had to go back to cooked - can someone help?
@greenwood, yeah i got the coconuts from the chinese supermarket. they were nice, only one had slightly turned and the water didn't taste so good but i didn't eat the meat from that one.
i don't think it was fat/bile then as no tan/pale stools. must've been a bug of some kind
angela and matt monarch do a video on how to make kraut, that was the one i followed. it was soooo easy but yeah the only thing you need is time :)
Thanks for the link Ceidren- I don't fancy it after reading what it is- too salty for me. I use little salt.
"@greenwood, yeah i got the coconuts from the chinese supermarket. they were nice, only one had slightly turned and the water didn't taste so good but i didn't eat the meat from that one. i don't think it was fat/bile then as no tan/pale stools. must've been a bug of some kind"
Sounds like it was some kind of virus then- hope you are fully recovered?
Yep I'm absolutely back on form thanks for asking.
I got an email yesterday from Kevin Gianni and he mentioned about digestion can become weaker over time with a raw food diet - food for thought...
So if the digestion gets weaker ,what are you supposed to eat?
I don't know if it is related at all, but last year, both my husband and I got an intestinal flu bug that started with nasty tasting burps, nausea and diarrhea and we both experienced about the same thing... 3-5 days of feeling flu-ish, then it was almost TWO MONTHS before we felt back to normal. I was thinking... is it possible that if something similar started your problem (a bug invasion), maybe cooked food was easier on your system because the fiber was already broken down and it didn't have to work as hard to digest it?
I've had the "flu" before, but this was the first time that it held on so long...
Glad to hear you are feeling better now.
Yeah I was speaking with a lady tonight that said she's just getting over a gastric bug and I thought oh maybe that's what I had. Yeah the cooked food was definitely easier to digest. I think that even though there is information out there that raw food is easier to digest, I'm not sure this is the case for everyone. Some people find it easier to digest cooked foods because they are so broken down.
Wow 2 months is a long time - did you feel rotten that whole time? I'd be beside myself if I was still feeling ill...
I have been 90% raw for about 6 years. Since last September my physical condition began to deteriorate. I was gaining weight, belching constantly, feeling depressed, had elevated blood pressure. My diet was good enough to cure my husband's Crohn's disease, but it wasn't working for me.
In desperation I consulted a shiatsu practitioner and a holistic nutritionist for a metabolic scan. Since 8/21 I have been eating for my metabolism and blood type and feel better than I have in many months. My weight & BP have gone down, the belching has abated, my outlook has brightened - all this in just a few days!
According to the various sources and charts, most of the foods I was consuming are not right for me. Seeds, nuts, nightshades, sprouts, coconut - stuff I love and used in some marvelous creations - not right for me.
It is sad to be advised to eat lots of animal products, but I simply do not want to live out the rest of my life feeling like crap. It had gotten so bad that I was thinking of starting to dig my grave as I have a spot picked out and we are permitted to be buried on our own land.
I would suggest metabolic evaluation and taking into consideration one's blood type if eating raw isn't making you feel good. Obviously, a nutritional path that is right for one person may be entirely wrong for another person.
Wow, Ponygirl. If I was eating mostly seeds, nuts, nightshades, sprouts, and coconut, I wouldn't feel well, either. I would try simplifying your diet to include fruit and leafy greens.
Thanks so much for sharing. That's really interesting to hear your experience after six years of raw. I think it's very easy for people to say there is one way, but that doesn't tend to be the experience I hear about.
I'm so glad you've found something that works for you.