Do you agree? Some Raw Vegan bloggers claim periods are toxic wastes leaving the body. That periods are not necessary. Have heavy flow or painful periods? Stop eating all fats, proteins and cooked food.
The diet guidelines? Raw grains, raw vegetables, raw fruit. No fat, no meat, no eggs.
Is this a safe diet for teenage girls?? Amenorrhea is a well-known problem for young women with malnutrition from Bulimia or Anorexia, or for women who over-exercise and have low body fat. Not only does this lead to osteoporosis, it can alter your entire hormonal future.
Healthy babies anyone?
One of these bloggers says:
“Menstruation is the body’s desperate attempt to free itself from toxins. After reading the anecdotes of extremely healthy women, the possibility of completely eliminating my menstrual cycle is a goal I strive for yet again”
Miliany of the rawveganliving blog is 19 and rejoices that she stopped having periods after 4 to 6 months as a Raw Vegan. She “surmises” this was due to her body “detoxing” and that many women and girls note their periods stop when they avoid protein and fat. That periods are toxic and unnecessary…
And that, after all, “everything you were taught about menstrual cycles is a lie”. Read more of this article here.
Another young blogger is Freelee “the Banana Girl”. She promotes eating large quantities of one food a day, all raw, vegan, high carb and low fat. She’s famous for eating 30 bananas a day as the reason she stopped having “toxic periods”. Read more about Freelee here.
These Raw Vegan girls (and others) make some good points that toxins in feedlot meat and processed foods are bad for us, and that women historically may not have had PMS and debilitating menstrual issues. I’m not sure I can agree with that as I have not studied historical reviews on women before the Industrial Age.
But most people reading my blog and hearing my podcasts understand that eating ANY toxic food or beverage is a bad idea. I have to point out that none of the three bloggers I mention here made the point that their raw grains, veggies and fruits need to be organic and non-GMO.
Ladies! Are you really eating and living clean??
We make cortisol, progesterone, estrogen, DHEA and Testosterone from cholesterol. Directly from cholesterol. Without this base ingredient, all these hormones decline. This is Science, but is completely ignored by these bloggers.
The perils of eating a high carb diet are well-known, not the least of which is Leaky Gut caused by Lectins in grains and the yeasts and bacteria that thrive on grain-based (and sugar-based) diets. And elevated Insulin causing weight gain and diabetes.
Really? Periods are Toxic?
Or might your menstrual status reflect your overall health, stress, hormones, lifestyle and imbalances? Solutions lie in balance, not extremes. That’s my thoughts on this issue. Thanks for reading!