Detox Update

Posted March 10, 2018 by Steve
Categories: conscious eating, Detox, Detoxing

March 10, 2018

It’s been a week now and we’re in the thick of it! Both of us are undergoing a heavy detox and some of it is not so fun! Although at this point I think I am doing better than Kathleen. She still has a heavy cough and a runny nose. I went through that phase a couple of days ago, but at this point I’m able to see the light at the end of the tunnel. If there is an end to the tunnel! Because I think this detox business could actually be a lifetime deal!

In any case I am feeling a lot more energy at this point and have been mostly eating oranges for fruit in the morning a light salad at lunch time and maybe some steamed veggies for the dinner hour. No dairy, no meat, none of the carbs, grains or protein foods that would cause acidity in the system. That’s partly the goal. That will help greatly with Detox. Further along we look to regeneration of organs.

And as I move along with this process I will start adding herbs and tinctures which I’ve just received from Dr. Morse. I purchased his Deep Tissue Cleansing and Regeneration Kit, Weeks 1 – 2, which contains various tinctures and herbs as follows. Kidneys & Bladder Tonic I Capsules

  • Kidneys & Bladder Tonic II Tincture
  • Lymphatic System Tonic I Capsules
  • Liver/Gallbladder Tonic Tincture
  • Endocrine Balance Tincture
  • Parasite G Tincture
  • Parasite M Tincture
  • Stomach & Bowel Capsules

Sounds good to me I hope it works well. Over the next two weeks, assuming things go well I may decide to do another higher level 2 week program. I suppose it’s like peeling away the layers of an onion.  After many years of bad diet, incorrect food combining and eating just plain crap, I suppose it only makes sense that it could take some time to shed all of that and rebuild!

Dr. Morse recommends that 14 week program for people who are seriously ill – however, I didn’t think that I was that ill that I needed to go 14 weeks but we’ll see. The proof will be in the pudding as they say. As for how I feel right now?  I’m feeling pretty good even though I have what might look like symptoms of a cold with a slight cough and a runny nose and so forth, it’s not horrible. And the good news is that I am feeling much greater energy and starting to feel greater clarity and some of the brain fog has started to lift. So, it certainly seems like it’s working already. And another added side benefit is that it looks like our grocery bills are going down since we aren’t buying expensive meats, dairy, cheeses, etc.

A New Level of Raw

Posted March 4, 2018 by Steve
Categories: conscious eating, Detoxing, Raw Food

It’s been a few years since I have updated this blog. Been experimenting with cooked food. The results? Not great. Eczema is no fun. And I also have occasional bouts with gout. Never give up, right? Since I was able to essentially heal myself of CLL back around 2000, I figured that eczema and gout should be easy! So the other day while searching on Google, I stumbled upon a bunch of You Tube Videos posted by Dr. Robert Morse. ND. Very inspiring! I love his story. Maybe you will too. But essentially, he is promoting a Raw Diet that emphasizes fruit. The more fruit the better. He says we are basically frugivores and should ideally eat like the primates, which are our closest relatives. He’s OK with eating greens, salads, and nuts etc. but he says that if your goal is to heal and be the most alive you can be, then try to eat 80% or more fruits, berries, melons, etc. These will clean your organs and thus provide more energy. So out goes the meat and dairy too! My downfall. These foods create too much acidity which taxes the system to have to deal with it. We need to eat mostly on the alkaline side like our monkey friends do! He also suggests certain herbs and such to assist in the initial detox.

Anyway, at this point in the long running experiment, we are starting to follow Dr. Morse’s suggestions. I suggest that you watch a few of his videos as he tackles questions sent in by his fans who are trying to heal one thing or another. If you have a health issue – and who doesn’t? – Then watch and learn from this wise man. He also weaves in his views of spirituality in between discussions. Love that! He is real, tried and tested. I think you will love his approach and philosophy as much as I do! If not then just walk on down the road. Here’s a good introductory video on “The Great Lymphatic System.”

– Steve

Steve’s Buckwheat, Seed, Gluten Free Crackers

Posted May 26, 2015 by Steve
Categories: Raw Food

Steve’s Buckwheat, Seed, Gluten Free Crackers

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Soak for 1 hour:

  • 2 cups whole raw almonds
  • 4 cups buckwheat groats (can use packaged coarse Kasha )

Buckwheat groats are gluten free seeds from a plant related to rhubarb. The outer husk is pulled away and the grain-like fruit is harvested and eaten. Buckwheat provides complete protein, including all the essential amino acids. Available from Bobs Red Mill.

