Helloooo Raw Christians....
wow, 20 schools closed... what will they do to catch up? Open weekend school? This can't be good.
I'm not sure what they have planned germin. It's in the Detroit and Grand Rapids areas. I don't know about other states but here we do have planned for snow days, in case of bad weather, and I don't think they usually get all used up, if they do, then they extend the school year by the appropriate amount of days into June. So, based on that, I would assume the kids would just have to go to school farther into June.
But, yeah, not good! One of my best gf's works in a doc's office and she said all this week they have people waiting at their front door to get in and it's a constant stream of people til they close the doors at night. My B-I-L is an emergency room R.N., same scenario, he said they are packed to the brim. He's been called in on every day off he has had in the last 2 weeks. I knew it was going to be bad this fall/winter but my plan is to do exactly what I do every single day, live, eat and breathe for health...and PRAY!!
So in the end of it all, she had swine flu like symptoms but the tests came back negative, Yeh!. What she does have is a double ear infection and lymphitis. All the drainage was causing severe chest cramping:( She's feeling better, going back to school tomorrow. She's quite the trooper.
Thanks to all of you for your suggestions. I'm very grateful to have such a wealth of resources right here.
Love and Blessings,
Praise God !!
hugs to you are your daughter, The only thing good about being sick, is that it feels so good to be well !
I see my Dr today to get my "STUFF"...oh to be well...what a concept.
I am a raw Christian, and very thankful the Lord has given me this raw lifestyle! I've been raw off and on for about 1 1/2 years, and just recently made a decision to go raw all the way. It was a very natural progression that I sort of fell into over the past few weeks. I'm glad to have found this forum!
Thank em! Hi radicalgirl, welcome. This group is a perfect resourceful place for you to be. Looking forward to hearing about your journey.
JesusFreak, very glad to hear the news about your daughter, not the infections she has going on, but at least its not H1N1! I'll be praying for a quick and speedy recovery for her!
Em, good luck at your doc's appt, Ive been praying for you too...you WILL be well one day, and even if it doesn't happen for us on earth, we have perfection waiting for us!
Welcome rawdicalgirl! Glad to "meet" you, I hope you enjoy it here as much as I do!
WHile the Drs appt went well, the herbs have not. He did send me to this new (new to me) health food store that actually make green smoothies, and he made me one with cabbage as with hyperT (oh, it's not grave's disease, but "Toxic (multinodular) Goiter"...oh no, it wouldn't be like I would ever have anything normal...lol !! But I need cruciferous (raw) vegtables...so anyway. I had had some choloate, but felt ok, but later felt maybe too hyper, so thought I would try the tea that is supposed to calm my down...well, after being stupid and taking a hot bath (I am considered hot and moist in chinese medicine)...so the hot bath was amazingly stupid! I had my hubby come home from a High School football game (he is a HS principal) just in case I needed to go the ER. I did sleep (after a lot of magnesium and an ionspa treatment) but feel like crud this morning. I took the main pills this morning, and my heart rate is a bit hyper AGAIN. So, am a little perplexed...(to say the least) well, he emailed me back last night (after I went to bed) and said he will call me this a.m. I noticed the time was 12:30 a.m. so assume it will be after 8:00 or so.
Thank you for your prayers...I sure hope it's just getting used to everything, but can't imagine why this wouldn't work. Maybe it's spiritual, I get a lot of attacks, long story of why....but it would make sense if I shared, but not on a message board. we'll see.
luv to all,
Just got off the phone with my Dr, he thinks it was the hot water to the tea. And all the informations I had to process yesterday may have caused some anxiety. Oh, my candida is not an issue after all of this according to my tests. It's no longer in my gut, I know it used to be in that my hands would turn white after I would eat sugar. So that is really good news. Kind of slow, but still productive and feeling o.k. SO, yea!!! Just had avacado on raw pumpkin bread with sliced tomatoes...just like the the Raw Planet Restaurant...without the hurrendous bill ;)
Em, I'm so sorry that you're having such a rough time! I really pray that this is the beginning of the end of feeling like junk! I have some anxiety issues that are tied into my blood sugar imbalance, especially on days of the roller coaster high's and low's! Keep us updated, and hopefully this doc of your will get ya all straightened out!!
