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  • How do I keep motivated?

    Hm. Are you worried about too many calories or just generally ending up over full? I can see worrying about eating too much peanut butter, etc. There are a ton of calories hiding in just a few spoonfuls. 

    I usually keep grapes and other fairly low-calorie foods around to snack on so they're more of a snack than a meal. They're easy and act as a decent substitute for all of the other things I would probably end up reaching for.  

  • Transition

    Welcome to the community!

    Have you had a chance to read this thread?

    It's a good start for info. 


  • Raw breakfast beginner.

    I love a smoothie for (or with) breakfast. 

    For something heavier, raw banana pancakes are good. 

    There's also a porridge recipe on here. I haven't tried it, but it looks good.

  • Binge Eating

    Have you had a blood test? Are you deficient in anything? I had intense cravings for eating ice until I balanced my iron deficiency and it disappeared. Strange because there’s no iron in ice. Just a thought.

  • I need to lose stomach fat.

    Losing belly fat is all about controlling your required calories intake very , make sure to eat smart and remember to get plenty of restful sleep,its quit simple

  • Try it: Papaya Seed Cleanse

    Here is a video o the papaya seed smoothie i made:

  • Is wheatgrass overrated? Anyone have personal success with wheatgrass?

    Hi. I’m in my mid 40s and started feeling it so I changed my diet and tried everything  and nothing helped until I started with wheatgrass,  at first I couldn’t take it,  not only that but once I kind of overdosed myself with it, and I was sick for a few days with fever,  it was horrible but then I knew that this is really working,  but I stopped growing it,  now three weeks ago I started going to a juicer  and I buy  a 2 oz shot in the morning 4-5 times a week, all my aches and cravings and fatigue are gone! It’s like magic!
    Carnap said:

    I have been growing my first batch of wheatgrass and have been so excited about it. I tasted it once in a juice bar and I felt so good the whole day. I'm not sure if it was that or just a coincidence of having other good events that pleased me that day, or not.

    I keep reading things about how wheatgrass is a scam. How the whole chlorophyll being close to hemoglobin is not scientific and how a carrot has more vitamins than a glass of wheatgrass juice.

    The angle of criticism comes from the unscientific claims that 'gurus' make. The whole 'guru' thing comes into play because people are relating a metaphysical, new-age philosophy to raw veganism. While personally I am not a vitalist, i.e. do not talk about vital force or life force or whatever when adhering to a raw diet, I can see why some people get skeptical about wheatgrass when they hear this stuff.

    Does anyone have any personal success with wheatgrass? How do you know it is not a placebo effect?


  • Try it: Papaya Seed Cleanse

    Papaya seeds should be chewed or blended with the papaya give it a sweet plus pepper taste. When the seeds are broken down release Papain a digestive enzyme that digests proteins and kill parasites. Please chew or blend your seeds.

    I personally blend them with the papaya itself. It's an acquired taste but do you want to get rid of stuff or clog your body and later suffer the consequences

  • Group b strep with symptoms

    Tammi- I tried Allicin a few months back and it didn’t help but I’m back on it. It has very good reviews so I was hopeful it would work but nothing as of yet! 

  • Neti Pot

    This is my first time on this forum but have been using a neti pot for quite awhile. If you have a sinus infection, making a saline solution using 1 part baking soda to 2 parts non iodized kosher salt (i.e. 1/2 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp salt per 16 oz. of body temperature water) or, if using coarse himalayan sea salt, then only half as much. Without an infection, just the salt is fine, but the baking soda is recommended as it makes the solution gentler on sinunes and increases the release of mucus. If you are not sick, then only 1/2 tsp non iodized kosher salt or 1/4 tsp. of coarse himalayan sea salt per 16 oz distilled or previously boiled, room temperature water. Someone asked about ear cleaning with the neti pot. When you use the neti pot properly, if your ears are clogged up for any reason, you will definitely feel the release in your ears...a little popping sound. Regular use of the neti pot will definitely keep your ears clean, as well. Just remember to always use distilled water, or boil the water first.  I have a friend who is now sick. Instead of using prior boiled or distilled water, she used Ozarka bottled water in her neti pot. That was 2 days ago. By yesterday, she was sick with a stomach bug. So sick that she couldn't eat all day or get out of bed except to go to the bathroom, which was often. She wasn't around any sick people so it had to be the neti pot. Can anyone give me their thoughts on the ways we can get sick from using the neti pot? I'm calling my sick friend now to make sure she hasn't gotten any worse!