her page the pros and cons or better yet the "Cons" <BR> <BR> Well there's a battle with 80 10 10 accusing The Raw Food World in causing them to be banned from youtube. Matt Monarch explains it in his video what happened. I'll post Durianriders video complaint accusing Matt. <BR> <BR> It's ashamed that we can't just be kind, humble, neutral, etc. I believe from... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:28:24 EST Favorite Raw Food Books http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52889135 I'm looking for some good Raw Food books and was wondering what y'all's favorites are. <BR> I have Raw Food on a Budget by Brandi Rollins and Idiots Guide to Raw Foods and I'm always looking for more. (I love books as much as I love Raw Food. :) <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 22:58:34 EST My Vegan Diet Caused Health Problems. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52591401 <link>kristensraw.com/blog/ </link> <BR> <BR> Above is a link from a Raw Foodist who discusses her experience when eating a Vegan Diet on Occasions. Although she is mostly RAW she was able to see Side Effects when doing so. <BR> <BR> A very long read so be prepared. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 17:18:41 EST Rebounder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52547119 if the USPS site is correct, I should be getting my rebounder today. I can't wait. Finally I will have something to do in front of the tv. Gotta get that Lymph moving. Fri, 15 Mar 2013 13:05:10 EST Juicing question http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52337507 I have begun the art of juicing, but of course being on SP, tracking juice is difficult. How does one determine calories and such. <BR> <BR> Normally, I don't bother with counting calories because frankly what I eat doesn't have much in that way anyway. I did track a few days and i did fall into the range. Normally i track nutrients, but then I am not sure how to track those either. <BR> <BR> what does everyone else do? If the consensus is that it does not matter, i am fine with that. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 09:30:12 EST Rejuvelac http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=284x5031x52306600 You can make rejuvelac out of just about anything depending on what your tastes are. <BR> <BR> the two forms I know are from wheat berries and quinoa. <BR> <BR> First start off with sprouting your seed. follow whatever method you use. <BR> For quinoa, I put a tablespoon or so in some filtered water with either a bit of citric acid or grapefruit seed extract. Soak for about 4-6 hours. rinse and put the container at a 45 degree angle and let the seeds sprout. Once sprouted, rinse throughl... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:32:46 EST My new love http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52294252 Never liked veggies so it was a real trip that I went raw. Have been experimenting with different ways to live to this lifestyle. Finishing up with a Living Foods 101 class that was run locally. Started juicing because of this class, started sprouting because of the class and found a new love. I was always a sweet cabbage person. My grandmother made the best sweet cabbage. I preferred it to sauerkraut. <BR> <BR> However we had a class on fermenting and most of the info came from Anne... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 12:58:58 EST my experience of being vegan and raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x52258104 I'm a middle aged English woman living back in the UK. <BR> <BR> I first became vegetarian (practically vegan) about 30 years ago when I lived in Hong Kong for a while and saw that everything that moved was eaten! That was some wake-up call. I became vegetarian immediately. In fact, unknown to myself, I actually became nearly 100% raw vegan for a month for health reasons. <BR> <BR> I was lucky, it was a hot country and fruit and veg were plentiful. I would make big salads, gazpacho ... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 04:09:22 EST OOPS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52233565 Had my annual physical on Monday the 18th. Got the bloodtest results on Wednesday. Though my total cholesterol level was fine, my triglycerides were at the high end as was my glucose level. Since I am one to panic first and ask questions later, I decided to ask the question first. I am currently taking a living foods 101 class in town. i brought the numbers with me. my mind was instantly put at ease. Hey, this is something that I can fix. It may take some extra planning and working on... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:42:46 EST Glad to have found this little sanctuary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x52175495 The past couple of weeks I've been eating mostly raw vegan. I admit to some pizza and a nathans hotdog though. However, I've been doing my level best to only eat the good stuff. I'm feeling much better physically than before and I am losing my taste for the things I used to eat. <BR> <BR> I'm just glad this team is here. Any advice is always welcome. I'm a beginner so I have a LOT to learn. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:51:23 EST WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52146495 Challenges and difficulties are a part of life and words of encouragement can often help you get out of your rut. It’s easy to tell someone to hang in there and to keep a positive outlook when they are going through tough times but when it happens to you, keeping your chin up isn’t always the easiest thing to do. Even so, it’s not impossible. There are a lot of things you can do to help you stand back up and move forward. Whether you’ve been dealt with a setback while working towards your goa... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 08:34:10 EST Things to make you go hum - eating too much fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52110137 I received this article from a group that I am involved with as a discussion topic. We have tossed to and fro this subject - many have had great success in adapting this diet and some have not. As a diabetic, I almost always have a green when ever I have fruit, although I do eat berries without a green as they are low glycemic and make no noticeable difference in my blood sugar readings. Please read and let us know what you think - this is a friendly space, so please feel free to express y... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:14:17 EST What did you eat today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52079643 This is one of the things I am curious about being a new raw foodie... what do "experienced" raw foodies eat each day? Do you ever cook anything? Do you ever "backslide" :) Do you make fancy recipes? So, if it's ok... I'd like to start a thread of just what we all eat each day. <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:38:09 EST Get your Vitamin D from Mushrooms http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52064281 Vitamin D is important to the body in many ways. Muscles need it to move, for example, nerves need it to carry messages between the brain and every body part, and the immune system needs vitamin D to fight off invading bacteria and viruses. Together with calcium, vitamin D also helps protect older adults from osteoporosis. Vitamin D is found in cells throughout the body." Source: https://greensmoothiesblog.com <BR> <BR> Actually this was in a blog I read this morning from Victoria Bouten... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 12:43:56 EST Happy to Find This Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x52046927 Hi! My name is Gill and I live in Cornwall in the UK. I started eating raw vegan two years' ago after lots of youtube videos of Dan McDonald and with Jenifer Cornbleet's book Raw Food for One or Two People. I lost 20 lbs transitioning into raw. Then came Xmas, and I slipped into eating a few non-raw and carby things, and kind of slipped from there. I put 10lbs back on last year and have been stable since. I am vegetarian, but mostly vegan, and eating as much raw as I can. But I found th... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 05:37:43 EST Close Minded People on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x52021426 Lesson learned--- do not go to the main message boards and post too much about being vegan raw. Those people are so darn close minded. They are SOOOOOO brainwashed by the standard american diet, even Becky. I realize the regular message boards are more for the masses and the masses certainly do not support a raw, vegetarian, or vegan diet of any kind. Someone posted about what being vegan raw did for them and I responded what it did for me and then suddenly there was this one poster who ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 10:31:07 EST magic of juicing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51991001 Ok, I don't have a juicer yet. I want a greenstar and won't settle for anything less, so its a saving we will go. However, I wanted to get some of the benefits that Juicing provides. I don't like making them in my vitamix since that is more like a smoothie. <BR> I am also taking a class by a nurse who went raw and she uses Hallelujah Acres. They have some magnificent powders. I bought three for variety-- beetmax, barley max mint, and carrotmax (grapefruit ginger). <BR> Now the magic pa... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 13:03:30 EST Diabetic Candy Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x51976882 Hello all, <BR> <BR> I'm registered to this sight that is sort of like Groupon that gives discounts but it's a Green site called ethicalDeal not sure if anyone has heard about it. <BR> <BR> They are selling Diabetic friendly bars not sure if they are good or not but I'll post them and you guys decided. Here's the website link. <BR> <BR> <link>ethicaldeal.com/vancouver/deal/49-of<BR>f-box-of-12-diabetic-friendly-chocolat<BR>e-bars-%28$39-value,-tax-included%29-p<BR>lus-a-$25-gift-certifi... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 15:53:10 EST Great ideas for addimng kale your diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51964488 <link>www.rawfullyorganic.com/content.php?<BR>section=recipes&id=34 </link> Sun, 3 Feb 2013 20:55:09 EST Beta Carotene and Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x51963033 "Beta carotene, the nutrient that gives red and orange fruits and vegetables their color, might lower a person's risk for type 2 diabetes if they have a certain genetic predisposition to the disease, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Human Genetics." <BR> <BR> Learn more: <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/diabetes/go-o<BR>range-beta-carotene-may-protect-agains<BR>t-genetic-risk-for-type-2-diabetes-203<BR>7.aspx?xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomensHealth_... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 19:06:02 EST Dehydrator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51957893 If you use a dehydrator, may I ask how often you use it and what is your favorite aspect of using it? Sun, 3 Feb 2013 12:04:43 EST Cancer and what you can do to avoid it http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51884915 Johns Hopkins Update – <BR> <BR> AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY ('TRY', BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY. <BR> <BR> Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: <BR> <BR> 1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer <BR> cells do not show up in the standard tests until they have <BR> multiplied to a few billion. When doctors tell cancer patients <BR> that there... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:00:56 EST ONLY WAY TO PREVENT OR REVERSE TYPE II DIABETES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x51844781 I thought this was a very good article on Diabetes as well as most of the articles off to the left of the main article. Very good info and food for thought. <BR> <BR> I know I have not really been taking too good of care with my Diabetes. Yes I am taking my Metformin but my diet is crap. I am doing great with my breakfasts and snack as I have a cooler in my car filled with citrus fruits, apples, pears, grape tomatoes and cucumbers for snacks. Lunches are basically soups or salads but not... