I am a Type 2 diabetic, somewhat overweight, and I have the "puffy" feeling Alicia described prior to changing her diet/lifestyle. I have been researching raw food eating, green smoothie revolution, low carb, mediterranean, and on and on. I am really intrigued about Alicia's book. I'm wondering if there are people like me out there who have changed their lives/cured their diabetes by adopting macrobiotics and vegan diet. Here's my dilemma: I live in cold, rural Montana. Our grocery stores are stocked with food that has to be shipped long distances. Our growing season is roughly 4-5 months tops - we grow a small garden and enjoy fresh, organic veggies during the summer. We don't have access to a Whole Foods store in our small town. I feel like Californians and urban folk have great access to food options and can easily make some of these changes in their diets...omigashi plums? None of those here. Help - I'd love some ideas on how to start and how to maintain an interesting, great-tasting, vegan/macro diet in a seasonal, rural climate.
Totally, u can get a lot of those item on-line, just find the right sources... Try Vegnews.com. They're a VEGAN magazine and so totally fun to read. They have a lot of info into this lifestyle. Also PETA.com has so many resources too! You are not alone. I hope this helps. Ana