Place in a bowl and soak for ½ hour:

  • 2 ½ cups raw sesame,
  • 1 ½ c sunflower seeds,
  • 1 cup whole flax seeds,
  • ½ cup chia seeds,
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds

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In a food processor grind:

  • 1 cup Nutritional (Savory) yeast
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 2 cups raw red bell peppers chopped
  • 1 – 2 Cups oinion
  • 7 gloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Cumin to taste
  • Add soaked and drained almonds and buckwheat
  • Optional but good! I usually add a cup or two of left over vegetable pulp from juicing carrots, celery, etc. Otherwise you can also add any vegy like corn, or zucchini, etc.
  • Process to smooth

Transfer to large bowl and add the drained soaked seeds –I sometimes process these also, not as fine as buckwheat mixture.

Mix all with 1 cup ground flax seeds or ground almond.

The goal is to produce a fairly thick sticky texture. So add water if too thick or if too thin, add some additional ground nuts like cashews or just more ground flax, etc. to thicken.

Spread the mixture very thin on parchment paper sheets and dry (12-18 hours in dehydrator)

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If you do not have a Dehydrator, you could alternatively lightly dry-bake them in an oven at a very low temperature of about 125’ This takes about 6 hours per side.

Store in Airtight containers.

Warning they are addictive.

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Delicious Raw and Cooked

Posted April 21, 2015 by sofia777
Categories: Raw Food

20150421_170059 (Small)Steve has been studying all manner of healing books and come up with new combinations of herbs, supplements, and other important nutrients, and while he has been on that quest, I have been more and more interested in energy medicine. I have had wonderful healing sessions with a Body Talk practitioner and listened to a Winter of Wellness seminar online where Donna Eden gave a presentation on the value of Energy Medicine, so I bought her book and her Energy Medicine Kit. I also am going to take a one day seminar in Body Talk, Last evening I listened to an interview with Dr. Gabriel Cousens, and though his commentary about reversing aging was compelling.20150421_165946 (Small)

As I was reading the manual in the Energy Medicine Kit, Steve informed me that he was making a raw veggie medley with the spiralizer. Zucchini, carots, white baby turnips, red bell pepper with arugala on top, and doused with a tomato, onion, garlic, mushroom sauce sauce that added a little heat to the dish and was absolutely delicious.

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On Again, Off Again…It IS a Journey!

Posted March 30, 2015 by sofia777
Categories: Raw Food

If you have been reading our BLOG, you will note that we both were on a cleanse at the end of January. It’s a couple of posts down, so I won’t reiterate. However, what happened after was that I thought I was going through a detoxification with plenty of coughing and unable to lie down without coughing fits. We went to our acupuncturist, M.D., and I told him I wouldn’t be able to lie down for the session because of the cough/detox. He told me I had a virus, not detoxification.

Long story short, it was this yucky thing that has been going around and lasted a month. As a result, I was eating the way I used to…all my great intentions to stay on quality raw food vanished, and I could feel myself slipping into bad habits and not feeling great. So last night after a barbecue with steak, grilled veggies and ice cream with gluten free brownies for dessert…oh, and a cocktail before…suddenly my tongue feels weird and a sore erupted right in the middle of it. Bled for over an hour, and that just infuriated me.

I shook my fist in the air, cursing the powers that be that kept sending these obnoxious body issues, and went to bed. In the middle of the night, I was awakened by a message…and it was about the need to return to a raw food diet. This time, I heard it with a new sense of appreciation. Years ago, I was given insights that formed a booklet called Seeds of Awakening. However, when the inner guidance talked about the importance of eating Living Food, I stopped listening.

It is amazing about us humans. We won’t listen until we have no choice. I got up at 3 AM and found a couple of books on the shelves about raw food lifestyle and started to read them…not just out of curiosity, and this morning I made a smoothie and had a wonderful chopped veggie salad for lunch. I worked a little in the garden, cleaned the house, did the laundry and then decided to take my blood pressure to see whether I needed to take BP meds or not. Lo and behold…after my Life Food morning breakfast and lunch, the BP was down to normal range!!! This is another confirmation to me that a mostly raw food diet is essential for optimum health….so we are off the the market to get plenty of veggies and to get back on track with our dehydrating living crackers and other goodies!

So now the proof will be in how long I sustain this. The road to hell is paved with good intentions, but hopefully the road to health will prevail!! KJ

Super Juice Me! The Power of Juicing

Posted February 9, 2015 by sofia777
Categories: Raw Food

I watched a documentary last night about juicing and the amazing changes it makes to the body. The video is being shown for free through Feb. 15, 2015…so if you read this in time, take a look. As a result of seeing the effects on the participants of the 28 day juice workshop, I made a super smoothie this morning with spinach, cucumber, a kale leaf, dandelion greens, ginger, mint, lemon, a date, mangos, bannanas, blueberries, gogi berries, hemp and pumpkin seeds…all in the Vitamix, and had enough for us to drink this morning and more for this evening. Here’s the link to the documentary.

Edible Owl

Posted February 1, 2015 by sofia777
Categories: Raw Food

A reader sent this photo of a creative way of tantalizing children to eat their veggies and suggested we post in on Journey to Raw:

Raw Vegy Owl