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rose February 10, 2010 at 8:47 pm

Hey Julie — Thanks for the reminder to eat healthy. I love grilled veggies and pasta. Made it tonight and can’t wait to eat the leftovers tomorrow — if there is any that is.
rose

Julie February 10, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Hey Rose
Thanx for visiting our site, it’s coming along hey? Glad you were inspired. There’s lots more to come and a cook book one day too!

Karin June 9, 2010 at 4:49 am

Hi Julie,
This all looks so healthy and wonderful!! Congrats ;-))
I wouldn’t worry I think the message is clear and inspiring.
I so enjoyed our chats at FBC and will definitely look more
closely at my style of eating because of it.
I’m already getting my grill basket out of storage for grilled veggies on the
weekend.
Much hugs from across the pond,
Karin

valentina June 12, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Julie, we met briefly at the blogger event. You had the most beautiful sandals from Topshop. I wanted to visit your website and it has been a wonderful surprise. there is so much to read,and so far I have come across amazing recipes. How fantastic! You will see me moretimes from now on.v

Julie June 19, 2010 at 5:35 pm

Thanx for visiting Karin:) I am glad I’ve inspired you and hope to do so further with yummy summer produce right around the corner! Enjoyed meeting you too! I love our new network of passionate food bloggers!

Julie June 19, 2010 at 8:16 pm

Valentina, yes I did enjoy my visit to Top Shop alright as we don’t have one at home. Glad you enjoyed the site and found it interesting. Look forward to your future visits:)

Stacey & Tash July 1, 2010 at 10:19 am

We can’t get over the wonderfully colorful photos! Girl, you one hell of a photographer and food stylist. We can’t wait to try some of your recipes. The ginger dressing is on our to do list. Keep inspiring us, please!

Sherry July 18, 2010 at 7:55 am

Julie: Thanks for the great recipes. I have been reading your blog and am finding it very interesting and intriguing. always looking for better alternatives. toying with veg/ alkaline/vegan.I have friends who are great promoters of all. A matter of taking the time and figure out what works. As well as the ever pressing question of “will I get enough protein?” An intersting thing has happened this year in that my huband is finally eating more veggies. we belong to a CSA (first time and love it!) We actually ran out of veggies this week before our scheduled pick up! I have been grilling veggies for a few years now and we love them! I also add fresh herbs from the garden (basil is awesome) I toss in the herbs before I cook the veggies. thanks again!

Julie July 20, 2010 at 1:06 am

Congrats on getting the hubbie eating well! It’s tricky sometimes but it’s worth it and easier to cook when you both eat the same thing. I have 3 kids and it can be tricky to please them all esp the 4 year old! The alkaline is pretty easy to adapt to as you can still have some organic animal proteins if you are accustomed to this so the transition isn’t too drastic. Main thing is to easy lots of raw and eliminate bad carbs and processed foods while combining your foods properly. If you then go vegan, even better yet. You will feel great for it but it’s a journey, so listen to your body. All the best and stay in touch:)

Linda August 30, 2010 at 10:44 am

I just stumbled onto your website searching for Phor Salts. 2 hours later…
Wow! So much great information in one place and SO inspirational. I just printed out all of your recipies and I’m on my way to the farmers market. Thanks for sharing. It’s really a beautiful website!!

Julie August 31, 2010 at 9:02 am

Linda, So glad you found us! Thank you, what a testimonial. Would love to hear how you make out with the recipes or if you tweak them for your liking. The phor salts is an awesome product, I highly recommend them as a forever supplement as they are so beneficial for optimal health. Thanx for taking sooo much time out to visit.

Brenda September 30, 2010 at 9:38 am

Hi Julie, Met you at your close-out yesterday and we re-introduced ourselves and thru our chat found out what you are doing in your new adventure and the timing could not be more serendipitous. We discussed my little guy who happens to be in your son’s class and that with his tummy troubles he is on an alkaline diet and we know the same ‘live-blood’ analysis person who is absolutley amazing – we both love her and her work and attitude, especially with kids and teaching us adults as well about ‘alkalkin’. I was going to ask you about some recipes and you gave me your card so I thought I’d take a peek to see if there was something on it – wow, was I in for a lovely surprise! Super recipes, just my kind of eating, the photos are be-a-utiful and I could not be more happy about sharing the news and being able to send friends and family to your site so they can ‘get’ what all this ‘healthy eating with alkaline’ is all about. I can stop my ranting (I call it expression of exciting news!)Up to now they all kinda raise their eyes at me and cannot imagine not eating the way they always have and they continue to not feel well.? Thank you Julie. Will keep in touch. Ithink you are amazing……..now all I have to do is get the hubby on-board. Any cock-tail bevies or wine you can recommend? That will surely win him over! ha! p.s. my website I mention is for my little B&B, Alder Road Retreat, here in North Saanich. I try out healthy versions of favorites on my guests and have many meditation retreaters stay with me and that is where I first tried and made quinoa for them many moons ago …..all good! Cheers!

