I turned to raw during my chronic fatigue.
My wrinkles were terrible, and I had huge pores. I looked SO tired and old.
I knew I didn't feel good, but I didn't realize how bad I looked. My PH was 4.5!
I am happy to say that I am officially at 7.0 PH! I look SO much better. My entire body feels better and looks better.
However, I want to pass on a HUGE warning! For the first 3 months, I ate 95% raw (2 meals/week non-raw based on 4 meals a day).
Then I did 3 weeks 100% raw and I felt better than I have since I was 24 (I'm 37 now).
In those weeks, I passed mucus like crazy (it's yellowish and floats in the toilet). Your intestines and colon cover undigested or irritating food to protect itself.
It means for years and years, I was eating things that my body hated. So going 100% raw meant that my colon didn't need to make any because my body loves raw, and food passes in 8 hours, so nothing sits around festering. So it all passed.
Then, in a week and a half, I ate 6 non-raw meals (pizza, asian food, sausages, tacos). It made me sick for that whole week and a half, and for a week and a half after.
So I went from feeling the best I've felt in years, to feeling sick every day for 3 weeks! I will never go back. It's possible that simple food like fish or porridge won't make me sick. But the food I crave is JUNK FOOD!
So my warning is, if you go down the raw food path, you may unwillingly have to give up junk for good. I heard that it may happen, but now I can confirm that it did happen. The body eventually rejects cooked foods.
I went raw because I was sick. But if I was young, healthy, but interested in going raw, I might not have done it with this experience. I was forced into it, but grateful that I have now done it. However, most people would not give up junk for life if they had a choice.