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Raederle Phoenix
Ithaca, New York, USA
At the age of 16 I destroyed my stomach lining. I fought my way back to health through reading, food and love. I'm on a mission to help others.
Interests: yoga, food, nutrition, art, health, love, books, reading, dancing, swimming, photography, detoxification, learning, education, recipes, catering, traveling, modeling, hiking, permaculture, gardening
Recent Activity
Make a baby pay attention to nobody else but you... This four-minute video explains how and reveals a lot of interesting information about how the brain works in the process: Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
"How do you like to give back to the planet?" (Question from Zoe Wild.) I give back with every dollar I spend by buying organic locally-grown produce as often as possible. My husband and I buy organic bananas, kiwis, apples, lettuce, asparagus and pineapple by the box. We buy onions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Question from Americans Elect 2012 "In your view, how likely or unlikely is it that scientists will find a cure for Parkinson's within the next 10-15 years?" This is a hilarious question. The scientists won't find the answer. A wholistic healing institute will find the answers. And those answers will... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Environment Why aren't more people concerned about the environment? Doesn't it matter to you whether or not your grandkids (or your friends' grandkids) have forests to hike in? Doesn't it matter to you whether or not your water is poisoned? The more we ruin the ozone layer the faster we'll... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Education I don't think the problem with public schools has anything to do with funding. It has to do with teacher quality, national standards and our overall attitude towards children. If you lock kids up, treat them like slaves, force teachers to teach-to-the-test, numb creativity out of children, force them... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Question on Americans Elect 2012 "How should the US promote energy innovations and green technology?" Should we lean towards private sector investment or government investment? If we pass laws to make the government do it, then it'll actually get done... Poorly. If we somehow make it profitable then private interests... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Hundreds of people die from smoking related disease each day. Hundreds of people die from medical errors each day. Hundreds of people die from car accidents each day. If everyone quit cigarettes, became their own doctor and did the research, and if we quit driving and started walking... If we built our communities so that our workplace wasn't miles and miles away and could walk where we needed to go... Then we would save thousands each day. Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2012 at Raederle Phoenix
Day # in red Food in dark red (and pills starting on Day #9) Completely wrong food in purple Between completely wrong and borderline in blue-purple Borderline food in blue Vegetable juice in green Sunday, September 4th, 2011 Day 1 Ate: A tiny apple for breakfast. Several nori wraps. Spiced... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
Lymph fluid, which we have 6x the amount of in proportion to blood, is loaded with toxins on a traditional diet. Muscles, skin and bones can also store toxins when the body runs out of fat to put toxins in. The brain will even begin to store toxins when everywhere... Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
I've been astounded at the problems I thought were unrelated to food/health that have gone away with dietary changes. Things I didn't even realize I had issue with due to health stopped being an issue. For example, I used to hate a lot of chores, such as doing dishes in particular. I thought I hated these things because they were boring, unfun, time consuming, etc, and took me away from things that I enjoyed. This was not the case. The problem was that most chores required me to do things that caused me discomfort in my body. I didn't realize how strong that discomfort was until it was finally relieved. Now I find chores merely boring, or unexciting, but I no longer hate them. A common theme among people who become raw foodists is the discovery that almost every problem is a health problem. One really common statement I hear from raw vegans is: "I can't believe how much my mood is lifted, I used to always be depressed!" People who are spiritual who become raw vegans say things like, "It's easier to meditate longer, and get deeper into the meditation." People who are into sports say things like, "It's incredible how much more focused I am on the game, and how much harder I can play." And people who sing say, "My voice is so much cleaner/stronger/clearer!" and people into yoga say, "My balance is so much better," etc, etc, etc. But even more incredible is how often people find that poor relationships dissolve and disappear, and decent/good relationships become incredible. In other words, being healthier separates you from bad relationships, and connects you deeper into good relationships. It's priceless. Memory often improves after a really good detox, but just changing a few food items a day won't create a powerful enough detox for that. In any event, my point is, emotional/spiritual/social/mental issues are all greatly reduced or completely resolved through detoxification of the body, and this is often not understood or known. Continue reading
Posted Sep 16, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
I'm not sure I ever told any man a lie in order to get him to be with me. If I had to lie to him to make him like me, then it certainly wouldn't be a lasting relationship.
