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Beginners in a fruitarian/raw vegan lifestyle

I created this group for supporting each other during transformation to raw vegan lifestyle. Also here will be given some tips how to suceed in a fruitarian diet, whats the most comon mistakes made by raw food eaters and a lot of more usefull info.

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Great video by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram with 10 all-important tips for beginners in an HCRV lifestyle!

30BaD note: juicing (without the pulp) is not ideal for most people, it's far better to eat the whole fruit. why?

 

Durianrider's Tips for Beginners

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Omega 3 ??

Started by Polli Shaw. Last reply by Sabine Corinne on Wednesday. 13 Replies

Hey guys!Since I've started living the Vegan/Raw Till 4 lifestyle my mum kept telling how important it is to eat fish and that I can't just not have the Omega 3. But is it really that important? Continue

stinging teeth :/

Started by Tina Lešnik. Last reply by Tina Lešnik on Sunday. 2 Replies

Hello :) I've been eating raw for about three weeks now and my teeth on the left side are really smarting/stinging so i'm able to eat only on the right side and i don't know what to do...it's really…Continue

weight gain and banana island

Started by Alex . Last reply by Fruity Fitness Apr 13. 17 Replies

Hey everyone, As of lately I've been a high carb low fat vegan for almost a year now in July. i started out going high carb low fat raw for a few months before i started having cooked food. As of…Continue

Bloated belly!

Started by Charmaine Diallo. Last reply by Juli Apr 12. 12 Replies

Hi everyone!  I'm just looking to vent with some people who actually know what I'm talking about!  I just started high carb raw vegan and have been a cooked vegan for 7 years.  I love the results I…Continue

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Comment by Hara Marshi on November 27, 2011 at 3:08am

Hi Shelby, my feeling on the dates is the same. How can eating dates not be good. They are really good for us. 

I actually cannot eat too many, but they are very satisfying. I used to be addicted to sweets, cakes etc. Not anymore. Since on the 811 I can really get messages from the body and it is great!!!

Comment by Sunny on November 27, 2011 at 12:23am

Edit to my post: Certain nutrients found naturally in foods stimulate your body's production of red blood cells resulting in RESOLVING ANY possible anemia and fatigue. I don't see the edit button so I am adding another comment.

Sunny

Comment by Sunny on November 27, 2011 at 12:00am

Hi Monica,

Dizziness and headches are a common sign that the body is detoxing to get rid of the poisons built up in the system. It usually happens in the first few days and sometimes weeks of fasting or eating a clean diet. It does not necessarily mean one is harming themselves or getting the wrong nutrients rather it is signs of getting healthy. It can also be a sign of dehydration. Make sure plenty of clean water is a part of the diet.

Check your blood pressure while sitting and then standing to see if it a BP issue. If the blood pressure drops suddenly on rising it is called orthostatic hypotension. This can be helped by getting up more slowly than rising up suddenly. This can also happen when one has eaten a heavy meal and the body is diverting the blood to the abdomen area so the brain doesn't get nourished. People eating the SAD diet also get this so it might not be just related to fruit meals though it can happen for you as an individual. If one is dehydrated there is not enough blood volume to fully fill the blood vessels and the whole body can be affected not just the brain. Pinch the skin on the back of your hands and forearm. If it snaps back quickly it is OK. If the skin tents or very slowly returns to normal these are signs of dehydration. Drink more fluids eat more watery foods like cucumbers and watermelon.

Another possibility if there are also signs of fatigue, pale face, frequently feeling cold, the tongue is pale, the lower eyelid is very pale pink or white it might be signs of a blood deficiency. The poor mans anemia test is to press on the unpolished fingernail hard for 2 seconds until the nail bed turns white and then release. It should refill in 1-2 seconds. The longer it takes for the color to come back into the nail bed fully .. one might be anemic or becoming blood deficient.  In Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) a blood deficiency can be diagnosed with or without an iron deficiency by western blood tests (as often we can catch conditions before the medical tests get to the "dis-eased state where MD's treat accoding to lab work results). Women are especially prone to blood deficiency if they have a history of heavy periods.

Certain nutrients found naturally in foods stimulate your body's production of red blood cells resulting in possible anemia and fatigue.

Eating foods rich in iron would help. Some Qi (energy) and Blood nourishing foods are: spinach, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, mushrooms, peas, dates, apricots, sweet potatoes, figs, prunes, asparagus, bananas, cherries, all berries, grapes and nuts and seeds like almonds, walnuts and sesame seeds. Try to eat a wide and colorful range of fruit and  vegetables to get plenty of nutrients. Red foods like goji berries, beets, and deep green leafy vegetables build the Blood. Moist vegetables such as cucumbers and celery are helpful to nourish the kidney meridian energy channel. I hope this helps.

Sunny

Comment by anabea on November 26, 2011 at 9:11pm

thank you!!

Comment by anabea on November 26, 2011 at 9:09pm

found it!  thanks!!

Comment by anabea on November 26, 2011 at 9:00pm

herekittykitty - I don't see the video posted.  can you repost it please?  Thanks

Comment by B'jaia Ben-Avari on November 26, 2011 at 1:41pm

HereKittyKitty, Thank you for the video on dates and denser fruits. Informative.  Sometime I do feel sluggish after eating them, but not all the time.  Will experiment more with higher water content fruits.

Comment by Hara Marshi on November 26, 2011 at 12:22pm

Jimmy, I chose to eat dates to keep my calories up.  And they are very nutritious from what I have read on 30BAD.

Comment by Monica L on November 26, 2011 at 12:10pm
Lekoma. Have the doco already. I know he was full of energy on just juices etc and had a few healing crisis days. Perhaps it is a detox for me when I get headspins. Some days I undereat as I don't have the food so it can also be lack of fuel. I mainly go for bananas, dates, avocados, rocket, pears and mangoes. Some raw mixed nuts too and a multiv.
Comment by Hara Marshi on November 26, 2011 at 11:15am

Dennis, you are lucky .19 cents a lb? Here in Florida we pay .99 cents a lb and sometines we can get them for .85 cents a lb. so keep buying bananas!!!!!Ha Ha

 

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