The Many Misadventures of an Aspiring Raw-Foodist

The purpose of this blog is to give you a realistic view of the transition to a raw vegan life and the restoration of health. It isn't always easy. I don't always feel amazing. But in the end it is worth it. My hope is that I can inspire others to make positive changes in their own lives.


Three Weeks on Adya

***UPDATE*** Adya Clarity has recently been recalled by its primary seller, Matt Monarch. This is due to inaccurate labeling and fraudulent marketing by the producer of the product, Adya, Inc. To view Matt's official appology click here. For more info on what has been discovered about Adya Clarity and Adya, Inc., click here.

I started taking the supershots on Oct. 11th (if you don’t know what I’m referring to, see the post just previous to this one). At that time my most troublesome physical symptoms were:

Frequent stomach pains

Digestive problems


Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Brain fog

Trouble concentrating







Muscle tension pain, esp shoulders and neck

Sweet cravings

Itchy dry skin

Dry scalp


Painful bloating


Mood swings

Loose stools

Sinus troubles/post nasal drip

Excess mucus


Poor memory

Weak fingernails

Stomach fat

Persistent cough

Earaches (no Dr. could ever identify a cause)

Muscle weakness

Sensitivity to fragrances/chemicals

Trouble comprehending simple things

Sore throat


Chronic pain


Food allergies/sensitivities

Gluten sensitivity


Loss of appetite

Teeth pain

Unrestful sleep

Light sensitivity

Blurred vision

Cold and heat sensitivity

Low body temp

Low blood pressure

Tingling/numbness in extremities

Foot pain

Dry mouth and eyes

Difficulty swallowing

Skin discoloration


Sensitivity to noise



Nail ridges

Jaw pain

Dark circles under eyes

Ingrown hairs

Dry, cracking heels

Rib pain

Poor night vision

Tonsil infections

A good 95% of these are common Candida symptoms, which is the reason I’m taking Adya. As I mentioned in a previous post I first heard about Adya when I saw a youtube video of Angela Stokes-Monarch talking about how she’d cured her own Candida.

I’m now 3.5 weeks in. For Angela it took about 6 weeks. After the 1st week I’d lost 3 lbs (that’s a lot for a person my size, considering I’m 5’7” and it put me at 117lbs). I felt pretty good. I was as un-bloated in my midsection as I can remember ever having been in my life. Then… I bloated. I bloated good. I bloated so big I looked an easy 6 months pregnant and felt like my skin was going to rip open and my organs were going to come bursting out. My muscle pain increased. I went into a major brain fog. I had an eczema flare up, had an acne breakout. A bunch of bad tasting mucus settled in the back of my throat and my nose ran nonstop. I got moody… okay, maybe not moody, more like ferociously angry. I became more light-headed than usual. My blood sugar went super-loopy. I wanted to eat the whole world, especially if it was sweet or salty. And lastly, I started expelling some of the nastiest smelling gas I’ve ever had… frequently and uncontrollably. It’s safe to assume I wasn’t in any mood for going out. Of course, all of this also made my anxiety worse as I wondered what on earth was wrong with my body (again) and felt like there was no hope or help for me and I for sure was going to die. Then I got over my dumb. DUH. Yeast die-off symptoms, silly! It’s got to get worse before it can get better. My body is still dealing with eliminating all those toxins, but it has improved over the past day. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what the coming weeks will bring. One thing I know, the Adya is doing something. There is hope. And hope is a great thing!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Do you have any updates on your experience with Adya in the past month? Thanks, Emerald.