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.


Good News and New Endeavors

It’s been a while since I updated. I do have some good news to share. I recently began the process of getting a certification in Wellness Coaching. I’m LOVING it! It’s so exciting; I’ve hardly slept at night since I began. My mind is spinning with business ideas and with all the things I’ve been learning. I set a goal to have my certificate by September, at which point I will begin working one on one with people to assist them in improving all aspects of wellness. Once I complete this certification, I plan to get a certification in Food Psychology. There are several others I also plan to get, but those are the first two. I will be using Craniosacral Therapy and Quantum Touch in my practice to help facilitate healing in my clients. Another method of healing I’m planning to employ is Meridian Tapping At some point I also plan to get a certificate in Raw Food Nutrition and Hypnotherapy. This is all very exciting! I will keep you updated on my progress and let you know when I begin seeing clients and when my website is up and running. I have big plans for how I will be able to reach people worldwide, giving one on one focus… wait for it!
In other news, last April I began seeing an internal medicine specialist who uses enzyme therapy. I had many positives throughout my body on the initial tests. Each time I’ve seen her I have fewer and fewer. I’m finally to a point where I don’t bloat and look pregnant every time I eat! I no longer get nausea and migraines while menstruating. I have less painful gas. I do not have nausea daily anymore, typically once every two weeks or so. The supplement I’m currently on is supposed to be helping to calm my nervous system and help me to sleep at night, but I haven’t seen an improvement yet.
The third, and last bit of news, related to the digestive news, is that after having a large lump in my lower right abdominal quadrant for a good 6+ months, I’ve decided to do a parasite cleanse. I had my specialist palpate the lump. She thought at first it might be appendicitis, but after doing a few tests she said it wasn’t likely. Her next guess was diverticulitis, but after coming home and studying that I really don’t think it is. There were no conclusive answers. I remembered reading in Norman Walker’s book Colon Health that upon x-ray of the colon if there is a certain shape of “pocket” at the beginning of the colon (the cecum) it is a parasite nest. This is not uncommon. Most of us have parasites and don’t realize it, even in developed countries. So I spent a week or two researching. The symptoms of Candida are the same as those for parasites, and the herbs that kill parasites also kill Candida. I found a great product called paraGONE by ReNew Life. It’s a 35 day cleanse. It’s pretty simple, you just take a few capsules and a liquid tincture several times a day along with a digestive enzyme, probiotics, and a fiber supplement which also contains probiotics. It’s all herbal. The reviews are awesome and it is a well-known, reputable product. The kids will also be doing the kid version of it. I plan to begin in the next few weeks; I just ordered my kit today. I will keep you all updated. Wish me luck! Also, I would urge you to do some research on parasites. You may also be infected. If you’ve got 3 or more of the following symptoms, it would be a good idea to do a cleanse (even if you don’t have symptoms, sometimes there aren’t any, it’s just a smart thing to do once a year). Here are some of the symptoms:
• Allergies
• Anemia
• B-12 Deficiency
• Bed-wetting
• Blindness/Worsening Vision
• Brain fog
• Central Nervous System Impairment
• Chest Pain
• Chills
• Colitis
• Cognitive Impairment
• Coughing
• Diarrhea or constipation
• Digestive complaints (gas, bloating, cramps, nausea, vomiting)
• Disturbed sleep
• Dizziness
• Enlargement of various organs
• Fever
• Gray hair
• Headaches
• Immunodeficiency (get sick easily)
• Insomnia
• Iron Deficiency
• Irritability/nervousness
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome
• Jaundice
• Joint pain
• Lung Congestion
• Memory Problems
• Muscle cramps
• Night Sweats
• Overall fatigue
• Pain in the navel
• Persistent skin problems
• Post-nasal drip
• Ravenous appetite (or loss of appetite)
• Rectal itching
• Skin ulcers
• Sugar craving
• Swelling facial features
• Teeth grinding
• Unusual Sweating
• Unusual weight loss or weight gain
• Vaginitis
• Weakness