Julie September 30, 2010 at 8:52 pm

HI Brenda, I am so pleased you will be inspired by the site. It’s what I love doing these days. My Elliott mentioned to your son that he is alkaline too so I hope they can inspire each other. The reason I have this site is so that I can share with readers that want to hear what I have to say. Friends and family are difficult to inspire as they are too close to you and know that you ate differently before and are not convinced or motivated. It’s very difficult to encourage them and I do find it tricky because you care sooo much about them. But you can’t make them and they will only learn by seeing an example and respond when they are educated enough or desperate enough. So I find it best not to say too much unless they ask and seem interested but it’s hard not to say anything when you see them suffering. Eventually they will come asking for themselves or for a friend-just watch. As for bevies, until the yeast is under control beer isn’t the best idea. Marilyn says that alcohol, period, is a toxin and should be very limited or not at all. I do agree but I think now and then as a social drink or a treat is okay. It’s having the ability to say No now and again that is important. Organic wine would be the best choice. For a bevy, I find a margarita made from scratch or a Mojito as they are sooo alkaline with all the lime juice. If you can sweeten with a combination of stevia and a little agave it will keep the sugar content low. Use some nice celtic sea salt on the rim of the margarita and this is way better than a rum and coke- or a sugary bar concoction. It’s hard to be perfect but finding a good balance, eliminating the toxic load you may have built up with a good cleanse and then cleansing regularly, like say quarterly or at least every 6 months along with maintaining a healthy 70-80% raw alkaline is the way to go. You do need to zig and zag sometimes and not fret over it. This stress of worrying about what to eat all the time is counter productive as it is acid forming. I manged to get my husband to do a weekend cleanse-juice feast and he’s pretty good- we juice every morning and eat salad or raw veggies 2-3x a day. We also food combine which is hard for meat and potato guys but it can be done. We can talk more at school sometime or on the telephone for ideas. Thanx sooo much for your comment and I look forward to chatting more.

Jessica October 5, 2010 at 9:54 am

Hi Julie,

I just wanted to chime in on your comment about making a margarita from scratch. I’ve been experimenting with these over the summer and here is what I mix up:

1 packet of steevia
1/2 to 1 tablespoon of raw agave nectar
the juice of about 2 limes (not! lime bar mix)
1 1/2 oz of tequila
1/2 oz of orange liqueur (if desired)

Shake for at least 10 seconds in a coctail shaker (or blend) with about an equal amount of ice to liquid. I use lime juice and himilayan rock salt on the rim, but any non iodized salt works well. Not for every day – but as you mentioned it’s much better than a typical bar coctail or beer.
Cheers!

Julie October 5, 2010 at 10:49 am

Jessica, thanx kindly for your chime! I think we all know that alcohol is a toxin but in real moderation when our bodies are healthy we can manage it but all the better if it isn’t a cocktail filled with huge amounts of sugar. People often wonder why they are ill after a week long cruise or an all inclusive holiday- it’s the bad drinks and the overload of acid food and NOT the ill handling of raw foods or other wise. People need to take responsibility for their eating habits and be aware of what makes the body ill. A healthier version of a margarita like your recipe is a much better alternative even with the small amount of natural sugar. Thanx for sharing:)

Carolyne Taylor October 6, 2010 at 11:13 am

Just found your great website/blog – looking foward to exploring it more and trying some of these fabulous recipes!

janelle wheale November 15, 2010 at 7:55 pm

i have a question about tea and coffee i am new to this way of eating and am a huge coffee and tea drinker, i am not so much a smoothie or juice person what do you suggest for alternatives for coffee??? i would just like to say what a beautiful website :)

