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  • Green Juice = Euphoria

    I know exactly what youre talking about. Green juices just make you happy and energetic. I think its from absorbing all the needed nutrients. Its the real deal as far as energy drinks go. I get a bit addicted on juice feasting just b/c the high is so great! Ive done similar to what you have, only sans radishes and throw in some lemon and ginger. Awesome!! :)

    petitechia
  • Cilantro - How much per day is safe?

    I never knew cilantro can make you dizzy. I eat it literally in everything. Soup, pasta, salads, in large quantities. I never feel off afterwards. What isn’t mentioned in this forum is if it’s okay for kids to consume, my 8yr old eats it as much as I do. 

    ClaireT
  • Cilantro - How much per day is safe?

    Wow- I never heard such negativity about cilantro. I LOVE the stuff. I could SWIM in it. Too much? Imposserous! But if people are using it to detox, that would be a lot of a single substance to take at one time. I guess even something you love could seem intolerable and become unhealthy in mega doses. By the way, if you hate cilantro you will love the ihatecilantro.com website. It’s funny and fascinating at the same time.

    -RawAllison

    yonil
  • Is bagged salads raw vegan?

    That actually got me thinking. Does anyone wash frozen veggies?

    TammiTrue
  • Pickled Veggies, Any Good?

    I was wondering what you all think about pickled veggies, are they any good? on one hand I've heard the process destroys most of the vitamins on the other I heard the bacteria that causes the pickling process can sometimes enhance the nutritional value.

    petitechia
  • How can I prevent neighbor's cat from killing birds in our yard?

    I love cats, one of my most fave animals ever. However, I don't believe cats should ever be allowed outside (unless on a leash and well supervised). Cats are not native species and are incredibly destructive to wildlife. As was mentioned, it is cat's natural instinct to hunt. However, as they are clearly being well fed in their homes, housecats have no need to hunt. They are perfectly happy being inside, provided that they are adequately stimulated. And, cats who do go outdoors have a significantly shorter lifespan. Unfortunately, humans suffer from personifying animals thinking things like "i like variety in my diet and i like going outside so cats must be the same." This is unfortunate both for the cats and for the surrounding wildlife.

    Clearly your neighbour has no regard for the environment or for their neighbours (you), otherwise they wouldn't be letting their cat out, especially knowing that it's killing birds in your yard. Unfortunately there is not a whole lot you can do. You could try putting some rinds from citrus fruit or citrus oils around the perimetre of your yard, or at least near where the birds hang out. Citrus supposedly repels cats.

    good luck!

    petitechia
  • Is bagged salads raw vegan?

    Frozen veggies get blanched so they don't get weird in the freezer. Heating salad greens makes them soggy/mushy, and there's no reason to do that. Chopped bagged lettuce, broccoli, etc. have been washed in chemicals that preserve them longer. So they're not perfect, but definitely raw.

    ClaireT
  • Winter! Raw till four???? Advice!!! Weight gain?

    I get colder when I don't get enough calories, protein, etc. and my body goes into starvation mode on a low-calorie diet like that, so I actually gain weight eating the amount you mentioned, but I don't gain weight when I'm eating a lot more. How about adding some other things like buckwheat, avocados, almonds, etc. to give a better balance of nutrients, protein, and calories.

    ClaireT
  • How to improve fertility?

    Not vegan, but I know several people who have had increased fertility by adding raw egg yolks (pasture raised) and whole raw milk (grass-fed). 

    ClaireT
  • Helloooo Raw Christians....

    Hi!!! Thanks for introducing yourselves! Sometimes I feel a little alienated out there in the raw food world. For instance, I’d love to go on a Raw Food vacation/retreat, but Eastern Religion or some form of it seems to be woven into all of them. I just want to focus on the health of it, and being a good steward of the body God gave me. I don’t want being Raw to be the golden calf…ya know what I mean!

    leoniee