Hi guys, i´m from Brazil, follow the 811 for almost 4 months now. Since I started I lost some weight, but it is ok for me and I love my body right now. I no longer have candida, migraines, I have a lot of energy to run. Since I am low fat raw vegan, my time has improved a lot in the races and I am so much happier now than ever. I don´t use any medication, i quit even birth control pills. But my facial skin is terrible! A lot of acnes even in the neck! All of this is it detoxification?
I am in my 2nd week of 811 and I am also experiencing very bad acne. People say that detoxing can come as late as 6 months into the diet, so that would be my guess. I can't imagine what else would be causing it...
Yes, we have to be patiente... :-)
This is your body's third kidney trying to filter. The lymphatic system is trying to remove waste and your kidneys aren't keeping up with the detoxing basically. So yes, 'healing crisis' which is directly correlated with your GI tract.
Also - birth control pills have been messing with your hormones - your body needs to get back on track and definitely will be trying to recreate balance - no worries!
A lot of things that help during this (and to make it go faster) is to drink plenty of water, very high fruit to no fats for a while, and even do a colonic! Years of eating mucous forming, lymph clogging food transforms into mucoid plaque that clogs the villi of your intestines and sticks to the walls of your colon ... sometimes it needs help completely breaking free (and moving), and that's why colonics are so beneficial. (Matt Monarch RAVES about the benefits, so if you're interested go watch a YouTube video from the RawFoodWorld... :) )
Personally, I've had skin problems since I hit puberty (which now I believe has a lot to do with having my tonsils removed at age 4 and growing up in the meat/dairy midwest). Going 80/10/10 to 90/5/5 made the biggest difference, but I really saw the most improvement doing herbs from www.godsherbs.com - lymph, endocrine, kidneys, and stomach and bowel. Our organs and glands have really taken a hit from the environment, stressful lives, chemicals everywhere, and of course the foods we eat. They help to kickstart it... However, colonics are super amazing for speeding up the healing crisis and I'd recommend them.
In time this should clear up on its own, too, so don't worry and stay strong!
Hi Amanda, thank you for your help! I will bem strong!
Hi Yulia, I agree with you, i won´t make any colonic...
I quit the pill at the same time that I started to follow the 811, almost 4 months. My periods are very regular since then, and better, just two day of period without any pain ;-).
The only problem is my skin... but i took bith contoll pills for 18 years! Could you imagine that??? I eat o lot of greens, at least 2 heads os lettuce, rockets in one day...And a lot of water ...
So, a eat a lot of bananas... don´t say that it can be bad...
Thank you for the response! :-)
hey yulia, I was interested in what you said about your period. I am on my second month raw going on my third and I just started breaking out terribly. Also prior to this I hadnt gotten my period in five months but ive never taken birth control. Something that I think might have affected this was anorexia..But I stopped three months ago and still didnt get my period until just recently. Is loosing my period unhealthy?
It took six months of veganism for my skin to clear up. If I ever get off track, my skin tells the story right away. Do drink a lot of water, and avoid soy and wheat and give it a little more time:)
I don´t eat soy or wheat... i think I have to be patience...
I just love this video, thank you!