Julie November 15, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Janelle, you are not alone here. I recommend you work at reducing you consumption by finding non caffeine alternatives to replace a few cups a day that you can say you really enjoy. Look for a lovely herbal tea, there are sooo many really delicious ones. I like the Bengal Spice by Celestial Seasons or mint tea-very good for you too- which is always available when you are out. It is important to minimize the toxins from tea and coffee and only enjoy them in moderation. But first you need not to be craving them so you may choose to slowly wean off them or be brave and go cold turkey. Once you stop and begin alkalizing and cleanse your body your cravings virtually won’t exist. At this point you will be at choice to enjoy a cup of coffee or tea versus feeling the need to have a cup. Secondly, try to make filtered water your go to beverage-better yet add super greens powder to it. Your body, your skin, your energy will improve beyond belief. And believe it or not, water and 10 good deep breaths is a much greater pick me up in the afternoon than toxin and chemically doused cups of a caffeinated beverage. I still periodically indulge in a nice almond milk latte with a decaf espresso shot but I feel so great about being able to choose this freely versus crave it. Good luck Janelle and keep me posted.

Michaela January 19, 2011 at 6:47 am

Hi,
I love you site. I posted a few of your recipes on a series I was doing on Foods That Heal. Check it out
edibleevolution.blogspot.com

Julie January 21, 2011 at 8:51 am

Michaela, Thank You kindly:)

daniella March 23, 2011 at 11:19 pm

Heaven help me…I want to try every recipe RIGHT NOW. I’ve heard the “alkaline” term before but after reading your stories I am very inspired in so many ways. Thanks, ladies! Please don’t stop posting :-)

mel June 14, 2011 at 1:01 am

this has been so helpful. Ill be sharing these recipes around…THANK YOU!

Doreen September 18, 2011 at 2:40 am

Congratulations on your wonderful site- loaded with useful information, tasty recipes and beautiful to look at!
I’d love to take you up on your offer and learn along site you. How can I sign up without an twitter account?

Julie September 23, 2011 at 7:59 pm

Thank you kindly Doreen, you can subscribe on the top right hand page to our weekly recipe emails that link to our posts. You don’t need a twitter account for that at all.

Cassie Askew November 8, 2011 at 1:41 pm

Hey Julie! trecking alone with this new way of eating but im struggling now with being in school full time. What are some key things I should always have at home? like a mini must have grocery list?? Do you have one? any suggestions?
Thanks a million!

Sarah Lamando January 4, 2012 at 11:45 pm

WOW!! This is Unbelievable! : ) Thank you SO much for ALL of these absolutely amazing recipes, you have no idea how lucky I feel to have found this website…perfect. I’m a Lyme Patient, and I’m trying to create a so-called “Year” event where people can come together online and help each other go Alkaline for the year…do you mind me using some of your pictures and recipes to help us out? They’d either be directed here or your website would be credited for the photo or recipe…is that okay? Please let me know – and thanks again…simply amazing : )
Sarah

Julie January 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm

Sarah, So glad you found us! We’d be thrilled if you would share our recipes. It’s important to always link back to us and to check your links often as they can break. Your story is very compelling. Hope you are healing. The alkaline lifestyle is meant to heal every disease so it will certainly help you. It’s how our body was designed to be treated. All the best to you.

Liliana Wong January 20, 2012 at 10:38 am

Hi!!

I am SO HAPPY to have found your website, it is my new favourite blog for sure! And I was extra happy to see that you are from Vancouver!
I will be sharing your blog with my friends, thank you for all your amazing recipes <3

xoxo

Liliana

Daniella January 23, 2012 at 2:17 pm

Ladies, these recipes are fantastic! I have just bought a vitamix and am going to make each and every one of your smoothies. I love the photography and so glad I stumbled across your blog.

Keep up the good work
Daniella

jo January 30, 2012 at 7:57 pm

this is such a beautiful site – and amazing recipes as well – so glad I came across it – so inspired by the recipes ) I generally eat what I would consider a pretty alkaline wholefoods diet but sometimes need a little inspiration in the what shall I do tonight department. can’t wait to share these amazing recipes with friends :)
can you please please please do a cook book!

Kristy Webb February 11, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Your recipes have been a life saver. We just started an alkaline diet this week. The recipes I was finding ahead of time just didn’t sound appetizing, but all of yours did (and they were visually appetizing, too!)
We made the Curry Squash soup with Cilantro Cream for dinner tonight. I wasn’t sure how the flavors would blend together as I was making it but it turned out delicious!

Thank you!

katy castanos March 22, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Wow,I’m impressed ! What gorgeous cuisine !

