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  1. awesome! thanks robert! i got a call from a friend of yours that is in california right now. we're staying in contact to see if we can find a big house to rent and fill it up with some more vegans. it would probably take a lot of vegans to fill a house though, we're pretty skinny... thanks again robert, i can't wait to meet you!
  2. hey everybody, i'm moving back to portland in october and am looking for a place to rent for myself and possibly my friend, bradley. he is a clever person, an inspired and inspiring artist, a musician... i am joyful, introspective, observant... i like to sleep outside, read books, write letters and hike trails. i eat raw foods, i collect rocks. we both ride bikes, recycle, support local foods and co-ops. we like to host and attend potlucks. we are each looking for a room for $400 or less. we like nooks and wood floors and stairs and windows and yards with hopes of gardens and growth and life. bradley is hoping to stay at a farm for the month of october, to learn and to transition into oregon and out of his last job at a library in michigan. he will probably be looking for a room at the beginning of november. if you have a room or two that you are looking to rent, or know of anyone who is and think we might be compatible please email me here or call 503.545.8803. thank you so much! rebecca
  3. welcome, karen! this is an awesome forum!
  4. i think in accents sometimes. quite a lot, actually.
  5. enjoy the hike, isaac! take lots of pictures please
  6. i haven't read any of his books, but i see them mentioned on here a lot. would you recommend that i check them out? you mentioned that you are eating a lot of nuts and seeds. do you soak them first? nuts and seeds have enzyme inhibitors on them, which are released by soaking. typically it is best to soak nuts for a few hours, then to rinse them really well and allow them to dry. almonds, walnuts, etc. seeds take less time to soak and are really easy to sprout. have you gotten into sprouting at all? i would suggest eating more bananas and avocados and dense foods like that, which are easier to digest than nuts. also, try eating one food at a time, to see if you can pinpoint specific foods that give you trouble. otherwise it might be the enzyme inhibitors in nuts and seeds, or improper food combining. hopefully these ideas help! (i used to be bloated all of the time from cooked food. sometimes i looked pregnant! )
  7. what kinds of foods are you eating? it really helps to eat one food at a time, it's called mono eating. you may also want to try proper food combining, as described in this link: http://www.internethealthlibrary.com/DietandLifestyle/Food_combining.htm good luck and congratulations on being animal free!
  8. hey matt, i noticed you're in hamilton. peterborough has some nice places to eat, but i was only looking for raw foods. there are probably a lot more options if you eat cooked food. "rusty snail" has a great salad with mango, strawberries, red onion, avocado and greens. it has live music and a chill environment. "the spill" has great water. i went there for the atmosphere (missing coffee shops) and the barista was vegan and very helpful. she suggested checking out "lunch" for some great salads, and a coffee shop off of charlotte, down by the railroad tracks. i can't remember the name, but i got a fruit plate there. the baristas were very accommodating and friendly. "maggie's garden" has some vegan options if i remember correctly. again, i had a salad. hunter st. and charlotte st. have the most restaurants and cafes. i liked "rusty snail" the best, but you might have to look around to find something cooked that you like. good luck!
  9. these are excellent posts, gorilla. there is such a vibrance with fruit! we are so fortunate to have a spectacular variety of colors and flavors and textures!
  10. thanks loveliberate! i'm getting closer - i'm in michigan now! out of canada and into the states!
  11. hey billy, welcome to the forum! ahh... seattle. i ate my first fresh, vegan donut there. it blew my mind. what are some of your favorite foods there in seattle?
  12. hi james! welcome! how is the veganism going?
  13. hey matt! welcome to the forum. this is a great place to learn, to teach and to get lots of inspiration! good luck on your journey!
  14. hey christopher - how are you and your wife holding up? still eating raw foods?
  15. that's awesome! i heard of a woman who healed herself of cancer by drinking liquid chlorophyll. it has the same molecular makeup as hemoglobin, with only one difference. hemoglobin has an atom of iron in the center, chlorophyll has an atom of magnesium in the center.
  16. hey health freak, it's great to have you here! my perspective on going raw is to start from the ground up. (literally, from the earth ) it makes it a lot harder to think of everything that you can't eat anymore. just appreciate that the raw foods that are available are absolutely incredible on their own. we don't need to prepare them or change them at all! i would begin with fruits and vegetables. it will be a lot easier on your digestion if you stick to similar foods at each meal. i find that i like to eat fruit in the morning and afternoon, then have a salad or some mix of veggies in the evening. guacamole is a favorite of mine, eaten with a spoon or with zucchini slices. i hope this helps. good luck with all of your goals! p.s. i've read that grapefruit metabolizes fat.
  17. i bring a few pieces of fruit and a little bit of water with me when i bike. the fruit quenches my thirst a lot better than the water does.
  18. oh, i love this forum! lotus - i sent you a pm. your ideas are fantastic and i am so excited to meet you! jessi - thank you so much! i can't wait to spend some time with you, and feed you lots of tasty raw foods! xveganjoshx - sorry i missed your post yesterday. thank you for your happy encouragements - you'll have to come visit and help make the business thrive! especially if i open up a raw cafe, like lotus suggested... ahh! it's so exciting! veganitaliana - i became a natural health educator a few years ago and one of my ideas was to implement a truly healthy school lunch program. i think it's so important to go straight to the kids with the good stuff. they seem to gravitate naturally toward the healthy, tasty foods. plus, kids are much easier to convince than adults. veganpotter - you're in virginia, right? you'll have to bike over sometime and try the food!
  19. "Drinking too much water can lead to a condition known as water intoxication and to a related problem resulting from the dilution of sodium in the body, hyponatremia." i found this here: http://chemistry.about.com/cs/5/f/blwaterintox.htm
  20. hey fogatron! welcome to the site. i'd like to hear some of your stuff when i get back to pdx.
  21. thank you so much veganitaliana! i'm sure i will have lots of questions about gardening. i learned quite a bit this summer - now i just need to dig into my own garden! i really appreciate the encouragement.
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