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#19 Blog Post: Boost your Immune function with Raw Foods

How about some barefoot running in the snow with Vasile Cotovanu?

How about some barefoot running in the snow with Vasile Cotovanu?  (credit below) One way of boosting your immune system!

Everyone is going down around me.  Flu, colds, infections.  You name it.

And I feel like Elton John when he sings, “I’m still standing, Yeah, Yeah, Yeah…”

If you remember that song then you’re in my vintage or older, as I don’t think One Direction have done a cover of that one yet! 🙂

But seriously, what is going on with my body?

Serious healing, that’s what!  Two years ago I was getting colds and infections that would literally last a month… and then I’d get another one.  I was permanently attached to a tissue box and a jar of Vick’s Vaporub.

Now, if I get anything at all, it’s a sniffle, itchy throat and fatigue, which lasts 24 hours MAX.  I go to be early and it’s gone by morning.

Want radical healing in your immune system?  Raw foods, primarily fruit, tender leafy greens and low fat is where it’s at, baby!

When you consume huge quantities of nature’s #1 health foods, uncooked and minimally processed (blending and juicing allowed) then you can expect great things to come to pass!

Today on a plate:

Breakfast – 1.75L OJ, 1 teeny tiny banana

Lunch – 5 ladyfinger bananas

Afternoon – More bananas

Dinner –  A handful of mixed nuts * and a few segments of orange.

(* DO NOT DO THIS – unless you want them to sit like a lead weight in your stomach like they did in mine!)

Calories for the day were – about 2111

Ratios: (77% carbs/16% fat*/6% protein)

* My fat quota has crept up in the last few days and I now need to have a few fat-free days.  I find my body does not cope well with too much fat, and yet in winter I desire a bit more.  Sometimes it’s hard to find the balance but I’m definitely getting there.

Water –1.75 litres

Sleep – 8 hours

Exercise –30 min run, T25 for 25 mins

Quote for the day:

Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift!

Food for my brain today:  More listening to Jeff Sekerak, the Superfit Vegan, inspiring me to new heights with my bodyweight exercise workouts.

How much longer are you going to put up with ill-health for?

It was when I reached rock bottom, when I was sick ALL the time, that’s when I took my health into my own hands and was ready to fully commit to the best diet in the world.

Are you ready to experience the best health of your life?  Can I support you in achieving it?  Check out my raw health coaching page for more info on how I could help you.

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Day 16 Blog Post: Confronting Fears on a raw food diet

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If you imagined that life would be an easy ride once you went raw, think again…

Don’t get me wrong, this is a totally awesome diet and life gets a whole lot more interesting when you have unlimited amounts of energy and vitality.

But along with health and energy comes the responsibility of doing something with it.  Something powerful.

Starting my website was part of the promise I made to myself to give back to the world what I had so generously been given.

I had a lot of fear in launching it.  What would my friends and family think?  What would people in the raw community think?

But despite these fears I took a deep breath and did it anyway.  What was the worst that could happen.

And the result was amazing.  Every day I get emails from people saying how much they’re loving my articles.  How they love how honest I am and how much I have to give.

So now I’m taking the next step with it and developing a particular product.  (I can’t share it with you – my lips are sealed for now.)

But I notice that every time I commit to a new project or direction in my life huge fear presents itself.

And I double-question whether I’m doing the right thing.

So I’ve been working from home today, writing articles for my website and planning this other ‘thing’ and feeling the fear that comes with it.

And asking God to take care of it.

Fear no longer serves me.  Instead my purpose in life has become to be of maximum benefit to God and the people around me.

I’m so grateful that today I can address these fears head on and I don’t have to eat crap over the top of them!  That is a major step forward.

By the way, if you’re still struggling with compulsive eating and want to be free of it, I can help you get there.  Send me an email.

Today on a plate:

Breakfast –  about 10 grapes, 1.25kgs watermelon, 650g papaya

Lunch – 1.25kgs watermelon

Afternoon – a Peppermint, carob, date balls.  3 persimmons.