Julie Barkoff March 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

Hi there, I e-mailed you earlier and in case you havent recieved it I just wanted to say I feel hopeful again about trying to start eating raw foods. However, I became discouraged when trying to eat just sprouted quinoa not cooked and thought I’ll never stick with this. Then…I came across your bright and colorful website. And if I think in terms of alkalized foods instead of raw this and raw that, this just may work out for me. I have not read either of your stories yet, which I will and I’m sure I will be inspired to make some major life changing habits of eating right. Any suggestions as how to start off so I don’t get burned out with smoothies for breakfast all the time? I suffer from depression, chronic fatigue and its all due to diet I hear. Maybe you know of a book that can put my perspectives in proper order. Thanks for your great website will be reading some of your articles posted on there as well!
Julie

Julie March 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

Hi Julie, yes sprouted raw quinoa isn’t my idea of yummy food either. Alkalizing isn’t just about raw foods. It incorporated warmed and raw foods with an emphasis on veggies. You can also include proteins preferably plant but okay with some organic animal protein too. Nuts, seed, legumes, and grains can make up 20% of your daily intake so there’s plenty to eat that isn’t just raw. It’s a pretty simple way to eat, mainly whole foods with lots and lots of veggies, the way we were meant to eat and how many cultures used to eat. For breakfast I have a few recipes like the chia porridge, spelt porridge,, millet porridge and I do like to juice daily. I have smoothies too about every other day cuz I enjoy them, I love how much I can jam into them and how they make me feel. But I do switch up some days. Even the spelt pancakes are nice for a change. I’m always working on more but this is what I have for now. As for reading you will be so inspired by the knowledge and clearer understanding of alkalinity with The pH Miracle, an inexpensive paper back that I read over and over by Dr. Robert O. Young. It just makes sense. I completely believe that alkalizing will help your situation but I highly recommend a visit or two with a holistic nutritionist or a naturopath who can suggest supplements for you in order to see some faster results thru targeting the nutrients you are highly deficient in while you work to improve your diet. You will be amazed at the results. I’m not ready to suggest this for you but maybe one day when I finish my studies. Thanks for visiting and please let me know how you make out:) Ps- a live blood analysis by a trained microscopist is amazing too for zeroing in on what your body really needs.

Julie April 7, 2012 at 8:59 am

Julie I just reviewed your comments and was so pleasantly surprised to see you did respond to my e-mail. I made the mistake of looking for your reply in my e-mail. I’m so sorry for my wonderment of why you didn’t reply. I really got a bad case of bronchitus of which I’ve never had before. I’m 48 yikes! So I had to go to the Doctor because I wasnt getting better, it was going on 5 weeks, anyway they said my oxygen levels were not high enough so they sent me home on oxygen! I still am shocked I can’t believe I got so sick. I basically feel to weak to leave the house, for very long anyway. Would you have any tips on how to get over this quicker? I’m absolutely on no meds and my only other health concern is depression (always so sad) I also am going to order suppl. that you take and maybe that will help. Thanks for being such a great inspiration for me and doing such a wonderful and beautiful job on your cite! I bet you hear that so often, and is it any wonder? Thanks for caring so much about people!

Julie April 8, 2012 at 12:11 pm

Julie, sorry to hear you are not well. My thoughts are to surely alkalize the body with as much green veggies either, raw, juiced or blended or lightly steamed, what ever your system can handle. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body’s pH and oxygenates your system especially high chlorophyll veggies-very green ones. Avoid sugar like the plague and all starches and grains and any processed foods for a while as these become sugars/toxins in your system. Only use low sugar fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruit, berries and avocados-lots of avocados! And drink water!!! 3-4 liters a day if you can. If you are not vegetarian some organic animal proteins in moderation and/or some legumes are good to include. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine, so glad there are no medications you need. Rest is also key and be sure to sort out any emotional or stressing situations that could also play a role in being ill. Hope this helps, it may sound limiting but if you really want to heal this should do the trick:)
Keep me posted on your healing:)

