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** What will Motivate you to Unleash the Superbeing you Already Are? **
Pain is not the main reason you should learn about and do the raw food diet. But it is the main reason for many raw foodists. They've dealt with allopathic medicine and even alternative medicine without success. They've had so many health problems and they only get worse with these so-called traditional methods.
Why go to doctors when we have Natures Operating Table, our own bodies. When we go on a raw diet or a fast we are actually being operated on by our bodies. No knives, needles or drugs are needed. The body can remove it's own tumors it doesn't need a doctor to come in and operate on you if you let your body rest by fasting or the Raw Diet. Instead of wasting all it's energy removing toxins it can now emphasize more on healing itself. There is no doctor alive that has the skills to do what the human body can do. Our bodies are self-healing if we would just let them do the job without interruption.
It took pain to get me to do the raw diet at a 50% raw level. Pleasure made me want to go 100% Raw because I realized all the amazing benefits I might deride by going 100%. Let me tell you about some of the amazing benefits I experienced and how it all happened. I actually have to hold back because there were too many wonderful things that happened to me.
When I was about 13 or so I read an advertisement about this amazing book that claimed to cure almost any disease with ordinary foods. For some reason at the early age I was very interested in staying young and being healthy. Most kids that age aren't thinking about those things. But I never wanted to get old. Why should I, I thought. There must be a better way to an old chronological age.
That book was called, "Rapid Healing Foods." After my father and I read that book, he bought a juicer and a blender for us. We went shopping and bought all sorts of fruits and vegetables as well. It turns out that we had to throw out most of those fruits and vegetables because they were rotting in the fridge.
I had good intentions but I never realized how much work juicing was. It was a funny thing. In the first book on nutrition I read, the author made a great recommendation. It was all about specific foods to heal ailments, but what he said was that every meal should be 80% raw fruits and vegetables.
So even in my first book on nutrition I was learning about raw foods. Fortunately, I did make a couple of changes. I stopped drinking soda and eating pork after reading that book. I remember telling my mother I wouldn't eat her pork chops anymore. The funny thing is that she was born Jewish but she didn't believe in the kosher thing. Nevertheless, the Jews at least knew something about nutrition.
Unfortunately, I didn't know enough about the raw food diet to save my mother from Brain Cancer and the needless operations on Radiation Therapy used to treat it. She died at 39 years of age. I believe it was diet related. She completely trusted in the medical establishment and look what it got her. The operations and Radiation turned her into a vegetable.
I wasn't living with her at the time when she had all of these operations and treatments. But when I went to visit her I was shocked. I was actually scared to see my own mother because of how misshapen she became. I was told about how she would look and I was scared to see her. She was also embarrassed at her own condition. Her body became convulsed and bent out of shape and she was drooling when she ate her food. Her arms and hands couldn't be held straight and her face was all puffy, plus she didn't have her hair anymore.
One day she seemed in perfect health, the next day they tell her she's going to die unless she immediately gets an operation and radiation therapy. She has the operation and the Radiation and that was the end of her within a year and a half. She actually lived much longer than the doctors thought she would.
How many millions of people live lives in pain and suffering with early deaths due to a simple ignorance on the laws of diet? With a proper raw food diet, most diseases become a thing of the past. I've heard of testimonials from people healing virtually every major disease. Diseases that are incurable according to medical science.
If you are suffering from Diabetes or other Sugar Metabolism Diseases you can more than likely cure yourself very quickly. Believe it or not the real culprit for these diseases is too much fat in the blood stream. I refer you to an article by Dr. Graham on this very topic. http://www.healthfullivingintl.org/eNewsletters/enews26.html Make sure to scroll down to Dr. Graham's article "THE BAD NEWS ABOUT RAW FAT,"
*** Pain can be a Great Motivator ***
It wasn't until I had real troubles in my life that I was forced to adjust my diet. I was just about ready to graduate college when my problems really began.
