Eating raw is joy or interview with Anne-Marie from Cudivegan

Eating raw is joy or interview with Anne-Marie from Cudivegan

Some people have a love hate relationship with veganism, some people like me have been avoiding meat and dairy for over ten years, yet still advise people to eat meat if they feel they need it because becoming vegan also requires research and a consciousness shift, and some people like Anne-Marie have so much strength in their beliefs that they do not hesitate to say it loud and clear: we humans are not supposed to eat animals, who have suffered all their life in shameful raising conditions.

It was such a delight to welcome Anne-Marie from Crudivegan on the live show in French. You may remember how I praised her channel 6 months ago and I have so much gratitude that Anne-Marie chose to read my book The Knot in the Spiral before our interview together today.

Please support Anne-Marie from Crudivegan and discover her recipes, tips and great knowledge (about calcium, iron, proteins) on her website, her youtube, her instagram and facebook.

If go up one notch, after not eating animals, you can eat fruits and veggies raw my friend my sister.

How did you become raw vegan Anne-Marie?

Anne-Marie did a lot of research by reading books then slowly changing her lifestyle. She mentioned Douglas Graham, a doctor who is advising lots of athletes, author of several books notably Nutrition and Athletic Performance: A Handbook for Athletes and Fitness Enthusiasts and the amazing Kriss Carr, who has written Crazy Sexy Diet.

Anne-Marie also mentioned the famous “China Study” and you can read it all about in the book The China Study: Revised and Expanded Edition: The Most Comprehensive Study of Nutrition Ever Conducted and the Startling Implications for Diet, Weight Loss, and Long-Term Health.

Advice to transition from junk food to living food 

Anne-Marie isn’t a big fan of fasting. On the contrary, she recommends kindness and a slow path towards more living food in your plate. Thus, she advises people to start by replacing the coffee, milk and bread of your morning by fruits. Very easy. For instance, on the morning of the interview, she ate bananas with cinnamon on top. The great thing about eating fruits for breakfast is that they hydrate you and remove toxins. Also, fruits are easily and rapidly digested.

Menstruation and the raw lifestyle 

A very interesting question was asked in the chat about the feminine cycle and transitioning to raw food.

Anne-Marie said she didn’t experience the traditional upsetting symptoms of menopause. Personally, I went from having heavy, long and painful periods when I wasn’t eating raw to the total opposite now. Many raw foodists women are sharing on the subject so I invite you to learn from them, like the gorgeous Kristina for instance.

Lastly, I soooooo recommend you read the fantastic book by Kate Magic about feminine hormones The Empowered Woman.

So many women eat raw and share their experience, which can be counted in decades for some, like Karyn Calabrese, Cara Brotman and Dr Elizabeth.

Eating raw and making yourself a priority?

I loved Anne-Marie because she really insist on the importance of self-care. Eating raw and self care mean you do listen to your body, you feel the hunger or its absence, the need to rest or to move your body around. Eating raw is an invitation to go inwards and really come to know yourself my friend my sister. And this is the only way to help others.

Eating raw and living in a city?

If like me you dream to live in the countryside, know that it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll get more and fresher fruits and veggies.

Of course, fresh produce is expensive and eating healthy without wasting produce requires a little bit of organization. However, everything comes down to priorities. If what matters the most to you is eating fresh, you’ll find a way. You can buy in bulk, you can go to the farms market at the end and check if the farmers leave over ripe produce and so on.

A huge thank you to Anne-Marie who shined her beautiful light in this interview for us my friend my sister.

Interview of Jenny or castor oil and vegan pregnancy

Interview of Jenny or castor oil and vegan pregnancy
Interview of Jenny or castor oil and vegan pregnancy

Jenny is a very prolific and creative vegan cook as you can see on her Instagram @maryjveggy29 and Tik Tok @veggybyjenny.

The castor oil detox

She talked about her experience with the castor oil detox during this interview my friend my sister, something I have never done. This is very interesting to explore new ways of detoxing the body. I have used colonics and enemas in the past and castor oil is another alternative to help the body get clear inside.

The vegan pregnancy experience

The other topic was the vegan pregnancy. I have zero legitimity talking about it because I was not vegan during my two pregnancies, but Jenny has been. She said that she was a bit reluctant to admit to her doctor that she was not eating animal products. Moreover, she could feel family pressure about the way she was eating. But because her blood tests were so good each time, she decided to open up to her MD who was very supportive. Everything went very well and she now has a gorgeous healthy eight month old baby girl my friend my sister. Jenny says she is taking vitamin B12 on a regular basis with nutritional yeast.

Fasting as part of a lifestyle

Lastly, Jenny shared how fasting is a part of her life. She does intermittent fasting twice a week and doesn’t eat breakfast at all most of the time. About three times a year, she embarks on a fast and gets a lot of benefits on a physical and spiritual level.

The bravery to be vulnerable

I want to really express my gratitude to Jenny for opening up about these topics, because there is a lot of judgement on social media when you talk about being vegan or fasting. So please support Jenny, be kind to people who eat or live differently and always have compassion.

Trust in your body

I end with Jenny amazing message: Trust your body. Your body knows, treat her well and she will give back to you, support your body, nourish your body and trust your body my friend my sister.