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Let things run their course, Manna Cafe, Raw Foods are popping up...

Breakfast- 16 oz all organic greens juice, 1 large cantaloupe

Lunch- 1/2 watermelon

Dinner- At Raw Soul: ginger beer(rejuvelac), 1 serving tamale pie, 1 slice berry lovers cheesecake 

I've gotten off of my string of days on eating simple fruit and vegetable meals.  Last night I shared at the Raw Health and Happiness Society that it seems when I stray from the "keep it simple" approach, things have to run their course, and it takes a few days for me to get back to simple eating.  I don't know if that is just an excuse I tell myself or the actual truth; it's probably a combination.  So far today, and last night my food has been simple.  Once I eat spicy, highly seasoned, or high fat content food I tend to crave more of the same.

I just learned about a new mostly raw cafe in Ashland, Oregon.  It's Manna Community Cafe.  The outdoor location sounds appealing.  Paris Achen writes "...in Manna's garden patio, my friend and I listened to the gurgle of the creek and enjoyed the caress of a sweet mountain breeze...."

Have you noticed how raw food is subtly showing up in various places?  Marianne Littlejohn includes raw foods in a list of suggested lifestyle changes to help women heal from postnatal depression.  She doesn't make a big deal about it or go into a long explanation of why one should go raw; she just matter of factly lists it as one of her first suggestions.

Another example is the raw diet showing up in the religious right circles such as Hallelujah Acres.  The Hallelujah Diet is not all raw and I always assumed that it was 100% raw.  Sharon Thompson gives a brief outline of the diet, 85% raw, and includes a delicious looking recipe for a raw apple, pear and pecan salad. There's also a cooked food recipe but you can ignore that.

Globally, if you take the time to notice, you'll see that people are beginning to be aware that the raw diet is what we should be eating.  There are multiple versions and each new raw leader says that they have the "right" approach to raw; but the multiple approaches to raw is somewhat irrelevant.  What's important to note is that people are getting it, that there is something vitally important to eating raw food, eating the food that nature provides without destroying it with fire and chemicals.

George Malkmus of Hallelujah Acres writes that "almost every physical problem (other than an accident) is caused by improper diet and lifestyle." 

Posted on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 at 12:02PM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | CommentsPost a Comment

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