Diseases that I Healed as a Low Fat Raw Vegan
I’ve been following the low fat raw vegan diet since March 2011
Urinary Tract Infections & Interstitial cystitis
At the Young age of three, I was diagnosed with a urinary tract infection. A few weeks later, I had a fever induced seizure, my body was trying to cool its self down. My urinary tract infection got so bad, it infected my kidneys, and caused a fever of 104. I went to the hospital. This then happened again. The hospital decided I need a transplant, as the tubes connecting my kidney and bladder were improperly aligned.
The urinary tract infections stopped for a few years. Then they all started up again in fourth grade elementary school. I thought they were normal so I didn’t seek help. There was a day in sixth grade I realized the pain was not normal, and I sought out help. Each time I took a weekly dose of medication for my current UTI, I’d get a yeast infection. Then a few weeks later, my UTI would come back and I’d have to take a urine sample, then take another does of medications; Many of which caused nausea. I would get a UTI at least once a month and if I didn’t have a UTI, my interstitial cystitis would flare up. I was then put on daily low doses of antibiotics, this just caused more yeast infections. I was desperate to find a cure. If only I knew about the low fat raw vegan diet at the time.
I cannot express how happy I am, to not have to suffer through that tormenting pain called a urinary tract infection. I went from getting them every month, to getting them NEVER when I follow the low fat raw vegan diet consistently.
I started getting acne on my forehead in 6th grade. It then spread miserably to my back, it was all over my chest, the sides of my face, down to my neck, and even my arms! I tried all sorts of different topical treatments to try to end the misery, and I was so embarrassed that I felt I needed to cover my face with makeup every day. I can’t find any before pictures of me without makeup, since I hated getting my picture taken, but I still have some scars from the acne.
My acne is pretty much gone, except for when I’m stressed then I get a few pimples, but nothing that’s bad.Now my skin is silky smooth after 1 year of following a low fat raw vegan diet. It took about half a year for my acne to almost fully clear up. My arm, chest and back acne are completely gone! I never thought I would have been able to say that 🙂 I still have the scars left over, but they’ve been healing up nicely. I expect for most of my scars to be gone within a year. If I stray from low fat raw vegan, my acne comes back slightly.
Irritable Bowl Syndrome/constipation
I suffered through awful intestinal pains. My intestines would hurt every day, and I would have extreme cramping pain. I was diagnosed with IBS in grade 10. I was constipated from my lack of drinking water and my food choices.
My digestive tract is incredibly healthy now, I’m very regular, and I get no pain at all in my intestines. My digestion is as fast as every and getting healthier every day with being a low fat raw vegan.
Underweight, under-eating, chronic dehydration
I always tried to eat more food, but I was hardly ever hungry. Most days I would eat 1,200 calories, and I had no idea I was under-eating. I got down to 95 pounds, I’m 5’4. I hardly ever drank water either, I tried to drink it but I would end up feeling sick. My pee was usually always a bright yellow color too. I can eat incredible amounts of food on the low fat raw vegan diet.
I’ve gained a healthy 25 pounds of needed muscle mass, fat, glycogen and water eating enough calories on the low fat raw vegan diet. My body loves me more than ever. I can now drink a gallon of water a day. I can now eat pounds of food in one sitting when I used to only be able to eat a tiny portion, I’ve eaten 7 pounds of watermelon for breakfast before and I feel euphoric afterwords. The high water content in low fat raw vegan food, aka fruits and veggies, helps so much.
Depression, Anxiety, Brainfog & Lethargic
I had a horrible mindset, my illnesses made me depressed, angry and withdrawn. I hardly ever wanted to talk to anyone, and I kind of just wallowed in my own self-pity. I was very self conscious about how I looked and had a bad self esteem, this played a part in my social anxiety. This went on throughout high-school and a little bit of middle school. I experienced massive brain-fog and I was always tired.
Now I have SO MUCH ENERGY, I don’t know what to do with it sometimes. Eating enough carbohydrates on the low fat raw vegan diet has made me the most talkative I have ever been in my life, my mind is so clear and sharp. I love talking to people now and meeting strangers. I love life and I am much more active now socially. I still have bouts of depression, but not much at all 🙂 The low fat raw vegan diet is really a blessing.