Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Kouchakoff study. An interesting read!

so here is an atricle I came across that seems to have some interesting points about raw research done as early as in the 1930's. It does fascinate me that no real follow up research has been done by the scientific communities of our generation. I believe we are in an age now where we will see more of it but with so many doctors and scientists getting their money from our major food industries, makes me ponder when?

I am going to add this to a forum as well because I would love to see what more people think about scientific research involving food.


Monday, October 19, 2009

My Banana frenzy! *cleanse*

Well, today is day three of my week long juice and or smoothie fest! I think I have found a combination that works well for me. Banana's seem to be key for me. I am really trying to move toward a low fat raw lifestyle and cut out some of the amazing raw gourmet dishes I make. As tasty as they are, my body cant handle the additional fat due to me being so sedentary. Hip Bursitis does not allow me to be very active. What I am hoping to do is to move to a high fruit, low fat lifestyle and let my body heal itself. Then I'll be more free to allow some great dishes back in my life. In moderation of course...and still 100% raw!

So for the past three days I have been blending 4 banana's, 2 dates and ice about 5-6 times a day. This is allowing me to feel like I am not depriving myself and giving me nearly 3000 calories a day. Yikes seems like alot and it makes me nervous. is cleansing me. With my diet alone, I detox but this is pretty nuts. My joints hurt in a way I cant even explain. I literally feel like a 90 year old woman. I slouch and limp. My hips are carrying an incredible amount of pain. Not to mention my back and shoulders.

So today is day three in which I am hoping will be about a week stint. I am taking it day to day and am not setting expectations on myself. I am going for as long as I can and for as long as my body feels it is reaping benefits. I am hoping however that my pain does not increase because it is borderline unbearable right now. Sitting is painful. I am hoping it IS in deed detox and not some actual physical problem that requires a bit more looking into.

Right now falling asleep in the bathtub sounds wonderful!
I shall keep things updated regularly with this week!


Sunday, October 11, 2009

Creamy Tomato Basil Dressing!

I just got back from the gym and decided to have a salad for my post work out meal. I also have to get to work here soon and wanted to have something a bit more substantial than juice!

I decided to just wing a dressing and threw a bunch of ingredients in a blender and WOW! It was so amazing I had to write it down immediately. These ingredients were not measured out so I don't know exact measurements BUT it will be close enough to play around with!


3 Organic Vine tomatoes
1 1/2 Handfuls Fresh Basil
1 tbsp fresh rosemary
1/4 cup Raw cashews
Tiny splash olive oil (helps bind)
Dash of himalayan sea salt
2 tbsp Nutritional yeast
Splash of apple cider vinegar

Blend all the ingredients together until rich and creamy. It was amazing! I topped off the salad with some Raw hemp seeds and cracked pepper!

It was delicious!