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Jim Carey
I'm a raw fooder that enjoys helping others by spreading the word about the benefits of a raw living foods lifestyle.
Interests: travel, adventure, skydiving, wilderness, canoeing, hiking, kayaking, computers, nature, rural life, white water rafting, raw foods, living foods
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Intestinal surgery can result in your body becoming unable to properly absorb vitamin A. This can lead to eye problems that can start many years after the surgery. Vitamin A deficiency can result in dry eye, softening of the cornea, damage to the retina, and night blindness. The link was discovered when the records of four patients with ocular problems were reviewed. One patient developed symptoms within months of gastric bypass surgery, but the other three did not experience any symptoms until at least 18 years after surgery. Their complaints included night blindness, decreased vision in one eye, and decreased vision in both eyes. Lab tests confirmed vitamin A deficiency in all four cases. There have also been other reports that a number of patients have experienced severe visual complications, including blindness, following gastric bypass surgery. http://www.mercola.com/2006/sep/9/dont_be_blindsided_later_in_life_by_gastric_bypass_side_effects.htm Continue reading
[Don't miss the note at the end! - Jim Carey] Flawed studies on breast cancer and dietary fat What the mainstream media doesn't want you to know. by T. Colin Campbell, PhD The recent study that low fat diets don't prevent breast cancer in a large cohort of women now confirms similar results of another large study, the Nurses' Health Study at Harvard. But this interpretation for these hugely expensive studies is seriously misleading and is more about the way we investigate and publicize the dietary fat and breast cancer relationship than it is about the results obtained. Both studies were prompted by a major 1982 National Academy of Sciences (NAS) report that was the first major document to recommend cutting fat consumption from 40% of calories to 30% to prevent cancer risk, a report that I co-authored. But the researchers who subsequently organized these two very large studies misinterpreted our report's findings, then designed studies that were seriously flawed, despite recommendations to the contrary. Aside from their recommendation on fat, the committee also advocated increased consumption of "fruits, vegetables, and whole grain cereal products" but cautioned that this did not apply to the effects of individual nutrients. They made clear that the 30% fat recommendation was arbitrary and was only meant as a "practical target" to monitor dietary change, adding that the evidence on fat even suggested, "the[sic] data could be used to justify an even greater reduction". Together, these recommendations emphasized the effect of whole foods on cancer risk, not the effects of individual nutrients. Unfortunately, the investigators of these two large studies failed to comprehend these recommendations on two accounts. Both groups initially sought my views -- in seminars and discussions -- but I was disappointed to learn that their very narrow hypothesis was inconsistent with the NAS report and was not likely to provide useful information. They preferred investigating the singular effects of fat on breast cancer while mostly ignoring the much more promising effects of a diet replete with fruits, vegetables and whole grain products that was naturally low in fat. It was my view that this was too narrow and not likely to be useful. This narrow focus on fat reflected a sense of simplicity that was inconsistent with the underlying biology. At about the same time these studies were being organized, a similar approach to control cancer was being vigorously pursued by others who hoped to develop and market supplements of individual nutrients, a market that ultimately became exceptionally lucrative. Both of these strategies have now been proven to be ineffective. These were hypotheses of gimmickry that reflected huge market forces at play. Modestly decreasing fat from certain well-entrenched foods allowed their continued marketing. Popping a few nutrient pills or adding dietary fiber to foods created new market opportunities. This gimmickry primarily arose from an intense aversion to the evidence showing that it was the imbalanced consumption of animal and plant based foods that mattered most. There was a strong tendency to ignore... Continue reading
