Hi raw friends,
I'm not typically a moaner and I'm really pleased to have found the raw lifestyle and want to stick with it 100%, But I am having some terrible problems and I was wondering if this is classed as normal, or if any of you have experienced any of these whilst going through detox (this is my 17th day being round about 95% raw).
I'm suffering with:
TERRIBLE skin which is itchy and dry with bleeding spots. Not just on my face either. All over! I have spots on my bum!
SEVERE bleeding gums with bad breathe. Last night my mouth was throbbing in pain!
COURSE dry hair which is itching me like crazy!
PAINFUL constipation (not going for 4 days in a row)which was relieved yesterday by a natural laxative but this is not something I want to continue with obviously. Someone recommended oxy powder for constipation so I may try that. Anyone else tried it? To be honest, before going raw I went to the toilet at least twice a day.
SORE bloodshot eyes which are really dry and are not watering often at all!
SHORT sharp temper which is driving my family nuts!
Now, I'm not expecting miracles with raw, neither am I doing this to lose weight (although that is always a bonus!) but I honestly wasn't expecting to feel this bad and it is worrying me.
The annoying thing is, I'm enjoying eating naturally and considering I was a junk food queen who ate meat, I am not having cravings for sweet food and find the whole process very easy to adapt to.
I've looked on here for answers but it doesn't seem many people are experiencing these symptoms and so I wanted to bring it to light and hopefully get some advice!
Here is a sample of my daily menu if this helps: (This is pretty much the same every day).
Breakfast: Banana, blueberry and strawberry smoothie
Snack: Grapes or plum
Lunch: Salad with kos or romaine lettuce, spring onions(green onions), tomatoes, cucumber, sweetcorn, red onion, red pepper, celery, garlic and topped with sauce of pureed sun dried tomatoes, tomato, olive oil and garlic
Snack: carrots or celery with organic (cooked) hummus - this is the only thing I eat cooked, hence why I said I'm 95%.
Dinner: Same salad as lunch
Snack - a few strawberries, sometimes small handful of organic walnuts.
Now to me, this seems pretty good and I'm not eating any of the typical transitioning foods but my body is reacting terribly. The constipation worries me most as the toxins are not being removed efficiently.
I know it's only day 17, so maybe you feel I should have patience..?
Thank you kindly!