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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Man is the most insane species. He worships an invisible God and destroys a visible Nature. Unaware that this Nature he’s destroying is this God he’s worshipinng.

Hubert Reeves (via veganarchy-punx)

Thought for the day….

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Thought for the day! :)

Thought for the day! :)

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GPOY! HaHa! …Raw food is all the rage :))

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The beauty of nature is healing for the mind and spirit :)


photo 291/365: “Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out going to the mountains is going home; that wilderness is a necessity…”  (John Muir)

© Ashley Herrin. New Hampshire, Fall 2011

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Great list …

starting.. now

Great list …


starting.. now

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Love this x

Love this x

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Stunning and uplifting … If only we could fly in formation like this!!



If only humans were this close to God.  If only we were in harmony like this with nature and his spirit and the life-force.  How beautiful, how resonating; we are one.






It’s hard to believe that these are all birds. I am speechless. So beautiful. 

wow, nature is so fascinating and elegant

watch this real quick



and almost in tears.

Do you see this? They’re almost going with the current. They’re making music that you can’t hear. 

There is so much life  in this, and I want to experience it first hand.

Apparently the best place to see this is Denmark? I need to see this.

It’s little things like this: flocks of birds almost imitating fluid dynamics. It’s mathematical in its precision and yet looks completely impromptu.

WOW.  This is amazing.

Hey! Another raw foodist! LOL

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Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.
Gary Snyder (via aristela)