Created by Jackie Graff Sprout Raw Food 1 pound cranberries 2 oranges, seeded and peeled 2 apples, cored and peeled 1 tablespoon orange zest ( from organic oranges only) 2 cups walnuts, washed, soaked for 6 hours, and dried for 6 hours in the dehydrator 8 medjool dates, pitted and soaked for 1 hour if they are not soft ½ cup raw honey Process cranberries in a processor until coarsely chopped and remove to a bowl. Process orange, apples, orange zest, dates and honey until finely minced. Place in bowl with cranberries. Process walnuts in a processor until coarsely chopped and add to bowl of cranberries, oranges and apples. Combine all and mix well. If more sweetness is needed add more dates and honey. This is best if made a day ahead and refrigerated. Continue reading
Contributed by Pat Benfield Bananas Apples Oranges Tangerines Grapes/Raisins Orange juice Mayo – Vegenaise Walnuts (transitional) ---------- Email your raw food recipes to drjim@chidiet.com and you may see them posted here! Continue reading
1/2 inch vinegar 1/2 inch water 3/4 C oil Italian Seasonings Continue reading
4 Large Carrots 12 Sweet Onions 2 Cloves Garlic 1 C. Spinach 1 tsp. Celtic Salt 1 Tbsp. Cumin 3 C. Filtered Water Blend in Vita Mix until smooth. Continue reading
Blend in a food processor or blender until smooth and creamy 1 1/2 lbs. Tofu 1 Tbsp. Vanilla 2/3 C. Carob Powder 2 tsp. Lemon Juice 1/2 C. Honey Pinch of Salt (optional) 1/4 C. Oil Pour into individual serving dishes or baked pie shell. Chill until set and serve. Continue reading
Contributed by Mitzie & H D Boyles Source: The Sunny Raw Kitchen Crust: 2 cups of pecans, soaked and dried (or dehydrated) 12 soft dates 1 dash of salt Sprinkle of ground cinnamon Process the ingredients in a food processor until they are crumbly and will hold together. Press the crust mixture into the bottom of a spring form pan and set aside. If you don’t have a spring form pan, you can use one of the margasrine tubs and line it with saran wrap. Filling: 3 cups cashews soaked for a few hours 1/2 cup-3/4 cup honey or agave 1/2 cup lemon juice 2/3 cup coconut oil (warmed up in a dehydrator or in a bowl of warm water) 2” piece of vanilla bean (or 1 tsp pure vanilla) 1/4 cup of water (or maybe a little more) Whipped Cream From a Strawberry Cheesecake recipe that RawGuru posted on the Sunfood Nutrition Raw Food Lifestyle Forum 1 cup young coconut meat (chopped) 3tbs. raw cashews or mac nuts (soaked for 8-10 hrs.) 5 dates or 1 tbs honey (or more if you like it sweeter) 3 tbs. coconut water or almond milk 1/2 tsp. lemon zest Drop of vanilla extract Blend until smooth Strawberry Sauce 1 bag of strawberries 1/4 cup of agave or honey Blend until smooth Continue reading
A big part of staying Raw, especially when you're transitioning, is to keep your meals interesting, varied and exciting. True, there's a raw food substitute for any cooked meal, but it takes time and guidance to learn to replicate your old favorites and "comfort foods." Now you can get a new recipe every day at http://rawlivingfoods.typepad.com/1/recipes/ Thanks to raw chefs like Dr. Cher Till, Jan Jensen and many others, I have raw recipes scheduled well into next year! Another good resource for Raw Food Recipes is my 180 page transitional raw foods recipe book, now available at http://WigmoreDiet.com/ (Today's the last day the DVDs will be available.) Stay Rawsome! Jim Carey P.S. Submit your Raw Recipe by email: drjim@chidiet.com Continue reading
As always, right after the Holidays is a great time to change behavior patterns and to begin new lives. NOW is the time to start planning for those changes. Whether you're looking at the raw diet because of your health challenges, or because you're looking to take your healthy diet to a new level, this is the time of the year to start! Studies have shown that it's best to change multiple behavior patterns at the same time. In other words, if you decide to quit smoking, get more exercise, and begin a raw foods lifestyle - all at the same time - you'll be more successful than if you try to accomplish them individually or sequentially. However - "the secret to success is having a plan." It's not enough just to say to yourself, "I'm going raw." That will work for a while - a few days, perhaps a few weeks - but unless you have tons of willpower, very shortly you'll find yourself going back to your old habit patterns and comfort foods. That's why a plan is important. Let's consider a plan for going raw: 10 Steps to Going and Staying Raw 1. Assemble the tools you need. A blender - any cheap, used blender - an inexpensive dehydrator, some jars for sprouting, and a variety of raw recipes are the minimum requirements. 