Juicing and Raw Food Ideas for Health...

Juicing and Raw Food Ideas for Healthy Living and Healthy Colons

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Julz

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#2 Mar 11, 2012
Deb from Mich wrote:
This thread will be where I'll post from now on, when I want to post something about juicing and/or raw foods and my experience with changing my diet on January 5, 2012, after having a colon resection surgery on November 8, 2011, and after having all the symptoms of diverticulosis and diverticulitis, including an abscess in my sigmoid colon, for most of 2011.

Some of my earlier posts are on the "Diet Ideas for Those After Colon Resection Surgery," which can be found in the link below:

http://www.topix.com/forum/health/diverticuli...

Eating more raw foods and fresh juices is a healthier way to live. The fresh juices will help to detox your body of all the toxins, wastes, excess proteins, and excess fats that have accumulated in your body. Changing your diet will give you more energy, will help you to lose weight, will help you to sleep better, and will help to reduce inflammation in your body. These are just a few of the benefits after changing your diet, if you're currently eating unhealthy foods.

I'm no longer eating any junk food (or caffeine products) and feel amazingly well. I also drink a lot more water every day, and the benefits of doing this are very noticeable, including the fact that I've had no problems with constipation whatsoever. Water is very helpful in relieving constipation. You can add a little lemon juice and/or a little pure maple syrup to receive more benefits from drinking water.

Please don't post any negative responses on this thread. If you aren't interested in learning more about juicing and raw foods, please ignore this thread.

All positive comments are encouraged and welcomed!
I am excited to see what things you post here as my juicer should be here in a week!

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#3 Mar 11, 2012
I'll be thinking about you tomorrow, Julz. I hope your surgery goes well and you'll be back home in no time!

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#4 Mar 12, 2012
A list of Acid / Alkaline Forming Foods:

http://www.rense.com/1.mpicons/acidalka.htm

This is an excellent page to learn about balancing your PH with alkaline and acidic forming foods.
Georgia

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#5 Mar 12, 2012
I like your new thread Deb, thanks.
Actually,I started juicing about 38 years ago and have always believe raw foods were really good for a person.

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#6 Mar 12, 2012
Thanks, Georgia, and thanks for all your help last year, from July through December, when I needed to be on a soft and liquid diet to alleviate the abdominal cramps that began in late June.

I believe you played a large part in my later choice to completely change my diet from high acidic foods, such as, animal fats, starchy foods, Pepsi, and junk food (hamburgs, hot dogs, fries, pizza, etc) to more alkaline foods and juices, such as, green leafy plants, fruits, and vegetables. Watching the documentary Fat Sick & Nearly Dead (twice) helped me to decide to buy a Breville juicer at the end of December.

I used your Mayo Clinic Diet (well, some of the foods, picky eater that I am) for several months. Please feel free to post your Mayo Clinic Diet message here for those who are suffering diverticulitis symptoms, and please feel free to post any of your juicing and raw food ideas, too!

I hope you're doing well!

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#7 Mar 13, 2012
Here's an article that explains the effects of acidic foods on your body and how to help alkalize your body:

http://sethigherstandards.com/2007/04/08/ener...

Here's an article that explains how to reduce inflammation in your body:

http://www.livestrong.com/article/494231-food...

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#9 Mar 13, 2012
The Different Juice Fasting Stages of Detoxification

http://www.juicefasting.org/detox.htm

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#10 Mar 13, 2012
If you're interested in adding juices to your diet, here's a link to 30 recipes:

30 Days of Juicing
http://blog.williams-sonoma.com/30-days-of-ju...

If you're interested in finding a support site for juicing, the Fat Sick & Nearly Dead Facebook page is excellent.

https://www.facebook.com/FatSickandNearlyDead

When going to this page, you'll probably need to enter a security code. About a month ago, it was impossible to see the security code, because it was hidden behind a small window or box when you enter the above link. To solve this problem, use the scrollbar on the right side of your browser to move the hidden portion of the page down, so you can see the security code.

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#11 Mar 14, 2012
Many diseases and illnesses can be healed or reversed by eating the higher anti-inflammatory foods, because most illnesses and diseases start with inflammation. Detoxing the body of all the toxins, mucus, excess proteins, excess fats, and junk will help the cells to regenerate and respirate, which will reduce and eliminate inflammation in the cells, tissues, organs, and bloodstream. Green leafy plants, vegetables, and fruits will help to detox, alkalize, and regenerate your body and reduce the acidity and inflammation.

Here is an Excel chart I made (I'll be adding more foods in the future) of many of the green leafy plants, vegetables, and fruits, showing calories, sugar, fiber, sodium, protein, glycemic loads, and anti-inflammation factors.

http://pws.cablespeed.com/deback/pics/nutriti...

The information was obtained from the best nutrition site on the web ( nutritiondata.self.com ).

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#12 Mar 14, 2012
If and when you decide to start juicing and/or eating more raw foods or 100% raw foods and juices, you will have some negativity and pessimism thrown at you. You'll have to realize that "they" haven't tried it, or they aren't ready to try it yet, so just ignore all the negativity and pessimism, and continue on with your plan. Actually, welcome the negativity and pessimism and allow it to strengthen your resolve to get healthier!