Leigh April 10, 2012 at 9:59 pm

Hi Ladies

I found your website through another must-read daily blog, and thought I would educate myself about all this talk about eating alkaline. I was briefly aware of it, but mostly uninformed. My mum is a yo-yo dieter, and I just assumed this is some sort of diet that she would do for 2 weeks, then go back to her normal diet. But its not. It seems to be a LIFESTYLE of healthy eating – and so now I am intrigued, especially when I think about my health, and my husband’s health, and I wonder… we are both 32, could we a) prevent disease in our future lives and b) could I reduce the symptoms of my current medical issues through alkaline eating?
My husband became obese about 10 years ago, and shed the weight through healthy eating and vigorous excercise. He knows he has a family tendancy to be obese, and suffer from heart attacks and arthritis (his family is living proof). I know I have to look forward to obesity, severe reflux, kidney stones and sciatic nerve operations, just like my mum has. Obviously, I dont want this!
I wonder if the alkaline diet would be beneficial for my eczema. I was always a child with rashes, but 1.5 years ago, I LITERALLY woke up one day with a sore red rash behind my neck, in 24 hours time it had covered my face, neck, back, torso, arms, hands and legs. And it hurt… A lot. And I couldn’t hide the itchy, red, bumpy weeping rash that engulfed my skin. Seriously strong topical steriods were prescribed (I recall the Dermatologist writing “emergency dose” on the prescription. Whoah.). A few months later, I started getting hives, for apparently no reason. My mum got me in to see an Immunologist, who did a prick test and found allergies to dust mites, grasses, cats, dogs… and foods (seafood, beef, chicken, corn, egg, potato). I had no idea! I was put on a desensitisation course, and my symptoms have reduced by about 75% but I constantly worry about a flare up. Even now, as I sit here typing, I have red scaly eczema on my face (eyelids, forhead, around my lips and neck), armpits and legs… it’s been there for about 6 months. It’s always inflamed… Any thoughts, ideas?

Finally, I must congratulate you both on your website – the Foods Chart and the Recipe’s page is currently helping me write my shopping list for tomorrow! I look forward to future posts.

x Leigh

Julie April 10, 2012 at 11:38 pm

Oh Gosh Leigh, honestly, I am sitting here at near midnight replying to comments, should be sleeping but I am so passionate about helping where ever I can. I know for a fact that you can beat all of this without the medications, although they have helped you thus far they are not treating the cause, just the symptom. You can clear it up for good once you find your rhythm with whole foods and alkalizing and some supplementation till you are balanced. I would say right off the bat you may have a serious deficiency in EFA’s, the good fats from whole foods and fish and fish oils, plant oils that will help with the eczema and rashes and inflammation. I highly recommend seeing a holistic nutritionist/practitioner and or naturopathic doctor who can assess your symptoms very clearly and recommend a protocol with supplements and diet. Let me know if you need help here, perhaps I can set you up with a phone consult. I am still studying and may take clients eventually but would really like to see you zap this sooner than soon. I suffered from eczema for my entire life and the alkaline lifestyle and regular EFA’s has solved it, but 40 yrs too late!. I get slight itchiness on my hands when I am deficient and immediately I know I have not had my quota. If only I knew all these years. We are such complex beings that deficiencies in small amounts of all the vitamins, minerals and chemical elements cause symptoms that are so easily repaired with proper absorption in the intestines and correct supplementation with quality supplements and of course with lots of whole nutritious alkalizing foods. I hope this helps, please keep me posted.

Julie April 10, 2012 at 11:42 pm

Julie, so sorry to hear you are not well. My thoughts are to surely alkalize the body with as much green veggies either, raw, juiced or blended or lightly steamed, what ever your system can handle. Eating more alkaline foods helps shift your body’s pH and oxygenates your system especially high chlorophyll veggies-very green ones. Avoid sugar like the plague and all starches and grains and any processed foods for a while as these become sugars/toxins in your system. Only use low sugar fruits like lemons, limes, grapefruit, berries and avocados-lots of avocados! And drink water!!! 3-4 liters a day if you can. If you are not vegetarian some organic animal proteins in moderation and/or some legumes are good to include. Just eat whole foods and you will be fine, so glad there are no medications you need. Rest is also key and be sure to sort out any emotional or stressing situations that could also play a role in being ill. Hope this helps, it may sound limiting but if you really want to heal this should do the trick:)
Keep me posted on your healing:)
Julie

ps sometimes I actually remember to email comments to those that need the reply for a symptom so here you are:)

Leigh April 11, 2012 at 10:24 pm

Thanks for your thoughts, Julie! I’ve always been told to increase my good oils etc, but I’m not sure if I’ve been getting enough. I live in Australia so I will see if there is a practitioner working in my town. But I have decided – this is my year and I want to be eczema free! Thank you!!! x L

Nathalie April 14, 2012 at 7:20 pm

HI Julie/Yvonne,
Your pictures are beautiful!

Amanda April 17, 2012 at 6:48 am

Hi Julie!

