Your reply was very informative . I have a normal ( meat / veg ) / vegetarian / vegan now raw food person . There are pros / cons to my situation & having IBS makes it a lot worse .
When i used to eat meat / vegetable / cooked / processed food - i used to be -
weak on mind
could never work coz i was tired / weak or sleepy
i used to throw everything out of my life & go to sleep
These factors happend everytime i ate anything - be it small / be it big .
Now - i have been like this for as long as i can remember & it affected alot in my life . Namely my studies / school / my personal life / my family life / my friends & i missed out on alot of opportunities in my life . I have tried everything possible from buying the most expensive / cheapest vitamins / supplements in hopes to sort my life out . I was mentally unstable due to majority of the foods i ate . Look at my nickname on this forum ( minded ) I was going of my head & the poor people close to me always saw my angry side .
I tried steaming my food / baking my food / grilling / using / not using oil / eating soya / cooking food / vegan diets / vegan recepes - the same effect .
Now that i have been on a raw food diet - i have changed the person i am - I am more outgoing - more social-able - more happy - always smiling - always laughing - can work more harder - im getting on with the people i could never get on with .
More good things ...
The bad thing with this diet is that i am not full - i go to the toilet more often - i am always hungry - i feel weak after i come out of the toilet - its embarresing to go out - it was also embarresing to go out before . I am losing alot of weight & becomming extremely thin which i dont mind because im happy inside .
Now - which would you chose ? The before / or after ?
I am not trying to say that cooked food is the devil or heat is the devil [ which is true coz when you see the devil you find fire LOL
im joking ] I am just trying to say what i have experienced / seen in my whole life & experimenting with foods .
I have just tried barleygreen & its ok so far . I am just waiting to see the true results in about 2 more days . The information & ingredients what i have read is really amazing . Bareleygreen seems good because instead of eating all the vegetable / cleaning / cuting / buying - you can have barleygreen which has a more concentrated source of vitamins / nutrients / acids / etc ... than raw fruit / veg . I am just worried this is not totally raw as fruits / veg . I have just got to wait & see .
If the barleygreen does not work out - you will a another reply from me about how sick i am .
I have been to alot of doctors & i am going to try an endocrin. doctor who treats hormones / thyroids . Its a bit expensive here so i am waiting coz im moving to London next week in hopes of more help . I am also going to try accupuncture as this also helps IBS ' ers .
Thanks everyone for your help & thanks everyone for reading this .