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Aug 24, 2007

James,

Will I be able to eat raw to get enough vitamins and minerals for my body if I am allergic to raw apples, peaches, plums, cherries, berries, black grapes, star fruit, kiwi, pomegranate, soy, rye, certain nuts, etc., etc.???

I just don't have many foods that I am able to eat raw. If processed for some reason in one way or another I can eat some of the above, but this is hard and I seem to lose foods more and more as time goes on.

Can anyone there help direct me to someone who can answer these questions? I am 50 years old and fasting a lot, too, in hopes of ridding my body of toxins.

What to do? Thanks.

CF
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Will I be able to eat raw to get enough vitamins and minerals for my body if I am allergic to raw apples, peaches, plums, cherries, berries, black grapes, star fruit, kiwi, pomegranate, soy, rye, certain nuts, etc., etc.???

Who tested you and found that you are allergic to those? What kinds of symptoms do you have when you eat them? What kind of nuts, and are they soaked before you have tried to eat them? Were the grapes, peaches, apples, etc. organic? Are you familiar with food-blood type issues?

I can't eat any of the most polluted with pesticides and insecticides foods, because of the reaction to the sprays or even the solvents that they spray on the rollers that bring the fruits and vegetables to the boxes. I reacted violently the other day to something that was rolled to packaging and had to investigate and found that the rollers on the machine had been sprayed with teflon. Petroleum biproducts are the worst stuff. Kills canaries and kills us! And yet, they still sell teflon pans and teflon coated ironing boards and irons.

I just don't have many foods that I am able to eat raw.

I would quote from someone else that 80% of raw foods will give people trouble with 'allergic reactions' if they are not prepared properly. For me to try to eat cabbage, carrots or beets without autolyzing them first by making them into sauerkraut/veggikraut, I will get bloated/distended abdomen/have pain/gas/reflux, etc. If I eat Ranier cherries that are not organic, I will have terrible pains in my body. Star fruit and kiwi are too acid for me, and rye has a certain mold that is very dangerous.

All these reasons are why Dr. Wigmore stuck with the foods that were non-reactive, non-allergenic, like most greens (not spinach, watercress), and watermelon and apples, papaya and most organic fruits, non-citrus.

Once you have a peaceful inside, with just half a dozen items in a blended form, figs, almonds, flax seeds soaked, greens, sesame/sunflower seed cheese, dulse, kelp, mangos, papaya, home-ripened pineapple juice, you will then be able to add one new food (usually one of your favorites that you reacted to earlier), and using something called the Coco pulse test, see if your heart pulse rate increases by 15-18 beats per minute and if it does, this is not a good food for you.

If processed for some reason in one way or another I can eat some of the above, but this is hard and I seem to lose foods more and more as time goes on.

My bottom line is energy, that's why I eat Energy Soup and that is why a lot of people do. I don't require much variety and make it the same way most all of the time, with just a few various greens, and watermelon or apples (I prefer Gala).

Have you read any of Dr. Sherri Rogers' books on allergies? It sounds as if you are so toxic that you are approaching what she calls universal allergic reactions.

Can anyone there help direct me to someone who can answer these questions? I am 50 years old and fasting a lot too in hopes of ridding my body of toxins.

At your age, I wouldn't suggest fasting with water. If you do a blender drink 'fast' you will not only eliminate the toxins, but keep your strength up and rebuild nerves, etc.

I of course recommend a vegan diet to keep your body from having to deal with inflammatory foods/chemicals/enzymes, and also for the time being, avoid totally the nightshades and check back with us in 3 or 4 weeks. You should feel great.

Peace and Love,
Flora

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