Yeah I love raw veganism, it seems so healthy and purifying... like, the body just seems so well balanced on greens, veggies, fruits, nuts and seeds. I love knowing I'm putting such good food into my body - makes me feel good in itself!
Me, too. I struggled for decades with pretty much every non-raw kind of food and supplement, trying to figure out what was "wrong" with me. Well, the answer was nothing
. My body was doing the best it could with the crap I was giving it to work with. The week I went raw vegan--in fact, after day three--I got this tremendous buzz and felt this lightness all over. It was freaky, I felt like I was floating. I went back and forth between cooked vegan and raw vegan to test it and sure enough: the things I was feeling were real.
Since going raw, all joint soreness is gone, my strength keeps increasing at the dumbbell rack, and I have so much energy, I've taken up trail running. I never get sick and I can handle shocks to my system with more leeway, like getting caught in the rain while running in 45 degrees and getting soaked. Because there is no longer any food-chemical stress on my system, I absorb everything I eat efficiently so I don't need to eat as much and I can build muscle on less protein. I've always had great skin but now it seems translucent; at 42, I get accused of being 34. My mood is lighter, too, and it's easier to stay happy. Plus, I'm a cheap date: only a couple sips of coffee or beer will get me there!
My favorite part of being raw vegan reflects what you said: I can completely relax mentally and not even give what I eat a second thought because I know everything I choose is the cleanest, purest, most natural and naturally complete nutrition I can possibly get on this planet. Quite a relief from all that struggle I had in the beginning. I believe the mental rest is a big part of my increased health and as a Mind/Body Coach, I love being a walking visual aid.