Helloooo Raw Christians....
Beany, I’ll be praying for you and the struggle that you’re dealing with. We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us.
Mike4973-That method sounds fabulous! Does the juice taste just as delish? I’m going to give this a whirl. Now that I’m off my fast I’m going to be doing alot more juice and since I have hundreds of apples, peaches and pears(my family members have orchards) I’ve got plenty of fuel.
Troublejustabubble: I just wanted to say that I am proud of you! What a wonderful way to get intune with God. After reading the last couple of pages, it looks like you really perservered. Way to go!!!
Beany, I will be praying for strength and peace for you as you fast!
Thank you for your prayers. I am finally eating a bit. Got rid of 8 lbs. and had some detox symptoms. Funny how one can eat raw for years and still need detoxing off and on. Probably what we breath in. Wouldn’t it be nice if we had Garden Of Eden air?
gomindy21-thank you! It was rough for the first three days and nights but sooooo worth it in the end.
Beany-awesome!!!! I think I want to lose 8 pounds. I know all I have to do is commit to eating specific things and it will happen. ha. There are so many levels of health it’s insane.
Hey I just thought I’d share with you my most recent accomplishment…..I stopped drinking coffee!!!!
It was my guilty pleasure because I haven’t been able to drink it for so long due to acid reflux and when I went raw my acid went away so I indulged myself. Well I decided it was becoming a vice and I’m really trying to hone my life into 100%(I’m about 90-95% no) raw. It wasn’t hard at all and now I”m closer to my goal.
Oh, congratulations Troublesjustabubble:)!!! Coffee was my innocent little vice as well, until I realized that I couldn’t stop lol!!! That is great! It’s refreshing to see a group of people so very supportive and connected to their chosen god.
Hot water is almost as good as coffee:) haha, who am I kidding?
tjb, interesting that you mention raw eating helping with acid reflex. I had been taking acid pills and enzymes for digestion.I was told when we age our digestion gets old too. lolrof.
Two pill bottles, no more. Cool about your coffee removal. As with raw foods, you will find drinks that are more flavorful than coffee.
The Joy of the Lord is our Strength!!!
Thanks for the encouragement beany!
I do like other drinks far better but coffee was fun and made me hyper energetic. haha. I think I have plenty of energy without it though.
Hello, add another to the page! I am new to raw, currently about 75% raw, likely will stay that way. My desire is to eat better, be more healthy and enjoy life more. I feel going fully raw will rob me of precious fellowship and just the enjoyment I get from my favorite cooked meals. I have seen some positive results already and have only been doing this about three weeks (slowly introducing stuff a couple weeks before that though). It has been good and I look forward to meeting more raw foodies and enjoying new foods.
Welcome to the Raw family Caleb! I have an uncle named Caleb!
People like you all are people that I would like to join me on my myspace website, because I have a lot of friends and family that need to hear the positive aspects of eating raw foods and how God uses nutrition as yet another way to heal our bodies. In fact, it’s programmed into our miraculous self-healing, ferfully and wonderfully made bodies. I am in no way trying to divert all the attenton to myself, or away from gone raw. On the contry, I tell people about this site all the time…if they’ll listen. But gone raw is a site where people come who are SEEKING better health. I am trying to LEAD people to greener pastures who might be curious but don’t know how to get started and myspace is a good tool that I use to do so. So, if you have a myspace account already, or would like to open one, I’d love to be myspace friends. Here’s my site:
Thanks Kendra. I ditched MySpace a long time ago. It was to much of a time waste for me, plus all my friends were on Facebook. I didn’t need two social networks to keep up with people :)
I will check out the page though when I’m not on a work computer that blocks half the internet.
On a side note some of the benefits I have seen is some of the fibroid tumors I have are getting smaller, I swear some have even dissapeared. I could be imagining this, but time will tell. Detox has sucked though, even though I am only 75% raw I can really fell the detox side effects.
