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Ribbit
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I decided to see what I could do with combining the B/GTD and the raw diet.  So I've been eating breakfast, lunch and snacks raw, and cooking dinner so we can eat at least part of one meal the same.

The first thing I noticed is that I have more energy.  In fact, I had so much energy it didn't even occur to me to take a nap yesterday, and usually I drag around all day.  Yesterday I felt great until after dinner, at which time I nearly fell asleep at the table.  I was extremely tired just after eating a cooked meal.  I know this sounds awful to us BTDers who are supposed to have energy after any compliant meal.

The other thing I've noticed is that I'm visiting the bathroom (quickly) sometimes multiple times a day instead of my usual one solid contribution.  No complaints on that end.

My only complaint is that I wake up during the night ravenously hungry.  

I've been making "soup" with my vita-mix and putting 5 Tbsp of hemp hearts in the mix for protein.  I need other suggestions for raw protein other than nuts, which are extremely expensive.  Anybody have ideas?


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be careful about your iron and b12 levels if you continue this




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Well, I'm eating a lot of leafy greens as well as black-strap molasses (I know, it's cooked).  I don't know what to do about B vitamins except supplement, but I can't ever tell that vitamin supps do me any good.  What can I do about B12?  Where is it normally found?


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nutritional yeast could be added to that juice mix. Its full of B vitamins. Also sprouts. I used to sprout buckwheat ...it was so easy and I liked the flavor of the sprouts.
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Well, I'm eating a lot of leafy greens as well as black-strap molasses (I know, it's cooked).  I don't know what to do about B vitamins except supplement, but I can't ever tell that vitamin supps do me any good.  What can I do about B12?  Where is it normally found?


if you're postmenopausal the iron is not as important

Chicken, liver,  |Vitamin B12: 16.58 mcg.|A NS Neutral: Y
Duck liver, 1 liver |Vitamin B12: 54.00 mcg.|Iron: 30.53 mg.
Goose liver, 1 liver |Vitamin B12: 54.00 mcg.|Iron: 30.53 mg.
Herring, 1 fillet |Vitamin B12: 13.14 mcg.|A NS Neutral:
Mackerel, atlantic, 1 fillet |Vitamin B12: 19.00 mcg.|[1]
Mussels, 1 cup |Vitamin B12: 12.00 mcg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[2]
Octopus, 3 oz |Vitamin B12: 20.00 mcg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[2]
Smelt, |Vitamin B12: 19.10 mcg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[2]
Tuna, bluefin, 3 oz |Vitamin B12: 10.88 mcg.|A NS Neutral:
Pumpkin seed, 1 cup |Iron: 14.97 mg.|A NS Beneficial: Yes |[2]
Sesame seed, 1 cup |Iron: 14.55 mg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[1]
Sesame flour, 1 oz |Iron: 15.17 mg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[1]
Soybean meal, 1 cup |Iron: 13.70 mg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[1]
Yeast, bakers, 1 tbsp |Iron: 16.60 mg.|A NS Beneficial: Yes |[2
Rice bran, 1 cup |Iron: 18.54 mg.|A NS Neutral: Yes |[1]


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what's with this baker's yeast? I have to think there is a mistake on the list you gave, Mike.....I can't believe baker''s yeast is any good for anyone except bread. I think it must mean brewer's yeast.
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I like being partial raw especially during the hot months here  
but I cant do it during winter months...it is simply tooo cold here and my body craves cooked food.
I always add some cooked fish and meat - but I eat the meat fairly medium - and often use raw fish as dinner- as well as softboiled egg.
I agree that you get so much energy... I have tried the vegan version and it simply does ot work for me... ( must be my B ness )

I know some raw pages says that you can get b12 from vegetarian products .... but that is not so ...
some people produced enough b12  for a few months/years if they have been eating eggs /cheese or meat earlier... but eventual youll need a supplement - especially if you want more kids.

My vegan friends ( women) all take supplements.


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You may consider egg whites for protein in your soup base, also is a thickener.

Check for calories for pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds if using by the cupful.
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baker s, brewer s, nutritional....all the same thing....
down here, I can t get the nutritional one, but the only yeast available is called 'levadura' which means yeast and it comes in a powdered form.....the yeast used for baking I have seen in a cake like form......and then there s also the powdered quick baking rise yeast which is not the powdered yeast I buy down here.


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you could also do the complete protein combos.....
Legumes + seeds
Legumes + nuts
Legumes + dairy
Grains + legumes
Grains + dairy
and don t forget the soy if it s permissible in the system you are following presently.


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Hi Ribbit..
I wouldn't have mentioned it had you not brought it up, but I have gone completely raw.  I just decided that that is really the way I like to eat.  I have been doing so for about a month now and I feel so marvelous!  I was just out in San Francisco this weekend, too , and went to Cafe Gratitude.. a marvelous all raw restaurant!!  so inspiring!  so I thought you might like to  check out my two  favorite sites just for reading.. let me know what you think!

http://www.giveittomeraw.com

http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/sarma_melngailis/

Let me know if you want to join Give It To Me Raw.. we would love to have  you there !  you don't have to be 100% raw to feel at home there.. it's just a great discussion board!
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Ribbit, I have a couple of raw books and I like being raw in the summer. It's so refreshing. I don't know if I can do it in the winter. It's really cold.

Sheri, If you  decided to go raw, you're not in any way following the BTD or the GTD, especially since you're an O.
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Thanks, everybody, for the input.  I do use nutritional yeast on my salads.  Can't do eggs right now because the baby gets terrible gas cramps when I eat them and then she sleeps even less.

