Doing better on raw vegan/plant diet, ie the 'Rawsome Diet'.
I have not been here for a while, as the animal proteins and fats affected me badly - liver, pancreas and bowels I think, ie cystisis/bladder infections twice within two months, gums bleeding and swollen gums on lower teeth, hair became dryer, painful scalp, more fatigue, sluggish elimination and constipation, more moody/grumpy, more headaches/migraine.
For now folks on this wonderful site, am having a go at raw vegan after obtaining a second book by the well known Dr Norman W. Walker, 'Vegetarian Guide to Diet and Salads'. One of his other books, 'Colon Health' was also excellent. I also have some books from Tonya ([url=http://www.beautifulonraw.com]Raw Food Diet - Health and Natural Beauty[/url]). for now, I start the day with juice of one lemon around 6am, a fresh raw veggie juice about 7am, another fresh veg juice about 11:00am with some soaked nuts such as almonds, brazils, hazelnut, walnut, pecan. I may add fresh coconut soon. Around 3pm, I eat fresh fruit, then make a green smoothie - fruit blended with green leafy veg such as baby spinach or kale / sea vegetables ie wakame or arame, a smaller veggie juice (more celery and cucumber, with maybe a little apple and carrot) around 5:30pm. If I am away from home, I just take fruits/veg/salad - today I am out and have some fresh live sprouted mung bean sprouts with me in my lunch salad. I have more energy now, can focus well in the mornings especially, elimination is improving, sleep is getting better and deeper, mood is better, headaches are less, bleeding gums have stopped, my hair on scalp is getting fuller and softer, facial skin is softer, the night sweats have mostly disappeared (were getting worse with each year for several years; these sweats started when I was in my twenties so is not just due to menopause or hormonal issues). I get enough fat by eating olives, avocados, soaked nuts, and naturally occuring fats in fruit/veggies/sea veg. I don't need extra cholesterol as my body makes all that it needs already. I don't miss dairy or ghee at all - my liver and pancreas are happy to I am sure, and love it that I don't need to cook or wash up greasy pans or buy/cut up meats etc (well, this is how I feel now - I'm sure you will wish me the best as I move forward) saving on energy/utility bills. I am patient and continue to research on nutrition by reading, and know that as the months go by, my other issues and weight will normalise and improve. I hope to continue to still check in from time to time with this site as learning from others and Mark is good too. Best regards.