Hi i am new to raw food so i don't really know what to expect, but i was wondering if anybody on here has overcome any genetically inherited disorders by eating raw food. I've read some threads about reversing grey hair and stopping hairloss, but does this happen for people who have inherited the condition?
Kristin , who suffered from keratoconous, which is considered to be a genetic condition, significantly improved her eyesight:
Gray hair and hair that is falling out is not necessarily genetic. Many conditions have a genetic component or predisposition which can be over come through lifestyle changes.
If you have something like Down's Syndrome (three chromosome 21's) it is unlikely that diet will have much if any effect.
There is a whole emerging field of study which is fascinating called: epigenetics, part of which states that what we eat effects our genetic makeup and can also be passed on to subsequent generations - ie. is inheritable.
We have no greater or lesser conquest than over ourselves - Leonardo da Vinci
I have reversed several things I was told I inherited through genetics such as:
currently overcoming many female related illnesses (through raw foods and acupuncture)
I have had a condition on my upper arms and other parts of my body since 6th grade (I'm now 53) that causes little bumps on the skin. They can get like little pimples sometimes, but mostly just sit there and itch if my skin gets dry. The dermatologists have told me that this is genetic, 80% of Americans have them, no cure for them, and I'd have them all my life - although they said using a loofah and letting my arms get tan would help, but not cure them. Of course, the tanning would increase my chances of skin cancer, so he didn't recommend it. It has to do with the skin not sloughing off they way it should.... anyway, I noticed just today that they are almost gone on my left arm and getting better on the right arm! I was talking with my son, who's been eating well waaaay longer than I and his have gone away. Very cool! I always felt uncomfortable in sleevless tops and maybe by next summer they'll be gone completely. Other changes I've noticed:
no more IBS
no more hemorroids
skin is generally better - better color, less breakouts, I've 'got the glow!'
my knees don't hurt all day, every day (they'd hurt since highschool!)
no bleeding gums when I went to the dentist for a cleaning
gum pockets are reduced in size
no more morning breath
no groggy feeling after meals
blood sugar has stablized
Hmmm, there's probably more that I can't think of right now. But this is a pretty good list after only 100 days! I'm impressed!
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was. (Robert L. Evans)
I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. (Louisa May Alcott)
Don't expect anything amazing....I've done the raw thing for about 5 months, and I can barely notice any improvements in anything. I feel slightly more energetic and fresh, but I still struggle with the same old depression and skin problems as before. You have to do it because you want to, not because you're expecting it to perform miracles.
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