I got to the point where I was so nervous that I couldn't digest my food at all. So I went to the health food store and found a book on food combining. That little book was actually written by a raw foodist but with recommendations even for people who were eating the Standard American Diet.
That book got me eating fruit and that was the only thing I could eat for a while. Fruit is the easiest food to digest. But once those stressful situations resolved themselves I stopped worrying about all this food combining stuff and pretty much went back to my normal diet.
Our favorite food in college was Breyer's Chocolate Chip Mint Ice Cream. My housemates and I ate that as if it were going out of style. I was easily able to finish one of those half- gallon containers in two nights or less. It was so addictive.
I also learned about the delights of Thai Food in college. I just loved that spicy food. For many years I ate out at Thai Restaurants an average of at least once per week. I adapted to making the meals quite spicy. The average American couldn't eat something as spicy as I was regularly eating.
*** The Pain of Living ***
I remember one time after I graduated from college discussing something with my girlfriend. We both realized that we always had this slight emotional pain inside of us. I realized it was there for many years but until she brought it to my attention I wasn't even aware of it. But the pain was definitely there. It was a feeling of impending doom. I asked a group of other people and they said they had that feeling as well.
Do you ever feel that way? Both of us felt it was with us almost all the time. I had that pain for many years and didn't even realize it. Something funny happened on the 100% raw diet for me. That little subconscious feeling of doom and gloom is gone. I never have it anymore.
I used to do all sorts of meditation because it made me feel good. But on the raw food diet I felt good all the time so my meditation time went down quite a bit. Of course, now I was able to get more things done here in this physical world because I wasn't spending nearly as much time meditating.
Nowadays I have a feeling of joy just for being alive. No emotional pain at all but just clarity and serenity. A clear consciousness all the time. I can work at a high level just about whenever I want. No more mental fog that I used to get after my dinners. I feel like singing out in joy. I'm so playful and I want to do lots of physical activities. It's hard to describe how vibrant I feel. But vibrant is a great word. My cells dance with pleasure at being alive. I call it happiness from the cellular level.
I remember going to a class in NYC. I was already doing the raw diet but not 100% raw foods. But I tell you I had a hard time being focused in the class because of the mental fog and subconscious fear. This was all due to the cooked food I was eating for dinner and in- between meal snacks.
My first attempt at a 100% raw food diet came when I read Arnold Ehret's books, "The Mucusless Diet Healing System and Rational Fasting."
I tried a diet of non-mucous forming foods for about 3 days. I felt great and my friend said I looked years younger. I also lost some weight. But I realized, I couldn't eat like this. Where is the flavor? I didn't come to this world to suffer. So I gave it up. At that time I just couldn't imagine eating this way or how anyone could eat this way. Yet now I do eat exactly this way.
The diet promised many wonderful benefits but I couldn't stick to it. I had the motivation but I didn't have enough knowledge. I didn't know I could make all sorts of gourmet tasting meals. In fact, I didn't know much. I had studied nutrition to a certain degree I still had much to learn. Later on, I had to unlearn most of what I learned about conventional nutritional theories. I even had to discard many of the raw food theories because they didn't work for me.
*** My Cure for Depression ***
In October of 1996, I made a stupendous discovery in my own life. I was told about the amazing book, "Fit for Life," by my medical nutritionist doctor. After reading that book, I became convinced that fruit was our natural food. So I wasn't afraid of eating large quantities of fruit to sustain me.
Just by making my diet 50% raw foods an amazing thing happened to me. The very first day I did this, I overcame my depression and anxiety attacks of 6.5 years. Earlier in my life, I realized that I was happiest on days when I was fasting. But I couldn't fast forever. It took me a while to connect that it was my diet that was causing my depression.
I remember scoffing at the idea that food had anything to do with my mental state just a couple of years prior. Boy was I 100% wrong. It had everything to do with my mental state. The greatest spiritual realizations and clearest thinking happens on a fast. Raw Foods are like fasting compared to the Standard American Diet (SAD).
