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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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Sore leg muscles. Any advice is welcome

Started by Robyn Cipollo. Last reply by Michelle Sweaney Oct 3. 2 Replies

I have only been on the Raw diet for a few days now and I am getting sore muscles or tingling sensation in my legs. Please help on how to get this resolved. I tried B-12 vitamins and not much luck…Continue

Candida!! Help!

Started by Leah Brower. Last reply by Gabrielle Sep 30. 4 Replies

Hi there folks,So I'm quite new to this lifestyle, only been Raw til 4 for about a month, and I have seen a lot of improvement. However, before coming to this lifestyle, I never had a yeast problem.…Continue

Help me start please!

Started by Shirnesse Goh. Last reply by Shirnesse Goh Sep 15. 2 Replies

Okay so i wanted to start rt4 2 days ago but i just cant get enough fruits in the day.At night, i go on a rice binge(about 6pm). Then i feel stuffed and i get a huge belly. After that, i will seek…Continue

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Fruit allergies?

Started by Manta Raygun. Last reply by NICO MELON Sep 11. 6 Replies

I know someone who wants to do 80-10-10... But he is allergic to so many fruits!! Here is a list: bananas, watermelon, kiwi, cantaloupe, honeydew, coconut, pineapple, and uncertain what else. Is…Continue

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Comment by Ruta Vaitiekute on November 22, 2011 at 5:23am

Thank god my mom supports me. My dad is silent and my brother is kinda coming with me. Well when there's so much of fruit in the house suddenly he just grabs one and another one and look and I don't have what to eat for breakfast :D So yeah, it's still unconscious but he's been eating like me a little :)

Comment by Eric Rivkin on November 17, 2011 at 9:03am

Jessica, As for tropical living please check out this excellent opportunity at off-grid Jewel of the Sun in Costa Rica. You can experience an all tropical lifestyle with all 100% local and organic, wild and cultivated on own farm, EVERY DAY! www.vivalaraw.org. Feel how you like it and compare. Nothing beats experience. Look me up on FB and I'll send you more information about that and LFRV or HCRV recipes in TO LIVE FOR!

Julie...cleansing for everyone is different. you may be going through systemic internal cleansing that is rather unnoticeable, or you're not tuning in closely enough to things like body smells, changes in taste, skin, puffiness, energy, stools, urination frequency, about 100 more symptoms you can watch for. On average, the 10th day you'll notice a difference in your face - glow, energy, sleeping better. Detox symptoms always depend on what your condition is before, and what you toxified yourself with in the past. Pharmaceuticals, alcohol, coffee, sugar, food chemicals, environmental toxins, mental state, fear vs. love, trust vs. unconfidence, etc, all play a role in what progress you are making. In 7 days, my friends were telling me how radiant I looked. In 3 months I got rid of all allergies with Reike and a raw diet. All skin cleared up in weeks, my energy soared immediately, memory improved instantly by eating lots of green smoothies. Give yourself more time and ride out symptoms that may last less than 3-4 days. Much love....

Comment by Julie on November 17, 2011 at 7:36am

I have been eating raw for five days now, I dont feel any different.How long does it usually take for my body to start cleansing?


Comment by Jessica on November 17, 2011 at 7:05am

Eric, you had me at squash soup with apricots. lol I'll definitely be getting in touch. I didn't realize 811 really pushed for eating tropical if it's at the expense of the environment. I'm not sure if that's a philosophy I can get down with - unless I actually live in the tropics one day where that kind of fruit is local. My kitchen will be packed with all the northern produce I can get my hands on. And next winter, it'll be even easier I hope with preservable produce stock piled like you mentioned

Comment by Eric Rivkin on November 16, 2011 at 5:33pm

It feels good to inspire you, dear Jessica. I have hundreds of delicious recipes available in TO LIVE FOR! with some really hearty dishes for northerners I proved that even meat eaters love, like Squash soup sweetened with apricots. Please email me at emrivkin@gmail.com if you want information. Rawk on!

