2 Years on Raw Paleo Diet Testimonial

2 Years on Raw Paleo Diet Testimonial

Raw Paleo Diet is the original pre-agriculture human diet. Raw paleo diet consists of raw fruits, raw vegetables and raw organic/wildlife foods. The theory states that the human body is one of nature’s finest creations. We heal ourselves and are always healthy given the original human diet. As the foundation for healing most diseases, sticking to a raw Paleo diet every day will yield dramatic, lasting results.

My Paleo raw food adventure began with my desperate search for a cure for everything that was ailing me. The challenges in my life always needed a solution. Being trained as an engineer, computer geek, problem solver made me want to find ultimate solutions or whatever.

I was born in 1969 and grew up like any big city kid on baby formula, drugs, some fast food, lots of cooked food and the debunked food pyramid of high cooked carbs and low fat.

When I was a kid I was diagnosed with asthma and doctors prescribed antihistamines. When I had cystic acne at 16, dermatologists bombarded me with steroid injections and creams. Eventually it was decided that I should take an experimental drug called Ro-Accutane. We had to go to the drug company’s main office and sign a waiver because their drug was experimental and serious side effects were possible.

When I was visiting the beaches of Boracay in 2004, I was bitten by sand flies and had itchy arms and legs for two years. After months of steroid injections and steroid creams I gave up and just gave up and by 2006 the suspicion of leishmaniasis was gone.

All my life I’ve had folkulitis, got red spots on my body when I took a bath, got easily tired easily with strenuous activity, had heartburn, left rotating shoulder pain, was hospitalized for various unknown viral diseases, had some heart murmurs, mitral valve prolapse and was obese at 170 pounds and wearing 38 inch pants.

Beginning with my spouse and I’s secondary infertility adventure in 2002, we ended up cleaning up our diets by stopping junk food and anything inedible from being put on our skin and throwing out the microwave oven. And using raw oysters to increase sperm count.

In the same year 2002 when I was trying to conceive, I contracted an unknown viral disease, was hospitalized for 3 days, and then suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome for 1 month. The heart doctor who ordered a series of tests said the tests came up nothing so he wanted to shape my heart by prescribing a heart shaping drug called a beta blocker but it could kill my erections! This was so unacceptable to my core personality as I only had one child and my life goal was at least 4+. I strictly refused the meds and found that I could heal myself in 3 weeks just by eliminating all sources of caffeine.

When my 2nd child was born in September 2003, I was obese at 170 pounds and desperate to lose weight to look sexy enough to have more children. I was blindly trying to follow a cooked Atkins diet. I then sought the teachings of a nutritionist in mainstream western medicine and she taught me how to lose weight by reducing starches and increasing vegetables. I lost weight and maintained about 140 pounds for a while. But I still wasn’t healthy.

In 2003, a small eczema started on my right lower leg, it was very itchy, I didn’t pay attention to it. It became outgrown in mid 2005. I had full blown eczema the size of a steak on my right leg, all over my face, my ears, my left arm. I was a mess, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t go out, all 5 doctors I went to told me I was INCULAR and would stay that way for the rest of my life.

The incurable diagnosis was not acceptable to me. I’ve always been the open-minded type. No DOGMA was my life motto. I’m an engineer, a problem solver, when these so-called “doctors” said I was incurable, it just meant THEY didn’t know the cure and their common educational base was AMISS. I needed to find people who KNEW the cure… NON-DOCTORS so I drove to a far away town where there were NO western doctors and my journey to true health study began with a 3rd generation herbalist named Manang Lorna .

I learned about electromedicine, herbs and detox: kidney cleanses, liver flushes, colon cleanses and many other cleanses that got rid of my eczema symptoms. Free from eczema symptoms. But I wanted more. I wanted radiant health. I knew there was more and I wanted to be healthy so badly that I just had to learn more. All detoxification and no dietary changes meant no real healing.

In 2007, through Dr. Tam Mateo encountered raw veganism. I tried raw veganism for 2 months his way, his recipes, his advice but I became too skinny and finally gave up raw veganism. I added cooked meat and rice back to my diet and to gain weight.

