Hi, someone on here helped me before about my soya allergy (which is inconvenient as I am a vegan) and suggested I was lacking a b vitamin- I've been eating lots of yeast extract and can now tollerate a little soya which is good :)
Just wondering if someone can help now- I need an awful lot of sleep to get rid of bags under my eyes, but I dont often get it as theres not enough time and I often can't sleep! I know that being raw reduced your need for lots of sleep, but I'm not yet 100% raw. is there anythign else I can do?
also, since becoming vegan I've developed 2 rashes on my hand and one on my face! I've tried lotions and moisturizer and exfoliants and everything but nothing gets rid of it completely- it just keeps it at bay then it comes back. Im reluctant to go to a doctor as the products are tested on animals and not vegan. Is there something else I can do?
Also, I've tried whole days of being raw but I just get so hungry. I have a green smoothie for beakfast and snack on seeds sprouts and fruits and things, but I just can't get full and I end up eating pasta or something to fill me up. I don't have a dehydrator but am getting one soon- please help?!
So I'm starting back into trying to be high raw (again) but I find that I'm constantly eating! Granted, its fruits, veggies and trail mix (I splurged at Trader Joe's). Is it normal to always feel hungry when you're first transitioning? I had this the last time I tried raw as well. I'm not doing this to lose weight, but I certainly don't want to be gaining. I'm also going to start working out again, and I know that I'll need to increase my calories... maybe its my imagination, I just feel like I'm constantly eating. Anyone else go through this?
I've been lurking on and off for while, and decided once again to try to go raw. I've been eating a bunch of really poopy foods lately (fast foods, fatty foods, fast easy horrible for you foods) and wanted to do a detox/cleanse before trying to incorporate more raw foods into my life. I understand that to get all the vitamins and minerals that you need, fruits AND vegetables are required. However, I got slightly confused when reading in a juicing/detoxing book about eating primarily vegetables to maintain an alkaline pH (where fruits will give a more acidic pH due to higher sugar content). The last time I tried to go raw I ate lots of fruits. I'm just a bit confused and any help would be appreciated.
P.S. I've been a vegetarian on and off (on for over 2 years now) for about 10 years, so I love fruits and veggies (and carbs... my weakness) I just would like some insight.
Submitted by KShine on February 18, 2011 - 12:23am
Does anyone else here have severe digestive impairments, and have you been able to find a way to digest raw food? My digestive tract is really, really damaged due to some childhood medication. Raw food makes me incredibly bloated and painful, and ... well, you don't want to hear about morning in the bathroom. Let's just say it's obvious that raw food isn't digested. It is not a matter of getting a little extra gas due to eating more veggies, or something that can be easily fixed with digestive enzymes. It's a serious digestive order to overcome. So I mean people with Irritable Bowel Disease, Crohn's disease, NSAID toxicity, Celiac disease, and conditions where digesting *anything* is difficult. Especially if your doctors and alternative health practitioners don't know how to fix it.
I know everyone has a personal opinion and ideas, but I'm specifically looking for stories from people who have had serious digestive impairment but managed to somehow get past that long enough to start a raw food diet and succeed. I welcome any tips and hope that if someone has gone through something similar, they'll share what helped them.
Please be kind. It's a bad situation and I'm doing my best.
Submitted by papa c bob on February 10, 2011 - 10:34am
I'm new, just starting... I have been on meds for High Blood Pressure and High Colesterol for 3 years and recently my Dr. told me that since my BP is still high I should double up on the Benicar HCT and take it 2x's a day.... Yeah the meds don't and won't cure anything... So I'm on and I want to live....! I'm doing a green smoothie each day, also exercising each day. Now I'm excited about incorporating more raw foods and taking it day by day... I feel better already, and it's just the beginning...
God bless you for creating a plce where I can come and learn how to live healthy