So since my last post, I have been experimenting with all raw again. I have been eating a head of romaine lettuce a day, one full head of cauliflower, grape tomatoes, red onion, cucumber, parsley and lemon in a raw "tabouli" and a container of blueberries daily.
I feel great. Stable energy. No cravings. No Raynaud's. No problems. No female pain. Clear skin.
So I did a little Google search online for "high blood sugar" since the way I am eating is specifically focused on being low-glycemic. I found some VERY interesting things. Especially with regards to my body's response to high-glycemic fruits like bananas, dates and watermelon and my endometriosis and Raynaud's:
And I also found this as well:
But if the blood sugar goes very high then lets say over 200 or so, then it can cause symptoms and the classic symptoms would be increased thirst, increased urination, general fatigue, vaginal infections in women, and even blurred vision can occur from the high blood sugar.
These symptoms, as I say, may not occur, or they may occur in any combination, but what's causing them is that the sugar is thickening the blood, so it's really like taking maple syrup and pouring maple syrup into a glass of water. If you do that after a while, the water gets thicker and thicker, and in the bloodstream, the brain then reads that as the blood's too thick, I need to drink in order to dilute back out the blood, and when I drink and I drink, sometime people with diabetes drink gallons of water in a day, when drink and I drink, I have to put it somewhere, and where I put it is to urinate it out. That's not really solving the problem, it's not really curing the diabetes in any way or treating it, but thirst and urination is the classic symptom of diabetes and indicates that you do need help
Hmmmm. Thickening of the blood? That could definitely cause lack of circulation to the extremities....isn't this why most vegans avoid animal foods is to avoid the clumping of red blood cells that cause heart attacks?
And increase in estrogen in women and men? Could that be what caused my endometriosis?
I find it interesting that starches are specifically mentioned.
I do find that potatoes and corn are big no-no's for me.
I also would put very sugary fruits in the same category.
So....my new raw diet is going to include lots of veggies, berries, stone fruits and I will experiment with some sprouted legumes when I get Annette Larkin's video in the mail.
I still don't know what I think about nuts yet. I have them in moderation----EXTREME moderation.
But doing all veggies with some blueberries has worked out great for me so far......
The experiment continues......:)