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100% Raw Vegan to “Mostly Raw” Vegan – What has happened? I’m not a FAILURE, am I?!

100% Raw Vegan to “Mostly Raw” Vegan – I have not committed any crime!

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There have been an interesting “turn around” in the “movement” of raw foodism (vegan). Some have stayed raw vegan a long time, such as, Dr. Fred Bisci – http://www.anydoubtleaveitout.com (over 40 years), Dr. Doug Graham – http://www.foodnsport.com (over 30 years), Storm Talifero – http://www.thegardendiet.com (over 30 years), Tonya Zavasta – click on either of the two banners on the right side bar to go directly to her website (14 years). Some seems to be heading in that direction, such as, Roger Haeske – http://www.rogerhaeske.com (10 years) and Andrew Perlot – http://www.raw-food-health.net (8 years). There are others known to the public who after being raw vegan for at least a few years or more, have decided to not eat “totally raw vegan,” but “mostly raw vegan.” They are not failures by any mean and are still eating a whole food in a plant based way (as recommended by Drs. John McDougall, Dean Ornish, Caldwell Esselstyn, T. Colin Campbell, Joel Fuhrman and Neal Barnard – I’m sure there are others, too that I have not named!).

I respect the people who have told the truth, more so then being “fakers” and telling others they must eat only raw vegan food or else (and then eat cooked vegan food in secret). At some point they may have been somewhat dogmatic and strict about their own adherence to raw veganism, but I give them the benefit of the doubt, as times change. Sometimes it has to do more so with cost and not that they do not want to stay 100% raw vegan. Others have added in cooked food because, for them individually (remember each person has a different “make-up”) and sometimes they are not absorbing the nutrients they particularly need by eating all raw vegan food.

I for one has experimented with many different ways within my 100% vegan lifestyle for over 20 years. I can tell you with absolute certainty that I will always eat in a whole food plant based way, no matter what. Personally, I prefer to be an all raw vegan and right now it is too costly for where I am living on the East Coast. On the West Coast of USA I was able to obtain an abundance of organic fruit that was much less expensive and did not have a need for cooked food. I am also right now doing a one month experiment with no sugars/fruit of any kind and am eating much more protein in the way of beans and more seeds because I need the calories. I plan to include fruit back into my plan next month and start eating those which are on the lower glycemic scale (like apples, pears, berries, etc even though I love the super sweet fruits like grapes, figs and persimmon). I will ease back into it and when I do eat higher glycemic fruit, I will try to balance it out more with greens (as in a green smoothie) as I find that it is a more balanced way to consume.

Noone consumes the exact same food, as we all have so many different variables where we need to eat more of one type or less of one type to keep the balance. One thing I do adhere to and suggest to everyone for better health, is to eat plant based whole food. If you make that one change, you will see your life evolve in many delightful ways and some that may surprise you, as you thought were never possible after having certain ailments/challenges for so many years (some resign to the fact that “it” meaning the dis-ease/itis, etc, has become part of you already and you have learned to “live with it”).

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Have you checked out my YouTube Channel?

Check out the latest videos on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheRawsomeVeganGal

Sugar isn’t a Food Group!

Have you read any good books lately?

Books I mentioned in this video:

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If you prefer to call and place you order (you can peruse the website to read all about the products first), you can do so 1-866-STAY-RAW and please mention you were referred by Mindy Goldis

