In June 2011, after nearly 20 years as a vegan and an assertion that I was “pretty healthy,” I found myself with a myriad of fairly minor, but annoying health problems:
- multiple aches and pains (I was assessed for arthritis only the month before)
- old injuries that stubbornly refused to fully heal (I used to be a dancer & circus performer, as well as an ex-nurse. so my body had taken a battering! I regularly saw a chiropractor and massage therapist.)
- a chronic mental health condition (which had flared up and left me unable to work for 2 years)
- repeated, persistent migraines (averaging 2 per week!)
- fatigue, insomnia and lethargy
- feeling sick whenever I ate anything
- premature ovarian failure, leaving me with frequent hot flushes and other minor menopausal inconvenuences
- and a nagging feeling that there was something “missing” from my life.
A series of events led me to research the Raw Food Diet. For years, I had believed that I “couldn’t give up cooked food” but the more I read and learned about it, the more I realised that I really wanted to try.
I also stopped eating/drinking soya, which I discuss in another post.
Within days I felt a million times better. Most of my health problems disappeared altogether and the rest were significantly improved.
I already wrote a blog at the time and so recording my journey was an obvious decision.
Here, I share my insights, recipes and progress as I find my own food balance.
I’ll also share some of the natural recipes I use for personal and home cleaning products because I believe in using the most natural things I can find in my home and on myself. (It’s also often cheaper than store-bought products!)
I hope I can inspire other to think “More Raw ” and move towards eating and living in a way that is healthy for you.
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- The Idea of Raw Food Diet (socyberty.com)
- New Year, old food issues (purplepersuasion.wordpress.com)
- Native Family Turns to Its Roots to Combat Poor Health and Food Addiction (indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com)
- Massage and Emotional Wellness (everydayhealth.com)
- Hot Flushes Result of Estrogen Addiction (prweb.com)