View Full Version : a question about thirst with eating raw
07-22-2009, 12:08 PM
When having serious health trouble,which started 20 years ago, i tried all kinds of things to get better. Things started to get better, when i tried a macrobiotic diet, but i got extremely thirsty when eating this way..i stopped. My health started to really go better, when i started the raw food way of eating. But than i went also extremely thirsty.. I tried all kind of things, but in the end i had to stop.When i start eating everything without restriction again,my thirst stops. Than i got some sickening signs again and i started raw again,but now again i feel extreme thirsty, which can not be lessened by drinking...immideately i get thirsty again.
Is there somebody who knows what this could be?
I hope so, because i really don't know what to do about it.
carolien from the netherlands
07-22-2009, 01:01 PM
have you seen a dr? i would begin there to make sure you had nothing medically wrong with you and also increase your water intake daily.
07-22-2009, 01:45 PM
i believe that if you are that thirsty (barring any medical condition as advised above) then that is your body wanting to detox which lots of water would assist in doing.
i have found the opposite to be true--i dont get thirsty at all since going raw, unless exercising. and i am a firm believer in "drink if youre thirsty and dont if you aren't". i think forcing the body to take in water when it isnt "asking" for water is a bad idea. so if you are thirsty, after getting things checked out medically of course, then just drink water when you feel thirsty. it has to fit somehow that you are not thirsty like that if you aren't raw or on the macrobiotic foods. that is significant i would think.
07-22-2009, 02:41 PM
Make sure you are drinking lots of water on an empty stomach. I usually drink 2-6 glasses of water before each meal to make sure I'm hydrated and then 20 minutes later I eat and I don't drink with meals.
When you get thirsty, drink water and don't eat and see if the thirst eventually goes away.
Definitely check with a doctor as Aleesha recommends.
07-22-2009, 02:52 PM
Are you adding salt to your food ?
07-22-2009, 03:19 PM
I agree, barring any medical problems I think you are probably just detoxing - which doesn't mean it isn't tough. Just hang in there and keep drinking water. It's good for you and will aid in the detox process.
07-23-2009, 08:05 AM
I would definitely see a doctor to rule out diabetes.
07-23-2009, 09:11 AM
When I go through periods of detox I always feel extremely thirsty. I believe it is what my body is telling me I need to do. I doubt you are diabetic being raw or macrobiotic would not make diabetes worse, so you would be thirsty on SAD too. Stick with it and listen to your body! Read my latest blog post to see my experience this week. Just get a good steel water bottle and keep it with you at all times. We as a people are just out of practice with drinking water. I believe it will pass as you get into balance and get healthier.
07-24-2009, 05:13 AM
When I go through periods of detox I always feel extremely thirsty. I believe it is what my body is telling me I need to do. .
I agree! 100% raw, I have been averaging over a gallon of water a day, I'm so thirsty! It's evened out a bit, 9 days later, now drinking a little less than a gallon. I know it's just toxins flushing.
I also second the juice fast advice, which always sped up the detox process for me. Falling back to SAD or cooked meant I never progressed beyond, if not worsened, the symptoms experienced.
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