Friday, 15 June 2007

Eclectic Emissions...

Today I met an apparently popular mammal here in Canada…Wiarton Willie…seems this groundhog is given the responsibility of declaring how long winter is going to last, on the 2nd of February each year…or something to that nature…the details of Groundhog Day are a bit hazy for me, but it was fun to meet a 7 foot totem of a groundhog anyway ;) Mmmmmmm, summer sun here in Ontario is BEAUTIFUL…loving exploring nature by the serene lakes…and last night we made a campfire on the shores of Lake Huron to honour the New Moon in Gemini, sending our intentions and desires dancing into the flames…

On June the 14th I had:

1.5 litres water
½ bag of grapes
handful of soaked/sprouted/dehydrated seeds and nuts, spinach, nori, 2 bananas
1 litre water
box of strawberries
¼ large watermelon
500ml water
500ml green juice
kale salad with avo, olives, dulse, lime, cumin, young garlic, nori and tomatoes
500ml spice tea
1 litre water

I recently re-read Raw Spirit and there was one paragraph I felt really inspired to share here, from the interview with long-term raw foodist Dr Fred Bisci (over 40 years raw)…

Why is it bad to go back and forth from a Raw Food Diet to a cooked food diet?

That can be a disaster because it takes time for a body to accommodate what you are putting into your system. It takes the average person a lifetime to gradually introduce some of the negative things in their dietary lifestyle. For example, if a person were to take a tablespoon of arsenic all at once it would probably kill them. Let’s say they took one drop every third day and gradually every week increased it. In the matter of a year or two, they could probably take 2 or 3 tablespoons and it might not affect them. It is the same with your diet. Ever since you were young, you have gradually continued eating and living a lifestyle that is not conducive to a healthy physiology. Let’s say all of a sudden you clean your body up, which on a very clean diet would only take a matter of months or a year. Then one day you have a weak moment and binge with foods that previously took you a lifetime to work up to. Your body won’t be able to tolerate it because you did not give it enough time to accommodate what you are doing. The impact could be 100 times more disastrous then if you had gone back gradually.

This is definitely smthg people seem to often get confused about…adopting a raw food lifestyle is really like being on a life-long cleanse…so swinging back and forth between very high/totally raw and cooked can therefore be very hard on the body…I personally cannot imagine eating cooked/processed foods anymore…owwwwwww…it would feel like SUCH hard work to digest and those things are so far outside my framework of what qualifies as edible now…

On June the 15th I had

1 litre water
3 peaches
nori wrap filled with leftover kale salad
½ bag green grapes
big green salad with avo, fresh chives, cumin, nori flakes, LOVE
1 litre water
500ml celery/cucumber/apple/fennel/ginger juice
¼ large watermelon
3tbsps hemp seed with 3 tbsps bee pollen
1.5 litres water

A cool tip from one reader – Andrew:

"Just enter your zip code in the site below, and it tells you which gas stations have the cheapest prices (and the highest) on gas in your zip code area. It's updated every evening."

…seems likely to be a useful thing to know for many people – enjoy ;) and if you perchance feel inspired to switch over to bio-diesel instead, here is a cool little Google Video of David Rain talking about how his truck is powered by veggie oil and he hasn't paid for fuel for about 4 years ;)

One love,
Angela. xxx

1 comment:

  1. Very interesting and informative blog! Especially the information about watermelon and the I Will Survive Raw Video!

    You are very inspiring to us new/current raw foodists, so keep up the blogging!