Dinner – Raw pad Thai (zucchini, asian cabbage, mango, tomatoes, ginger, chilli).

A banana wrapped in cos lettuce.

A bit later – 1/3 of an avocado, 2 olives and a glass of OJ

Calories for the day were – about 2257

Ratios: (87% carbs/8% fat/6% protein)

Water – 1L

Sleep – 8 hours

Exercise – 20 min walk with dogs; 20 min walk/run, T25 strength session

Quote for the day:

Feel the fear and do it anyway”

Food for my brain today:  A Rawvana youtube video of Rawvana making Low-fat Raw Pad Thai, which became my dinner.  I didn’t have any diakon radish, so made do with the zucchini and asian cabbage.  Still worked perfectly well.

Feel the fear and eat your fruit, people! and you won’t have to fear nasties like cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, autoimmune disease or sexual impotence!

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What do YOU want? The #1 key to success on a raw food diet.

I hate most versions of New Year’s Resolutions where people write down what they’re not going do in the year ahead:  Give up smoking, lose weight (meaning that they’re not going to eat cakes and biscuits), Stop getting plastered every Saturday night down at the pub.  Or a gazillion other versions of similar themes.

But what most people DON’T do is envision what they actually DO want.

And the same thing happens when they embark on a raw food diet.

They pick a number that sounds good.  Say going 100% raw or Raw till 4, and then just go for it, which is great…except when roadblocks appear… like the birthday cake for a colleague served up at their workplace, or the cooked dinner they have to make for their family that night.

We’ve all experienced similar.  And at times I’ve prayed that I could just live in a raw food bubble, where there was nothing but aisles and aisles of fresh produce in the supermarkets, and only ads for bananas and mangos on the TV.

Wouldn’t that be great?

Sticking to a raw food diet would be soooo much easier…

Dream on, precious!   If it ever happens (and I sure hope it does) it’ll be light years away.

At times I’ve felt it was all too hard.   That it was easier to accept mediocrity and just eat a lot of raw food, instead of trying to go raw.

But I was always left with that niggling question of “what if?”

What if I didn’t have to live with this constant runny nose?

What if I had a clear complexion?

What if my mind was razor sharp and my energy levels were through the roof every day?

What if I was able to tap into my true, vibrant purpose in the world?

None of these things were ever fully addressed when I was eating cooked food, even ‘clean’ cooked food like potatoes or rice without condiments.

I had to experience a period of being fully raw to know just how much better, how amazing it was possible to feel.

But it’s so haaaaaarrrrdd…

How DO you stick to it?  Through thick and thin, facing every obstacle that comes up head on?

Well, it all comes back to your motivation.

If you REALLY, REALLY want it, you’ll make it happen.  If you don’t really want it, you won’t

Basically, you have to know WHY you want to go raw.  And then you need to remind yourself of this vision every. single. day.

So why do you want to go 100% raw?

I found out, by following experienced long-term raw foodists, that to be successful at following a raw food diet you had to have a powerful reason why and a powerful vision of the self you’ll become after following the diet for a certain period.

In order to be successful I had to write a list of all the things I wanted to see happen to me as a result of going raw.

And once I had my list, I had to read it… every day.  In the beginning I read it twice a day, first thing in the morning and last thing at night.

After I read it I would visualize the person that I would become if I ate raw for a whole month.

Here’s my list so you can get an idea.  There are many, many benefits of going raw, but these were the ones I really wanted to focus on:

23 Reasons Why I want to be fully raw

  • To have beautiful clear skin
  • To be clear-headed – no mucus
  • Crystal-clear thinking every day
  • Sinus-pain free
  • Easy sweet smelling elimination
  • Perfect, silent digestion
  • Clear whites of eyes
  • Allergy-free
  • Compulsion-free and relaxed
  • Running every day
  • High energy all day long
  • Slim and toned physique
  • Flat tummy
  • Happy, joyous and free
  • Inspire others to the fruit-based raw food lifestyle
  • Sleep soundly every night
  • Easy pain-free periods, light flow
  • Lustrous, thick hair
  • Thick, hard nails
  • Radiant glow
  • Live to a ripe old age, free of incapacitation.  Die at home in my sleep.
  • Love exercise
  • Deep meditations and spiritual connection.

