I'm Rin, 20-ish busy/poor student/artist/designer living in downtown Toronto, Canada. I love yoga, stuffed animals, and smoothies! I also love watching TED talks, and have an interest in all things food (nutrition, food production, etc).
I have had IBS my whole life, which prompted me to go 100% vegan in July. Coupled with a daily dose of Metamucil, that seemed to get rid of all intestinal problems, until recently when I got a weird stomach bug that stuck around for 2 months. It went away after I fasted (thank god), but during that whole crummy period I did a lot of research on raw foods and after those few months it is something I want to transition towards.
After my fast I did Gillian McKeith's raw detox food list thing (and have been off Metamucil since!), and since then I've been feeling fine, and my digestion has been on track! As well as incorporating raw foods into my diet, and trying to eliminate processed foods, I've also tried to incorporate the ideas of food combining into my diet. I would LOVE to talk to anyone about food combining! I do believe it has definitely helped my digestion a lot! I have watched a lot of docs on raw foods and heard from many people about their potential for healing. I love savory foods and kind of hate salads, so if anyone has any suggestions or recipes to get some veggies in sneakily that would be awesome!
So far I've found raw food cooking/meal planning to be really tedious and time consuming, but I'm hoping that it is just something that comes with new habits - eventually, I hope, it will just become second nature!
Currently I am reading The Thrive Diet, by Brendan Brazier. :)
Feel free to say hi, I need someone to hold my hand on this journey, lol!
Submitted by jakkrabbit on February 23, 2010 - 3:26pm
About Me: I live off a stomach tube since I can't take anything by mouth due to nerve damage in my face. The damaged nerves are so sensitive to temperature, moving air, and sunlight (no, I don't have fangs!) that I'm completely housebound. But that's not going to prevent me from getting in the best shape of my life and becoming superbly healthy!
I'm transitioning off canned hospital formula to raw vegan with the use of a Vitamix 5200, and I'll be starting round one of P90X in the near future. I will keep you all posted on my journey to raw and ripped!
My channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/echoshadowlight
"How I Eat A Raw Vegan Diet While Living on a Stomach Tube"
Living raw, being vegan, and getting healthy and fit (and super shredded!) all while living with a stomach tube.
Carpe diem! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGkGvT40ARo
"Bald Girl Gets Fit - my journey to raw and ripped!"
Progress photos of my body transformation, thanks to Bodyrock.tv, modeathletics, MercolaPeakFitness, SixPackAbs, and going raw vegan! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QfcQckljkA
Submitted by LilacStarr on February 22, 2010 - 7:53am
Good Morning Everyone!!!
I'm new to raw veganism but have been vegetarian in the past. I am hoping that going 100% raw will help alleviate my eczema (diagnosed at 6 mo old) and help me feel great! Lately, I've been so stressed out by work (non profit with recent budget cuts) and life in general and I can def. tell that my body is saying it needs a change for the better. I've been stalking the forums but I'm ready to participate. Nice to meet you all!!!!
Submitted by Elfwin on February 21, 2010 - 12:50pm
Hello everyone, thought i'd try & introduce myself. I'm a veggie from the UK, but i've been interested in going raw for a bit & now i'm finally pulling my finger out and going for it! Any tips or recipes would be greatly apreciated.