Tuesday, October 2, 2012

India Camiel Raw Food Chef

Conversations With The Queen will be having a very special guest India Camiel, raw food chef. She will be educating us on raw vegan cusine and the many benefits of leading a raw lifestyle. So join us for this delicious show. The call in # 917.932.8881 or listen in blogtalkradio.com/poeticenergynetworkstation

Greetings, it's a pleasure to meet you. I'm India Camiel. I'm just an ordinary woman in love with living foods. When I was a child, I would experiment with different flavors to enhance the taste of ordinary dishes. This quickly earned me the reputation as the family food concocter, and not in a good way. To say the least, most of my family were afraid to try anything I made. Out of compassion and sometimes pity, an aunt or cousin would taste an India original. But, this occasion was few and far between. Nonetheless, I almost always enjoyed what I created.

Like most Black Americans growing up in Inner City Los Angeles, my diet consisted of highly processed fast foods, fried foods, breads and donuts; I ate it all. In fact, It wasn't until my sophomore year in college that I saw a real coconut in the grocery store. I was simply unaware of what it meant to eat "healthy." Like millions of Americans, I read Shape and Runners Magazines and implemented some of the recommended regiments. I thought I was healthy, until one morning I awoke with astonishing pain in my lower abdominal area. After eight hours of sitting in the ER, the doctor informed me that I had a cyst on my left ovary. The cyst was the size of a grapefruit. He gave me no other choice but surgery. I was terrified. I wondered how I could have developed a cyst so large without knowing. It was bizarre. After all, I was training to run a half marathon. I swam a mile every other day. I wasn't overweight or obese.

But as they say, everything happens for a reason. After the surgery, the multitude of toxins in my body caused severe symptoms, such as migraines and depression. Years of mistreating my body had taken its toll. Plagued with various GI diseases, weight gain and hormonal imbalances, I began to research how natural foods could help, this led me to question what I was putting into my mouth. Seeking real solutions to a lifetime of dis-eases, I turned to a vegan lifestyle. I was surprised by the almost-immediate results and decided to give going ALL LIVE a try - a decision that proved to change the course of my life permanently.

It's been 3 years since I've been ALL LIVE. And I'm enjoying every second of this new existence. I've been blessed to have traveled the globe sharing my story and showing others how to prepare living foods. I've had the opportunity to study under Dr. Aris LaTham and serve the likes of Stevie Wonder and the former Prime Minister of St. Lucia, Stevenson King. 

I never imagined life could be dis-ease free. I never knew I could find such complete peace and experience true harmony within my temple. By finding my way Back-2-Live, I've awakened the purpose of my existence - to touch others and play a role in their own healing journey. This is the biggest reward of them all, to see people make the connection between the spiritual and physical through food, enjoying every morsel of the journey.


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