View Full Version : The strangest thing happened.
05-01-2008, 11:36 AM
I ate a bite of rice and a bite of chicken that I cooked for my family. I wanted to see if it turned out well. It was literally two bites. About an hour later a wave of nausea came over me all of a sudden out of nowhere, and I threw up! But it was just a little substance. (I know this is gross.) It was as if my body rejected just the little bit of cooked food I tasted. A friend of mine thought it was a bad sign, and that I should talk to my doctor about it. She said that I shouldn't be that sensitive. But I kind of thought it was a good thing. (I'll certainly think twice before tasting any cooked food again.) Has anything like that happened to anyone else?
I'm having a terrible time with allergies lately. I didn't think I would on raw food. My allergies almost seem worse. Is this cleansing?
05-01-2008, 11:42 AM
When healing oneself naturally, one will normally become worse before better. It's called re-tracing. Trust the process.
05-01-2008, 12:13 PM
How long has it been since you had animal products?
05-01-2008, 12:55 PM
yup, that happened to me. i was 100% raw for only 12 days and then had a spring roll from a chinese restaurant and i was so sick afterwards!
05-01-2008, 01:30 PM
Happened to my sister when she was raw. She had an ulcer then that was healing.
05-01-2008, 03:12 PM
FreshFreckledFace.... what a beautiful Avatar!!! You are gorgeous girl!!! wowzers!!!
now as far as your reaction to cooked... guess your body was tryin to tell you sumthin!!
I too had a very serious reaction when I indulged and had a couple of bites of cooked food after being raw for several months... I had the WORST stomach ache --- and I was praying I would throw up --- but ... no -- I just had to suffer thru it! and like you ... it was only a 'taste' just 2 bites if I recall correctly!
hope you're feeling better!! drink lots of water!!! water is always a wonderful thing!!
that sounds like me with soda. :D
my brother told me to drink more soda so my body would be more immune to it, haha. yeah. i understand you wouldn't expect your body to revolt against food allergens like it did. after cleansing your body, the body reacts a lot faster to allergens than it used to. it's a good thing! no worries. hope you feel better! :)
05-01-2008, 03:28 PM
I must have an iron stomach. :rolleyes: :p
05-01-2008, 04:54 PM
How long have you been raw?
I ask because the longer you are raw and the more pure your diet is, the less lining you will have on your stomach. Someone who eats a very pure, raw diet for years could eventually have no lining whatsoever. This is actually a *good* thing, because you will have much better absorbsion of the nutrients you eat. On the other hand, it can spell serious trouble for "lapses." They can make you very ill.
Victoria Boutenko wrote of an experience she and her husband had after being 100% raw for a long time (I think 6 months?). They went out to eat at a fancy restaurant and had a big "cheaters" meal - all kind of fish, bread w/ butter, desert, you name it. Afterwards they got deathly ill and felt like they'd suffered severe poisoning, and really - they had! Because of their vastly reduced stomach lining, they absorbed all those toxins from their food MUCH MORE than any of the other SAD diners in the place that night. She said they learned their lesson and haven't done that ever again!
05-02-2008, 11:03 AM
I had a similar issue with store bought, non-raw, green olives. I used to be able to eat them without a problem. Since going raw I now break out in hives and itch like crazy for several days after eating only 3 or 4. I think it has to do with a preservative or something in the olives. I found a store with an olive bar recently and will see if I can find out what, if any, preservatives are used on them. I am hoping I can find some that do not make me break out. If I am lucky they may have some that are raw.
05-02-2008, 11:06 AM
Yep, it'll do that to you. In fact, I wrote up a new sign on a index card and put in on my fridge:
Would you like a Stomach Ache with that??
05-02-2008, 02:02 PM
Hey Bingo...I LOVED THAT!!!! I'm gonna do that too!!!
