Sounds like you had a miserable time.
The flip side to this: I did 40 days of raw food recently - I quit coffee,
quit my beloved diet Pepsi, and quit eating one of the major food groups,
chocolate. No, I did not do this gradually; I read about it, and then set
a date to do it....followed raw food principles faithfully - not once did I
The results: I had NO detox - none, nada, nyet, whatever. I never even
had a twinge of a headache from giving up caffeine. (And we won't even go
into how many years I drank coffee.) I would certainly think that if I
were going to have any effects, I would have had them right away. At least
that makes sense to me.
If anyone is considering eating raw, but the detox heebie-jeebies have you
worried, rest assured it's not as bad as you may think.
Jump in and just do it.
> Date: Wed, 28 Aug 2002 07:55:46 -0700 (PDT)
> From: Regina DeLuca <regdeluca@...>
>I can tell you from my own experience.....where to begin?
>Headaches (migranes), joint aches especially in my jaw, neck and upper
>back, fatigue, coldness, swelling (edema), rashes and/or acne in areas
>around lymph. odor under arms, abdominal bloat, foggy and
>dizzy, burning eyes, kidney infection, yeast infection, etc, etc, etc.
>It definitely depends on how sick the body is to begin with.
>Hope this helps!
> raveness2002us wrote:I am a new raw foodist and I have been reading a
> great deal about the
>process of detoxification once the body goed from cooked to raw. i am
>interested in hearing about first hand accounts of what to expect
>with detoxification. So if you can please share your exprience it
>would be greatly appreciated.