Helloooo Raw Christians....
Didn't read all the comments, but just thought I'd jump in and say HELLO! I am Mormon (YES, we ARE Christian). Just thought I'd wave to everyone :) One of the biggest reasons that I have been able to be open minded about going raw vegan is because of the Word of Wisdom and what our scriptures tell us.
Hello again everyone :) I used to post in this thread a while back. I was wondering if anyone could reccomend some inspiring passages or paslms to read. Lately I have been feeling very stressed (college applications!) and the changing of seasons is getting my down. Thanks!
Welcome T-elos. Nice to meet you. Mikfizzle, a couple things I read when I need to be reinvisioned or redirected;) is the book of Esther, or anything about Daniel and his stay in the palace of the pagan king, or even Ezekiel. Eshters purpose for eating raw was two fold, A) to conform to her Jewish ways of honoring God in a pagan palace, & B) to prepare her body for the king. Daniel, the same as Esther's first. What I love about Ezekiel is that God told him specifically what he should be eating, how much, and for how long.
May God's goodness and Love envelope you as you are pressing through the application process. Stressful yes, but exciting in the end I'm sure;)
I'm a Christian and I've been raw for over three years. Glad to know you're all here!
Hey there Raw Grannie!
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Hey all! I am pleased to report that my insomnia's been significantly reduced since I took out a lot of processed food and sugar in my diet and starting eating more raw. I try to eat all meals raw except for the one cooked meal a day. Yay for raw! And glory to God who is our ultimate healer! I'm currently reading up on detox and researching which kind I will do first. Blessings to all!
This thread's been dead for a while, but I just thought I'd pop in and add myself to the list of raw Christians.
Romans 14 is my motto.
I am not yet raw, but I am slowly making steps in the directions. My husband and I hope to raw by next New Year. I just had a sweet baby boy in May, and we want to raise him to love the Lord, and take care of the temple he was blessed with. We want to be raw within the next year because we know that our son is going to have tons of energy eating raw, and we want to be able to keep up, and enjoy life with him. I just started a blog a few weeks ago, and I talk about natural parenting practices, raw food, breastfeeding, and will soon be talking about my Christian walk. Check it out if you any of you are interested in any of those things.
By the way, I love this thread, very helpful and encouraging. You don't come across many believers these days who care about what they put into their bodies, but it's nice to see that there are some!
southernlover: Interesting website... and Elimination Communication post.
hi gang. is there a way to send private messages? I want to contact jesusfreak to ask some questions about PCOS. ty!
I am a Christian and just now starting a raw diet....... are you still here...
hey yea same here. i have not physically met any christians yet who are raw vegan or just vegan. With diet and nutrition being such a huge part of my husband and I's life, it is not the easiest thing to find people with similar interests. i am sure you all face the same issue.
Nice to see this topic post.
Hi, I'm a christian too. Was raw for a while and then went away from it. I know it was God's leading me to raw. Don't be afraid that people with other religious beliefs are raw. It just means that they are eating the way people were intended to eat in the beginning. Perhaps you should go to www.hacres.com. It is a christian website that advocates a raw diet, although they deal with 85%raw and 15% cooked, you can always make that choice to go 100%. I'm going to start back by the 85/15 route and try to transition as God leads me through it all. It's hard though...my christian and non christian friends make fun of it. Hallelujah acres offers some support groups of other christian people that might be helpful.
I am a Christian in the d.c. area also. I am coming off of cancer treatments and have been healed by God's grace. I am looking into alternative routes to extending my life, and tamoxifen does not seem to be the way I need to go. I have been eating organic for over 6 years and have tried the raw diet for one week, but didn't know any good recipes or own a dehydrator. I'm hoping to change that soon. I have found raw food world t.v. on youtube and looking at the recipes. I am a little discouraged at how the spiritualism, the master of the universe type language has settled in with a lot of the people who eat more naturally. I know this is dreaming, but I would love a community to go to where people thought like me about Jesus, food and healthcare. We are responsible for our own health, and it is ultimately in God's hands.
praiznhim - Dr. Ted Watkins, MD and Dr. Sharps are in the area (sorta). Dr. Watkins has a cleansing program... It think it's called Eden's Gold cleansing... and he's founder of The Eden Connection. Dr. Sharps does the dried blood/saliva test. I know about 5 people from my church who have gone to them for alternative healing/treatment. All 5 people are Christians who either became vegan, are vegan or are recent raw foodists. Both doctors are Christian too.
There is also a Christian nutritionist in Maryland. I have to find her info, but she was a raw foodists for 7 years... she does high raw, right now.
