Friday, March 13, 2009

Spring is here....I can feel it.

For one thing, I'm in a Walt Whitman kind of mood:

"The atmosphere is not a perfume, it has no taste of the distillation, it is odorless, It is for my mouth forever, I am in love with it, I will go to the bank by the wood and become undisguised and naked, I am mad for it to be in contact with me."
-Walt Whitman, Song of Myself

OK, it's still a little cold to go running off into the woods naked, and I'm not likely to do it even when it's warm. But I am started to crave GREENS, and WALKS. And I am MAD to be back in contact with my slumbering body. It feels like it's been asleep all winter. I normally love the winter, I snow-shoe, cross country ski, walk. But not this year, for various reasons. But I can feel myself coming back to life and it feels good.

There was was a month this winter where I was eating all cooked foods, and not very good ones at that. Luckily that didn't last long. My health feels so much better doing some raw. So why not all raw, one might ask? Well I've done 100% - and to be honest, I didn't have the experience of feeling better, or off the charts with my energy. Staunch raw-foodist would say 'well you haven't given it a chance' but if I ate junk food for that amount of time they would say 'the toxins are why you don't feel better'. Or if I got sick on raw food it would be 'you're detoxing and cleansing' but with cooked food the answer would be 'it's the food being cooked that making you sick'. See the double standard? I can say that I have experienced not having any raw, and feeling worse.

But is it the fact that it's raw, or the fact that you are eating more fruits and veggies? Or when you eat raw, you aren't ingesting certain things? That, my friends, is another post for another time.

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