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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My lentil and vegetable stew.

I am going to make a version of these using my lemon granita mix!

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Gift baskets with a difference!! These look delicious! The Reluctant Raw Foodist

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My yeast free, low histamine flat bread.. I often make my own sprouted seed raw bread but just sometimes I like some cooked bread.

This is just flour and water to make a paste.. I mix it with a fork then paste on to a lightly oiled hotplate (or frying pan). Lightly oiled means I rub a piece of paper towel with a little oil over the plate, just to grease it slightly. Then I let the bread bake like a pancake turning it over with a spatula.. Only takes a few moments.

I do tend to make things very simply! The Reluctant Raw Foodist

I eat a whole head of broccoli at a time The Reluctant Raw Foodist

expatrecipe:

Broccoli – The Super Green Food

The greatest benefits of broccoli lie in boosting your immune levels and if you have such problems it is high time that you include it in your grocery list. To ensure better results consume 1 cup of fresh or partially cooked broccoli every day. It works wonders as it contains beta carotene as well as trace minerals like zinc and selenium that works best to give immense power and rejuvenate your immune system for the work that it does every single day in protecting you.

Read more at: http://www.expatrecipe.com/2011/08/02/broccoli/

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I love blueberries. The Reluctant Raw Foodist

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This is a work of love.. My dear friend, Jane, made me “pizza” for dinner last night, having studied my blog to work out what I could eat. It was delicious.

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Lady apple grapefruit salad.

Looks beautiful The Reluctant Raw Foodist

Try this simple apple and banana smoothie

I apple rough chopped

I banana rough chopped

a cup of water

Put into the blender and blend if it is too thick add a little more water.

It is delicious.

if you want a variation,  freeze the pieces of banana an hour before and use these with freshly chopped apple.

Water melon! ha ha The Reluctant Raw Foodist 

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