- Feb 1, 2004--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, cindy laughlin
> Myself, I need to loose weight. I have been mostly raw since theend of Dec. No weight has come off. Any ideas? I don't eat much
in nuts or fatty foods. I do have a avocado on occasion, when I can
find them. I am also having a challenge digesting salads. Does
anyone have any recommendations as to the best enzymes. They exit
looking like they went in. Lately, I am not digesting fat either.
It leaves an oil slick. Can I purchase extra amalyase enzymes
Read Patenaude, Gruben, Nison to name a few gurus out there. This is
my opinion: choose one and follow them. Consult with them. Pay for
it as you are guiding your daughters. There are differing points of
view here and I would not give us here the last word on any subject.
Give them the last word. I say this because I'd encourage you to
adjust your diet and/or lifestyle rather than to take enzymes, but
others in this forum may come back with another viewpoint. The above
named people (and I can give you more) do not believe you need to
take anything unless you have an obvious imbalance that affects your
existence. On a raw diet, enzymes will cause imbalances and call
upon your body's reserves to process them. They act as stimulants.
The best enzymes are already in your fruits and vegetables. Sleep
enough. Walk every day. Deep breathe. Nudge your colon with your
hands to increase digestive functions. Make sure you are going to
the bathroom properly/eliminating completely (know the
optimum "pooping" position). If you are not familiar with some of
this stuff, do some research. Read through the archives; plug in
your keywords and see what others know about them. There are more
ways to work for your health than to buy some extra thing that will
interfere with letting the raw food do its job. It's a gradual
process to get the insides working like they should.
Now, something practical: If you have trouble digesting salads, take
a look at what you are creating. Is it a gourmet salad? Keep it
simple. Try decreasing the number of ingredients until you feel like
you are tolerating them. Condiments? Decrease the volume of these.
Maybe decrease the entire volume of salad. Make your first course
several helpings of one type of fruit, then eat a smaller salad.
Also, if you are having any fruit at all AFTER the salad, there's
one reason for gastritis. Never fruit after salad. Continue to
troubleshoot, read and adjust. I would not assume you are eating
properly and you body just doesn't know how to accept the food. I
would trust your body is saying something needs to be adjusted about
food that is taken in, or that you need more physical activity,
sunlight, sleep, etc. Take on the challenge with each of these
problems that you want solved to find the most natural solution
possible. Enzymes are not a whole, fresh food solution, and merely
one choice among many, many others.
It is important that you are trying to address all these things. You
will get the answers. Keep probing us and, especially, the books.
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