My name is Megan, and I'm a graduate student in Manchester. I was first made aware of the concept of raw food about a year ago when I was volunteering in a co-op, and we served raw food specials and things like that.
I've been mostly vegan since 1999, and I love learning!
At first the idea of raw sounded strange- I mean, I was on a whole food vegan diet...now what would my family say?! But the more I learned about it, the more intrigued I became, and a few months ago I decided that it was something I wanted to do. I waited because I knew that the time wasn't right for transitioning (moving from Colorado to Virginia, and then Virginia to England), and now I've been here 6 weeks and am settled in!! I'm starting what I guess you'd call high raw? For one thing I hate wasting food (especially when I don't have much money and it's organic/free-trade, etc!!), and so I've got some whole wheat pasta, cabbage (right now I prefer it steamed) and so on that I'll finish off at some point.
My main interests are health concerns. I have a genetic disease with neuro/cardiological complications, so while I don't expect to be "cured," I do think that I could be a lot better. Right now I'm on 7 prescription medicines, and I would love to see that number go down!! On top of this, medications I have been on left me with excess weight (including super chipmunk cheeks!), and as I cannot perform much exercise, I haven't had much luck with dieting.
But I'm not on this for a quick diet fix- when it starts to help, that's me set for life! (By the way, yes it does bother me when people say that we ONLY get sick when our bodies are toxic. I think not only can illness be real, but I know it- I was born that way. And yes, I love my mother! ;) )