That was the subject in the last email that Dr. Flora Van Orden III wrote me this week.
Imagine! Who else would tell us little details like that?! It’s fun to see that even the Original Raw Diva herself fell victim to some of the pressures we all do. I am really looking forward to this interview tomorrow. If you have specific questions for Dr. Flora, please send them in.
YES! The call will be recorded and available within 5 minutes of us actually finishing the interview. I just know this is the kind of interview I am never going to want to end.
Had a great one last night with Jinjee. I LOVE this woman. We giggle like old sisters and obviously have so much in common. Last night’s interview with her was part of the Body Enlightenment System we have going on right now. We’ve been focusing on mother’s issues as they first encounter and then work to follow a Raw Food Diet.
Anyway, coming back to Dr. Flora and stuff…
I guess I’m nervous about this whole Green Adventure.
Last night I went shopping and I feel like I become fussier and fussier all the time. I walked into a conventional grocery store and looked at all the pretty colors and shapes and was paralyzed.
I couldn’t buy a thing. It was like the “energy” of the food left me cold.
More and more I am drawn to wild and organic foods. And I’ve become less forgiving about it internally I’m not “attracted” to a lot of stuff anymore. Frankly, it worries me and excites me all at the same time.
I’ve been getting a lot of people writing and curious about what’s going on for me and so I thought I’d give an update. I’ve not gone all green yet. Not even close. I’ve been enjoying whatever I want because I decided I’d let Dr. Flora’s call inspire me to take the plunge.
I’m thinking that this day I’ll just eat what I can find in nature and water. 🙂 Clover and dandelions, I guess. Hmmm… Anyway, I need to reset the buttons a bit and build up a real, natural hunger again. The kind of hunger when I feel like I’ll eat ANYTHING.
But I admit… I’m nervous about letting go of the fruit, and I wonder if that isn’t a sign that I have more to learn than I may have bargained for. I’m looking forward to taking my diet and relationship to a whoooole new level.
I remember being in a restaurant one day and having decided I didn’t want to order anything, so I just sat there with the people around me eating. But I was keenly aware of the decorative plants in the room thinking, “THAT looks good!!”.
I want to give myself the experience of feeling what this greeny path can really do. And I know I can overeat on fruit, but I can’t overeat on greens. I don’t think I’ll be juicing anything. Maybe I’ll try it, but I’m committed to pursing an accessible form of nutrition. Not everyone can buy a juicer. And nature doesn’t have juicers.
On my call with Dr. Jim Carey, I was comforted to know that he gave away his juicer and blender. I don’t want to do anything that requires machinery. That’s how I feel about it now, but maybe that will change.
I mentioned a few posts ago that my candida condition had flared up while we were going nuts for gourmet food. But it only lasted a day or so. My fat content has still been VERY high and I don’t have any candida showing up.
The other thing I do have is NO cravings whatsoever. I’m not even remotely drawn to cooked food since I’ve been upping the fat. The last few days have been pretty simple. Monomeals of fruit (one fruit at time until I’m no longer hungry). Biiiig salads and dressings. I’ve been dipping into the raw tahini and almond butter for my dressings. I think the thing that aggravates yeast is having the dried fruit and nut combinations!
The kids and I have been going on a bit of a tangent with the “Lara balls” we’ve been making. Since Larabar is a big sponsor for Tim, we’ve been privileged with samples of all kinds and gotten to know and love Larabars. Lara and I have also been back and forthing setting up an interview for mid June. So, I’ve had Larabars on the brain and we’ve been experimenting in the kitchen making super yummy snacks with raisins, cashews, almonds, dates, coconut and something else! Actually, they’ve been AMAZING! I’ll tell anyone who asks for the recipe! I’ve got a new secret ingredient in my snacks and it’s AMAZING! I’ll have to write about it. 😉
Anyway, the bottom line here, after much digression, is that I’m nervous about saying no to fruit. But I’m committed to seeing what this can do. I will reiterate that I have NO health considerations. I’m regular as ever, my skin is soft, my energy is VERY high, I feel grounded, happy, balanced and generally the best I’ve ever felt. I do have a couple extra pounds, but frankly, I’ve been learning to take up a bit more space and like it.
After 32 years of battling to get rid of “the last 10 pounds” I’ve decided, I think I’ll keep them. As long as I’m going enough exercise, I actually don’t mind them at all!
Oh! I forgot something.One of the conditions that I have has become noticeably worse. Shortly after becoming a raw foodist, I started to develop what some people have referred to as “Raynuad’s Syndrome.” I lose the circulation in my fingers almost entirely when I become cold. I notice it most in winter, I had decided it was definitely aggravated by my banana consumption, but I’ve not had bananas for over a week and yesterday it flared up yesterday.
I haven’t quite isolated what causes this or aggravates it, but I’m curious to see how a green-focused diet changes things.
So, I guess tomorrow is the kick off. I noticed the other day when I was checking up on sweet Sarah Best, that she’s been working on 2lbs of greens a day!!
This experiment for me, is really about giving myself a fair chance to see what life is like for those who feel they must avoid fruit. I’d like to see what it’s like for them, especially trying to limit my fat consumption at the same time.
I’m not saying I won’t eat ANY fruit or fat. I will just be REALLY focusing on greens. And doing some extensive fruit-free experiments! A lot of people have asked that I keep them posted on my progress, and this is why I have subjected you to such extensive rambling.
It’s 6:00. I’m going to stop eating for the day and drink water as I re-establish my body chemistry a bit. I’ve been fearing the departure of fruit and so this is going to be a really interesting experience. Tomorrow evening when I start eating again (I’d like to do a 24 hour fast) I just want to pick some greens and salad ingredients and see how that goes.
I will post regular updates on my green adventures, and also I play to test my pH every morning before eating. Wish me luck!!
I will certainly have a lot of questions for Dr. Flora tomorrow!
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