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Hello everyone. Well I'm now 3 1/2 weeks raw and lovin' it! I've dropped an entire pant size or more...really lovin' that! My over all energy levels are rising. On the fundamental level my energy is lighter and calmer. Very beautiful. I am experiencing, however, a significant amount of lower energy days where my tail is draggin'. The last few days have been this way and then today, I suddenly found I had my period! I'm usually regular as can be and this is very early! By at least a week/week and a half. Has anyone else experienced this as part of their detoxing? Took me quite by surprise, I must say.
Thanks for the always valuable feedback.
Oh...an also, I seem to recall someone mentioning an alternative solution to feminine products. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!
08-23-2005, 08:08 PM
Yes, I experienced this at the beginning of raw also. Not to worry!
There is an alternative feminine product called a Mooncup. I know there are others but cant remember now what they are called.
Its so wonderful to hear of the beauty you are finding eating raw. Those detox days do happen, but they sure lead to higher ground.
Way to go! :)
I've had all kinds of interesting things happening with my cycle. The trend though is that as I get cleaner it gets brighter, lighter, shorter and more regular. My cycle has been 31-34 days for a few years and when I went raw for 6 motnhs in 2003 by the fourth month I was on a 28 day cycle and it stayed that way for a few months, until I went back to cooked.
For the alternative products I recommend www.lunapads.com. There are other sites too. This one has cotton re-usable maxis, liners, underwear and the Diva cup (there's another brand named The Keeper). I got mine about 2 months ago and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I haven't used tampons in years because it seemed unwise and unsafe. I am finally able to have that freedom again!! It does take a bit of practice, but one you get the hang of it it's so great!
My best to you!!
Thank you Sweet Goddess and PFC! This is something that doesn't get discussed much in the raw books and I wasn't really expecting this. Surprise!
PFC...thanks for the info. The website you mentioned wasn't found but I did a search for Diva Cup and found it no problem.
08-23-2005, 10:16 PM
pfc, how interesting! I saw that you use the diva cup, have you used the sea pearls? I might have to try one of those.
Victoras Kulvinskas has some quite surprising views on raw-foodism and female M-cycles. Worth checking out, even if you don't agree with him, just to see what a very long term raw-foodist claims to have observed, over the years. Sorry I don't have links to hand, but I assure you he has addressed this topic in the past. If memory serves me correctly, he believes menstrual discharge is virtually unecessary when one is properly nourished. How's that for contentious?! ;)
08-24-2005, 10:02 AM
Diva Cup...I love, love, love mine too! I've been using mine for about 9 years, starting with The Keeper and switched to Diva Cup when I thought I had lost the Keeper (which I later found behind the drawer!). I buy the cheap plastic gloves at the Dollar Tree (100 for $1) and use those when I am changing to cut down on the cleanup mess. I know it's not environmentally sound, but I don't use very many of them and it is so much tidier. I stick a few gloves in my pocket when I'm going out for the day and I'm good to go! No pads/tampons to carry.
My 18 yo daughter really likes the Natracare line of pads and tampons...100% cotton. They're more pricey than conventional, but a much safer alternative.
I googled Kulvinskas and found his website but there wasn't a lot of information on it other than how to buy the book. If you happen to find any accessible information, I'd be interested to read it. I take it from your post that he is a long time raw foodist...do you know how long? Just curious.
08-25-2005, 09:16 AM
[QUOTE=Arky]Victoras Kulvinskas has some quite surprising views on raw-foodism and female M-cycles. Worth checking out, even if you don't agree with him, just to see what a very long term raw-foodist claims to have observed, over the years. Sorry I don't have links to hand, but I assure you he has addressed this topic in the past. If memory serves me correctly, he believes menstrual discharge is virtually unecessary when one is properly nourished. How's that for contentious?! ;)
Okay, that's contentious alright!
The reason we menstruate isn't because of nutrition, but waste removal after non-fertilization. It's a necessary element. That, of course, doesn't mean that we won't have things change with it once we change what we eat, since we know everything is effected by that, but.. virtually unnecessary?
What does he think - that the blood/tissue products will be reabsorbed into the body once it's not needed to line the uterus anymore?.. and that the 'menstruation' of non-raw-foodists is a kickback - and overflow.. like yeast or mucus? ( yeah, nasty thought, eh ?)
I can "see" where someone might think such a thing if left to think extraneously, but .... as unpleasant as M'ing is, I think I'd rather eliminate it exobiotically than endobiotically.. KWIM ?
UNLESS... someone can show conclusively that such is really NOT what was originally intended. As a lay-student of ancient history, we see menstruation even within the raw peoples.. and vegans as well. Question is for me.. what SORT of menstruation are they having..and how does this change..
m'kay... you've awakened my brain a bit more...
I'm on phytoestrogens now for early perimenopaus/menopause.. I feel 100 percent better with exobiotic elimination rather than total or almost total retention. But, that's me..and I'm no where near menopause age.
08-25-2005, 12:39 PM
Okay, that's contentious alright!
I have to admit, I always feel hesitant accepting theories from men on this topic, who do not experience it firsthand. I suppose that is because experience has always been my greatest teacher.
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