Need Help Again!!
I posted on this group about 6 months ago. I have been getting dizzy spells with vomiting for about 6 years now. Sometimes I go 6 months without getting an attack which last 6 to 24 hours and then I will get several in a few weeks. I have been 99% raw for almost a year now. I still get the attacks though. The frequency has not changed but they are less severe. I do not exercise much because that seems to bring them on which I find very confusing because everybody says exercise is good. I go to acupuncture now - 3 times a week - it makes some difference but not a lot.
I am a bit disillusioned because everybody says raw will cure you of everything (well almost) but very little is happening for me. What am I doing wrong?
Here are some words about my diet. I purchased a vitamix blender 1 month ago and now I drink 6 glasses of green smoothie a day. I was using my old blender but it finally gave out on me. I was only drinking 3 glasses of green smoothie a day with my old blender. I eat soaked raw oats in the morning with raisins and raw nuts and fruit. I also have hemp protein powder with some supplements. I have a salad for lunch with raw cheese and flax crackers. Sorry, I am not vegan. For dinner I have a salad and I cook some fish to a temperature of 125 degrees in the dehydrator.
Also I get quite a few headaches - I am not sure if that is detox or part of being unwell.
This sounds frustrating. I trust you have had it checked out by a doctor? Have you had a full blood panel to check blood sugar and liver and kidney function?
These symptoms can be caused by so many things from an inner ear issue to a
serious toxicity problem. (I am not a medical professional. )
I would really suggest the raw VEGAN lifestyle. Try it! See if you feel better. I wish you the best with this challenge!
Last edited by shashibala; 05-08-2008 at 06:43 PM.
Suggestion: If you're not getting the results you want, do something different. Yes, raw will cure/heal most anything BUT, imo, you've not made the final leap. Raw cheese as in dairy? Fish? As in dead mercury-laden dead sea critter?
You are not "cooking" the fish in the dehydrator. You are heating it up. Think potential parasites.
I ditto what Shashibala said. 100%, 100% of the time for 30 days. Give it a shot and get back to us please.
I agree with both posts. Make sure you have seen a doctor and had a full blood panel run, and at least cut out the fish, if not the cheese and the fish. I know making that leap is hard. I am a cheese maniac, I love the stuff. But try it for one month and see. What is in your green smoothies are you getting enough fruit? I have heard that some people have a hard time with some raw greens like kale and collard, but I urge you to try 100% raw vegan for one month and see what happens.
Could you be gluten intolerant? I am and also have allergies to dairy, eggs, and yeast.
I used to have vomiting attacks out of the blue until I eliminated those foods.(along with shaking, palpitations and extreme anxiety). I also wouldn't get an attack immediately afterward. Sometimes it would take a few days of eating the offending substance. I also had gut parasites and infections since my immune system was depressed due to the allergies
Try eliminating those foods. You could also have a test done for gluten intolerance.
Hope you feel better soon.
I also want to say that my vomiting attacks last 6 hours or more unless I take medications. Its awful so I really feel for you. I wouldn't wish it on anyone. The last attack I had was last month at my Mom's house in Florida. I had been to a restaurant the day before and there must have been something in the food I didn't know about.
My adrenals are still recovering from years of this(It started 12 years ago).I have low blood pressure and I feel dizzy sometimes. I was exercising a lot but now do gentle yoga and walking. I have to rebuild my body. I am also very thin and can't gain a pound. I am hoping this will do the trick.
Lets support each other on this journey.
I am sorry you have suffered from this for so long. That is not a pleasent way to live. I am sure you probably have done some of these suggestions. I would switch to a different dr and accupucturist if you are going that much and it has not completly gone away then they are not doing a proper job. if you have not seen one an ear throat nose doctor. Also get your blood checked out. Also try giving up the fish for a month to see if it helps. I am not sure if you use caffiene but if you do try to get it out of your diet. Have you tried cranial sacral massage.
10 pounds released and more to go
Vegan thing etc.
