My Journey, Part I by mary s.

July 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm 2 comments

Map of Koh SamuiIn my job as an enrollment specialist, I have the chance to hear the most inspiring stories about people’s journeys into raw food. It is amazing to hear how people have transformed their lives through eating a raw and living foods diet. My own journey into raw foods began in Koh Samui, Thailand. After turning 30, I noticed that my health was going down hill fast – I was having skin problems, weight gain, dental issues, low energy, and all this was leading to a bit of depression. I remember talking with a friend and describing myself as a wilted plant. My search to find a solution led me to a fasting and nutritional health retreat at the Dharma Healing Center.

Dharma Healing Center

Dharma Healing Center in Koh Samui, Thailand

At the end of one week of fasting and colonics, I had the most energy I’ve had in my life! I even extended the fast to 10 days because I was feeling so good! During the fast, we studied about nutrition and the benefits of eating our food raw. The woman that led the retreat said that this experience would change our lives. I thought she was being grandiose at the time, but looking back I can honestly say that I have not been the same since. It’s had a huge impact on every aspect of my life.  When I returned home, it felt like the physiology of my body had changed. I was no longer at the verge of fainting if I hadn’t eaten lunch, and I was drawn toward eating healthy raw fruits and vegetables. The only problem was returning to a culture that didn’t support the idea of eating raw. Through lots of searching and twists and turns, I eventually found myself at Living Light, studying the art of preparing gourmet raw food and receiving my Associate Chef and Instructor Certification.

To be continued….


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. brett  |  July 30, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    …hey, you can’t leave us hangin like that. Part 2…Part 2!!! Thanks for sharing mary s…”

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