03-01-2005, 08:24 PM
I have been lurking through the recipes posted, trying to learn what kinds of foods can be considered part of the raw life -- and I am a little confused. I am doing my two week transition to raw and just want to make sure I understand: Are things like sea salt, Braggs liquid aminos, vinegar, etc. all okay on a 'raw' diet? I ask only to understand. And, because I have arthritis that is very sensitive to foods, I can tell the morning after I eat something that it is 'bad' for me because I hurt so much I can barely move. If I eat only raw fruits and vegetables for a week, I feel fabulous and can move about like a normal person. If, however, I try anything out of a box, bag, can or jar, I am in agony the next day. Braggs makes things taste so good - but, OUCH! the next morning. Tahini and sea salt are wonderful, too, but then OUCH! again. Has anyone else had a similar experience? Or has anyone who has been raw for some time ever had any allergic reaction to any foods or packaged 'raw' items? Or did going raw clear up any allergies or arthritis for anyone?