In my travels, I've met many raw foodists and people wanting to live that lifestyle. I've been amazed at how many people have suffered from depression. I was at one support group meeting and at least half the people there had depression at one time or another. I feel that depression is rampant in our Society and at least 50% of the population is probably experiencing some form of mental disorder.
If people were as I was, they wouldn't even admit to being depressed. I never told anyone except one person that I was experiencing depression. I was just too embarrassed to admit I had depression. I wouldn't even tell my doctors. I just told them I wasn't feeling so great but could never admit the D word.
The good news is that I've met several people who were on anti-depressant medications for many years and just stopped taking them once they were eating raw foods. There is no need to suffer from depression and no need to take drugs. Our best drug is by eating the correct foods for our constitutions. The drugs simply do what the right foods would do but without the side effects.
*** Why go 100% Raw ***
You can improve much by eating 50 to 90% raw, but the biggest benefits happen once you go to 100%. Of course you need to go one step at a time. Too big a change in many cases is counterproductive.
What you have to realize is that our bodies recognize cooked food as a poison. How can we operate maximally if every day we feed ourselves poison? I got only about 20% of the benefits of the raw diet when I wasn't 100%. After a month at 100% so many other amazing things started happening to me.
Many of you I'm sure don't want to hear the following statement, but it is 100% true. Cooked food is poison. When we eat cooked foods, our white blood cell count goes up. When we eat raw foods it does not go up. In fact, traditional doctors worry about raw foodists because our white blood cell count is considered too low. But the problem is their baseline measurements are for people who are actually quite sick, the average cooked food eater.
I saw a video of live blood cell analyses for two people who were on a 100% raw diet for 2 months. Then they fed them one piece of cooked chicken and the other person a piece of baked potato. As soon as they ate the cooked food all their blood cells clumped together in a single mass. Before that they were free flowing. It was horrible to see. No words could describe the difference. But how could the blood flow properly when all the blood cells were clumped together like that? It took 24 hours before the blood cells became unclumped.
Just remember that cooked food is a poison and it is slowly ruining your life. Why do you think so many people are overweight these days? It's not necessarily that they are overeating. It's more what they are eating.
One a raw diet I ate as much as I wanted. Often times more than I needed to eat but I ended up losing 23 pounds at one point. I didn't even want to lose any weight.
But there is something you need to know. When we ingest toxins, one of our body's places to store them is in our fat cells. If you are fat it means you have lots of toxins in your system. I've yet to meet any obese 100% raw foodists, though some of them started the diet by being obese. It is very difficult to overeat on raw fruits and vegetables. But not difficult to overeat on raw fats.
At one point I tried a raw diet that was at least 80% of calories from fat (though I don't recommend doing this) and still did not gain any weight. From past experience I know that if I eat heavily of potato chips and Doritos I'd gain 5 pounds a week of fat no problem.
I remember in the 1970's there were much fewer people who were overweight. I estimate about 1 in 4 people were overweight when I was growing up. I guess people were still eating fruits and salads in those days.
A friend told me an interesting piece of information. He said that when he went to Sweden in 1991 he saw no overweight people at all. He didn't even see one fat person in his travels there. They have so much pride in their bodies. They never eat after 6pm and of course, they eat a Spartan amount of food. The whole country is obsessed with great health.
*** Pleasure is a Lever ***
Now let me tell you why I switched to a 100% raw diet and of how many times I tried to get to 100% before I was successful.
As soon as I read, "Fit for Life," I knew there must be a higher level to this Natural Hygiene System. Fit for Life was a book designed for the mass consciousness of the 1980's. They were not suggesting going to a 100% raw food diet.
I started searching out books that would tell me the ideal way to eat. In addition, I had already been exposed to Arnold Ehret's books. I tried to do a 100% raw food diet at least 5 times without being able to maintain it.
I knew how to motivate myself to do it; I just didn't know how to do the diet correctly. I had to unlearn everything I was ever taught about nutrition because it was mostly wrong and it held me back from success.
