Paul Nison and the RAW food diet??

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   Posted 5/2/2008 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone,
Well I just wanted to know if anyone has heard about Paul Nison or have read any of this books?
He said he cured his IBD by consuming a raw food diet. He starting by consuming only vegetable juice then proceding to blended foods then to a whole raw diet.   This is only part 1, the links to the rest on on the right side.

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   Posted 5/2/2008 5:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I like tomato juice but I can't gag down V-8 for no amount of money so I would be in a world of hurt trying to do that diet. I love OJ but can NOT "do" OJ on an empty stomach. Apple Juice puts my tummy in a whirl no matter w/food or w/o. The raw diet sounds like a good thing - IF your digestive tract can handle it. Mine can't seem to. I have a strong gag reflex and I just don't see my mind overcoming that. I like the theory - its just that I haven't been able to convince my eyes and mind, much less my gag reflex and digestive tract.
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   Posted 5/2/2008 6:07 AM (GMT -6)   
V8 is full of salt and other additives, and it has been heated (pasteurization), and so it is NOT raw food. If you were to make the juice yourself from scratch with a vegetable juicer, it would taste very, very different than a bottle of V8. Vegetable broth is one way to help get your system used to vegetable juices (cut up & cook a bunch of veggies in a pot full of water; strain off the broth & discard the veggies; drink the broth in 8-oz servings as you are able to ~ this is healthy, is not contrary to any food pyramid or regular diatetic recommendations unless you have kidney disease, and can boost your mineral intake quite a bit). If a person has food allergies or sensitivities (non-IgE or non-immune "reactions" to foods), then the choice of fruits & veggies to juice would have to be specifically adjusted to accomodate the specific needs of the individual. And it is not good to start with a full-sized glass of juice if a person isn't used to eating vegetables or fruits in any sizeable amount - it is better to start out with an ounce or two at the most and slowly get used to drinking more as tolerated. And if it doesn't work, it doesn't work. Not everything works for everyone. Just my $.02.
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   Posted 5/2/2008 11:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I would say that my problem is more mind of matter than actual digestive reasons for the most part. I happen to LOVE and often crave raw veggies: celery is to die for at times. I used to just about live on it for snackies. Raw broccoli, raw cauliflower, etc. So, yeah, I would be better off making broths and juicing. Broths appeal, juicing does NOT. Mind over matter. Remember, I DID say I like the theory but my mind and eyes revolt. And frankly, I wouldn't throw away those veggies in that broth. I can eat cooked veggies w/no problems. (They just don't taste as good as a good crunch on a nice fresh raw celery stick).
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   Posted 5/2/2008 2:07 PM (GMT -6)   
ugghhh... my poor booty...
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   Posted 5/2/2008 6:41 PM (GMT -6)   
How about the "no" diet. I'm always better if I just don't eat. Hard to live like that though?

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