Breaking the Duck; Raw Food - anyone doing it?

Submitted by 4dogday on Wed, 2010-04-14 23:17

Just for my own records (since I usually loose any paper that I write anything down on) I took two Flagyl yesterday.  I really wanted to do 3, a full pulse, but read some people's reactions and remembered Jim's advice to be conservative as well as my strong reactions to the first two abx.  So I don't know if I broke the duck or not, since I don't know if I need a full day's pulse to do so.  But I took the plunge anyway.  I have no side affects yet, unlike taking the first two abx, which gave me almost immediate side effects.  But from reading everyone else's reactions to flagyl/tini, I know that reactions may surprise me much later with this 3rd abx. 

Also, I have to say for those of you trying various ways to become healthier, I just went to a RAW food meeting and am VERY excited about the health potential of eating raw. I've already changed my diet away from sugars, meats and overly processed foods which has been of great benefit.  I've suspected that raw food may may be the ultimate in healthy eathing,  but I didn't think I would like it.  However, now I'm very excited about doing it.  The speaker was an expert with some type of educational credentials, very knowledgable, and had really great tasting recipes/samples.  I'm even more convinced of the health benefits and starting to think it can be quite tasty.  They had a raison/date desert that tasted gourmet!  I'll blog about the results if I go raw.

Is anyone else on this site eating all raw food, or a majority of raw food?

Diet is as important as all the rest we do here.  I have only one other comment - told to me be a friend.  Someone she came into contact with told her that she was eating ALL her food raw - including meat.  To me, she is suicidal.  I eat lots of raw fruits and vegetables and some foods that have raw eggs, but -  meat?


3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

I agree.  According to the speaker at the meeting, the technical raw food diet doesn't use any animal products period, so I hadn't even considered that.  I am going to try it, and would ideally (if I can do it) like to stop at 75 or 80 % raw, since even the instructor didn't do 100%. She said even 50% would make a good improvement.  I still would like to cook a small amount of whole grain rice, beans and eat some whole grains, and perhaps eat fish (not raw), as well as some really unhealthy but tasty stuff everyonce in awhile. 

The diet the person you mentioned is doing, eating raw meat, reminds me of the raw meat diet for dogs.  I hear that the dogs who eat it are very healthy, but it also still carries a slim possibility of a serious risk even for dogs, so I'm scared to do it.  On the other hand, I think the dried up high quality processed food I'm giving my dogs now is probably still unhealthy and in the long run will predispose them to disease.  I'm trying to figure out some good compromise for our dogs, also.

Thanks for the post, Rica.

Memphis,TN - FMS, IBS, rhinitis, depres (~20 yrs) CFS, intestine, bladder, pelvic inflam., red itchy skin, anxiety (~5 yrs). CPn titer 1:256.  CAP 6-07 Current NAC 2400mg; doxy 100mg x2, Biaxin 500mg x2, supplements, 1st pulse Flagy

You brought up , sort of, what dogs eat.  I'm sure ALL dogs could survive on things (of which I will not speak) that would kill us, and certainly raw meat is the most appealing. 

In the same way, goats can thrive where cows would starve to death,  (After they do, they get blamed for denuding the landscape!)


3/9 Symptoms returning. Began 5 abx protocol 5/9 Rifampin 600, Amox 1000, Doxy 200, MWF Azith 250, flagyl 1000 daily. Began Sept 04 PPMS EDSS 6.7 Now good days EDSS 1 Mind, like parachute, work only when open. Charlie Chan  In for the duration.&am

I recently posted about the green smoothies. This is how I bring raw foods into my diet along with a lot of salads. There is no way I could eat a completely raw diet. So I eat a majority of vegetable foods and fill in with good organic dishes that are cooked. The more vegetables I eat, the more I crave.

I have seen some raw food books and they use a lot of nuts. I try to avoid nuts as they are high in arginine which herpes viruses need to replicate. Because my ancestry is eastern European I do well with low fat fermented milk products as well as cabbage and potatoes. According to my genetic profile from Yasko, I need to go easy on protein---she says to take yucca with it to reduce ammonia production.

So for me, its mostly veggies, some fruit, a little lean protein and fermented dairy. A little rice, some other grains---oats, quinona, organic blue corn meal. I love to eat and  I love to cook. Tonight I am making stuffed red peppers (with ground turkey and rice), yams and a big salad.

As for the dogs, my mother used to feed her dogs salmon. They were pretty healthy dogs! Our kitties get wild salmon once or twice a week.



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