Actually, this happened to me last week...I sampled what I made for my family and wham! About 15 minutes later I had terrible a tummy ache that LITERALLY lasted ALL NIGHT!!!! The only thing that helped was a water enema. I felt much better after that!!!
05-02-2008, 07:50 PM
Your stories ease my mind. I didn't think there was anything seriously wrong. But I won't be doin' that again. My friend in NC said I should have tasted it and then spit it out. :p
Banana, I haven't had any animal products in over a month. I hadn't even thought about that!
Andy, have you tried the olives from Alissa's store? I just ordered some. Can't wait 'till they get here!
Eve, It'll be two months on the 17th. I'm so glad that you explained about the lining of the stomach. I had no idea. That's good to know, although it's a little scary. I mean, what if I traveled to a third-world country and couldn't get raw? I'd be sick as a dog! Oh, well. No worries. I intend to stay raw from now on.
Oia, and Starfire: That's just it. My stomach felt better right away. As soon as I upchucked that little bit, I was fine. But I did have to break down and take allergy pills for the past two nights. :mad:
Starfire, Thank you! The avatar is a motivator. That picture is twenty years old, when I was FRESH! :D I looked very much like that up until after I turned 42. I had a hard year, and it is showing. I was originally going to post a baby picture of me, but I couldn't find it! I'll post recent picture soon.
Renée! Oooooh. An enema? :)
05-03-2008, 02:57 PM
I know this has nothing to do with you cooked food upchuck experience (sorry you went thru that!), but I also live in CO, am almost 42, and would love to meet a like-minded sister in raw!
Where do you live if you don't mind me asking?
05-03-2008, 03:39 PM
I eat about 10% cooked food and all of it does make my health take a huge plunge 5-15 minutes after eating it, but I still do it because many cooked foods can ironically be made with less of my time (it may take longer to cook, but I don't sit there watching it cook) and are more filling. Since I need at least 4000 calories a day since I'm physically active the cooked food does help reach my calorie needs, but I can do it 100% raw also (in summer I'm much closer to 100% raw as I can't stand cooked food in the heat).
The symptoms most cooked foods give me:
-A sudden, dramatic loss of energy (don't ask me to workout after eating cooked food, it's not gonna happen)
-Severe allergy symptoms (runny/congested nose for hours after consumption, I tend to avoid the foods that cause this as they are not worth eating)
But once at a family member's house they had pasta with a weird brown sauce (I had said "yes I'll eat pasta", assuming it would be a vegan tomato sauce), but I really don't think the sauce was vegan and had no idea what was in it. I ate it anyway to be polite, hours later I got very sick and vomitted.
Now I no longer eat foods which I don't know what's in it just to be polite, it's not worth ruining a day of my life to please someone else. However, they understand how I eat now and let me bring my own non toxic food, and sometimes they even make me a raw fruit salad and stuff like that for dessert, I was really happy when they had done that for me.
05-04-2008, 12:33 AM
Actually something similiar like that happened to me last year when I went to see my family in Alabama. We were at a Shoney's and I was trying to pick out the stuff that was not meat at the salad bar. I was just vegetarian then. I got some potato salad and some regular salad. I saw a small piece of diced ham in my salad after I had already started eating it. Needless to say a few hours later I was throwing up when we got to the hotel rooms. I think just the piece of ham that was in it made me throw up and like you it wasn't a whole lot of stuff it was like some liquidy stuff. The funny thing is, I wasn't even raw yet I was just vegetarian. Funny how your body can change just by changing your eating habits. With your allergies, you're probably just going through detox like you think. It'll probably get better.
05-04-2008, 08:51 PM
After just 3 day on a water fast I had visitors from out of town and broke the fast that night w/SAD. Ok, within 2 hours I was in the bathroom with violently painful bowel movements. It lasted two days!:eek:
It is truly amazing how quickly your body lets you know that it disapproves of your choice. And equally impressive how rapidly it gets happy with fresh foods and instantly recognizes trash when it is eaten.:)
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