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Re: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?

#76 Postby beforewisdom » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:17 pm

FWIW. Tea is not raw. Aside from the temperature of the water being well over the temperature raw foodists consider something no longer raw, tea leaves, at least for green tea are treated by steaming ( Japan ) or dry roasting ( China )

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#77 Postby amawalke » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:33 pm

Thanks! I've been looking more into doshas, and I feel like I'm mostly vata with a little pitta in there. hmm...so much to read about...

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#78 Postby mysticxian » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:41 am

I understand the balancing act between yin and yang but what makes a person a yin or a yang, this is where my confusion is. Thanks.
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#79 Postby I'm Your Man » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:58 am

mysticxian wrote:I understand the balancing act between yin and yang but what makes a person a yin or a yang, this is where my confusion is. Thanks.
That's how asking what makes a person the way she is :) like this or that, thin, large, easy-going or nervous... Many factors. But we are not Yin or Yang, we are the quality of Yin and Yang and we all have both Yin and Yang. But in general, women are more Yin and Men are more Yang. Ederly women tend to be very Yin.
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#80 Postby amawalke » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:14 pm

obviously wiki isn't the end-all be-all resource but this is how I learned about the macro diet, and it seems to focus a lot on balancing yin and yang as far as foods go. I thought it was interesting. Whether or not you buy into the macro principles, I think everyone could use more balance with food and life in general.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macrobiotic_diet

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#81 Postby amawalke » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:15 pm

I guess I should caveat that with I'm not huge with the macro emphasis on grains. But it's just where I learned the general principles. Then my friend introduced me to doshas and I thought it was so interesting!

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#82 Postby seitan_man » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:26 pm

I have now come to the conclusion that the health benefits of a mainly raw vegan diet make it the optimum diet for human beings. The amount of processed crap in the average vegan diet, such as meat analogues, not to mention the consumption of large amounts of soy and refined carbs are detrimental to human health.

Sprouted quinoa and quinoa have excellent amino acid profiles and are highly conducive to training.

Check out powerlifting champion Pat Reeves:

http://www.veganbodybuilding.org/pat.htm#diet

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#83 Postby Fallen_Horse » Mon Oct 18, 2010 5:37 pm

MAINLY raw, yeah that's perfect.
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#84 Postby amawalke » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:48 pm

so most everyone agrees that a mostly raw diet is healthiest?

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#85 Postby Zack » Thu Oct 21, 2010 12:02 am

amawalke wrote:so most everyone agrees that a mostly raw diet is healthiest?


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#86 Postby amawalke » Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:01 pm

what do you think? What's the healthiest diet to you?

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#87 Postby xMattiasx » Wed Jan 12, 2011 3:14 pm

811 - read it, do it:)
theres nothing better than plain fruit digestion:)
cooked starch takes hours to digest

check out also: www.30bananasaday.com

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#88 Postby Fallen_Horse » Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:06 pm

xMattiasx wrote:811 - read it, do it:)
theres nothing better than plain fruit digestion:)
cooked starch takes hours to digest

check out also: www.30bananasaday.com


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#89 Postby Fallen_Horse » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:47 pm

Hey amawalke, what are you up to? Picked a specific dietary lifestyle yet?
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Re: Whos' Raw? and who wants to tell me about it?

#90 Postby durianrider » Mon Feb 14, 2011 9:06 pm

100$ a week? LOL! Ive spend 150$US on an organic malaysian durian meal for one.

Personally I find it easier to get enough carb calories as a fruit bat by drinking blended dates/bananas like in this video.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xSUtRN9YX0 My sport is running/cycling.

Depends on what your goal is. Some people find it hard to get enough calories to keep the mass on.

The 2 books to read are both by Doug Graham.

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Nutrition & Athletic performance.

All the other raw books are pretty much a waste of time really as they are not written by raw vegan athletes and their recipes are too deficient in carbs to keep you raw if thats your goal.

Low fat, high carb wholefood based vegan programme is WAY better than a low carb, high fat, raw vegan programme. I used to be a raw chef and now if Im making food for non vegans, I make low fat, high carb tasty vegan food for em so they get enough carbs and have enough glycogen to crank it.

Here is a pic of Doug Graham. 57. If your raw author doesnt look lean, fit and strong? Put the book back on the shelf! ;)

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Here is a pick of my gal from a few weeks ago. We both do b12 injections as well as we both come from a history of bad digestion before we went vegan. http://www.sweetjuicyfreelee.com She is also of the experience that high fat raw diets are crap and your better off eating real rice than cauliflower/maccadamia 'rice'. Ive seen Freelee knock back around 50 large bananas in a day. She punches like a pub brawler!

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