Juicefastfan, you're such an encourager. May God loose his goodness and abundant blessings on you this week!
Hi all! I'm a raw newbie. And I'm a believer as well! Nice to see others here! :)
Welcome Doxallo. Nice to meet you;) How long have you been raw? So how has the Lord brought you here?
Well hello there yourself!! Yes I am new and just beginning my raw journey, but it's definitely wonderful to see there is another Christian gone raw! I notice a lot of websites where there is a lot of talk of "mother earth", but nothing about how God insisted that our bodies are our temples! I'm glad I landed on this site!
Thanks Juicefastfan...My Dr wants me to do a food diary...yuck. too much work. woke up feeling so-so, I plan on going for my mornng walk after I can spit out my cocobut oil ;)
ANd welcome craving raw. Love this place even though I cannot go totally raw as with a fast metabolism I just lost too much weight, but after eating two SAD meals my husband made (k, really enjoyed them) feel a bit hungover this morning.
my boss came by yesterday to pick up some flyers I made for her, and it was a great opportunity to clean our house...so it is nice to wake up to a clean living room especially. Praise God,
luv to all,
<3 Thank you JesusFreak <3 That's an encouragement to me to hear that!!
Welcome Doxallo and craving raw!! It's so awesome to see this many new posters on this forum. You're right...there is SO much mother earth and New Age junk tied into this lifestyle, that it was such a blessing to find a strong Christian group on here! I really think thats why the Lord led me to this site!
Hope everyone has a great week!
Hi everyone. I'm thrilled to have found this thread! I love that we can freely share about our food choices without feeling like we need to be New Age. This is so awesome!
I'm almost vegan (The only animal product I eat now is honey, from time to time) and seriously considering going raw. I have acne and being vegan alone doesn't eradicate it. I have PCOS too, which may have something to do with it.
My epiphany was when I ate a raw vegan dish at a Japanese restaurant and I felt so good from the inside out. I've been eating healthy for a long time now, but I feel the difference when I eat raw. I'm going to start slow though. Maybe have 1 raw meal a day, and 1 raw snack, then eventually work my way up.
I'm already in my ideal weight range, so I'm wondering if there are resources to help me to maintain my weight? I am into running and badminton, so I burn a lot of calories.
Are we really weak in faith, as Romans 14 says? What is the context of this verse? I've been a believer for 2 years (Month of October, to be exact!), and this verse has been used on me since I became a believer. (I was vegetarian for 6 years before I got saved) I don't have anyone to fellowship with locally who is raw, let alone vegan, so it most definitely is hard, to be on the receiving end of such comments from meat eaters.
Also, how do you eat raw corn? Do you actually do this? I'm really curious!
Sorry for the extra long post. My excitement is so hard to contain.
Many thanks in advance!
God bless you!
Welcome welcome Gulaygirl! I think it is so great that you are so excited! Definatly transition to raw at your own pace. Do it the way that works for you. You can trust the temple that God gave you , right? You can for sure eat raw corn. You can eat it off the cob, cut it off the cob and put it in raw dishes, and you could also use frozen, just make sure it wasnt blanched. Welcome again!
Gulaygirl...welcome!! You asked some really great questions! I was saved as a little 8 year old girl, on Valentine's Day, so an astonishing 22 years ago! Wow, LOL, I had no idea it was that long ago until I just sat down and figured it out for this post. Anyway, don't apologize for length of your posts! I really enjoyed your post and your questions...and to get to those...
