I live in Australia, been ‘Raw’ for nearly 4 months, I love the recipes and the flavours of the foods, it is exciting eating! I am 56 years young, married 37yrs and have 3 grown children. I decided to go raw after fasting to cure psoraisis, I did a 2 days juice 3 day water fast and 2 days juice in August 2007. I was following some information on Dr Fuhrman’s site but felt that i would benefit more from simply doing it Raw. I cook for several other people and they all eat a ‘normal diet’ and find that i have to manage when i cook and when I eat so that i am not tempted to eat as i cook! It would be so much easier if they all went raw as well as the prep time for raw foods is much less even with washing up the utensils, but you have to be a bit more organized than if you are eating ‘normal’ foods. Where possible i do incorporate raw ideas and foods into their diet. Hubby is now on the smoothies, he has lost weight, he is slim any way, but i cant figure out how he looses it so quickly and i have to work so hard at it. The last week in July I did a 2 day juice, 5 day water fast then onto raw gradually. I lost 3 kg’s and have noticed a considerable improvement in the psoraisis. I am active, swimming generally 5 times per fortnight about 2000meters per session. I walk and love being outside. I have two grandies; a girl and a boy. Love them to death.