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What happened to Adam? (Adam x)

Started this discussion. Last reply by matea Dec 25, 2014. 2 Replies

Sorry for the blast to the past (see this thread for reference …Continue

Snoop Lion creates a community gardening project called "Mind Gardens" to provide fresh fruits and vegetables to children worldwide.

Started this discussion. Last reply by Justin Blande Feb 8, 2013. 4 Replies

"Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, thinks access to healthy food is something every child deserves. After witnessing malnutrition and its effect on children in Jamaica, Snoop Lion is taking…Continue

Live in the Bay Area? Come to a fruitluck next week.

Started this discussion. Last reply by matea Oct 13, 2012. 7 Replies

Do you live in the Bay area? It'd be wonderful if you wanted to join us for a small fruitluck next Wednesday at 6p. My name is Matea - I've been lfrv for 1 1/2 now and would love to meet others…Continue

Why raw foodists go back to eating meat...

Started this discussion. Last reply by bmoojeni May 31, 2012. 3 Replies

I've been meeting quite a few ex-raw foodists who are so surprised anyone out there is still doing raw food. They did gourmet raw food a few years ago, didn't feel well, and now often eat meat again.…Continue


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matea replied to William McClellan's discussion nobody cares :<
"Honestly I don't believe in convincing other people. Trying to do so will only make you miserable... People have the right to do what they feel is right, as do you. How would you feel if someone tried to get you to join the meat-crew?…"
Jan 3, 2015
matea replied to faysals's discussion Diabetes sugar?
"Coconut sugar is effectively the same as sugar cane sugar. For all effective purposes they are the same - so that's a no for a diabetic. "
Jan 2, 2015
matea replied to Manta91's discussion What do you eat for cooked carbohydrates?
"I never eat pasta (brown or white is still processed) and learned my lesson with white rice too... they spike your blood sugar and don't make you feel as good!"
Dec 30, 2014
matea replied to Mia Chandler's discussion Can someone explain why these foods are bad?
"Nathan's response is excellent. If you're interested more in Natural Hygiene, I would check out Herbert Sheldon's works. I personally have found avoiding these things was good when I began this diet because I was healing from a…"
Dec 28, 2014
matea replied to Christygee's discussion Have you COMPLETELY REVERSED your gut health?
"My symptoms for 6 years: a burning sensation (either after a meal or not) in my gut, particularly in one location. Also bloating On a fully raw 80-10-10 it took me 1 month to see more improvements than I've ever seen in those previous 6 years.…"
Dec 26, 2014
matea replied to jwanna yaqub's discussion STARCH SOLUTION!!!
"My 2 cents - pasta and particularly white rice are processed carbs. Eating these without ample amounts of fiber in your diet with cause sugar spikes. Sugar spikes cause insulin resistance, insulin resistance causes weight gain. So eat brown rice,…"
Dec 26, 2014
matea replied to Marlia Douglas's discussion Day 7 of Banana Island - Feeling Worse Than When I started
"Marlia undereating is never good. Your body is exhausted because you have been undereating for a few days. It takes a while for the body to accept foods that will deliver a low dopamine response than high calorie, highly processed foods. I'm…"
Dec 26, 2014
matea replied to matea's discussion What happened to Adam? (Adam x)
"Awesome, thank you Windlord!"
Dec 25, 2014
matea replied to Jen Garrison's discussion Anemia
"I've taken this thing called "megafood blood builder" when I was low on iron on this diet.. it worked wonderfully.  I felt so much better afterwards. It's a concentration of iron-rich vegetable food sources in a tablet, with…"
Dec 24, 2014
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What happened to Adam? (Adam x)

