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want to get well
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 02, 2007 06:56PM

lm new to this site and new to raw food.lm 53 and live in the Uk.lb been reading all l can about raw food as lv been ill for many years which the doctors now say is ME.30yrs ago they said it was RA arthritus.They really dont know what it is,but all l know lv been in constant pain with joints etc, candida,foggy brain and many more sickness.Due to illness in childhood, l was given for many yrs antibotics which l think was the start of all my troubles with my inmune system.lv been on and off vegan diet for a while and as lv been getting well ie less joint pain lv decided to go Raw.This last week lv been about 75% raw and just had a little skin eruptions but to day its really clear and very soft.What l would like to ask is that on Friday l ate only raw food all day and on sunday had a very bad depressive phase.It was so bad l had to stay in bed,i didnt want to eat so it was a fast for 24hrs.l just told the family what was happening and just read and slept.Monday and today l feel well, no joint pains, a marked increase in energy and a clear head.Was l going through a detox? l need to read up on that subject,so any advice please is most welcome.

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 03, 2007 12:44AM

Hi redpoppy

I'm no specialist but it seems to me it was a detox. I'm going through that kind of "depress" feeling, not wanting to do anything sometimes when I change my rythm of eating (pattern and type of food).

I have read somewhere that you could get something to wash out your colon or to eliminate more (like senna tea or salty wash) ... for me, it helped relieve a great deal after the elimination.

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 04, 2007 08:21AM

many thanks for the reply. l had a relaspe in my raw food diet on tue night as l had small 2 rum and cokes in the evening.Next morning had really bad hand joint pain and terrible fatgue. Decided to carry on with diet as l know ll relaspe in my eating patterns,so Wed l ate all raw and this morning feel well, no joint pain anywhere but bad tummy ache so l guess body trying to rid of the toxin from the alcohol.my skin is so soft even after just eating raw for just a few days so lm hoping my eyes will get clearer as months go on.l dont want to lose weight as lm only 4ft 11 and 7 stone,l normally eat 1300 cals so lm finding it hard it trying to find raw food that will keep my weight balanced.any ideas?

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: January 09, 2007 03:01PM

had really good few days eating raw, tried out some lovley recipes, felt really well then l went and relasped again last Saturday morning on the 6th.l ate a large slice of french bread with butter for breakfast and have suffered bad fatigue and joint pains till this morning the 9th.Last night was really bad, flu like symtoms, really wanted to take some pain killers but just had a early night,but fitful sleep due to pain in shoulders and hands.Went back to bed this morning after got hubby off to work and slept a few hrs and now l feel really well.Hubby is really helping by being supporting,he can see what the cooked food does to me,but its hard preparing 2 meals in evening, l cant get him to give up meat,and refuses to eat salads,but he likes the fruit recipes l try.l tried a celery & mint pate recipe last night,really nice.Making a mango pud this evening,not tasted amngo before!

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: taylor ()
Date: January 24, 2007 03:07AM

dear redpoppy...i had this horrid pain for several yrs -i hurt so bad and was on all kinds of stuff.i got overweight cause i was so depressed.i got to 245 in my weight.i just could not get out of bed.out of sheer pain.i had to move from my big house in the historic district to a little mobile home(onelevel instead of 3 levels)so i could hobble about.i was going thru menopause also.i did not know what was wrong. i too-had problems when a kid-i had polio and i thought i had post polio syndrome.i started loosing weight and did not hurt so bad(i also finally stopped having my monthly period and it seems all my muscle and joint pain for the most part has gone with the fact that i must be out of menopause and made it thru this phase).i have been thru all of this and it is simply horrid.i lost cause i got so sick of hurting.the dr. started me out easy.she said no more salt,no sugar and low fat.from there i reverted to my old days of being a vegan and then i am into the raw now for i guess 3 weeks.i feel better.i am loosing and walking now-with just normal arthitis pain...i can deal with this with no pain killers.the dr. told me walk 30 min.7 days a week and never miss.then i found out about the 10,000 step plan...of getting a pedometer and trying to slowly increase my walking distance...now i am doing 5 miles...i try to do this everyday but it does not always happen.i feel so bad for the pain u are in...i know-i don't know what it is but it keeps me walking and it keeps me asking and trying to do better and not just go along with family and friends.it is hard.your hubby and mine are trying to be supportive.maybe yours more than mine.mine-likes good food-cooked and sweets. i give him fresh smoothies and salads when i can and keep no sweets in the house but dates and raisins...he is nipping into those.good luck and i pray this helps u in any tiny way and i will be praying for u.hugs taylor

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: sachelle ()
Date: February 12, 2007 05:52AM

hi redpoppy i am sure that it was detox you went through and you saw the effects of the alcohol...i loved to go out for a drink or few with my friends...but since starting raw 2 1/2 weeks ago i am no longer able to drink..i found it tough at first not being able to drink or socialize...but i am slowly learning other methods....raw foods is amazing and i am so glad you have decided to enter the raw journey!! amazing for you!! good luck and keep us posted i wonder how you are doing now!! love sachelle
xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: Anonymous User ()
Date: May 04, 2007 12:45PM

oh dear not a good report for these last months..l lost the motivation to continue the raw food diet,even though at first after 2 wks on a raw diet l felt so well for the first time in years..it was just amazing,l had no pain at all, l told everyone about it, but.....,l was silly and was eating far too much fruit and l ended up with terrible candida.l started off really well and l saw amazing results while l was on the raw foods,but it was just so HARD for me.first because l started the diet in the winter it was l) very expensive as raw veg/fruit is dearer 2) l found l was feeling 'chilled' eating uncooked foods and 3) the time it was taking up preparing 2 diff meal ie a cooked food for hubby and searching for recipes for me. 4) l couldnt made a 'daily food plan' so that l was not fretting l was eating the right meals.So as u may have guessed l havent eaten raw for these last few months and now lm suffering again.lv had a terrible week of pain, can hardly walk with joint pain in every part of my body.My hands were so painful yesterday l had to wear wrist supports again.l feel so disappointed in myself for not sticking to the diet.Has anyone 'failed' over and over before they finally got to their goal? Well lm giving it another go this month,its now warmer( l live in the UK) so hopefully l wont feel so 'cold' eating the raw foods and of course produce is cheaper now,lv got loads of herbs in the garden coming up so lm searching for recipes to use those.please wish me luck on this journey,l dont want to end up in a wheel chair like my elderly aunt who was crippled with RA arthritis,And l want to do this for my wonderful husband, l want to give back to him the person he married,not the pain ridded unhappy person that l am today.

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Re: want to get well
Posted by: earthangel ()
Date: May 04, 2007 06:31PM

Hey hun..welcome back i was wondering about you smiling smiley...well don't worry...you fell down...get up dust yourself off and get back to it!!! you can do it......we are here to support you and help you through...it is hard and many peple have tough days...they get to their goals then think okay i am done...or somehow lose site of it....it is okay everyone has this problem...what is important is you stick with it and get back to it!!! you will be pain free in no time!! check out prims's diary..she did raw before and lost like 60 pounds..then went off completely and now is struggling to get back to 100%..she might be a good buddy for you too!! but i am always here for support!!
love earthangel
xoxoxoxoxo
akasachelle i changed my name in march!!

Much peace and love!!!
EarthAngel
Xoxo

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