Day 3 | Raederle's Raw Blog

September 5th 2010 | Day 3

On today's original agenda:
  •  Water
  •  Garlic Tea
  •  Shower
  •  Vacuum & Clean Desk Surfaces
  •  120 Crunches

[9:28pm]

It's been a tough day. I have not done any of the above except drink water; and not nearly enough of that either.
I woke up again nauseated, like yesterday. I went to bed last night with my circulation so low that resting any weight at all on any of limbs made me go numb. Now, this may sound shocking, but this is something I experience on a somewhat regular basis when very tired or depleted because I have such a weak circulatory system. It was a nightly occurrence when I was at the lowest point in my health (and my life) at the age of sixteen.
I've been doing some serious re-thinking on how I'm going to detox.
Firstly, I think eating up all the cooked foods around the kitchen was a bad thing to do on the week before. I was overeating, and eating a number of things that were not particularly healthy all in a row. That made it even harder on my body to suddenly switch to drinking all water and eating no food.

[11:26pm]

I tried to plunge into this way too fast. I need to take some steps towards it first before I try to dive-in head first. I'm thinking about doing a two-day juice fast with my husband each weekend (with two or three green drinks a day and one smoothie), and then fasting for one or two days after that.
Then on Wednesday and Thursday just eating all-raw, with one green drink a day, and then on Friday eating as much fruit as I want, which I would be limiting the rest of the week, and allowing my husband to have one cooked meal on Friday.
This would allow us to both be much better prepared to dive into a more intense phase of detoxing. As it is, I need to build up some strength. I'm going to start by just adding very small amounts of raw food into my diet.
Total consumption overview for the day:
  • 1 green drink (spinach, lettuce, carrot & carrot top, cucumber)
  • 6 blackberries
  • 4 raw chipoltli pistachios
  • 1 half of a rice cake (to calm my stomach this morning. I held each bite in my mouth until it dissolved. Good for digestion to do so.)
  • 4 thin slices of organic banana
  • 3 very thin slices of organic apple
As a side note, I particularly am unhappy about today's events since it prevented me from making any progress whatsoever on my fantasy novel.
~ Raederle

August 30th 2012

Don't make the same mistakes I did. Instead of doing something "extreme" try a balanced raw diet and follow a nutritionally complete raw meal plan. My raw meal plans are unique because they are nutritionally sound and give you all the directions you need. It's worth it to have a meal plan. It'll save you a lot of "healing crisis" pains!
When reading, the most incredible things I've ever learned came from stories. Stories are more memorable. They create images and time-lines in our minds. They give us all the background information that lead up to a great moment, a great realization, a great break-through.
In reality, we only truly grasp ("grok") something through personal experience. We can not add to our experience through reading dry data. But we really can and do add to our experience with stories. The more detailed, authentic, and dynamic the story, the more there is for us to learn from it. The more it resonates with us and touches us, the more we retain what we've learned.
It is because of this that I'm writing my own life as a series of autobiographical novels. If this interests you, please sign up at left and visit my patreon page for exclusive access to my personal revelations, diary entries and autobiographical novels as I'm writing them. You'll also get a lot of other awesome perks, which you can read about here: www.patreon.com/Raederle.