Going Raw

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I am doing a raw vegan cleanse for the month of May. You are welcome to read my posts, but please do not copy what I am doing unless you have checked with your health care provider first. Do not attempt this cleanse if you are pregnant or a child. It is also not a good idea if you are on prescription medications, are obese, or suffer from serious health problems as the detoxification occurring on a cleanse such as this could overwhelm your organs of elimination, causing serious health problems.

Although I start the cleanse on May 1st,  I decided to purchase a batch of raw seeds and nuts before the start date. Frankly, I am very used to cooked food and the thought of nothing but raw green smoothies and salads is a little terrifying! I do have some raw recipes that use nuts and seeds in lieu of grain and dairy, so I will be relying on these to take care of any cravings.

I have searched local stores for raw nuts before, and they are sometimes available, but the costs are prohibitive. Organic flax, chia and hemp are easy to find locally and are likely the same price or cheaper than ordering online. In the interests of saving time, I did include these in this initial order.

The company I ordered from is “Real Raw Food” in B.C. The web site is: http://www.realrawfood.com/ It took three days from the time I placed the order to its arrival at my door, which I think is amazing.  Here is what I ordered, it is all raw and organic:

2 lbs Medjool dates
1 lb Hazelnuts
1 lb Walnuts
2 lbs Cashews
2 lbs Brazil nuts
1 lb Pecans
2 lobs Pumpkin seeds
3 lbs Sunflower seeds
2 lbs Almonds
1 Almond butter
1 lb Almond meal
1 lb Chia seeds
2 lbs Flax seeds
1 lb Hemp nuts

Total cost including shipping $238.76

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About naturopathathome

I am a licensed naturopathic doctor and certified functional medicine practitioner practicing out of beautiful Regina, Saskatchewan. I have a keen interest in nutrition and learning about the latest and greatest advances in the field of naturopathic medicine! To find out more about my practice, you can check out www.wendynd.com.

Posted on April 20, 2013, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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