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I had been plagued with ill-health for as long as I could remember and the health service had given up on me diagnosing my problems as psychosomatic, shoved me on to anti-depressants and put me on the waiting list for CBT. I asked my GP if he thought it could possibly be food-related, but he waved this away, and declared it simply the lastest faddy pseudo-science. I struggled on for another year, but then I had an epiphany as I was eating a cheese sandwich, there was something definitely wrong with what I was eating. At that point, my reaslisation had nothing to do with the ethics of what I was stuffing into my maw, but the substance of the sandwich: It was a block of cheese sliced in half spread with cream-cheese and some green leaves - no bread.This was normal for me, as was eating kilner jars of mustard with a spoon.

I had a food intolerance blood test, and dscovered I was sensitive to dairy, eggs, mustard, yeast and sesame. Upon removing these from my diet, I began to feel better within three days, despite the massive DTs I was suffering. My health rapidly began to improve and I felt better and stronger than I'd ever been previously. I never caved in and ate the poisons, but I never wanted to or felt any cravings despite being previously addicted.

After a few years, I began to realise that, I was only comparatively healthy, there was still something not right, moreover, and just as importantly, I wasn't morally healthy as far as my diet was concerned, so my next step was to become vegan..

The same occurrred as the previous elimination process- a striking and almost immediate improvement in vitality - body and conscious.

A short time after, I heard of people who were raw foodists. Turned out they were the low-carb, high-fat raw, and I thought it sounded quite foul, but it was interesting, the avoidance of cooking, so I started researching the subject and one of the first images I found was of Freelee beaming, hair scraped back and downing a bucket of orange juice. I was entranced; there was something so strange - in a very VERY good way! - about how she looked; other-worldly. Quite apart from her enormous beauty, there was something you just do not see that often, something ineffable, radiant; health - Life, Love incarnate. So I clicked further... and here I am.

I have been eating high-carb, mostly raw, (always) vegan for the last two years. The last 6 months have been highly traumatic and stressful from a personal point of view, so I am physically at a low point and look a wreck in comparison to what I was at the start of last summer. My sleep has been erratic, and my water consumption hasn't been consistant, but I have solidly been 80-10-10, and I have kept as carbed up as possible. I have to pay tribute to the way of life, because I really think that I would have had a serious breakdown, given the events I've experienced, had I not had that strength of foundation the lifestyle provides.

Tribute too to Durian Rider and Freelee, for their tirelessly passionate crusade; not to forget the peacekeepers and all the members of this site. Thank you for your help; I've been a long-term lurker, but I feel like you are my friends, so I'd like you to regard me as yours now, too.

With love xx
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30bad is a fruit-focused vegan internet community which promotes a high carb fruit based vegan lifestyle free of any animal products. Our forum does not tolerate encouragement of anything contrary to this. Nor do we allow endorsement of non-vegan items or practises which involve the imprisonment, exploitation, abuse or murder of sentient beings. We also require our members to post with proper netiquette. Therefore, please indicate your intention:
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At 8:48pm on January 31, 2013, Stephane said…

Hi, we just had the Raw Fruit Festival in Spain in September 2012. Maybe you'd like to join us for 2013, September again, check this http://youtu.be/cXMZd1Ew3X0



At 1:37pm on January 21, 2013, ednshell said…

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