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Please Note: I filmed this video last Tuesday when I went camping, before the start of my water fast that I am on right now…just saying that as you’ll be hearing me talk about eating nuts! All the below is in the present tense just since it reads more easily that way… 😀
Get out into nature before she’s gone! 😀
So it’s that colder time of year again for those of you in the northern hemisphere, so it’s time to eat a bit heavier if you feel that’s what you need to do in order to stay raw. In other words…
It is time to bring the fat back, jack!
So last night I sprouted some sunflower seeds and made a pate out of it, and had celery, zucchini, carrots & spinach to dip into it.
It is certainly keeping me warm as I trek up the hill here…no, it didn’t snow where Krista & I are w/ the RV…I’m here hiking at a much higher elevation, as that’s where Scenic Hot Springs is! (look up Scenic, WA on a map to see where it is)
So this fall and winter you’ll need to experiment with what feels good for you in order to stay raw.
I recommend starting your day with HOT TEA! This morning’s breakfast was organic “Breathe Deep” Yogi Tea with apples & honey. I like to eat the honey first, mixing it in my mouth to get my digestive enzymes flowing…
ORGANIC YOGI TEA (all for when you want to eat nuts, listen up as this is important!
HOW TO SHOP FOR FRESH NUTS & SEEDS
(and not rancid ones!)
First off, please, please, please try and buy nuts & seeds in the SHELL, whenever possible. This is the EASIEST way to ensure they are FRESH & RAW.
OR…get some right of the nuts in the bulk bins in stores are RANCID! But if your only choice is to buy from the bulk bins, first look for ones labeled RAW and ORGANIC, if you can afford it. Then…sneak a nut from the bin while no one is looking & break the nut into two pieces and look at the insides of it: If it’s WHITE, then it’s FRESH! But if it’s LIGHT YELLOW/BROWNish, then it’s RANCID! What’s interesting about nuts & seeds (and oils too, for that matter) is that our taste buds are NOT good about deciphering rancidity! So do NOT trust your taste buds when testing nuts for freshness! Please perform this visual test instead!
Then, if you have time…SOAK the nuts & seeds that you want to eat overnight, straining them and allowing them to dry in the morning before eating. This makes them easier to digest! When you do this you will see that some of them actually begin to sprout & that’s a good thing! Keep in mind that once nuts & seeds are soaked you’ll need to put them in an airtight container & keep them in the fridge…where they will stay fresh for ONLY one week! So only soak the amount you will need for one week at a time…
COMMIT TO YOUR HEALTH!
Decide to commit yourself to raw food, or at least more fruits and vegetables, or at least to HEALTH! Design a commit that works for you, and stick to it! Your path be full of trials and errors but that is okay, it means you are taking your health seriously and going forward with this! The important thing is to just never give up!
For those interested in a deeper detoxification, there are other modalities you could experiment with such as:
~ Fruit Feasting / Fruit Mono Diets
~ Herbal Cleanse (e.g., a 3 Day Herbal Tea Cleanse)
~ Juice Fasting
~ Juice Feasting
~ Water Fasting (Please do NOT jump into water fasting without first reading some books on the topic & educating yourself very thoroughly!)
WATER FASTING FASTING Fruits energize your cells, brain & nerves!
~ Herbs & greens heal and alkalize all the fluids and cells in your body!
~ In the fall & winter nuts and hearty plant foods like kale, cabbage & carrots keep you healthy and ‘pumped up’
~ Herbal teas & herbal broths keep you warm!
HERBAL BROTH w/ VEGGIES:
Make a hot broth with your favorite seasonings and then just drop your veggies into it before eating…this way, your veggies won’t get cooked, but they can still turn out being soft, tender & delicious to eat!
GO OUT INTO NATURE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN!
KEEP ON CULTIVATING HEALTH IN EVERY WAY THAT YOU CAN POSSIBLY CAN!
**IF YOU HAVEN’T ALREADY, please FALL IN LOVE w/ EVERYTHING, both the ups AND the downs!.