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Monark's Transition to Total Health

#1 Postby Monark » Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:55 am

I'm not what most would consider unhealthy. I am probably healthier than 95% of the people I know. I have been focused on living a healthy lifestyle for at least 10 years. I take care of my immune system. I don't get sick. I see everyone around me coming down with colds, flu, any bug that happens to be going around. And I remain healthy.

There is disease/injury-free, and then there is pursuing maximum potential through the vehicle of a completely healthy body.

I am moving from disease/injury-free to optimum potential realization.

Got my tax refunds back this week and purchased a juicer, dehydrater, tons of organic seeds for sprouting, and all the related supplies for growing my own food at home.

I soaked seeds yesterday and placed them in their various sprouting apparati today - really looking forward to my first home-grown meal :) :)

My focus for now is to clear toxins from my body and raise my energy level to the point where I can work out consistently without becoming completely wiped out after a week of workouts.

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#2 Postby Zack » Sat Feb 10, 2007 10:45 am

Congratulations.

The juicer was definately a smart choice. It is helping me heal tremendously. Make sure you use beets!
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#3 Postby Monark » Sat Feb 10, 2007 1:23 pm

Thanks, Zack ! I'll get those beets in there :) . Glad to hear that it's working so well for you !

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#4 Postby Monark » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:31 pm

Yesterday I tried my first 'sprout meal'. The sprouts I am growing now aren't ready yet, so I bought some :) . I used Dr. Ann Wigmore's Energy Soup recipe, which calls for buckwheat and sunflower sprouts. I couldn't find those at the store so I used what I had available, which included a combination of broccoli, alfalfa, clover, radish, and wheat sprouts.

It gave me a stomach ache. I really don't like hot, spicy foods, so I think the problem was the radish sprouts.

I made the recipe again this morning using only alfalfa sprouts, and it feels much better :) .

In the meantime, my own sprouts are growing well - I am making a batch of Rejuvelac, which is fermented sprouted wheat berries. It is an abundant source of enzymes, healthful microorganisms, and vitamins.

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#5 Postby cubby2112 » Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:47 am

I just started sprouting about a month ago and I love it. I would say you are probably right on the radish sprouts, those could be pretty harsh.
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#6 Postby Monark » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:42 am

My new juicer arrived yesterday - I just love new toys! :blob5:

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#7 Postby robert » Thu Feb 15, 2007 2:45 am

Have fun with it! Share some of the things you make with us :)

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#8 Postby Monark » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:37 am

Thanks cubby !

This morning I threw a bunch of stuff I had on hand in the juicer - apple, carrots, sprouts (I used some of the broccoli/alfalfa/clover/radish/wheat sprouts - better when I just use a small amount :) ), almonds, and green pepper. Yummy !!!!

Had my first taste of the Rejuvelac yesterday - the recipe claims it tastes like lemonade - NOT . It does have a clean, refreshing kinda odd taste - if it works, I can get used to it :) :) .

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#9 Postby Monark » Thu Feb 15, 2007 5:08 pm

Woooo Hoooo !!! My dehydrator arrived today - this is better than Christmas :D :D

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#10 Postby Monark » Fri Feb 16, 2007 5:51 pm

The rest of my organic seeds for sprouting arrived today :) .

My second batch of Rejuvelac is done.

One thing that really bugs me is wasted food. What I love about the Rejuvelac is that after you use the wheat berries to make 2 batches of 'juice' you then grind and dry the berries to make wheat crackers ! Not a thing wasted :) Love It !!

Got a huge amount of produce today - I now have some beets, Zack ! :)

Also, my first batch of home-grown sprouts is ready today :) .

I'm ready to juice, dehydrate, sprout and generally have fun in the kitchen :) :) .

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#11 Postby Zack » Fri Feb 16, 2007 7:50 pm

Awesome get those beets in there! Post up some of your juice creations when you make 'em! :)
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#12 Postby Monark » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:21 am

Loaded up the dehydrator today :) . There's watermelon, pineapple, lemon, garlic, onion, bananas, apples, pears, kiwi, tomatoes, and sprouts in there :) .

I also started sprouting red winter wheat, sunflower, more buckwheat, alfalfa, broccoli, and lentils.

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#13 Postby Monark » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:28 pm

Made sprout bread today - good stuff :) . I am gradually moving to eating more and more live foods - I'm likin' this :) :) .
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#14 Postby Monark » Thu Feb 22, 2007 8:00 am

Whew!! Monday's and Tuesday's are super busy for me and leave little time for posting. Feels good to be back online :) .

I've been making lots of different sprout-related salads, juices, and snacks from Steve Meyerowitz's Kitchen Garden Cookbook.

I have noticed that I get incredibly tired and MUST sleep after eating Dr. Ann Wigmore's Energy Soup - which contains

1/2 apple
2 oz sprouts (I am using alfalfa)
1/8 C Dulse
1/4 Avocado

Blend together and eat like a bowl of thick soup.

This strong urge to sleep doesn't happen with any of the other recipes I've tried. I am thinking that this reaction is a healing response - that my body needs to fully absorb the nutrients in here.

Any ideas anyone?
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#15 Postby Monark » Sat Feb 24, 2007 4:56 pm

Very happy with my sprouting efforts :) I've got very healthy alfalfa, sunflower, buckwheat, and broccoli sprouts growing :) How fun :) . Made more sprouted wheat bread today - good stuff !!!

I'm happy with the way this is working out :D - now I just have to come up with a schedule so I can make sure I have a continuous supply of the sprouts I need when I need them :) .
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