Last Updated:15 June 1999
Created on Sun, 24 May 1998

Hi, I'm John and I'm new to this list. I've been lurking for the last few months. I have noticed a different spirit on this list than on others I have been on. It shows that you care for each other. Even when you debate, you do it in a loving spirit. Could it be the raw food?

About my self. I was on SAD until about age 30. Fruit was only to been enjoyed if it were baked in a pie or pastry with lots of sugar. Vegetables were only a side dish (when required by mom) and were cooked until mushy. For the last 4 years I have been adding more raw fruits and vegetables to my diet. I have been basically vegetarian for the last year and my goal is to go raw.

I have some questions. I have found that when I go all raw that my body rebels after about 3/4 days and I go on a cooked food binge. Even after that short period of time my energy level is up, my mental clarity is better, and I sleep less. But then the cravings overwhelm me. Any suggestions on how to get through this?

Has anyone tried colonics in conjunction with changing to a raw food diet? Does it help alleviate the symptoms of the detox?

How do you tell the difference between cravings and body intelligence telling you what to eat?


If you would like to write to John, you may send e-mail

Please don't forget to sign the guestbook when you leave!

To Rawtimes Return to All Raw Times Homepage