Notice that all of my reasons are worded in positive language, so that I can easily create an image in my mind of what I want, NOT what I don’t want.

After a few weeks I felt I didn’t need to read it quite so much, so I dropped down to reading it at night time, before going to sleep.

I still look at my list every now and then, when I feel like I need a reminder of why I’m doing this.  But for the most part I can already see those things happening in my life.  They’ve become my reality.  Which has added more fuel to my motivation.

The first 30 days are definitely the most challenging to stay raw.  You have to remind yourself frequently of why you’re doing what you’re doing.  But after that it’s much easier.

In fact it gets easier with every day, every week and every month.  It’s no longer a struggle.  You’ll face social situations with ease and no longer will you be plagued with cooked food cravings.

So, what is it that YOU want?

First, ask yourself what you want?  Would going raw help you achieve those things?

If you don’t want to go raw then DON’T.  Don’t make yourself do something that you are not wanting to fully commit to.  You’ll just demoralize and confuse yourself in the process.

But if you do then you need to take certain actions

Write down your list.  Then commit to doing it, one day at a time, until you start to see those results.  Read and repeat.  Every day.

You’ll be amazed before you are halfway through your first 30 days that you’ve been able to stick with it, and it’s been relatively effortless.

Keep recommitting every day, and visualizing how you’re going to be.  Keep eating your raw fruits and veggies, and you will absolutely get there.

Nobody ever failed who kept trying.

And it’s absolutely worth the struggles in the beginning.  You’ll feel absolutely amazing, like you’re channelling some amazing super power.  That’s the power of live foods.

Do you have any tips for creating the proper mindset to achieve your wildest dreams?  What strategies do you use to stay on track with your goals?

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Fructose intolerance on a fruit-based raw food diet?

 

It’s true, eating a low-fat fruit-based vegan diet does seem to be a magical remedy for many, many health issues including auto-immune diseases, high cholesterol, heart conditions, type 2 diabetes, asthma and eczema, as attested to by hundreds of people who have healed from chronic health conditions.

But what if you switch to fruit and you STILL suffer from irritable bowel syndrome-like symptoms like bloating, abdominal pain, distention, gas and reflux?  What if you still suffer from fatigue and poor concentration?

Could it be the fruit?

Switching to a fruit-based diet has given me huge benefits, including relief from asthma and eczema, reflux, constipation, bloating, PMS and period pain, chronic sinusitis, fatigue and extremely low immune function.

But even after months of consuming fruits and veggies, and small amounts of nuts and seeds, I’ve found I’m still having some minor problems, mainly to do with mild abdominal pain and loose stools, mild mucus and occasional breakouts.

In comparison to what I suffered in the past these complaints seem so miniscule, and they certainly don’t impede my excellent quality of life.  But they’re still annoying signs that my body isn’t functioning at it’s very highest level of health.

Since I’m in the business of discovering the keys to supreme health, and helping people achieve that, I’m also making it my business to leave no stone unturned with regards to my health.

watermelon juiceLately there’s been a lot of research coming out about fructose malabsorption (aka fructose intolerance) and so I decided to investigate whether I might be fructose sensitive.

Oh Nooo! – Not Fruit!!

I have to say that when I first heard about it, my initial reaction was “Not fruit!!!  I’m NOT cutting out fruit.” because that would leave me with little choice but to go back to eating rice, corn and meat for sustenance.

But since investigating I’ve discovered that cutting out fruit entirely is NOT necessary if you suffer from fructose intolerance.

But first let’s look at what Fructose malabsorption actually is and what causes it?

What is Fructose Intolerance?

