I'm a student at Northwestern University doing research about online communities. I'd like to focus on this particular website because raw food interests me. I am looking for users who would be willing to be interviewed by phone about why he/she uses this site and how it helps him/her maintain the raw food diet. I promise that your commentary will not be published. Please e-mail me at SamanthaCaiola2014@u.northwestern.edu if you are interested. it would be a n enormous help.
while I'm not new to Gone Raw, and all of you have helped so much with your advice and wonderful recipes, I have never really posted about myself and when I needed advice so many of you had already experienced the what I was going through. But now I need your support and love. My mother was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and while it is only stage one and very manageable, it has definitely has the family shook up and has taken a toll on all of us emotionally. I am actually calling it a blessing in disguise because now my mom is taking all the health advice I have for years given her and my dad without any success. Even my father now has caught on and is trying out raw foods, making better food combining choices, finally acknowledging that diet does play a major role in health.
It's been hard for me to watch my parents declining health, especially while studying holistic health and Traditional Chinese Medicine in college and later going to the Living Light Institute to become a raw food educator. Every year it seemed that a symptom was added to the list. For my mom, cancer is just the symptom that I think finally gets people's attention, but she's suffered from chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, kidney stones, heart problems, and menstrual problems for years. My dad just had surgery for hernia, has Diverticulitis, and a family history of stomach cancer. Needless to say, I've been scared and gently trying to encourage them to see things a little differently. It is a huge change and like they say you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. So...I've been trying to make it fun, create delicious meals, and let them come around to all this on their own.
Through all of this I am trying to stay on track myself. It was my own health problems that lead me to raw foods to begin with. The business I was in the process of creating is on hold for a little bit while I'm home taking care of my first client (mom), and it's been stressful...so, I'm blogging about it. I would love your feedback, love, support, advice, comments, etc. during this process.
So please check out my blog-
and get ready for twopathslivingwhole.com coming soon.
Thank you and all the best,
Got a sinus infection which I then sealed shut with pot.
Any experience with this, and how to drain? Tried everything. Neti, steam, etc.
I am a Crohn's patient. Also, a good place to blog? Can I take garlic w/probiotics?
Sorry, name is James.
I am new with Raw but have much experience.
i am not completely raw (i don't know if i want to be), but i have been vegan for 15 years and i have been eating roughly 75% raw for the past two months. i have been feeling GREAT! i'm excited to be here to share recipes, information, and experiences.
So hap:)py to be here! I've been on the raw food diet for 5 weeks. And it is kind of like being on a desert island. I feel great, talk about raw, and nobody cares! I feel like I found something valuable that people around me think is crazy.
Anywho, u guys understand, thankfully!
I had chronic fatigue since september, with a saliva PH of 4.5! After making changes, and eventually going raw, I'm now up to 6.6.
Not only did I lose 15 pounds, 4" on my tummy, but I look and feel better. I've almost recovered from CF.
(My energy, sleep, digestion are recovered,but I still have a sinus infection. The immune system takes a long time to rebuild.)
My face doesn't look 10 years older anymore. I see a glimmer of my young self again. My skin glows, my eyes look bigger and brighter,
my cheekbones are back (because my face is no longer puffy), my teeth are re-mineralizing, and my hair is finally growing thick again. Yay!! And I can wear belts again! (I was looking allittle sausagey).
I wrote about my experience with the raw food diet on my blog.
Here's my link
This has been the best diet ever!