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    Oh my, my hip joints are aching! I mean full on hurt!!! I'm day 3 in detox. I finally took pain reliever because I can't stand myself. So glad to read above. Thanks for the support.
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  • Cacao-induced Migraine?

    Hello, 3 days ago I took between 1-2 oz of cacao. I think drank alcohol later on stupidly one gin and tonic, 2 summer fruits. I can safely say this has been the worse experience firstly never drink on it. Secondly if you do it make sure to really think about your measurements go Small always. I know the combination isn’t good but since I have had high temperature, paranoia, insomnia, a migraine with awful white flashes. I have struggled sleeping waking up in sweats and getting shooting pains up the left side of my body to my brain. My hands even went into a spazum for a while. Last night when I was trying to sleep my resting heart rate was 100 instead of 60. I know this is self inflicted but I do want to warn anyone taking it that it is a very powerful drug. Dehydration is inevitable I have been trying to drink as much water as possible and it still won’t sort it self out. If anyone knows how long this will last or recommendations to get better please share. X
  • body cleansing and eating

    Hi all. I would like to know which websites should I follow which can give me information regarding detoxing and body cleanse? Could somebody help me out?

  • Week 2 on the Low-Rat Cleanse

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  • Hi everyone!

    Hi there! My name is Carla and I am newbie in this community, like everyone else in this topic.

    I am the old reader of The Rawtarian, but I decided to join it just now. I hope find good people and interesting discussions. So, thank you for attention! 


  • Hi everyone!

    Hey Carla,

    I'm also newbie here as I just discovered this cool community a few weeks ago.

    Let's be friends!!

  • Help! Progesterone Deficient & Excess Estrogen

    Do some research on Shatavari.  It's supposed to do wonders for balancing female hormones.  I just recently started taking it. ;

  • Help! Progesterone Deficient & Excess Estrogen

    To start you need to support your liver and the best way to do this is via bitter herbs on the back of the tongue pre meal. This cleanses the liver and inturn the liver can metabolize the excess hormones. There are many herbs which support the liver and are also bitters so powder form is a good idea. Some examples milk thistle, dandelion, andrographis, gentian etc.

    Supporting the adrenal glands is a good idea with adaptogenic herbs such as schizandra berry, jiaogulan, ashwagandha, siberian ginseng, maca root etc. These also balance hormones and some such as schizandra support the liver. Bee pollen is good for supporting the adrenal glands through its rich vitamin B5 content.

    You may be low on magnesium alot of your symptoms could be attributed to magnesium. The best types are acidified such as magnesium citrate/malate. Magnesium oxide should be avoided as its caustic and neutralizes stomach acid/ant-acid. Transdermal magnesium oil is great also and larger doses can be taken as it doesnt act as a laxative/cause the bowels to move.


  • Help! Progesterone Deficient & Excess Estrogen

    Hello all-

    So I posted a few months ago regarding my sore breasts, wondering if it was because my hormones were out of whack. I didn't get much response and didn't find much online about it...lots of info on menopause, but I'm 30 so I really don't think I'm in pre-menopause stages.

    Anywho, I hadn't thought much about it. Figured I would keep working on my health and that the issues would go away. Well they haven't and they have actually gotten worse.

    My husband and I want to start trying to get pregnant so I've been charting my cycles and wow I've found out a lot!

    From my symptoms I've discovered from charting, I think I may have a progesterone deficiency, excess estrogen and a cortisol deficiency.

    Here are my symptoms:


    brain fog

    tension headaches and neck stiffness (worse the week before my period)

    breast tenderness (2 weeks before my period-it's 1/2 my cycle!)


    Psycho emotions: irritability, anxiety, anger, tearfulness, panicky feelings & agitation. And it's not minor..were talking debilitating emotions that affect my whole life.



    bloating & hand and food swelling

    facial skin discoloration

    bad cramping and heavy periods

    Most of these symptoms start the week before my period, but by charting I've noticed that I have 1 good week a month where I feel really great and normal. Only ONE! That's ridiculous.

    A little history:

    I go anywhere from 50%-99% raw depending on the time of year and such. During the winter I do tend to eat more cooked food although I do strive to eat 100%.

    I was on birth control pills for 10 years from the age of 16-26. I had HORRIBLE, irregular periods when I was younger so I got on the pill to regulate myself. I also think it's important to mention that I grew up on a SAD diet.

    I got off the pill when my husband and I got married because he was "fixed" (he's had a reverse vasectomy now) =) Shortly after we got married, I started having health issues-Many of the symptoms mentioned above.

    I started researching and a few years later I went vegan and then mostly raw.

    The big question I'm asking myself is this- could many of the health issues that have been plaguing me for years be because my hormones have been wacky since I got off the pill? I've realized that my health started to really decline after getting off the pill and I'm wondering if all along, I've been having problems leveling out.

    it's been 5 years since I've been off the pill so I figured that hormones couldn't be an issue, but after charting I know I'm totally out of whack!

    I try to eat a well rounded diet. Organic as often as I can. I grow my own garden 1/2 the year. Eat lots of seaweeds. Have bee pollen, spirulina, chlorella on a regular basis. I have 2-3 liters of green smoothies/green juices daily.

    I've read on other posts that bitter weeds can help and I'm going to try that.

    Does anyone else have suggestions? Has anyone else experienced this?

    I've actually made a call into a mid-wife that I want to use if I ever get pregnant because she is experienced with hormones and natural remedies.

    Otherwise, I'm at a loss. I feel like I'm doing all the right things to get better.

    Thanks so much-