Here’s some basic anatomy and physiology to begin with…

The small intestine has the job of absorbing the building blocks of food, and it’s in the small intestine that problems of fructose absorption start.

Basically, in healthy people, there are two pathways for fructose to be absorbed across the membranes of the small intestine.

One pathway is where it is freely absorbed and doesn’t require glucose for its transfer across the membrane.  So, in other words fructose is absorbed on its own with no relationship to glucose.  This is called the Glucose independent pathway.

The other pathway for absorption is through the presence of glucose, where glucose is needed to ‘piggyback’ the fructose across the intestine.

People with fructose malabsorption have simply lost the ability to absorb fructose freely across the intestine independent of glucose.

Why is Fructose intolerance bad news?

Screen Shot 2014-02-18 at 2.13.46 PMThe problem is, if fructose is not absorbed then it will pass through into the large intestine and will be a food source for bacteria, causing fermentation, bloating, wind and abdominal distention.

There can be a few reasons why people can begin to suffer with fructose malabsorption and all have to do with damage to the intestinal lining, through physical/emotional stress, prolonged or heavy use of antibiotics, gastroenteritis or travel (ie contracting Bali or Delhi ‘Belly’).

So what can you do if you suffer?

Proper food-combining made a huge difference to my digestion.  That is, making sure fruit is always eaten before anything cooked, and that fats are kept until the last meal of the day to ensure that fruits are not held back by fats and end up fermenting in the gut.

But even with proper food-combining it was clear that there were some fruits and veggies that I just couldn’t digest easily, and these, it turns out are generally foods which are high in FODMAPS…

FODMAP is an acronym, which stands for:

Fermentable

Oligo-saccharides

Disaccharides

Monosaccharides

Polyols

If you suffer from fructose intolerance you need to avoid high FODMAP foods.

These are all found in particular foods, which if avoided or severely limited can give you tremendous relief.

On a high-carb raw vegan diet, many of high FODMAP foods like honey, grains, dairy products and High fructose corn syrup (HFCS) are already eliminated, but there are still some fruits, veggies and legumes which will cause problems.

Here’s a list of high FODMAP foods recommended to avoid (I have highlighted the fruits and veggies that could be problematic on a vegan diet):

Honey, apples, pears, mango, watermelon, HFCS, onion, garlic, leek, shallots, spring onions (whites only), wheat, rye, barley, yoghurt (inulin), milk, icecream, custards, soft cheeses, legumes cherries, peaches, plums, cauliflower, snow peas and mushrooms.

If you are fructose intolerant then you need to experiment and listen to your body.

I seem to run into problems with pears (unless they’re super super ripe), watermelon, onion, leek, shallots, garlic, legumes, broccoli, cauliflower and mushrooms, so it is highly likely that I’m fructose intolerant.

When I consume watermelon and pears for instance I get extremely loose stools and some mild abdominal pain, but rarely get any bloating or gas anymore, since I stopped eating grains and dairy.

However, apples and mangos I seem to have no problem with.

I’m also very interested to find out if it’s possible to heal the lining of your small intestine so that you can begin to absorb fructose independently of glucose once more.  I figure that, since the rest of the body is able to heal, that the small intestine is no different.

I have noticed that the longer I stay on a close to 100% high carb, low fat raw vegan diet the less these symptoms seem to occur, even with FODMAP fruits.  For instance I can eat half a watermelon now and it doesn’t cause the severe pain and distention that it used to.  I still get some mild discomfort and loose stools with it, of course, so I’m obviously not completely healed yet.

My FODMAPS experiment

So I’m going to try a period (let’s say 30 days) without eating certain high FODMAP fruits and veggies and see if I can completely heal my small intestine.

The question I have now is…What the hell do I do with the four watermelons I have left from my recent shop?  Luckily the rest of my family love melons!

The great thing is that you don’t have to avoid fruit altogether if you have fructose intolerance.  You just need to be careful that the fruits you eat have an equal amount of glucose present as well so as to facilitate the transfer.

