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Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu I'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Raw food diet is great, but some raw veggies cause gas and bloating for some. How to improve digestion of raw food? #nqlu I'm trying to eat more raw food but get way too much gas or just don't digest some veggies and seeds. I try the food combining sugges

Unfortunately: Unfortunately there is no way around this problem, the issue here is Cellulose (fiber found in raw vegetables) this is a carbohydrate that is very difficult for the human body to digest. For this reason, if a lot is consumed the result is gas, bloating and nausea. You should also be aware that for this reason many of the valuable nutrients in raw vegetables are actually not being absorbed by the body, which defeats the intended purpose of eating this way.
I believe that steaming your vegetables would be better on your digestive system, and would give your body more nutrients. On the other hand, you can try using a digestive aid before consuming raw vegetables. Examples of naturally occurring digestive enzymes include aloe vera and papain. These can be found at your local vitamin and herb retailer.
Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Arthur Heller
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Diet (Definition)

Refers to all the physical matter humans (like all living creatures) must take in on a recurring basis; only partially for energy. Like all life on planet humans are open systems which keep tearing down their structure & require intake of atoms/molecules from which to rebuild their structure. Intestinal lining cells replaced ~every 3 days. CaPO4 in bones ~every 6 years, ...Read more


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Any good way to start a raw food diet?

Any good way to start a raw food diet?

Careful Selections: Cooking was first used to disinfect the food. Some raw foods are ok without cooking. ...Read more

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How can I loose weight on a raw food diet?

How can I loose weight on a raw food diet?

Just by eating: A raw diet composed mainly of veggies with some fruits and protein sources - there is a good chance of shedding weight. ...Read more

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Is it possible to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Is it possible to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Yes: Raw food diet is very effective in treating hypertension, heart disease, high cholesterol and reducing your risk for many cancers. As long as you avoid processed starch and sugar which is not a part of raw food diet and eat plenty of proteins from plants you should be able to reach a low weight and significantly improve your health. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Please tell me how long it takes for to lose weight on a raw food diet?

Wrong Direction: Loss of weight has nothing to do with raw or cooked foods. It is only a matter of the amount of calories you intake in a day. Cooking food was started to disinfect the food even though some vitamins and minerals may suffer degradation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Can you tell me if I am likely to lose too much weight on a raw food diet?

Depends: Depends what you eat. Nuts are high in calories and if you eat plenty of them you may not lose weight. But raw foodists, along with vegans, need to make sure they’re getting enough vitamin b12, calcium, iron, and omega-3 fatty acids, most of which are found naturally in animal products. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a raw food diet and can't loose weight! Please help!?

Diet and wt loss: Avoid starch; eat only egg white and fish for protein; avoid bread, nuts, pasta, pizza; eat apple, pear, apricot, peach, asparagus, broccoli, oatmeal; walk twice daily; for breakfast, eat only egg white and oatmeal; and exercise in morning; ...Read more

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Could somebody be healthy on a raw food diet?

Could somebody be healthy on a raw food diet?

Yes but limited: Cooking food was started to disinfect the food even though some vitamins and minerals may suffer degradation. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of a raw food diet?

What are the disadvantages of a raw food diet?

Vit. Deficiencies ;: Many people feel good on a raw food diet, but many feel much worse. If you eat a raw vegan diet you will become deficient in B12 ; other vitamins/minerals unless you supplement- but you could have raw fish (sashimi). Some key nutrients are better absorbed when cooked. According to chinese medicine theory raw foods rob the body of "vital heat" creating energetic imbalances. See comment for more:. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what is a raw food diet?

How do I know exactly what is a raw food diet?

No cooked foods: Cooking was first used to disinfect the food. Some raw foods are ok without cooking. ...Read more

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Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Can you please help to maintain a raw food diet without losing too much weight?

Alternate: Some raw materials are not well absorbed in the gut -- so you may want to alternate with cooked food, vegetables, fruits, and dairy products if you want to gain weight -- and make sure that your doctor supervise your diet. ...Read more

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Is it unusual that I'm nauseous and dry heaving after starting a raw food diet?

Raw foods: Sometimes we see that. Are you allergic to anything on the new diet? If not, try it again in a week for just a few days and see if you can ease into it. ...Read more

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I recently started a raw food diet and added applecider vinegar to my regemen and since then I am extremely consipated, is this normal?

I recently started a raw food diet and added applecider vinegar to my regemen and since then I am extremely consipated, is this normal?

Odd: If you just started a raw food diet you should have the exact opposite effect. Raw foods are packed with fiber and should promote regular soft bowel movements. I don't see why adding apple cider vinegar would be constipating. Make sure you are staying well hydrated and try to add as many high fiber foods to your diet as possible. Sometimes severely altering diet can be a shock to your system. ...Read more

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Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Suffer from graves' disease and I'm gaining weight : (, would going on a raw food diet for a month help me lose weight dramatically?

Probably: I am very glad that your graves' disease was diagnosed on time. In the bad old days, this was a common and cruel killer. Nobody really understands why appetite varies in thyroid disease -- the classic tale about "hyperthyroidism causes weight loss" often doesn't work. A raw food diet will result in your eating less (doesn't taste that good) and you'll likely lose weight, but ask your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any support that the raw food diet is successful because of the enzymes in food?

