Thoughts on the world, homeopathy, mindfulness and food...
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January for me turned into juicing January, with a (not quite as strict as I'd thought I'd be) juice fast for 28 days. Most of the month was 4-5 juices a day (some were blended with avocado/banana/seeds etc). It was a funny old month for me for several reasons but as I nearer towards the end of it I was so drawn back to my fruity lifestyle and convinced that for me, eating high carb, low fat raw vegan - a frugivore diet if you want the proper term, was my favourite lifestyle.
I'll give that there's a time and a place for fresh juice definitely, it's a brilliant way to get an larger amount of fruit and veg into your diet. My daughter at the moment doesn't want to eat veg so she drinks it instead. With 2 oranges, 2 apples, spinach, broccoli and carrot in her morning juice, she's had a reasonable hit to start the day.
And short term juice fasts, 3-5, or even 7 days too, are able to give us an opportunity to rest our system, enable some healing to happen and realise bad habits and patterns. However, my personal feeling is we don't have to continue with this dependency - we can eat real whole fruits and vegetables and not be tied to the juicer (or subsequently the kitchen sink). For a simple, delicious, long term lifestyle, I can't think of much more back to nature, vitality, energy and wellbeing than mono meals and simple eating.
Is like to share that I'm definitely still not an expert and absolutely still on my own food discovery journey. You can know all the information and still reach out for something non optimum. I've been away for the weekend and indulging in cooked foods, which is fine, but definitely harder for a couple of days to get back on with eating the way I know I'll feel best.
So for me it's back to simple meals, water rich delicious melons for breakfast, big mangoes, lovely bananas, ripe fruits and fabulous tasty salads. If anyone wants to join me just shout - I'm happy to share ideas.
With big fruity love,
I'm a Homeopath working in the Skipton (North Yorkshire) area. I am also able to offer food intolerance testing using Kinesiology and advice around diet and lifestyle.
Em Colley MARH, Practitioner of Classical Homeopathy
BSc(Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience
Laughter Yoga Leader
Focussed Mindfulness Practitioner
Dip (SNHS) Kinesiology
Dip (SNHS) Holistic Nutrition
Certificate in Whole Food, Plant Based Nutrition