12-26-2005, 04:01 PM
I've been reading about someone's bad teeth... very interesting. I've been raw since the 20th of this month, and am very excited to see what sort of miracles I will experience. What I reallly am looking forward to see is whether my vitiligo will disappear sooner or later. I was very sick 3 years ago, and my mom said I should take echinacea. However, she didn't give me any more instructions, so weeks later, I was still taking it. I actually stayed sick for about 2 months, though I rarely ever got sick before. A couple months later, I noticed my eyelashes had gone completely white in half of one eye, plus I had 3 other white patches elsewhere. Later, I read that echinacea can lower your immunity, so I'm sure my misuse of it was the culprit. Anyhow, I'm more or less healthy by most people's standards, so at this time, this is the most intriguing part of my new raw diet. Has anyone suffered from vitiligo in the past? And if it went away, when? Was it after a major detox months down the road? Years later? OH, and almost my entire life I've been majorly dehydrated... I just can't drink more than a couple glasses of liquid a day, and I feel like I'm drowning. Do we still need 8-10 glasses of water a day on raw? I have been eating a lot of juicy produce this week; does that account for anything? I know I'm probably dumping some toxins into my system right now, so more than ever, water is probably a huge deal. I had a couple strange pains in my gut this week, which might be because I'm not drinking enough. What do you all know about this stuff?