The second time I tried the 100% raw diet was after reading, Fit for Life. I started it in the winter and I was consuming maybe 70 to 80% of my calories from oranges.
Unfortunately, the books I had read to that point did not discuss the fact that oranges are a cooling food. I was getting so cold on this diet. Just one bite of a room temperature orange sent chills down my spine. I went with some friends to the Pocono's on New Years Eve.
I soon realized that they had a much better tolerance of the cold weather. I couldn't take it. Just a short time outside in the cold and I was chilled to the bone even though I was warmly dressed. This led me to believe that I'd have to live in a warm climate to survive on a raw food diet. This turns out to be false. There are people in Alaska who thrive on a raw diet. You just have to know what you are doing.
I also had other problems that held me back. I was getting very skinny. I also got a flu that lasted 6 weeks. Again a lack of knowledge was the culprit here. Had I known about Ph balance I would have known that I was either too Alkaline or too Acidic because I had muscle cramping. Muscle spasm was a sign of excess Alkalinity or Acidity.
My response in dealing with the flu was to fast as much as possible and stay on the raw diet. Had I simply found a way to get my Ph in balance I'm sure it would have only lasted at most a couple of weeks. That flu was debilitating and it took me much longer than six weeks to recover from that flu. I was never sick for that long before. The simplisitic theory was that my body was detoxifying. But in reality I was out of balance nutritionally and that made me much more susceptible to sickness.
I also felt hungry all the time and I didn't have as much energy as I used to have. Of course I stayed with the raw diet for a couple of months because I had many benefits but the above mentioned problems made me decide to give up doing the diet at a 100% raw only level. I started to believe that it might be possible for some people to do it 100% raw but that I could not do it due to my genetic makeup. Again I was doing the diet incorrectly and I was misinformed.
Over time, I gained more information and tried going 100% raw several more times. Each time I seemed to have less drawbacks than the time before but the longest I could maintain 100% was about 2.5 months.
Eventually with the help of Dr. Graham and Joel Brody and via contact with other 100% raw foodists, I eventually learned how to overcome all these pitfalls.
I'm no longer cold in the winter. I have more energy than ever before. I've experienced at least 90% of the 35 benefits listed on this page: http://www.superbeing.com/awesometechnique.htm.
However, I'm still wearing glasses for distance. But I do have some alternate treatments and some success at improving my vision temporarily. There are natural alternatives for that, without doing an irreversible laser surgery.
I also must mention that I've met a couple of raw foodists who did not have the complete success they were hoping from this diet. One woman was on the raw diet for 3 years without any major improvements. But then her dentist told her to go to a Chiropractor and this immediately helped her tremendously. Her spine was so out of whack that it affected her ability to absorb nutrients.
Another two year 100% raw foodist has a form of Arthritis that is not going away. He's felt many improvements in his life. But his Arthritis seems to do the worst when he is indoors. Maybe he needs to do some more fasting or maybe he has to make some adjustments in his raw diet.
The point I'm trying to make is that the raw diet itself won't cure everything. But it's as close to a panacea as I've ever discovered. Keep in mind that the diet must be done correctly to get the full benefits from it. It is possible to eat raw foods and not feel that great.
There are also other health factors. You should get plenty of sunshine, exercise, fresh air and rest as well. These are also important in maintaining good health. The Raw Diet alone is not enough to experience ideal health. However, it is in my experience the most important health factor and should be addressed first.
Here is the list of 35 Benefits that many people experience on the raw food diet. I've experienced 31 out of the 35 or 89% of them. I'll list for you the few ones I didn't experience at the end of this list.
