I found the forum searching for a place to ask a question about going on the raw food diet.
I'm in my 50s.. been vegetarian since '94 and quit smoking last October.. somehow managing to put on a whopping 30 lbs since then and am darn annoyed about it.
Short rest of bio.. married.. Florida.. mom to a crap load of poultry (ducks, chickens, guinea birds) grew up a surburban princess.. crown revoked after being busted in overalls too many times. Housewife/caregiver to disabled vet husband and internet junkie.
I am contemplating going raw but most of the meal plans focus on dark green leafy plants, which due to one of my health issues - a genetic blood thing called leyden factor V, I am supposed to avoid.
The bad foods for leyden are the ones high in vitamin K...including kale, collards, spinach, turnip greens, beet greens, and Brussels sprouts. Also on the avoid list are olive oil, walnuts and the oil and sunflower seeds/butter. All of those things make me more likely to form a clot. Swell eh?
Other health concern is a hyperactive thyroid due to being filled with a bunch of benign nodules. Wouldn't ya think if technology could hit a fly on the back of a terrorist with a lasar.. from space, they could nuke a few nodules in the thyroid on a patient holding still? Yeah.. well they don't.
That issue they tell me to just maintain whatever iodine levels I consume.. not more - not less.. just maintain.
So.. you folks that are on a raw diet.. is the lack of green leafy plants going to be a massive problem for balance in any meal plan that's raw?
Thanks in advance..