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A Raw Diet Weight Loss Story! -- Issue #019
July 20, 2011
Raw Diet Weight Loss Story!As we have discussed before, one of the best superfoods you can eat are raw living foods that have the enzymes, nutrition and life force you need to hydrate and fuel the body in the highest way possible. For those who suffer from obesity issues, the raw vegan diet can provide the high quality, pure, fuel source needed to loose (release) unwanted weight.
As a result, there have been numerous weight loss stories about many people finding their "true body" on a raw food diet. This story is dedicated to one of those people. His name is Dave the Raw Food Trucker. And yes, that's right, he is a truck driver by profession. After adhering to a totally 100% raw vegan diet over the past 2 years, Dave lost over 180lbs of weight and cured a number of diseases that threatened his life.
Dave was over 400 lbs before that (see pic below) and a diabetic. He was diagnosed with stage two colon cancer and kidney disease. He was on 24 prescription drugs and was basically dying. His left kidney needed to be removed, which was leaking proteins into his blood.
After learning about the raw food diet, he began the process of healing himself. By letting go of the standard American processed food diet, he completely turned his health around in less than 6 months. His MRI test revealed a complete healing of both the cancer and kidney disease, which shocked his doctors. He did no form of chemotherapy or radiation, but attributes his recovery to shots of wheatgrass and gallons green juicing!
At the beginning of his journey, after a lifetime of the SAD diet and heavy amounts of meat eating, he found it easier to make the transition, initially, by eating at raw food restaurants that were prominent in the larger cities he traveled through regularly. He also said he went through a phase of eating almond butter to help his cravings for meat. He was able to wean himself off of all but two of his prescription medications. In addition, he is no longer a diabetic, after reading A Cure for Diabetes, by Gabriel Cousins and adhering to low sugar, high green juice diet.
Dave continues the path to complete superhealth and is presently writing a book which will discuss his journey and the process of rediscovering what it feels like to be alive again in a totally new body.
He has been a great inspiration for many who not only want to shed those extra pounds, but totally transform their life, mind and spirit. He warns, "It is not just a diet, but a lifestyle commitment!"
We love you Dave!!
Visit his website for more info: Dave The Raw Food Trucker
ASK A Question Section!
If you have a question about superfoods, super nutrition, diet or superfood recipes.... ask it HERE. In next issue of Superfood Evolution Ezine I will select four and, to the best of my ability, answer them directly.
1) Janice Newsom asks.... Where can I learn more about seaweed harvesting and places to get seaweeds on the coast of California?
Shira's ANSWER: The California School of Herbal Studies has a great 2 day introductory workshop class on Seaweed as Food and Medicine. The second day of the class is a seaweed harvesting field trip to the ocean! This is a great class to start learning more about how and where to harvest. For more info go to: Seaweed as Food and Medicine. Or find out about other introductory seaweed classes in the areas closest to you or get a tide chart (for low tide dates) and identification book and go out onto rocky, clean shores and let the ocean be your teacher.
2) Marina Hill asks.... How do I use and take maca powder? What is the recommended dose to start out with? I love the smell of it and it tastes great too!!
The malty richness of maca root tastes great in most shakes and blended drinks. I use it a lot in desserts too! It is a good superfood to use with other adaptogens, like the Chinese or Ayurvedic herbs. Start out with a teaspoon and build up to 2T-4T. The great part about maca powder is that you can use it raw, you don't need to heat it to extract nutritional properties.
3) Jo Martinelle asks.... I tried sprouting onion sprouts, but I live in New York and maybe it was still to cold to sprout them because they didn't really seem to get going. What are your suggestions for sprouting them?
Yes, onion sprouts can be a bit fussy, they like the temp just right. But also, they do take a bit long to sprout than most sprout varieties, so that could also be a factor. It is best to try to grow them at about 70 degrees, but not much lower than that. If you grow them in the winter make sure to keep them in a warm room or cupboard space, especially at night when it tends to be colder.
4) Christina Rael asks.... I have tried making your homemade tempeh recipe. I am trying not to eat soy bean and would like to try your tempeh using garbanzo bean instead. But I can't seem to get it to come out right. I use a cookie sheet in the dehydrator for 24 hours, but the culture doesn't seem to grow through it. Any ideas why?
To grow the tempeh culture it is important that it be kept at a temperature between 80-85 degrees. You should not put it IN the dehydrator, but ON the dehydrator. Otherwise you will dry it out, that is probably what happened. Tempeh needs to kind of "sweat" and build up some moisture and heat to grow the ferment. Make sure to cover it with foil and a cloth and keep it on top of a dehydrator that is turned on a medium heat setting. Keep trying though, its so worth the end result.
Recipe of the Month:
Dave's Green Juice
One of the secrets to Dave "The Raw Food Trucker's" story is his consumption of massive amounts of green juice everyday. This is also recommended by Dr. Cousins as a way to heal blood sugar imbalance and help to cure diabetes.
For many people that know Dave, you get that he likes his wheatgrass! This recipe is a great one because you get a bit of sweetness, the taste of fennel and the spice of ginger to help deliver the nutrition.
Place the above in a juicer. Follow your own intuition with amounts, but not more than two shots of wheatgrass per quart of juice is recommended. It is very refreshing and revitalizing on a hot summers day. Sometimes I blend it with ice for a nice, cold green juice drink.
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All information in this ezine is the personal view of the author and is for educational purposes only and not intended as medical advice, diagnosis or prescription. This information has not been evaluated by the FDA and is not intended to cure or prevent any disease.
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