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 10:23:35 EST The Daily Juice http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51842104 Hi! I just discpovered your page while reading someone's blog. I am looking forward to learning more about you Raw Foodies. Here's a bit more info about how I eat now: <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public<BR>_journal.asp?id=JSTETSER Sun, 27 Jan 2013 06:15:50 EST Pet Peeve http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51805554 I love my vegan raw diet. Absolutely love it. However, I have found that it is necessary to curb who I talk to about it. I started the 28 day bootcamp with Brandi from Raw Foods on a Budget. the bootcamp is rawesome and rawmazing. I was never 100%, but for the last three weeks I am as close as I can get. <BR> I had some issues with the detox-- the sugar one was horrible, but once out of my system, I blossomed. Then I started just plain detoxing on the physiological level and emotional ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:53:17 EST GREAT WEBSITE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51790607 I am having a wonderful time with this site and even the name does not deter me: Blender Babes: www.blenderbabes.com/ <BR> <BR> They have a 21 days program and downloadable exercise with samples of itrainer for your mp3 music. Enjoy!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:26:22 EST LEMONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51790493 A friend sent this to me about lemons and I found it interesting and useful. I do hope you find it useful. <BR> <BR> Amazing frozen lemons <BR> <BR> All it is.....is a frozen lemon <BR> <BR> Many professionals in restaurants and eateries are using or consuming the entire lemon and nothing is wasted. How can you use the whole lemon without waste? <BR> <BR> Simple.. place the washed lemon in the freezer section of your refrigerator. Once the lemon is frozen, get your grater, and shred the ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 17:17:57 EST Raw Food Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51762152 As many of you know my partner of nearly three years is a type 1 diabetic. Two years ago she was received an insulin pump to better control her blood sugars. While the pump has certainly helped her avoid a lot of highs and lows, she still hasn't achieved the kind of success we were led to believe she could have. Until recently..... <BR> <BR> When we tried a six day juice fast. Her numbers were OUTSTANDING and now she's hooked. Because of her epilepsy medication she cannot do a long fast,... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:53:34 EST chard stalks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51761451 Hi is it ok to use the stalks of greens like swiss chard, kale or collards in smoothies, or is there a reason you shouldn't Mon, 21 Jan 2013 22:06:44 EST Why did you go raw and when? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51760936 I am extremely new. I have yet to really "go raw". But I am learning all I can and planning on switching over fully on Feb 1st. Until then I'm eating as raw as possible, reading, watching, planning..... <BR> <BR> I have been avidly watching and re-watching several documentaries on our food system, the dangers of it, the horror of it, and it makes me so mad I could explode.... and then there are the ones where they tell about how good a plant based diet is for the body, especially juicing and... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 21:31:44 EST Hungry for Change documentary http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x51756933 Another terrific informative documentary in which I was introduced to Jon Gabriel... amazing transformation there. I bought his book and I'm on chapter 7. :) Mon, 21 Jan 2013 17:09:12 EST New to raw... a few questions: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51752905 I am really wanting to go raw... but not vegan (I know a lot who are raw are also vegan) I do plan on cutting out a LOT of animal products, but probably not 100%... like half & half in my coffee. :) I am looking at buying a couple books on the subject of going raw, but money is quite tight right now, so my amazon cart will have to wait... in the meantime would y'all answer a few questions for me? <BR> <BR> 1. Can you have coffee? (I often have a half a pot a day at least) <BR> 2. Can you hav... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:14:35 EST I wanna go RAW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51752723 Aloha! I wanna go raw! But I'm not sure how to, fully. I already eat a lot of raw veggies, but then again, I also eat a lot of junk still... not horrible, but, well... pizza for example. Yeah, veggie pizza, but still... you know what I mean. I have to thwart those cravings and desires. I want to replace yearning for fajitas and flour tortillas with a yearning for fresh veggies and fruits. <BR> <BR> I know grains can be eaten as well... but how does one eat them raw? That is part of what conf... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:01:39 EST 80 10 10 baby! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51747215 hi guys :D <BR> i'm on my 9th day on 80 10 10 and i never felt that good in my whole life <BR> i have so much energy that i actully just love to exercise , i used 2 hate exercising so much <BR> i dont crave anythin anymore which is crazy for me cuz i really love food ha ha <BR> also i sleep like a baby up to 8 hrs now <BR> no coffee , i used 2 have 4 cups a day <BR> so basically this diet is high carb ( u get mostly from fruits/veg) raw vegan diet <BR> i dont eat any kind of grains , i eat f... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 05:32:11 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51746627 I've been eating about 90% raw for the last two months. My goal is to do a year of raw eating. At this point the only "non-raw" foods I consumer are my beverages (coffee, tea, soda, etc). I also allow myself a few foods that I'm not too sure about, but I'm not stressing over it. I eat olives, mustard, and hot sauce ~~ other than that the rest is raw foods. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to "meeting" people on this team and learning more about the raw life. <em>334</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 01:57:53 EST dates and banana! help http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51719452 hi hi ^.^ im a new raw foodist <BR> i was a vegeterian for a while and always wanted to be a raw foodist <BR> i got a question, im new to this so um im scared im havin too much carbs from fruits than i used 2 have , scared ill gain weight =/ im really tryin 2 lose about 35lbs <BR> i like to eat mono meals and drink up to 2lts aday , i take multivitamin <BR> here's an example of what i ate today <BR> breaky: i ate around 15 dates <BR> lunch: i ate 3 tangerines <BR> dinner: 1 banana <BR> <... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 10:31:31 EST FREE SUPERFOOD SMOOTHIE EBOOK FROM SUNWARRIOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51578387 I received my book today and it is great!! All you need to do is visit; <BR> <BR> facebook.com/sunwarrior <BR> click on the 'gimme' tab <BR> <BR> then when you get the screen the code to use is :VegTimes50 <BR> <BR> mobile users: sunwarriorFB.com <BR> <BR> Some of the contributors are Tosca Reno, Jason Wrobel, Miranda Kerr, Marzia Prince, Danny David. <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:43:56 EST Red Palm Oil http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51572589 2 Tablespoons a day of Red Palm Oil will reduce cholesterol by 40% in one month. <BR> This info on Dr. Oz show 1/10/13 Thu, 10 Jan 2013 14:21:27 EST day 1 of raw food bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51520367 I had posted several weeks ago that i am participating in a vegan raw 28 day bootcamp. <BR> <BR> I spent several hours preparing some of the food over the weekend. I ate the granola this morning made from bananas, apples, buckwheat grouts, and a touch of honey-- almost died of bliss. <BR> For lunch i got a slice of winter pizza (crust was made from apples and butternut squash, the cheese topping was cashews, lemon juice and other stuff, a marinara sauce, and collard greens) and now am enjoy... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:14:11 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51506691 Im really struggling with eating right now, and can't seem to stay out of my husbands foods.... I have all the things I need, but His food just seems to call me and call me and call me.... yicks....this is really wroten Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:32:07 EST going 100% raw :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51475118 Hi! I stumbled across raw food almost two months ago, and have been experimenting ever since. This weekend marks the beginning of my going 100% raw, and I'm so excited! I still have a lot to learn, but I've been having so much fun with this, that I'm really looking forward to what's to come. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 19:05:17 EST New raw vegan http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51365484 Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I am 28 years old, live in Germany. I have a long history with unhealthy eating (see my latest blog for more information about that) and have finally found the right way to live for me. It finally "clicked"! :) <BR> <BR> I started eating raw in April. I can't say that I have been 100% raw since then, but very close to it. My goal for 2013 is to be 100% raw, as I feel the absolute best when I am eating 100% raw foods. <BR> <BR> Happy to be here and can't wait to star... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 04:53:08 EST TRAVELNISTA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51335892 Just saying... she ahs blogged about what is oing on with her and it really breaks my heart that someone can take as mucha s she ahs. You might go read her blog. Wed, 26 Dec 2012 18:27:30 EST l http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51287487 k Fri, 21 Dec 2012 14:16:22 EST 28 day Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51276251 Can't wait. i am going to be starting Brandi's 28 Day Raw bootcamp. Just ordered all the material from Raw Foods on a Budget. Now maybe i can really get the hang of this. Thu, 20 Dec 2012 13:15:11 EST Low Fat Raw Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51188668 Hi Folks! I continue to be in prayer for Yvonne, as you all are, too. May she be back with us as soon as possible. <BR> <BR> I rarely post here, because so far, by and large, I'm not a raw person. I'm a vegan who like's my food cooked. But I'm also a vegan who keeps hoping to become more of a raw person. More smoothies, more salads, more fruit, etc. So I'm not against being raw, whatsoever! I believe in it's healing propertys. Who knows, I may be 100 percent someday myself! <BR> <BR> But f... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 19:42:51 EST INTENTION AND PREP FOR 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51173521 I have had a wonderful 2012 - not to say that it was all unicorn's and roses - it was a year of enlightenment. It was such a journey. I declared my intention that I wanted to be healthy and in my mind, I was only talking about weight. However, life and the universe had me on a journey to heal, my mind, soul and heart and such as it was, it for me yielded some wonderful fruit. So for 2013, what are your intentions and how do you plan to prepare. Thank you so much for sharing, as this sha... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:50:31 EST FROM RAW RECIPES http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51172766 Many of you know that we have a jam packed thread, over 1,000 entires of raw food videos for food prep. It is a great thread to help you fine tune your raw food diet from one meal a week to fully raw. <BR> <BR> I am not sure what your plans will be for the new year, but if it is anything raw, I hope you will take advantage of this thread. <BR> <BR> Today's posting is from a free book that a friend sent me and I have made one batch already and included it in a gift that I gave today, so i... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 14:30:33 EST Newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x51094976 Hi, <BR> <BR> I have dabbled in going raw for a few months now, but haven't really committed. I have finally made the decision to just 'go for it', so to speak. I think I'll start by just trying to be 50% raw and go from there. I was reading through some of the other posts and it was so inspiring to hear that this is something people can do and stick with! It seems like such a difficult task. <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Wed, 5 Dec 2012 10:08:40 EST A Gift for the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51037168 <link>www.12daysofrawchristmas.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> Looks pretty good to me, I do believe she had one of these last year and it was great! Sat, 1 Dec 2012 05:10:13 EST TRAVELNIS TA/YVONNE http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x51027167 Good Morning Team, <BR> <BR> Yes, I am still around -November, I lurked as I am completing class work as a candidate for a Master of Divinity. Almost finished and grateful. This morning, I come to you on behalf of our Team Leader Travelnista. <BR> <BR> Last week I sent out a message that I had received communication from her. Last evening I spoke to her. Storm Sandy hit the New Jersey Coast really hard and debilitated many people, one of which was her. Her home was completely flooded a... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 10:26:08 EST Hello http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x50935023 I have been a raw foodist for about the last two years or at least trying to get to a 75% raw diet. I can't say that i hated veggies because I didn't but I can't say that i liked cooked ones. Too mushy. <BR> What was really funny-- about 6 months ago I was emailing my aunt in the UK back and forth and told her about it. She said that it should have been expected because as a kid I only would eat raw carrots, celery, kohl rabi, rutabaga, nuts and raisins. She also said that i seemed to l... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:28:33 EST rappi http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50694339 Hi what is Rappi, my store has it but I have never heard of it Mon, 5 Nov 2012 01:14:47 EST CHECK IN FROM THE STORM http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50613717 An e-mail was sent to you today as a request to check -in so we can assure one another that we are all okay or if we are not okay. Thank you <BR> <BR> We had some tree damage, lost light during the evening while sleeping, we are okay in Hugesville Md. One quadrant near our home is still out of electricity and that is about 1500 homes. My community is only 15 homes, so that got us back up pretty quick. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:35:56 EST NEW BOOK OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50597236 it is not completly Raw but it is Plant Strong - Crazy Sexy Recipes by Kris Carr and Chad Sarno. It has wonderful juices and great smoothies - the salad dressings are great and of course there are some raw dishes like stir raw. You will find recipes at her website: krisscarr.com. <BR> <BR> Kriss is a cancer survivor for about nine years(?) and she sustained herself with green juices as well as smoothies. Her website is full of wonderful information. I do post websites from time to time... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 09:06:56 EST This may be taking Raw to far http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50587353 All I can say is yuck! <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/26/ra<BR>w-brain-taste-test_n_2025028.html </link> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 14:57:00 EST DEEPKA CHOPRA 21 MEDITIAITON http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50578278 hello Raw Foodies - My prayer is that you who in the path of this Franken Storm are prepared and will be very safe. Beginning 11/05/12 - 21 day meditiaiton challenge. If you want to sign up or read more about it, this link provides info: <link> https://www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bes<BR>tsellers/LandingPage.aspx?BookId=172 </link> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:03:59 EST Interested http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x50544971 Hi, I've always loved raw food and eat a mostly raw lunch everyday, and read an article in our local paper about a woman who really helped both her struggle with weight and her depression issues. She is now a personal trainer and cycles alot and has her mental health under control. This peaked my interest, so when I saw this forum I thought I'd join and try to learn more ways to incorporate raw foods into my diet. <BR> <BR> I already make a green protein smoothie for my snack and love ... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 11:07:24 EST Dry Eyes ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50448292 <em>40</em> <em>464</em> <em>292</em> <em>40</em> <em>464</em> <em>292</em> <em>40</em> <em>464</em> <em>292</em> <BR> <BR> About 2 months ago I had my yearly eye Dr. Visit. <BR> <BR> The Dr. Dilated my eyes which is a regular procedure. Well about 1 1/2 months ago I woke up with a blood spot in my right eye then the following week I had it in my left eye. <BR> <BR> It was pretty scary I did my research and I thought my high blood pressure was up only because I had a good am... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 16:51:12 EST carbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50409437 my doctor who is also my wifes is always telling us to cut down on carbs. She is cutting way back a breads because she is having problems but in her tracker suggested by doc, her carbs are way high but they are from salads veggies and fruit. Am I right in saying that the carbs to cut back are the grain carbs Tue, 16 Oct 2012 01:56:18 EST Sick Day Tips for People with Diabetes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x50394694 Great Spark article worth sharing. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1552 </link> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 07:07:17 EST The Wild Plant Cafe- GOURMET WEEDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50387851 Very interesting and educational video. I really need to take a course on the edible weeds in my area. I would love to find a natural quinoa plant like she has in her area. <BR> <BR> Nature ROCKS! <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDDfJC5n-D0&<BR>feature=youtu.be&utm_source=getrespons<BR>e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=signup<BR>markus2&utm_content=Epic+video-+Restau<BR>rant+serves+Weeds%2521 </link> Sun, 14 Oct 2012 17:29:12 EST Do you believe in flu shots? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50387173 I personally do not believe in them. Every time Fall roles around I constantly have to defend my position. It never matters to my family that every time I did get a Flu Shot I came down with the Flu that year, yet when I did not get a shot I was not sick all winter. <BR> <BR> If you are of the same mind set here is a great article. Top 20 ways to boost your immunity to colds and flu without using vaccines: <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/037510_flu_seaso<BR>n_immunity_colds.html </l... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 16:45:33 EST Has anyone tried SeaSnax? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50385947 I love my sea veggies because of how nutritious they are and I love the texture of them. I ran across this new line but am a little afraid of seaweed after the nuclear meltdown in Japan. The advertisement I saw for SeaSnax really caught my attention. <BR> <BR> SeaSnax, a line of all-natural vegan snacks ($2.50 to $4 for singles; $8 for SeaVegi) made with sustainable harvested seaweed, olive oil and a pinch of sea salt. <BR> <BR> I am especially interested in the SeaVegi a dehydrated mixed... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 14:56:14 EST Is raw food gluten free? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50352489 So I'm pretty sure I have an intolerance to gluten so I'm trying to go gluten free. I've noticed that the raw foods I've had so far (packaged, restaurants, etc) have been gluten free and I'm wondering if this is true of all raw foods. Pretty much are raw meals always free of gluten or are there exceptions? Thu, 11 Oct 2012 23:36:19 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x50235132 Hi i am here because i dont eat raw at the moment but am interested in learning more about it and trying to start incorporating it into my life. I look forward to learning all about it :) Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:19:53 EST Have you tried Red Light Therapy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50222708 I've been reading about Red light and near Infra-Red light Therapy (620 -660 nm) for muscle and arthritic pain, healing of wounds, acne and collagen production/wrinkle reduction in skin. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's one of the articles that talks a bit about it, in non-techie language: <BR> <BR> <link>www.wisegeek.com/what-is-red-light-t<BR>herapy .htm# </link> <BR> <BR> Just wondering if anyone here has had any experiences with it? <BR> If so which devices did you use, did you do it at home,... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 10:01:21 EST Blogs? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50151466 Does anyone is this group do a blog with pix and how-tos on what they eat? Or know of someone that does a raw blog??? <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> <BR> Tina Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:20:08 EST My birthday is coming this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50149217 ...and I'm going to try a raw apple pie, because I'm not crazy about baked cakes, and I can't imagine raw cakes being any better. The apple pie recipe came from a cookbook--the one I'll be getting for my birthday, in fact--called Rawfully Yours, but not by the lady that makes the videos. I'll post the recipe and a review of it, when my birthday is closer. =) Fri, 28 Sep 2012 14:26:32 EST Fast Weight loss on Raw Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50103733 Being over 200 pounds I should be embarrassed to ask for input on this, but here we go: I started Raw Food Challenge 8 days ago and now my weekly weight loss has doubled. In other words I was losing around 1 to 2 pounds per week but in this eight day span I have lost 4.5 pounds. Is this too fast? I am committed to reaching my goal weight and fitness but I want to make sure I am doing it safely. I have abused my body enough. I have lost 13 pounds total since 8/12/12 Tue, 25 Sep 2012 14:45:58 EST 5 Painless Ways to Eat More Green Leafy Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50072337 "Great green leafy vegetables are, most of us struggle to eat them with any frequency. Here are a few tips to get ahead of the green leafy vegetable curve." <BR> <BR> For those following a 100% Raw Diet, try these tips: <BR> <link>www.fredericpatenaude.com/articles/5<BR>wayseatgreens.html </link> <BR> <BR> (even includes some simple recipes) <BR> <BR> For those eating a mixed whole food and Raw way of eating checj this out too: <BR> <link>www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/<BR>5-pain... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:31:09 EST An Online "Jam-packed" Raw Foods on a Budget Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50072214 "Are you struggling with the high cost of raw food? You are not alone! <BR> <BR> Most people approach a food budget by focusing on the price of food; however, this usually results in very little money saved and a lot of running around town for the lowest prices. <BR> <BR> THE TRUTH IS…learning how to eat raw foods on a budget is more than about finding cheap produce; it’s a way of LIFE! And it’s a very good life! <BR> <BR> In this online lecture, Brandi will teach you her MOST POWERFUL ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:19:13 EST Fall/Winter Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50071078 Getting ready to plant my Fall / Winter Garden. I am planting various lettuces and greens such as spinach, kale, and swiss chard. Also trying my hand at beets and winter squashes. Never planted garlic but will give it the old college try, it's almost the time to plant for next year's harvest. <BR> <BR> I live in the Northeast but this year they are predicting a harsh winter for the entire Northeast. Last year I lucked out with the warmer temps of Fall and Winter and my garden grew and fl... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 15:48:03 EST Genetic Roulette http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50069732 I receive emails from Braggs ACV and I received this link to a movie about GMO and the reall truth. Most of us know but to see real people like you mean affected by a GMO Product and Animals as well is more real. <BR> <BR> It said that 90+% of Soy is GMO. Said. So I've been staying away from it. <BR> <BR> <link>geneticroulettemovie.com/ </link> FYI underneath the video there are two dots click on the 2nd one and you will get to see a part of the movie. <BR> <BR> Share this with whom... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 14:03:31 EST Making more kale chips tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50058506 Tonight the kale we are using is fresh, not bagged, so should be better. Also this time I added 1 TBL each of oil and vinegar, then sprinkled a packet of seasoning on them and stirred in by hand. Hope they are YUMMY! Sat, 22 Sep 2012 18:31:35 EST What I'm trying tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50034462 I'm going to make the stuffing again, this week as my goal is to make a recipe then try it again that week, but tomorrow I"m going to try some kale chips and a raw kale salad. =) Fri, 21 Sep 2012 02:37:17 EST I'm new to Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x50014278 I'm new to Raw, but, I have been heading in this direction for a long time --- I just didn't realize it. <BR> <BR> I'm almost 48 years old. Married, with 3 children... aged 19, 15 and 12. <BR> <BR> I need to lose about 100 lbs. I've spent about the last 35 plus years yo-yo dieting and have been slim only to gain it all back too many times, and am now heavier than I have ever been. Nagging health problems, not being able to walk without a cane and, of course, dissatisfaction with my w... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 19:22:59 EST Recipe Review: Harvest Nut Stuffing http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50013524 The Harvest Nut Stuffing is GREAT. It tastes strongly of sage and even resembles traditional stuffing. It's close enough to stuffing for me, I'll be able to give up StoveTop =) <BR> <BR> Ready for the BEST part? <BR> The recipe makes 16 half-cup servings, for 196 calories each. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 18:19:55 EST Got the nuts soaked... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x50001513 That's as far as I've gotten on my Harvest Nut Stuffing recipe, but tomorrow I'm off and I'll hit the store to get the rest of the ingredients. I was thinking about this last night....regular cornbread stuffing is pretty fattening, but this stuff is made with nuts, GROUND nuts, so a quarter cup serving is going to be in the hundreds of calories....=( <BR> <BR> When I make it, IF we like it, I'll put it in Spark's recipe calculator so I can give everyone a true picture of the nutrition facts ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:25:34 EST Trying new recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49967110 Hi. I am just starting to learn about raw foods. Right now we eat fairly healthy cooked foods but I want to transition toward raw over the next year. I'm starting by learning a new raw recipe each week, then practicing it a second time during the week (so I'll be raw 2 days each week). By the end of a year, I'll know 52 different recipes and maybe more ready to make the jump to raw. I'm glad I found this team, I think it will be a huge help! <BR> <BR> ps <BR> the recipe I'm starting with i... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:54:46 EST raw tomato soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49961912 H need suggestions, I did a raw tomato soup consisting of 4 tomatoes and 1 red bell pepper and some spices but is still tasted like tomato water. do you having ideas that will give it more flavor Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:19:29 EST A New Hope... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49881911 Hi there. Like many people I am not new to trying to lose weight. Over the years I've lost and gained more than I want remember. Now I am the heaviest I have ever been and realizing this must stop. I remember saying by the time I'm 30 I will be slim and feeling great. Instead I went deeper into depression and gained what I wanted to lose. Now closing in on my 40th birthday I have not changed in the way I wanted to. <BR> <BR> At this point in my life I am in a place mentally that feels wonde... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:36:46 EST Any David Wolfe fans here? Free David Wolfe audios http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x49849844 I really love David Wolfe...Just passing on some free David Wolfe audio files that you can listen to or download. <BR> <BR> Simply Raw with David Wolfe - David explains what he eats <BR> <BR> <link>www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.<BR>asp?ID=520 </link> <BR> <BR> Interview with David Wolfe -David discusses his latest book: Chaga: King of the Medicinal Mushrooms <BR> <BR> <link>www.longevitywarehouse.com/Articles.<BR>asp?ID=518 </link> <BR> <BR> Make Superfood Your Food with Da... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 20:25:00 EST This is really annoying the crops out of me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49799652 First GMO Corn now these: <em>46</em> <em>234</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <link>naturalsociety.com/6-new-gmo-crops-s<BR>oon-hit-dinner-table/ </link> Thu, 6 Sep 2012 14:35:02 EST Accountability buddy?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49679461 HI Team, <BR> <BR> sorry for making a new thread but the accountability one is a bit old right now. I would like to know if anyone is interested in being an accountability buddy with me, or in starting a separate thread with a sticky where we post up what we're doing and our plans. <BR> <BR> I'm having some challenges with nutrition and that is part of the reason I did the Ani Phyo program in July. I felt like I needed a kick in the pants! So I'm brainstorming right now and thought if there... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 13:46:18 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=284x5031x49664552 I am a poor college student and I want to eat raw as much as possible.. I need cheap healthy filling recipes.. :) Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:45:31 EST Hello from Oklahoma! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49662076 Hi! My name is Sierra and I wanted to go 100% raw for 30 days... after that I hope to go atleast two meals a day after my 30 days... I have been slowly incorporating raw meals in my life I am up to breakfast and lunch all raw.. Sat starts my 30 days 100%,.. I am super excited. I use to be addicted to fast foods and sugary snacks.. but I have been a vegetarian for 5 months now and have touched fast food since then... :) I am a runner.. and I enjoy all kinds of fruits and veggies. I would love ... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 10:45:10 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49654937 I'm not new to spark but new to this team. I am not a chef but am interested in cooking at home more and doing better with raw food, so hopped on this team for inspiration. Looking forward to getting to know you better. Mon, 27 Aug 2012 21:40:57 EST Any Know of a Good Raw Food Plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x49626275 Hi Friends. <BR> <BR> I've been experimenting with and eating a lot of raw foods for over a year now and it seems to be the best type of diet for me with all my food sensitivities and digestive issues. For awhile, I had been following Jinjee & Storm's Garden Diet. It worked well for me at first and I lost some weight. Only, I've found it hard to stick to on an ongoing basis. Some meals are so extreme (fasting doesn't work for me, nor prolonged juicing), and some are overloaded with exces... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 23:35:26 EST Hello from Chicago http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49611118 Hello Friends. <BR> <BR> I'm just getting started with Spark People. I'm a mom of two kids living in downtown Chicago. I mostly eat raw/vegan, but tend to consume all my kids leftovers. That's been a problem. I've got about 50 pounds to lose after already losing ten. Currently, I'm on week 4, day 3 of the Couch to 5K program. So if you see me shuffling along the lake front with all my stops and starts, give me a shout out. My goal is to run the Pumpkin in the Park 5k in October. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 21:32:37 EST purslane http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49608202 do any of you eat wild purslane. I have some in my garden but was wondering if it is to late yo use it raw in a smoothie Fri, 24 Aug 2012 17:17:53 EST Aloe Juce?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49602298 Hey All, <BR> <BR> One of my goals with increasing the raw food in my diet was to improve my regularity. In fact, however, some days it's much much worse than 'before'. I am drinking 1c coffee per day (oops I just remembered, I cheated yesterday) but I dropped it entirely when I did the Ani Phyo 15 day raw plan. <BR> <BR> I did some research on getting things moving on a raw diet - and surprised to read that constipation can be a common issue often due to influence from poor diet before. O... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:10:32 EST Wow!!! What a Spark Team!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49598548 This is one of the Teams from which I hope to learn the most. So informative, thoughtful, and dedicated. Hi, I'm Rocky, and I will learn to lose the weight, and keep it off for good, having adopted new habits long before I even notice that the old ones have simply gone somewhere. Nobody knows where, and nobody will care, because real nutrition calms the mind and the appetite, I think. Happy to be here! :) :) :) Thu, 23 Aug 2012 23:46:08 EST I'm new! And excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49527471 Hi guys! I'm a nearly life long vegetarian that eats eggs and sometimes cheese. Since deciding to lose weight I've fallen madly in love with fresh produce and want to know how to get it incorporated into my life in a more consistent way. I'm sort of changing tracks from weight loss to strengthening and appreciate the vitamins and minerals. <BR> <BR> I figure trying to go raw would be a nice step but I'm not too sure where to start. Are there degrees of a raw food diet? Right now I eat tons ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 12:48:43 EST watermelon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49432728 is watermelon a hi magnesium fruit Mon, 13 Aug 2012 01:06:35 EST Long range meal planning suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49421276 Hi All, <BR> <BR> New to this team....sorry if there is a good post here on this topic but I couldn't find <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I recently completed Ani Phyo's 15 Day Fat Blast and decided I'd like to incorporate more raw meals into my regimen. I love that the book had a plan and each day was outlined, but I found many of the days were a bit low on calories - even in her third phase where she says she stays for maintenance. <BR> <BR> I got a few more books - another of Ani's (the Raw Ess... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 09:19:41 EST collards http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49405713 H last night I fixed a green smoothie with three fruits and a bunch of collard, it turned out so strong I threw most of it out, it was strong like mustard, are they related. I have used collards many times but bagged, these were fresh. why were they so strong they tasted like mustard gave me a sore throat Sat, 11 Aug 2012 01:37:36 EST Soaking Beans http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49389623 I was planning to start doing more soaked/sprouted beans in my diet. I am curious how much you usually do and how long will it last in the fridge? <BR> <BR> I don't think I can do much sprouting at "room temp" as everything here molds (tables, clothes included - I'm not risking my food molding!) So I was going to focus more on soaking and keeping in the fridge. <BR> <BR> If I can do bulk soaking starting all on the weekend, and have beans last most of the week, that'd be great! But I t... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 22:26:19 EST HOW TO EAT FULLY RAW on BUDGET http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49364572 Great video: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfo2IditMJ0&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Wed, 8 Aug 2012 10:23:29 EST Preventing Prediabetes with Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x49362197 "Muscle cells sip blood sugar all day long. Strength training increases how many muscle cells you have and how many mini energy factories are in each cell. Since these "factories" use blood sugar for fuel, the more factories you own, the lower your blood sugar." <BR> <BR> Read more: <link>www.realage.com/information-on-diabe<BR>tes/preventing-prediabetes-with-streng<BR>th-training?eid=1010668582&memberid=30159518 </link> Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:59:14 EST GMOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49335259 ya know the coded stickers on produce conventional start with 4 organic 9 is it true that if the number starts with 3 it is genetically modified, does any body know Mon, 6 Aug 2012 14:17:15 EST WOULD YOU BE WILLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49334920 Good Day Raw Family, <BR> <BR> Would you be willing to make a sacrifice for 365 days for amazing results? At this moment, do you think that you are going to be successful? Are you having any doubts right now? Steve Crider exposed himself on Youtube for a year and his change is amazing. I will be posting this under success, but I felt a thread was necessary for us to take check the barometer of where we are right this minute. <BR> <BR> Inspiration can be found in this fellow's 274 videos ... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 13:55:35 EST Free online webinars to help you on your journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49313986 Welcome to GlobalTeleClass.com <BR> Global TeleClass is an international speaking platform of renowned speakers, trainers and authors, provided at no charge to you by Hilton Johnson Productions, Inc. <BR> <BR> You will be trained, motivated and inspired by these speakers and authors, many of whom command top dollar for a single keynote speech. What does it cost you to attend and learn from these experts live at Global TeleClass...NOTHING! <BR> <BR> You can participate in as many classes a... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 07:07:18 EST beets http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49307198 I like beet greens and would use them in my smoothies more but don't know what to do with the beets. so far I have only juiced but don't want to get into that Sat, 4 Aug 2012 16:52:32 EST Tomato soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49280633 anybody have and recipies for Tomato soup Thu, 2 Aug 2012 20:18:42 EST raw challenge to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49258111 Hi all, I was inspired from a friend to try a month long challenge of eating a raw food diet. Started looking around on the web and here and a book. Realized that since I've been eating pretty poorly for a while that I need to do a transition/detox into it. excited to do the challenge and see how my body reacts to the change in eating habit. glad to see this team here in case I have any questions along the way. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:45:30 EST Buckwheat groats http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49249155 Anyone experimented with these or have some easy recipes using them? I received an email from Dr. Gabriel Cousens and it was talking about grains and seeds. He said to quick soak them. Add some chopped vegetables and a few seasonings and you've got a scrumptious raw entrée in just 15 minutes. Sounds good but I'm sure you may have other ideas for what seems to be a healthy easy meal. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:23:34 EST Should You Support Relay for Life? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49237614 I can answer the above question (for myself) immediatly: I do not support Relay for Life. I do not think the donations are being handled as they should be. Most of it is NOT going to cancer research. <BR> <BR> And if you think I'm being paranoid, watch the video link! As the years go by, we will begin to see more and more on TV and in the news about how Relay for Life funds are being misused. If you choose to go to this link, scroll down to the middle of the page to where the video is and ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:03:54 EST How to Deal With Raw Sceptics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49188612 In a recent article from Karen Knowler she addressed this issue. <BR> <BR> "One of the most common issues people have with eating raw is worrying about the social ramifications. Will you suddenly become a social outcast, or will people think you’re a “weirdo”? We have two choices: <BR> We make our food choices to please ourselves <BR> We make our food choices to please others" <BR> <BR> How do you handle this situation? Fri, 27 Jul 2012 22:01:11 EST How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Vitamin E http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49167920 Found this article on a site I frequent thought this would be a good read for those suffering or prestages of Alzheimer's. <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease with Vitamin E <BR> <BR> <BR> Elizabeth Renter <BR> NaturalSociety <BR> July 25, 2012 <BR> <BR> How to Prevent Alzheimer's Disease with Vitamin E Scientists are cautious about saying with any certainty that vitamin E may have preventative effects on Alzheimer’s disease, but recent studies are promising. According to R... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:54:40 EST Spreading Smoothie Love in Saipan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49158653 Yeehaw! I brought in my green smoothie to work this morning, and shared a small portion (just a 4-6 ounce trial size) with my coworker that I mentioned before with some health issues, and she came over and said, "what's in this?! It's good! I like it!" <BR> <BR> ^.^ HAPPY DANCE!! <BR> <BR> (It was apple, orange, 2 bananas, citrus juice, 1-2 tsp cinnamon, 2 Tbs flax seed, and 3 cups kankong - a local spinach-like leafy green) So, I will plan to make that mix again and bring her a bigg... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 22:55:41 EST Hi, Histamine Intolerant person- raw food newbie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49149174 Hi everyone, I'm Zepp, I'm a 28 year old female. I'm not trying to lose weight (5 lbs would be nice though!) but I was recently diagnosed with histamine intolerance. The only way to handle this condition is through diet/nutrition. <BR> <BR> A histamine free diet pretty much means only fresh food. Plus a bunch of random things are banned, like tomatoes/cheese/wine, but the main rule is no prepackaged food, no fast food, no leftovers. Farmers market to my stomach in as short of time as poss... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 11:20:23 EST Hi, new to raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x49139278 Hi. I'm just starting in on the raw lifestyle. Not sure how well it's going to work for me but we'll give it a go. Seems like alot of great info from this group and am looking forward to trying out new stuff. My main reason for going raw is my digestion, it has been a issue for as long as I can remember and my daughter seems to have the same problems. I'd like to see what fixes it so she doesn't have to go through the same misery that I have. I can see that with all the prep time management i... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 19:40:15 EST Berries http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49125568 I am a lover of Berries. Any berry. I freee them mostly. <BR> <BR> I find most seeds to berries such as strawberries and raspberries, black berries anoying. I ahve the urge to spit them out. <BR> <BR> Can anyone tell me if these seeds are nutritious? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:06:23 EST Simple, Cheap Diabetic Friendly Recipes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49109717 A friend of mine was admitted to the hospital today for chest pains. She has diabetes that she only mildly controls; and apparently (I learned today) a history of heart disease that was diagnosed about 7 years ago and she basically ignored till today. <BR> <BR> She knew I was teaching about increasing veggies, and said she noticed a positive difference in how she felt when she ate veg-heavy meals instead of meat/starch-heavy meals. She is now at the point where she's ready to make changes,... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 02:31:34 EST New Toy, Too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49074396 I bought a Ninja Blender last week. A coupon out of the newspaper and 10% off for being the age I am got me this great blender for under $20.00. <BR> <BR> For the first time i'm making terrific ice cold drinks and smoothies and shakess and even adding spinach. <BR> <BR> Have you any ideas on adding other things so i can get good vitamins and minerals in? <BR> thanks Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:13:37 EST New toy http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49074283 Hi ,I just got a vitamix but I have a concern. My blender knives and the glass bowel developed build up from minerals, they started breaking up when I was using citrus every day. That was with glass. How can I prevent this build up in a vitamix, and will it hurt if I put in a solution of vinegar once in a while Fri, 20 Jul 2012 14:03:24 EST Eat strawberries, prevent diabetes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x49056654 "Scientists at the University of Warwick have identified a potential preventive effect of strawberries on Type 2 Diabetes risk. Although strawberries have previously been identified as effective at battling high cholesterol and post-meal blood glucose levels, professor Paul Thornalley's research has now demonstrated that strawberry extract actually stimulates the protein "Nrf2" in our bodies, which activates antioxidant activity and decreases blood lipids. <BR> <BR> Eating strawberries or st... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 10:55:37 EST bananas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49049047 got a question, my wife get constipated when she eats bananas if I blend them in the vita mix will they be constipating, does any body know. thanks Wed, 18 Jul 2012 21:47:55 EST Beets- you either love them or hate them http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49031852 I love raw beets, to me they are as sweet as candy. i often will use sliced beets as a "chip" for the base of other Raw concoctions. I was surprised to find this in the Huffington post. i know I'll be trying a few of these recipes: <BR> <BR> Raw Beet Recipes: New Ways To Eat Your Beets <BR> <BR> <link>www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/16/ra<BR>w-beet-recipes_n_1676238.html#slide=12<BR>27936 </link> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:49:08 EST Top Five Raw Foods That Are Healthy For Your Teeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49031610 "You probably already know that the foods you eat can have a major impact on your overall health. What you may not realize is that they can also have a major impact on the health of your teeth. Eating these raw foods can help you build and maintain strong, beautiful teeth." <BR> <BR> To read the article: <BR> <link>renegadehealth.com/blog/2012/07/17/t<BR>he-top-five-raw-foods-that-are-healthy<BR>-for-your-teeth </link> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:28:47 EST 50 Tips for Staying Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49031209 Reprinted from The Daily Raw Inspiration <BR> <BR> 50 Tips for Staying Raw <BR> <BR> 1. Throw away all your non-raw food items <BR> 2. Buy a Vitamix <BR> 3. Eat a variety of different raw foods <BR> 4. Find a raw Meetup <BR> 5. Experiment with changing recipes up <BR> 6. Use whatever veggies you have at home to make a new recipe <BR> 7. Start a raw potluck <BR> 8. Read "Raw Foods on a Budget" by Brandi Rollins <BR> 9. Join a weekly farm box (CSA) program at http://LocalHarvest.or... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:02:03 EST Has anyone read 'Eat To Live'? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49018552 Do you think it is a good way to eat/ or transition to a raw diet? <BR> <BR> Eat To Live - Joel Fuhrman M.D Tue, 17 Jul 2012 02:04:24 EST Please help - good meal plan? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x49018384 Below is my plan, I do not eat like this now,. only the breakfast and snacks are the same as what I do currently. <BR> ---------- <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Most of the time I would have a green smoothie, sometimes a green juice/ a fruit smoothie or a fruit salad (I always add chia or some other source of omega-3 to my breakfast <BR> <BR> Lunch: Usually a large salad (which isn't always 100% raw (sometimes I add tofu, legumes etc), but is filled with a lot of greens etc), otherwise I may have a g... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 01:29:30 EST Raw Restaurant in Chandler, AZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x49012303 Although it was a bit of a drive for me (about 30 minutes), I totally enjoyed my raw lunch yesterday at 24 Carrots in Chandler, AZ. http://www.24carrotsjuice.com/ <BR> <BR> As seems typical at raw foods restaurants, the prep time was a bit excessive. The lunch was well worth the wait, though! I had Raw Mushroom Enchiladas: a lovely marinated mushroom & veggie combo stuffed inside a giant collard leaf, and covered in "cheese sauce" (cashews, nutritional yeast & ???) and red pepper sauce. ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 18:00:15 EST FREE DEEPKA CHOPRA'S 21 DAILY MEDITIATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48940956 You can sign up for FREE: <link>www.chopracentermeditation.com/Bests<BR>ellers/LandingPage.aspx?BookId=169 </link> Wed, 11 Jul 2012 21:32:29 EST Do you think a Raw Food Diet leads to binging? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48926845 Received in my email today a discussion on 100% Raw Food and binging. The article went on of course to say any diet can result in binging along with further discussion on binging. <BR> <BR> "Some people will tell you that eating a 100% raw diet can lead to binging." <BR> <BR> What do you think about that statement? <BR> <BR> I know that for me personally it has eliminated a tendency to binge. I am always satisfied and rarely hungry following A 100% Raw lifestyle. I will even state that... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 23:36:10 EST How to Avoid Diabetes Complications http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x48916252 "Diabetes does put a person at greater risk for heart disease, kidney disease, blindness, loss of limbs, and other unwanted complications. Fortunately, most diabetes complications can be avoided or effectively treated with early detection and proper care, according to Richard Jackson, M.D., director of medical affairs for health-care services at the Joslin Diabetes Center in Boston. <BR> <BR> Despite what you may hear, Jackson says, diabetes itself is not a leading cause of blindness or hear... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:04:30 EST The Future of Health Now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48885353 <BR> Did you know that your brain shrinks with every pound of belly fat you gain? <BR> <BR> And what’s more, did you know that a quick way to know if your brain is healthy is to look at your skin? A study of over 8,000 people revealed that saggy skin and eye bags are a direct reflection of the condition of your brain. <BR> <BR> Don’t worry, it turns out that most brain issues are completely reversible with simple dietary changes. :) <BR> <BR> Want to know where I learned this? <BR> <BR... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 15:01:57 EST Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x48882888 The Diabetes Food Pyramid divides food into six groups: <BR> <BR> Grains and Starches Vegetables Fruit Milk and Dairy Meat and Meat Substitutes Fats, Sweets, and AlcoholThese groups or sections on the pyramid vary in size. <BR> <BR> The largest group—grains, beans, and starchy vegetables—is on the bottom. This means that you should eat more servings of grains, beans, and starchy vegetables than of any of the other foods. <BR> The smallest group—fats, sweets, and alcohol—is at the top of th... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 11:47:40 EST New to raw food http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48870215 Hi, I'm just now starting on the journey of eating raw. For now I'm working on eating raw two meals and will work up to more than 75% as soon as I have a handle on this method of eating. I do have one question. I get conflicting information on weather or not it is safe to eat navy bean sprouts. I appreciate any help with this question from someone who has tried them. <BR> <BR> Thanks - Fran Sat, 7 Jul 2012 13:11:19 EST Oat Bran for diabetics http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x48840699 This cereal has helped to keep my Diabetes in normal range and even go off some of my meds. <BR> <BR> In a bowl with kind of high sides for the microwave I put... <BR> 1 small banana sliced evenly on bottom of bowl <BR> 1/4 c. real Oat bran <BR> 1/2 c water <BR> Without stirring microwave 2 minutes <BR> for added protein i ad a couple Tablespoons of either greek yogurt, cottage cheese or chopped nuts or raw sunflower seeds and stir. <BR> <BR> It should be nice and smooth and anturally sweet... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 14:22:16 EST Forget Diabetes with my Ultimate Breakfast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x48840237 <link>www.herbdocblog.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> IT’S SUMMER! <BR> Time to skip the heavy breakfast <BR> Skip the FAT <BR> Drop the CALORIES and SUGAR <BR> And PUMP UP the NUTRITION and FIBER! <BR> <BR> Here's a recipe to help with Diabetes includes a video as well. <BR> <BR> Enjoy. <BR> Thu, 5 Jul 2012 13:49:03 EST Food as medicine testimonials http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48819735 I am doing a lecture in a week about healthy eating to prevent (or cure!) disease. Motivation is a difficult thing for a lot of people - I was thinking of showing some BEFORE and AFTER shots of people who have changed their lives around by lifestyle changes (especially dietary changes) to show that it CAN be done! If you have a good story about diet and health, and would like to share it, please let me know! I'd love it if you could send pics (before and after if it's weight; or just a pic ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 06:03:26 EST Guidelines for Green Smoothie Consumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48795003 I hope Green Smoothies are a big part of your Raw lifestyle. Here is a nice short article/guidelines from Victoria Boutenko. I love this lady! <BR> <BR> <link>www.rawfamily.com/news/2012/06/12-06<BR>-06.html#part_1 </link> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 15:38:29 EST A big Hello from San Diego, CA.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48793642 Hope all are doing well in life. <em>265</em> <em>45</em> Mon, 2 Jul 2012 14:00:46 EST Refreshing summer drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48750536 After lusting after my husbands strawberry lemonade and refraining, yeah me! I thought I deserved a treat too, but without all of that refined sugar. So I just put a bunch of cold watermelon, seeds and all, into my nutribullet and gave it a whirl. It is sooooo good! I just had to share, one ingredient, a few minutes and a refreshing summer drink! BTW it is 100 degrees out right now <em>67</em> <em>491</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 15:32:11 EST renal diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48721717 Hi, my wife wants to watch her diet because of her kidney numbers but all of the renal diets she has found are saying you can't eat healthy food. does any body have accurate information for a renal diet based on vegan eating and not the FDA standard American diet. Don't suggest ask doc she just refers to a dietician who is no better Wed, 27 Jun 2012 18:31:08 EST HELP- Need smoothie recipe that will cleanse colon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48672966 Hi: <BR> <BR> I recently bought a Vitamax and have been struggling for over 2 weeks with hard stools. What can I do to thoroughly clean out my colon?? <BR> <BR> Thanks for your help <BR> Nancy Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:36:52 EST Free Health Education Online Event http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48672709 NaturalNews is announcing a FREE streaming health education event to be broadcast this coming Friday, Saturday and Sunday on June 29 and 30. The event is 100% FREE, commercial-free, no tickets needed and no registration needed. <BR> <BR> To see the line-up of speakers and to learn more: <BR> <BR> <link>www.naturalnews.com/036261_free_heal<BR>ing_summit.html </link> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 18:18:08 EST Never would have thought to eat Raw Fava Beans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48670496 Wow! Great short Youtube expounding on the benefits of Fava Beans as well as a Raw Recipe. I love Fava or Broad Beans and have missed them, now I will make them Raw. Who knew? <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=IMdXEn_PsjI&<BR>feature=youtu.be&utm_source=getrespons<BR>e&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=signup<BR>markus2&utm_content=from+Mar </link> Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:15:46 EST How To Get Out Of The "Raw Food Rut" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48645543 "Whether you are new to raw food and haven't yet experimented that much, or a longer term raw foodie but feel like you've hit a wall and salads, fruit and smoothies just aren't doing it for you right now, fret not! Help is at hand." <BR> <BR> Here is another good article to help you on your Raw journey: <BR> <BR> <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/06/how-to-get-out-of-the-r<BR>aw-food-rut.html#more </link> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 19:12:41 EST Raw Fed Dogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48625177 As a 38-year vegetarian, and more recently a mostly-vegan, mostly-raw foodist, I choose to feed my two greyhounds one of their two meals a day as raw. It took a lot of thought and research, because even looking at raw meat grosses me out. <BR> <BR> Does anyone else raw-feed their pups? And I mean the "BARF" diet, bones & raw food (meat). Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:53:10 EST Leg cramps http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48579107 I have been having some serious leg cramps, not Charley horse type. These feel like my thigh muscles are being twisted like a wet towel and have me screaming in pain. always happens in the morning. does anybody know what causes them and what can I do.all doc said is bld clot but they ruled out that. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 13:54:22 EST Dealing with Cravings trying to go Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48551219 "One of the most common issues for people trying to eat more raw is dealing with cravings. Usually they are for cheese, bread, pasta, chocolate or potatoes, although they can be for other "favourite" foods which might come under the banner of comfort foods." <BR> <BR> Read the entire article: <BR> <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/06/the-3-types-of-cravings<BR>-and-how-to-tell-the-difference.html#more </link> Sat, 16 Jun 2012 13:04:15 EST Fully Loaded “Bacon” Lettuce and Tomato Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48526246 Received this in my email today. This looks so good, a little labor intensive maybe but I think it is may be worth it. Who says you can't eat yummy things on Raw? <BR> <BR> <link>www.terawarner.com/blog/2012/06/raw-<BR>food-recipes-for-summer-man-up-your-me<BR>als-with-a-fully-loaded-bacon-lettuce-<BR>and-tomato-sandwich/ </link> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:06:35 EST Have been gone 3 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48470592 Just posted this exact msg to the ETL team, so sorry for duplication for those on both teams.... <BR> <BR> I have been out of town for about 3 wks and I just did not get as much time to myself as I'd hoped, so I pretty much dropped posting for the past few weeks. <BR> <BR> The first week, I was in Austin, TX on business. I stayed at the W hotel downtown. It was great! I was at a weeklong conference, so meals were buffets every day for all three meals. Only one was away from the hotel. The h... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:45:39 EST How do you calculate calories for fresh juice? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=907x5031x48463305 I'm sure this has been asked before, but I was unable to find a post on this topic. I drink fresh juiced vegetables and fruits and I'm not sure how to track the calories for this since the pulp is removed. Should I just enter the number of whole veggies I juice or is there a more accurate way to calculate calories for this? Sun, 10 Jun 2012 18:01:00 EST Need a lot of support keeping on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48458616 Hello everyone, I am excited to be here. Just starting my journey and need a lot of support during that. I have been on diets before and failed, Now it's time for a lifestyle change. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 10:47:31 EST Most filling meal? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48452695 I am nursing right now and just can't seem to ever feel satisfied. I was like this when I was nursing my daughter too. Since I am trying to do about 50% raw, I thought I would see what you have in mind of a really filling raw meal. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 21:43:31 EST Raw almond milk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48427702 Last night made raw almond milk and raw almond butter out of soaked raw almonds. It was fine last night but this morning I tried to use it in my shake and it was rancid!! It smelled bad and I tasted it and it had a sour and horrible bitter taste to it, just like when the boxed almond milk goes bad! Then I tried the almond butter and it was also rancid!! The recipe said it would keep in the fridge for 3 or 4 days, but it was rancid after 9 hours!! Does anyone know why this happened? I know th... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 05:04:09 EST Non Plant Calcium supplmnts Linked to Heart Attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48416768 <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <em>215</em> <BR> Thought I would share! <BR> <BR> Many Raw Foodist struggle with some type of deficiency like B12, Calcium, maybe even iron. <BR> <BR> Today I received this in my email stating that Researchers from Germany are now sounding the alarm to warn unsuspecting individuals that calcium from supplements should be 'taken with caution', as they have found boosting overal... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 10:57:30 EST Fun Way to Get Your Water In http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48407160 Naturally Flavored Water <BR> An easy formula for making your own quick, healthy fruit and herb infused waters in endless varieties. <BR> <BR> <link>www.theyummylife.com/Flavored_Water </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I saw this on another team and it was so good I had to share! Wed, 6 Jun 2012 19:19:30 EST Raw Broccoli Recipes for new teammate http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48392723 DESERTJULZ was looking for some favorite broccoli recipes! So hopefully we can chime in here and give some motivating, delicious ideas! :) <BR> <BR> One of my simple ones is just to make a hummus for dipping (you can google all kinds of raw hummus recipes!) for a dip. Usually it's some variation of zucchini + tahini (blended sesame seeds) + garlic and salt + oil. Then you can flavor the hummus how you like (extra garlic, black pepper, hot peppers, sun dried tomato, red bell pepp, etc!) <B... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:45:51 EST Broccoli ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=284x5031x48389917 What is your favorite way to prepare broccoli? I'm looking for some new raw broccoli ideas. Thanks! Tue, 5 Jun 2012 17:00:56 EST Need help controlling calories while eating raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48375551 Hi All, <BR> <BR> I'm new here and I'm seeking advice or resources for controlling calories while eating high raw. I've been experimenting with eating raw on and off for a few months and when I eat high raw I gain weight. I get tons of benefits from eating like this so I want to keep it up, but I can't find any online resources to help me create a meal plan that controls calories. I'm active and have a hearty appetite. I feel hungry a lot when eating high raw so I fill up on the heavier raw ... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 19:50:23 EST Label it Yourself Campaign - GMO Resistance Campgn http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48354490 To Hilarious I frequent this blog that's all about exposing, telling the truth and more about Nutrition, health, What products are best and also about the Governments lies and twisting facts. <BR> <BR> Well he just posted this GMO Resistance Campaign to Label it yourself. Basically if you know what products have GMO's you can create a label and place it on the product. This is one way to get the items labeled since our Government refuses to require GMO labeling. <BR> <BR> Link leads to the... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 13:18:21 EST Working on changing my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48341653 Hi everyone. I've been making changes the past few weeks. I read the Wheat Belly book and it just pulled together for me all the things I've been hearing about carbohydrate issues and the health problems they cause. I've been a vegan for 15 years, except for a few months last year when I was trying the Specific Carbohydrate Diet, and added eggs and dairy back to my diet for a while. I had gone back to vegan, but typically when I eat a vegan diet I eat too many processed foods, and whateve... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 14:37:36 EST Raw detox blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48333631 Hi, I am going to start the raw portion of my 21 day detox tomorrow, and I will be blogging about it everyday if I can. I especially would love the support of my raw foodie friends on this team. My blogs used to get on the team feed but some how they don't appear on the stream any more. I don't know why. My spark page is set to private because of privacy issues outside of Spark but even after I set to private the blogs were streaming. I put up a message on the technical site thread to remedy ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 22:55:47 EST Walnuts Great for Diabetics &Rank Above Other Nuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=22231x5031x48328488 "If you’ve adopted a high raw, healthy diet, likely you already enjoy walnuts on a regular basis. Here’s more good news for you: Among all its other health benefits, according to a recent study, walnuts improve blood-vessel health and function in patients with type-2 diabetes. This is important, as diabetics are at a higher risk for heart disease, and the improvement seen in this study suggests that walnuts could help reduce overall cardiac risk." <BR> <BR> Read entire article: <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 15:06:04 EST The Truth About Comfort Eating ~ Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48328313 <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/06/the-truth-about-comfort<BR>-eating-part-2.html#more </link> <BR> <BR> If you didn't read part 1 then page down in the threads and read Part 1 1st. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 14:48:49 EST How To Make Wheatgrass Taste Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48327521 Most people do not like wheat grass when they try it. I think it is an acquired taste and only drink it when I do for it's health benefits. I drink it as shots so I like the orange slice idea. <BR> <BR> <link>www.radiancecentral.com/2012/04/12/h<BR>ow-to-make-wheatgrass-taste-better-ep13/ </link> Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:51:26 EST Juicer thread? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48317217 Sorry guys! I KNOW we talked about juicers in the past - which you like and why - but for the life of me, I cannot find the link for it! Can someone point me in the right direction? Thu, 31 May 2012 22:00:55 EST how much greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48315568 I generally use 3 to 4 cups of greens in my smoothies. I do rotate so I am not using the same thing every day. I will use a 6ounce bag of spinach or lettuce that is more about 5 cups. Thu, 31 May 2012 20:05:17 EST Peace and blessings, I'm new http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48314480 Hi, I love to try new and different ways to use my veggies and fruits. Tofu is my artist's canvas a few times a week. I do have help though with a few good books and I just saw some youtube vids that was posted in this group. I'm looking forward to learning more and eventually become a vegan <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 18:49:28 EST Healing Power of Spices http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48313644 " Humans have been using spices on their foods as far back as 50,000 B.C. But, beyond adding flavor, these dried seeds, fruits, root or bark can also add years to your life. <BR> Spices are rich in phytonutrients and other active ingredients that protect against disease and promote healing. In worldwide studies, spices have been linked to the prevention and treatment of chronic conditions such as heart disease, cancer, Type II diabetes, and Alzheimer’s. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs, spices can... Thu, 31 May 2012 17:39:55 EST 7 Foods to naturally cleanse your liver http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48313579 "Our livers work extremely hard everyday to protect us from adverse affects from toxins and often it is easy for our livers to become overworked compromising our health significantly. Here are 7 common foods you can include daily to help cleanse your liver naturally." <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>foodmatters.tv/articles-1/7-foods-to<BR>-naturally-cleanse-your-liver </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 17:35:14 EST "How To Avoid Genetically Engineered Food" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48312576 I got this email form Vegan Health Institute and they sent me this email. they used this special program that is not common it's called "Scribd" I had to register but it was a little tricky but I figured it out. Most don't want to sign up I can email it to you if you want or check to see if you can sign up with them and request it from V.H.I. <BR> <BR> IF you dont want to sign up send me a private message I will email it to you. <BR> I printed it out and it gives you 3 Shoppers Guide Green... Thu, 31 May 2012 16:07:04 EST 3 Raw Food Myths http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48306212 I thought this was an interesting article. It came out a few weeks ago, but definitely worth sharing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/05/3-common-raw-food-myths<BR>-busted.html </link> Thu, 31 May 2012 08:57:15 EST Questions To Ask At The Farmers Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48293278 Saw this on another team I am on and it is a great share: <BR> <link>wholelifestylenutrition.com/recipes/<BR>side-dish/questions-to-ask-at-the-farm<BR>ers-market-a-great-organic-marinated-t<BR>riotomato-salad-recipe/ </link> Wed, 30 May 2012 11:44:10 EST Recipes for raw high calorie high protein dishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48288306 Hi, I'm doing a 21 day detox and this week I am still eating some cooked foods, but next week I am going 100% raw. My problem with going 100% raw is that I always lose too much weight, especially muscle mass. I'm 97 lbs and I'm trying to GAIN weight so this is not a good thing for me! <BR> Although I try to stay 50-60% raw, my raw foods are basically raw vegs, fruits and nuts or green smoothies. I haven't gotten creative enough to make interesting yummy dishes. I need suggestions for somethi... Wed, 30 May 2012 04:36:53 EST Help Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48279077 While I was out on maternity leave, I got back into eating a diet of about 50% raw. I was feeling great and losing about 1lb a week. Once I got back to work, about 5 weeks ago, I started grabbing whatever was convinient. I tried to rationalize with myself: they're whole grain crackers and I'll only eat a few. Here I am bloated and gaining weight back. <BR> Can you point me in a good direction for convinient raw food? Stuff that I could just pick up and go. I have two kids under two an... Tue, 29 May 2012 13:49:32 EST Oxalic Acid and Green Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48272924 This seems to be a popular topic. We have been discussing this in another thread. <BR> <BR> A Common Misunderstanding <BR> <BR> " Dear Friends, in this article I present lots of citations from original research documents. To make your reading a little easier I have highlighted the key words. <BR> About 85% of all kidney stones contain calcium salts, calcium oxalate and/or calcium phosphate. It seems logical to connect calcium oxalate with oxalic acid in some foods, such as spinach, s... Tue, 29 May 2012 06:57:03 EST PMS Success!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48259535 I've only been on this group since Jan but those of you who have supported me on this group since then know that each month I face that TERRIBLE obstacle! <BR> Well this month I actually overcame it! Not only did I not gain weight during PMS but I LOST some!!! Wow! <BR> I still can't believe it. I usually gain 5-6 lbs at this time and then it takes me a whole month to lose it... then BAM!!! It's that time of the month again and I immediately gain back the 5-6 lbs! <BR> Granted, I was not high... Mon, 28 May 2012 08:40:12 EST Hello.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48254732 I've been reading a bit more and more about raw eating/raw foods. <BR> <BR> I love to cook, but I joke that a lot of my cooking is really just chopping, dicing, etc. and then tossing the ingredients together. I also love to garden, which is a challenge in teh middle of an arid desert. <BR> <BR> I recently took a class on feremented foods and am slowly trying to incorporate more of them into my food web. <BR> <BR> I just wante to say hi! <BR> Sun, 27 May 2012 20:54:40 EST Here comes the Raw Food Police http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48250693 So I have to share. It was one of my awake wild dreams...Today I had a "normal" breakfast with my family. I made oatmeal and my DH made coffee for us to take out on the patio and enjoy our gorgeous weather. <BR> <BR> Usually I have lemon water and a green smoothie. But my internal voice started going off about getting off "track". Worrying about not having my green smoothie. About not being raw. Envisioning someone crashing through my gate with a bullhorn yelling, "STOP, this is the raw food... Sun, 27 May 2012 13:55:07 EST Raw Veggie Burger Suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48235588 As cookout season begins I was wondering if anyone has a good recipe for a raw veggie burger. Most of the veggie burger recipes I have seen online are cooked and made with rice and beans. I am not a big tofu person either but will eat it on occasion. I am fairly certain it is not raw but have not looked into it. I figured someone on this team might have a favorite recipe. I am not opposed to a cooked veggie burger recipe if that is all you have. Just something you have tried and loved. Sat, 26 May 2012 08:17:29 EST The Truth About Comfort Eating ~ Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48235367 Isn't it funny how those foods we crave when we feel down, upset or lonely are called "comfort foods", when what they actually do in reality is only add to our discomfort? <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>karenknowler.typepad.com/living_in_t<BR>he_raw/2012/05/the-truth-about-comfort<BR>-eating-part-1.html#more </link> Sat, 26 May 2012 08:02:25 EST How to Pick Ripe Fruit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48235254 Rather lengthy intro before she gets to the main discussion but excellent info for us to know. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTqPlhE25Sg&<BR>feature=youtu.be </link> Sat, 26 May 2012 07:52:38 EST Ice Cream Brrrrger Sandwich http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48229204 I don't know about you but when I became more serious about my way of eating during the time I joined Sparks something just came to me. I started thinking about how everything you eat tends to mimick animals, meat or whatever. <BR> <BR> Whatt I mean by that is I've seen some raw dishes made to look like a turkey - focusing on Thanksgiving day to have the same feel or the holiday. <BR> <BR> Another Item is faux meat tend to made to look like chicken nuggets or drummettes. <BR> <BR> And in... Fri, 25 May 2012 17:15:16 EST Controversial Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48219784 Got this email today from a friend, and was curious what your thoughts are... <BR> <BR> How Green Smoothies Can Devastate Your Health: <BR> <link>http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.c<BR>om/how-green-smoothies-can-devastate-y<BR>our-health/ </link> Thu, 24 May 2012 23:56:00 EST Oh Wow 50% OFF Juicer http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48215558 Most of you guys are aware that there's a summit going on called Health on a Budget. Well the creator of it just sent an email saying they just got word about an amazing deal for an Omega Juicer <link>us2.campaign-archive2.com/?u=e7f3276<BR>001ac8d81ede9e9dab&id=abedd0a7a5&e=831<BR>db2a779 </link> <BR> <BR> Here's the email and I'm ordering mine right now. Woo Hoo <BR> <BR> Sorry for the second email, but I just received word of this amazing deal on Omega Juicers. You can get an Omega... Thu, 24 May 2012 17:30:08 EST Raw/Vegan Nutrition Certificate anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48212650 Got this in an email most of you might be registered, Also if your interested in obtaining an Vegan Nutrition Certificate you can sign up as well for classes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Also, I just wanted to point out a key factor that Yvonne and this Team had been stressing for some time. I'll post it below but you can see it here: <BR> <BR> <link>www.veghealth.com/high-raw-mastery/ </link> <BR> <BR> As a high raw vegan, you’re less likely to have high blood pressure, cholesterol, heart disea... Thu, 24 May 2012 12:52:40 EST Fermented Garlic http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48203612 My DS just brought home a bag of "Black Garlic". On the label it says it is fermented garlic. It is definitely black. It's small and looks like a large dark raisin. It tastes like a cross between garlic and a prune. Yes. On the sweet side. It is still in the bulb and you need to take off one at a time. Interesting... ever heard of it? Wed, 23 May 2012 20:55:23 EST Hello & Looking for Ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48195106 Hi - I just joined the group - I have been about 95% raw since December 2011. I have recently started gaining weight though so I'm looking to mix things up a bit (and still stay raw). Anyone had this change with weight happen while raw? My exercise is pretty consistent and I'm cutting down on quantities of things like raisins and nuts (my serving sizes were too big) but am not seeing the weight drop (or other NSVs) yet. Thanks for your help and ideas! Wed, 23 May 2012 08:49:32 EST Smoke Point for Oils (when not on RAW) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48184522 I know this is not a RAW issue but many still eat cooked foods when they go vegan, or flirt so this info is useful when using oils. <BR> <BR> To find out the Smoke Point for Oils (meaning when it reaches its toxic levels) here: <BR> <link>www.veghealth.com/nutrition-tables/S<BR>moke-Points-of-Oils-table.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> Got this in an email. Tue, 22 May 2012 15:11:04 EST New here http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48165391 Hey, everyone! I am new here to the Raw Foodies and am going to be jumping right into eating raw 100%. I've found out that I can't ease into it because I tend to go backwards more than I go forwards :( <BR> <BR> I am hoping to find lots of support along the way. <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 100% Raw <BR> 1000-1200 calories a day <BR> 10-15% fat <BR> Sodium only from the food gives <BR> 2hr walking a day <BR> <BR> According to rawfoodbootcamp this should help me lose 100 lbs in 7 months or ... Mon, 21 May 2012 10:34:32 EST Update re Raw http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48163244 Hello, friends! The last couple weeks I've been really busy so I haven't checked in in awhile. I've been thoroughly enjoying my little break before the next semester... and trying to enjoy my girls (who will be in Ohio for the summer). <BR> I've been consistently only about 50-70% raw in the last couple weeks, but I've been eating significantly less than usual, so it would likely be more around 80-90% raw if I were actually eating as often as I usually do. I haven't been drinking my green smo... Mon, 21 May 2012 08:26:31 EST Free online Health on a Budget Summit http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48127657 If you haven't signed up for this yet, the Health on a Budget starts tomorrow. It runs May 19th thru May 25th. <BR> <BR> It is a free online summit teaching you how to be healthy in an affordable way. Sign up below: <BR> <link>www.healthonabudgetsummit.com/regist<BR>ration-options/ </link> Fri, 18 May 2012 13:30:54 EST Hi!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x5031x48119037 I'm new to the site and to raw food, I'm having some trouble transitioning to raw and was wondering if anyone could share their experiences? Did you make a structured meal plan for the week and how did your spouse react to the idea? ( I'm not forcing him but he seems to like the idea but doesn't want to change his diet) Any tips would be greatly appreciated. Thu, 17 May 2012 22:32:54 EST Raw vegan food cookbooks using dehydrator http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48098654 I am wondering if anyone can provide me with recommendations on a raw vegan food cookbook using the excauliber dehydrator that I can purchase, any suggestions? <BR> -thanks Wed, 16 May 2012 16:05:36 EST Live Webinar with Victoria Boutenko http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x5031x48090515 Main topic is "Why are greens are so nutritious?” <BR> <BR> <link>www.rawfamily.com/films?tubepress_vi<BR>deo=AigOtRzNneI&tubepress_page=1 </link> Wed, 16 May 2012 07:38:19 EST