Thanks for your replies. Thanks for the offer of support June. I will take you up on that. I am scared to go 100% vegan because I have been diagnosed as protein deficient by a few people although scientific tests were not done. The ENT doctor thought I was and 2 chiropractors thought I was. Before the fish and cheese deal that I do now I was just eating cheese in the evening and just a small piece. I cannot believe that giving that up would have much impact. I bought myself a vitamix blender recently so my green smoothies are easier to digest. I drink about a quart of green smoothie a day. Is this enough? Will this give me the protein. Somebody also told me that men need more protein.
About 3 years ago I went on a high protein diet with cooked food I might add. I ate fairly healthy - a salad a day, fruit in the morning, whole grains but lots of cooked meat and fish. I actually felt pretty good for 6 months better than now. I ran about 10 miles a week and survived on less than about 7 1/2 hours a day sleep. But then I started pushing it, a habit I have. I'd see if I could go with less sleep, do more etc. Then I had another attack which was bad. So then I decided to go to raw. I feel much weaker with raw food. I sleep 9 hours sleep a night on average and run 1 mile a week!! I have lost weight - 20 pounds. I still have attacks just not as bad but more frequent. I am very confused. Logically raw food makes sense so why is it not helping me.
I think Im going to have to see another doctor.
Not doing caffeine. Have not done it since starting raw 10 months ago.
Your dizzy attacks sound very similar to mine. They used to last about 6 hours and I would throw up every 20 minutes. They were like that before I went raw. Now they last 24 hours and I do not throw up unless I get out of bed. I recover much quicker from these new attacks. Every so often I just feel slightly dizzy, in the background and I know I need to take it easy.
I did go to hospital the first time I got dizzy and they did many tests and found nothing wrong. They told me not to move my head so quickly. I kid you not.
You might wish to do a bit of research on the difference between the fact that, in order to assimilate "protein" from dead animal carcasses, the protein has to be broken down into usable amino acids. In fruits, vegetables, greens, seeds and nuts, the amino acids are already available and assimilable.
Consider this ~ how many people do you know you have died from protein deficiency? People who cook their food kill about half of all nutrients. They still live on and then die from "natural causes". Usually cancer or heart disease caused by eating animal products. If you've not read it, I'd suggest you get "The China Study".
I think a quart is good depending on how much/many greens you are putting in. Add a couple of salads or wraps using collard greens and you'll be in even better shape.
Just know, ALL fruits, veggies, greens, seeds and nuts contain amino acid... just in varying quantities. Hmmm.. just thought of something... are you taking any B vitamins? Try that and make sure it's got b-12 in it and see if you can find something natural.. maybe an herbal blend.
Dizzy is not normal. My twins both get dizzy periodically, one more-so than the other. Homeopathy, which heals, has cured this problem. I highly recommend finding a good homeopath in your area. I hope that everyone who feels dizzy feels much better very soon.
Okay, so you have changed what you are putting into your body... BUT, have you considered what you are getting out?? Detox in the form of colonics, colemas and or enemas can only help that dizziness and vomiting. A colon cleanse, a few liver flushes and a parasite cleanse may be the key to unlocking your body's health.
These are safe, common and cheap procedures that have made a huge impact on my life and health.
I only have time to scan this thread (sorry). It doesn't appear that anyone has mentioned the possibility that this is hormonal too. Especially if you have been losing a lot of weight or your weight is below your norm. If you're eating extreme amounts of soy products, that could be causing some hormonal fluctuations. I'm not a doctor either. Some dizziness in women really is not a big deal on account of hormonal changes that are ongoing all the time. Dizziness to the point of vomiting is, in my opinion, extreme. I've had some significant dizziness in my lifetime from various causes but none of them caused vomiting. I'd put the homeopathic stuff to the side and see an MD. The sad part about my experience with homeopathic medicine is that just above everybody considers themself an expert - even though they have had minimal to no meaningful training. There are good reasons why most doctors have about 10 years of schooling under their belt. Doesn't make them perfect, but if you want meaningful advice, the more training the better. It could be something as simple as Helicobacter pylori. We get a lot of that around Wyoming for some reason. Such organisms tend to run rampant with organic foods since there is little to no processing to guard against opportunistic bugs/germs. I have such an aversion to vomiting that even 1 time sends me off for medical help. That's only my viewpoint on the matter.
"No resident will say, "I am sick". --Isaiah 33:24--I live for the day when no one will say that!! :D :D
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