"God sleeps in stone, breathes in plants, dreams in animals and awakens in man." - Hindu Proverb
Sunday, March 21, 2010
The Streak has Ended :(
Well.. 3 months was a good run. We cleaned up quite a bit in this time and have had some cooked food this past week.
Some cooked vegetables and legumes may frequent our dinner table in the colder months (have been influenced a bit by the book Eat to Live by Joel Fuhrman)... it seems the kids prefer it and my wife is quite a bit happier.
A compromise - low fat and low salt cooked vegan is OK.. IMO.. as long as we are sure to always include a high percentage of raw fruits/vegetables in the diet.
We are on a great path and our lifestyle is forever changed. Illness and disease should never set foot in our house again !
The family seemed to "snap" out of the "detox funk" we were in as well after eating some cooked food (if we can call that a benefit?).
I can live with kids who ask for cooked vegs... or a vegan chili as a treat... heck.. if they have a vegetable pizza on special occasions.... I will feel pretty good about the influence and choices they are making.
80 10 10 is the king of diets and will be my diet of choice. I may not be 100% for the rest of my life... but intend for us to be 90% minimum !!!
Thanks all for the support as of late - we have compromised a bit - but are on a healing path that shall remain for the rest of our lives.
Inspired by twin sons diagnosed with Autism and our own fading vitality (fatigue, brain fog, candida overgrowth, metabolic acidosis, bad breath, ibs, white tongue, grey hair, bad skin, vertigo, depression, anxiety...etc..) we have been 95% Raw since November 2008 and are currently implementing a high raw low fat vegan (HRLFV) diet. Our kids need more fat - but are now HRV starting 2010.
It's NEVER too late to start LIVING !!