None documented: If raw food helps in limiting caloric intake that would help in weight loss. You should be careful to avoid food borne illness by washing the produce properly and do not eat any animal products raw. ...Read more

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Could somebody be healthy by raw food diet?

We can only guess: A detailed analysis of exactly what it would include could help estimate the possibilities of remaining sane while through a raw diet. I would suggest taking the list of foods, amounts, frequency to your dr to discuss it first. Be careful, realistic and rational. Sometimes are best intentions are counterproductive! ...Read more

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Do you think a mainly plant based raw food diet is the key to longevity?

Do you think a mainly plant based raw food diet is the key to longevity?

It helps.: I believe raw, organic vegetables and fruit is very healthy and help with longevity but by itself is inadequate. We need to make sure that we get the necessary vitamins that plants cannot supply such as Vit. B12 which is only available in red meat and when we are vegetarian need to be taken either as a sublingual supplement or by injection. A healthy spiritual and mental health completes the key ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is a better diet to follow the Atkins or the raw food diet?

Docs can you explain what is a better diet to follow the Atkins or the raw food diet?

Healthy foods diet: Eat fresh real food, not food from packages or mixes. Organic food, free of pesticides, is ideal. Eat brightly colored fruits and vegetables. If you eat meat, use it as a seasoning, rather than the main course. Avoid fried foods and sugar (added sugar, sugared drinks, alcohol, anything with high fructose corn syrup). Shop in the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh products are located. ...Read more

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Having pcos, do you think doing the raw food diet would be beneficial? I tried many, many, many things.

Having pcos, do you think doing the raw food diet would be beneficial? I tried many, many, many things.

Against "fad" diets: Unlikely, My advise to patients is always the same on this, Forget fad diets, or any short term diets for that matter. If your diet is unhealthy, change it permanently, to the healthiest choices you can make on a long term basis. If you need to lose weight, add an increasing and regular exercise regimen. Make all this routine, Even if it takes a year or more and see what happens. ...Read more

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How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

How quickly can you lose weight with vegan raw food diet?

It can be fast: You may enjoy it, and this will cause you to lose weight because you're making food choices that aren't greasy / sugary / extremely tasty so you won't overeat. You must supplement or you'll damage your nervous system. An even better option is to get with your physician and examine your diet and exercise habits -- fitness activities make friends for you & lifestyle change keeps you lean long-term. ...Read more

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Can a person with low blood sugar successfully stay on the raw food diet? If so how can this be done.

Can a person with low blood sugar successfully stay on the raw food diet? If so how can this be done.

Please define: Hi. Please define "low blood su. If you're not taking diabetes drugs, true pathological hypoglycemia is vanishingly rare. Did you become confused, lose consciousness, have a seizure, a coma? If not, there is a popular self-diagnosis of "hypoglycemia" that isn't real. I'd bet dollars to dimes you don't have "low blood sugar" unless you take insulin. So have at the raw food diet! Good luck! ...Read more

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Could a raw food / juicing diet stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

Could a raw food / juicing diet stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

It could be one: Factor to assist with reducing cold sores. Juicing fresh organic vegetables with fruits can be incredibly healthy. In addition wash hands often. Maintain a healthful lifestyle (regular exercise, adequate sleep, keeping stress at bay). Keep lips well moisturized ; apply sun screen to the areas that your cold sores normally pop up. Talk with your physician about supplementing with lysine. ...Read more

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I have pcos. Will raw food diet for a month make any difference to me?

I have pcos. Will raw food diet for a month make any difference to me?

Carbs: If you are looking for dietary intervention to help your pcos, your best bet is a diet low in processed carbohydrates (bread, cereals, pasta, rice, sweets, etc.) with more calories for proteins and even fats. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a raw food / juicing diet to stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

Is it possible for a raw food / juicing diet to stop frequent cold sore outbreaks?

NO: DO not be a sucker for their hype. You do not need a juice machine to benefit from fruits or vegetables. There are prescription pills which are very effective for herpes. No other treatments are worth consideration. No food has any effect on herpes. Use sun protection on your lips and face. You can get acyclovir or valacyclovir pills. Very safe, very easy, very effective. ...Read more

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Why are some raw food, like fish, safe to eat while others are not?

Why are some raw food, like fish, safe to eat while others are not?

Fish guts: Contain an enzyme called thiaminase that desroys vitramin b1. In some counries they make a fish patois that includes the whole fish. This may be responsible for the disease known as bangungut, or "toxic dream" that is lethal. The japanese, however, make sushi that is white rice associated with the muscular part of the fish and it is safe when eaten at a japanese restaurant. Veggies and fruit O.K. ...Read more

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Can you eat popcorn on a Candida Diet?

Can you eat popcorn on a Candida Diet?

Candida diet: Probably. The question is why you are doing this. There is no scientific evidence that it is in any way effective for anything. ...Read more

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Can I eat popcorn when I diet?

Can I eat popcorn when I diet?

Popcorn: Sure, provided it is not covered by sweet stuffs and you don't take too much at a time. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more