Before and After raw in the process
Raw before and after in the process.
(if this is in the wrong section just move it to the correct one, and sorry)
Purpose:I am doing this because I would believe it would help me stay motivated.
Background: I am doing this diet because I've heard it can help with any skin issues, and I have bad acne that's been bothering me for quite a while. Also I want this diet to help me with my hyperhidrosis problems.
I will update this thread with pics every week.
comments are welcomed
Last edited by Overbech; 08-23-2008 at 03:47 PM.
I just want to provide you with some encouragement. I started raw also because of facial acne. It was very much like yours. The good news is that raw cleared my skin and lightened my dark scars. My skin is now baby-smooth with no acne or any signs that I had acne problems before. As long as I eat raw foods, my skin stays beautiful and clear. The bad news is that it was a very gradual improvement, about 10% improvement each month. It took me about 1.5 years to be completely acne free. Also, even after I became acne-free, if I ate a lot of cooked food, I would still get 1 or 2 pimples. But unlike in the past, these pimples usually stay around for only a few days rather than a few months.
Wish you a much faster improvement on your journey to become acne-free. :)
High raw since April 2006
thanks for the encouragement! I don't believe it will be hard to stay raw, I just started to really love it :)
Originally Posted by Linda1970
Hi Overbech, wishing you much success as you continue eating raw foods. I just wanted to mention my own experience. I started out with a specific goal to help me heal my knee and there have been so many other benefits. Although I didn't have acne, I would get a few blemishes on my chin and forehead if I overindulged in unhealthy foods when I was a vegetarian. That has completely disappeared on raw.
I'm by no means pushing this, just bringing it up that I've had a lot of success healing my body by fasting and eating raw foods. Have you considered juice fasting for a short period? Like 1-5 days? Or have you ever tried this? I find that it's one of the best ways to heal the liver, gall bladder, pancreas etc for those impacted with skin healing opportunities. Generally it's the liver and colon that require healing with acne. Especially the colon. A clear colon = clear skin. The master cleanse might be a great one for you to consider short term. Or even just drinking fresh squeezed lemon juice daily if you don't want to fast. Lemons are extremely good for cleansing and healing the skin - as well as cucumbers. Try drinking cucumber juice also. Just wanted to mention this to you for consideration.
Again good luck! You'll find a lot of great support on this board.
Don't eat dairy ever.. It has been said to mess up your skin. :) Good luck with your new eating habits. Eating RAW will cure ya.
ah you are going to love your skin!!! i had adult acne for 25 years... went raw and it's completely gone plus there are no more scars/redness at all on my face.
all the best on your journey!!!
i'm happy that everyone has had so much success with skin on this diet
im dealing with acne too. im hoping being 100 percent raw this coming month will get me on the track to clear skin.
Just wanted to pop in and offer my encouragement too !! and don't forget to drink lots and lots of water! I can't wait to see the next batch of photos after you've been on the living foods for a while....
Do you have Alissa's book? It will really help you alot to really stay successful and transition very easily to the Raw LIFEstyle....
RAWk on and good luck to you!!
You'll do fine.....My Best to you. Welcome Aboard.
Certified LIVING ON LIVE ,RAW FOOD Chef...........
Our PLANET is so Precious. God created this and its up to us to respect it. Did you know the Water we use today is the same water Moses used? RECYCLE everything you can at least once.... Let's keep this going...........
I'm starting to have some slip-ups yesterday I had 3 slices of pizza then some bread Oh well though, I felt crappy afterword and learned my lesson.
High testosterone will cause that. Lots of milk and meat products have excess hormones from injections and the stress that the cows go through.
Anger and stress causes a rise in testosterone. Spicy foods as well (moderation is key).
It's a fight and flight response. Our body readies ourselves with hormones to attack whatever that's threatening us. Live without fear, basically. Do not seek confrontation.
A happier stress-free temperament and taking out foods that are hormone laden will help.
Excess strength exercise will do it also. Balance your routine with distance running or swimming. Definitely no 'roids. Drink lots of water and sweat out the hormones.
Last edited by RawPaw; 09-01-2008 at 04:16 PM.
Hi there! You're a cutie ;) . Raw will certaintly make you look and feel even better.
~I am only interested in results. If something works, then an explanation is really just an intellectual exercise. ~
i'm just excited there's a boy on here. kidding, lol. looking good so far. from your arms, it seems like you work out. that combined with eating RAW should give you awesome results! keep us all updated! :)
"If we eat wrongly, no doctor can cure us. If we eat rightly, no doctor is needed." --Victor Rocine
I am a vegetarian by birth & naturally have a habit of eating raw-vegetables. I never have skin or hair or any physical-problems.
You look fit and raw-food will cure your skin problems naturally.
Wish you good-luck.;)
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