From the Raw Brahs…
From the Raw Brahs…
I just saw Kristina’s video on how her eyes changed color after going raw.
They went from brown to blueish-green with a little bit of brown left.
Anyone else experienced something similar? I don’t mean necessarily because of eating raw food, but maybe other diet or changes.
My own color became more yellow-greenish during the years, and less brown.
Have you ever considered that everything out there is wrong diet wise? all the paleo ,low carb ,Raw ,Vegan ,Vegetarian and the whole diet dilemma is solved over thousands of years ,it’s fee ,no need for nutritionist , personal trainer ,health shops ,products and books. kept quiet because there is just no money in it?
the industrial revolution ,greed and business wants you to forget what your ancestors ate and transform the food into brands and boxed goods?
Just to stay on topic ,imagine going raw from a really healthy traditional Japanese diet.
any advantages of the Japanese? diet low in allergens less possibility to develop food allergies ,they have no skin rash ,they are lean ,no obesity ,very low heart problems ,cancers. they are full of energy ,sleep well.
side effects: living til 100?…
Advantages of raw ,only short term: same as Japanese (except cancers?)
possible side effects on raw : dry skin ,anhedonia, depression ,bad memory ,constantly irritated bowel, possible death from bowel cancer. losing teeth (!) 17. century kind deficiencies like rickets or pellagra if you aren’t a nutrition expert or pill popper etc. and hundreds more…
So why compare the raw vegan diet to the SAD diet? compare to the traditional Japanese? less excitement isn’t it?
What do you guys think of fish oil supplementing? I used Nordic Naturals for a while when first making major changes to my diet several months back but then I started consuming more animal products and stopped with the fish oil. Now I will be living in a place that serves vegetarian food items (mostly local and organic whole foods though!), though they said once in a great while they have fish…and my dietary needs are so complicated right now…I can’t eat soy, corn, any grains including rice, beans, much fruit, raw vegetables are very hard on my digestion, etc. So this shall be a challenge! I should have access to green juice though I tihnk…also local eggs but I haven’t heard from the farm as to whether or not they feed their chickens soy so we’ll see, kombucha as well. Local grass fed yogurt is available but unfortunately it seems dairy gives me HORRIBLE symptoms. So I am not sure what I am going to eat…steamed vegetables and seaweed? green juice and kombucha….urhhh I am SURE there will be other things available I can eat! Regardless, the point of this is about what you think of fish oil supplements during such a time….worth it?
Sulphur: Mercola (with stephanie seneff) claimed more sulphur is needed in the diets of vegans and that is a reason it leads to ill health eventually(joint deterioration, skin problems, possibly gum problems, etc.). Believing this I am taking a teaspoon of organic sulphur crystals each day. However, I am thinking this might be acidifying and might not be easily assimilated. I experiemented and discovered that I got a good deal of soreness in my joints when off it for a month. Nevertheless my concerns persist. ANy adivce. If you read my profile you will see that I lift weights and run and follow a 50% 801010 50% MCdougall approach to diet and get adequate calories, sleep, relaxation, etc. Any advice would be appreciated.
Is anyone else wondering where our Sam is??
Such a relief to have deleted my account…
I got big problems with insomnia. I’ve had that problem, very long time ago, around 15 yrs ago, when I was not vegan or into a healthy lifestyle… Since then, I have been alright, no sleeping disorders. Then, after one month I was on LFRV, I started to get insomnia again!! I felt wired, my heart was racing, could never feel relaxed or grounded, and slept badly, very little, or not at all. I felt like I was on speed or too much coffee ( I haven’t had a cup of coffee since 10 yrs at least, just because of my former insomnia). I did this LRFV thing for 5-6 month. It got really bad, I got really in bad shape, physically and mentally.
And just a few days ago, a 30 bad member on the forum wrote about her huge problem sleeping, feeling wired, asking of help, she is in a desperate situation… She eats as much fruits as she can, she forces herself to stuff herself with sugary fruits. It just gets worse. The answers?: eat more fruits! eat more!! this is very dangerous cult. Really.