Products from Tonya Zavasta I recommend are:
1- Skin Rejuvenator (the rolling bed of pins that you use on your scalp and skin to increase circulation)
2- Siberian Pin Chewing Gum to clean teeth after eating and improve the health of your gums
3- Facial Exercises E-book which is a program I have used to improve the tone of my facial muscles and you can read the journal I wrote of my 3 week experience doing the program on the website (you will need to search around for the area where the program is discussed)
4- Facial Cream and Facial Mask – and also purchase the facial brushes. There is one to use after the mask and another that is used for exfoliation of the facial skin.
5- Tonya’s Books – they are all great and if you are ready to get into the more advanced program, then Quantum Eating book is great, and the other 3 books are also wonderful.
6- Other E-books written on dental health and 100 Days to 100 Percent Raw
7- Other beauty products: shampoo, conditioner, scalp tonic, bentonite oral balm
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Most of these are probably available online at http://www.amazon.com
Recovery from Cancer by Elaine Nussbaum
Power Eating Program by Lino Stanchich
Green for Life by Victoria Boutenko – also at http://www.rawfamily.com
Miracle of Fasting by Paul C. And Patricia Bragg – also at http://www.bragg.com
The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
The Engine 2 Diet by Rip Esselstyn
My Beautiful Life by Mina Dobic
Don’t Drink Your Milk by Frank A. Oski, MD
Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease by Caldwell Esselstyn, MD
Forks Over Knives – Documentary film
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Cleansing/Fasting I mentioned in this video:

You can read about my fasting/cleansing experiences on my blog. Here is the link with a day-to-day journal about my 42 day coconut water cleanse I started in December 2009.

Here is the link:
https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2009/12/30/40-days-2-of-cleansing-and-beyond-a-journal-of-my-personal-daily-experiences/

I also have a post on my coconut water cleanse using a combination of two different coconut water – the first one, raw and organic (Harmless Harvest coconut water) and the second one, pasteurized (O.N.E. coconut water) There are some interesting results I had by using both of them.

Here is the link:
https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2012/06/09/company-review-harmless-harvest-raw-never-heated-certified-organic-coconut-water/
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My chewing bliss experiences:
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Dry fasting experiment/experiences:
https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2013/06/20/my-experiencesexperiment-dry-fasting-4-and-34-days-not-for-the-faint-at-heart-2/
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Water fasting experiment/experiences:

https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2012/02/28/my-cleansing-repertoire-using-volcanic-mineral-refresher-water-reactions-and-results/

https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2012/03/04/my-cleansing-repertoire-using-mineral-rich-carlsbad-water-reactions-and-results/
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My review of Swayze Foster’s book:
https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2013/04/10/book-review-the-science-of-eating-raw-by-swayze-foster/
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Book Review – The Science of Eating Raw by Swayze Foster

Book Review:The Science of Eating Raw by Swayze Foster

Mindy’s quote: “Swayze has done all the research/hard work all you have to do is simply read and apply it to your life!”

I am happy to say that I was one of the people who received an advanced free copy of the book along with all the bonuses because I gave a testimonial that was used in the back of the book. This book has been a long time coming and Swayze has done an excellent job! You can tell from all the proofs/references that are included in the back of the book (68 pages worth – WOW!) She leaves no stone unturned when it comes to sharing with the skeptics and even those like me who has been a vegan for over two decades, but don’t have all the answers. You can not refute the truth and the myths/fallacies, either.

Swayze has covered everything from “soups to nuts,” so to speak. Whether you are not sure you ought to eat low-fat, feel that eating lots of fruit has too much “sugar,” why you ought to be vegan, why eat raw, why no grains, why fruit doesn’t cause cancer, etc. She also covers topics that have been “closeted” by many other so called raw food gurus and experts such as a whole chapters on supplementation and nutritional deficiencies (to make sure you are getting all the vitamins and minerals your body needs to thrive).

The chapter on essential micronutrients gives a sample raw low fat vegan menu for a day that breaks down the amount of dietary guidelines for each vitamin/mineral and each meal. It is great to see from these charts that you can get the nutrients your body needs when you eat this way. In another chapter, Swayze gives a sample 7 day raw vegan menu plan and the percentage of carbohydrates-protein-fat to eat in one day. You will see that you can be satisfied/sated and also stay within the realm of eating low-fat (according to 80-10-10 program initiated by Dr. Doug Graham and in his book, 80/10/10 that is available on Amazon.com).

Swayze also makes a great point in mentioning that you need to have testing done to make sure you are absorbing certain nutrients (especially for Vitamin D and B12 of which there are endless discrepancies: “to take or not to take a supplement that is a BIG question?”).

