I am interested in starting a raw food diet, for a few reasons.....
I have numerous food intolerances. Soy and dairy cause severe depression, moodswings,and crying spells. Wheat and gluten cause horrible itching skin,hives, fatigue,and severe brain fog and learning problems. Food dyes (even in medicines) cause me to be really hyper and get on everyone's nerves, can't sleep,etc. Running out of things to eat, I bought a can of pumpkin puree and mixed some rice milk, coconut oil, and some spices in it, and within one hour, I was literally losing it on my husband, and had to go to bed, I was so depressed all of a sudden! I have an appointment with an allergist in a couple of weeks, so maybe they can give me a better idea of all the things I am intolerant to.
I'm really having a hard time finding things to eat that I can tolerate, and seem to be developing more and more food intolerances all the time!
I have a lot of health problems. Type 1,insulin dependent diabetic. Hypertension, Hypothyroid, Fibromyalgia, very acidic body...can't eat or drink anything acidic without it causing pain all through my body. Chronic fatigue syndrome. Candida and parasites. Heavy metal overload (I have had fillings removed though).
I have a friend who developed breast cancer, and she went on a raw food diet, and juiced, and the cancer went away! Praise God! After a couple of years of being raw, she went back to eating normally, and the cancer came back in her colon. She went raw and juiced again,and the cancer again went away...by the grace of God!
So that tells me, along with reading about the health success that other people have had, that a raw food diet can help with a lot of conditions, as well as detoxing your body.
What is holding me back.....
I do not have the TIME to make all these fancy recipes at all, and would seriously get burnt out on fruit all the time. I eat apples every day, but cannot imagine them for a MEAL.
Can someone point me to a site for some quick, easy recipes that would keep for at least a couple of days, so that I would not have to prepare all the stuff every morning? There is no way I could do this-I normally eat driving down the road, I'm so disorganized and late, everywhere I go! lol
Are there any read made Raw foods that I can buy, to eat? I have heard that Larabars are raw, as well as a few other energy bars...but those are snacks...what about real food, like for lunch, etc.?
Also,what is something that I can carry with me that is sweet, that I can eat when my blood sugar goes low? Normally I carry small pieces of hard candy in my purse,but what is a raw alternative that will not melt all in my pockets?
Thanks for your responses! I look forward to meeting everyone here! God bless!