Q&A Post <3

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July 6, 2013 by Living Girl Living Foods

Hi friends 🙂

Once a week or so I like to share some questions that people, clients, friends, family whoever asks me. Sometimes there is a trend but this week everything was extremely all over the place! Most of these are more lifestyle related compared to food specific.

I personally believe that eating a living plant based “diet” is truly a lifestyle, and I’ve mentioned before that I consider compassion a massive piece of this lifestyle also. I try my best to show compassion ❤

Q: Do you ever give someone a hard time about their food choices?

A: Unless it is a friend, family member or client who has asked me to be their little cheerleader or coach absolutely not. Everyone has their time, place, and connection with food. It lacks compassion to give someone a hard time about it and possibly ruin their relationship with food, their self image or so on. This can cause more harm than good.

I recently had a wonderful conversation with my dear friend Melissa from Infinite Bliss Now on a related topic. As raw food educators we were discussing quinoa and it’s pros and cons. The negative is that it can still be extremely difficult for some to digest this food. I remember with me personally sprouted or cooked quinoa never completely processed through me…meaning I could see the stuff in my bowel movements.

However, quinoa is for sure a better choice than white rice or some types of oats out there.

We do better until we know even more thus we do even better!

Q: Aren’t you worried that all that fruit is going to destroy your teeth?

A: I’ve been waiting for this big question to come my way! The sugars from fruits are nowhere as destructive as processed sugars, foods, drinks and so on. Of course some fruits are more acidic than others, thus I personally consume less of the highly acidic fruits. Here is a short list of some high acid fruits; cranberries, lemons, pineapples, kiwi, grapefruits, and oranges, pomegranate and limes. Some low acid fruits are figs, melons, Asian pears, bananas, papaya, and grapes. Vegetables have some acid in them too! Acid is naturally in our produce 🙂 But high acid levels are mostly in processed foods, meats, coffee, bread, energy drinks, soda, and candy. I hope people haven’t been confused by this and have been choosing processed bars over delicious fruits!

Q: What are some alternatives to ibuprofen?

A: Wooo yay okay sorry I’m in love with this question. Did you know that Bayer is actually part of the GMO posse? A great big screw you to the man is learning more about alternative ways of relieving pain! I’m going to share some herbs that I have personally found helpful; cat’s claw, capsaicin, curcumin, white willow bark and ginger. I have been hearing a lot about birch, lavender and also wintergreen essential oils as being very healing also. Lavender for headaches, birch and wintergreen are applied to the places where you are in pain. Magnesium and omega 3-fatty acids are two great supplements to take also to relieve inflammation.

This may sound a little too New Age but ones state of mind and thoughts are in a relationship with how your body behaves/feels. There may be a problem one is not handling thus creating even more pain.

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by my site! I trust you all had a beautiful Fourth of July and an amazing weekend. Much love ❤ and raw power 😉

Jess

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