Subject: Raw Food Diet Problem
Hi Dr. Flora,
I meet you a couple months ago at a raw food meetup in Miami. I started the diet and I immediately noticed changes in my sleep patterns. I developed insomnia. I'm currently in India so I consulted an Aryuvedic doctor here. He told me my pulse is fast and my heart beat is slower so it is not pumping enough blood in my body or to my brain causing the insomnia. He wants me to stop the diet and never do it again. Have you ever heard of anything like this happening? Do you have any advice? I was thinking about adding fish and eggs into my diet. Any advice would help.
Dr. Flora wrote:
What you are experiencing is not insomnia, Sonia. God is giving you hours more to get your joys done. It happens to everyone. You need less sleep to make sense of the food you are eating.
Cooked food shuts the body down because there is no chi or electricity in it and a person needs more sleep. Your heart beat is slower because you are not having to push your food through sludge in your arteries (as long as you are not eating rice and yogurt, that is).
Your pulse is fast? How fast? You need to do some research on the internet. Please look up Drs. T. Colin Campbell on UTube, or Caldwell Esselstyn or John McDougall and listen or read the statistics about people who eat fish and eggs, especially in India. Please write again to www.rawdoctors.com and learn how blessed you are to be cleaning out so well.
Now that I only sleep 3-4 hours of sleep, I have lots of time to do volunteering. Dr. Wigmore had stopped needing sleep, just rest for an hour or so, while she answered letters, the last few years of her life. Your brain is not being clogged up with making a tomb of your body for creatures either and so you should feel more oxygen rushing to your feet and brain.
Make sure the raw food is blended and enjoy your pulse: is it 60 or 65? You may still be reacting to some foods that you are allergic to? Read up on the Coco pulse test. 15 beats above that means that you may be allergic to potatoes, tomatoes, eggplants and peppers (a sign of nightshade reaction; those foods make your joints swell and you have symptoms of having 'arthritis' - inflammation. Stop the foods and the pains will go away with the swelling.
We are 80% allergic to most of the raw foods, and all of the cooked foods make us tired and need more sleep.
Peace and love be with you
ok that's awesome! I believe my pulse is around 80 or 85 resting. I don't know if that helps you.
You are either reacting to something you are allergic to, or you have a lot of buildup on your arterial walls.
I did an electrodermal screening. I'm not allergic to anything on the raw food diet. It's actually ideal for my body. It must be buildup. Do you know what I should do about it?
Even one starchy sweet potato (some people do eat them) or old oily rancid seed or nut will make sludge, and many people are eating broccoli and carrots raw instead of making sauerkraut with them when one juices the cabbage, and this makes sludge because there is so much unusable starch in there. 80% of raw foods have a combination of starch/protein that makes it really hard to digest and assimilate. The little villi can only absorb liquids from juicing and blending. Most people don't chew their foods enough to make them completely liquid. A blender is a God send for the villi and for our energy.
This morning I made some home ripened pineapple juice. I got the thing for $3.50, it took 3 days to ripen it in the sun after I poked holes in the bottom of the stem with a fork and put it in a little saucer with an inch of water. It made 4 tall glasses of incredible juice for me. I chugalugged it immediately, hurried to the shower with the smooth leftovers in the inside of the juicer (not the pulp, which comes out into the basket), got about half a glass in the inside, next to the blades, and rubbed it all over my hair and body, massaging it well into my toes. I then showered after 5 minutes.
The bromelain enzyme in pineapple dissolves the oily sludge. You can use a natural (not plastic) bristle body brush on your dry skin before you make the pineapple juice. You don't want to wait while skin brushing after you make the juice because it becomes acid within 10 minutes. Rinse well. If you have a lot of starch residue, you do that with blended prunes, but you don't rub it on your skin, you just eat it. If you have a lot of protein residue, you do it with papaya.and you can rub it on your skin as a mask.
Sometimes, when I use half a peeled and cored cuke in my Energy Soup, I take the core with the seeds, blend it and put it on my eyes as a cooling mask. Same with the avo. All of these oils are magnificent as long as they are fresh and not old. Even 10 minutes old means acid sometimes.
Peace and love be with you,
Flora van Orden