transitioning to an evolved
diet & lifestyle
Akin to any change in diet and lifestyle, adaption must be undertaken intelligently and with patient commitment. Armed with knowledge of the correct process the majority of communitarians make the transition to Living Nutrition within the first year of association with the Communal unions. Accepting the support of those who have mastered the diet and lifestyle for many years, and who are thriving, is sure to make the journey to vibrate health and well-being, smooth and easy.
The few who attempt to negate the process of ‘transitioning’ to Living Nutrition, often mistakenly blame fruit or greens for causing everything from ‘blood-sugar spikes’ to severe abdominal bloating and pain, headaches, unsatiated hunger and bowel issues. Going ‘cold turkey’ is not recommended. This misguided approach is the root cause of many failures and in rare cases can lead to the ‘hospitalization’ of those who take this hurried route to attaining a diet and lifestyle of evolved nutrition.
Vitality is dependent on the purification of the body. When the move is made away from cooked food to raw living food, the body begins the natural process of detoxification. During this process the body and the mind has to adjust to the altered, and largely enhanced vibrational capacities relayed from living foods and hydration from pure water.
Cooked foods are coagulated, mucus and inflammation forming, dehydrating and obstructive to the body’s functioning. When we consume this deconstructive chemistry, day in day out, from the cradle to the grave, our organs and glands are effectively weakened by a highly acidic and sick environment. As a result, our organs and glands lose the ability to function properly – thus we develop all kinds of symptoms and dis-eased conditions. Where the body is genetically weakest, and most compromised, is where the first signs of dis-ease will erupt.
Living foods such as fruit and greens create the conditions which induce the body to begin the process of detoxifying. Those who jump into a raw food detox diet too quickly can expect to experience nasal drip, bloating, cramps, intestinal gas and headaches, along with bouts of diarrhea. As a consequence, it is common for some to reach for pharmaceuticals to alleviate the symptoms of toxins leaving the body.
The actual process of detoxification begins within the body’s living cells. As constant function, each cell defends itself from infection, contamination and destruction by resisting the uptake of toxic substances and by striving to detoxify and dispose of accumulated ingested and environmental toxins. When this process of elimination can be carried out without delay or obstruction, the flow of toxins will be eliminated from the body via urine, sweat and feces. This process of regular detoxification delivers vital protection to the main organs, which are the both the liver and the kidneys, ensuring their functions remain uncompromised.
Knowledge is the Key to making a successful
Transition to Living Foods
It is mostly those who have not taken the time to learn about living nutrition that quit soon after undertaking the journey due to the ‘uncomfortable’, inconvenient and confronting detox process. Those who are not aware of the process may return to consuming toxic foods in an attempt to alleviate the symptoms. However often times this causes the sufferer to experience even worse symptoms due to these toxins continuing to move us further into a state of acidosis. Pharmaceuticals are primarily suppressants and each have side effects of their own, they are designed to mask the body’s signals that tell us something is wrong. Instead of addressing the root cause of the problem, the suppression of symptoms and stop the natural healing process.
The Living Nutrition Knowledge Library provides an abundance of free reading material along with documentaries and academic articles to help those in transition understand how to modify their diets and lifestyle, and become skilled preparers of living foods.
a variety of sweet & savory living foods consumed throughout the day helps make transitioning easy
Transitioning to living foods is not the time to focus on or expect to lose weight. Instead it is best to eat as much as you care for to make sure you eat enough calories to remain energised and satiated.
Variety is the key to making the transition to living foods easy. it is best to eat a range of both sweet and savoury foods at each meal until you feel drawn to fruit mono-meals. Until then as long as it is raw, it is on the menu for either breakfast, lunch or dinner. The key is not to restrict the quantity you eat. Eat until satiated.
For some the feeling of fullness might arrive very early in the meal, leaving them hungry within the hour. To overcome this issue, it is best to initially allowed for a meals to last at least an hour, if not two. Those in transition don’t have to be eating for that entire time, only able to access more food during that period. Communitarians call this the grazing period, and this too shall be something to be transitioned beyond over time.
The period of transition requires patience and persistence. If at first you fail – no matter. Pick up where you left off and start again. Relax, take your time. Share your journey with others who are willing to support and encourage you.
For most communitarians, it takes a minimum a year adapt to eating living foods that have plenty of bulk, abundant water content, Expect to have to get up during the night to use the bathroom and also to have your bowels move usually more than one a day.
Discipline makes today harder & tomorrow easier, while excuses make today easier & tomorrow harder
When embracing this new diet and lifestyle, discipline is the critical factor to making the transition to Living Nutrition a permanent factor of health, commitment to animals and the environment, as well as, to others within the communal unions. It is important for communitarians to build up a routine that makes them feel so good that they cannot step away from it because new possibilities for enriching and bettering their lives continually present, each and every day.
Waiting for the perfect time to start will never get us where we want to go and can never be part of the plan to reach our goals. From beginning to end, procrastination must be seen for what it is, which is stalling, letting ourselves down and our community, as well as, animals and the planet. There will never be any better day to start than today. Likewise, there never will there be a better to time amend our habits than the moment we realise we have strayed away from the path of nourishing our bodies with living foods. Everyone has the ability to make the best of what we have and what we are yet to manifest.
The better those in transition to living foods take care of themselves; meaning make time to prepare living foods and learn about living nutrition, the easier discipline is maintained. When the ‘first response’ to hunger, appetite and association involves the attraction to living foods, the communitarian is well on the way to ‘eating from the living trees’ as their ‘default’ setting.
The activities below will make it easier to transition to living foods:
- Make sure to have plenty of fruit and greens as well as nuts and seeds on hand
- Learn the types of living foods that qualify as Living Nutrition at the LIVING KITCHEN
- Become involved in growing microgreens and soft-leaf lettuces
- Get out into the nature as much as possible – hike, bathe and dance daily
- Participate in daily communal meal sharing preparation and hosting
- Always have high water fruits for breakfast
- Rest – early to bed, early to rise and take a rest in the middle of the day
- Eat seasonally
- Offer and receive Massage