Comment by Jessica on November 16, 2011 at 5:12pm

That's great to hear Etain! I also follow the "listen to my body" philosophy and if apples are all around me and delicious (and not totally void of nutritional value), then down the hatch they'll go! And judging by your well-being, apples have a lot of energy and hapiness to offer.


Eric - Thanks so much for the inspiration! This is going to be my first winter on LFRV, and i've already started to worry about what's to come. But now I can't wait to enjoy all the foods you've mentioned! And feel good about eating them, without worry that my choices are affecting precious mother earth and her ozone, or that they're affecting my body via nutrient poor tropical fruits that were picked unripe a month ago

Comment by Eric Rivkin on November 16, 2011 at 4:53pm

I have good news for raw vegans in cold climates! I lived in Minnesota as a raw vegan for 10 years,  taught raw food classes there, including discovering and teaching all about the abundant wild foods our ancestors thrived on when picked fresh in summer, and preserved dried or in cold storage like root cellars for winter. There is no need for tropical fruits when the northern areas are abundant in berries, wild roots such as carrots, burdock, cattail, and abundant nuts and seeds to store away and either sprout or eat whole during the winter to burn the calories needed. SO many northern  fruits that can be eaten fresh or preserved for winter by drying in the sun or dehydrator, or reconstituted with spring water or melted snow. One of the few things I do not agree with the 811'ers about is the non-local push for eating expensive, unripe, nutrient-deficient fruits from far away. I think a 100 mile radius is a good rule of thumb for local eating today. Northern fruits, nuts, seeds, sprouts, have everything you need - I miss them in Costa RIca sometimes - gojis, raspberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, plums, apricots, cherries,  - yikes, the list is endless for northern fruits. Seeds and nuts are most abundant in the north for good reason - we needed them and planted them wherever we migrated. In the shell the keep for months, with nutrients intact. Many like acorns and sunnies are sprouted. You get just as much high ORAC scale anti-oxidants from rosehips grown in north american forests as you would growing goji berries in Mongolia.

I believe it is absolute nonsense to assume a raw vegan cannot thrive wherever they live gathering enough wild and cultivated food within a 100 mile radius.

Comment by Jessica on November 16, 2011 at 4:29pm

sorry jimmy, meant to give you a shout out too. That's exactly how I feel about tropical fruit where I live. I mean I feel such a guilt for the environment every time I have something like i kiwi which i know went through hell and back just to get to me, was picked unripe, and left a trail of pollution leading to my plate

Comment by Jessica on November 16, 2011 at 4:23pm

Traci - Thanks for the calorie info. I'll definitely be keeping that in mind

Lekoma - That's what i've been striving to do and it's been working out pretty well. LOVE my farmers market and i pass by the farmers own land every day so i know it's being grown close :)

Don - I completely understand what you mean. I just feel that your post started to get a bit off topic. In the end apples were getting compared to rotting maggot covered pork meat. My question was about apples, and apples only, and their lack of mention in the LFRV world. I was worried they contained little to no nutritional value and i needed to start eating fewer per day and replacing them with another fruit (i'm new at this and still have yet to read 80-10-10 [and I honestly plan to buy it in the next few days, so i'll be caught up on nutritional info soon])

But i'm putting mother earth first here and choosing to eat limited amounts of tropical fruits that were shipped thousands of miles to where I live in central Pennsylvania, and insteading eating the fruit of the two apple trees in my yard that are producing a bounty of free delicious fruit. See where i'm comming from?

And indeed, the naked human body is obviously meant to live in the tropics and I agree that if that's where one lives, our systems run optimally from the fruit from that region. But the great brains of our ancestors were able to create clothing so their families could stay warm in a colder climate away from the competitiveness of the tropics. They moved away so their populations could grow and seek out newer lands with more food. That food was different, but still food. I now live in one of those climates. So if eating apples, a "lesser" fruit which is grown locally (100 feet from my door) keeps the environment a fraction of a percent cleaner, then that's what i'll do. 

Comment by PhoenixWay on November 16, 2011 at 3:24pm

Don, I could not have said that better myself...awesomely true.  Thanks for the hope, man.  I needed it.


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