|One day, when I was writing down the things that were and werenít
positive in my life (a habit I got into when I was in my early 20s),
deciding what Iíd be changing in order to feel more fulfilled, my
intuition spoke so loudly that I couldnít ignore it. I knew it was
time to follow a raw food diet. I donít recall when I learned about
eating raw foods; I think eating only fresh-picked foods is probably
information that we already have stored inside ourselves from the
moment we are born.
Here's a picture of Wendi circa 1989,
before any weight issues emerged.
was a vegetarian, but never
monitored what she ate otherwise.
However, we are raised eating cooked foods and we lose
our innate ability to know what is truly best for our
bodies. I had sampled a raw food diet years before with
an equally health-conscious friend (who has continually
inspired me along this path), but I didnít stick to it
for very long. It was too upsetting for my husband and
daughter, who both felt they were missing out on a lot.
Even though I went back to cooked foods, deep inside I
knew that eating raw foods was a completely natural and
common sense way of eating. So, when my intuition told
me it was time to eat only raw foods, I followed my
inner wisdom and slowly transitioned to a completely raw
My plan was to go ďrawĒ for one full year, to see if it would
improve my health. I told myself that if it didnít work, I was going
to let everyone know. After all, everything I ever read about eating
raw foods said it would work for everyone. Intuitively, I couldnít
see any reason why it wouldnít work. However, eating cooked vegan
foods seemed to make a lot of sense to me, too, in the past. So,
there was still a tiny grain of doubt about whether the raw food
diet would work, or not. I decided I was going to experiment and see
what happened. I set my goal for one full year of consuming only
100% raw, vegan foods after slowly transitioning to the diet. That
was the first raw food step on my already existing life-long path to
becoming a healthier, fulfilled individual.
As you have probably guessed, consuming only raw foods did work. It
worked so well, in fact, that I feel healthier now than I have my
entire life. Others have witnessed my transformation and have been
amazed along with me. Most days I feel ecstatic at how something so
common sense and natural has been here all along for all of us! Most
of us just never thought to eat the way that nature intended.
By 2005, Wendi had
reached her highest weight, though
was by then nearly 100% vegan for
Iíve been asked by so many people to share what Iíve done to regain
my health, to help them gain better health for themselves. So, with
the help of my lovely family weíve created Pure Jeevan, which
holds a holistic view of health and blends Eastern philosophy with
Western science. Weíre here to share information with everyone about
our path to a truly vibrant life.
Here's Wendi January
We openly share our personal
journeys along with all of the basic information there is to know
about living on a raw food diet. We welcome your questions and
comments, so send us an email. I love helping others. One of my
missions is to spread the joy, along with many other raw foodists,
of what raw foods can do for all of us (yes, including you).
I donít consider the way I now eat to be a diet. Even though youíll
hear me refer to this as a ďraw food dietĒ, at no point do I feel
that I am depriving myself of anything. Iíve even eaten desserts for
breakfast, lunch, and dinner and continually moved to a healthier
body and weight. I eat as much as I want, whenever I want, and my
body is continually healing itself. I am thriving on so many levels!
There is a lot more to my healing story than Iíve shared here. I
will be sharing my path to Pure Jeevan (as thatís what Iíve been
onÖa path to total life) in our newsletter and on our blog. If you
have questions, however, please donít hesitate to ask. It can,
indeed, be inspiring to hear what others have gone through to attain
Wendi in February
I am more than willing to share my story with you, to
help you on your own path to health. I know that once you have met
your own personal goal, you will be filled with a desire to help
others, as well! Itís one big circle, isnít it? We can all help each
other to be all that we desire to be in this life!
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