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  • Is Vermicelli raw?

    Nope. It is cooked (processed) food. And processed wheat is not raw food.you can search how vermicelli is made  and check yourself.

    ClaireT
  • acne scars

    Aloe vera gel works wonderful for removing any kinda scars on skin. If you can get the plant , try it and you will be amazed by the result.

    ClaireT
  • acne scars

    Hi everyone,

    I suffered from acne for couple of years. After I found raw food I'm 100% acne free! Not raw anymore! The only problem I have now is my acne scars. They are not to deep or big but they are there. Can someone tell me any natural remedy for acne scars?! I have heard of olive oil,aloe vera, lavender etc. If someone here have experience with anything that works please write!

    Cheers!

    wjmdjj
  • how much weight did you lose during the first month?

    Originally, I started cutting out certain meat and fast food beginning January of this year. I was on heavy migraine medication for 15 yrs which went away after cleaning out. Then I would go off and on raw, vegetarian, vegan for years but then go back to meat. This is my 3rd week and am already down 12 lbs. Like a lot said, my bust hasn't gone down. I'm still 32 DD. I'm 5"5. I do body building so most of the weight is muscle. I tell people I'm Vegantarian. I don't eat eggs, but I do still eat butter and cheese. I also am not withholding bread and "some" fried veggie chicken. I think if I went fully Vegan, it may even be more weight lost but I'm happy with my progress. I'm losing between 3 to 4 lbs a week. I'm also became re-certified as a personal trainer so I know when the unhealthy weight lost is happening. I'm in a happy place finally, so it's all good!! This is a lifestyle I want to adapt for the rest of my life so yay for me and all of us!
    ClaireT
  • Caloric intake and Third eye (lengthy post)

    Welcome to the forum!

    Have you had your blood sugar tested? 

    TammiTrue
  • Caloric intake and Third eye (lengthy post)

    Introduction 1.0

    I'm a 26 year old male and I've been mostly fruitarian during 5+ months. I eat about 95% fruit and 5% vegetables. No nuts, seeds, algae, grains or sprouts.
    I also ate some mushrooms during the 5+ month period and once cooked meal.
    I also have a few supplements I take occasionally. That is Vitamin B12 in Methyl-Cobalamin form, a plant based 90 minerals solution and a seperate Iodine solution. I also get a lot of sun 

    I eat bananas, mangos, raspberies, currants, strawberries, red grapes, blue grapes, white grapes, papayas, lychees, dates, figs, apples, pears, melons, oranges and likely half to a whole dozen other fruits unmentioned.

    As for the vegetables, I eat much less. I seem to digest them improperly especially leafy greens.
    I think the human body is that of a frugivore. Although it is my opinion, experience and self learning from other raw vegans which literature and videos told me to say this so it's my reasoning and current understanding. I know you can be very different but it is not my thing so don't suggest it for me.

    Regardless I have a segment of vegetables I eat occasionally especially because I find them tasty and because it serves my sodium intake which I thought was part of my problem I'm about to discuss.

    I namely eat tomatoes, celery, cucumber, carrots. Very occasionally I eat some leafy greens like lettuce and kale but I'm not sure if I'm going to do so ever again.

    2.0 Before me being vegan.

    Before I was vegan I was very overweight. 3 years ago I weighed 300+ pounds (136 Kilograms) My length is 6'3 or about 190cm.
    Obviously I ate the SAD diet, now this makes me cry.
    Before I went vegan 11 months ago I weighed 230 pounds (105 Kilograms) having already lost a lot through sports and eating lots of vegetables overall but cooked.
    Today I weigh 190 pounds (86 Kilograms)

    The reason I bring it up is so that you know that I likely got a lot of toxins in my body. More so then for other people due to the excess of the evil diet although I understand you can be even weightier. Especially with that weight and excess of a SAD diet I have some flushing to do.

    3.0 forgetting to drink water.

    Since I started eating Raw only which consisted of 95% fruit and 5% vegetables I forgot to drink water.

    You:Why?
    Me:My body didn't tell me to and I pee a lot!

    I haven't drank any water for nearly 5 months while doing light sport and I thought this was normal.
    After loosing my weight from 300 pounds 3 years ago I became a serious road cyclist. I've been doing this much less intensive over the past months due to the symptoms I will discuss.
    I was used to doing up to 60 miles once every 2 days, now I do about 15 miles once every 2 days while doing a 4-6 mile walk also once every 2 days. Before 2 weeks ago I did so without drinking any water.
    2 weeks ago I somehow spotted my error thinking about detox while reading online about methods to improve my health. A bit clumsy to my own health because how obvious can it be right?

