I’ve Been Sick for Over a Week!

The last 2-3 week I have not been raw and I was sick (due to a virus) because I was not raw… my body took a long time to fight off the virus and I’ve had no energy. So my house is a disaster. Especially my kitchen. It’s so messy I don’t even know where to start!

Yes I do.. I’ve started by committing back to raw food. As I get a few raw meals in me and start to cleanse out the other junk my energy will rise and my focus will return. And I will regain my health. Then I’ll tackle my kitchen one item at a time. And all of the other projects that I am now behind in will get caught up this week as well.

I’ve also joined the YMCA so I can start working out as well. That will really help me to release some extra weight that I don’t need anymore! I bought a laptop as well. Because most of the work I do is on the computer and this will me I can get out of my office more often and still get stuff done. I can head to the Internet café to meet clients.
I can work in bed. I can take a road trip and still work! Ahh the freedom! Now to get a passport!

I hope everyone is doing well on their journeys to Wellness!!!

Work On Wellness
Rayvin

Eating Your Way to Better Health – Oprah.com

Eating Your Way to Better Health

By Erin J. Shea



Photo: Beth Berry

In March 2008, Beth Berry was very sick. Her body was wracked with pain so severe she spent most days in bed. She suffered from a herniated disc, but more troubling, Berry’s doctor diagnosed her with fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disorder characterized by widespread joint and muscle pain.

“I was given a 90-count bottle of Vicodin,” Berry says. “I got mad. I was pissed, and kept saying: ‘That’s it? Just take narcotics for the rest of my life? I’m only 38 years old!'”

Instead of filling the prescription, Berry pored over the latest research on the benefits of diet and nutrition on autoimmune disorders and learned about the successes people suffering from symptoms similar to hers were having with raw food diets. “That’s when the real journey began,” she says. “Within three days of being on raw food, almost all of my symptoms had gone away.”

In an era of ever-rising healthcare costs and increased attention to holistic, organic living practices, using diet and nutrition to treat disease and illness has become more popular than ever. Raw foods, probiotics and macrobiotics are just some of the diets people are following on the path to better health.

What Is a Raw Food Diet?

According to Berry, a raw food diet consists of removing all processed foods from the diet; eating a variety of fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, avocado and young coconuts; and avoiding any foods that have been cooked at higher than 105 degrees. The idea is that raw food is easier to digest and expends less energy in digesting and more in cleansing and healing the body.

Click here for full article: Raw Food, Probiotic and Macrobiotic Diets – Oprah.com.

Killer Cravings and Realizations!

Hey everyone.  I’ve just had a huge realization..  if I’m right..

I have been 99.9% raw vegan since August 10, 2009! In that time I have released 8 lbs!

During the past month I’ve been doing great with my raw food and mostly I have had green smoothies almost every day. Well I also hadn’t gone to the bulk place for nuts so I haven’t had too many nuts. I had some on had but mostly almonds and sunflower seeds. Last week I went and bought cashews and macadamia nuts. And I’ve been snacking on those and not drinking my super food green smoothies.

Now I’m craving chips and fried food! And I have a big bag I bought for the kids. It’s taking all the will power I have not to break into that bag! I just realized… maybe because I’m not eating as much and I’m not drinking my super duper super food green smoothies that I’m maybe craving some other nutrients that I’m not getting.  And the old stand by past favourite snack is the first thing that comes up. Even now after this realization I still want to go grab that bag of chips!!! Nooooo…  This is so hard and I’m doing so well.  I need to be healthy.  I am a raw foodist.

I’m going to make a green smoothie!!!

To Your Health Rayvin

Update: 5 hours later…

OMG ok after all that I did go make a green smoothie. It was great. And I wasn’t going to come back and post this because I’m embarrassed at what I did but I have to let people know!! I left the chips alone.. But 1/2 hour ago I ate 4 cheese sticks, you know the breaded melted kind. not raw not even vegan. Well Guess what after a month raw my body does NOT like those. I have a headache I feel dizzy and nauseous and my tummy is upset. I used to eat 8 of those at a time. But never noticed how bad I felt because I was feeling bad all the time. For me this was a good thing. I know for sure I don’t ever want to eat that crap again. I’m still a raw vegan even though I slipped.

Well good news. I have a friend that is going to go walk with me in the mornings. He wants to be healthy too. Though not a raw foodist he does juice.

WholeFu Day 2 Superfood Green Smoothie

Well I joined the Whole Fu 100 Day Raw Food Challenge yesterday and here I am on Day two.  I made a Superfood Green Smoothie Recipe.  And it was great!!!  Kept me going most of the day!  Before the smoothie I had a banana, 32 oz of water with some fibre and msm power in it. Then I had 36 oz of the smoothie and 16 oz of water. And that’s all.   it’s 1:03 AM and I’m going to have a few olives then head to bed.

It’s been a great day! I had a Multifaith meeting and reconnected with an old friend.

WholeFu Day 2 – http://rawfu.com

via YouTube – WholeFu Day 2 Superfood Green Smoothie.

Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source

Natures Garden Heirlooms – Sudbury’s vegetable plant source.

Healthy Food for Healthy People

At Nature’s Garden Heirlooms we promote your choice to grow a sustainable organic vegetable garden.

Small Garden Here in Northern Ontario I have had great success growing many vegetables including peas, beans, cucumbers, peppers, tomato plants and lettuce. I also grow a variety of herbs including basil, borage, chives, oregano, parsley and marigolds, not only for the wonderful additions to my dinners and salads, but for their organic ability to protect my vegetable plants from pests without using chemical pesticides. And, yes, the marigold is a herb.

Vegetable gardens can grow anywhere. Here in Sudbury Ontario, zone 4b, even with our shorter summer season our vegetables plants grow splendidly.

Using the simple methods of organic compost, companion planting and very few gardening supplies, you can start organic gardening in your backyard or a container garden on a balcony or deck.

Saving your heirloom vegetable plant seeds and growing your own organic plants will not only benefit you at the dinner table but give you the assurance you are growing healthy, sustainable food.