2. Assemble your list of suppliers. Where are you going to buy your food? Are you going be mostly organic? You'll also need to find a supply of sprouting seeds - at least some alfalfa, clover, sunflower and wheatgrass (hard red winter wheat). The wider the variety the better. 3. Read your instructions. Do you know how to sprout, and how to run a dehydrator? 4. Plan what you're going to do. If you decide you'd like to make angel-hair pasta from zucchini, for example, you might find having a spiral slicing machine handy. This might put you back to step 1. 5. Set a starting date and create your support mechanism. Having a support group is the greatest. Check meetup.com for raw groups in your area. If you don't know any rawbies in your area, find a raw chat group or two for support. Share with them what you plan to do, and the date you're going to start. You'll find yourself more successful this way, than if you "go raw secretly." Secret quitting doesn't work. While I'm constantly reminding people that we don't have to justify our lifestyle choices to anyone, sometimes we can't avoid it. This video I made about Dispelling the Raw Food Myths will help you deal with the standard objections you're going to hear: http://www.chidiet.com/blog/free-stuff/dispelling-raw-food-myths.htm 6. Don't forget that you're going to need to stay inspired as you go raw. Build a collection of books, videos, and CDs before you start so that you'll have lots of material when you go raw. This will help maintain your momentum. Otherwise you might find yourself running out of steam before... Continue reading
Everybody says that the best way to learn about the Raw Living Foods Diet and Lifestyle is with the Dr. Ann Wigmore Raw Living Foods Home Study Program. They also say it's big and expensive. That's why I jumped at the chance to do a TV series about the Dr. Ann Wigmore program. We called it Grassy Roots - Back to the Roots of Health Eating. In 14 episodes I covered all of the basics of Dr. Ann's teachings. Also, in each show, we did a quick-and-simple recipe or two, and discussed things like sprouting in the kitchen, composting and organic gardening. Now it's available on DVD, along with The 13 Step Guide to Raw Foods and my 180 page Transitional Raw Recipe book, all in a special package deal. This is a special arrangement, and when they're sold out, that's it. Learn more and get your copy today at http://GrassyRoots.com. I'm sure you'll love it - but if you don't, I'll be happy to take it back, no questions asked. Jim Carey PS: When family and friends want to debate your lifestyle choice, don't! It's a lot easier to share what you're doing, and why, by sitting down and watching these videos together, then having an informed discussion. Again, that link is http://GrassyRoots.com Continue reading
Contributed by Monica Olinger 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets 1 bunch broccoli, chopped into florets 1/2 purple onion, finely chopped Juice of 2 limes A few spoonfuls of vegenaise (transitional) Season with Herbamare Top with 1/2 c chopped pecans Continue reading
RawDoctors.com has put together a two CD set about the body-mind connection and healing, material created with Dr. Bruce Lipton. Over the last few days I've been listening to the CDs again while driving. I want to let you know that I REALLY think they're great. It's good to be reminded of these things on a regular basis. Over at chiDietVideos.com we're running the CD set at a special price, but there's only a few days left to get your set! Here's the link - The Secret Ingredient of Optimal Health: http://chidietvideos.com/the-secret-ingredient.html Jim Carey Continue reading
Psst.... It's Dr. Jim Carey's Birthday today. The Big 6-0. Send him a greeting at drjim@chidiet.com. Susan Continue reading
Sweet Potatos Peeled & cut into squares Filtered water Psyllium powder Cinnamon 1/2 lb. apricots and mango Puree all together and add honey (transitional) to sweeten. Continue reading
