Will Rawfoods heal age(liver spots)?
You don't realise this but all of you have been such a major impact on me. You see I decided enough was enough if I want to change for the better I will have to take action now, you are what you eat and that is soo true. After reading post after post on the subject of eating raw living foods, I decided I too will try it and am happy to say I am now 100% raw since Monday (a week ago). But my success is due to all you wonderful people who have unknowingly motivated me. I wasn't able to use the computer for the past few days and therefore couldnt read any more posts and I tell ya, It felt like I'd lost my best friend thats how much you guys impact on other peoples lives.....sooo KEEP IT UP !!!!! and THANK YOU !!! :)
I love food like you can't believe, iam a seafood eater (see food and eat it! )
but the strangest thing happened to me and I would like to share that with those of you who are finding it difficult to stick to this new way of life.
My sister (who btw isn't raw YET! ) phoned me yesterday and asked if I could buy her some fried chicken and chips which I did. I could not even look at the fried chicken or chips because it made me sick. I mean get this, I would walk past people eating outside MacDonalds and would again feel sick, I look at the food and thing how could they possible eat this stuff.
Anyway, I guess what iam trying to say is just stick it out and your body will soon tell you that the food your eating is the RIGHT food for you, just give it a chance.
Gee wiz i think iam writing a book here so i'd better stop.
Just one final word 'THANK YOU" all.
uh oh I just forget I didn't ask my question hahaha hmmm is amnesia a symtom of detox i wonder ???? only kidding :)
okay, the question is, has anyone had success in eliminating age sposts or liver spots from their face. I've got a few unslightly marks that popped up on my face months ago and am crossing my fingers that this new way of eating will clear them up for good.
any help would be appreciated.
Jo-Ann if I haven't said welcome to you welcome :) We are really glad to have you here. Hmm I am not sure on your question but for a lot of folks their skin eventually becomes younger looking and to me this would include what you mentioned. Anyone have experience with this?
Yes, eating raw does help the liver spots - oh welcome as well. These occur on the face when you have a dirty liver - it is unable to eliminate the toxin through a normal process, or is it slow and thus the liver spots manifest themsleves. You will find people with diabetes, high cholestrol, high stress can develop these dark spots on their skin.
For me, the one of the left face cheek (every now and then you have to be very specific), has lightenen a lot, the one on the right side is still dark but not as dark as it was and my complection is far better than it ever was - I actually glow.
I have cheating myself by not being 100% raw, and even then I have had some major accomplishments. Beginning tomorrow, I plan to begin the 30 day challenge. Join me and lets work this together.
Be blessed ;)
Welcome Jo Ann!! Great to know the answer to that Sweet Lips thanks!
thanks everyone for making me feel welcome, and Sweetlips thank you for your advice, I used to have a very nice complexion and people used to always comment on it but after years and years of neglect by eating the wrong foods namely "junk foods" my body couldnt cope anymore with the rubbish I was feeding it, I guess its like you said, the body gets so over taxed that it has to show up somewhere and with me unfortunately its my face, but nevermind, now iam on 100% raw this should improve the spots well at least lighten them up like yours have, heres hoping, fingers crossed.
Oh and what is the 30 day challenge? I apologise in advance for my ignorance, I havent bought Allissa's books or DVD's yet, but will be purchasing them within the next few weeks once i get some money together. I hope Alissa ships to Australia? I have read a some of you are taking this challenge and Iam intrigued to know what it is.
Hi Jo-Ann, i'm hopin gto to heal a few live spots i got them just under my breasts when iwas pregant with my first daugther and they have been there ever since.
I just recievd my book from Alissa and i'm in AUstralia, it doesn't take very long at all to get here. ANother Aussie how exciting, I'm in Melbourne :)
Welcome Jo-Ann! I just wanted to say that eating raw definitely has an effect on your skin. My skin is clearer and smoother in both color and texture now that I'm raw, whereas it's splotchy and uneven and my freckles stand out more when I wasn't. I just finished a 5-day juice fast, and I saw an amazing change in my skin in that short time. Take a look at the 30-day online diaries and photos. There is one of Tanjaswe's face before and after 3 weeks raw. You won't believe it!