STRAIGHT LIST OF BENEFITS:
1. Makes you smarter, and more creative. 2. Anti-Aging: Look and feel years younger. 3. Gives you increased energy levels. 4. Gives you incredible physical endurance. 5. You'll need less sleep 6. Guaranteed to lose all the weight you want while eating as much as you want. Then you'll level out at a very healthy weight. (Technique has worked for thousands of people.) 7. Feel vibrantly happy from the cellular level. 8. Defeat Depression and Moodiness. 9. Many diseases and illnesses have been healed within a relatively short period of time. You may n ever need to go to a doctor again. Think of all the money you'll save on doctor bills. Some of the diseases that have been documented to be cured by this technique include Cancer, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Depression, Arthritis, Asthma, Colitis, Psoriasis and too many others to list here. 10. Clear up all sinus problems and start breathing incredibly deep and satisfying breaths. Great for athletes. 11. You'll rarely ever get angry and you won't have to even try to stop your anger. 12. Dramatically increase your level of spiritual awareness. 13. You'll improve the ecological system of the planet by using this technique. Most of the world's worst problems would be solved if all of mankind used this technique. 14. Eventually heal your eyesight and throw out your glasses. 15. Overcome laziness and get much more work done. 16. Earn more money because of your superior energy, endurance, mental clarity and intelligence. 17. Decrease physical injuries due to exercise. 18. Play sports more competitively at a much older age. 19. Lowers your blood pressure. 20. Lowers your pulse rate. 21. Become much more resistant to colds and flues. At first you may get more of these but that is your body cleaning house. 22. Dramatically strengthen your Immune System, or more accurately your Defense System. 23. Save Money 24. Save Time 25. Increased Aerobic Fitness 26. Quicker Recovery from Workouts 27. Lower Cholesterol 28. Eliminate Mental Fog 29. Increase your Agility 30. Increase your Reaction Speed 31. Greater Strength 32. Work longer hours because: You can stand on your feet much longer without fatigue 33. Eliminate Infections naturally without antibiotics 34. Increased Heat Tolerance: I love the heat now and in summer time I feel 10 degrees cooler than I used to. It's an unbelievable competitive advantage on hot and humid days. I don't even need air-conditioning unless it is over 98 degrees and high humidity. So I'm saving money on my electricity costs as well. 35. Eliminate your allergies
Out of all of these benefits I may not have experienced 4 of them. They are numbers 14, 29, 30, and 31. I know for sure # 14 hasn't improved. The other ones I haven't measured. All I know is that they aren't worse. So that means I've experienced 89% of these amazing benefits.
A very interesting thing happened while every time I went back to eating 100% raw. My gums would start getting much tighter. Whenever I ate a lot of cooked food I'd get receding gum lines. The only thing that stopped this for me was the raw diet. One time when I went totally raw my gums actually hurt me, they were so tight. But within a week I got used to this feeling.
Poor gum health is a signal that there is latent disease throughout your body and not just your gums. One of the first things that will clear up is the health of your gums. But you need to stay away from too many dried fruits, and raw nuts. Those can cause tooth problems if you don't rinse your mouth out after eating these foods.
I also learned that when I ate totally raw I didn't get infections. I had a cut that required 18 stitches on my left pointer finger. The doctors wanted to put me on antibiotics to stop any infections. I wasn't worried about infections at all because I knew my blood stream was clean. As it turned out the finger didn't get infected.
The simplest things like infections doctors don't seem to figure out. This happens of course because most of them haven't studied or tried the raw food diet for themselves. The raw diet defeats the germ theory. It's not the germs that cause the diseases. It is our dirty insides that create the seed bed that germs feed on. Then these germs come in and feed on the mucous and filth leftover from our cooked diet. They are actually doing us a favor by being our emergency garbage disposal systems. Most long term raw foodists don't get colds anymore because their insides are cleaned out and therefore they are resistant to infections.
By the way I don't mean to step on anyone's toes or to malign doctors. Most of these doctors are doing what they think is best. Some have even learned of raw foods and become raw foodists themselves.
Anyway I hope my partial story will have inspired many of you to further pursue the laws of health. If you want guidance to make your transition to a raw diet as quickly and easily as possible then continue reading below.
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04/03/2005 Date this page was last updated.
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