Helloooo Raw Christians....
Tell me about digestive problems eating junk food.
I have just come back from visiting four groups of our family. A round trip from Norfolk, in east anglia, down to Southampton, the next day up to Chepstow in Wales and then across country back home. Over 600 miles, all in two days ! ! !??? (other commitments on Monday, so no time to stay longer). They were kind and loving but provided all the foods they thought were vegetarian. Because they worked and cooked with love for us, I ate it, but I had constipation and then a lot of acid. Then, because I didn’t want to be caught short on the long journey, I forced the stools out, got haemaroids and acid round there and it bled. So frightening. I assume it was all the sitting down caused pressure on them. Anyway, because they did all the junk type cooked food with love, I had to eat it. But I feel sure that if I didn’t, then perhaps Jesus wouldn’t have approved of me for going against their love.
bluebells- sorry to hear about your misery! I think that God would rather that you live in health! Maybe next time thank them and run to the grocery store for raw produce. Then make some yummy salads and share in a way to match the way they were willing to provide for what they thought were your needs. Maybe you will influence some one positively so that they can be healthier also. God is a God of freedom,truth and love.
Yes, next time, I will bring my salads and make a raw lemon pie. It tastes so good they won’t realise it’s not cooked.
It’s been to long since I’ve been on this thread! Beany and slcogliano-I’m so flattered that you thought I was a Christian from my picture! That’s uplifting. haha. Yes that is me and my husband.
on with the wheat-I generally avoid it since it seemed to be something that messed with my digestive system but since I’ve been raw and sprouting wheat it hasn’t given me any trouble(crossing my fingers). I’ve got a batch of sprouted grain “bread” dehydrating right now!. ha
Hey everybody! Michael here. It’s so good to see so many people committed to spiritual AND physical health! isn’t it easier to have both when you have one, eh? People at my church can be so resistent to knowing that ALL of us can become whole and healed.
Many blessings to everybody here! :-)
tjab – I thought the same thing from your pic :)
Mike4973 & bluebells – Hi :)
haha now I’m beginning to think I just look goodie goodie!
Mike, I have been recently talking to the people at my church and they are mostly receptive and very interested. It has become my most effective outreach and I feel so blessed to be able to let God work through me in this way.
tjab – nope, just sparkling & happy. :)
aww, thanks angie:)
People at my church just think that I am cracked (really though I am just juiced) HA HA. I donâ€™t even try to talk to people about things they cannot accept and that is OK. I feel that if my family cannot even accept it very few other people are going to anyway. I feel I am on the right track because of the way we were formed to flourish in the Garden but I do not know anyone that agrees with me. I believe that there had to be what I call a â€œsecond creationâ€ after the fall and this is evident to me by how some animals were made into carnivores and everything was made to be sustainable and survive even with the curse of death. Studying nature just gives me a more awesome reverence for God. Our teeth, unlike the carnivores did not change so I think that our diet should mimic chimpanzees. They only eat a small amount of insects, certain times of the year and do fine if they donâ€™t. If things get too harsh they will, on occasion eat small animals but this is a response to lack in the environment. Our DNA is over 97% equal to chimps and though I donâ€™t believe I evolved from one I do take that fact into consideration. Being that I have a farmers market to go to and a wonderful local supermarket that carries good organics I do not have to resort to such behavior as killing small animals (at least they eat them raw). These kinds of things going around in my head are just too much for all the people I know to even venture thinking about so I am basically alone on this ride. Oh well, praise God for leading me to the way of health.
I’m sad for you rosehebrew! What part of the country do you live in? Is the culture very set in its ways? I’m in the mid-mid-west(missouri) and I feel that at a large number of people are at least extremely interested in raw living and many have decided to make the commitment. It must be very hard doing this on your own. I’ll be praying for you!
rosehebrew – I agree! Thanks for sharing your thoughts. :)
I’m grateful to be in an area where there are quite a few people interested in raw – there are enough of us that the health food stores stock lots of raw products & order in new things when we request them. :)
I live in far northern central California. It is pretty isolated, a small town up in the foothills by Chico. The health food co-op in Chico does stock a few raw items and there is a fantastic raw restaurant in Chico, also where I live one of the grocery stores carry a good selection of organic produce so I am blessed in those ways. I was mainly referring to my Christian friends. They not only will they not even talk to me about it they are down right hostile. For some reason they are convinced that after the fall of man anything goes and is Ok (whatever tastes good and is cheap). It really weirds me out because canâ€™t they see that even with prayer people around them are dropping like flies? Sometimes I feel like I donâ€™t even live in the same Universe as they do but I still love them a lot. Just one lady in my church that is over 70 sort of gets it because her mother was into natural hygiene so she at least gets the concept on a shallow level. Donâ€™t get me wrong though, I am not out to change them but it would just be nice to have some like-minded friends to share this particular journey with.
