I am back from my trip to Hawaii.
In one word…
I am so happy!!
It was amazing.
I could go on and on about it, but instead I wanted to let you guys know something else.
I have had no CRAMPS for the past 2 months.
OK, cramps people…you know what I am talking about!
This is an amazing occurrence for me…as I have always had…well for at least 10 ish years…terrible cramps that seemed to be getting worse.
For the last year or so I would have to take 3 advils continuously for the first 3 days of my cramps. If I timed it slightly wrong, the pain would get so bad that I would just be lying in bed unable to move. The only thing that helped was to sit under a shower or in a hot bath literallly ALL day and as soon as I got out –which I had to do because you overheat in a hot bath–the pain would start again.
I knew this was a sign of less than perfect health, but I had tried googling about cramps to no avail.
At one time I bought bucketloads of vitamins after I read an amazon review talking about how this certain vitamin had cured this girls cramps.
Nothing changed. My cramps were still getting worse.
When I went vegan…my cramps did not get better.
When I started drinking green smoothies daily after reading the fabulous works of Victoria Boutenko my cramps did NOT get better.
After I read the book 80/10/10 by Doug Graham, which is about fruitarianism, or High Carb Raw Veganism…
I increased my fruit intake by a LOT. I also stopped using oils…
A week before my period I went full on…
I ate only fruit for breakfast and lunch…and I had a cooked vegan meal for dinner…
The whole month I had been increasing my fruit intake, eating pretty ridiculous quantities of fruit.
I’m talking like ten bananas and two oranges for breakfast. 5 bananas and 6 plums for lunch.
That month I experienced…the lightest cramps I had ever felt.
And only for day 1…on days 2 and 3 nothing.
I just recently had the same experience.
Right before I went to Hawaii I was thinking OH NO, of all the time to have cramps…
I experienced almost NO CRAMPS for the second time in a row. It is a miracle.
I definitely think this is because of eating more fruits, more raw food, and less fat.
If you experience something every month without fail for 120 months in a row and then all of a sudden BAM something changes…and the only thing you have changed is your diet… well…it’s a pretty good guess your diet did it.
What I have learned from this is that
Veganism can definitely improve your health….but veganism alone is not sufficient.
It is a matter of eating crazy amounts of fresh fruits and vegetables…(necessarily vegan) and probably very little fat. If you eat a lot of cooked vegan food you might not see health results.
Supposedly no cramping and light periods are a very common side effect of a fruitarian or high carb raw vegan diet…I just never believe those kinds of claims myself.
It is so cool that I was able to fix a health problem myself. It is really exciting.
I highly recommend the book 80/10/10.
I am so curious to think what would happen if I could go all the way…do it completely. I feel like I would experience amazing results…If I got this from just a month to a week of transitional 80/10/10.
Has anyone else experienced any health benefits from eating a vegan diet or increasing their intake of fruits and vegetables? I am very interested in your experiences.