Hey Everyone! I’m a huge advocate of alternative medicine and of course organic food. My diet has changed immensely in the past several years- I went from eating the typical SAD diet to an anti-candida diet and transitioning to all organic food. I’ve been eating almost exclusively vegetarian with the occassional org meat here and there and the unfortunate ice cream binges I got for the past two years. My health history is complex to say the least- I had evidently developed a candida/leaky gut, multiple food allergies, adrenal fatigue, and massive unintentional weight loss to say the least. So, when a friend first introduced to me to the concept of eating all raw and all its benefits it definitely intrigued me but I had my reservations and questions. Especially as my reason to go raw would hardly be to lose weight as I am am already 114 lbs more or less. Up until this point I had been juicing fresh organic vegetables 1+ a day on a daily basis, eating gluten- free grains, and little to no prepackaged or processed foods. Oddly enough- my skin this last year- took a drastic turn- breaking out more and more especially around the chin,jaw, and a couple on the cheeks. I had resolved together with practioners the leaky gut and put back on at least some of the weight I lost and was able to maintain it. Yet digestive problems – bloating, gas, oral thrush, constipation, diarrhea, fatigue, brittle nails, etc still plagued me. A new raw food friend- encouraged me to undergo a series of colonics- that he was sure would clear my skin up and encouraged me to transition to more and more raw food. I began doing the colonics- and sure enough- stuff was eradicated from inside- my skin got worse and I began to doubt, I lost a couple pounds, and I was not too energetic. Experiencing continued insomnia. I was constipated or having repeated diarrhea b/t sessions too. I was also getting nausea/headaches frequently and only a little food fills me up. I’m still pushing through and giving the benefit of the doubt at times as cooked food doesnt even sound good to me anymore. I found out- I’ve lost about 6 pounds recently since going raw and my family and doctors keep saying – I’m not getting enough calories and will continue to lose weight if I dont change anything. My bowel movements are still minimal and too soft and unformed to come out on their own most of the time and/or undigested food present. I recently took the step of taking out the foods against my blood type that my colon hydrotherapist thought was further inducing symptoms too and increasing my water intake, continuing taking digestive enzymes, now msm powder, probiotics, green food, etc. I would appreciate anyone’s thoughts and suggestions. Best Regards.