rosehebrew-Thank you for sharing your journey with US, here at gone raw! :) I feel much the same way that you do. People go up to be prayed for, and we see some miriacles, but when God does not heal then people just accept it. It is good for our faith to go through things and get stronger, but some of those people could make some small changes and be better off than they are now! But yea, they want to just think “anything goes” and if every one is doing it, then why should they change!
tjb:)- thanks for sharing your beautiful picture with us. When I get to be 1/16 the beauty you are I MAY post my pic! So far I have a TON of weight to loose, and am only 25 lbs. in.
In the midst of battling a severe case candida for the past couple of years or more, I found raw foodism which, in conjunction with coconut oil, has helped to alleviate my symptoms somewhat. I am far from 100% raw because I am still addicted to some cooked food (including McDonalds! blech! what’s wrong with me?!). I asked God to help in Yah’Shuah’s name and since then was led to much research starting with watching episodes of “You Are What yOU Eat” on the BBCA and then going on to reading various Candida-oriented books and books written by Kevin Trudeau and even joining the “natural cures” website for a time in my quest to overcome Candida. I have found the Candida-control diets to be far too limiting because I am a sweets-o-holic. I figured that not eating fruit seems retarded and then I found out about raw foodists and their practices. At the very least, I have learned to include far more fruits and vegetables (duh!) in my diet (usually raw) over time and that has helped me to feel better but I still have a long way to go and I can’t afford to get a vita-mix, excalibur or nut milk bags and such plus the raw diet itself is pricey on the foods so this is difficult for me. Organic is preferred but just so dang expensive. Pray for me that I can get what I need! I am a homemaker (I hate to even say it)with two beautiful children (they really are!) at ages of 5 years old (girl) and 10 months old (boy). I need all of the prayer and strength I get from fellow followers of Christ to both overcome illness and financial distresses, hopefully growing more and more not only in health but also spiritually in the process. God bless! :-)
Lycela! I’m praying for you right now. I understand financial stress and praise the Lord I’m doing well now(still can’t afford a dehydrator and all that jazz but I make due with what I have)but I know that God always takes care of His children and He’s watching over you. I have faith in that. I also can relate with health issues. I’ve had my share and I know they’re stressful. I’m so glad I get the opportunity to pray for you. Don’t lose hope!
Lyceia, I in no way can judge your situation but when I first went raw it was very hard as I had many people scorn me and did not want to even get my food. I knew in my heart that the Lord had led me in that direction so I pressed foreward and He helped me on the path. It was not always to perfect. At first I did a little cooked beans everyday until I learned I did not need it then I ate some cooked rice once a week and now I do not do that. All that did not come overnight, I learned a lot along the way and as I did I incorporated more organics into my diet to now it is almost 100 percent organic, but there had to be a reason. I had to learn why it was so important and it was not just because of the pesticides. After 5 months I finally got a good dehydrator and last week I ordered a discounted blend-teck. Nobody would think twice about making sure someone had a stove to cook on but some thought that I was just being extravagant. All these things were hard issues but I grew in them and that is OK. I too have been a homemaker and have raised 3 children and I will never regret my decision to stay home and take care of my children so, hold your head up high. I had some major health issues that are now healed (of course they were â€œincurableâ€) and I also had candida but not now and I do eat fruit. I donâ€™t even think that it is that we â€œhaveâ€ anything in that way it is just a result of a body not in the right ph balance because of cooked foods and not enough quality raw nutrients to make healthy cells. Yeasts and bacteria feed off of dead and dying tissue in an acid environment. Once I got a true understanding of what a right diet was and how it could and would make me well, McDonalds has no power over me. I donâ€™t even look at anything there or even most things in the grocery store as food for humans or any other living thing. I think the best book you could get for some real understanding and motivation is Green for Life and 12 Steps to Raw Food by Victoria Boutenko. They are not very expensive, maybe just one family meal at McDonalds. Also I would like to add to pay for my veggie habit I have cut a lot of less important things from my life and that has been a very positive thing. I pray that you will continue down the right path.
