My name is Brandy. I have been 100% raw vegan in the past. I always felt very healthy and had lots of (maybe too much sometimes) energy.
I'm headed back in this direction because 1 month and 1 day ago, I had a stroke. I have really just regain the ability to speak in the past week or two. I've had extensive speech therapy. It was amazingly hard work.
I'm 33 years old. That's not supposed to happen. While, I am still in the throes of finding out why (a blood clotting disorder is the current theory), I want to make sure I am doing everything I can be.
The day after the stroke, I went on a juice cleanse for about 10 days. Yesterday (1 month from stroke), I finally had a Doppler of my carotid artery and I had literally ZERO plaque in my arteries. The tech was shocked. (However, plaque in my arteries probably did not contribute to the stroke--I just thought that would be interesting to share. Blood clotting disorders run in my family and even at the time of the Doppler, I still have a small blood clot sitting right at my hairline.)
I would love to hear from anyone, but particularly those who have used raw foods for healing their bodies.