That’s exciting about your fibroid tumors shrinking! Some things are just worth the detox. For me it was not always having a headache and finally my digestive system working. I did do a water fast recently that REALLY took it out of me. The detox was intense but when it was over I felt amazing.
How long did you do the water fast for? How much water are you supposed to drink doing that?
I did it for six days. I drank tons and tons of water. I don’t know if there is a certain amount you’re supposed to do.
The third night was the one that kicked me hard but after it I felt amazing and I smelled amazing too. That was nice.
It was a spiritual fast and that was really fulfilling too
did you supplement with salt with the water fast? If you go into hyponatremia (sp?), you could die…
I doubt in six days that would happen. I didn’t supplement with anything. I only consumed water.
I know of several people who do 40 day water fasts and don’t have problems with that.
hmmm… well, i’d still be careful. I am a distance runner, and over consumption of water can deplete your body of salt pretty quickly… but this is obvioulsy amplified by large amounts of sweating, so maybe it is diffrerent.
When runners die, hyponatremia is often the cause, and it’s scray because the symptoms are the same as those of dehydration! I remember years ago when kids heard that they had to drink tons of water if taking extacy… so many of them did, while dancing for hours and sweating… the fatalities were from OVER consumption of water, not from the drug.
If anything, I’d supplement with coconut water…
troubles… longest fast I have done has been three days. I couldn’t imagine doing six. I did “cheat” a bit one mine though and allow coffee. But since I am drinking a lot less of that now I may be able to do that. I think I would need to wait a while though, in the start of this diet I wasn’t consuming enough calories. I need to make sure I am doing that for a while before I try it. I need a good spiritual fast anyway, it has been too long.
Yeah, I’d never done a spiritual fast and had been convicted for a long time and so I finally made the commitment and it was really amazing. It was rough and pretty hard but really worth it
Kendra, I don’t know if you say my recent testimony on H.A.. So I will give a short of it here. Last year I started spotting. I was 65 at the time so you understand my concern. I did not go to a Doc. but took the problem to the Lord and then started reading up on the subject. I took the worse it could be and worked from there. I had also been about 85-95% raw for about 3 years, but I did have a high intake of sweets. I started drinking high amounts of carrot juice and went 99% raw, cutting way back on sweets and detoxing about once a month. I also added other supplements which would help. It has been 7 months sense the last spotting. So about two weeks ago I stopped the rigorous get well plan, now I am working on other things. When they are gone I will put the testimony on here and H.A.. Oh yes, I am staying 99% raw and staying low on the sweets, and thanking God for my healing!
Caleb, When I went off my year diet I went on a veggie juice fast, I always take a powder with herbs,flax and physillum to quickly get rid of the toxins. This I took daily while on the juice fast. I don’t count days, just start and stop when led to.
I am Christian too!
Beany-wow, that sounds pretty intense. I hope some day I can be that focused.
When you figure Satan is trying to knock you out you can get real focused, and determined. He doesn’t want the children of God messing up “his” focus of destruction. Getting active in Gods plan for your life, can get interesting.
cpagosa-didn’t want to encourage that other thread so I thought I’d say thanks here on our one:) I was a discouraged by the attitude of the Palin haters so thanks you for standing up for me
Troublesjustabubble:)-Thank YOU! That was a brave thing to post over there! You are wise beyond your years! It is so hard to see so many people who just can’t see the reality of how things are (like when they say that a baby is a potential person( They are in my prayers! Oh, also Thank YOU for defending Beany!!
I told myself when I clicked on the thread that I wouldn’t get involved but sheesh, I just couldn’t let some of that stuff go. I’m glad to see there are people who agree with me.
trouble- I know what you mean. (there are oh so many who agree with you! Thank God for that!)
thanks:) I’m praying for God’s will to be done and that I’ll be able to accept whatever it is. If it’s something I’m dreading then I know there’s a purpose.
I am glad someone else spoke up for Gods child and children. One never knows what influence our words may have especially backed by the Holy Spirit. I know one thing, it is all for good. We love all people, just dont have to agree with some ideas.