Hello everyone. Greetings and blessings to you all.
I am new to the goneraw family and looking to connect with other christians who support caring for the temple.
Regarding others’ attitudes, I had a conversation with someone once who told me I just don’t have enough faith when I pray over my food, or I would be able to eat what everyone else eats and be fine. I told him that faith involves asking God for help and following directions.
Lycela – I had to eat as much raw food as I could afford, and I am eating more of it now, but it has been three years and I still don’t buy all organic – hardly any, actually. I use a lot of cheap grains & I buy things in bulk now to save money – that’s the only reason I can afford to eat the way I do. I also have a garden, which makes a big difference. I used to end up making some really weird foods because I would find myself with three ingredients and five days left before I would have money to go shopping again. I get good deals on a lot of stuff now buying in bulk from Azure Standard – www.azurestandard.com – but even before I found them, I started by just sucking it up and buying the biggest size of one item that I used regularly. That saved me $18 over buying the equivalent amount in smaller containers. Then, a month or two later, I bought a big size of something else. It was really hard to spend that much at a time, at first, but God really helped me, and now I have lots of spices, & seeds for sprouting, and a garden, and money to buy fresh produce today. Things will get better. :)
I don’t have any tools and eat completely basic foods like whole fruits, and leafy, green salads. I’m perfectly content with that and the occasional sprouted grain. It is cheaper for me now that I switched because I’m not buying meat and dairy(which can get pricey). I’d take that route if I need to conserve money. So that’s an idea.
Hey, change of subject I know but I’m considering a water fast for spiritual renewal and reconnection. I’ve known for a while that I need to do it but just haven’t committed to it. I’m inspired by this thread and have decided to do it for real. I’m scared though! I’m going to start on Monday. Six days is my goal. I have never done a water fast before and I’m not sure how to go about it. Any tips?
tjb:)-Watch out for the mind games on days 2-4. You have to realize that a fast is going to be good for you, but everyone including yourself will have a reason for breaking it. The hunger is not the worse, it is the inner whine! I have found that just a bit of lemon in my water a couple of time per day can help me dispell my inner whine.
Since it is for spiritual reasons stay as much in prayer and in the Word as much as possible. I get a pile of Christian magazines that I didn’t have time to read.
You may also throw yourself into high detox. Which may be fun. If I see or feel that happening, I take a natural pill to get rid of the toxins in a hurry. Just my thought on that.
Hey everybody! I just wanted to chime in and say hi to everyone! Great discussion going on. Have the best day ever! :-)
If any of you have a moment, I am deciding that I want to compile some of the best resources ever for raw christians or people who really want to find healing in their bodies AND their souls, so that by “feeling good” they can also “feel God”, if you know what I mean! :-) If you have a sec, check out my short research site http://www.RawChristianTips.com where I’m asking people on this path to share with me any questions or challenges they have, so I can get some of the great Raw Christian experts in the world to find answers for all of us!
Best day ever to all of you!
Thanks everyone for the tips. I’ve been convicted for several months to fast and it has been affecting my walk with God alot lately. When I pray now it’s like the elephant in the room. The more I think about it the more excited I am to be in His will. I know I’m obeying now and I’m feeling peace already.
mike4973-Good luck on that book!
Tjb:)-I am going to be praying for you!
I will be going on a liquid fast Sept. 1 for 7 days. I need a kick in the rear to get me going on a 1 year get rid of fat diet. Think this should do it. I keep asking God to help and I turn around and eat the fattening raw foods. Like, I am to much of a yo-yo dieter, to not know what makes me fat.
By the way, in case any one is upset by the radiation on the food, remember. God orders our steps. He feeds and cloths the birds, how much more for us.
Have a nice week-end.
Good luck beany, I’m on my first day of water fast. Mistake-stayed up waaaay to late last night and I’m ridiculously tired. ha.
I’m hoping I’ll be able to get through the work day alright:)
tjab – I wish you the best!
Mike – Great idea :) I DO know what you mean about feeling good=feeling God ;)
beany – Thanks for the reminder! I really keep going back to that – God knows what I need, and He will continue to provide it as He always has, especially since He knows I want to be healthy so I can serve Him.