From reading this book in its entirety, I see that Swayze has covered “all the bases!” Your part is easy because all you have to do in buy it and read it. The information is clear, informative, straight-forward and relevant. At a time when so many people are searching desperately for answers and keep coming up against so many “brick walls,” so to speak (the doctors, hospitals, drugs, surgeries are not giving them health or happiness), it is now possible to get a better understanding on how to approach the care of your own body with the simple tools that Swayze has “spelled” out in the book in such a well-thought out manner.

There is TMI (Too Much Information) accessible to us, especially by way of the Internet and not all of it is good, positive, real or true (especially when it comes to your health). Some of the great resources out there are people like Dr. Doug Graham, Swayze Foster, Dr. Neal Barnard, T. Colin Campbell, Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, Tonya Zavasta, etc. YOU MUST DO YOUR RESEARCH TO FIND THE TRUTH!

I doesn’t have any criticism about the content of this book only that there are some typos, wrong words used, reference number was printed in large type face when ought to have been small (I can help you, Swayze, with that for the next book you write, as I have excellent proofreading, editing skills, etc – I am a writer, too, it case you could not tell by now! 🙂

Swayze mentions a couple of products to use for your dental hygiene. A great one that I use is from a company called Essential Oxygen. The owner created the product because of her poor dental health and the lack of anything on the market that would help her. You can read my company review by clicking on this link: https://rawsomegal.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/company-review-essential-oxygen-organic-brushing-rinse-and-food-grade-peroxide/

Also mentioned in another part of the book, is the consumption of green leafy vegetables. Swayze mentions about eating spinach for a week or longer without any problems. I disagree with that statement – I don’t have the scientific proof to show here, but have heard from numerous reliable sources that it is important to rotate your greens because in nature the plant use a mechanism to help them continue to self-propagate whereas they has small amount of poisons on them (doesn’t harm you in small amounts) and if you eat too much of that plant it will no longer taste good to you. I can give a personal example as I enjoy eating baby spinach straight from the bag without putting anything on it. If I eat too much (it is easier to tell when you are only consuming one food at a time and not mixing with many other ingredients) then my mouth becomes dry and I don’t want to eat anymore of the spinach. It is east to rotate your greens, as there are endless choices, from Swiss chard to Red Leaf lettuce, Romaine lettuce, Spinach, Kale, Collard Greens, etc.

Besides Swayze’s new book, she has a great website where you can find numerous free articles, videos, etc. There is a never ending stream of knowledge we can garner from others. No matter how much we think we know there is always more to learn. Always keep your mind open like a child, but still remember that you may need to filter things out, as well. Not everyone believes that this lifestyle it optimum or the best, but if it works for you and you feel great and are getting all your nutrients, then don’t let alone tell you otherwise.

Disclaimer: I was not sponsored to write this, but I did receive a free sample of the product(s). These are strictly my opinions. I only review products that I, myself would use and purchase.

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Q and A Series: People, Products and the Health of Our Planet – Interview with Swayze Foster (Low Fat Raw Vegan)

For the fourth interview, I have the pleasure of introducing you to Swayze Foster. I never met her, but found out about her through another raw vegan foodie’s website. She has excellent FREE information to share with the public and great insight, as well. I hope we can meet someday and share some wonderful fruit-filled adventures!

To access Swayze Foster’s Website, please click on the link I have provided on the right-hand side of the page under the column titled Blogroll

Question #1: Tell me briefly about yourself and why you decided to get involved
in the “health” industry?

I became interested in health and fitness fairly young, at about 17 years old. In 2006, I purchased Dr. Joel Fuhrman’s book Eat to Live. This put me on the whole food, plant-based path, but I wanted more. My health wasn’t where I had expected it to be (e.g. anemia, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, “everyday” aches and pains, and a few extra pounds) and so I went raw in 2007.

After a brief yet unpleasant encounter with the high-fat, gourmet raw way (and the promise to myself that I was done with raw), I stumbled upon the low fat, high fruit raw way via Frederic Patenaude’s Raw Secrets. My health improved within days and I was hooked.

