View Full Version : Taking the Cold
04-11-2007, 12:48 AM
Oh and by the way, I've heard it mentioned before that raw foodists can "take the cold". I am a hairdresser and I have a client who has been a mostly raw vegan for 25 yrs, and she always says that because of her diet she takes ice cold showers. And she makes me use ice cold water when washing her hair. But I also read about it on Storm Telifero's site.
Does anyone know the explanation for this?
04-11-2007, 03:17 AM
Well I met someone recently who is quitting raw foods after 5 years because she can't take the cold. She has a thyroid problem.
I don't get it either.
Hmmmm... I don't take cold showers, but I do the last minute cold since it's supposed to be good for your circulation and supposedly lock in conditioner. I always intended to do that before raw, but was unable to get myself to. I think it's either the warmer weather or a mindset, though.
Here's a thought. If that's the case, maybe it takes time. I mean, 25 years is a long time. A lot of the folks on this forum have only been raw for a few days, weeks, months or years, so we're still trying to figure out what raw food does for us long-term.
04-11-2007, 11:56 AM
Iíve heard this too. Perhaps it happens after time. Iíve only been raw about 6 weeks and one of the things Iíve noticed is that I feel really cold much of the time. Much more so then when eating cooked food.
04-16-2007, 03:49 PM
i've noticed that i've felt really cold too- but this is usually after i eat fruits...
I'm a pretty firm believer in the Chinese medicine concepts of "warm" and "cold" and "dry" and "wet" body constitutions. My body constitution is naturally cold and wet, so I eat "warming" foods (ginger, onions, garlic, sprouts) mostly to feel more balanced and less cold. If i eat mostly fruits, I shiver uncontrollably!
04-16-2007, 04:25 PM
FWIW, I was raw for 8 months in 2005, and I was very cold during cold weather. Certainly,Colder than on cooked foods. It was actually during the winter that I went back to cooked, I was just tooo cold!! BRRRR.
Now i've only been raw since Feb and i am still cold. It is still freezing up here in the northeast. We had snow and sleet all day yesterday!
I realize this is something that I have to live with to stay raw, this time around. Maybe by 25 years of raw I will be able to take the cold. But I have never been able to take the cold weather well, even on cooked, and being raw, so far, has only made my lack of ability to take the cold worse!
It's a trade off I'm willing to make, though, for better health, overall!:)
ANd I do dream of moving to a more raw friendly climate! ;)
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