another longterm rawbie vegan speaks out and against low fat banana land…
It seems lately they are getting tons of shit press! ;)
btw Tonya is a hottie actress! And 10rv. Check out her bio:
Everybody wants to know what I eat. It’s a common question from friends and I personally think it’s a super compliment. I’m not out there telling anyone what to eat. But I will always get hyped up about what’s working for me. It’s such a miracle MIRACLE – I said it – for me to not be on meds and have this clean relationship with my body – know I’ve got my back no matter what. I’ve got my own back. It’s hard to not get amped and hope that everyone I love can feel the good stuff I’m feeling, too.
Lots of raw fooders wanna tell you what to eat because you’ll pay them to. That’s cool. Commerce is a great language. But I’m not selling my diet, because the tree didn’t charge me to pick the apple from it – she just said, I have more than enough – please, eat until you’re full. To me, raw foods IS freedom.
So I think it’s ultra cool when people wanna know what I eat anyway. I know I don’t ask someone this info unless I see something is working for them and I’m like “I’ll have what she’s having”. So people I bet wanna know what I eat because they are inspired to see something working so well for someone. I hope.
I know it’s working for me and I’m open to always changing. I’m always changing and fine tuning and listening. I promise you and mySelf, if ever my ideals stop working, I will try something new. Alas, I’ve been 10 years raw vegan and … ladies and gentlemen, the WAY I raw vegan has continued to morph and grow, but raw foods remains the through line. I haven’t chosen another lifestyle yet so it’s still working.
Do I do low-fat raw food, am I a fruititarian, do I mineralize, do I systematic underfeed, do I superfood, do I liquify? Oh, my. Uh … YES. I have done and do them all when they are needed. I owe no allegiance to anything that isn’t working and my body continues to change and grow so do my plant foods. One very specific question I get asked a lot, though, is do I do “30 Bananas A Day”. Raw fooders are going to know what I’m talking about and if you’re raw-curious, Google that shit, cause the internet is our source of non-local/non-proprietary information. This is your mind you can stretch here. Choose which directions.
Well, my answer is: I’m not into low-fat raw food and I definitely don’t eat 30 bananas a day. That’s me and you asked! I’m a high-fat, long-term raw vegan athlete. You know I love my avocados! I’m one that actually practices the belief that the being’s ability to digest and assimilate their foods has much to do with it’s locality. So if it’s hot in July and dates are dropping from the desert palms like candy, a person living under that date tree will have need of hot July sugars and have the amped up digestive strength to go for it. If it’s December in Michigan, the local there would get a candida outbreak by eating dates in winter and would be most suited to digesting and assimilating root vegetables and tubers, for example, lots of cold box, mineral-dense greens and easily stored nuts.
The land which produces the plants, also produces the people. The land, plants and people work perfectly together when respected that way. Only if I were in Costa Rica would I personally eat 30 bananas a day. One, because as a Southern Californian today in May, my system is just not able to take those sugars and doesn’t need extreme amounts of water-soluble vitamins I’ve already eaten my fill of in much lower quantities. But also to me, it’s just disrespectful to the environment to ship all your raw food in from foreign lands, polluting everyone else’s back yard on it’s way to you. That’s not what I’m up to through raw foods at all. The land, the plants and the animals – work together perfectly, as nature intended. I trust nature and I name her health.
I therefore end up focusing on LOCAL, IN-SEASON and ORGANIC produce as the bulk of my diet. Nature knows what I need, I’m giving jobs to actual people in my community, I’m keeping jet fuel out of your kids backyard, it’s freshest and retains the most life-force when I eat it and bygolly, when i heed nature, my body has got my back. Every motion I make, action I take and thought I think reflects this faith. That’s what’s workin’ for me. Thanks for asking!