I definitely think a raw, vegan diet would help PCOS from everything I have read...and it has been brought up in a number of topics here on this forum...I think reading through those would be a big help to you! The way you stated you plan on starting going raw is a really good way. I found it easiest to transition when I chose to replace one meal/snack at a time with a raw, vegan meal/snack. And, for me, having honey doesn't exclude you from being vegan =) The biggest thing for me to maintain weight, I'm underweight right now, so this is a big one for me, is just simply to make sure I am getting enough calories...and good, high quality, nutrient-dense as possible calories in for a day! I am high-raw, 85% or higher, I eat 1-3 cooked meals in a week, it just depends on how my day went and how much food I was able to get in and how I feel that day.
Okay, now I have studied Romans 14 many times, and from everything I have read and in talking to other believers here are my thoughts on it:
I believe Paul used meat as a symbol representing practices about which Christians may differ. I believe that you have to look at the whole passage from 14:1-15:3 to fully understand what it means, rather than just taking one or two verses out of context.
So, I believe that it is stating that Christians
a) are not to judge the practice of other Christians when it comes to things that are not strictly black and white, things that are debatable
b) are personally accountable to God for our actions
c) are not to do anything that would be a stumbling block for a fellow Christian (I'll give an example...let's say God has never convicted you on having one glass of wine with dinner and you do this in perfect peace knowing that you are totally in line with Christ, and you know that you are not sinning because this is an area that's not 100% clear in the Bible and you've prayed about it, now let's say you invite a fellow Christian over for dinner knowing that they have struggled with being an alcoholic for years and you still get that wine out for dinner and go on and on how you think that drinking some wine with dinner is allowable because the Bible never says that you can't do it...see the difference...one may be totally acceptable as far as being personally responsible for it, but once you bring in another believer that may stumble as a result of your choice, it brings it to a new level.)
d)are to do what edifies their brethern
e) should, for the sake of weaker brethern, voluntarily abstain from certain practices
f) are ONLY to do what can be done without self-condemnation which comes from the Holy Spirit
g) are to follow the example of Christ, who did not live to please Himself, but others.
Lol, okay, sorry for the sermon but I didn't know where to edit my study or what to take out so it still made sense. In a very long story short, I don't believe that the Bible tells us specifically what is better...a meat consuming diet or a vegan diet...so the diet you choose should come from a heart that wants to follow Christ implicitly and with a heart of service. Neither diet is "wrong", it's the heart behind it that makes it "acceptable" in Christ's eyes or not. Compare this to I Corinthians 8:1-10:33...especially verse 8:9-13!! Verse 13 is the perfect response to Romans 14 when brought up against a vegan diet!
And I love raw corn, I don't like to eat it right off the cob like some people but this is one of my fave recipes:
Raw Sweet Corn Salad
1 large ear of raw sweet corn
1/2 red bell pepper
1 large ripe tomato
3 Tbsp fresh parsley
1 large celery stalk
1/4 cup sweet red onion
Husk corn, wash all veggies and remove kernels of corn from cob. Dice tomato and celery, chop red pepper and onion, and mince the parsley. Combine in a bowl, cover and set in refrigerator. To serve: place leaf lettuce on a plate, spread with fave dressing (I use a raw avocado one) and top with the salad.
Hope I answered some of your questions!
Gulaygirl welcome. I also have Pcos which is what lead me here. My mission is restoration and healing. I've heard from docs that pcos is triggered from stress and a predisposition to diabetes. Alot of us, definitely me, turn to food in stressful situations. I'm trying to retrain my knee jerk reaction to grab chocolate to instead, turn to Christ. Your plan sounds like a good one. I personnally vary a little week to week. It seems that at some points in the month, (probably cycle related) I'm more prone to having a cooked meal w/ my daughters. I haven't forbidden meat altogether though. I know that a good clean hardy source of protein is vital to those of us with pcos because the extra sugars that our liver doesn't process, (& would otherwise just dump out around our lower belly...grr...) attatch themselves to protein and are more easily discarded by our body. I don't eat it often, maybe once or twice per week. My fav is fish, but I don't always stick w/ that. The only testimonies out there of people actually being healed.....or rather being victorious over pcos is those who are high raw. I have heard that when they fall off the wagon the symptoms return....but God. We must believe that He is the Healer. This may be our "thorn in our side" but it may not always be the case, amen. In the meantime, this is a perfect place to find encouragement and resources. May the Lord just bless your road to healing and give you an appetite for all things good;) I've been huge into green smoothies, usually a mango and 3 handfulls of spinache. However due to the stubborn belly fat, now that I've been fairly high raw for a while, I feel like I need to delete my fruit over the next couple weeks....probably won't give up apples.
