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12-15-2010, 08:19 AM
I started my raw diet in August and for the first month I was 100% raw. Now, four months into it, I've eaten 14 cooked meals, of which I have really enjoyed maybe 3-4.
I tell myself that the reasons for this are the fact that I feel no improvements in my MS – I am not more energetic, I sleep up to 10 hours a day, my legs are still very heavy and I cannot walk without holding onto something or someone. In all honesty, I haven't found the courage to do a colonic, because I am afraid I will mess up the apartment, i.e. not make it to the toilet in time due to difficulty in walking.
The other reason I tell myself is that the fruits and vegetables on offer are pretty scarce in winter (it is still a week away, buit the temperatures and the snow tell me different), compared to other seasons. It's BS, I know, but still...
I would really appreciate any advice, if any of you know someone with similar problems etc would be great. I'm the only raw eater around, I generally get support, but have to answer the are you hungry, you are weak from no protein, you've lost weight, would you like a bite? Questions from time to time
Thanks in advance
12-15-2010, 08:56 AM
Are you experiencing ANY improvements at all, even improvements not related to MS? If not, then look at it this way, you are not hurting yourself, and eating raw food is the only way to get all the nutrients - even the undiscovered ones.
12-15-2010, 09:12 AM
It has taken a long time for your body to get to where it is now so you can not expect it to get back in such a hurry.
Give it more time. It will be so worthwhile. I know that dissimprovements in MS comes on in sudden stages (I have a brother and a friend who suffer). For all you know you were about to go through a stage last month and you averted it.
I am saying that because I know that raw will bring about serious improvements if you stick with it. What do you have to loose.
12-22-2010, 07:35 AM
Thank you guys, I am feeling better, mentally that is, not physically yet, but will stick with raw foods. have a great holiday season
12-22-2010, 09:50 AM
I understand that rebounding is good if you are able to do it.
12-22-2010, 11:57 AM
Hang in there! I was going to say what Sport said before she said it!
Its' going to take time to heal and get better.
I'm into my 5th month being 100% (mostly) with some days just over 90% raw. I don't have any major health issues to deal with (hoping I never do), but I know that each day I eat raw, I add another hour/day/week/month to my remaining life.
Raw Angel Mom
12-26-2010, 05:40 PM
A friend of mine that have this condition, says that he has to do meditation everyday. He is on plant food but i am hoping he will do more raw food. The good news, changing is original diet, doing meditation and exercise helped him to have a more normal life. He even bike (special bike for him). You can search beyondms on the site.
I read in China Study that Dairy could lead to MS. So hang in there, you are doing a great gift to your body. Visualize yourself daily that you are functioning normally and bless your food and your body for healing.
I am not a doctor but i know that eating plant food will do good to your body especially raw.
03-26-2011, 07:57 PM
Hope you're doing better by now, but have some thoughts, for what they're worth in case you're still struggling. I've been studying raw living, nutrition and alternative/holistic health for A WHOLE LOT longer than I've been actively and primarily been eating raw and from the experience of so many other successful raw foodies, I've gleaned a great deal of knowledge that I hope might help you.
Have you considered professional colonics? With this option, you don't have to worry about getting to the bathroom quickly and they are much more thorough than what it sounds like you're talking about (which is an enema - based on your saying "not get to the toilet in time.")
Are you 100% raw? Perhaps there are still things in your diet that are not serving you???
Another thing that comes to mind at the moment is sprouting. It's cheap and easy and you can incorporate sprouts into your green smoothies and salads seemlessly. Sprouts have so many benefits and are a great way to get terrific nutrition even when it's cold and good quality foods are out of season.
Last thing is to check out some other sites that are helpful.
Raw Food Rehab is a great supplement to this one, http://rawfoodrehab.ning.com/
as is Raw Fu http://www.rawfu.com/
03-27-2011, 01:05 AM
Just wanted to add that there are plenty of friendly professional spas that can provide a colonic in a comfortable private setting and as a one off don't really cost the earth. Just look them up!
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