View Full Version : Raw bringing on allergies and skin cracks?
05-23-2007, 02:40 PM
I have been 100% raw for 23 days and have ups and downs, but the one thing that started immediatly was allergies. Super stuffy nose itchy eyes, chest congestion the whole nine yards. I have had minor pollen and mold allergies in the past and terrible cat allergies. But I never have started to have this kind of symptoms so early in the year or so severe unless I was around a cat. I don't know if it is just a coinicidence or if my body is trying to cleanse and detox.
Also, I suffered from the sides of my mouth splitting and a soar crack in my nose. Any suggestions would be helpful. Thank you!
05-23-2007, 02:57 PM
Cracks at the sides of your mouth are a sign of vitamin B12 deficiency. You might consider eating more nutritional yeast or adding a supplement.
05-23-2007, 03:00 PM
Detox, cleansing and retracing are definite possibilities!
I used to have the sides of my mouth cracking/splitting (used to REALLY get 'em before going raw or even vegetarian) and then one day they cleared up and never came back! :)
But yes, if you had allergies in the past and ESPECIALLY if you took medications for it back then, your body is retracing it and bringing it back up so it can finally clear it up and heal it up for you!
I didn't contribute this info to the other thread about hayfever yet so I'll say it here... before raw, I had started developing allergy issues in the outdoors...sneezing, itching eyes, etc. and then when I went raw, after a while I noticed I no longer had the problems when outdoors.
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