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.


Healings to Date

I mentioned at the beginning of my winter cleanse that I’d found my initial list of symptoms and that I’d like to post concerning the symptoms I no longer have, or that have improved. Here it is:

I no longer:

  • Ache all over
  • Have night sweats
  • Overheat
  • Have jumpiness/startle very easily
  • Have numbness or tingling in extremities
  • Am unusually clumsy
  • Insomnia
  • Tooth/gum pain
  • Dark specks floating in vision
  • Sore spot on top of head
  • Pain in hand when writing
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weak grasp
  • Rapid, fluttery heartbeat
  • Low back pain
  • Sciatica pain
  • Shin splints
  • Weak ankles
  • Buckling knees
  • Pain and swelling on knees
  • Swollen feet
  • Difficulty climbing stairs
  • Restless legs
  • Painful 1st steps in the morning
  • Pelvic pain
  • Feeling detached from reality/body
  • Blacking out
  • Cracking calluses on soles of feet
  • Foot pain, inside of heel
  • Pain down inner thigh
  • Cheek bones tender to the touch
  • Pain near left hip bone in abdomen


  • Fatigue, I am no longer tired all day, or even every day, for that matter
  • Sweet cravings, I no longer have them constantly and they do not control me
  • Yeast, making small strides in this areas since I began taking Adya
  • Don’t itch as much as I used to, less dry skin
  • Less angry and irritable
  • Hypoglycemia has improved considerably
  • Don’t bruise as much
  • Less dermographia
  • Dizziness is much less frequent
  • Post nasal drip is nearly nonexistent, no more coughing from it
  • Anxiety episodes and few and far between and not nearly as intense, no full blown attacks
  • Depression is rare
  • Tearing, dryness of eyes, and blurred vision is nearly gone
  • Heartburn is infrequent and can be remedied with ginger tea
  • Hypersensitive nipples/breast pain almost nonexistent
  • Bloating/gas/intestinal pain has improved
  • Nausea, less frequent and can be remedied with ginger tea
  • Immune System has strengthened quite a bit
  • Eczema is improved quite a bit
  • Short term memory has improved, less scattered thinking, better concentration

WOW. I thought it was only gone to be a few things! Well, that’s exciting. Its been fun revisiting my old life, NEVER going to relive it though!