I love making healthy food that is fun to make, fun to eat and fun to share. Beautiful entree-dishes that make you look twice, and savor each mouthful. I love creating desserts that make people "oooh" and "ahhh" after their first bite. Artwork, yoga, hiking through nature, ice skating, reading, writing and cuddling are also wonderful.
Raymond E. Feast started writing just to "see if he could do it," J. K. Rowling came up with the idea for Harry Potter while stuck on a delayed train between Manchester and London, and Steven King's famous "Carry" was an idea he crumpled up and threw away -- Steven only decided to finish the story because his wife found the discarded story and persuaded him to write it. Moral of these stories? Whatever is you think "might be fun" or "might be a good idea" is an excellent idea. It's a million-dollar idea. The only difference between your idea and a successful idea is perseverance. Take your biggest inspiration and turn it into your biggest success. If you're not feeling confident, eat more fresh fruits and vegetables. Raising the alkalinity of your blood will naturally boost your confidence. Continue reading
Posted Mar 10, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
I transcribed the following from a brilliant book by William Dufty, pages 89 to 92: Science writer A. W. Pezet, trained at Harvard and MIT was misdiagnosed and mistreated for ten years before he found a doctor who spotted the trouble, confirmed it with a GTT test, and took him... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
Someone suggested to me: "When someone proposes an idea -- think and express first, three reasons why the idea is correct. Once that has been realized to its fullness -- then, and only then - put three reasons why it is not a good idea." I really like when people... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
I've been concerned that I'm not getting enough minerals on my raw food diet because I simply hate the taste of almost every raw vegetable you can imagine. And I do mean that I hate them. I use fresh herbs and pepper blends to coat my vegetables, and I try... Continue reading
Posted Jan 14, 2011 at Raederle Phoenix
See the difference in my body? From only this summer -- It's freaking incredible. Yesterday I went for a two-hour walk with my husband, and this morning we walked to the grocery store and then carried the groceries home. When a moved here (not even a year ago), I couldn't... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
I wasn't vegan before I went raw. Eating meat or not is a fairly minor point when it comes to how healthy you are. People who go crazy for soy products are just replacing one fairly unhealthy thing (processed meat) with another fairly unhealthy thing (processed soy.) Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
War, disease, famine, pollution, and corruption are all reflections of the inner crisis gripping us individually, and therefor collectively. Each of us has our own reality, and that reality is a fragment of our collective consciousness which is projected outward upon our environment. Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
$31.00 at the farmer's market Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
When people buy a product in large numbers they are sending a message to the company. They are saying; "We love your product, we think it's worth our money and time, we want more of this product!" When people do not buy a product, they are saying, "Your product is too expensive," or "We don't need this product," or "There is another product out there we prefer," or "We disagree with your company's policies and we won't buy anything from you until you change." Continue reading
Posted Oct 31, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
What makes his subjective opinion more valuable than mine? A slip of paper? Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
The only thing a doctor's visit is good for is to get antibiotics if you've caught strep throat -- and most wouldn't get it (or similiar illnesses) if their pH levels were alkaline. The health reform doesn't address health issues, only health "care." Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
Sometimes I get graphic disparaging images in my mind due to someone talking to me. Even a description of something tragic can cause me to imagine something so vividly that it can stick with me for hours, days, weeks or even years. It astounds me when people chose to watch the news when the topic is how someone was murdered or something else to that effect. Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix
Despite having it read to me and reading it again to myself twice, and reading it aloud once, and then reading them once again now, I'm still learning as I read. There is so much information packed into such a powerful and meaningful story. So much to learn. Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2010 at Raederle Phoenix