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The Raw Food Community,for the most part, has not figured out the importance of absorbing the toxins – sludge that gets stirred by this cleansing diet. The main talking heads often do not know the back side of cleansing. No pun intended.  Why or how juicing, Juice Feasting, eating raw vegetables, fruit,  herbal supplements, fasting, etecetea deeply taxes the body, is not truly understood by the majority of these people. I am talking about their direct experience. If this was the case, advocating the consumption of an 80% raw diet would not be so often heard from by these “experts”. Here are some thoughts and suggestions…


Many people feel really great when they first start eating raw foods. Somewhere down the line, things often change. Sometimes people start to feel sick because their bodies have so much to discharge. This comes from stored waste and acids in their organs and tissues. People often are inspired to start this kind of diet due to an already sluggish upper and lower GI tract. The deep cleansing of the raw diet can cause a great deal of bloating and other really uncomfortable symptoms. Use your imagination.


Well, age usually plays a huge role in all of this. The older a person is the more exposure they have had to environmental toxins that exist in our air, water, food and more. One real problem with many leaders in the Raw Food Community is that they have often come to it at a young age and are giving advice to people much older. Many of these people are men and know very little, if anything, about the physiology of w0men of all ages.


It is not practical or feasible for most people to have colonics from a colon therapist. Enemas are one possibility, but they do not clear the acids and waste that build up on the upper GI Tract. The amount of waste that is stirred up by raw fruits, vegetables, seaweeds, etcetera is pretty overwhelming to most any human living in the industrialized world. Yes, even children. BTW, I have had many colonics and am a colon therapist. I am not against colonics, but I am realistic about how many are needed to keep up with the decades of waste most people carry. Unless you have actually experienced it, it is pretty unimaginable.


I highly suggest that people look at Unique Healing Program Donna Pessin wgebsite. Open your mind to what Donna Pessin has to say about the use of clay for the absorption of toxins, to heal the digestion and bowel. There are a few other substances involved in this program to rid the body of parasites, infectious bacteria, etcetera.


I deeply feel that most people want to eat more widely and not live in a paranoid bubble. How can we live in this world, make choices not based on addiction and sill feel well? Choosing to eat a cleansing – healing diet and be able to occasionally eat foods outside that realm should not create mental and emotional and physical stress. A healed and healthy bowel and digestive system can assimilate a cooked meal, wheat, dairy, etcetera. When this happens, those foods will be a choice to eat , it  will be easy to stop eating them, the portion will be sensible, and there will not be an addictive longing for them afterwards.

Link to Donna Pessin and The Unique Healing Website. It is NOT  a quick fix. I repeat, this is not a quick fix. It is a very worthwhile road to explore that may cause you to question and redefine what cleansing really means.



Author: notyourrawmama

At the age of ten I distinctly remember questioning the premise that illness just happens to us. The idea that every action has a reaction became a clear reason to doubt that I could not personally impact my own health. In my very early twenties I was introduced to the Macrobiotic Philosophy of Life and assisted a Macrobiotic Counselor in NYC over a period of ten years or more. My life took many twists and turns and I evolved from a trained dancer and performer to a Shiatsu Therapist, Yoga Teacher, Colon Therapist and student of different Spiritually oriented Mind Body Therapies at the Esalen Institute and other healing centers. My associations are as follows: Member of the AOBTA for over 20 Years Member of the NCCAOM for approximately 12 years Member of the Yoga Teachers Alliance 500 hours for approximately 12 years Colon Therapist [ Wood's Institute ] Since 1998 Along with studying REIKI [ 2nd degree ] I was part of a School based on the work of Railey Macey, Dr. Robert Jaffe and Hands of Light. Railey Macey was my teacher. Thank you for your interest in my blog. notyourrawmoma "Wherever you are be the soul of that place". Rumi

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