Sunday, July 10, 2011

...Another Door Opens

Well, I'm back. I'd completely given up all Raw hope for a while, but I'm still getting a fair amount of folks asking me questions related to Raw and Living foods so, hey, why not? I moved to Asheville NC last week. By far one of the most beautiful places I've seen in my 32 years. I will confess, I've only been eating slightly more than 50 percent Raw. I'm still Vegan and always will be, but sort of fell off the Raw wagon for a bit.
I've also been struggling with old demons such as nicotine and coffee. The nicotine is an especially cruel beast. I'm from R.J. Reynolds' hometown of Winston-Salem, the epicenter of cigarettes; and most recently, and not coincidentally, cancer research. So if you're a 100 percent Raw purist, good for you but I'm not. I have my weaknesses.
Fair warning: I make no apologies for myself or the world of which I'm a part. I'm at times judgmental and harshly critical of the injustices I encounter on a daily basis. I offer more observations than solutions so there's room for my own improvement as well. I am not exempt. I do my best to consider all sides but there are some things in this world that our unforgivable. One of which being that our food supply is mostly in the hands of a corrupt, greedy system that is on one hand, using catastrophic farming practices, and on the other making a mockery of foods' mineral and nutrient content. Even organics are being compromised. There's also an agricultural renaissance taking place from the ground up. This is very good news indeed. It's a constant battle and hard to tell who's winning at times.
We all make a choice with our meals. We can choose processed, unhealthy, nutrient-deficient food or make a better choice. So many factors exist in these choices. Raw and Living Foods are one of the simplest and most natural ways to fuel our body. There's plenty of proof to show that Man lived longer before he started cooking his food. Raw food digests itself with its own enzymatic content, which is destroyed during the heating process and makes our bodies work harder. Eating can connect us with the Earth, or alienate us  further from Her. I'm going to make an effort to get back to my 75 to 80 percent Raw lifestyle and phase out the addictive poisons I sometimes allow into my body. Each step can be a step in the right direction. I'm going to take a few steps into the kitchen and get to work. Here's to gradual dietary improvements, angry rants, and my sub par writing abilities. Until next time...

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