Feeling Foggy Headed
Cathy's Question: Andrew, my head is so foggy, and almost dizzy, forcing me to squint at times, I get that I am cleansing since I am so overweight. 130 lbs so. And I have been a vegetarian for 25 years. Junk food and way too much protein.. uggh! I don't know what it is to have energy!
This web site has helped me immensely. I went on nutridiary.com and did all my food for the day... I think I am like 88% carbs, 8% protein, and 4% fat... Wow! Where have I been?
Question... about the head thing...? And it gets worse when I eat fruit. I have no issues with blood sugar. At 52 I am healthy accept my weight, praise God! I see you have lost weight on this. Can you tell me how you felt when you started?
Thanks CathyAndrew's Answer:
You don't really tell me what type of diet you're eating, so it's hard for me to know how to answer you.
I'm going to assume you're eating a 100 percent raw food diet as laid out here
Most people that have this issue have a problem with dietary fat affecting the body's ability to deal with the increased sugar intake inherent in a diet that predominates in fruit.
Before I committed to eating only raw fruits and vegetables, I frequently ate 70%+ fruit and the rest cooked, including high-fat foods/oils.
When I did this, I regularly felt foggy headed for at least part of the day. When I went all raw and kept my diet low fat, the issue disappeared.
To get rid of the problem, I suggest that you take in no overt fats (no nuts, seeds, avocado, oils, etc) for a week to two weeks and continue to eat your normal low-fat raw fruits and vegetables.
By sticking to this strictly for a week or so, you should be able to shake the issue.
To read how fat in the blood affects how the body deals with sugar, read this article