Feel free to ask questions about the raw lifestyle and share your feelings...no question is too basic...
Glad to hear you are resting a lot in bed. If I had a history of cfs I would focus on rest and only do a bit of exercise to get my lymphatic system moving every day, trampoline jumping, five minutes of jumping jacks or even gentle arm circles and leg swinging. And a long night of sleep and get to bed early and a nap during the day, even just lay there with eyes closed for a spell. You are showing amazing recovery so far, it does take time, slow and steady wins the race! ;)
On a side note I have recently been using an earthing sheet with good results, you might want to check it out: http://www.earthing.com/Default.asp
The first things that pop to mind for me when someone has a lot of detox symptoms is dehydrated or not enough food. I mean if you are doing fully, or mostly, HCRV from standard diet you may well have some detox symptoms, but not typically to the extent that you are mentioning.
You mention that you are drinking a lot. Can you give a guess as to how much? Sometimes a person drinks a few glasses of water and feel like that's a lot. If that were the case I wouldn't be harping on it,. it's just a matter of perspective!
Also, you mention eating a lot of bananas, 40 is a good number! But on 40 you really should have enough calories that you are not tired all the time. Can you take a picture of what your bananas look like when you eat them? I am interested is a fairly close up shot of the bananas, with skin. Does the skin have a lot of brown spots? Are the bananas easy to peel, with the skin almost falling off as soon as you start tugging on the end?
The reason I ask is because a LOT of people feel like truly ripened bananas are "gross". My daughter is chief of them! LOL! She refuses to eat ripe bananas. If she ate 40 the way she likes them, I suspect she'd have a lot of problems! If your bananas are fully ripe, you really should have a good bit of energy from them.
So the biggest cause of a lot of detox symptoms are dehydration and not eating enough calories.
When I first went raw, I felt like crap for about 2 weeks, then felt awesome on the other side of that. However, at the time, I had not even heard of 801010 and was not eating enough calories. Later on when I went HCRV and had a better handle on hydration and calories I felt a LOT better going fully raw after having slipped off of it a bit.
yep i eat up to 35 day an drink over 3litres water .an the nanas are spotty yes they have spots no i dont need take pik of them lol,i love squishy nanas,. when i first went raw 8months ago i was feel like crap for 4months but ten i was fine
oh an im not harping we are here to help each other get advice . this is what these groups are for arent they for getting help an i wouldnt ask for help unless id already followed all the raw tips already like water n calories etc
If I ate 40 bananas, I'd need a long nap to sleep it off!
Detox doesn't follow rules, for it depends on what's made You toxic: poor 'food', heavy metals, stress or upset. Serotonin isn't everything! And more isn't the only solution; especially if bananas are meeting toxic waste inside.
Just getting our minds still and listening within can provide the solution.
I'm starting bananas and persimmons (since I've got 2 1/2 boxes) tomorrow because I like the simplicity of it and maybe I'll gain some weight. If not, that's okay. I'm looking forward to it, although bananas aren't my favorite. We've got lots of ripe ones. Looking forward to it! For at least two weeks and hopefully for a month if we can get enough ripe bananas as my daughter eats a lot of them every day.
I was wondering if I should add anything to my banana smoothies? I usually put coconut sugar and/or vanilla drops in them which makes them more appealing to me. I'm only doing bananas, no second fruit, and may eventually add greens in. But for the first week at least, just bananas.
So I guess my question is, will it hinder my BI experience to add sweeteners to my smoothies?