"The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity." - Rollo May
thanks for that, will check out the site you suggested oh and veganmama iam from sydney....can't wait to get my hands on Alissa's book! :)
Hi Vegan Mama,
Your post caught my eye . . . as I saw some simularities that I had. I thought I would just share my story.
When doing a search on age spots / liver spots, I read that they usually show up on your body where the sun hits, i.e. arms, legs, face. (the articles say the sun causes them, but I really don't buy into that as I hardly was out in the sun most of my life, but now I try to get out more for natural Vit. D.)
I had spots on my midriff area. Since I have a ton of liver/age spots, I was able to compare the two areas, midriff to my other body parts and found that they did look a little different. The spots on my midriff were hyperpigmentation. I showed it to my doctor and he didn't think anything of it. I have/had Hashimoto Thyroiditis, which usually affects the adrenal glands. I had my adrenal glands treated (note: this is all before I knew about eating raw), and within 2 months of being on cortisol, my spots on my midriff area was gone, after being there for 5+ years. But I still have all my liver spots, which I hope to conquer with a raw diet.
Anyway, I thought I would just share what I found about my "spots", just in case your spots are hyperpigmentation and not liver spots. BTW, a lot of women (including me) become hypo and/or get Hashimoto Thyroiditis right after giving birth, and you mentioned your spots came after the birth of your child.
Here is a website that gives the symptoms of weak/insufficient adrenals:
Eating a raw diet will probably reverse whatever the cause is of the spots on your midriff. Just wanted to share my "spot story" :)
<>< Helen of Tennessee
Would you mind me asking you if you are still taking cortisol?
I didn't think this thread applied to me--but then i realized i got small mole size light brown spots all over my tummy after giving birth!! I asked the 'duh'ctor about them and he said it just happens or some other insightful statement. So i will have to look up Helen's website. So you are saying they have something to do with the Adrenal glands after birth and can go away?? I never thought they may go away--assumed i would have them forever as that is what the 'duh'ctor led me to believe. I also got red tinier dots--anyone know what they might be?? Less of those--maybe 6.
Hi Wrecked Spark,
No, I'm no longer on cortisol. I was on a low dose for a year. I went off of it a few years ago, tested normal, no more fatigue, and hyperpigmentations have not come back (but I still have as many liver spots!!!!).
My redish, brownish spots were about 1/4" inch and I had about 6 or 7 of them on my midriff. Then I had one that was about 1" by 1 1/2". I haven't done a lot of research on this, but in my case, I did have hashimoto Thyroiditis and from what Dr. Jefferies, author of "Save Uses of Cortisol", he says anyone with an autoimmune disease will have insufficient adrenals and one symptom of insufficient adrenals are hyperpigmentations. So this fit me and I found the cortisol to work. BUT I now know, I probably could have overcome them with an all raw diet, just would take longer. The fatigue was a killer, and was glad I did the cortisol. Within 2 weeks I could do anything that anyone else could. This really helped in being able to shop, to drive the 30 minutes each way to Wild Oats for good organic produce. (BTW, finding a doctor to treat insufficient adrenals is exteremly hard to find, I had to go out of state to find one).
<>< Helen of Tennessee
Hi Wrecked Spark,
So glad you were able to straighten that whole mess out - WOW. You sure did have a lot to deal with!
I know steroids (Prednisone, etc.) are very high in cortisol and will really do a number on you (weight gain, moon face, etc). I'm thankful I had a great doctor and he used cortisol, which is about 1/4th the strength of Prednisone, and used a very small dose. I was tested to make sure I didn't get to much; of course I was tested before, hence, the reason we knew I was too low in cortisol. He just brought my cortisol levels up to where they should be and to let my adrenals rest and rebuild. A year later I was taken off the cortisol and my adrenals appear to be functioning fine now.
It's so important that each of us research everything we can, then do what's best for ourselves. I'm so glad we can share on here our experiences, in hopes it might help someone else.
But I can't say enough, I sincerely believe a raw diet will take care of just about almost anything. I'm just not that strong to stop my thyroid meds, but I sure will continue on my raw journey and continue to have my meds cut back until I'm off of them.
<>< Helen of Tennessee