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A question about raw foodism

Published on October 11, 2014 under Mental Wellbeing
Eat more plants!!!

Eat more plants!!!

I’m not 100% raw now.  I do eat a plant based whole foods diet.  I eat steamed veggies like broccoli and sweet potatoes.  I stir fry bok choi. Especially now with it getting cold out!!!  I do usually just liquids in the morning.  I do what feels easy.  I have those happy planet juices which are not raw nor organic.  I take supplements.  I may have said to you that I read that raw food requires a lot of zinc and thus the bodies zinc stores are depleted.  I think you know that I was diagnosed as bipolar 4 years ago. I’ve done lots of my own research about what is best for me.  Too much fruit would turn me into a fruit, or one that loses touch with reality.  Since I have to do all in my power to stay grounded in this reality (for the sake of everyone else), I avoid fruit and I eat root veggies.  I don’t know if it’s right or wrong but I like the path of least resistance.  I have changed my eating strategy many times over the last 8 years.  I heal from chronic fatigue 8 years ago by eating a diet that included cooked food and meat.  It’s not all about raw in my view.  I did feel really good on raw too.  Maybe too good.  If I lived in Costa Rica I would do 100% raw because the sunlight is what helps tell the body that its in an environment where fruit is natural and the extra vitamin D and biophotons support the metabolism of such foods. I f you read the book “Eating Alive” by Dr. Matsen it talks about eating according to the climate and the reasoning for that.  But he doesn’t recommend raw in this Canadian climate.  I’m not saying don’t be 100% raw.  I’m just saying it’s a constant exploration and journey that can be fun!  And I’m babble-typing. Love you!!

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