As always, right after the Holidays is a great time to change behavior patterns and to begin a new life. NOW is the time to start planning for those changes. Whether you're looking at the raw diet because of your health challenges, or because you're looking to take your healthy diet to a new level, this is the time of the year to start! Studies have shown that it's best to change multiple behavior patterns at the same time. In other words, if you decide to quit smoking, get more exercise, and begin a raw foods lifestyle - all at the same time - you'll be more successful than if you try to accomplish them individually or sequentially. However - "the secret to success is having a plan." It's not enough just to say to yourself, "I'm going raw." That will work for a while - a few days, perhaps a few weeks - but unless you have tons of willpower, very shortly you'll find yourself going back to your old habit patterns and comfort foods. That's why a plan is important. Let's consider a plan for going raw: 10 Steps to Going and Staying Raw 1. Assemble the tools you need. A blender - any cheap, used blender - an inexpensive dehydrator, some jars for sprouting, and a variety of raw recipes are the minimum requirements. 2. Assemble your list of suppliers. Where are you going to buy your food? Are you going be mostly organic? You'll also need to find a supply of sprouting seeds - at least some alfalfa, clover, sunflower and wheatgrass (hard red winter wheat). The wider the variety the better. 3. Read your instructions. Do you know how to sprout, and how to run a dehydrator? 4. Plan what you're going to do. If you decide you'd like to make angel-hair pasta from zucchini, for example, you might find having a spiral slicing machine handy. This might put you back to step 1. 5. Set a starting date and create your support mechanism. Having a support group is the greatest. Check meetup.com for raw groups in your area. If you don't know any rawbies in your area, find a raw chat group or two for support. Share with them what you plan to do, and the date you're going to start. You'll find yourself more successful this way, than if you "go raw secretly." Secret quitting doesn't work. While I'm constantly reminding people that we don't have to justify our lifestyle choices to anyone, sometimes we can't avoid it. This video I made about Dispelling the Raw Food Myths will help you deal with the standard objections you're going to hear: http://www.chidiet.com/blog/free-stuff/dispelling-raw-food-myths.htm 6. Don't forget that you're going to need to stay inspired as you go raw. Build a collection of books, videos, and CDs before you start so that you'll have lots of material when you go raw. This will help maintain your momentum. Otherwise you might find yourself running out of steam... Continue reading
As always, right after the Holidays is a great time to change behavior patterns and to begin new lives. NOW is the time to start planning for those changes. Whether you're looking at the raw diet because of your health challenges, or because you're looking to take your healthy diet to a new level, this is the time of the year to start! Studies have shown that it's best to change multiple behavior patterns at the same time. In other words, if you decide to quit smoking, get more exercise, and begin a raw foods lifestyle - all at the same time - you'll be more successful than if you try to accomplish them individually or sequentially. However - "the secret to success is having a plan." It's not enough just to say to yourself, "I'm going raw." That will work for a while - a few days, perhaps a few weeks - but unless you have tons of willpower, very shortly you'll find yourself going back to your old habit patterns and comfort foods. That's why a plan is important. Let's consider a plan for going raw: 10 Steps to Going and Staying Raw 1. Assemble the tools you need. A blender - any cheap, used blender - an inexpensive dehydrator, some jars for sprouting, and a variety of raw recipes are the minimum requirements. 2. Assemble your list of suppliers. Where are you going to buy your food? Are you going be mostly organic? You'll also need to find a supply of sprouting seeds - at least some alfalfa, clover, sunflower and wheatgrass (hard red winter wheat). The wider the variety the better. 3. Read your instructions. Do you know how to sprout, and how to run a dehydrator? 4. Plan what you're going to do. If you decide you'd like to make angel-hair pasta from zucchini, for example, you might find having a spiral slicing machine handy. This might put you back to step 1. 