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  • Some things to consider: Are you eating "rougher" veggies raw like brocolli, carrots, califlower and such? I like them raw, but they bother my stomach if I eat alot of them. Another question to think on- did this start only after you went raw? (rela…
    in Stomach Ulcers Comment by sisterbecky
  • Yes, her English is good:-) I'd like to add the suggestion of introducing something gentler (though I like kale and brocolli). Kale and brocolli are rougher vegetables. You may need to get your digestive system use to that type of food instead of pl…
  • AVL, They test are liver enzymes at work because of some of the chemicals we work with. (but I don't believe you work in a factory?) This sounds very unusual. I don't know if there is anything raw in excess that could cause it. I would definately le…
  • Cooking causes some foods to lose vitamins, and makes some veggies more edible. (That is one of the reasons why I do the high raw and not 100%- but you can do 100% and it works). I eat a big salad of greens, raw fruit. But, many times I lightly stea…
  • Rawspice, If something is out of alignment, most likely muscle relaxers and anti-inflammatory medicine won't fix it (not that those things are bad to get you through till you get fixed up. I know some people have issues with chiropractors- but if yo…
  • That leaves you with plenty to eat still! There are so many different fruits. Try a fruits you've never tried before. For me, slicing them up in a fruit salad give me a whole different experience than just eating them by themselves. You may not be t…
  • The B-12 question is a very important one. Here's an excellent link about B-12: http://www.veganhealth.org/articles/everyvegan/#is (It's off of a vegan site, so don't think it's propaganda from the meat or dairy industry) The basics: If you do not e…
  • I was fortunate that, though my mother is a bit shy and reserved (that's just how she was raised) she was still a "mothering" mother in her own way. So, I don't really have a list of books for your situation that I could recommend. I did come across…
    in emotional Comment by sisterbecky
  • Oh, and a late Happy Birthday!
    in emotional Comment by sisterbecky
  • Sweet, Why your mom is that way could be so many reasons (or combinations of them). Maybe her parents where not very nurturing (she never learned how to nurture), she could be depressed or have other emotional or mental issues. Sometimes we just don…
    in emotional Comment by sisterbecky
  • Hi Nicole, Just my opinion mind you. I've been married for over 20 years, but that doesn't make me a marital expert by any means. But, this is what I've learned from it: Trying to change someone is not a good idea. Even bad eating habits. (and relig…
  • Leafygreen, cats are obligatory carnivores. Your neighbor's cat is only doing what it's meant to do. I love cats, have three of them myself. But, they hunt. It's what they do. Sorry:-( Best bet, if it bothers you, is to not have the baths. Sorry:-(
  • How long since your last bowel movement? A few days isn't such a big deal (though sounds very uncommon for all the fruits and veggies. If it's like a week that's something different? Nothing down there hurts? You can still eat? If it hurts when you …
  • I third the adding greens and such to your diet. Fruit and califlower isn't enough. Fruits good, but you need more than fruit and a little califlower.
  • Mcalohan, For a quick reference on the whole gorilla thing: http://www.vrg.org/nutshell/omni.htm Humans, evolutionary wise are set up to be omnivores (basically, we eat whatever we can find that doesn't outright kill us). You can CHOOSE to be vegeta…
  • I agree with the suggested slow approach! Add a salad to a small cheese pizza. Heck, add a salad to anything. Have some fruit with breakfast. That kind of stuff. You can go "cold turkey" if you want- but your digestive system may rebel. Your body is…
  • Erin fo raw, I say give it a try! There's been a turning of the tide it seems away from gourmet towards the high fruit and greens (high fruit/low fat). If that didn't work for you, try the higher fat. Listen to your body, and adjust accordingly. You…
  • Nicolette, why do you feel the need to do a water fast? It's not my business, but something you may want to question. Especially if you are underweight, I would think your focus should be more on properly nourishing yourself.
  • I would guess it's the lower fat too. As Kitty suggested- up your fat a bit.
    in Chapped lips Comment by sisterbecky
  • As Kitty suggested, blood work sounds like a good thing to do. I metioned thyroid to another poster (she had similar problems) and it did remind me of something I have been finding reports of on the internet. From what I understand, traditionally wh…
  • If your thyroid isn't working properly, simply eating raw may not fix the problem. I know there are books out about diets for thyroid health- though I am not aware of what the diet consists of. (Possibley you have already checked into this?) But, th…
  • My suggestion, visit your doctor and have a blood test done. Maybe it is a thyroid problem, or a deficiency (though being raw vegan, I would wonder if it's from that recent change?) It may be coincidence and nothing you are "doing wrong."
  • I don't know much about sprouts, to be honest with you. But mixing nuts and fruit- I'm the same way as you, I can mix nuts and fruit with no problem.
  • Sweet, some people like to monomeal for digestion. But, I tend to be like you, I like the combos:-) My suggestion, if it doesn't bother your digestion, mix whatever you like. There is, I'm sure some guidelines for food combiding, but I wouldn't let …
  • Rawgrapefruit, I agree, I can see Raw Lizards and Renee's points. Maybe your wording was better in explaining what I was trying to express to Vagabond. I believe this conversation is very interesting, and important. But, once you start questioning "…
    in Meat Comment by sisterbecky
  • Vagabond, My intentions were not to keep you from expressing your views, or to tell you what was appropriate on the site. I was just prefacing my answer (that yes, I felt you could eat healthy even though you eat meat) with an aknowledgement that I …
    in Meat Comment by sisterbecky
  • Vagabond, I'm vegetarian and this is a vegan site. So, I will try to be honest, yet keep the conversation appropriate for this site. As far as health studies go, the healthiest people are people who eat predominately a plant based diet (that does no…
    in Meat Comment by sisterbecky
  • My suggestion, transition slowly. Add fruit to your breakfast, big salads to each meal, stuff like that. Don't feel you need to go cold turkey. Just start upping your raw, and see how you feel. If you have trouble keeping your weight up on all raw (…
  • Megan, It sounds like you are on your way to getting healthy! Congrads on the 62 pounds! I have tea tree oil, but never tried orally using it. Though some sites suggest using it in a mouth rinse, one medical site I found advised very strongly agains…
  • Oh, and for the cold. Could be just a cold. If you think not, try backing off a little on the raw, and take a slower transition to 100% (if that's what you are aiming for).