Tuesday, February 3, 2009

How could this happen?

I got sick. I'm still a little sick. Last time I got sick it was after I had fallen off the raw wagon, so it made sense. But to get sick after getting back on the wagon has me baffled. I prevented many colds last year by eating mainly raw so I was certain I wouldn’t have to deal with this again. I've been so anxious to post on my blog, but I decided it was more important to take care of myself and get extra rest, just doing what I needed, not alll the things I wanted to do. I've stayed about 90% raw, with lots of tea and some soup. Here are a few of the things I've prepared since my last post.

Red cabbage salad with avocado-cilantro dressing

Mexican nori roll and pablano pepper

Asian chow salad

So my question remains: how could this happen to me? I will confess that I had alcohol and cooked food (vegan) in celebration of my friend's birthday. Maybe I put my body in shock... But then again, I have been around quite a few sick people at work and out-and-about. Here's the raw cake I made for her birthday, I call it strawberry heaven:

What I'm thinking is that stress lowered my natural ability to ward this off and keep my immunity strong enough to defend myself. Whatever the cause, I was able to treat most of my symptoms with natural remedies consisting of tea, honey, lemon, sleep and lots of nutritious foods. One thing I have not been able to heal naturally is a stuffy head and runny nose. Any suggestions?

Stay tuned, as I'm super excited to post about some of your questions. I also want to thank all of my new followers and those of you who've led them to my site. Since my video seems to be a big hit, I think I'll be posting more of those in the future. Check out twitter, it's alive and fresh with so many interesting people I've connected with. And from those connections, I found some other great sites, so be sure to look at the new links and blogs I'm following. I’ll be back when I kick this cold in the butt for good!


  1. Those foods look so yummy! It's kind of a tease to show us without telling us the recipe or where to get the recipe though. ;-)

    Sorry you're sick. I know the feeling -- you think you're going to be immune, but you're not quite and you get sick. Have you been using a netti pot? Also essential oils are great -- eucalyptus for breathing especially as well as peppermint and the citrus ones.

    Sometimes simply not eating as much can help the body heal. Lemon as you mentioned is awesome. Here are some other ideas: citrus, kiwi, carrot, basil, garlic, onion, cilantro, greens, coconut oil ... things rich in vit C, beta carotene, and antibacterial/viral properties in general as well as just good nutrient rich foods (greens). :-) And of course plenty of rest ... hope you're feeling better

  2. Thanks for all the great tips. I've been eating a lot of those foods, but totally forgot about my netti pot. Sorry, due to being sick, I didn't keep track of recipes and just threw together most of those meals. I did follow this recipe for the "cheesecake" though. I didn't have any cacao butter, so I just used extra coconut butter. I will definitely make that again!

  3. WOWSERS those foods look so good! I want some!!! NOW!!!! LOL. Please tell us how you made them!

    I am so excited to see your video on the other blog! YAY! You rock!

  4. YUMMMMMMMY in the tummy Bea! Congrats on getting recognized.

    I was wondering... if I were to start eating RAW, would I lose weight? Lord knows I can't afford to lose any.

    BTW, your photos look great!

  5. Thank you! It's certainly easy to lose weight eating raw, but you don't have too. You can even gain weight with raw foods. There are plenty of foods high in healthy fats, just be careful not to overdo it. Nuts, seeds, avocado, coconut, oils are a few to make sure to have in your diet.