I decided to post a little intro on this site to hopefully gain some more motivation to go raw. Last month, I was planning on going 30 days raw. I made it through two, and then developed the flu. It may have been detox, but whatever it was I felt horrible, and resorted to old sad foods. I want to give it another go though and stick with it regardless of any illness that may develop, because I know it will be better on the other side. Maybe this time, being a little more informed, supported, and ready for the detox that may occur. I am excited though. I have spent a lot of time the past two months gathering information, reading testimonials to the amazing power of raw foods, and watching videos on youtube that also attest to this. I mostly want to go raw because I am a firm believer in constantly trying to achieve the best possible health and doing the best possible things for one's body. It is your tool, that helps you live your wonderful life, so it should be treated with the utmost respect, right? I also want to go raw because I am hoping that it may help with some health ailments I've had over the past year or so. About a year ago I started to develop chronic sinus infections and eczema. I've been to countless drs. Naturopaths, allergists, and regular mds, who all say either its an allergy to mold or wheat or dairy. I've tested postive for all at one point or another and tried to avoid all at one point or another, and tried this pill or that supplement, or this cream, and nothing works. I'm frustrated and hoping that giving my body a chance to detox and eat fresh, unprocessed foods, will get it back to a health state. I've also been battling chronic fatigue and some bad irritability and depression on and off.
So...that's my story. I think in a week or so, after some holiday madness passes, I'm going to do the master cleanse and then start off on the raw food way. I'm only looking into colonics. My sister, who also has had some health issues, strongly recommended them.
Any tips, motivation, or anyone who has any of the above health ailments, I would love your advice, stories, etc. Also, any advice on how to deal with boyfriends, family, friends, and people in general who aren't super supportive would be great.