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01-09-2007, 08:37 PM
My name is Tony. I will be 44 on March 1. I have been in the Navy for almost 20 years. In that time I have developed GERD, or acid reflux. Whatever you want to call it, it hurts. I am tire of taking medication, and, I'm not about to let some Navy Doctor cut me open (they have suggested surgery). I have been investigating detox fasting and am going to seriously transition to a raw food diet.
I am thrilled about the health benefits and really hoping for some weight loss and a healthier body. I will need much support. No one in my family or friend's circles eat this way that I know of.
I had already decided to eliminate most meats from my diet. They don't make me feel good. I had heard of the raw food diet years ago but decided that it would be too hard, and, at the time I was in love with some meat.
So, here I am ten years later wishing I had made the change. I want this, and, I want it for life. I start the transition in a couple of weeks.
01-09-2007, 08:45 PM
Hi and welcome! My husband is in the Coast Guard so I can relate to the military Drs. I was also recently diagnosed with GERD and Barrett's Esophogus, yet my symptoms were atypical. Although I am still not 100% raw I am losing weight slowly but steadily and my Drs. are all pleased with my labs. I had been having some problems such as protein in my urine and that seems to have cleared up.
01-09-2007, 09:05 PM
I think you will be pleased with the benefits of Raw and Gerd.
My husband suffered from it but since I went Raw he is eating more Raw less Cooked, less Meat and rarely has a GERD attack. If he were High Raw or All then I would bet it would be totally gone !
01-09-2007, 09:19 PM
Thanks for the welcome. I am really looking forward to this.
01-09-2007, 09:20 PM
Great to have you here and best to you on your journey!
Raw will really help your acid reflux.
Also, when and if you are not raw trying to stick to some of the basic rules of food combining will help as well. And reducing or eliminating coffee, if you drink it, will really help.
Looking forward to hearing how you are doing.
01-10-2007, 12:38 AM
Hello Tony. Good luck on your raw journey. This board is extremely helpful. There's a lot of great people just waiting to answer questions and calm fears. I hope you get the results you are looking for.
01-10-2007, 02:38 AM
Go for it Tony! Just do it, you will be amazed!
Fly forever free!
01-10-2007, 06:22 AM
I wish you everything you need to Stay RAW....Welcome to MY World......
01-10-2007, 11:43 AM
I think you replied to my introduction. Welcome! I think we will be able to make it, don't you? We are determined, sick of feeling bad, we have the knowledge, and we have support. Even without the support, determination and knowledge would see us through, but support means so much. I'm planning on starting Jan 18.
Funny picture! :)
01-10-2007, 07:09 PM
Glad you are here! You will feel wonderful before you know it...thanks for serving too!
I didn't know anyone personally either on this lifestyle and still don't but this board is all you will need cause there is a lot of support here and you can come and read and post when you have the time and have questions. I would recommend you get Alyssa's book though. It has a lot of helpful information and it also gives you suggested staples to buy and have on hand. It has been 3 1/2 months for me and I have lost 39 pounds. I came from a very Standard American Diet (SAD) and ate everything under the sun. You will see that once you start eating this way you will have a lot more energy, need to sleep less, and you will feel better. Hey what do you have to lose in trying it - right! Nothing in my opinion except better health.
Best wishes to you!
01-10-2007, 11:44 PM
I am a Christian too. I have been praying about my acid reflux for a few years now. Even more so in the last couple of years. When I first developed this condition about 13 years ago I had prayed about it, but not so much because with medication I was fine. But at church one evening we were shown a video on the benefits of a raw food diet. I found it interesting but I didn't do anything about it. Now years later I believe in answer to my prayer about reflux God has brought this knowledge to the forfront of my mind again. This time I am ready to make a serious change.
Right now I am doing the master cleanse for another 15 days. Partially in conjuction with prayer and fasting the church I attend is having for 21 days. Fasting is another area I have always failed. The master cleanse (lemonade diet) has enabled me to go farther than I ever have before on a fast before.
Anyway, I intend to move slowly off the fast into my new life style of raw. I look forward to being here on the forum and making new friends.
01-10-2007, 11:50 PM
Yes I did respond to your welcome. I will start to ease into the raw life style around the 30th of January. I look forward to hangin out on here and makin some friends. Be blessed.
01-11-2007, 12:28 AM
Hi Tony and Welcome!
My acid reflux vanished but comes back if I have a slip up and eat something cooked. It's a good incentive to stay raw.
Good luck, you can do it!
01-15-2007, 07:08 PM
Welcome, Tony! I am newly raw myself and am amazed at how much more energy I have...and how health problems I hadn't even thought of as connected to diet have so drastically improved. I wish you much joy on the journey, and may you be kind to yourself....
01-15-2007, 07:17 PM
A big ole RAW welcome!
My acid reflux completely vanished on raw. In fact, I had forgotten all about it until you mentioned it! WOW! It's GONE! Suweeeet!
Take a look at the recipe photo thread... it's very inspiring!
It's not always easy to stay raw when friends and family aren't, but that's why WE're here... to give you a helping hand when you fall... so hang onto us. This is a GREAT supportive group!
If you haven't done it.. order Alissa's book.
01-15-2007, 09:47 PM
Welcome Tony to a great group.
This is a place to learn a lot about Raw. I definitely would suggest both Alissa's Book /DVD combo as it has so much info & makes the Raw journy so much easier.
Looking forward to hearing from you on the boards.. :)
PS. thank you for serving our country.
01-18-2007, 12:12 AM
Like your post. I wish you the best of luck. I started 100% about 3 weeks ago, and I don't want to ever turn back. You are military--I have conquered many hurdles---we both know we have been through enough that this should be a breeze with the right mindset. Good luck and God Bless!
Millie in Tulsa
02-07-2007, 04:26 PM
Welcome welcome welcome
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