Menstruation Won't Discontinue My Raw Food
I have practiced raw food life for three times, but failed every time. The first experience lasted for about three months from August to November in 1996. During this period, my food was mainly fruit and vegetable. From this experience, I know raw food is good for tooth, eye, and blood. The second experience lasted for about five months from July to December in 1999. I added raw grain powder in the mixture of vegetables this time. I felt like a celestial being at that time. The third one was in 2005. I intended to eat only fruit and nut. The main reason for me to discontinue the raw food is the stop of menstruation. But several days ago I read an article that says that menstruation is not really necessary for the woman’s health and production. I think the point of the article is very well founded. After careful examination, I decided to make 100% raw food my only choice for the rest of my life on Sep 30, 2007. On Oct. 1, I began my 100% raw food. I add wheat powder and salt and oil to the vegetable or fruit juice this time. So far I feel very good. May the LORD bless our food and us.
By the way, the link to the article on menstruation is
Hey, welcome! you sound like a very interesting person, and i like all of your food experiments~!
that is an awesome article - thanks for posting it.
raw food is the way to optimum health!
~ Molly ~
Just about everyone on raw bounces back and forth between raw and cooked. Everytime you bounce back to raw you are stronger and more experienced and it gets easier!:)
Did you know that wheat is addictive? So adding wheat powder might trigger cravings for breads and pastries.
Last edited by cherries; 10-05-2007 at 01:33 PM.
Why do I eat wheat powder?
From my experience, we may not have as many and good fruits as the world used to have when it was created just like the garden of Eden. It it may be hard to survive without raw grain. However, I will try to lead a raw life with fruits only. Actually, I usually only eat fruits on Sabbaths. I am sure the future heavenly-like world will be one that has fruits as the only food.
Last edited by Shiben; 10-06-2007 at 09:32 PM.
I've also come across a number of articles regardling the loss of menstruation, it usually happens to athletes and women who consume very little food, basically women who put too much strain on their bodies in one form or another. From what I've gathered, women who loose their periods on raw foods eat very little fats. I would suggest that you explore this topic a bit further and find more opinions on it if your health is very important to you. Not all women who loose their periods are in a healthful place!
Here are a couple of very insightful interviews of Victoria Boutenko, the wife from the well known "Raw Family". They also started out with a heavy fruit intake and almost no greens, and their raw journey took them through interesting places. It's a great interview I think you might enjoy:
Interview Part 1
Interview Part 2
*returns to her lily pad*
It's possible that you stopped menustrating due to excessive weight-loss. If you truly want to be raw, try upping your calorie and fat intake. Good luck to you!
RAW since September 24th, 2007.
Vegan & wheat/gluten free since March 17th, 2007
Shiben, Thank you for sharing that link. It was very informative. It has possibly answered a question I have had in my head for quite a while. What was it like in the Garden of Eden? What did women do back in the Old Testament when they menstruated? Very possibly, they didn't! It has also motivated me to keep on the raw path. Thank you and God Bless you. :)
I Do Agree That Menstruation is not Necessary
I Do Agree That Menstruation is not Necessary
Originally Posted by momelock
I have seen woman without menstruation yet is healthy and many women live a very healthy life for more than thirty years after menopause. I have seen female goats bleed after they took wrong foods.
Sarah, the wife of Abraham gave birth to Isaac even after menopause. I don’t think it was only a miracle by the LORD, for the LORD does nothing against His own way or law.
There is a saying among the Chinese Daoism: “男人修成不漏精，女人修成不漏经”. In English: If a man succeeds in his practice, he will no longer leak seeds; if a woman succeeds in her practice, she will no longer leak menstruation. Some women did succeed in the history and currently some women are trying to pursue the condition without menstruation, which means perfect health and wisdom.
Just as toil is added to the normal human work as a punishment for humans’ sin (Genesis 3:17), menstruation is also added to women as a punishment for woman’s sin (Genesis 3:16). Because of humans’ sin, humans have to do many toils that would not be necessary, such as removing thorns and thistles, cooking and spoiling the originally good fresh foods, fighting against each other, making weapons, building huge houses, etc. Because of woman’s sin, it seems as if menstruation were a must to childbearing, and menstruation does bring much trouble to woman, therefore, pains for childbearing are not short time pains but lifelong pains. However, menstruation is actually not necessary, just as with other animals; it is but a punishment for sin, hence women used to be regarded as dirty when in menstruation or childbearing both in the Bible and in other ancient books.
Now the world seems to have gone astray in many ways: taking cooked food as standard food; taking Darwinism, atheism, materialism, etc, as standard theories; etc. Thus Isaiah wrote: “them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” (Isaiah 5:20).
Shiben 10/9/2007 6:45:50 PM
I was just thinking about that this morning.
Presumably, in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve would have eaten raw. And the story seems to suggest that after The Fall (when they were kicked out) is when Eve's monthly problems seemed to get nasty.
Perhaps those stories are a reflection of what happened when (among other things) humans switched from a raw diet to one of cooked food. The Garden of Eden may have been a paradise in more ways than one (any place without PMS seems like paradise to me!).
It's interesting to think about.
Read Anita Diamant's "The Red Tent" It is a fabulous book - it is historical fiction, but she really researched childbirth, menstruation, and midwifery in the time of the Old Testament. Honestly, it sounded great. Women were separated from the husband and lived in "The Red Tent" for 7 days, where they were fed only milk and honey by young, prepubescent girls. It was an amazing time of shared ideas and companionship. Sounds good to me.
Originally Posted by momelock
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