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by 15 · September 16, 2014 at 8:13 PM

Hello! I'm new here, i have been eating paleo for 3 weeks now... The adjustment is slow. I was vegan for 15 yrs, gourmet raw for 6 of them, and then fruitarian the last 4 yrs. for most of it, i have to tell you, i looked and felt awesome! But... (more)

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SkylerM 0 · August 21, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Thanks for joining and great to hear about your positive transition! I never tried the raw thing for too long and there is sooo much contradictory information out there. What I typically do now when cooking veggies is 1/2 raw and 1/2 cooked, best... (more)

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by 30 · September 16, 2014 at 8:06 PM

I did a 24 hour fast a year ago. For whatever reason, I had a very blissful experience. I had this lightness throughout my body and mind. I was more patient, nothing seemed to bother me. Part of it was a pleasant peaceful mental state. But also,... (more)

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raney 0 · March 31, 2013 at 2:28 AM

I've certainly found a deeper spiritual connection with myself in improving my diet. There are a lot of factors that I think have played into this, I'll try to organize a bit here... I spend a lot of time outside. This isn't necessarily new, I've... (more)

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by 53 · September 16, 2014 at 8:02 PM

I posted on Facebook, It's a rarer concept than I thought: my godfather spoke quite lucidly about "pseudomorphosis," or George Florovsky's concept of Orthodoxy assuming a false form. But, if web searches are any indication, the term is not as... (more)

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by 5160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:57 PM

I'm not entirely sure why, but spiritual activities such as meditation, Bikram yoga, deep-breathing exercises, and maybe even ritual psychedelic use (Ayahuasca expeditions in the Amazon) are routinely utilized in the vegetarian nutri-noosphere.... (more)

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August 0 · November 01, 2012 at 9:19 PM

This is probably one of the most frustrating part of my life right now. Let's just say I've moved from more certain, to less certain. This does not, however, have anything to do with what I want, which is to know God. I have tried various things... (more)

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by 5160 · September 16, 2014 at 7:54 PM

Tonight I will be participating in a cleansing ritual with a friend of mine (another person who discovered just how badly they were reacting to gluten and why its the cause of all the world's evils and political corruption.) We had a lifelong... (more)

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VB 0 · September 11, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Is it a real question or just for laughs? Thank you so much - I laughed very hard reading it. Colbert is not on this week so I needed some entertainment. I must admit, you are pretty funny. Also, while at it, could you ward away some sugar and... (more)

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by 6229 · September 16, 2014 at 7:51 PM

So I'm sick of hearing spirituality associated with vegetarianism. At some point, eating all those beans are going to interfere with meditation or spiritual practice. LOL. BTW - the hubby and I had much better meditation post-Paleo then... (more)

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Rene_2 0 · August 04, 2012 at 6:11 AM

I think it was the Dalai Lama who once said in an interview that to find spirituality one should not turn to "strange" practices alien to ones culture, but find it in ones own tradition. The tenets of my liberal Christian background are quite... (more)

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by 11099 · September 16, 2014 at 7:35 PM

The end of the year is a lovely time to reflect on this last cycle 'round the sun, especially concerning our attitudes towards ourselves. I see so many people in my life, and definitely here on PH who are very hard on themselves, and have a lot of... (more)

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Kamal 0 · December 29, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Great question! It might sound too hippie-crunchy for some, but this seems to be a big part of life to me. Plus, it reminds me of Miranda July, who I love. Personally, I have had a very negative physical self-image for the last 2-3 years, and it... (more)

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by 888 · September 16, 2014 at 7:34 PM

I was born Hindu, and grew up around a lot of vegetarian Hindus (but my family is non-veg, thank heavens!). My religion recommends not eating meat for mental and spiritual clarity. The logic is that an animal feels stress when it dies, and the... (more)

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Geoff_ 0 · November 30, 2011 at 3:33 AM

The Buddha ate meat and he seemed to be pretty enlightened. I know that Chinese Buddhists (Chan) dont eat meat now but the Dalai Lama does. His doc told him to start to improve his... (more)

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by 2949 · September 16, 2014 at 7:29 PM

I've noticed that many, if not most, of the raw foodists I know personally, through people, or have read about are very spiritual- not religious and not necessarily in a dogmatic "new age" way. I personally feel better on a primarily raw food diet... (more)

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Cave_Tomboy 0 · September 02, 2011 at 9:45 AM

I don't think there is any real connection between raw-foodism and spirituality. The Hindu religion prescribes vegetarianism and that has carried over to many yoga practitioners in the West and of course Judaism and Islam have food prescriptions... (more)

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by 385 · September 16, 2014 at 7:26 PM

Are there any Mind-Body-Soul, spiritual, or environmental retreat centers that offer a relatively Paleo diet where I could look into work-studying at? Just about every place that sounds cool only serves vegetarian food, such as the Omega... (more)

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Teddy_1 0 · July 18, 2011 at 1:24 AM

One place that seems to have an excellent dining selection is Sunrise Ranch: We purchase our chicken, lamb, and pork from people we know who live in our area. We raise our own Grassfed beef. We believe that freshness and personal... (more)

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by 78417 · September 16, 2014 at 7:25 PM

I was looking over last weeks tracking for our paleo chix experiment and see that we track a crapload of data concerning our mind and body. We are all noticing connections that are interesting. However, we aren't tracking prayer or meditation or... (more)

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livebigger 0 · July 06, 2011 at 5:41 AM

At risk of sounding crunchy and wack-o... The chakra system is a huge focus for me, both personally and professionally- I base my meditations on chakra energies, and, as an actor, a lot of my vocal and physical training and character analyses are... (more)

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by 480 · September 16, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Do you have a spiritual connection to your food? Do you practice ritual around cooking, growing/raising, hunting/harvesting, or eating food? Do you think the spiritual context of a food could have any benefit in context to our health? Do you... (more)

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Rose 0 · May 25, 2011 at 11:33 PM

Very much so. Before I eat, I think about the animal whose flesh I'm about to benefit from, and I thank its spirit, or my imagining of its spirit, for its sacrifice, whether willing or not. My husband, who hunts, tells me he says "thank you" to... (more)

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by 440 · September 16, 2014 at 7:19 PM

I want to start meditating but I do not know how to do it properly. Does anyone have experience with meditation and/or books that would help explain the practice?

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Tactical_Savage 0 · March 03, 2011 at 1:06 AM

First, make the distinction that you HAVE a mind, but you are NOT your mind. Observe the random thoughts as your mind wanders and feel how they influence your emotions. The mind is an illusion. You were not born, "Eric". You were repeatedly told... (more)

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by 1138 · September 16, 2014 at 7:17 PM

In all honesty I, at first, wanted to ask this tongue-in-cheek question as a reaction to the recent religious threads on paleohacks. However, I am quite sincere in wanting to take the same retrospective analysis towards the spiritual traditions... (more)

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Bread_Eating_Beelzebub 0 · December 17, 2010 at 5:15 AM

This blog is great and it's written by a pagan paleo http://wildernesschilde.blogspot.com/ You might also be interested in Don't Sleep There Are Snakes, which is about a missionary who goes to help convert a tribe. The tribe is a sort-of... (more)

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by 2409 · September 16, 2014 at 7:13 PM

Do you have any rituals before starting a meal ? Saying Grace would be the most stereotypical one but basically everything counts. For instance, I do an appreciation for all the foods that I'm about the consume and an appreciation of the process... (more)

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andrew 0 · May 04, 2010 at 11:59 AM

Pour wine.... food seems dull without a pre-prandial glass (or two!).