I have struggled wih numerous digestion issues for years, which all doctors wrote off as IBS. Their solution? Eat more All-Bran. So I did…and just got sicker and sicker. I was losing a massive amount of weight because food went straight through me and eating was such a painful experience. I couldn’t leave my room to go to class and sports which I once loved, became too physically taxing. I had every single test done imaginable. All came back negative. I was miserable.
I finally decided to take matters into my own hands and picked up Brendan Brazier’s book, The Thrive Diet, last summer. The book included several raw recipes that peaked my interest as well as information about the detriments of wheat, dairy, and animal products. I had already cut out dairy and animal products because I figured I was lactose intolerant and was ethically against eating animals. So, I figured that gluten and corn may be the reamining culprits.
After finishing the book, I became about 98% raw overnight. All my symptoms vanished. I felt spiritual for the first time in my life and looked forward to every day with such excitement.