Hello – I’d really appreciate your help; I have been 100% raw vegan (for past 3 weeks; four weeks prior to this 80% raw vegan; and 15 years prior to that a veggie, but ate dairy). I eat mostly dark green leaves, avocadoes, tomatoes and cucumber (and soaked nuts and sprouts). Trying to avoid all other fruits though….
This is because I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (had symptons for last year or so) and my yoga teach recommended an ‘alkaline’ diet – which is how I initially found out about raw food.
I’ve read that sugar feeds disease (the first book I read was ‘the pH miracle’ by Robert Young – and as some of you may know, he says to avoid fruit at all costs…
But since I’ve been reading other books and posts on this site (every day since my transition!) I’ve seen that others who have disease do eat fruit …
Sometimes I really crave fruit, and then I have a massive fruit binge!!! But because my symptoms (which I won’t go into here, but aren’t very nice) haven’t gone yet, I then worry that it was because of the fruit I’ve eaten.
I also get migraines (they have significantly improved since changing my diet) – but still getting about one a week.
What are your thoughts on fruit and disease? I’ve read a lot that it’s best to ‘listen to our bodies’ – but to be honest, I’m not quite there yet… Just focusing on eating raw and making sure i’m getting lots of nice things to eat is where I’m at at the mo:)
Thank you so much for any feedback. Love, Kaye