Hi All who are watching this thread. Here is the update:
My Dad is now 2 1/2 months on raw food. We went through some pretty major cleansing I think, he still has a lot of mucous clearing, but - he does not sleep as much as he used to. He did sleep pretty much the whole day before, only getting up for food when I got him up (about 4 times waking him up before he would finally drag himself out of bed in mid afternoon. Now he gets himself up about 10 -11, and stays up till after dinner at night.
He went through the period where it got worse, where he pretty much did not even know where his room was and how many children he had. I thought - Oh, dear, I finished off my father, and was really scared. That lasted about 2 weeks, but then he started improving and now he says himself - " I was a total zombie, but now I am only half a zombie".
I used to have to take him down to the bathroom and supervise him brushing his teeth and them had to make sure that he would get into his pyjamas, but now I can give him instructions "Go downstairs, brush your teeth first and then change into your pyjamas" and he will do it!
He still gets it wrong sometimes, I send him downstairs with instructions to vacuum his room and he will steam mop it instead, but that is a far cry from previous situation of him forgetting half way down the stairs what he was going downstairs for.
He is beginning to take initiative like getting dressed before he comes up and shaving. I took him to the doctor and he gave him an OK to start going to the gym and also the doctor thought that Dad is of sound enough mind to sign his own will! He was also OK with me taking him off all the medication, so I am very relieved that I must be doing something right.
My father inquired couple of days ago if I think that he might improve enough so that he might get to drive again :-) With cataracts in both eyes it probably might not be a good idea though LOL.
So, raw food definitely works for Dementia!
Thanks Boshena! I know you must be super busy but if you have the time and desire, please feel free to post your story in the Testify! section, the link is at the top of the page.
This is so awesome. Thank you for sharing. :)
Sending lots of love. <3
wow - ive been hanging out to hear a update on how your dads been - THANK YOU so much boshena - your progress has bought tears to my eyes as i have neighbours who has dementia and it this is working for your dad then there is hope for some very special people around the world if they would only have some faith in raw low fat vegan food.
i met a coupl today wanting to cure cancer and they said they were doing the gerson therapy under the supervisor of natropath here (australia) and i said - oh yeah, how are you going with the vegan diet because harley has described it has a 90/05/05 diet- they said oh no we have chicken and fish daily - i was sick and said thats NOT the gerson therapy diet for cancer and stop telling everyone you doing gerson when your not.
aarrgghh i was hissed off.
Yes, a lot of people not ready for this, but I talked to one lady about raw food when she inquired how come I lost so much weight (17 kgs) over 3 months, I told her about raw food and she started just on green smoothies for breakfast and over the last 2 months she shed 8kgs. Another released 2 kg in a week and is really excited. Baby steps, but everybody needs to know. I had to hear about it about 5 times from different sources before I started paying attention, so, keep talking :-)
i totally agree boshena - sadly there are too many people not ready to live but great news on your lady friend - yes baby steps.
i always say - you dont fail if you get back up after falling and any change in a good direction thats sustainable is a step up not a step down no matter how small.
keep up the good work - im so proud of you guys !
We recently set up two websites (www.thefruiteaters.com, www.defruiteters.nl) to promote the lifestyle and we're handing out a lot of business cards every day. People are in general quite interested and increasing their fruit intake quite dramastically. I guess it just makes a lot of sense to people....
I really like your family's site =) I will share it on facebook =)
Thanks, I am trying to spread the word as much as I can. People have to know about it, because Alzheimer's is one of the most cruel diseases. Nobody deserves to get it, except perhaps the people who run the pharmaceutical companies. They need a dose of their own medicine for sure.
gerson diet fail....
This story was so inspirational. I loved hearing it. It makes me worry about my parents though, although somewhat healthy with a typical SAD I worry for them. EVentually though I feel like I will be doing the same as you!
You look great!
His B12 levels are great! I will be adding some supplements after I clean him out really well first. Another couple of weeks should do it.