View Full Version : 8 days raw and cold?
02-07-2005, 05:48 PM
Well, I'm doing pretty well, having discerned that my intestines turned to liquid the other day because I'm reacting to all the bad stuff I'm no longer eating (detoxing...) but what I haven't seen in print or on the web is anyone saying that they are having trouble staying warm. Is this normal? Will it stay that way? I've ordered Alissa's book but the spiral slicer showed up first and I have to wait patiently for the book and DVD... So if anyone can give a hint, here, I'd be grateful I'm walking around with a jacket at work and piled up with sweats and fleece at home and I even found myself chasing the sunpatch on the floor with my cat this weekend.
So, is not being able to stay warm normal for the first part of the raw journey?
02-07-2005, 07:22 PM
I've had the same problem myself. Exercise always warms me up!
02-07-2005, 07:30 PM
A lot of times raw folks complain of coldness in extremities & all around lowered body temps. Probably it has something to do with our metabolic activitity. I for one know a lot of it has to do with my adrenal glands...
I just dress warmer, and like Allison says, get your blood pumping!:) THere are a lot of warming teas and the like that can help. I like ginger tea, and that seems to help. It seems worse when it is cold outside. Sometimes I sleep in fleece.
It is common though, and happens a lot when one is thinner, or has low body fat.
02-07-2005, 07:38 PM
I use red hot pepper flakes in my salad. The spice really adds heat.
(This is my first post!)
02-07-2005, 07:39 PM
Yep - I'm experiencing being colder as well. Right now I'm zinging between rawfood cold and hot flashes - so it is quite the experience. But that is a whole other issue ...
Actually, I didn't notice being cold right away, it being summer and all when I started. But now that winter has hit, and I've lost 30 pounds, it is noticeable. Ditto on exercise - it helps a lot. I am dressing in more layers this winter and that seems to help a lot as well. Also, I find if I eat 'spicy' food, it helps, so I've been eating a lot of very hot salsa.
02-07-2005, 07:51 PM
I am finding through reading other people's experiences and from my own, that this IS something that can occur when one first goes raw. I recall experiencing it, but for the most part, I don't have that happen anymore. In fact, there are times I'm in here complaining how warm it is! But like it's been suggested, try warm (finger-comfy) soups and spicy foods to warm you from the inside...and of course, exercise ;)
02-07-2005, 08:58 PM
i get really cold too...i'm pissing my sister off cause i keep turning the heat up to 24C...speaking of which...i'm freezing...gonna go put on a sweater brrrrrrrrr...i think it's normal at first...they did studies that found that rawfoodists body temperature is about 1 and half degrees lower than cooked foodists because our bodies don't have to work as hard to digest food (i think that's why...maybe i'm getting my facts mixed up:)
02-07-2005, 10:41 PM
Yeah, add spicy stuff to your food like cayenne, ginger, etc. Warm slightly (finger touch) food. Don't use an electric blanket, it's bad for you (all the electricty on your body). Get some of the rice socks and put them in the micro (if you still use it) and put around your neck. I also have foot socks like that that work.
02-08-2005, 03:25 AM
Thanks, folks. Good to know it's normal. My exercise routine is tied to my commute--biking--so there's a little burst there, twice a day. I'll try also adding a little heat to the dishes, spice-wise. You all are great.
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