View Full Version : Raw HEALED me-THANK YOU!
01-05-2007, 06:09 PM
I can't let today go by withour REJOICING! It was one year ago TODAY that I fell in my driveway on uneven concrete and watery ice and snapped the neck of my femur causing surgery to implant a titanium plate, rod and 4 screws.....That's bad enough right?...But there's more...It was the very day I was to leave to go to Florida to run both the Disney Half and Full marathons!!!! Instead, I was laid up in the hospital for 5 days and then out of work for 7 weeks! During that time I stayed raw (even in the hospital-they "catered" to me ;) ) and focused on rehabilitation. Doctors said "you may never run again" or "you need some ice cream on your bones" and "you realize you won't be able to get back to running like you used to......BLAH, BLAH, BLAH.... Well, let me tell you the REAL story-my testament to healing with raw food.
I took my first unassisted steps in less than 4 weeks. :p
I "ran" on my treadmill holding the rails just a few days later.
I began running "unassisted" at 5 weeks.
My doctor could not find a trace of the break at my 6 week checkup upon viewing the x-ray (other than the titanium :D )
I ran a Half Marathon 4 1/2 months after my accident.
I ran 2,232 miles in 2006---AFTER MY ACCIDENT :eek: !
I completed 2 half marathons (13.1 miles) and 2 Full Marathons (26.2 miles) in 2006 (since the accident!)
I am running a full marathon NEXT weekend in Phoenix, AZ which will be my 12th ever!
TG I have the support of you all on this forum to thank for prayers, help, and guidance this past year!!!
Don't let anyone tell you you are wrong to be raw. I feel like I am living proof that it works! Stay raw and become all that you can be!
01-05-2007, 07:17 PM
Wow Di! Thank you so much for sharing! Was there an article written about you in a magazine? I remember reading a story that sounded almost exactly like yours although I don't remember it saying anything about raw (I'm pretty sure I wasn't raw when I read that though so I don't know).
You are an amazing woman!
Oh do you think you could share an example of just how you ate/eat that healed your bones and such so wonderfully?
thank you and thank you again for sharing :)
01-05-2007, 07:22 PM
Wow - you have hit some major accomplishments this year for someone with NO injury...but the fact the you managed all of that after such a major setback is truly astounding! Great job!! So happy to hear that raw has healed you so magically. :o
01-05-2007, 07:34 PM
I would also like to know what you eat!
I am happy for you!
Create a day of love and light!
01-05-2007, 09:00 PM
I am clapping , jumping up and down...WAHOO !!!!!!!!! :D
01-05-2007, 09:10 PM
WOW!! That is absolutely amazing to hear!! YOU RAWK!!
01-06-2007, 09:17 AM
LunarFay-I wish they WOULD write an article about my recovery somewhere like Runner's World/other magazines so I could profess the powers of raw food....Maybe I'll work on a story for a magazine and just submit it!!! :p Then we'll all be looked up to as raw crusaders!!!
So, here is chapter 1!!!
People have asked me about my diet and how I was able to heal so well. Well, for starters I stayed 100% raw throughout my recovery. I also consulted my chiropractor (ARNICA HELPS INFLAMMATION AND HEALING) and the owner of our local HFS to help figure out what I could do as far as homeopathic remedies...I concocted a tea of ((searching memory :confused: )) comfrey, horsetail, dandelion, milk thistle, ???? I know ther were others???.....anyway, that helped....oh, and a tidbit here straight from Tonya Zavista who actually CALLED me during my recovery.....coumadin (warfarin) was a RX I had to take for blood thinning post-op but due to high vit. K intake in my diet they kept increasing my dose.....not a good thing :o ...so she helped me out and I started eating LOTS OF CANTALOUPE!!!!! WHICH DECREASED MY NEED FOR COUMADIN and I actually stopped taking it and ate MORE cantaloupe and spoofed the blood test (remember that for future reference!) I also listened to my body while recovering...I craved so I ate a lot of pineapple which is good for inflammation. I used turmeric (also good for inflammation) on EVERYTHING! and I stretched + did rehabilitative exercises EVERY DAY! I stopped going to PT after 3 weeks and started going to the YMCA (with my cane!) I think my preinjury shape helped me bounce back too....
Psychologically I did not ALLOW my injury to get me "down" as everyone thought it would. I believe there is a reason for everything. My injury taught me to respect and appreciate my body. It also taught me to relax in my outlook and "go with the flow" more. Moreover, IT ABSOLUTELY CONVINCED ME TO STAY STRONG IN MY CONVICTIONS ABOUT RAW FOOD. I don't face much skepticism from those who know me anymore and for those I just get to know my injury/recovery is a pretty staunch selling point and I think it's convinced others to follow suit! So, if I can lead some others down the "raw path" good for me and good for the human race, right?
As far as my current condition/diet....Now,I eat a pretty high fruit diet with some supplementation in my juices/smoothies in the form of Alissa's Maca powder + "Perfect Food" from Garden of Life and GOL probiotics + Alissa's enzymes for nutrient absorption. I don't really take any other supplements and prefer to get my nutrition from my foods. The probiotics & enzymes act as catalysts for better nutrient absorption. The maca powder is a superfood perfect for athletes and "maturing women" like me :D I also love Kombucha drinks from "Synergy" and "allow" myself one a day (they are expensive!) I run 6 days a week and cross train when I can too! I average about 60 miles per week. I typically have juice/fruit before my run....a recovery smoothie.....a fruit & vegetable "concoction" for lunch and sometimes the same for dinner or another type of salad with my "fat" for the day at my dinner meal....Sometimes I have a dessert, sometimes not....My salad quantities are pretty big so I don't snack much anymore. I have a big appetite ;) so trust me I don't go hungry! I generally "juice/water" fast on Mondays and apple detox on Tuesdays---that's just me for some reason as I tend to eat more on the week ends it gets me "back on track" fro the week! I do a "cleanse" every few months. Right now I am on Day 6 of a ten day (GOL) cleanse and am planning to do the liver flush with epsom salts later today/night :eek: (I've never done it but am hoping for good results!)
Asisde from running, I am also a wife and mother of 5 + a special education teacher. I need little more than 5 hours a sleep a night and drive people crazy with my high energy.....which is probably why I can run so much....I always tell people it's a good thing I do run or I'd REALLY drive them crazy! I also can tell you I was not always a runner....I actually have a story about how I got started but it's LONG and this reply is already a mini-novel. :D I'll write"chapter 2" later ((LOL)) ;)
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