In early 2009, I was at a bit of a crossroads career-wise. I was enrolled in university, but I wasn’t really sure what I wanted to do with my life. When I finally asked myself what I would do if I could do anything, the answer was simple: raw foods. I was spending so much of my time educating myself, visiting forums, and helping others—and enjoying every minute of it—why shouldn’t I make a career out of it?

So I worked hard for 3 months and on June 18, 2009, I launched my website http://www.fitonraw.com. And the rest is history.

Question #2: If you were stranded on a desert island and were allowed to take only 5 items with you (they can be food, books or specific products that are all health-related), what would they be and why?

Well, I would prefer a boat, fuel, and a GPS, so I could make it back home. But I guess those aren’t food, book, or health products. 😉

1) A survival handbook
2) A machete
3) A receptacle for holding water
4) A huge bag of wheat berries
5) A huge bag of dried fruit and nuts

I figure a water receptacle and machete are health-related, seeing as you can’t live without water and a tool for exploring and building a shelter would be pretty important too. 🙂

Question #3: What one message do you want to share with the people of this world that is crucial for their ultimate well-being and longevity?

Getting healthy is simple, but it isn’t easy. It will require work and there will be obstacles that you must overcome.

The good news? You’re worth it.

Questions #4: If someone could afford to purchase only one product at this moment to start their journey towards better health (food or health-related), what would you recommend and why?

Actually, what I recommend isn’t a product at all and won’t cost you a dime. In fact, it’ll actually save you money!

My recommendation is one 24-hour fast (water only). You’ll be amazed by how clean and clear-headed you’ll feel just by skipping a few meals. It’s also a great way to jumpstart transitioning to a healthier lifestyle.

Question #5: Tell me more about your business/company and/or products you offer to the public to help them achieve optimal health and well-being?

My website Fit On Raw: Raw Food for Practical Fitness (www.fitonraw.com) is dedicated to helping everyday (i.e. non-athlete) people go raw and get fit on a healthy and sustainable raw food diet.

I currently offer my low fat raw recipe e-book “Low Fat, Fruit Filled, High Fun Raw Recipes,” my cravings program “How to Conquer Your Cooked Food Cravings Once and for All,” and my members-only site “The Rawkin’ Raw Club”.

You will receive an automatic 25% discount on How to Conquer Your Cooked Food Cravings by clicking the link for Swayze Foster that is listed on the right-hand side of this page when you scroll down to the Blogroll section.

Question #6: What are your hopes/aspirations/dreams for the future health of the people and the planet?

I hope that more people will realize that they are the true masters of their life. No physician, nutritionist, or government bureaucrat can or should supply us with the education, motivation, support, or food that we need to be healthy and happy.

It is up to each one of us to educate ourselves (read all the books you can, watch movies, surf the web), to stay motivated (write down your reasons for getting healthy, post motivational images and sayings around your house), to seek out support (www.meetup.com), and to source quality food (www.localharvest.org & http://www.pickyourown.org).

Question #7: Who is your greatest hero and why?

Ayn Rand, for her dedication to truth, knowledge, and freedom.

Question #8: Is there anything else you would like to share with the public?

There is never a right time to go raw or improve your lifestyle. It doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of winter or the peak of summer, you will always find excuses to put your goals aside.

My advice is to get started as soon as possible. Anyone can do this simply my replacing one unhealthy food choice with a healthy one each day. For instance, replace breakfast with a fruit smoothie or replace your mid-afternoon snack with fresh salsa and celery sticks.

Question #9: I know that there are variables as to how much food/calories each person consumes when eating raw vegan food (based on many lifestyle factors, etc), but is there a basic guideline you would recommend for everyone?

Eat as much fruit as you care for, eat generous portions of vegetables (focus on greens), and limit your intake of nuts, seeds, avocados, and other fatty foods (e.g. 1-2 ounces of nuts, 1/2-3/4 of a Hass avocado). Eat the best quality produce you can find and include as much variety as you can throughout the year.

Swayze
http://www.fitonraw.com

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