I love your site and have used many of your recipes. I am a vegetarian but have recently been issued a challenge to give up Wheat and Dairy for 2 weeks and experience the changes in my body and my emotions. So, today is day 4 and I have used several of your recipes already, my fav is the croquet recipe *drool* I Love it!! I have a breakout of hives, which I am told is detox from giving up the dairy, but I feel inexplicably happier and I am very interested to see what the rest of the 2 weeks will bring.

Anyway I just wanted to thank you for posting these amazing recipes and helping people to make a change!

Trevor April 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm

I have eczema as well, or rather, i have MRSA i caught from a child,
which has now developed into eczema-like symptoms,
with the rash etc…I read that it is linked to leaky gut syndrome
because the intestine doesn’t process toxins, they come out
in your skin….I am alkalizing my diet now to rebuild the intestinal
track and fight this from the insideout and found your website.

I have a bunch of alkaline vegetables, cauliflower, celery,
lettuce, random alkaline veggies…i’m just trying to find a way to
use them all in a meal without using dairy or wheat.

Julie April 18, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Hey Trevor, thanks for your comments. You are bang on and I really believe that you are doing the right things and will find success in healing with this lifestyle. Might I add that if you aren’t taking any EFA’s- essential fatty acids that you incorporate a fish oil or flax oil in your diet to help with inflammation and healing the body. I find that my eczema only flares up if I am inconsistent in my intake of good fats from avocados, hemp seeds and my EFA’s. As for the leaky gut I have experienced this and less than ideal digestion and what I supplemented with was L-glutamine to heal the gut, as well as probiotics to build good bacteria and full spectrum digestive enzymes with my meals to help break down the food properly for better absorption. I stray away from fermented foods with Dr. Young’s advice as it contains fungus and molds. However, you will often see some folks recommend sauerkraut/fermented foods to improve digestive issues.
As for recipes for your veggies, if you can just think simply and steam fry ( like stir fry but with broth instead of oil) with garlic and ginger perhaps and pile it on top of brown rice or quinoa, or just fresh greens, this is yummy. Just steamed with a drizzled of olive oil and sea salt and or dulse ( seaweed seasoning) is yummy too with a organic protein if you are eating any meats or fish. This soup is yummy and I love this Quinoa dish I also love this tabbouleh with millet.
I wish I had more recipes for you but I am still building this collection. I hope this is helpful, please holler with anything else you might be wondering.
Keep up the good work, your body will thank you for it:)

admin April 18, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Hi Amanda, so excited to hear how you make out and how you feel. It can be quite dramatic when you make these kinds of changes! Way to go for it, look forward to hearing how it goes, pls keep me posted! Thank you for your kind words:)

Kelli April 20, 2012 at 12:40 am

Hi ladies! I have to say that your vegetable soup has become a staple in my house! Thank you for all you do!

Amanda May 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

Hi Julie! Well, after several weeks of a wheat free/dairy free lifestyle I have decided to commit to a vegan lifestyle and focus on a balanced alkaline diet :) I can’t believe how amazing I feel, and in only a few weeks! Thank goodness the hives are gone and now my body is singing my praises as I continue to eat clean! I had some processed frozen vegan spring rolls a few days ago….that cemented my resolve to stick with clean eating and whole foods, as it was certianly an unpleasant experience. My stomach was very unhappy with me in the following days. My green smoothies have helped ease the aftershocks!!

julie May 8, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Amanda, I am so excited for you it gives me goose bumps! If you feel this great after just a few weeks imagine a whole year or ten! So happy you have found what works for you. But just so you know, I am currently embracing a vegan approach for my lifestyle but have grace for yourself and lean into it if you need. But remember an alkaline lifestyle doesn’t have to be vegan, it can have a small ratio of clean animal protein if one desires, but preferably not dairy. My values have lead me to be vegan for many reasons but it’s not the only way. I believe in balancing your alkaline intake with 70-80% veggies. If vegan works wonderful, keep it up:) So glad you are feeling better:) Green Smoothie Cheer:)

Stephanie May 12, 2012 at 10:05 pm

Hello! I found your site when I started researching alkaline foods to help with my acne. I’m already vegan, but now I realize I was still eating the wrong foods. Your advice and recipes have been so helpful, I just wanted to say thank you!

Hanah June 2, 2012 at 7:18 pm

Beautiful blog! Thanks so much for sharing your stories and recipes. Can’t wait to start cooking!

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