So last week, as you may know from reading/having read the following posts:
I embarked on a journey of self challenge and discipline, cleverly disguised as a Raw Fast. Of course, I’m sure you’re dying to know how well it worked for me besides the little bits I shared about how I felt, amount of energy, etc. Good thing is that I actually have some hard data to show the improvement! Here it is: the Magic of Raw Foods!
I consider myself a normal eater. I eat whatever I want, within reason, be it fish, meat, fruits, veggies, or treats. I practice intuitive eating, and nothing is taboo.
However, for the week of our Raw Fast retreat, I excluded cooked foods, gluten, lactose, sugar, and all animal products (including honey).
This stark exclusion resulted in a 7kg weight loss (>15 lbs). Interesting as it may seem, I don’t actually feel the weight loss. And, honestly, I think it’s because it’s not my focus. I was interested in the hard and factual health improvements I would experience.
Enter: Dark Field Blood Analysis.
Dark field analysis is a different way for medical professionals, usually naturpaths, to check the current state of our blood, giving clues to how we’re doing overall health-wise. A great video showing how it all works can be found in the first 5 minutes of this video. Online sources, like the Wiki, state that this type of blood analysis is pure quackery. *shrug*
All I have to say is that the pictures below are what I saw:
Quackery or no, I saw a marked difference in my blood in one simple week.
So what now?
The experiment is over. I came through to the other side with some new knowledge and a few new practices to help me along my healthy journey. Notably, how my daily movement has not incorporated nearly enough arm strengthening exercises!
Do I intend to become a raw foodist? Probably not. However, I have been turned on to new ideas about how easy it is to add more raw foods into my normal meals. Confession: my dehydrator has been running almost all week. The apartment smells totally food-tastic! Who knew there were so many things you can dehydrate?
Do you have specific questions about my experience? Want more details?
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