On August 24th 2003, I switched cold turkey to the organic raw vegan diet. In a space of three months under this regime, the rheumatoid arthritis afflicting my hands and hips vanished. I still have a few twisted fingers and swollen joints, but the pain and incapacity has left my body. Ah, what a blessing!!! My biological mother deals daily with the challenges of this chronic and hereditary illness. Please read that last sentence – chronic and hereditary illness – and I don’t suffer from it anymore. Interesting!!! Here’s to the all natural magic of Mother Nature. Before being a Rawtarian, I carried around 15, 20, 30 pounds in excess and was pear shaped; now my waist line is back. Sunshine and I equaled a boiled lobster look, now my fair skin takes on a light golden shade. I still have energy, but this time around there are no short circuits.
It is a Zen energy. My vision was sprinkled with floaters, like little flies’ wings, noticeable when reading a book or a document. They are now almost gone. My face suffered from rosacea to a point where it looked like a sunburn day in day out. My skin was constantly peeling, it hurt to laugh. My eyelids were dried and cracked. It’s getting much, much better; I’ve graduated from boiled lobster to pink cheeks.
Seven months later, in March of 2004, my daughter Chrystelle joined me. She was thirteen years old. All my children have sensitive skin. Chrystelle had a rash on her scalp, her face and the back of her neck. We consulted a doctor, a naturopath, an alternative healer and tried cleanses without results. In 2002, we took the plunge into living 100% organic. All that was conventional got replaced with organic: our food, body care products, cleaning products. There was an amelioration, but not a complete healing. It was heart breaking to see Chrystelle’s neck looking like a cat used it for a scratching post. The contour of her face had a red halo, her eyelids were red and puffy, and her scalp was covered with scratches. Once on the raw diet, day after day, month after month, all disappeared. Like a canvas being restored, the scars vanished, her skin became soft and smooth. Oh joy!!!
In June of 2004, my two sons, Nicholas 11 and Sebastian 8 years old, joined us. Nicholas was a little bit of a glutton. During Halloween in 2002, he couldn’t resist eating lots and lots of candies and unbeknownst to me, ate two to three kilos of non-organic sweets in two months. It resulted in two large painful sores that came out on the back of his thighs. Homeopathy, naturopathy and all sugar taken out of his diet had very little effect on this skin infection. Even two rounds of antibiotics had no healing effect. Each morning, seeing the dry blood under his fingernails and the stain on his sheet broke my heart. I could only imagine the suffering he was going through. Following his sister’s path, day after day, month after month, the sores vanished without leaving a trace. Oh joy, oh joy!!!
As for my youngest Sebastian, his hyperactivity was driving everyone insane, himself included. His teachers requested to have him put on Ritalin. We took all sweets, food colorant, chocolate, juices, and dried fruits out of his diet with no results. As soon as Sebastian ate the raw diet at 100%, his body calmed down like a fine rain after a thunder storm. Once more, Mother Nature’s simple medicine was the most efficient. It is so comforting for a mother to witness healing without the use of harsh drugs. Oh joy, oh joy, oh joy!!!