Thank you for the info, i have been going to a center called Natural Horizons Wellness Center in Fairfax, VA. This is closer to where I live then the other listed places. I like to think I have enough knowledge on my own to do a successful cleanse. My mom was a phd in nutrition and i have been a researcher the entire two years I've been sick. I recently transferred to the Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Philadelphia, where my cancer then went into remission after 4 full months of treatment. I am ready to be done with my chemo, which has been fractionated. I am interested in learning about local schooling to get a masters in, but am not aware of all the health schools in the area.
Oh yeah, I forgot about that one too. I don't know anyone that has been there.
Glad to hear you have good resources.
What did you want to get a Masters in?
praiznhim!!! Praise God for your miraculous healing. I'm so excited for you. His grace is sufficient;) I too would like to see the people of God take back the healing arts as a whole. Amen. Have a wonderful week.
Hey girl, so sorry, I don't know if we can do private messages w/out divulging email addresses, which I can't. How are things going though??? I'm still plugging away. I wavered a little over the last week or so, but diving back into raw foods again. The most amazing thing is that when I eat raw living foods the pain in my body disapates. When I eat any meats, dairy, coffee... it's back w/ a vegence. I've read that women with pcos have a chronic state of inflamation going on due to lots of different reasons. I can only conclude that the living enzymes and nutrition in living food is healing this chronic inflamation. One good site I've visted to stay motivated was askcassy.com .... or something similar to that. She's cured/ controled her pcos w/ raw foods and activity. Hope that is helpful. PS, I don't mind being somewhat transparent regarding pcos. It's such a struggle. I'm not sure if I know how to start a new thread, but I'll try. I'll title it "raw pcos help". Between now and then, remember, you are a daughter of the most high king, Jesus and He is crazy in love with you. He counts your tears in the palm of His hand and knows the desires of your heart. Trust Him, He's a good God;) Love and Blessings, -Jesusfreak
hello and blessings from Europe, from Croatia, from Medjugorje! i love Jesus, and i am a religous teacher...and i am a raw for a year....blessings from Shrine of Our Lady of Peace from Medjugorje! i am a really Jesus freak...and Mary s too...blessings!
Hi ancica. So as a Jesus Freak, tell me about your journey to raw foods? Is this a Nazarite Vow or something like that??? May the Lord bless your path as you delight in Him;)
for beging sorry for my bad english; in 1997 i started to fast on bread and water for monday, wednesday and friday couse i started to live messages from Our Lady of Peace from Medjugorje....and that was the beging...in 2002 i was preparing myself for big fast on bread and water of 40 days for Holly lent....step by step my body was cleaning...and i was listening what was going on inside me...and i just listen my inner person....raw food is a pure food....my inner person told me so...my soul told me so.. and i just listen.....:)
sorry for my bad english.....
I am a raw protestant Christian too that wants to live her life glorifying Christ with everything I do and say, and that includes taking good care of my body! Jesus Christ is the center of my life and I love learning about raw food, but it'll never take His place in my heart.
Yes, while we're always "setting ourselves apart" unto the Lord, it's such a special season when you lay all your physical desires down... especially eating unto Him;) It's in those times when faith is built, getting to the end of ourselves and rely on His strength.May He fully bless your fast and your journey with Him and in Him.
Hey ladies, it's been oodles of time. Thought I'd check in....am still dealing with a lot of health issues, but have it more narrowed down. I have Severe Adrenal Fatigue. and I think it could be Addisons, but will have to go find a new Dr and do tests, and that's like pulling teeth when you feel like crud. Am toying with going back to raw, but I became so addicted to all the desserts, and lost too much wieght last time. The book I am reading says we don't do well as vegans, so shall see how I do on the protocol I am on. But I just know I am loosing my taste for meat again. Hope all is well with all of you ;).
Hello BreakingFree, your post to Christians got me to join this site! But it's a great site too, give honour where it's due.
Thanks for being so free and putting things in perspective regarding eating and being Christian. I'm born-again Christian from Cape Town. Love being raw and love Jesus, but it took me some sorting to be able to find acceptance and peace in being raw vegan in Christianity. Just a paradigm blockage that's lifted. I praise God for the best food ever, the most colourful, creative, stimulating to the senses and nourishing to the body.
Praise builds up in my heart when I see the glowing natural beauty that God put in us as it comes out of us again when we eat His food.
Are you doing well? Still enjoying raw eating? What does it mean to you?
You still doing well on raw? see you posted in Feb. I joined few days ago, round 12 June 2010? I'm also Christian, passionate about Jesus.
Where you from (country)? Me, South Africa. What made you decide to go raw? Tell me about benefits you've experienced thus far!
My eczema flared up again, so I decided to go high raw again. (I slipped and fell back into cooked foods a few months after being high raw).
I so do notice that I have trouble getting up early in the morning if I eat cooked (especially fried foods) the night before.
I joined an eczema forum too and one of the forum mods says to avoid all nightshade plants. It will be kinda hard for me to say goodbye to tomatoes, though! I will try!
Hi to all the newbies!