Sunday, May 4, 2014

Juice Fast Day 2

Last night I didn't go very early to bed and then sat dozing into a stupor until 2 am. I drifted in and out of deep sleep.

I woke this morning feeling like there is fuzz in my upper chest, deep down in tissues. My eyes were swollen. I felt some washed out and slept in until about 8 am; I looked horrible. Certainly things are working. That fuzzy feeling which is strange and horribly not nice showed up 5 years ago in my upper lower gut. It was black feeling. I did an energy treatment on myself and it burst into light and I felt so much better. Up until that point I was in bed for 3 days head smashing me down with such violent aches, I felt dizzy, weak, nauseous-- mercury detox. br>
It was after rising that I started with some juice. Half a squeezed lemon into a tall glass of water. I slow sipped it through a few hours and complimented it with water. 2ish I had carrot & ginger juiced diluted approx 50% with water. That has satisfied me until right now, 6:48. I figure it is best to drink a second juice now. I am drinking the greens plus an apple, no carrot in the mixture. Carrot is rather strong for me because it is so sweet. What I look forward to is tea tonight. Hot tea, made with 3 fennel again. I am feeling great now and I look like me again. hahaha.

I weighed myself today, forgot to yesterday. I figure I lost 2 pounds, the scales showed me at 110 pounds. It was my hope that my weight doesn't drop too much. I don't mind being really light weight during summer. Running is a joy in the thin, I feel like I am nearly flying. :) Considering it is still chilly weight loss will be stilted and will hold back some fat. This will better prepare myself for a further fast in the hot weather when fresh fruits and veggies harvest is blazing a glow.

I have felt better as the day went on today. Energy but I am feeling tired tonight. It is 11:02

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Juice Fast - Day 1

No camera yet, still buried in the storage unit. I resist moving all the nicely stacked stuff and rooting through boxes. Still no move for me. I hang out mostly in the room I sleep in. What is going in my life. I have income dribbling in, a couple of clients and an upcoming Reiki workshop to teach, o and an appt. on Tuesday to see about doing work through another venue in a small local village. I have been resisting anchoring myself and once I decided I don't have to anchor myself to work here, I can travel and teach and work with clients. Now things are slowing beginning to move. I have been organizing and rid of stuff no longer useful, again.

So today I started a juice fast. One juice in the morning and one in the late afternoon is the general idea and herbal tea when wanted, drinking tons of water through the day. The morning juice that I didn't have until afternoon was of broccoli, celery, dark dino kale, ida red apple, carrot; and the later juice was carrot with ginger. Tea in the early evening of 3 fennels. That helps to move toxins on out.

Following drinking the first juice of the day which was in the afternoon, about 2 pm, there was such a rush of energy that cranked on in me.

My detox symptoms are gentle. I released a huge bit on Wednesday through giving myself an energy treatment. Very slight headache, not much at all. Mostly I tired easily. Driving to a local town and back began lulling me to sleep as soon as I returned to the farm. Late afternoon until early evening I wanted to eat a banana. I didn't do and now am glad I stuck to juice. I am getting rushes of energy like viral chills, on off late day into the night now. Maybe there is a virus that has been hovering in me trying to get active and is being flushed up and out. No other viral symptoms. It isn't something I have had to deal with for YEARS, colds or flu's. Today though I got extremely tired. A nap took me down for about half an hour. I am not much of a daytime napper. I really need this cleanse after eating commercial stuff that carries chemicals, too much of it, last week in London. I let the feeling to do so, run it's course.

Still I am missing not being able to do a kitchen the functional practical way I enjoy working in, so the foods generally kept on hand have not been on hand. The pulp from juicing will be dehydrated into crackers and breads. That will help satisfy my snacking wants, a lot. Always I do know how to do with making do with less when I have to.

wow, my stomach just growled. I haven't heard that kind of organ groaning in a long time! Time to finish knitting a sock and early to bed. This juice fast may usher in a different schedule than I have been living. I look forward to that.

The weather is chilly and spring this year sucks. Cold, wet and a lack of sunshine. We may get a big thunderstorm overnight says the weather man. yes, looking forward to its arrival.

