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Hello Everybody, - I have listened to fair bit of peoples input and it looks like our needs are going to be best met by renting a modern/nice and large house of at least 3 bedrooms and lots of outdoor living space like a large patio, large balcony, a palapa / rancho where we can have 1 or 2 people stay in tents and hammock and share the common indoor areas. This type of house will run us $500 to $1000 a month ( only $5 to $15 per day if we get a hand full of people) We will have internet as this was a need for few at very least there will be a high speed in a near by town. Cell phones are easily available in Mexico so no issue here. Southern Mexico has a nice lush tropical climate and the best thing is that the people are so kind, and open hearted people you will love it being there. The plan is to have a pickup truck, bicycles, ocean close by and in a safe and hot climate with abundance of fruits and coconuts. Open to all 100% Vegans, High Raw, High Carb, High kind loving and respectful people. Natural Hygiene way of life & nutrition is going to be the theme of this micro community. We will share a large house, our wisdom, our support, our food, and all our strengths and weaknesses. The idea is to have a healthy, good, and educational time during the winter and coming years. There is not much support out there which is affordable and realistic for the natural hygiene so this community will be like a natural hygiene college and you choose how long you want to vacation with us. (Total cost of $25a day for foods, accommodation & some transportation) It is time for more support for those who are newer to this way of life, but even good for those who are seasoned raw vegans. In numbers we have strength and better time. It is time we helped each other out in what ever way we can and therefore strengthen the 811 raw vegan community. To help us plan things out right please book with us at least 6 weeks in advance, starting for Nov. 2013. Also check out the photos section of mine over the coming days I will be putting out pictures of southern Mexico semi paradise Tropics. I will do my best to get to southern Mexico early so I can find a nice house for us, I will also try to look for one via internet since I have recent travel experience in this region and know what the macro regions are like. Trust me I will be trying to get a bargain price, and a nice location which is not too far from the beach yet far enough so we are not in the salty air zone, a nice quiet neighborhood, far enough from a major town so we have peace and fresh air but close enough so we can drive, bike, or bus to it to get entertainment, services, and goods. A few hundred meters elevation would be nice so we have a touch or pinch of break from the hot heat of the sea level. I will try to make connections with fruit and veggie trucks so that they stop by our house daily resupplying us with fresh fruit daily or every few days. If this sounds like a good plan to you then your support would be much appreciated. We need people to be serious and save up for a flight ticket to Puerto Vallarta plus a extra $1000 - $3000 depending how long you want to vacation with us. The cost is now projected / estimated to be $25/day includes room and board and short trip transportation costs. It would be nice to have some extra spending money too, you don't need much but is always nice to have for longer trips or things to buy. Also please spread the word so more people hear about this natural hygiene college / community, trust me I have no
Audrey, Nice input so we know that Puerto Rico is similar in cost to Mexico, Panama and most of Central America. I my experience the price varies the most depending on the micro location, in tourist traps or next to the beach it always is higher price than being even just several block away from the beach or center of town. Considering that we plan to have a vehicle, bicycles, and healthy bodies that can walk several block, not to mention the desire to vacation / live in more quiet more nature dense location this is in our favor as this means we will be on the outskirts of towns, small villages or several minutes drive away from town in the forests. This should favor us in terms of price, but still I believe if we want internet and a larger 3 to 5 bedroom house with patios and perhaps a rancho / palapa then it would be more realistic to have a budget for 500 - 1000 dollars a month. This way we have security via nice fence, a nice garden with flowers, probably a green lot of grass, and plenty of outdoor balconies patios and palapa space to live outdoorsy.
Hey Audrey, It's been a couple of weeks since you suggested zinc supplementation to increase appetite, and I figured I'd check in and see how you're doing. Have you had any luck with increasing appetite with Zinc? Any other positive or negative results? I'd love to hear about your experience.
Hi Audrey, thanks for your message, yes, I really feel like there is no need to label every single auto-immune disease with a different name, even if their particular symptoms are a bit specific, as this contributes to keeping what Doug calls the "fragmented view of health"... It is so much better to study/understand the actual causes of the diseases, and when you do this you realize how similar all the auto-immune diseases are, and their similarity is quite striking... There tends to be many common characteristics in the mindset of people subject to these diseases actually - usually they are very active, they like challenges and are able to go the extra-mile, they live too much within their brain to the point they may lose the feeling of their bodies, and the consequences of this is that they are stressed and lack sleep and rest... Are you suffering yourself from an auto-immune disease or are you in contact with such people?
Replies to your thread were closed as I was typing a response, so I'll post it here. Sorry, such things frustrate me as well.
As others have said, it happens very frequently. I think that when it is done it does more harm than good. I didn't find your post controversial in the slightest, but when I read the title I did wonder where you were going with it. However, I don't agree with it being changed. I think most of the mods are hyper-vigilant about any talk or reference to "needing less calories" in any way whatsoever, but I think it is better to talk about these things in the open without censorship. And yes, it is particularly frustrating in your case because, in my mind, you were looking for more theories or "proof' about needing more calories than one is used to eating or is recommended on SAD diets, which I think would only help convince others who don't eat enough that it is okay to eat more.
I think the moderators, instead of changing what people are saying, would be better off demonstrating how to engage in dialogue. Maybe ask why you phrased the title the way you did or whether you think if others read the title would they think you were restricting calories (or advocating it). In real life, we can't change what people say if we don't like what they say about this diet, but merely can ask them questions and state our case in response. It would be nice to have a model for that on this forum and not engage in actions that just seem to piss people off and detract from discussion about diet.
I saw that many of your moles had dissapered and schrinked during your time eating this way. That is SICKENING cool news for me since i have always looked for a way to remove them naturally. Would be great if you could explain some more to me what happend. I added you as a friend so you can send it as a private message if you want.