I now eat more cooked, warm food such as potatoes, healthy natural starches, cut down on the fruits, and guess what?… I start sleeping again! Such a relief. I was a wreck.
Another problem: hair loss!! My hair has become much thinner since when I started. 3-4 month after I had started the LFRV diet, I started to loose much more hair than usual. Now it stopped, but I’m not happy with my hair.
I’m not the only one: I checked the before and after pictures they show on a thread at 30 bad and there, you can see among some of them, really obvious thinner hair. specially on the long term ones.
Too much sugar is like a drug for me, it’s like being on speed. Really! I still love fruits, but will not eat them in the same amounts as before. On the before and after pics, you can see on a few of them, some get a harder or different look in their eyes… Like an addict…
I have been interested in health for a long time, because I have had serious problems since childhood. I am not a doctor, but I educate myself. What scares me now is that I have been taking advice from DR, FL, and other members from 30 bad, but THEY HAVE NO CLUE WHAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT!! They are amateurs, it’s really on a hobby level… I,ve been on this health trip far longer then them!!! They are really dangerous with their advice… THEY ARE A BUNCH OF IMMATURE KIDS telling us to do this and that. FL telling us to eat refined pasta in her video, doing her stupid dance. They simplify everything: “carbs water sleep”. It’s all on a very low level.
When I realized that DR had been on this lifestyle for such a short time (he lies in his videos about the number of yrs he’s been doing this), then I knew…! I knew this is not working in the long run , I just knew it… He already starts to look a bit too old… Something is not right…
“The lack of blood pressure increase with age was
suggested to be due to the presence of chronic diseases
and malnutrition 25,26. The authors observed no signs of
malnutrition or protein deficiency in the participants of the
Yanomami sample of the INTERSALT Study; on the contrary,
the authors were impressed by the physical resistance
of the Yanomami Indians, who are used to carrying a lot of
weight through the forest for hours.”
“The Yanomami Indians are evidence that an active
lifestyle with little salt intake is possible. Oliver et al 6 have
reported similar levels of Na+ excretion in Yanomami groups
in Venezuela and have associated them with elevated
plasma levels of renin and aldosterone. These hormonal
adaptations to a very low Na+ intake may play an important
role in maintaining and reabsorbing the Na+ filtered by the
kidneys, and may reflect the human capacity to adapt to a sodium-salt-deficient diet, an adaptation originated in
the predominantly vegetarian diet of human primate ancestors
27. This type of diet prevailed for thousands of years of
human evolution, from nomadic food gatherer to hunter,
before the development of agriculture and animal domestication
and breeding 27,28.”
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Restricting meat, fish, and poultry improved some domains of short-term mood state in modern omnivores. To our knowledge, this is the first trial to examine the impact of restricting meat, fish, and poultry on mood state in omnivores.
Okay, I finally want to invest to heal my poor teeth and I think they could profit from Vitamin D, K2 and A.
Do you supplement these or just rely on your diet? Having been a vegan/veggie for so long and seeing the state of my teeth, I would guess I am very deficient, so I would like to first supplement in bigger doses.
What supplements could be good? I read about Carlson’s lab, Green pasture etc but gee I cannot spend that much. Also, would Ghee be a good source of Vitamin A and K2? Maybe then I could just take that or butter and leave out the cod liver oil since I could make my vitamin D by sunshine. Probably it is more about A and K2 which I am really lacking.
FL says that bananas and dates are the best, we’ve all heard that quite a few times. But when asked about apples, she said no, better not to use apples. Same with papayas.
I can tell you from personal experience, apples and papayas are really great for me. They are actually 2 of my favorite fruits. Even if eaten in quite big quantities. And guess which fruit is the ONLY fruit that will give me a stomach ache if I eat more than 3 or 4? bananas…
Obviously FL thinks she holds some sort of a universal knowledge. What works for her body is a “law of nature”, which has to be strictly followed… She’s got NO CLUE...! She is actually dangerous with her brainless statements.