Then I was ready to fast and tried a 14 day orange juice fast under the guidance of Barefoot Herbalist MH. It was an eye opener. I got rid of the addiction to boiled meat and rice. I was ready to try raw fruitarian. And I tried raw Fruitarian which only lasted 2 months. I got thinner on raw fruit flavor than on raw vegan, plus I felt cold and I lived in a tropical country, warm Manila at 25-30 degrees Celsius. What finally got me to stop the Fruitarian craze was when I asked for guidance on when my cold feelings would end. A longtime fruitarian said it would take 5 years! That was it, I had to find something else.

I stumbled across Wai Genriiu’s Wai diet (a form of the raw paleo diet). It was an easy step from fruitarian to wai diet, just add extra virgin olive oil and raw fish sashimi and raw egg yolk to my tropical fruit. bam! Instant feeling of health! I went from 112 to 120 pounds on the Wai Diet. Adding raw meat to my meat less than 4 months has been a life touch to my health.

After 3 months of Wai Diet, I was just bored with seafood, why not try land animals? I stumbled upon Aajonus Vonderplanitz, who kept talking about the benefits of raw land animals, raw beef, raw chicken, and raw dairy.

I needed some hand-holding, some support to get started and I found Geoff Purcell (in the UK) at AllExperts.com very approachable. He and Craig Bates started the Raw Paleo Forum which was very helpful for newbies like me.

I’ve experimented with various wild animals including duck, chicken, goat, lamb, frogs and my favorite was raw organic grass-fed beef…the legendary Batangas grass-fed beef with delicious yellow fat is true! I have experimented with many types of raw goat, cow and carabao dairy and all have failed, I just couldn’t digest dairy, I realized I was lactose intolerant. My belly also contradicted raw green juicing.

I became curious about the Homo Optimus Cooked Pork Diet, I did my month-long experiment and felt my health was worse on cooked meat than raw meat.

I found that on the raw Paleo diet of organic fruit and raw, fatty, organic pet food, I never got sick for a whole year. I felt invincible. This was a first for me, I walked on and on every day expecting not to get sick. The only times I felt sick were the times I tried eating a non-raw paleo diet. Also, it’s my first time having bicep muscles on my arms and I’m a sedentary geek. Gosh, the talk about eating raw meat will make you want to build muscle without the gym exercises being true.

In 2009, I switched to a high-fat, low-carb, raw paleo diet and found it even more comfortable. Gone were the quivering hunger pangs marked by hypoglycemia, which I’ve thought normal my entire life when each mealtime comes.

Raw paleo diet is the easiest diet I’ve ever tried, although high quality organic fruit and meat are expensive. Raw paleo diet is even easier than regular SAD or cooked paleo diet. Being free from the shackles of cooking is a dream to be lived. It seems I’ve found a “home” as the raw paleo diet is so easy even a caveman can do it.

To further improve my access to the best food possible, I moved my corporate office to Cubao, right next to my favorite Farmers Market for fresh daily marketing.

My diet these days is a low-carb, high-crude-fat diet consisting of:

* Organic low glycemic index fruits in season – fruits high in vitamin C (guava, papaya, Indian mango), hydrating fruits (watermelon, melon), fatty fruits (durian, coconut) We follow the seasons

* raw fertilized duck eggs flown in from Palawan

* raw grass-fed fatty Batangas beef and sometimes raw goat or raw lamb

* Various raw seafood such as oysters, mussels, small and large fish, sea shrimp, etc.

* No surcharges. No supplement can match the power of real food.

Raw paleo diet and its variants are healing. My own young children have had their own experience of eating raw paleo diets. When the kids are sick I put them on a raw paleo diet just like mine, they know the cure for their illness is RAW because they experience instant relief. The kids know who is the healthiest person at home these days.

By the end of this year 2009 I will have been on the raw paleo diet for 2 years and I now weigh a more respectable 128 pounds with a short height of 5’5″ and a pant size of 31″ waist. Always expecting to reach new heights in health over the next few years as I fine-tune and continually adapt. All my health problems were solved. It’s only been these 2 years that I’ve felt really healthy.

Today, at 40, I look younger, leaner, and have more strength than I did when I was 30. Through the raw Paleo diet, I realized that people are meant to be healthy, and stay healthy, effortlessly.

Thanks to Eli Edwin Casimero


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