Let me introduce you to Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram, also known as "Fully Raw Kristina". She not only lives on a raw diet, but also consumes only vegan and organic food. Kristina was just eighteen when she suffered from symptoms of Hypoglycaemia. She became very thin and was finding it hard to live her day-to-day life. She has started an organization called Rawfully Organic.
She explains beautifully how the change came about in the video below.
Kristina was a non-vegetarian and consumed a high fat diet. She suffered from fatigue, migraines, nausea, high blood sugar, and was hospitalized every month. One fine day, she met someone who told her about raw food and its benefits. She tried it for a week, and found incredible changes in her health.
She says that because the food she was eating before her transitionwas not alive, she did not feel alive. Now, with a raw vegan diet, she has found new energy and enthusiasm for life. She feels spiritually uplifted as well since she's started to live completely on raw food. It has been more than eight years, and she has not visited the hospital again. What a great victory!
Just like those who make vegan or organic diet choices, raw foodies face challenges in social situations like eating out. However, when it comes to our health, we should not be concerned about what other people say. I find this story inspiring, and it is helping me make new choices.
In the beginning it sounded extreme to me too, but it does work. I often wonder whether it would be boring to eat raw, but Kristina also shares a lot of raw food recipes regularly. This is only a starting point for me, but I believe that on a path like this, every step counts. I have started including more salads and fruits in my diet, which is definitely one step forward. Who else is with me?
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