    It's a little rare to understand but I was well aware about water working as a detoxifier before that but my body hasn't had any craving for thirst during a single moment in the 5 month period.

    That's because fruit is full of water. When I add up all the fruit I ate I simply gain 1/2 to 2/3 gallon of water in fruit juice a day. So I told myself I didn't need water. I thought, how could I need water while peeing that much and my body not telling me to drink?

    As of now I've been drinking about 4/5th to a full gallon of home distilled water next to my fruit intake for the past 16 days which is a lot.

    My water distiller also has a carbon filter to remove VOC's so it's about as clean as one can get.

    4.0 Symptoms

    I had symptoms and even although I drink plenty of water they still persist.
    And it is directly related to a combination of sports and my current lifestyle. As for lifestyle, it is caloric intake for which I want advice and/or detoxification that my 16 day water intake has not yet flushed out.

    The symptoms are lightheadedness, seeing black spots all the way up to fainting for several seconds where seizure like muscle spasms have occurred at least once.
    More specifically this happens when I either sit or lay down for quite a while and then standing up.
    That happens to many people on many diets but not like that ^

    1. I read this can be insufficient caloric intake. Next to exercise I definitely suffer from this. And I'm not well aware on how to kick it much above 2.500 kilocalories as the diet itself and all the water makes me super satisfied beyond wanting to eat or drink anything else plus it's expensive.
    2. I also read this can be a detoxification process. I'm 2 weeks into drinking a lot of water while being raw for 5 and a half months. Where do you think I am at in this process?
    3. I read this can be adrenal glands dysfunction which may contribute but I'm not to sure how to fix this. While requesting advice overall for everything I discuss I need it for this more specifically as I'm clueless.

    5.0 What do I eat during a whole day and what would you advice?

    While this can be anything I take yesterday as a example.

    Morning: 2 apples, 2 handful of lychees, box of grapes and 1/4th gallon of water = 450 calories.
    Lunch: Another box of grapes, box of strawberries, handful of red currant and again 1/4th gallon of water = 450 calories
    Dinner: One large watermelon and 4 oranges and 1/4th gallon of water = 1140 calories.
    No snacking!

    450+450+1140 = 2040 while needing 2500 at least while also doing my 4 mile walk and 15 mile bike ride. I rarely eat more and usually less. Some days I eat about 1500 calories and I'm always satisfied.

    This is a big investment already. Somehow the world has managed to sell people cheap hamburgers that heists the world acres for agriculture but loose bank on paying for berries that require several square feet of land per person. I'm already feeling I'm loosing bank with what I buy right now.

    What is your advice for fruit purchases that are high in calories, ones that are not specifically filling that are fresh and not dried.
    I would say bananas but our local supermarket bananas are sprayed with so many toxins they start to stain on the shelves and our bio markets are not to popular with the city folks around so they tend to sell overripe bananas that need to be eaten the same day while paying twice the money for it whereas I try to be advised by you all to avoid the latter.

    6.0 Third Eye

    This may be the wrong forum for it but such people are more likely found here. My ultimate goal is a whole holistic lifestyle with the intention to open my third eye. I thought I had it open as a child so beyond believing in it is a truth for me. Are there any such people here that managed it?

    Having read this topic where do you think I am in this process? Are there lifestyle changes I forget that I actually require?
    I very much wash my fruit and then rinse it in distilled water before eating and I heard you want mostly organic fruit. But I have already trouble paying for it and organic is twice as expensive so is it a must to have it organic?

    Thanks!

     

    TammiTrue
  • Caloric intake and Third eye (lengthy post)

    I forgot 1 thing to mention that is very important to know but doesn't fit in to the post above so I write it here. During the first 3 months of the 5 month and 2 week period eating only raw I occasionally ate salads where I used a few pinches of salt for seasoning part of the vegetable intake I had. I understand you want salt only from plants and not in mineral form so it may relate with any of the symptoms or may otherwise help you to assist me.

    TammiTrue
  • Caloric intake and Third eye (lengthy post)

    No. But that is a very good suggestion. Didn't thought of it since I'm not used to visit such places but it might answer whether I'm sufficient, in anything for that matter.