Yeayaieeeeeeeee!!! Hello Brothers and Sister's in Christ! It is so great to see others who love the Lord and raw food in one place! He has healed me through the passion to find the truth behind the 'health care' system that so many have put their trust and faith in. I look forward in standing with you all to leading others in the truth through the word and what it says about His promises!
Welcome G. Girl and MLove. This is a grat place, as I was explaining to a Christian today, I don't fit many places, as too I am an Conspiracy theorist, try bringing that up at a Bible Study, they want to throw you out...but wont' go there today !:) loVed all the chatter. For me I have jus tbeen diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism, so for me I loose weight too easily, so only do about 50% raw, a lot from the cabbage family to slow me down. I am two days without chocolate, as too it caused Intestial Cystytis to come back yesterday...ouch!, ....but feeling much better, except my Husband is making tacos tonight, so with the help of epsom salts will get that through my system.
well, welcome, and glad you found us.
Durian, Andrea, jesusfreak, missemy, thanks for the warm welcome!
MLove, welcome fellow newbie!
Durian - well, I had corn today! It was sweet and organic. Really good.
Jesusfreak - I really am unable to eat meat anymore. It's a taste/digestion thing. Amen to God is our healer!
Andrea - I appreciate your long, thoughtful post! That's so cool that you surrendered to the Lord on Valentine's Day! That's the perfect date with the perfect guy! All at 8 years old!
I read and reread the portion on Romans 14, the verses from Corinthians, and your take on it. I appreciate it! Thanks for the raw corn recipe as well! I have all the ingredients right now except for celery and parsley. I must make a trip to the grocery store soon!
I'm reading up now on what nutrients I need daily. I have a handout from PCRM on the New Four Food Groups (has anyone heard of this?) and seeing how I can plan my meals accordingly. My breakfast has to be carbohydrate-rich on the days that I run or play badminton, otherwise I get kind of light-headed. So for now, that means, lots of oatmeal and fruit. I think my 1 strictly raw meal a day for my start-up program will be dinner. If I do need to cook, I'm going to see if I can do without oil. It'll be a challenge, but I'm up for it!b
Have a wonderful weekend!
I'm so thankful God let me find this list!
Hi gulaygirl. I totally understand the meat thing. I have been feeling like it's harder and harder to digest meat these days. & Yes! Glory be to God the Healer of all things.
Bless to all you! Have a great weekend.
Nice to see other followers of Christ in the raw movement. Hi everyone.
Hello and welcome Tallmako =)
Heyyyyyyyyy! How is everyone? This season is busy but I thought I'd check in on everyone. juicefastfan, how are your daughters? Missemmy, feeling any better? Welcome Tallmako. Question...has anyone ever made a dyhdrated crepe-y wrap sorta thing with pears??? Just curious.
Hi! Just joined GoneRaw, great to see a Christian group here!! We recently moved from San Diego to Walla Walla, WA. Any Raw Christians in Eastern WA?
excited to join this topic. Our bodies are a gift from God and we should treat it as such. I've rededicated my life to Christ and I want to live a more virtuous, prosperous, and fullfilling life. I know that if I take care of the temple that GOD has graciously blessed me with, I know that I am abiding by his word and will.....I am a new Rawie and I am excited about this venture. I have researched and purchased great books about the Raw journey. My Excalibur is on order and I can't wait to make all of these great recipes for myself and family. I know that some of the foods aren't going to be to my liking but I know that most will.
Nice to meet everyone here and can't wait to hear all about your experiences as well.