FODMAP-friendly fruits are: ripe bananas, blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, honeydew, cantaloupe, lemons, limes, passion fruit, raspberries, strawberries, tangelos, kiwi, and oranges.

Vegetables such as bok choy, bean sprouts, bell peppers, butter lettuce, carrots, celery, chives, corn, eggplant, green beans, tomatoes, potatoes (these would have to be cooked), and spinach are also fine if you’re fructose sensitive.

I shall give this new regimen a go for the next 30 days and report back on my experiment in due course!

Conclusion – While a raw vegan diet has been AMAZING for much of my healing, sometimes you need to do a bit of personal tweaking to get things right.  People have intolerances and allergies to all sorts of things.  Just because someone is allergic to mango doesn’t mean that they cannot follow a fruit-based diet.  There are PLENTY of other fruits available!

After more than two years following this lifestyle I finally feel like I’m getting closer to the optimal diet for me, and it’s so exciting!!  This is after YEARS of muddle around in a cloud not knowing what to do about my failing health…

Have you experienced any issues with consuming certain fruits and veggies?

Leave your comments below.  I’d love to hear from you…

Anthea Frances is an author, raw food health coach and host of the Raw Life Summit series.  Grab a copy of her free Balanced Raw Vegan Nutrition Checklist and start improving your health today!

How I got rid of my cooked food cravings

Without a doubt, cravings for cooked food are one of the most difficult things to overcome when you’re trying to go raw.

In my experience, willpower only takes you so far before you cave into those old familiar cooked comfort foods.

Over two years I tried to go raw again and again.  I’d feel fantastic for a couple of weeks, eating lots of fruit and a few salads thrown in, but at some point I’d cave into sharing some of the low-fat cooked vegan meal I’d made for my family, usually consisting of rice or potatoes and other cooked veggies.

After a while a pattern seemed to develop.  I’d gravitate towards adding salt-laden condiments like tamari onto my cooked meal of starches, then the combination of these foods would lead me to overeat on other cooked foods that were less than optimal.

The one thing I noticed was that every time I had a craving it was for salty, dense foods like rice, potatoes and beans.  Not sweet foods.

I used to get massive cravings for sugary, fatty carbs in the form of cakes, donuts and pastries.  But these are long gone since I started eating enough fruit (around 2000 calories a day).

I’d heard that cravings for salty foods were a sign of mineral deficiency in the body, and that big salads would help.

I’d heard that you needed to eat between 1 and 2 pounds of green veggies a day to meet those mineral requirements.

So I tried to make and eat really big salads for my dinner meal at the end of the day.

But I really struggled…

I found it took so long to chew your way through a massive salad.

I found that eating so many greens in one sitting made me feel a bit sick.

(This is really common, by the way, in people who’ve suffered from digestive disorders and have low levels of Hydrochloric Acid.  The great news is that the more greens you eat the more HCL your body will produce.  But this is also the irony!)

I tried putting greens in fruit smoothies.  That helped a bit, but at the end of the day I just didn’t feel like a green smoothie…

I wanted something savory, like my old savory dinners.

So what did I do?

Well, I knew I had to somehow replicate my old dinners, so I tried making more gourmet raw dinners, but these recipes were often high in fat and added salt, and quite frankly, just didn’t have nearly enough greens in them.

I’d heard that blended salads (a savory version of a green smoothie containing non-sweet fruits like tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchinis) were a good way of getting more greens in.  So I tried a few of those too.

I just couldn’t imagine eating them every night.

But then I started following Roger Haeske, a long-term raw fooder, who had some great insights to share about going and staying raw over the long-term, and he’d come up with an awesome low-fat, high greens dinner-time solution which he called The Savory Veggie Stew.

To be honest, when I first heard about it, I was pretty skeptical that you could actually make a tasty stew out of a whole load of, mostly green, vegetables, but at some point I had tried everything else, and nothing seemed to work…

So I decided to get his program and I set about trying a number of his recipes, all based on the same rough formula.

