View Full Version : 24 hours raw - question about cayenne pepper
07-20-2012, 12:29 PM
So, I was about 75% raw a couple years ago for about 5-6 months, and I felt great. But then I stopped. I kept trying to go back to eating 100% raw, but I was never really committed.
Then, I realized that it was definitely time, and I am happy to say that yesterday I was 100% raw, except for 7 salad croutons. Ok, so I was 99% raw. lol. But still, I am proud of myself!
I am having a hysterectomy in 19 days. (It's my second surgery for fibroids. They came back after I had 5 removed 12 years ago. I tried everything natural to get rid of them, including going raw 2 years ago, but nothing worked. So, as much as I hate to have the surgery, I am tired of dealing with the fibroids), so I am motivated to lose as much weight and to cleanse my body as much as possible before the surgery.
Someone yesterday at the health food store told me that putting a pinch of Cayenne pepper into juice really helps with getting the lymph system going, and helping the lymph dump toxins faster. I'm going to try it, but I was just curious if anybody else has ever tried the cayenne pepper in their juice, and if they noticed any difference?
07-22-2012, 11:43 PM
Just wanted to share my good news - I have now finished my 4th day 100% raw - except for 2 beers on Friday night, and 2 beers on Saturday.
Other than that, I have been 100% raw!! Feel great, losing weight. AND I have so much energy, I am working out like crazy, to the best of my ability right now. (Kind of hard with the fibroids) I walked for 2.25 hours today (1.25 hours this morning, and 50 min tonight) and worked out in the pool this morning for an hour.
07-23-2012, 12:46 AM
Sounds like you're doing pretty good. I've heard great things about Cayenne but I don't have much experience with it. I'm from the midwest and I'm very sensitive to hot (spicy) things. I can't eat cayenne because it physically hurts (burns) my mouth and my eyes water like crazy. I may get some capsules however and use it anyhow because of the great benefits.
That's a lot of walking to do! I'm sure that will help your lymph nodes quite a bit. Sorry to hear being raw didn't take care of your fibroids. I had a few removed almost 14 years ago and it really changed my life in that area at least. Thank goodness they didn't come back. But I can totally understand why you are getting the surgery. I hope it all goes well for you and you have a speedy recovery. Look at maybe doing a juice feast to help out. It will lighten the burden on your body and let it heal more quickly than having to digest heavier foods.
Raw Angel Mom
07-23-2012, 05:48 AM
If i was you, i would cancel the surgery. Believe in your body, that it will heal. I am taking "Heal all tea", it cans be taken oral or you can use as a douche. Someone, shared with me that she did that for 10 days douching and she saw something quite strange that came out.
If you are doing raw food it is a major step, you don't want to lose your ovaries and stuff, you need this reproductive system for balance (hormone). Anyway, you haven't tried everything just yet. Fasting and even water fasting (you need to research). Miracle happen.
As for the Cayenne pepper, it is a go to consume. It has been recommended to me but again, you need to do research about it.
All the best and congratulations with your journey!
Congrats on being raw. Day 4, you are doing great!
Typically, people with illnesses go 100% raw until they are healed completely. Once they are healed, they can enjoy a high raw diet so long as they don't dip below 75%. Bellow 75%, the immune system becomes compromised and illnesses returns. This is why the general recommendation that everyone should consume a diet of at least 75% raw food. That recommendation, however, really only applies to people that are illness-free.
If I read your post correctly, you ate a 75% raw diet two years in order heal your fibroid condition. I believe that you may have gotten some bad information. I do not believe you would see any results using a 75% raw diet. This is bad news after two years of trying it, I know.
If your fibroid condition is life threatening, do the surgery. If your condition is not life threatening, I can only echo what Raw Angel Mom already said. Cancel the surgery, put faith in your body and feed it a 100% raw diet. You want the parts of your body that the doctors plan to remove!
I saw that you had some issues with alcohol over the weekend. You are not alone in that. I was trying to do the 100% raw 30-day challenge. I was on day 17 when I had a single beer. All restraint went out the window and I went on a cooked food eating binge. :(
We are all here to help support each other to help keep each other going. If you choose to stay 100% raw there is a lot of help here. :)
Welcome to the forum.
Richard Schulze is big on cayenne pepper, for it's circulation-stimulatory properties.
07-25-2012, 08:31 AM
Thanks for everyone for their encouraging words. Today is day 7, and I have been 100% raw since Sunday - and I've lost a total of 5 pounds the first week. I feel great!
For those who weren't so encouraging - well, all I can say, if you were 43 and had suffered from fibroids since the age of 28, you would be ready to get the surgery, too. I have a mass at least the size of a softball in my uterus, plus many more. My uterus is the size of a 5 and 1/2 month pregnant woman, maybe 6 months. Needs to go. Tired of looking pregnant. Tired of restricted movement and the symptoms that go along with having an enlarged uterus. It's not fun.
Also, I don't have an "issue" with alcohol. When I go out to hear live music on the weekends, I like to have a beer or two once in a while. Not every weekend. I happened to go out both Friday and Saturday night, so I had a couple light beers both those nights. So, maybe I'll be 97% raw aside from a beer now and then. I can handle that.
But...thanks to everyone for their helpful feedback.
07-25-2012, 08:45 AM
I didn't see anything that wasn't encouraging. I think you are reading their tone/words wrong.
natural-girl, I am sorry for poor phrasing. I am not good with expressing my ideas in a nice way. I am one of those logical types.
That sounds like a pretty severe case. My wife had the same issue and ended up with a hysterectomy. Her case was not so severe, though.
Also, I do not think we are talking about the same "issue". I personally have a hard time staying raw after that first beer kicks in. That is the issue to which I was referring. If I re-read my post using the mainstream connotation of "alcohol issues", I can see why you got upset. I am sorry. I did not mean it that way.
I hope your surgery goes well and that you get relief from your symptoms. Again, I want to congratulate you on being raw. It has been a great experience for me. I hope you experience the same.
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