5. Set a starting date and create your support mechanism. Having a support group is the greatest. Check meetup.com for raw groups in your area. If you don't know any rawbies in your area, find a raw chat group or two for support. Share with them what you plan to do, and the date you're going to start. You'll find yourself more successful this way, than if you "go raw secretly." Secret quitting doesn't work. While I'm constantly reminding people that we don't have to justify our lifestyle choices to anyone, sometimes we can't avoid it. This video I made about Dispelling the Raw Food Myths will help you deal with the standard objections you're going to hear: http://www.chidiet.com/blog/free-stuff/dispelling-raw-food-myths.htm 6. Don't forget that you're going to need to stay inspired as you go raw. Build a collection of books, videos, and CDs before you start so that you'll have lots of material when you go raw. This will help maintain your momentum. Otherwise you might find yourself running out of steam before... Continue reading
Two studies suggest that avoiding consumption of meat and foods high in carbohydrates can lower colon cancer risk. Results of a study published in the Jan. 12, 2004, issue of the British Journal of Cancer show that vegetarians were 15 percent less likely to develop colorectal cancer than participants who ate meat or fish. The study also found that those who ate more than five servings of fruit per week were more than 40 percent less likely than non-vegetarians to develop colon cancer. The researchers, from Britain's University of Oxford, followed more than 10,000 people for 17 years. In the United States, a study that followed more than 38,000 women for about eight years showed that those whose diets included a lot of foods that rapidly increase blood sugar levels were nearly three times more likely to develop colorectal cancer than women who ate less of these foods. High glycemic-load foods include baked potatoes, pasta, refined flour products and sweets. Study results were published in the Feb. 4, 2004, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Related Info: http://chiDiet.com http://RawLife.org http://chiVideos.com http://WigmoreDiet.com Continue reading
2 - 14 oz cans Garbanzos (Chickpeas) or equivalent made fresh (much better!) 1/4 C Water (use water from Garbanzos or soaked Garbanzos) 1 Clove Garlic 2 T Tahini (Sesame) 2 Lemons (Juiced) 1 t Sea Salt 1/2 t Cumin (ground fine) 1/2 t Dried Red Pepper (ground fine) Mix all ingredients in a food processor and puree. Notes: Can be served warm or cool. Add one or more of your own spices, like cayenne, to make it more interesting. Continue reading
Everybody says that the best way to learn about the Raw Living Foods Diet and Lifestyle is with the Dr. Ann Wigmore Raw Living Foods Home Study Program. They also say it's big and expensive. That's why I jumped at the chance to do a TV series about the Dr. Ann Wigmore program. We called it Grassy Roots - Back to the Roots of Health Eating. In 14 episodes I covered all of the basics of Dr. Ann's teachings. Also, in each show, we did a quick-and-simple recipe or two, and discussed things like sprouting in the kitchen, composting and organic gardening. Now it's available on DVD, along with The 13 Step Guide to Raw Foods and my 180 page Transitional Raw Recipe book, all in a special package deal. This is a special arrangement, and when they're sold out, that's it. Learn more and get your copy today at http://GrassyRoots.com. I'm sure you'll love it - but if you don't, I'll be happy to take it back, no questions asked. Jim Carey PS: When family and friends want to debate your lifestyle choice, don't! It's a lot easier to share what you're doing, and why, by sitting down and watching these videos together, then having an informed discussion. Again, that link is http://GrassyRoots.com Continue reading
For six wonderful years I've been sharing the message of Dr. Ann Wigmore and her associates with the world. I've shipped videos and books to 134 countries, and touched the lives of thousands of people. But I can't afford the legal fees that it's costing me to keep these websites online. So you have between now and midnight tonight, Wednesday, December 1st, to get any of the following: 1. Dr. Ann Wigmore's Raw Living Foods Home Study Program: chiDiet.com (The online version will still be available at RawLife.org) 2. My 14 episode TV show, Grassy Roots, on DVD, with manual and recipe book, also known as Home Study Lite: GrassyRoots.com 3. The Dr. Ann Wigmore Ten DVD Collection: WigmoreDiet.com 4. Inpidual Raw Food DVDs and CDs by Ann Wigmore, Victoria Boutenko, Dr. Flora, Paul Nison and many others: chiVideos.com So if you're planning to Go Raw for the New Year, or been putting off your desire for this great educational material, you better do it now. If you want a healthier, happier, more fulfilling life, this is the way to do it, and today's the day to start! And remember - "Be Your Own Doctor" - Dr. Ann Wigmore Stay Rawsome! Jim Carey Continue reading