I would like to join the raw food discussion group.  I'll go check it out.  My family is going   at everything I've made.  I like it though.  It makes me feel clean.

I'll post more tomorrow.


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I have about 4 raw cookbooks that I'm using at the moment, so let me know if you  would like to try something.... my favorite one is from Cafe Gratitude

http://www.Cafegratitude.com


also, here is my profile on  Give It To Me Raw if you want to join

in...            http://www.giveittomeraw.com/profile/sheri


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Ribbit, do you know the books by Ann Wigmore? One is called "The Hippocrates Diet and Health Program" and it talkes about why raw food is good, the other one is called "Recipes for Longer Life" and it is full of great receipes.
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Why would this be a good idea?
I am curious. Wouldn't the body have a hard time breaking down some of the food and accessing the nutrients?
Over the long term does this work.
I know Vegans have a hard time with B12 over the long term.


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I eat a lot of raw food, especially in the summer (as Mayflowers said, it's too cold in the winter for my digestion), and I love the way I feel. I did a stint a couple of years ago, going full raw, but found that I was spending even more time preparing my foods to get variety than I do normally. Sprouting, dehydrating, etc, takes a lot of planning and time.

I'm glad you've found something to aid in your energy levels, Ribbit!


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Raw food= lots of enzymes - something most modern people dont get enough of...
In the summer I aim for 75 % raw food - in the winter it is more like 25-50 % of my total food
Im quite certain that most of the real vegan rawfoodist /gurus come from hotter climates like California and Hawai - no one with a common sense would advocate ONLY raw food if they lived in Scandinavia  


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Drea, we can look forward to preparing raw foods on a regular basis when we retire.   It does get involved. All the prepping, sprouting, drying..There is a raw chef school in California I wanted to go to, and  I always wanted to go to the vegetarian chef school in Manhattan.
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Lola, I am going to challenge the idea that baker's yeast is good to sprinkle on your food....it doesn't sound right. I am thinking there is a misprint in the GTD book....accidentally spelled baker's when it meant brewer's.....sure I could be wrong, but meanwhile there is a challenge out there folks! And actually nutritional yeast is the more balanced food, the one that is preferable to the best of my knowledge.
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I'll tell you  what has been so great... I bought a Vita Mix blender to whip up some raw soups and smoothies... so  yummie!!  
Yep...   cooking  "raw"..  does take some preparation .. and several new utensils....  it's a new way of  handling food...
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I have a Vita mix. I love it. It's worth the price.

So, Sheri, does this mean you won't be following the BTD or GTD anymore?
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Hi Mayflowers...

Umm.. good question...I'm not sure myself.  I have the BTD book, the arthritis book and the GTD book and the menopause book....  and there  are foods  for me in each book that are contradictory ...  so I really don't know which one to follow.... and I just got  to the point that I couldn't get definitive answers on which one to do...
I always liked the taste of vegetarian foods better.. but that wasn't so good for me...  I was having way too many wheat products...my acne and arthritis  got worse the more wheat I had.. and the dairy was bad... I had yogert some... the  BTD taught me to avoid wheat and starches, for which I am grateful....
I find a lot of the types of animal protein on the Gatherer diet to be difficult to come by.  I thought I would do fine with the fish on the GTD, but I read in the forums that frozen fish isn't acceptable ( that came from someone who had heard Dr. D speak live)  I also find  the limits on how many times per week to have certain things hard to follow.  So for right now I am following SOME of the principles  of all of these diets.. but mostly just enjoying  this new way of eating and  food preparation..  I probably have had some avoids.. like cashews... and some fresh coconut... maybe some  black pepper....
I've been doing a lot of reading... especially David Wolfe's book Eating For Beauty...and I just think  it's fascinating.    So right now the GTD is so new and there are so many people who are on the fence as to which one to follow... and I can't get definitive answers.  Anyway,  no, I"m not giving up on the  BTD or the GTD... but I don't know which one to follow .... If this answer seems confused, it's because I AM confused about which  way to go and which foods are on what list... but in any event, I will be eating raw, but it may be from one of the book lists.....  wheeeww... long answer!  and yet, no real answer.

Also, as Ribbit said.. I'm  never tired anymore!  no more sleepy time while my body takes all that time to digest the cooked food....  I need so much less sleep.. and  when I DO sleep, I  sleep MUCH better and deeper.... if any of you recall,  I posted some on the afternoon slump.. so now  never have that.... gone...  
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Same here.  No afternoon slump.  I don't think about caffeine anymore.  When I get up in the morning I'm really tired, but as soon as I start moving around I'm okay.  I have to eat a snack in the afternoon, and sometimes after supper, but I don't feel like I'm going to fall over constantly.

When I've got a little more time I'll go check out everybody's links.  Thanks for including them.

Sheri, I eat frozen or canned fish because that's the best I can do.  I don't avoid fish just because I can't get it fresh.  I just do what I can.  That's my new motto lately:  "I'm doing the best I can."  Every time somebody says to me, "You're late" or "We're eating that again?" instead of saying, "I'm sorry," now I say, "I'm doing the best I can."  We can only do so much.

As far as your diet goes, I think a wise man we all know has said, "Try all things, hold fast to what works," or something like that.  Figure out what works and do it.  Don't feel bad about not fitting into a particular category.  Do what your body needs you to do.


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