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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
My name is Peace Ravenwood and I am a Living Foods educator and experimenter, founder of the School of Living Foods and Alchemy Elixir Cafe ~ based in Northamptonshire UK. I love sharing the gifts and benefits of a life rich in raw foods, and also love spending as much time as possible outside in the garden, growing lots of fresh organic produce to use in the recipes. Wild foraging is also a passion of mine, one which I am constantly learning more about. My life is dedicated to learning and sharing every aspect of life in the raw, from seed ~ stomach ~ spirituality and sensuality. My other loves are of spending time with loved ones Anthony and our tribe of furry companions, reading, researching, writing and a little radical rebellion...my aim here to you is to walk with you while we change our world, one meal at a time Inlakesh Peace xxx

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

The Juice Feast Journey ~ Day 31

Hurrah!  I have made it through a whole 30 days of the juice feast, and wanted to give you a little update on how it has gone so far.

I am so happy to have gotten so far with this and not had too rough a ride really.  Times have been challenging but nothing I did not foresee.  I found the first 2 weeks the easiest to be honest and the last 2 weeks to be the most interesting!  I have never been hungry at all, but have craved chewing really badly.  

The last week has been the toughest to date as I have hit the emotional detox phase plus the healing has begun on old traumas and illness's.
For the last 5 days I have had really bad back pain, neck pain, nausea and headaches...all centering from the endocrine system of imbalances.  

Thankfully I seem to be through the worst of this now and today I feel human again!  I can now fully engage in the feast without the need to have any portions of food to eat ~ During the worst of the days I had to eat some root vegetables to slow down the healing and detoxing process or I think I would have just stayed in bed and not done anything!

So, yes, a little deviation from full on feasting, but, I remained juicing apart from the root vegetables.

The next 30 days will be going even deeper into the healing process and I am eager to see what happens next.

I'm going to be adding recipes each week from now on...all juice recipes...to encourage you to experiment with your own juicy journey. So, head on over to the Recipe Page to see the first one.

Thank you all for keeping me company ~ it is comforting to know this is not a lone journey

love and peace
Dawn xxx

Monday, 2 January 2012

90 Day Juice Feast

Okay, I must start as I mean to go on as we jump exuberantly into 2012 ~ to do this I have begun a 90 Day Juice Feast!

Woah, I never thought I would be committing to something like this, after all it does seem an awful long time when you first look at it, but, when you look deeper, it is in fact not that long at all, with how fast time flies and all.

Only a 1/4 of the year and that will be gone in a flash and Spring will be here in all her glory!

Now, some of you may or may not know, that I have been on this road of rawsomeness for around 2 years now, with ups and downs and sidetracking galore, with it comes periods of denial about what I am actually eating when in the cooked food world.  These foods have ranged from home made veggie soups to the very un-friendly pork sausages when craving meat hits me (thankfully not that often) included in this was bread which became more frequent as did cheese...all with horrible and undesirable bodily effects like bloating, wind and palpitations.
Why eat it if that is what it does?  Well, addictions are hard to break aren't they?

So, here we go, with 2012 to be one of the biggest years for transformation and healing, I pledged to go the whole hog starting on January 1st. This feast will take me up to the end of March, and then in April I fly out to Bali for 4 weeks training with Elaina Love's Pure Joy Culinary Academy and the Raw Chef Certificate!
To ensure that I am not flying out with out breaking my feast correctly I plan to re-introduce solid foods in week 10, with one meal per day of a Green Smoothie, salad or soup, but remain at the level of 90% juice until week 12 when more solid foods will be brought in to get used to chewing again in prep for the course which is 3 weeks of gourmet raw (low Glycemic though).

How did I prepare to begin this feast?
Well, the week or so leading up to 1st January, I went high juice every day ~ eating an evening meal of cooked or raw foods that were vegetarian and a little fish on occasion.
In the last 3 days preparing I moved the main meal to lunch time so that my body got used to having a juice for supper.
The day before the feast began I signed up for 90 days membership of David Rainoshecks Juice feasting site www.juicefeasting.com
This is an invaluable resource for anyone wishing to do any length of juice feast and the information contained in the site is VAST!

I began to film my progress, which you can find on here through other YouTube videos, and will be filming almost daily to log all the ups and lows of this 3 month adventure.

Why am I doing this?
To fully engage my body, mind and spirit in the healing powers of juice feasting
To finally end my addiction to foods
To fully connect to all things in a deeper level and higher vibration
To ensure my body is at it's best to have the mercury fillings removed on the 21st February and continue to heal afterwards
To release that stubborn waste that is no longer serving me as it once did.
To end the pain of a toxic body
To further my knowledge and experience of the Live Food as healer and so further be of service to many who need guidance as they step onto their own healing path.

So far it has begun well and I have not had any hunger pangs or too much detox symptoms yet...If I feel a little tweak of hunger I grab another pint of juice or a large cup of herbal tea laced with raw honey!

Stay tuned for more as the weeks turn into months...it is going to be one heck of a journey

Dawn xxx