I have had "mysterious" health issues for the past year: frequent nausea, very low energy, way low appetite, etc. In January I was diagnosed with an allergy to milk protein along with a gazillion air-borne allergies. After that I self-diagnosed an allergy to soy, eggs, and garbanzo beans. Now, I know enough about allergies to know that an otherwise "healthy" adult does not suddenly develop food allergies. That's just not the way the immune system works. I always like to solve things with food first, so I did a little digging (actually a lot of digging). I found the GenoType diet (which is similar to the blood type diet but more specific and way better). It is the only thing that has helped. My wheezing and other reactions to air-borne allergies have decreased and my tolerance for my food allergens has increased. My appetite has returned full-force and my energy is back where it was (not great, but functioning). However, I know that I need to head more towards raw foods. It's hard to explain why, just a gut feeling.
Here's the problem, though. I have a huge sweet tooth, and I can't stand vegetables. However, the list of fruits that I should be eating on my Geno Type diet has only one (one!!) sweet fruit: apples. The rest is stuff like lemons and cranberries. I've had green smoothies and I enjoy them when they are sweet enough, but I know I could not last even one day with the only thing I'm allowed to eat being lemons, apples, and nasty greens.
So, my question is this: has anyone out there been on the blood-type diet or something similar and then transitioned to raw food? Did you have adverse reactions when you ate "forbidden" fruits or veggies? I'm probably willing to risk it, but I'd like to know ahead of time what I'm getting into, if possible.
Also, if you have any advice for how to get started with a cheap blender, a cheap food processor and no dehydrator, (and no money to buy new appliances at present) I'd love to hear it (or read it :) ).