As you can see on my headline I have more than a few interests. I live in Far Northern California in the mountains with my husband of over 30 years and my two dogs. I have three adult children and 3 grandchildren who also live in the area. I am head over heals in love with Jesus because he saved me from a life in darkness and has given me the promise of eternal life with him for all eternity. He has made me find a life of love and peace in a very dark world full of all kinds of evil but, He allows me daily to explore the beauty of His creation.
I started raw fooding 4 months ago when I finally ended up in bed just unable to function anymore. I had taken an SSRI (antidepressant) a few years earlier and had developed bi-polar disorder and psychosis from the effect of that drug on my brain. Yes, I will talk about this because I do not want anybody else to go though the suffering that I walked. I had diabetes and high blood pressure also and was taking handfuls of medications.
As I was lying in bed, unable to do anything to help myself, I heard a voice. I don't know if it was an audible voice or if it was in my head but He said, "Do you want to live or do you want to die?" I had to think about it for a minute but I said, "I want to live." Then, I don't really know exactly how but all of a sudden I knew what to do. Eat raw food. So for the next four days that is what I did. I was then able to get up on my feet and I got on the computer and started doing some research. I ended up going to the website, www.hacres.com and learned there were others doing this and they had gotten well. It made sense to me because I believe there really was an Adam and Eve and I was to eat what they ate. At first I ate a cup of beans for cooked food everyday for my protein. I eventually cut that out when I learned that I did not need it at all. I did not drink the Barley Max or make carrot juice because I had no money for Barley Max and was really too sick to make carrot juice even though I had a juicer. I began to get better and better. It was amazing what happened. I stopped taking my meds and it only took about 3 weeks to not have any of those problems anymore. Praise God, I am free!
I learned that there are many schools of thought on raw diets ad natural health. What I ended up listening to was the Natural Hygiene model of health (Herbert Shelton) and the writing of Gabriel Cousens MD. Some people eat way too much fruit and this will just not work for most people especially for blood sugar types. I learned how to sprout my nuts and seeds and go to farmers market and buy the freshest organic food. I make a Living Pate using sprouted nuts and seeds. The recipe and explanation of this is on my blog below.
Oh, did I forget to mention that in only three months I lost 30 pounds without trying?
I am now putting in an organic garden under mulch using permaculture principles. I am putting in heirloom tomatoes, melons, peppers and squash. I am also adding herbs here and there and also will be planting some edible flowers just to spice things up a bit and to keep the bees in the garden. I do want to add though, that I am not a complete vegan as I do use raw eggs in my salad dressing I make and I also eat sushi about once a week if I can. Mostly I am 100% raw but I guess the little bit of rice that I eat on the sushi is my vice. The seaweed salad I eat at this Asian buffet is so good and I think that it is fresh frozen but it has to be my favorite food. I can't believe it that at this place I can eat all the sushi I want plus seaweed salad for only $7.95 for weekend lunch. You can't beat a deal like that. You would spend that much going to a burger joint and eating that MSG laden Franken food.
I feel blessed to be where I am at right now. It has not been an easy journey for me as I was always one of those people that generally tried to stand strong against the world but I was just about defeated. God picked me up and showed me how to live and I am so grateful to Him for delivering me from more suffering. Just a thought to those who would read this. Pharmacuitical medications are poisons. They may mask symptoms but they do not cure disease. Only the body, the way God created it, without the poisons that we introduce into it (meds, food, etc.), can cure disease. Think long and hard before you put that thing in your mouth and subject your body to it. There is a better way, if you commit to it.