Hi :). My name is Mat, I am 21 and have just recently familiarized my self with this whole Raw Food thing.
Let me just give a bit of a background and what has led me up to wanting to go all raw and organic.
So ive been dealing with alot of digestion issues for the past while now, and I think this poor digestion is a keyfactor to my near constant anxiety and brainfog. Over the past year ive been on a program called truehope, this company distributes some top of the line multivitamin made to treat mental illness. Theres lots on youtube about it.
Anyway, I had decent success with it. Before it I was on some antipsychotic which did nothing but make me all lazy and emotionless. The withdrawal was horrible!
Now im at this point, where I dont think all this anxiety I am going through is still withdrawal anymore, It feels like something isnt working right inside my belly. Everytime I eat meat, bread or things high in sugar my anxiety and brain fog gets soo extreme, I normally just lay in bed and pass out.
Ive been doing alot of soul searching over the past several months, I kept looking for a way out of this mess so I could function like a normal human being. Sure enough I met this guy and we had all these deep convo's about nutrition and health, then He brought up about being vegan and how he feels soo much lighter and calmer then ever. He also told me how he used to be in rough shape and doped up on some anti-depressant.
So ever since ive been researching about raw foods and quitting meat and all that stuff. And I started experimenting with eating nothing but ground grown foods and viola I think I found the solution to all this mental/physical nonsense ive been going through.
At home ive been struggling with trying to maintain this diet though, especially since my dad thinks its a silly idea and he is in the mind set that humans need meat to function(And I dont argue so I end up just eating meat). Good news though! I am moving out in a week, so I can fix my body :)
So theres my story :) It feels as if all this praying to the universe has brought me here. I believe faith is the key to success.
I believe you are on the right path. There's a reason they call your stomach the "second brain". A clean and healthy diet free of meat, dairy, processed foods. Eat whole organic fresh fruits and vegetables for the majority of your food and it will transform your life. I wish you success on your journey.
Welcome!! I wish you the best of rawesome health!! You are definitely onto something Gluten, sugars, pesticides, hormoes and pharmaceuticals all create that mind fog you've been experiencing. Make sure you keep your nutrient density high and your belly full:)
Thank you to both :). Tomorrow is a big day for me :). I will be moving out my my parents which means I can officially begin this raw diet and fix my self :). This brain fog/anxiety and constipation just keeps me from getting out and livin life. So hopefully after a few days of eating raw, my belly will decide to work and I can atleast get out and have fun :)
You will definitely feel better and your body will have what it needs to heal when you fuel yourself with lots of fresh, living foods. Good luck on your health journey Mat! I wish you the best! :)
Sending love and light to everyone, everywhere, always! :)
You're a very courageous young man! Kudos to you for looking for real answers. Raw food will give you a life you never thought possible!
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