Red wine vinegar Grapeseed oil vegenaise Honey Stevia Herbamare 5 spice powder Continue reading
As always, right after the Holidays is a great time to change behavior patterns and to begin new lives. But why do we have to gain an average of 8 lbs. over the next two months, and indulge ourselves in behavior that we know is bad for our health? NOW is the time to start planning for those changes, not two months from now. Whether you're looking at the raw diet because of your health challenges, or because you're looking to take your healthy diet to a new level, this is the time of the year to start! Studies have shown that it's best to change multiple behavior patterns at the same time. In other words, if you decide to quit smoking, get more exercise, and begin a raw foods lifestyle - all at the same time - you'll be more successful than if you try to accomplish them individually or sequentially. However - "the secret to success is having a plan." It's not enough just to say to yourself, "I'm going raw." That will work for a while - a few days, perhaps a few weeks - but unless you have tons of willpower, very shortly you'll find yourself going back to your old habit patterns and comfort foods. That's why a plan is important. Let's consider a plan for going raw: 10 Steps to Going and Staying Raw 1. Assemble the tools you need. A blender - any cheap, used blender - an inexpensive dehydrator, some jars for sprouting, and a variety of raw recipes are the minimum requirements. 2. Assemble your list of suppliers. Where are you going to buy your food? Are you going be mostly organic? You'll also need to find a supply of sprouting seeds - at least some alfalfa, clover, sunflower and wheatgrass (hard red winter wheat). The wider the variety the better. 3. Read your instructions. Do you know how to sprout, and how to run a dehydrator? 4. Plan what you're going to do. If you decide you'd like to make angel-hair pasta from zucchini, for example, you might find having a spiral slicing machine handy. This might put you back to step 1. 5. Set a starting date and create your support mechanism. Having a support group is the greatest. Check meetup.com for raw groups in your area. If you don't know any rawbies in your area, find a raw chat group or two for support. Share with them what you plan to do, and the date you're going to start. You'll find yourself more successful this way, than if you "go raw secretly." Secret quitting doesn't work. While I'm constantly reminding people that we don't have to justify our lifestyle choices to anyone, sometimes we can't avoid it. This video I made about Dispelling the Raw Food Myths will help you deal with the standard objections you're going to hear: http://www.chidiet.com/blog/free-stuff/dispelling-raw-food-myths.htm 6. Don't forget that you're going to need to stay inspired as you go raw. Build a collection... Continue reading
A big part of staying Raw, especially when you're transitioning, is to keep your meals interesting, varied and exciting. True, there's a raw food substitute for any cooked meal, but it takes time and guidance to learn to replicate your old favorites and "comfort foods." Now you can get a new recipe every day at http://rawlivingfoods.typepad.com/1/recipes/ Thanks to raw chefs like Dr. Cher Till, Jan Jensen and many others, I have raw recipes scheduled well into next year! Another good resource for Raw Food Recipes is my 180 page transitional raw foods recipe book, now available at http://WigmoreDiet.com/ Stay Rawsome! Jim Carey P.S. Submit your Raw Recipe by email: drjim@chidiet.com Continue reading
RawDoctors.com has put together a two CD set about the body-mind connection and healing, material created with Dr. Bruce Lipton. Over the last few days I've been listening to the CDs again while driving. I want to let you know that I REALLY think they're great. It's good to be reminded of these things on a regular basis. Over at chiDietVideos.com we're running the CD set at a special price, but there's only a few days left to get your set! Here's the link - The Secret Ingredient of Optimal Health: http://chidietvideos.com/the-secret-ingredient.html Jim Carey Continue reading