After you've flushed out your body of some or all of the toxins, you've lost weight and are feeling leaner and lighter, with more mental clarity, less inflammation pain, and have a lot more energy, you'll realize you've made the right decision. I'm currently enjoying all of these benefits, and I'm lovin' the way I feel today, which is exactly ten weeks after I completely changed my diet from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to fresh green leafy plants, vegetables, fruits, and almonds.

I'm looking forward to getting back on my Precor treadmill every day (in about a month, when I get done working this tax season) and starting to use the Cellerciser rebounder that I'll receive in the mail this week -- and get back into remodeling and landscaping this summer and fall, with much more energy than I've had in 12 years, when inflammation started forming in most of my body.

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#14 Mar 14, 2012
There are tons of pages on the web about colon health and juicing recipes. Here's one page that has some information about colon health and juices specifically for colon health:

http://juicerrecipesnow.com/category/juices-f...

This site also has lots of other pages with recipes tailored for specific organs.

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#15 Mar 14, 2012
I've finally realized why I'm losing weight so slowly. It's the almonds I've been eating every day...about 40 almonds, give or take a few.

Starting tomorrow, I'm gonna do a juice fast for 10 days, except I'll eat the last three grapefruits in the next three days and finish up the blackberries in the next three days. I'll have to throw out the rest of the romaine lettuce and salad toppings, but that's okay.

I think I'm ready for just juice, OJ in the mornings and green the rest of the days. I think I might be able to lose the last 5 lbs that's around my waist, if I do that.

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#16 Mar 14, 2012
I'll buy some extra oranges for the next week and allow myself to eat one on the days when I feel more hungry, but no salads or almonds for ten days. I might continue to eat a large grapefruit in the mornings.

Tonight, I've been watching an excellent video by Dan McDonald called "How to Lose Weight Fast." For anyone interested in losing weight, here is the link. This video is not about fasting, but about losing weight with fruits and green juices.

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#17 Mar 15, 2012
I just watched one of the best videos I've seen so far. Dr. Robert Klaper discusses water fasting, unhealthy, and healthy diets, the effects of eating unhealthy foods, and the effects of water fasting. I'm not promoting water fasting, but I'll probably do that in a few weeks.

If you don't watch any other videos, you should watch this one.

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#18 Mar 15, 2012
That should be Dr. Michael Klaper.

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#19 Mar 15, 2012
Then you could follow up and watch the following five-minute video:

http://doctorklaper.com/plant-only-medicine-m...

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#20 Mar 15, 2012
I just ordered Dr. Klaper's two DVDs from Amazon.

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#21 Mar 15, 2012
Starting today, after losing half the weight I want to lose, I'm wearing my 30-30 jeans and will do so from now on. Yea! I've had to wear 32-30 jeans for the last 14 months or so, due to the bloating from diverticulosis and diverticulitis and then healing from the colon surgery. The waist is a tad bit tight, but I'll get used to it. I'm still using a folded piece of sweat pant material between my belly button and the jeans, and that has worked great to avoid rubbing on my scar from the colon surgery.

This is day one of my juice fast. This morning, I had almost 32 ounces of the juice from four large oranges, one and a half small limes, and a fourth of a lemon -- and a bottle and a half of water. I skipped the large grapefruit and will only eat one if I get too hungry. The only difference in the next ten days is I'll eliminate the almond snacks once or twice each day, the salad lunches, the Fiber One bar in the late afternoon or early evening, and the grapefruit in the morning. I'll be making sure that I drink four bottles of water every day.

I hope to lose the last five pounds in the next ten days. I'm 5'2" and currently weigh 130.2 lbs, and I can't wait to get back to my lifelong weight of 125 lbs. After that, I'll work on losing another ten pounds to get to a perfect weight of 115 lbs.

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#22 Mar 16, 2012
Day Two: Morning weight is 128.3 lbs, down from 130.2 lbs yesterday morning.

I even ate a large grapefruit and about 10 blackberries last night. Fruits with lots of water in them are good for flushing out toxins and wastes from the body.
Deb

Port Townsend, WA

#23 Mar 17, 2012
Day Three: 129 lbs

Very happy that I'm not losing weight too quickly, but my waist, currently at 29.5", is getting close to my goal of 27" or 28". This is a loss of 3.5" so far since January 5th, with one inch lost in the last two days. I would never have lost 9 lbs and 3.5" from my waist if I was still eating whole grain breads, Pepsi, hamburgs, fries, ketchup, and all the other junk food I used to cook. I very rarely ate at fast food restaurants and have stayed away from a lot of high-sodium packaged foods for the last two or three years.

I'm positive that MY inflammation problem was due to eating cooked foods, whole grain breads, starchy foods, dead animal meats, and milk. I've proven that and have posted those details in the past.

Disclaimer: Similar to all of the messages I've posted, I'm only sharing my experiences. My messages are NOT to be taken as ADVICE to anyone.

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