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03-29-2008, 04:26 PM
Does anyone who is 100% have any problems with living in areas that doesn't have good air quality?
I have been reading a lot about how Air quality can affect 100% raw fooders.
03-29-2008, 04:32 PM
If you go raw while in an area with poor air quality, you should be fine.
If however, you go raw in an area with good air quality, then spend time in air with bad quality, that's another story. I went raw in clean air, and then went to Shanghai, China, for 2 weeks. My friend (not raw) on the trip with me adapted fine to the bad air. I kept noticing the terrible smells, smoke and smog. I felt really tired and I coughed up a lot of grayish phlegm every morning. I normally have clear skin, but in China I got a bad case of acne. I think as raw foodists, our detox organs (skin, lungs and liver) are much stronger, and so we experience "symptoms" when we expose ourselves to toxins, like bad air. I was probably more healthy than my friend because I got all those toxins from the air out through my acne/coughing, but I certaintly didn't feel better and it was a pain to have to live with the bad air.
That said, I've heard of raw foodists that live in areas with bad air that are fine. It's all a matter of allowing time for your body to adapt.
03-29-2008, 04:57 PM
You know that sounds about right, I think our bodies can adjust to the usual air quality we live in but going to a different place can be bothersome. I just wonder can going in and out of good air quality cause problems for us down the line.
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