View Full Version : Has going raw helped anyone with allergies?
11-10-2005, 07:24 PM
A few yrs ago, I suddenly developed "allergy" problems...runny nose, bloodshot eyes, foggy brained, sneezes, etc. I take over the counter meds twice a day. My hubby said it is normal...part of getting older. Well, I hate it! Do you think going raw will help?
11-10-2005, 08:30 PM
Absolutely, that stuff should clear up after you've been raw for awhile. Every individual is different, but you might notice a difference right away, or it could take a few weeks. But after around a month, I do believe you'll see a VAST difference. I'm speaking from personal experience. My allergies are gone -- the runny nose, the red & itchy eyes, the mucous coming out of various and sundry places -- I'm telling you, it's gone.
A word to the wise, it is helpful to get off of all drugs, including OTC medications, or your body won't have a chance to get completely clean.
I'd love to discuss this with you in more detail, but I think this is enough food for thought to start with.
Are you raw now? If you're not and you decide to do so, please let us know how you're doing.
Living on Live Foods Certified Teacher
11-11-2005, 05:41 AM
My first day on raw, was my last day on allergy pills, plain and simple.
11-11-2005, 06:40 AM
Frankly I noticed my seasonal allergies disappeared when I went vegan (stopped dairy). They have not returned since raw...nor has sickness on the whole. Can't remember last time I had a bona fide cold:>
11-12-2005, 04:37 PM
My allergies did not go away while vegetarian - vegan, macrobiotic, and various types of veg - whereas they are almost nonexistent now that I've embraced the living foods lifestyle. I've been raw through every season, camped in the desert (which used to send me immediately though reluctantly to the antihistamines), petted cats, and been in situations that previously brought on allergy symptoms. There is nothing else to credit but the fact that I now eat all raw and living foods.
It's a miracle, isn't it?
11-12-2005, 05:37 PM
I had taken prescription Zyrtec, the twice a day kind, for several years before I went raw 5 months ago. Within a week of trying raw, I was down to one zyrtec a day, and after the second week raw , I have not needed it at all. I'm sure dairy was probably the culprit, but I feel so good now.....I go to sleep and wake up unstuffed, clear headed, no drippy throat, no watery eyes! Yes, it really helps going raw!
11-12-2005, 08:26 PM
Before going raw several years ago, I had already been vegetarian for a long time, and vegan for a couple of years. Like others have mentioned, I still suffered from "hay fever" while vegetarian, but when I went vegan and cut out dairy was when I noticed a change. However, I still had symptoms from time to time, and had a few colds and flu per year. I am happy to say that my allergies are nonexistent now, and the last time I had a full-on cold was about 2 1/2 years ago. I had a feeling of "coming down with something, but fighting it off" about 6 months ago. I never really got sick, just a bit yucky feeling for a few days.
I have been healed of so many things on raw, and my lack of allergy symptoms and rarely getting sick are a few of the miracles I've experienced. I am so grateful that I found this way of life, because my quality of life is so much better now than ever before. I feel better at 42 than I ever did in my "younger" years.
11-13-2005, 02:25 PM
I have had some incredible allergic 'episodes' in my life. Nothing constant, but three incapacitating episodes. On all occasions i have fasted, in one case for three weeks on Master Cleanse - lemon juice, cayanne pepper and maple syrup mixture. These fasts gave the body the opportunity to detox. I never say, i have allergies, but always my system is over toxic and therefore trying to grow out some junk. Its not raw that cures the body, the body cures itself, raw just lets the body get on with its job.
sometimes i also get itchy excema spots on my wrist, have one right now, it's proving really stubborn. it's like an indicator, if i eat the wrong things it starts itching straight away.
i once 'cured' a really awful allergy, like huge welts all over body, that itched like hell, anyway, an accupunctist rid me of it in one hour! but a raw expert assured me that all i had done was suppress it, and that the only real 'cure' is the body's own, aided by fasting or raw.
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