I stumbled upon the raw–food diet almost six years ago when I was looking for a way to clear up my skin. It was a discovery that radically changed my life. I didn’t have any major health crisis at the time, but I did struggle with acne, arthritis in my hands, headaches, mild depression, and low energy. All of these issues were remedied by switching from a heavy, animal protein-based diet to a juicy plant-based diet of raw fruits and vegetables. I sang raw food’s praises everywhere, I bought and read every book out there about this magical diet, and I was in it to win it. My friends and family thought I was crazy, too skinny, rigid, and dogmatic. Thankfully, I’ve mellowed out over time, shed the dogma, and found balance. I had my ...

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