Words can not describe what incredible changes have happened to me as a result of this seemingly radical diet change. After eleven years the peaceful realization of the reality of the whole thing has set in. The first few years were rough, since my ego would not let me let go of old habits. But luckily my mind and dedication persevered. I had to do it
From three-times faster recuperation from hard workouts to triple the endurance I had when I was 19 (32 years ago), to extremely fast healing from cuts, to forgetting what a sore throat or congestion even feels like, to waking up full of energy without morning breath, to never having any of the so-called cold and flu symptoms that most people constantly complain about… this has been a wild ride, literally.
I remember my beard would get razor bumps a long time ago. That was diet too! Amazing. But it makes sense. Your skin is the largest eliminative organ, so when clogged with processed food, refined oils, cooked food and other toxins, it exudes a rough and bumpy texture. Of course. Now I can use the low cost razors and I have had perfect shaves for over a decade. (Going 100% vegan 25 years ago also helped, but raw really did it).
Of course those who are on a clean diet know that breath and body odor become a thing of the past. That “stuff that you wake up with” in the corners of your eyes never returns either. I think my last box of kleenex was purchased a decade ago? I can’t remember.
Bruises, interestingly, for myself and also for Bonnie, Scott, Barbara, and my mom are never purple or yellowish, and they heal in a day or less if there is any indication of swelling at all. Cuts heal fast of course- it blows you away the first time you notice this- in other words the body is functioning as it should.
There are so many other things- big and small- that we experience that I could go on and on. At this point the fireworks of discover are over. I just feel blessed that I am one of those people who trusted logic, nature and “god” science, and most of all, had the perseverance to keep on going even though most people were not as gung ho ten years ago or even before that when we went vegan.
Now I am convinced- I own the fact why doctors, nutritionists and so-called experts (you know- the ones responsible for the health and economic crisis) are not fully convinced that the 100% raw vegan diet (when done right, not the way the media portrays it) is the only way to prevent and reverse chronic disease. These people who are supposed to know how to help others simply have never helped themselves. There is no other explanation.
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