View Full Version : Body is rejecting healthy foods
12-07-2004, 11:30 AM
You might want to seek out an alternative health practioner to get answers. I'm not sure if it would be a naturapath, nutritionally oriented chiropracter, etc. The message boards are a great resource, but it sounds like you need some additional guidance right now, rather than hoping for a message online.
12-07-2004, 11:33 AM
Have you tried juicing? Does the juice of fruits/veggies also make you want to vomit? If not, then a fast is definitely in order. Maybe a modified Master Cleanse where you would do apples juiced with about half a juiced lemon to make the lemonade rather than lemon juice, water and maple syrup (or if you don't have an adversion to using maple syrup, you could do the original MC).
But either way, that is not a normal reaction to have to something healthy and natural for you to eat such as fruits and veggies...your body needs cleaning and if you can't accomplish this by EATING fruits and veggies, then you'll definitely want to consider fasting...that is if you truly desire to be raw-vegan.
12-07-2004, 12:21 PM
I read that this is sometimes being caused by the order in which we eat these foods.
Frederic Patenaude speaks about this frequently.
I hope this helps
12-07-2004, 12:46 PM
My first reaction to your post is exactly what Raw said, you need to fast. Can you hold juices down like freshly squeezed orange juice? If so this can ease you into eating raw and living food.
12-07-2004, 03:55 PM
i wouldgo for a juice fast too, you stomach seems to need some healing. Maybe also some meditation talking to your body about how you are going to work together to heal.
You said you can hand oranges so you could do justorange juice for awhile then add little bits ofother tjings so there is no taste of it there and slowy increase the amount.
Good luck and keep us post on how your going
12-07-2004, 06:59 PM
Fresh squeezed juice is best. Juice loses a lot of it's vitamins and minerals within 15 to 30 minutes. The store bought juice is not very good because of this.
12-07-2004, 07:09 PM
also, store bought juice is not raw, its pasteurized to prolong its shelf life.
Good luck! I don't have any specific advice, though...
12-07-2004, 07:42 PM
I agree - FAST! Cleanse. Here at the institute we have a saying about wheatgrass: the more you react, the more you need it. It's not pretty, but it's the truth....likewise, your body is expelling what nature intended for it. Something is going on! So fast and heal it, then start with RAW, FRESH juices (very rarely found at the store), and take it from there. I'd start out with mono-meals, fruits and veggies, THEN bridge into heavier foods. You'll be feeling brand new, I swear!
Good luck and keep us posted!
12-08-2004, 02:18 PM
I'm wondering if you have an issue digesting fiber, since meat and processed foods are really low in fiber. Juices should then be easier for you to handle. After a juice fast or cleansing, you could try easing into whole raw foods by pureeing things in smoothies or fruit puddings so it's a little gentler on your body. I've known a number of people with IBS or Crohn's and while high fiber foods usually give them trouble, they actually help heal once the body adjusts. Wishing you good health!
Helen Of Tennessee
12-08-2004, 04:52 PM
For me there is a big difference between fresh squeezed juice and store bought.
When I buy organic, pasturized (dead) OJ from the health food store, I always get cancer sores from it. But when I squeeze my own oranges (alive), I can drink lots of it and I don't get any canker sores. My daughter also reacts to the store bought OJ.
I hope juicing works for you. Let us know.
If I remember right, Paul Nison had Colitis (ISB) and I think he juiced before he was able to tolerate eating whole fruits and veggies. Don't quote me on this as my memory isn't the best.
<>< Helen of Tennessee
12-08-2004, 05:24 PM
I echo everyones' information and suggestions. Oh girl, with you having to vomit, your body is in charge and is slowly willing to change. Our bodies request what they want based on what it has received. Do not despair, as it heals, it will receive pure and natural foods and your old diet will be but a fading memory.
A juice fast does sound like the key. Also ginger is a wonderful agent to healing a stomach that gets upset. Don't chokle me my raw folks and friends :) but a ginger in hot water with lemon and your choice of sweetner should settle your stomach. I use agave nectur because it is not as sweet or heavy as other and the taste does not overwhelm the tea. At one time, I was nauseous all the time, and throughout my entire day I drank ginger tea. It also good for cramps and gas.
You may wish to take this in before you attempt to eat again. Additionally, if for your citrus , orange juice is a good juice to work with. You may wish to dilute it so that your detoxing won't be so strong, and do small sips every 15 minutes, all day long to ensure that you are getting enough nutrients.
I have found that green powder ( no sepcial brand name), mixed with any type of fresh juice will assist you and also help you maintain your nutriential needs. If you have a juicer - make sure you juice a little ginger in it - to help keep and settle your stomach.
12-08-2004, 08:32 PM
Quinsetta...I appreciate you responding personally to my post. I just want to say that I totally respect trying things on your own before resorting to a doctor. I was just worried about you and wanted you to get help fast! Good luck with your journey.
Sharon in Colorado
12-09-2004, 12:00 AM
I would suggest eating veggies lightly steamed and fruit with some kind of sauce or as a smoothie. Get used to it the way you like it and slowly make the change to raw. The first time I made green juice I could hardly stand the taste. It's an aqcuired taste for many people.
Also many people with aversions to healthy food eventually got over it the more they were exposed to that food. At one time tomatoes would completely repulse me, and now I can enjoy them when they are fresh and seasonal with basil and dressing, etc. I used to hate mushrooms but aquired a taste for them as I got older after having them sauteed in butter and herbs, and now enjoy them raw.
Eating fruits and veggies in their raw state is a shock to your system, easing into it gradually could be the ticket for you.
Helen Of Tennessee
12-11-2004, 04:33 PM
I went back and re-read my post. It wasn't me that mentioned the green powder. Not sure who did :confused:
So glad you have found some foods you can keep down. I hope it gets better for you, quickly.
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