Sorry for the blast to the past (see this thread for reference http://www.30bananasaday.com/forum/topics/debbster-and-adam-have-left?xg_source=activity&id=2684079%3ATopic%3A596007&page=1#comments)but does anyone know if Adam ever created a separate website after leaving 30bad? I appreciated his insights and knowledge so much.Thanks :)See More
Dec 24, 2014
matea replied to Jackie Sauless's discussion Lost the battle..
"My 2 cents as some one whos been a vegan for 11 years... don't try to fight any battles. don't try to win any battles. don't try to convince anyone. don't exert any, any unnecessary effort. I know for sure whenever I had it…"
Dec 19, 2014
matea replied to Vegan Keegan's discussion Mother thinks everything is healthy in moderation
"My tip would be stop trying to convince her. Let her live her own life without having to conform to your beliefs. It would take a desire for a lifestyle change in her to change her beliefs. Keep doing your thing."
Nov 8, 2014
matea replied to Torleif Söderström's discussion Reputable Sources ASAP
"I also highly recommend Dr Mcdougall. He gives excellent talks on youtube about a high carb diet. He is more starchivore than fruit-eater... but its fundamentally the same concept: high carb. It might be a good place to start with your…"
Nov 1, 2014
matea replied to Shailene's discussion Need some help - I failed AGAIN
"Hello, I don't know how much support I can offer on what you specifically mentioned... but taking a step back, please don't beat up on yourself for "failing". There is no such thing as failing. There is just a journey and a…"
Oct 29, 2014
matea replied to Fruity Fitness's discussion * Brainstorm with Me? *
"In terms of stomach acid, have you tried ginger tea? I also have done acupuncture to help with issues I feel the diet cannot and it is quite wonderful. I highly recommend it. If they prescribe you herbs, why not give them a try? At least for…"
Oct 29, 2014
matea replied to Anthony M's discussion Concentration/memory problems!
"i dont know if anyone mentioned this... this diet can run low on omega-3s if you are eating cooked foods. with fruits alone, the ratio is just right but it doesn't hurt to get some extra omega-3s in. i am just playing around with adding some…"
Oct 25, 2014

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At 5:36am on June 17, 2014, Mari Galloway said…

Hi Matea,

   My name is mari and I just moved to Berkeley for the summer. Looking to connect with some other LFRV and conscious people. If you're interested in meeting up let me know!

-Mari :)

At 11:53am on May 9, 2013, Juliet said…
No problem! Thailand sounds amazing!
At 6:35am on May 9, 2013, Juliet said…

Hi Matea! 

I'd like to invite you to the http://www.meetup.com/FruitluckSF/ group. I hope to see you at a fruitluck! 

At 6:40pm on April 3, 2013, Jesse Radja said…

Hey I realise I am double booked !!!!!!!!! I paid for an Agama yoga class today and the second half is at 4 o'clock until 6 ....... I will head to Thongsala after that ........ really sorry if you don't get this message in time ...... I have a motorbike rented so I can come see you or pick you up any day ....... come check out Laem Son lake area its really choice ...... OK over

At 11:26pm on April 2, 2013, Jesse Radja said…

Hi ...... OK I stay at Laem Son II Bungalows at Srithanu ..... room 104 if you are in the area ....... otherwise I will be coming to Thongsala tomorrow .... maybe we could meet at Footprints cafe at 5 in the afternoon ...... otherwise if you have a different time/place just send me a message I will check tomorrow morning  .....

At 5:40am on February 16, 2013, kat green said…

hey matea, i didn't end up going to ko samui but did go to kopangahn. i will be posting some vids with information on my channel which may help you out.



At 7:59am on January 17, 2013, HannahBanana said…

Hey! :)

At 3:39pm on January 16, 2013, Herro World said…

The fruit is super slacking :) right now in Minnesota, some fruit is just sad.. I got decent overpriced watermelons so im happy! :D I did get invited on facebook I know I wont make it though :/

getting to the tropics! hell yeah..

At 10:17am on January 9, 2013, Pura Lina said…

Hey ! I messaged you my digitz so we can meet up!! So excited to have a fruity-buddy in the Bay ehhhrea !!

At 12:44am on January 9, 2013, Herro World said…

I'm doing goood, got a vacation in hawaii for a couple weeks on 23rd :D I'm very anxious to chill in the warmth and eat ripalicous fruits :o   How are you doing lately?


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