Sunday, January 2, 2011
A New Space - Welcome!
Happy New Year! Welcome to my new space. I'm really excited about this new bloggie - the idea came to me a few days ago, and seems quite fitting as the new year begins. Here, I'll continue to share my healing journey which involves a step away from a raw vegan diet to eating foods from nature, both raw and cooked, including animal products.
You'll notice that Universal Eater is a step in a different direction from what you see on Sweetly Raw. I'll be taking a 180 from all things sweet as I share a detailed account of my January sugar free/cacao free "detox" plan. You'll see a more personal side of my ups and downs, and I'll be blogging daily for the whole month of January as an expression of the commitment to myself. As I stated on Sweetly Raw, I will be sharing my food plan, recipes, my emotional and physical reactions to going without my beloved cacao/sugar, how I am ensuring my success, other modalities I am using to heal, and what I've been through since my last post which detailed my health progress.
Another reason I've chosen to create this blog is as a result of all the emails and blog comments I've received with questions and stories regarding my health challenges, and my decision to make such huge dietary changes. If you're not familiar with my story, you can read about it HERE, and an update HERE. I was shocked to see how many people are dealing with the exact same issues I was experiencing, and I was surprised to learn that many well known names in the raw food community have shifted toward a diet that includes some animal products - many of whom are not comfortable sharing openly due to expectations they feel must be upheld.
To me, the term "Universal" encompasses everything in this world and beyond - The spiritual and the physical. I like to think of a "Universal Eater" as one who is open to all foods that Mother Nature has to offer. For the first time in my life, I feel like I truly understand the meaning of "food as medicine". This medicine has turned my physical/mental/emotional self around faster than I could have imagined, and I am truly grateful.
If you have questions or suggestions for what you might like to see me post regarding my journey, leave a comment or send an email. A lot of people have told me that they'd particularly like to see what I'm eating on a regular basis, so I'll be sharing a lot of that.
Do you have any health related new years resolutions, or are you starting with a cleanse/detox of any kind?