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RAW-FOOD March 2001

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Re: Frutarian diets

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Martha Brassil <[log in to unmask]>

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Raw Food Diet Support List <[log in to unmask]>

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Mon, 19 Mar 2001 22:49:34 -0000

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Hi Loren, thank you for your reply.
When I sat that grains hold onto the water in the body i am in fact
referring to the colon where the body can take the water from the grains for
hydration.I know the importance of eating food with a high water content and
also staying hydrated but some constitutions, notably the tubercular ones
find it hard to hold onto the fluid.
I follow a diet rich in fruit and vegetables but without some grains , ie
brown rice or millet I start to feel unwell. I also include some cooked
vegetables in homemade soups which I enjoy.Also I find that when a person
detoxifies that the grains help to absorb the toxicity and minimise any
healing crisis.
Like you I dont feel the cold much , although I do prefer sunnier weather!!
Cheers or as they say in Ireland Slainte.
Martha

----- Original Message -----
From: "Loren Lockman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, March 12, 2001 9:20 PM
Subject: Re: Frutarian diets


> Dear Martha,
>
> I live in the US, and run a Wellness Center outside of Washington, DC,
where
> we definitely have winter.  I also have clients, and friends, across the
US,
> Canada, and Europe -- including in chilly Sweden -- doing just fine eating
> mostly fruit, with some leafy greens and small amounts of soaked nuts and
> seeds.
>
> Most people do tend to feel cooler eating fruit and vegetables -- at least
at
> first.  This is perfectly natural and normal, and will correct itself in
time
> as the circulation improves dramatically.
>
> I used to suffer from Reynaud's syndrome, where my extremities would get
numb
> with the slightest amount of cold.  It used to happen dozens of times
every
> winter.  The last time it happened was the first winter I was all raw,
nine
> years ago.
>
> My experience with many clients over this time indicates similar responses
in
> other people with enough time.
>
> There is no question that a human being can get all the protein he/she
needs
> eating fruit.  The percentage of protein is a matter of fact, not opinion,
> and is roughly equivalent to the percentage of protein consumed by a
nursing
> baby.
>
> Physiologically, we are identical to the other fruit-eaters, and
completely
> different from the grain eaters, and heavy protein eaters.
>
> I'm curious, Martha, how grains can help us "maintain the water balance"
in
> the body, when they are dry, and almost devoid of water.  Are you implying
> that we have too much water and need to lose some?  Because that is
exactly
> what happens when we consume foods like grains.  Like virtually all other
> animals, we are designed to eat foods rich in water.  Even the carnivores
> drink the blood of their prey and eat the water-dense internal organs
first.
>
> When we eat foods like grains, devoid of water, our bodies are 1) not
getting
> the water they should get in the food, and 2) losing water from the system
in
> ordre to process the unnatural dry material through the digestive tract.
>
> The result of this is the wholesale dehydration which plagues our culture,
> and creates huge health problems.
>
> Eating fruit and leaves, my food averages about 80-85% water, and I find
that
> I have almost no thirst, even in summer, drink very little water (or
anything
> else), and still urinate several times/day.
>
> My clients have come to me with all different constitutions, blood types,
and
> places of origin.  Those that learn to eat like the other frugivores, and
to
> pay attention to the other areas that are critical to health -- air,
water,
> breathing, sunshine, exercise, sleep, emotional poise, and
fasting/cleansing
> all have, so far, found the highest level of health they have ever
> experienced.
>
> namaste,
>
> Loren
>
> In a message dated 3/12/01 11:47:14 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> [log in to unmask] writes:
>
> << Nameste if you manage to live so healthily on fruits and vegetables I
> wonder
>  what country are you living in? The reason I am asking this is because
>  living in the colder northern hemisphere it is difficult to maintain
health
>  on such a diet as it is overall too cooling ot the body. This then tends
to
>  undermine the intergrity of the adrenal glands which then lowers
digestive
>  power. i find that there are certain bodies who need the inclusion of
grains
>  in the diet for health and and maintaining water balance in the body.
>  I found a diet of just fruit and vegetables too eliminating for my body
>  although I appreciate that others do ok. One has to look at the long term
>  implications of an all fruit diet. Our livers for optimal function need a
>  certain amount of protein. I do not believe that this can be got from
fruit
>  as I lost too much weight on an all fruit diet and only gained it back
when
>  I put good quality protein back in my diet.
>  I find that an all fruit diet is ok for a few days for cleansing purposes
>  but beyond this it can work against some constitutions.
>  Regards
>  Martha >>
>

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