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Juice is not a whole food, Bird Flu...

Breakfast- 1/2 large water melon

Juicing is fun; I don't drink juice often, but it is fun to make and drink.  Freshly made juice is a good substitute when I am out and can't find good quality fresh produce to eat.  However, juice is a processed food and less healthy than the whole fruit or vegetable.  Meridith Ford reports that Atlanta registered dietitian Rachel Brandeis says "Juice without pulp doesn't provide the phytochemicals and fibre found in whole fruits and vegetables."  If people are drinking juice because they believe it is healthier than eating the whole food, they are misguided.  Enjoy your juice, relish it.  It's raw and it's not the enemy; but know the truth about what it is.

Worldwide authorities are trying to scare the public about bird flu.  If people are consumed by fear they're easier to control, manipulate, and inoculate.  Joel Odhner has put together some discerning information regarding bird flu; it's worth reading.  As a raw foodist, my greatest fear is that I might be forced by law to receive an inoculation, which puts my health at risk while simultaneously putting more money into Rumsfeld's pocket .

The best defense against Bird Flu or any illness is accepting responsibility for our health.  If you're struggling with raw foods and living healthily, Frederic Patenaude's Body Enlightenment System might be helpful.

Posted on Tuesday, June 20, 2006 at 10:16AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments1 Comment

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I usually make smoothie drinks. When I juice I usually add some of the pulp back into my juice. I use the remainder in salads, sauces, fiber burgers, and compost.
I also "chew" my jucies and smoothie drinks.

In regards to bird flu I agree taken responsibility is key. I do think that many don't know how to do that. There is so much misinformation floating around.
June 21, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterVegan Momma

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