View Full Version : I am Freezing!
05-03-2009, 12:31 PM
This afternoon after getting back from work and having lunch, i started feeling a bit cold, so i put on some wolly socks and an extra sweater.
Well, guess what? I'm still cold. No, I'm freezing, shivering from the inside.
This is like an amplified verison of what i useually feel the day before i get my period, but it's not that time of the month, and i am suspecting that the big D has begun..
But when i read up on detoxing symptoms, feeling cold is not listed anywhere, and i can't really find anything on it here...
I could really use some support, because i feel like making a big big hot meal and some warm milk. Tried a cup of herbal tea but it tasted awful, and my stomach really hurt afterwards.
So, freezers, let me know you're out there so i'll feel less alone!
05-03-2009, 12:34 PM
Whenever I try to fast . . . I get this way. I don't have any advice really, other than just tough it out and doing comforting activities like snuggling in bed with a good book.
05-03-2009, 01:41 PM
I am doing a Master Cleanse and have been cold a couple times. A hot bath helps or even a hot foot soak. Cayenne in your food will help, too.
And if all else fails I go to bed. Sometimes cold is actually fatigue.
05-03-2009, 01:51 PM
Move your body. Eat more, you might be needing more calories/fuel.
05-03-2009, 02:04 PM
when you quit eating hot foods your body no longer is being warmed by the heat from it so you feel colder til you adjust
cayene pepper in like say tomato juice would help
and sometimes an iodine deficiency leads to chill ,
kelp / duse are good iodine sources
05-03-2009, 02:14 PM
I love hot baths when I'm feeling that way. :)
05-03-2009, 04:14 PM
I too have been cold on raw. Probably one of my only complaints of raw.
Lotsa ginger, cayenne,dressing warm and under covers when I could.
05-03-2009, 05:07 PM
Go for a run or eat more food. Feeling cold is often a sign of not getting enough fuel.
05-03-2009, 05:31 PM
When I first started I was freezing. I took hot showers,baths and filled some old socks with white rice(since I no longer eat it) and tossed them in the microwave(3mins for each large filled sock) and packed them around me in bed.
05-03-2009, 06:38 PM
Oh, my, gosh, I know exactly what you are experiencing. For me, going raw back in 2006, I thought I was going to freeze to death. I thought it was loosing all the weight and not having as much padding for insulation. ;) Best options for me...make sure I had at least one meal a day out of the dehydrator...a bit warmer than out of the fridge. Also, I love to eat room temperature items...like avocado and tomatoes or grapefruit. Adding cayenne to a lot of my raw meals helped too.
It eventually went away and I'm just me, but for a while there, I thought I wasn't going to be able to stand it! Rawk On! Hope something brings relief soon.
05-04-2009, 02:06 AM
I agree with adding Spices like Cayenne and warming things up in the Vita-Mix.
05-04-2009, 01:51 PM
I just juiced carrots, celery, apple and added a big hunk of ginger. I sat at the table actually perspiring. I know it was the ginger. Try that in something!
Raw Angel Mom
05-04-2009, 02:08 PM
You aren't alone, i experienced that too even in JULY, LOL..
Good news, i can now tolerate cold climate or warm climate way better.
Our body truly rock
Perhaps, you can consider warm water or warm herbal tea.
I had to take warm shower when i would get home so many time.
All is well
05-04-2009, 02:13 PM
You know I found that i did get a little colder internally after going raw, but then i started wearing sweaters and being in blankets at home, and having a heater at work and it didn't help at all. I was ALWAYS cold. I was reading 12 steps to raw foods this weekend by Victoria Boutenko and she talks about humans being used to bathing in cold water and being in extreme temperatures of hot and cold. The oldest healthiest people in the world are living up in the mountains in cold air and bathing in cold water.
I guess the extreme temperatures help your body self regulate and when we spend all our time covered up and in heated buildings or in air conditioning we never experience a change and our body stops regulating and depends on outside factors to stay warm.
She does reccommend getting used to sleeping with the window open at night, exposing your skin to cool air and tempering the body with cold water daily for optimum health. Now of course not a lot of us want to start jumping into cold rivers or sitting in freezing bathtubs but I definitely understand how it helps. It's conditioning just like anything else, we start using chapstick our lips stop producing moisture, we start using shampoo and our scalp starts producing more oil to compensate. We train our bodies to be this way. Have you ever noticed that some people are just always cold and are always bundled up? Their body has no control over the temperature of their extremeties and just gives up.
Today i am not wearing a sweater and i will not turn on my floor heater. I am going to get used to the ever fluctuating temperature in my office and make my body work!
05-04-2009, 02:16 PM
i am feeling the same , i am freezing completely...went to the toilet three to four times a day...i drank herbal tea and did sea salt water flush...it is nasty...so i am happy to see that i am not the only one to feel these symptoms:D
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