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Raw Food Log, off to a very green start! ...Carol Alt, Raw Vitamins, Rawphoria...

On Thursday, August 21, 2008...

Breakfast- 1 oz. wheat grass juice, 1 head Red leaf lettuce, 1 medium sized cucumber

Lunch- a green smoothie, 64 oz.: blended dandelion greens, 6 bananas, pure water

Dinner- 1/8 cup Goji berries, 1 very large cucumber(home grown by me) seeded and stuffed with homemade sunflower pate and diced tomatoes(also grown by me), 2 medium cucumbers

Today has gotten off to a terrific start.  I walked down to the park on Pier 86 and did my yoga practice in the early morning sun.  Talk about nourishment, that early morning sunlight fills my soul.  At one point I was sitting up, I could feel the warmth of the morning sun on my back, simultaneously, as I laid back to do my shoulder stand, I noticed the moon up in the blue sky in front of me.  Sun, moon and blue blue sky all at once, it was one of those sublime moments that that words can't quite do justice to.

Breakfast followed yoga, the fresh wheat grass juice came from Nice-n-Natural (9th Ave. btwn 46th & 47th St.), the lettuce too.  The cucumber though was from  my very own organic garden plot, in the Clinton Community Garden on west 48th street, right in the middle of  this urban metropolis.  Organic produce grown in Hell's Kitchen, what a miracle!

The raw food news today seems fairly bland. I saw a press release about raw vitamins.  I don't understand the attraction to raw vitamins if you're a raw foodist.  Somehow taking raw vitamins seems like a step backward.  Even if it's raw, a raw vitamin is still fractured and denatured food.

Carol Alt, raw foodist supermodel and all around terrific person, has a new new book out unfortunately it's not about raw food.  I only read an outline, but I hope she included some good word about raw food.

I resent people saying how hard it is to be a raw foodist unless you want to buy a lot of equipment and spend a lot of money.  It's simply not true.  I love to eat fancy raw food now and then, at times too often, but simple is best.  Most of my raw friends admit that they feel better, as time goes on, when they keep their food simple.  Rawphoria founders, Robin Moyer and Kelly Ayer do a great service with their work but I'd rather read someone else's real review of Rawphoria's products rather than Rawphoria's self assessment disguised as a news article.

Posted on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 09:58AM by Registered CommenterStephen Parker | Comments2 Comments

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What a fantastic story! I can imagine Yoga in the sunshine, and I am all warm and peaceful!
I am a huge proponent of raw foods. I am trying very hard to achieve 100% raw. I am at about 80% now. I am VERY concerned that ALL of the benefits of raw are about to be eradicated because of our produce worldwide being irradiated!

Anyone concerned about nutrition in our food should http://www.benaturallywell.com/blog/2008/08/your-vitamins-are-illegal-your-governments-plan-to-keep-you-sick/
become aware quickly. We only have until 2009!
Thanks for a fantastic, informative blog!
p.s. there is a health directory on the site. Please add your blog!
August 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterShelley
Shelly, thank you. I too am very concerned about food irradiation, particularly the deceitful labeling of irradiated foods.
August 26, 2008 | Registered CommenterStephen Parker

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