I started the Primal Diet by Aajonus Vanderplanitz about 5-1/2 years ago. I practiced it religiously for about 8 months, until I found an always-evolving variation that works very well for me.
Most of the food that I eat is still raw, and the majority of my calories still come from raw animal fat, but my diet has evolved to be more instinctual. I eat less protein, and add things that I like such as homemade chocolate and sprouted nut butters. Some days I eat more food and some days I eat less. I also go through periods of eating a lot of the same type of food, and then find that those foods don’t appeal to me for awhile.
I enjoy a healthy, youthful body, boundless energy, joyful being and abundant creativity.
I ate a lot of raw food (including eggs, chicken and fish) and an abundance of raw fat while pregnant with my one year old – and had a drug free, painless birth. Of course I also practiced Hypnobabies which is a technique for relaxing the mind.
My one year old eats plenty of raw food including breast milk, and has never had anything more than very mild (hardly noticeable) detoxification. Signs of diaper rash have also been very mild, short lived and cleared naturally – without any creams or medications.
I offer my kids raw food including milk, kefir, ice cream (eggs, cream, milk & honey), chicken, beef, fish, and homemade chocolate and sprouted nut butters. Sometimes they eat it and other times they refuse.
I don’t force this diet on my kids. They learn from my and my husband’s example, and by what feels good to them through trial and error – just like we did.
However, when my 7 year old was only a year old, he was sickly because I followed conventional protocol for birthing, immunizations and medication. From the time he was 2 until about 5 he ate an almost all raw diet and has stayed away from doctors – which has healed him.
My 17 year old daughter knows from experience that raw food is ideal for promoting fitness and health, but at this time she chooses a mostly conventional diet and some of the “normal” health issues that accompany it. Should she ever decide to regain optimal health, she has the tools necessary to achieve it.
My husband eats a lot of raw food, but tends to eat cooked foods a bit more than I do. He is strong, healthy, youthful and energetic. He is also much calmer and even tempered – which is great for our relationship!!