That is the purpose of the food and the healthy lifestyle. It is my way of creating harmony with all around me. There is no war against animals, or viruses, or bacteria, or so-called enemies. It's all about working on myself in order to be able to love others.
|This poster was created by Jessica Christy Jones from Little Rock, Arkansas.|
Today is the 5th day of mostly liquids. Juices and smoothies, and warm herbal teas. Traditional Medicinal makes a tea called Everyday Detox that I like.
There were a few rough days, but not it is getting easier and easier. Last night I nurtured myself with a bowl of soup that was amazing. It was very easy, raw, and vegan. It's not cooked. The recipe is below. For now I am still mostly liquids.
I am starting to exercise a little bit again. Younger people can do more exercise than me, but I am 69 years old and I only found out about raw foods about ten years ago. Older bodies are not as efficient as younger bodies, but we can all do what we can. It is my way of making the world better. I took a short walk and jumped on the rebounder for a few minutes. I feel nurtured and nourished. I am having uplifting thoughts. What you eat definitely has an effect on how you think.
I am also dry brushing before my shower and sitting quietly for a few minutes. One of the principles for healing is to pray or meditate every day and expect to be healed.
I feel really good. I am hoping I can inspire you to try it, even it is only for a day or two.
|I took this picture of K.C. (short for Kitty Cat) on my walk yesterday. She is a ferrel cat that we adopted a couple of years ago.|
Sir Robert McCarrison was a physician and nutritionist from Northern Ireland. He was a pioneer in nutrition research. In one of his experiments he fed monkey on their usual diet, but in cooked form. All the monkeys developed colitis and ulcers.
Dr. O. Stiner, investigator for the Swiss Board of Health in Berne, did the same experiment on guinea pigs. The animals developed anemia, scurvy, goiter, dental cavities, and degeneration of the salivary glands. When pasteurized milk was added to the diet, they also developed arthritis.
Vitamins that we need are destroyed by cooking. We can manufacture vitamin D, but mostly our vitamins come from our food. Vitamins B and C are water soluble, and they are most vulnerable. They are sensitive to heat, and they leach out of the food. When you boil cabbage, you destroy 75% of the vitamin C content. Cook fresh peas for just 5 minutes, and you destroy up to 40% of the Vitamin B and up to 40% of the vitamin C.
Vitamins A, D, E, and K are fat soluble and remain relatively stable up to 212 degrees, but frying and baking can destroy up to 50% of their vitamins, too.
Vitamins are destroyed when we can and preserve food. Henry A. Schroeder, the American expert on trace elements and minerals, found that commercially frozen vegetables were lacking by as much as 47% in some of the important B vitamins. Canning destroys up to 77%.
|Juicing citrus is fast and easy.|
|Juicing veggie cocktails,|
Smoothies for 2: spinach, 2 Tbsp chia seeds, 4 big strawberries, 2 bananas, 1/4 pineapple, 1/4 papaya, 2 cups frozen wild blueberries, water
Blended Soup for dinner:
1 yellow bell pepper
1 lemon, juiced
2 Tbsp sauerkraut
1 Tbsp nutritional yeast
6 stalks celery hearts
Some lettuce leaves to fill the blender
Pinch of salt (optional)
2 tsp flax oil
Blend all in the blender until smooth. Add in the flax oil last and give a slow, gentle blend to mix the oil in with the soup.
In the morning I had Traditional Medicinal Ginger Aid tea.
Travis' lunch: smoothie, strawberries, avocado, apple, peanut butter
Dinner: Blended Salad. I had almost the whole blender full
To health and happiness.