It was November 2014 when I became vegan over a night. Although, way before that I started cutting off meat and some dairy products such as butter and milk from my diet. I would still eat cheese and eggs on a regular basis and I loved icecream. My quick transition to veganism was because I had had that strange pain in my stomach and ovary areas for a few months and the pain was accompanied by an abnormal vaginal bleeding which would last 2-3 weeks. I started loosing hair and eventually had less energy to manage my daily work. I became frustrated and depressed.
I did some research and found out that the symptoms I had were similar to Polycystic Ovary disease. At first it freaked me out!
Friends and family who know me very well acknowledge that I have little trust in traditional medicine and I always avoid seeing a doctor unless it's necessary.That is because I believe that the healthcare industry is just promoting harmful drugs to ruin our health.
Anyway, for the first time in my entire life I felt like I should take responsibility for my health. I looked up the Internet for a natural cure for Polycystic ovaries. I came across several blog posts and articles written by different people suggesting raw food diet as an ultimate natural cure for this. It actually made a lot of sense to me that eating fresh and living food will allow natural flow of healing in our body. One day, I took a trolley and went to our local grocery market in the town and bought plenty of fruits and vegetables and that was the beginning of my journey to a healthier and happier me.
For the first 16 days I went completely raw and my diet contained variety of veggies and fruits, smoothies, juices, nuts, seeds, and dry fruits i.e dry figs and dates. I started seeing immediate shift in my mood and my body. It felt as if my body was flushing out all the toxic food I had had over those years of my life. I would go to bed feeling light and excited for the next day.
Even though I never had skin problems, people around me noticed and mentioned that my skin looked much clearer. The photo below is me after 3 months of eating clean vegan food.
After almost six months of following a healthy diet rich in nutrients I had all the symptoms of whatever disease it was gone and I became in love if not addicted to this lifestyle. I should say I have had a few meat meals and dairy products along my journey but that didn't change my daily routine. One of my resolutions for 2016 is to reverse my chronic hay fever which lives with me for about 10 years now.
My current daily diet contains almost 90% of fresh vegetables and fruits, and one small cooked vegan meal. I refrain from gluten, refined sugar, oil, and heavy starchy food as much as I can. And I incorporate whole food powders such as barley grass or wheat grass in my daily intakes. I also avoid having processed food, unhealthy snacks and drinks. I drink between 1 to 2 liter of water every day.
My principle is to eat more of Alkalizing food and maintain my body's PH level at above 7. I will talk about the reasons why we should maintain our body alkaline in a separate post. But for now as a take away from this post stick to the idea that in an alkaline body no disease can survive and grow.
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