And I was amazed.

I couldn’t believe that veggies could taste so good, and without any fat at all.

Even better still was the fact that I could whip up a stew in about 5-10 mins, and eat it in a fraction of the time that it took me to eat a massive salad.

The time factor was so important to me, because I have a family to feed (who don’t eat what I eat), and I just didn’t have time to be preparing elaborate raw meals for myself.

I also wanted to finish my meal around the same time as my family, instead of still being there an hour after everyone had gone off to play.

Roger has a whole range of different types of stews including Tex-Mex, Indian Curries, Italian and Thai versions, so you never get bored having the same old stew every night, and because they’re kind of chunky like a stew you really feel like you’re eating something hearty.

You can even warm your bowl in the oven before you pour the stew into it and it will warm the stew slightly, which is especially nice in winter.

I’ve tried lots of raw recipe books and products out there on the market and, in the end, they did not help me stay raw.

I rarely recommend anything (besides eating truckloads of fruits and veggies) but this is one product, which has really helped me to stay raw over the long term.

If you want to stay raw, or even if you’re just looking for a way of getting in loads more green into your diet then you should definitely check out Roger’s Savory Veggie Stews.

If you want to nip your cravings in the bud then you HAVE to eat loads more greens, and the best way I’ve found to do that is by making a hearty savory veggie stew a minimum of 3 times a week.

Add to that a few other yummy raw dinner meals and you are well equipped to stay raw over the long term.

What are your favorite ways to get more greens into your diet?  Has upping your greens helped you to stay raw too?

Please share your experiences in the comments section below…

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Day 11 Blog Post: Staying Raw through Winter

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It’s officially winter and I’m still 100% raw and, you know what? …I haven’t had any urges to eat cooked food for about a month now.  Which proves to me that it is simply a habit to reach for hot foods to keep me warm.  And I seem to have broken it – yayyy!!

And you know what that means?  If I can do it, then you can too!!!

I actually haven’t been feeling the cold as much as I have in previous years, which must mean either that all the exercise is helping to elevate my body temperature, or that my body is simply getting used to being a bit cooler.  Either way, I’m so excited to think that I might be able to get through the whole of winter completely raw.

Some eczema has come up in my old regular zone just below my left nostril.  It’s really annoying and itchy, but I feel like it’s a detox sign.  I’ve had some ongoing detoxing going on lately.  Milder versions of my old symptoms, that come up and then disappear, only to leave me with a new sense of heightened energy and clarity.  That’s how I know it’s detox…

I have not had a sinus headache now for over 3 weeks.  Recently, I started getting them again regularly about once a week and when I got one it would last a whole day.  🙁  I couldn’t work out why I was having them, as my diet is so clean these days, but by process of deduction I’ve worked out what was triggering them – the preservative in the sun-dried tomatoes I was buying.  I haven’t eaten them since that last headache.

So I’ve been getting glimpses of what my life might be like completely headache free, and I have to say it’s very exciting!  Yayyy!

Today on a plate:

Breakfast – some grapes, then a pear, kale and raspberry smoothie (RAWking combination!)

Lunch – pear, kale and raspberry smoothie (again because it was so damn good the first time)

Afternoon – 8 macadamia nuts

Dinner – sweet chilli zoodle slaw (2 zucchinis spiralized & shredded cos lettuce with a sauce of corn, tomatoes, dates and chili.

Supper – A few bits of grapefruit

Estimated Total calories for the day were – about 2900

Ratios also a guesstimate: (88% carbs/8% fat/5% protein)

Water – 1.75L

Sleep – 8 hours

Exercise – 1 hr yoga class, 30 min dog walk

Quote for the day:

Turn your haters into motivators!”

Food for my brain today:  Checking out all the beautiful posts of low fat raw food  taken by people on Instagram.  I posted a couple myself.  Please check out my page “realrawnutrition” and follow if you want to see pics of what I’m making and eating day by day.

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