    Thanks smile

    ClaireTTammiTrue
  • Skin care tips for dry skin in summer

    Having dry skin in summer can be a relief from the predicaments and pains of oily skin. There are few things worse than oily skin in summer. Even though dry skin in summer can be a blessing this does not meant that you will not have to care for your skin. Your skin is in danger during summer no matter what your skin type is. So it is important to know a few important skin care tips for dry skin that you can resort to during the sweltering heat.


    Every season brings in good news for some and bad for others. Summer is good news, rather great news for people with dry skin.

    Homemade Face Packs For Dry Skin In Summer

    The mantra to keep you fresh and glowing is to diligently apply sunscreen and take the help of some homemade packs. Here are few face packs for you to try out this summer.

    1. Papaya Face Pack

    Papaya is a natural exfoliator which removes dead skin cells and has anti-aging properties too. It is known for balancing moisture content in dry skin. The best part is that it is a single ingredient mask which is very effective. So no more excuses

    2. Yogurt Face Pack

    Yogurt retains the moisture in the skin and revives dull skin. It also acts as natural bleach. Honey moisturizes and softens skin naturally.

    3. Reach for Aloe Vera

    One of the downsides of summer is the increased risk of sunburn due to prolonged periods of time spent outdoors. While applying (and reapplying) sunscreen can help keep sunburn at bay, if you’re not diligent you could still end up with irritated skin. To help soothe any irritation on dry skin or otherwise, reach for aloe vera, a moisturizing powerhouse with antiseptic benefits. From gels to lotions, you can find aloe vera in a wide range of skin care products. The best part? You can apply it onto your skin for reasons beyond just sunburns. If your skin is lacking moisture, lather it on!

    4. Almonds And Rose Water Face Mask

    This royal face pack works wonders for dry skin. Almonds have natural vitamin E oil that prevents dryness.

    Things needed For Almond And Rose Water Face Mask

    Almonds
    Rose water

    How To Prepare Almonds And Rose Water Face Mask?

    Soak 10 almonds overnight and grind them into a smooth paste.
    Add some rose water to this.
    Apply it on your face.
    Wash off with normal water.

    Now that you know how to care for your dry skin in the summer, you may be curious as to what’s really causing it.

    Thanks,

    Nav

    ClaireTAsusanneaA
  • Thoughts on essential oils?

    The essential oil world is a vast and there is a wealth of information about how essential oils can help our bodies perform optimally. With that being said, there’s also some misinformation that is being spread on the internet. Let’s get our facts straight.

    To really get true information about essential oils,

    I’ve asked Dr. Robert Pappas to help me clear up some of these myths circulating the web. Today Dr. Pappas is going to go over the 10 most common myths and facts about essential oils! Let’s get to it!

     

    The truth is that there are MANY therapeutic grade standards. The problem is, which one do you trust? It’s important for people to realize that all of these standards are INTERNAL standards developed by companies selling oils and may or may not include quality control by a third party lab. Furthermore, if a third party lab is used, does this lab really know what they are doing? It’s also important to know what the company defines as being “therapeutic grade” does it simply mean that the oil is pure or does it mean something beyond purity and carry with it a quality standard as well? Let’s face it, an oil can be pure as the driven snow but still be low quality, I see this on a daily basis in the samples I analyze for my clients in order for them to make good buying decisions. Judgments about essential oil quality take more than just good chemists and good equipment, they require many years of experience in odor evaluation and knowing what specific minor components are desirable in an oil and not just focusing on the major components.

    Yes we all agree that there is no independent standard forTherapeutic Grade that is universally recognized. And while you may not like the promotion ofTherapeutic Grade by various companies, it’s not really correct to say that “thereis no such thing as Therapeutic Grade.” Ithink a better response to those promoting such an idea would be to say”while many companies promote their own therapeutic grade standard, oneshould be aware that there is no universally accepted independent body thatcertifies essential oils as therapeutic grade.” That is a fairstatement that is factually correct that nobody can disagree with and will notcause dialog to shut down between those in the direct marketing companies andthose on the more traditional side of aromatherapy.

    Pure, unadultured essential oils with no synthetics added should last forever.
    True therapeutic lavender (lavandula angustifolia) should have no detectable camphor. Any level of camphor in lavender essential oil would indicate a mix of lavender and lavandin.
    Essential oil vibrational frequencies range from 52 MHz to 320 MHz. Essential oils have the highest frequency of any natural substance known to man and will increase the frequency of our bodies.
    Essential oils were used in Biblical times and even found in King Tut’s tomb.
    If you use a pure essential oil on your skin and it causes a rash or burn then it’s just your body detoxing.

     

    Thanks,

    Nav

    AsusanneaA