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Hi there PureJeevan readers! We wanted to let you know that Jim's new novel CHROO is available on Amazon. It's a crazy adventure involving a billionaire heiress, her Chihuahua BFF ("Chroo") and a host of human and animal characters. Find out more on Amazon! Here are some links:

Below, you will find a copy of the journal I kept during my transition into, and my first year of, a 100% raw, vegan diet. Some of it is quite personal, but I still wanted to share it with all of you. We may never meet in person, but I feel we are all connected in this world.I want to share my story with you, in hopes that you may learn something about yourself by reading about my journey into the raw lifestyle. Perhaps you'll be inspired (that's my wish), or learn to not make similar mistakes.

The journal begins in July of 2006 and continues into October 2007. If you are interested in reading something from the beginning, please use the archive feature at the right side of this page. If a month has more than one page worth of entries, there will be a "previous entries" link at the bottom of the page to view the rest of the entries for that month.

I have not edited my entries at all. Any entries that were originally marked private have been made public (with the exception of one that included personal information about people other than myself). Even though the entries are old, you are still welcome to add comments or ask questions. We will be notified of any comments that are left.

Again, I hope that I am in some way able to offer something positive to your life by sharing my personal Going Raw Journal.

Lots of love and peace to all of you,

Raw granola with walnuts, almonds, dates, raisins, carob chips (not raw), cinnamon--this gave me a sugar-high feeling and 20 minutes later I felt like I couldn't make it through the day. :-/ I would have had something different, but my husband had prepared that and it looked good and easy to eat. I won't eat that again, though.

Tomato salad

Fried green tomatoes (daughter wanted to make these--they were tasty but gave me a bit of a tummy ache)

banana with walnuts

homemade almond milk

two nut balls made from dehydrated nut mixture last week

My computer is fixed, I just have to wait for the programs and other things to be installed again onto it. Then I can start doing my regular updates here, instead of the quick ones I've been doing on this old computer.


carob shake (frozen bananas, almond milk, agave, carob, vanilla extract)


far too much pasta with a lot of garlic basil pesto

HUGE salad


two nut balls that I dehydrated a week ago

coconut shake (baby coconut water and meat, frozen banana, few dates, almonds)

I am just loving these baby coconuts. They are so creamy and delicious. I'm thinking when I get back from vacation, I'll buy a case of them and have one every day until they are gone. My daughter is loving them, too. For breakfast, I've been making some shakes with them and they are filling and tasty.

I have pictures to update, soon. My computer is almost back to normal, so I should be able to post them before I leave on vacation at the end of the month.