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 :




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Posts tagged "fat"

In case you haven’t seen it yet  - so worth watching :))


in case you need some inspiration X





Fat, Sick and nearly Dead trailer

great documentary. 

this documentary is on netflix, for anyone who is interested in seeing it! i’m definitely about to watch it :)

It is a great film x

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We are in the hands of a gigantic and powerful food industry that is poisoning us with processed foods and putting financial profits above the health of people, the treatment of animals and the environment. We are getting fatter and sicker. It is time to start turning this around and demand wholesome nutrient rich food. It’s called voting at the checkout.
The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Healthy is the watchword. Weight is just a number on the scale. x

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Do you think that highly processed “food” is produced with your health in mind or for the cash you spend on it? Let’s read the ingredients. Do you know what they all are? Can you pronounce them? Do you think your body actually knows what to do with them? Why are you eating them then?
Food for Thought: The Reluctant Raw Foodist (via thereluctantrawfoodist)

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I want my health! This looks like me in the supermarket except that I usually have a trolley full! LOL.


Eat for the body you want.

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I agree. Please dear people stop torturing yourselves to look like the women in these perfect (photoshopped) photos I keep seeing on my dash. 



This just made me really happy :]

Neville started out a bit chubby, and look what became of him!! :)


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Eat greens everyday . I promise you they make a big difference! The Reluctant Raw Foodist



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Well I lost weight on my diet!

Here you are all you lovely Weight Loss people. x


I just started my blog and my dashboard is really slow!

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This is me. 5’7…164lbs and bald. I’ve gained weight due to being on steriods while in the hospital. That’s always why I had to shave my head. My bf makes me tell myself I’m beautiful everyday. You should too. Even though you may not feel like it because I know I sure don’t; you are in fact beautiful. Everyone is :)


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