The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Are you what you eat?

"I used to be a' foodie' and now I am a "foodist'"

Welcome to my health and wellbeing blog.

I’m not a raw foodist by choice. I was recently diagnosed as having a complicated autoimmune condition including severe Histamine Intolerance and a form of reactive arthritis. I have become hypersensitive to high histamine foods, pollen, dust and some everyday chemicals. My condition affects every area of my life.

I have Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD).

I was prescribed a low histamine diet and then a raw food diet to ease my symptoms and over the past 2 years I have overcome my reluctance to a new way of eating and living. I have been experimenting to combine the two diets and I have been learning how to eat a diet comprising mainly of low histamine raw fruit and vegetables and how to change the habits of a life time.

I am starting to feel healthier than I have ever been before. I have also lost 35 lbs in weight.

I will be sharing with you how I got here and I'll be exploring low histamine raw recipes, natural beauty products, how to cope with being "allergic to everything" and generally how to regain health and fitness and live life to the full despite my unusual condition!

Please feel free to message me with any suggestions, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!

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These are some ads for where I buy my coconut water and stuff like that :


 

 

 

Recent Tweets @ReluctntRawfood
I remember the day that I asked myself if I was ready to stop gambling with my health…

love-beets:

beauty is in the eye of the berries :)

That with some greens may well be my breakfast today :)

The only kind for me :)

The only kind for me :)

(via thefitlesbian)

trebled-negrita-princess:

stfusexists:

feminismandpugsarelife:

heremotionsickness:

Reblogging because I want all of my followers to be aware of just how much you can do in Photoshop, and how little of what you see on posters, in magazines and of pictures on the internet etc. are necessarily real. 

Imagine how the model feels, too. She was hired to be the most beautiful, but they still had to change her because her beauty wasn’t enough.

Not only is the general body distortion completely gross, but notice that they lighten her skin color. This is a white, blonde model, and they make her whiter. Actual white people aren’t even the ideal whiteness, so can you even imagine what models with dark skin have to endure in this industry?

so for all you girls that ask “Why can’t I look like the girls in magazines” it’s because the girls in magazines don’t even look like the girls in magazines.

Says it all!

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Sorry, I have been away for a little while. My mother ,who has very advanced dementia, fell and broke her shoulder. Mum has dementia and it is proving very difficult to know if she is in pain. She is at home with her care team. 

This is how I peel mangoes! :)
toutcru:

I’ve been peeling mangoes the wrong way until now! Just did myself a large cantaloupe smoothie using this method it is so quick it blew my mind!

This is how I peel mangoes! :)

toutcru:

I’ve been peeling mangoes the wrong way until now!
Just did myself a large cantaloupe smoothie using this method it is so quick it blew my mind!

My version of fast food :)
thereluctantrawfoodist:

Because i love ‘em ! :)

My version of fast food :)

thereluctantrawfoodist:

Because i love ‘em ! :)

I thought for years I could eat and drink what I liked and work it off running and in the gym. Over time I found I could not outrun my ill health; it was a lot faster than me! In the end I had to change my diet and my lifestyle.
The Reluctant Raw Foodist (via thereluctantrawfoodist)

(via thereluctantrawfoodist)

I can see my breakfast! :)

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