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05-19-2006, 10:57 PM
Being 100% raw,I have gotten so extremely weak and can hardly get out of bed and when i do i get palpatations.Now in case you have not read any of my other post i do have heart arrythmia and a pacemaker.Is there possibly something i could be missing in my diet.Here is a list of what i eat daily.
2 medium bananas
2 medium apples
1 cup raisens
1 head lettuce
1 cup broccali
1 pint strawberries
If anyone can look over this and see what i am doing wrong.IMy body needs alot of calories or i get fatigue,I am eating around 2000 calories is that not enough.
05-19-2006, 11:05 PM
i was having problems with getting very weak. my body was so heavy and my mind was very cloudy. I'm getting much better now. I went to see a raw vegan Dr. who sugested I up my protien so I started to consume more nut milks and bought some hemp powder. I also started a multi vitimin. he though mabye my body wasn't digesting the nutrients from my food. so he put me on some herbs to help heal my digestive system. he also wanted me to take some enzymes with my food. which i haven't started yet. I started the multi 4 days ago and I already feel much better. some may tell you it's just detox I woudl be weary of that. although it just might be that. I just know for me I was so weak I couldn't go to work and it was a desk job. and this has helped. hope you feel better soon
05-19-2006, 11:06 PM
how long have you been 100% RAW?
I see no greens, except the head of lettuce, what kind of lettuce, as ice burg has no food value, you need spinach, romaine, kale, etc.
I also see no nuts or seeds, no grains, and only one item with oils, which is an avocado, I see no salt either.
no wonder you are weak, I'd say you need alot more food than what you are eating, I also see no veggies except brocolli, I'd say you have an imbalance in your foods, alot of sugar in the fruits too, what you are eating is quite a bit of high glycemic foods.
I'd add some nuts and seeds, and some sprouted grains, salt and spices, and some spinach and romaine and kale, maybe some squash, and tomatoes, some olive oil or flax seed oil or coconut oil too.
05-19-2006, 11:31 PM
I do eat salt,kinda alot of salt if you ask me.I did not mention the salt becaause i have it with my water cause i have low blood pressure.
I hate veggies and i have to force myself to eat them,I eat a head of romaine.
should i add more calories to what im already eating?
I also was eating nuts but cut back because of the fact of not knowing which ones really were 100% raw.
I can not sprout any grains because i can never seem to make anything right.Thats why i only eat whole foods and dont bother to make anything fancy.
05-19-2006, 11:53 PM
I'd certainly drop all the sugars in the fruits,
and eat some low glycemic fruits instead, like tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and add in some sprouts, you can just add them to a salad, alfalfa is everywhere, and so is bean sprouts, they will give you some additonal nutrients, and are low glycemic.
all the banans, mango, oranges, raisins, apples, watermelon and strawberries are all high glycemic foods, and will cause a super low in blood sugar about 2 hours after you eat them.
05-20-2006, 05:36 AM
Fruit intake has to be decreased considerably and veggie/green intake increased big time.
Also what kind of salt are you using?
05-20-2006, 06:57 AM
Please, only coarse celtic sea salt. Expensive, but it's about your health and happiness. Regular white sea salt is horrific! Google celtic sea salt. It will be a real eye opener for anyone still using the cr_ _ salt.
05-20-2006, 08:31 AM
With having something like a pacemaker, you're best to speak with your specialists and have blood work done WHILE going along this raw process.
Seek your docs if you're tired. Your electrolytes could be all out of wack as well as a truck load of other heart related imbalances.
This is a raw food support board and there are no doctors here. Even if there were, no doctor would give advice to you based on an internet forum, especially with the conditions you already have. You might want to consider gaining advice about this from your care givers. They have your history and will know if its the diet or something going wrong with your pacemaker or other conditions.
This is a wonderful forum but not a substitute for medical advice on an already existing medical condition.
05-20-2006, 10:55 AM
RP...do you mean in general people should lower their fruit intake or just this poster? Some people are fruitarians and...that would cause a problem lol :p
05-20-2006, 11:00 AM
Just this poster as that is what was asked, I eat tons of fruit, but I don't have her symptoms.
Also, I eat alot of lower glycemic fruits.
tomatoes, cucumbers, squash
I think if you are eating lots of high glycemic fruits you will have some issues, everything in moderation, Everything, even moderation in moderation. LOL
05-20-2006, 11:58 AM
I eat pink salt from the himalayas.
Is this a good salt to use?
Or does it have to only be celtic?
Thanks guys for the replies
I did have my blood work checked about 2 weeks ago so i will find out those results next week
05-20-2006, 12:04 PM
I would think the salt that Alissa sells would be the best, after all she sells it, it is here:
it is the course grey Celtic Sea Salt, that is the only salt we use.
I've seen and tasted the Himalyan pink salt and I've heard about the Redmond salt, I would think as long as it isn't highly processed like table salt, it is probably good for you.
although I've had the same 1 pound bag of Celtic Sea Salt for over 15 years, that tells you how much salt I use. LOL
05-20-2006, 12:14 PM
thank rawpreistess i will get the salt that alissa sells just so i know for sure that its not processed.Thank you for your help.
05-21-2006, 02:16 AM
i'd kick the salt completely and increase the calories from sweet fruit if necessary and see if that has any beneficial effect.
perhaps logging your dietary intake and figuring your caloric requirements on a free tool such as nutridiary.com or fitday.com might be helpful.
there are many conflicting ideas on overt salt, and you will get lots of advice (ie: "it's a poison!", "no, it's a cure!"). all we can do is gather information from all angels the best we can and then make our own educated decisions and experiment. you are your own doctor, just be a responsible one.
05-21-2006, 02:40 AM
I don't know you, but you are not your own doctor :eek: , and you already have a serious and lifethreathening health problem. If you are going to be responsible, as one poster here has said, I agree with others who have suggested getting your blood work and electrolytes, and eating a lot less high glycemic fruit, and eating more low sugar fruit, a lot more veg, and nuts and grains etc.!!!
As for raw or not raw nuts, as a rule if its says raw nuts on the package you can eat it, or to find out for yourself try sprouting it. I certainly have bought almonds from my 7-11 that said they were raw on the package, soaked and (yes!) sprouted them to make almond milk.
Relax about the raw thing, it's not about depriving yourself or being perfect.And you need a lot more calories.
Good luck and I hope you feel better. ;)
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