This is a response to a video we recorded in January 2010 regarding eating cooked food again. It was a major changing point in our families diet. And as this is one of the most viewed videos from us on Youtube with more than 200.000 views (March.2013), with hundreds of comments, we want to put it up on our blog here as well, together with our Rawfoodfamily Food diary playlist, so you can see how our diet developed from this point of time in January 2010, Ko Phan Ngnan, Thailand, South-East Asia.
Katie (pregnant with Joa) , Me and the kids 2010
As you all well know, we are eating a mostly raw food diet together as a family.
Ronja – our youngest- has never, ever eaten anything else in the first years of her young life. (She will be 7 in some weeks)
Even during her earliest days here on earth, throughout the whole pregnancy, she was raised completely on raw!
After we went to Thailand in 2010, Benny told me that he was interested in eating cooked food again and wanted some rice again.
This was a magical moment.
I was so proud of my son, that he was expressing this desire of eating cooked food again so openly. He knew how important this diet is for our family, as we were so lucky to heal his little brother Jaro, of diseases with the help of this natural diet.
So in full trust of him we both said: “Yes of course, if this is your wish!” and went to a restaurant with him one evening. He was just tasting some spoon-tips and was amazed by the sensation of hot food he had to cool before putting in his mouth.
This is an experience he had not had since he was a little baby-boy.
As most of the people and “experts” have been sharing horror-stories about toxic reaction, becoming sick for many days and such things after eating some cooked food for the first time again, we were concerned. But as we so deeply trust our kids, and also as we want to support them in their wishes, in what they ARE, we felt that we must honor his decision.
We want openess and honesty in our family. And we also want to do our part maintaining a safe place where you can share with your loved ones whatever is important to you, being heard and seen with whatever it is.
If you put too much pressure on your kids and judge them for their choices, they will start to feel bad about their desires sooner or later.
First, they will try to ignore and fight what they desire, and as that doesn´t work on a long-term, they will stop sharing it with you.
The older they get, they will be off with their peers as often as possible, but later also doing it in dark spaces to hide it from you, and not disappoint you.
This is not an option for us!
Our children deserve and need our trust and support.
This is the only way for them to explore and experience, build confidence and find out who they are and what they want.
We have to take them very seriously and double-check as often as possible, when we really see and feel them for what they are, and when we are forcing our own personal projections and structures upon them.
What then happened is something you would not believe!
This was somehow shocking news, and it affected our family in a profound way.
Now after some years, I can appreciate my son speaking up, letting Katie and me know that he was interested in eating cooked food again, as it has opened up our minds to a wider view.
We have less stress with food, are less dogmatic, more whole and… healthier than ever!
No one in our family has needed any doctor yet, as we are simply not getting sick.
Almost 8 years and still passionate about healthy, natural living!
Have you also been on raw and then went back eating cooked food again??
Here is a playlist including our Rawfoodfamily Food Diary.
We started this in 2009, and have been recording and reviewing our exact diet from time to time in between and are still uploading new videos as we go…
Just click on the link below to access this frequently updated playlist on youtube