100% Raw – Day 12 – Around The Rawgosphere

Hmm… don’t know if anyone else has coined this term, but anyway, I think I’ll refer to the community of raw food bloggers as the “rawgosphere”.

An update of what I’ve checked out in the raw online community:

Dhrumil has a creative idea to re-use the pulp from his green juice by making them into patties and putting them in the dehydrator. Cool idea. I don’t have a dehydrator yet, but I’ll have to remember this one. I’ve been experimenting with the pulp from making raw almond milk, and adding them to sushi rolls since they look a bit like rice.

  • Wendi and Rawbin cover the 2008 Green Festival in Washington, D.C. They find a poor little turtle in the middle of the road and Rawbin carries it to safety. They feature a bunch of pics and videos, including a tour of Rawbin’s farm. Cool!
  • Anthony has a nice post about his London experience. People there are generally thinner because they seem to walk more than Americans. Even though Londoners eat a typically artery-clogging breakfast. Lesson learned. We Americans need to walk more instead of driving in our cars. Well, tough for us Cali people since we really can’t get anywhere unless we drive because everything here is so spread out.

    But Anthony mentioned something interesting about “un-sprouted” nuts and seeds. That they contain enzyme inhibitors that actually could be more detrimental to raw vegans than anyone else. So, sprouting is the way to go. I actually love sprouts. And I think Fall and Winter is a good time to start sprouting at home. And, lately I’ve been liking olives, avocados and coconuts even more. So, that’s something to focus on to get my essential fats.

  • Debbie covers the raw communty’s cutest couple, Matt Monarch and Angela Stokes. Interesting how they met online. I know who Angela is, but I honestly never heard of Matt Monarch until now. Thanks, Debbie. It goes to show that I still have a lot of studying and research to do with regards to the Raw Community out there.

    And colonics? Never had one yet. But, I have had several enemas in the past, to cleanse my system a bit more. I’ll have to check into colonics. I hear that is a best-kept secret of celebrities for looking good, clean and fresh when going down the red carpet. So, yeah…

    Must check out Matt Monarch’s book… Raw Success.

Today is Day 12 of being 100% Raw.

I feel very good. But one thing I noticed is that since going 100% raw and giving up coffee, I’ve feel more in good spirits. Before, I would get more moody and depressed over things. So, it seems I have a more positive outlook on life in general, and I just have more energy to get things done. There might be a psychological factor to this ongoing transformation. Simply the idea that I am making a change for the better, in my mind, gives me more reason to feel good about myself and to get that momentum to realize a change in my life.

But, I’m 100% positive that the change to being 100% raw by itself is helping to cause the change. I know I feel very great when I eat raw foods. So, my need to continue feeling great keeps me eating raw foods in order to continue this positive process…

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Carlos Rull

Carlos Rull is a musician living in the San Diego area. His interests include Yoga, Eastern Philosophy, Zen Buddhism, and Gardening. He plays drums, piano, and composes New Age & Ambient music, and his albums are available on iTunes and Amazon.com.

6 thoughts on “100% Raw – Day 12 – Around The Rawgosphere

  • Saturday November 22, 2008 at 2:28 am
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    Hmmm, “rawgosphere”…it works for me! 😀

    I can totally relate to what you shared today. I suffered from chronic depression for what seems like forever. Since eating raw – gone! It was only a matter of weeks, before I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my mind and heart. My emotions are so much more balanced now. Raw, living food – nature’s answer to Prozac.

  • Friday November 21, 2008 at 6:28 pm
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    Hmmm, “rawgosphere”…it works for me! 😀

    I can totally relate to what you shared today. I suffered from chronic depression for what seems like forever. Since eating raw – gone! It was only a matter of weeks, before I felt like a huge weight had been lifted from my mind and heart. My emotions are so much more balanced now. Raw, living food – nature’s answer to Prozac.

  • Saturday November 22, 2008 at 10:47 am
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    Thank you for your thoughts. I luv your raw blog. And your article on eating raw during the winter months helped me greatly. It hasn’t been cold yet here in San Diego, but in past winter’s it’s been extremely cold especially at night, since this is a desert climate. And I suffered not knowing what to do. Interesting that certain spices and herbs really warm the body naturally just by themselves. I made a raw garlic dip recently and it REALLY warmed me up.

  • Saturday November 22, 2008 at 6:47 pm
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    Thank you for your thoughts. I luv your raw blog. And your article on eating raw during the winter months helped me greatly. It hasn’t been cold yet here in San Diego, but in past winter’s it’s been extremely cold especially at night, since this is a desert climate. And I suffered not knowing what to do. Interesting that certain spices and herbs really warm the body naturally just by themselves. I made a raw garlic dip recently and it REALLY warmed me up.

  • Sunday November 23, 2008 at 2:14 pm
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    Yes, yes, YES! Raw is a great mood stabilizer! No more extreme highs or lows (although, I admit to missing the highs a bit at times!). I think those of us who experienced depression can really feel the difference in what raw does to our bodies. This even, almost mellow, mood feels so calm and relaxing even though I have more energy now than before raw.

    I love the term you’ve coined! Rawgosphere is awesome…I continue to see the rawgosphere expanding and that’s trilling!!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

  • Sunday November 23, 2008 at 6:14 am
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    Yes, yes, YES! Raw is a great mood stabilizer! No more extreme highs or lows (although, I admit to missing the highs a bit at times!). I think those of us who experienced depression can really feel the difference in what raw does to our bodies. This even, almost mellow, mood feels so calm and relaxing even though I have more energy now than before raw.

    I love the term you’ve coined! Rawgosphere is awesome…I continue to see the rawgosphere expanding and that’s trilling!!

    Lots of love to you,

    Wendi
    XOXOXO

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