Monday, December 2, 2013


I have been back to 100% raw living vegan, effortlessly, with a very few days of 97% raw, in the last few weeks. I definitely feel 100% best on a raw living vegan food intake. Sometimes I want cooked quinoa, I think prolly only because I am not in the living space to sprout the quinoa. I miss growing sprouts. Definitely I need to find my own living quarters once again, or team up with a like minded individual who enjoys a similar lifestyle.

Yesterday I julienned butternut squash and broccoli stems, a great way to incorporate the tough stems if I don't want them for smoothies. I had a smoothie in the morning and wanted something to eat with a fork in the evening.

I whipped up raw mariana and made some raw mayo using cashews as the base. The raw cashews I used were purchased from a high quality supplier that screens for 'raw'. Did you know some nuts advertised as raw are NOT raw? Yup, almonds for one, cashews, brazil nuts, walnuts. Check your supplier. Don't be satisfied with the answer 'I think they are', or 'I am sure they are'. I find too often store personal will bluff their way rather than say they don't know. Best would be local and always organic if available. I have large magnets to neutralize the chemicals if I can not get organic.

So my meal became the julienned veggies with marinara sauce topped with raw nut mayo and one whole chopped avocado.

Gosh, it was delish. Filling too.

The smoothie in the morning was packed full. Carrot, celery, pear, banana, vanilla pwd. mesquite pwd., whole hemp seed, black mission figs(the best ever-- finest indeed --I love black mission figs); I snacked on some chopped black mission figs and brazil nuts as I worked…. just couldn't wait you know…… continuing with smoothie ingredients = kale, raw cacoa pwd, water to dilute, and a cube of fresh frozen lemon. A fabulous way to keep on hand organic lemon juice. Fresh squeeze and freee it in ice cube trays.

That smoothie stayed me hours before I wanted something more to eat.


I decided to make a new recipe. Had a hankering for mashed sweet potato so concocted a recipe using raw ingredients.

Wowsy. It is better than I thought it would be.

In the dehydrator today is the making of onion/carrot/pumpkin bread. Can you dig it???

What's for Raw Dinner tonight??

well.. it is the julienned broccoli/butternut squash/marinara sauce, mashed sweet potato, and onion/carrot/zucchini/sweet potato dehydrated low temp veggie bread.

I feel to be working with food, oh so strong an urge. That is a growing reality within me. No one around in any small local community here provides the services I am looking for. Complete with a holistic way to manage a lifestyle. I have been looking for and at properties that would be suitable.

Still haven't found my camera. Not that I have been trying to locate it buried in the storage unit. May I land a space I can move into and get things out of storage. That I would love. Oh, and to be making a living again.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Back to 100% Raw

… for 9 days now, effortlessly. I don't deny myself food. I do check to see how on board I am with what I want to eat when I find myself craving food that isn't particularly healthy. Such as cooked sprouted crackers. Why distort the wonderful life force sprouts provide. Heat to cook them will destroy the enzymes and other important nutrients.
It is after eating when I notice the ill effects. My energy generally diminishes. I often will drop into deep sleep for a few minutes before I revive. Gut microbe cravings join the emotional cravings and habitual cravings. I wake in the morning with baggy rich eyes on a face that looks like it doesn't belong in the mirror across from me. I feel frumpy, sometimes my nervous system is off. I have no buzz in my belly, only a craving for something that is missing.

So 9 days ago I suddenly felt the urge to eat nothing but raw, again. A few days later I was on the road with a friend, a sure time for me to delve into something cooked for convenience and to match my memory of how specific cooked food items tasted. The taste however, never matches my memory! At least not after a diet of raw vegan foods with flavours amazing that knock the taste of cooked into a distorted bland not food category.

On raw vegan foods my belly feels comforting, buzzy alive, and satisfied. My energy is high and my body feels stronger and ready for use as any efficient tool is. To me my body IS a tool.

My day of eating looked like this: Morning- a ripe banana, some brazil nuts and a couple of Bosc pears with a couple of dried black mission figs. I wasn't hungry then until 4 pm which I noticed when I was slicing pears for the dehydrator. By 5 pm I was eating the sesame seed yogurt that was made with Bosc pear as sweetener added to nourish the probiotics. Following that delicious dish, I ate carrots and shredded cabbage topped with marinara sauce, together with dehydrated bread I prepared a few days ago and a whole medium sized avocado. The bread was an onion/carrot/zucchini flat bread. It is a perfect addition to any veggie salad. My stomach feels amazing and I crave nothing.

