View Full Version : canker sores and raw foods? help!
07-01-2006, 08:39 AM
I have been on raw foods since november. Shortly after i became all raw, I developed canker sores (mouth ulcers). I was in the process of reading 12 steps to raw foods, when this happened. Victoria said that one symptom of detox is canker sores. Approximately 76% of people experience them for a time. However, it has been over six months, and i am still suffering! There never goes a day when I do not have at least one in my mouth. I am at a loss! I have some bee propolis that helps shorten the duration, however, I am so fed up with this! I hope you guys can offer some info. that I maybe have overlooked. I thought of defecencies, the b-vitamins and amino acids and all that. So far supplemantation has not proved relief. Sometimes I comtemplate going off raw just to see if it truly is a detox symptom. If so, then being cooked would make them go away. I would definatley go back raw once I knoew the true origin the them. Any advice here?
07-01-2006, 11:13 AM
Hi Summergrogen, I know that in traditional chinese medicine this is a sign of poor digestion. I'm not sure if I was much help but could be an indication of the canker sore as it's an ongoing issue.
07-01-2006, 01:49 PM
Do you eat alot of oranges or drink alot of oj? or maybe fruits the culprit?
I know for me when I drink oj I get them from time to time.
If that's the case try do drink or eat less of them ???? good luck
07-01-2006, 04:50 PM
Please post what you eat. It would be helpful.
07-02-2006, 11:19 PM
well, on an average day, it would be something like this:
coconut water & meat
lots of salads! with Olive oil and herbs for dressing
grapes, mangoes, apples, cantelope
i do avoid citrus because it aggravates the sores already present. deep down i feel like it is my liver. i cannot say for sure, but i feel like my liver/gallbladder might not be able to handle the load of detox that my body is/was going through. before raw, i used to take this herbal supplement called liver/gallbladder rejuvinator. every time without fail, by the fourth or fifth day of taking it, i would develope a canker sore! i am putting 1 and 1 together, and thinking that it has to do with those organs, and detoxing from a sad diet to a raw diet! that maybe my body just cannot detox at a regular pace. i also thought that i might not be getting enough nutrients from my daily intake of foods. i am just so out of sorts about the whole matter! it really spoils eating great foods. just cause of the pain they cause me. i really do appreciate those of you who responded!!
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