No rigid rules, labels or dogmas.... just REAL food, for your body, mind & soul!
I wanted to share some of the results of 25 days of 100% raw:
-HUGE improvement in health, arthritis in hands gone, swelling in ankles gone, chronic acne gone, coloring in face looks normal for the first time in... years? (Is it a coincidence that my old pic used for my avatar is in B/W? No, it is not!)
-My blood pressure is absolute normal for the first time in my adult life. It has always been high normal and a few times, worse. The nurse actually said, "That's VERY good!" and I nearly fell off the exam table.
-Released 25 lbs of weight in 19 days (It's probably more now but I don't want to obsess over a scale. I'll wait til the next doctor's appointment where my doctor will probably chastise me again for "losing weight too fast." I can tell you I have never had that "problem" before in my life.)
-One weird thing is since I started raw, when I go to a store, randomly the ceiling light directly overhead of me will dim. That used to happen to me all the time when I was young, but it hasn't happened in years. It happened twice in different parts of the grocery store on my last trip and has been happening at least once every time. Not sure what that means but I'm taking it as a good sign :)
Mostly I eat raw organic vegetables but I also eat plenty of cold-pressed oils, nuts (mostly soaked/sprouted) and all kinds of other sprouts. I also have some raw dairy and raw fish occasionally. Don't forget Himalayan pink salt and unrefined sea salts, as much as I want! :) I only eat 1-2 servings of "sweet" fruits per day and I try to eat as much probiotic food as possible. I'm not deprived in the slightest.
I follow Dr. Mercola's nutritional type guidelines for Mixed Type but I modified it for raw. Without Dr. Mercola's insight into the types of food I should be eating, I don't think I would have been nearly as successful going raw. I wanted to go raw for a long time but I was afraid it would be torturous not to eat the cooked food I have eaten all my life. The best advice I ever got was from Angela Stokes-Monarch who said in one of her videos that if you go 100% raw you will lose those cravings. Incredibly, I did after about 2 weeks. Those first two weeks were hard (although not torturous) but now I'm no longer even slightly tempted by any of that other "food" at the grocery store. I'm craving all these yummy raw foods.
It's like a weight has been lifted! I wish the same for everyone :)