I am putting down the last of the pears -- dehydrating them and maybe will freeze some tomorrow. This batch of pears is from my eldest son who dropped a huge amount off a couple of weeks ago. It has been a year of PEAR harvests, gifts from others bearing organic fresh home grown pears!
Yet to finish, is shelling the rest of the ethiopian lentils.

The garden harvest has all been put to good use. The garden size was perfect for the limited storage I have to use. This week is a good time to make squash dehydrated crackers and chips. Yes, that would be super to have on hand.

I notice this evening that I almost wanted some of the cooked squash I made for others, until I ate my raw supper. After indulging in my raw meal I lost interest cooked squash.

Later I made a smoothie of carrot, beet, dino kale, hemp seed, banana, couple of dates, 3 black mission figs, hazel nuts, grapes. After pouring a small glass I added some raw cacao and blended it a bit more for the morning. Cacao will keep me up into the early morning hours if I had drank some tonight.

I have been meditating more, almost daily, Wednesdays twice a day in the World-We Heal Together Healing Prayer Meditation Circle and I am continuing with some regular and irregular exercise. I am tuned into my own and others hearts in a more profound way lately. Suddenly Heart will override thoughts while in meditation. I don't need to try and change my awareness. When heart speaks my attention automatically goes straight to it and thoughts vanish. This heart energy is an internal energy that comes up steady, clear and with the strength of something that I can only release to. I am one with it as it speaks and moves through me. There is no other option I wish to choose than to allow heart the freedom to move me. I LOVE what is happening!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Revving up my MIND

My day awoke me at 6-ish AM and as per usual lately I thought meditation, first. I realize that if I leave it until later I most likely will fill my time with other things. Odd how that happens.

I LOVE meditating. It speaks loud and soft about the dimension it embraces me in.

This morning I ran 20 solid minutes at mostly 5 miles per hour. That is remarkable for me considering that through my life I have tried running and hated it mostly because my body responded with pain that always jarred me to a stop. This year after dropping the toxicity levels of mercury and an old virus that lay beneath the mercury, a virus that came in at birth, I find all pain has vanished. I never get the pain anymore. So this mornings run on the tread mill left me feeling like I could go on. There are things I have to tend to so decided to call it quits. As I ran I realized it isn't my body that loves the run, it is me that loves the run!! When I owned that, I felt strength and empowerment and more vitality whooosh in. The body is neutral, I fill it with use or not, I fill it with useless or not, I fill it with self destruction or LIFE.

I am getting the experience of I am not my body, in the moment. Like I got it this morning.

I haven't eaten a thing since 7 PM last night, it is 2:33 PM now, and I feel strong, another sign that mercury detox has worked well. Even 6 months ago I could not go without food half as long as this. Amazing!

Of course I live a healthy lifestyle in many ways. Everything works together.

Hey, cheers, eh! :)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Re-invented Dehydrated Onion Bread

I am still dehydrating pears this fall!! wow, it is so nice to have all these pears. May yet be dehydrating more tomatoes. Since I am using up last years dehydrated crop, yet, I prolly have ample this year to tide me over until next fall.

Was able to squeeze some onion bread into the dehyrator last night. Have been trying to get to this for a couple of weeks now. Missed taking it a couple of places with me as a share food.

I altered the recipe again, and like the way it turned out. Used less olive oil…. need to up the himalayan salt next time, it is a tad lacking, and I sprouted the sunflower seeds this time, added a bit of coconut vinegar, and some chia seed. I used my home grown red onions. Oh the joy of using home grown fresh produce, always.

The bread turned out nice. I made a pizza crust as well. The bread itself tastes somewhat like pizza crust. It is progressing to a more substantial bread.

Black mission figs and brazil nuts are my current snack treat. oh they are a tasty dual! I also love the figs with filberts. You might too!

Pictures soon!! I promise.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Too Much

There is a tendency for me to consume too much fruit especially if I start my days with smoothies. I noticed this 4 years ago and each time I resume starting my day with a fruit smoothie or fruit dish, I notice the same thing. After a few days I increasingly feel a sugar overload a few hours after eating, if I have not eaten a veggie meal within a few hours. I am exploring a balance.