Well I'm not qualified to give a really educated or experienced answer here, but just off the top of my head;
#1. You can always call it "detox" which is what may cover a multitude of sins (oops - didn't I say symptoms?)No sarcasm intended here at all. But I think it takes some time for each scenario. While many enjoy amazing benefits very quickly from going Raw, many others take longer, especially if like you and me, we are only on "high-raw". I still have blemishes. I still have body and breath odour. I am still not melting off amazing amounts of fat. I still get tired. But I still believe that the raw diet is going to benefit me hugely - more than any other plan and that in the long run, even in ways I may never "see", it will be changing me for the better.
#2. You can't really expect that:
-Your new high-raw diet will have weakened your immune system to such an extent in only 2 months that it is causing you to fall ill.
-Your new high-raw diet will have strengthened your immune system to such an extent in only 2 months that you will now magically be unable to catch any illness.
Like you, I had not been on a typical SAD diet for a very long time... Vegetarians, then vegans for 25+ years. Then (a few side-trips only) into occasional SAD for social reasons. I got sick sometimes, but less than most people. I even got cancer. :eek:
Now on high-raw, I recently got a cold that I was sure just simply came from being exposed to too much chilled air, then warm, then chilled, especially while I was sleeping. The A/C was on WAY too high and I was getting blown on at night. Anyway I got a cold. Why? I should have been immune to ANYTHING on high-raw, no? Realistically, no.
Oh, I know what it looks like to others, and that is what we are partly worried about, isn't it? Here we are, campaigning for the Raw lifestyle, and suddenly, sniffle sniffle. We hide our faces in chagrin while they smirk snidely at us. What shallow thinking people have - expecting US to justify our choices to them while they just cynically wait to pounce on us if we get sick. Can they prove their way is best by never getting sick? Foolishness. At least we are trying.
If there was a genuine Tree of Life still existing in the world today, we would all be in the Garden of Eden! Not yet, friends.
Meanwhile, we do our best.