I started my trial with raw vegan diet in February this year. For the wrong reasons as I realise it nowadays , I was stressed out with work and I was lonely. So all the wrong reasons to start a new diet , after all food was not the causes for all those things.
Anyway, as always, once I was into something, I became obsessed, checking the labels all the time, ask the sales assistants is it 100% raw ( sometimes they do not even know what is 100% raw), bought all the books by raw guru.
And the results, I could say that I feel fantastic, my energy level was sky high and I was spiritually enlightened. Or my job went so well, I got a promotion, all of sudden, I had so many friends in this strange city.
But the reality was not like that. I did find myself physically well, not that I was sick or anything before , I am always very careful about what I eat. And other aspects of my life did not change because I simply switched my diet.
Now 7 months on, the lack of promised results made me think more. So I started reading more articles on long term effects of vegans ( there is not much around about long term effect of raw vegan yet). I did find lots of articles talking about deficiency find in vegan people : protein, B12 , vitamin D etc. I am alarmed . So I did start adding some raw fish in my diet ( sashimi) , and surprisingly they did not make sick or better in this case. But one thing I am surely aware of is, I put more energies and effects in other aspects in my life. More socialising with friends, more hard work in the office. Those actually solved my initial problems.
My point is despite the fact that raw vegan is fairly healthy, it is only part of life and it is not a cure for all the miseries in one’s life or in this world.
For all those die hard 100% out there, good luck and I do hope diet alone can solve all your problems but it surely did not work for me. And I am a much more balanced person as I was before this is for sure.