Success Story: How Eating Raw Eased My Client’s Chronic Pain


A car accident in 2005 resulted in a Fibromyalgia diagnosis for my client Carmen. Prior to the accident, Carmen had lived a full and satisfying active life. But now she suffered from constant pain, brain fog, debilitating headaches, and she was always tired. She spent thousands of dollars on various forms of treatments, none of which worked, and some even led to worsened symptoms.

After hearing that I had helped other people deal with their health conditions through diet, Carmen came to see me. After discussing her symptoms and struggles, she knew she would have to undergo a major lifestyle change, but she was willing to do it because she was desperate to return to an active, vibrant life. She wanted to feel normal. She wanted to feel like Carmen again.

After understanding the benefits of the raw food diet, Carmen agreed that a mostly raw food diet, supplemented with some cooked plant-based foods, was best for her. Amazingly, within a few days of following the plan, Carmen’s brain fog was gone! She began to feel more energy and less pain. Eventually, she lost over 20 pounds, something she was never able to do on any diet. Seeing how successful the diet was for Carmen, her husband, who suffered from severe heartburn, tried eating raw food for six months. He, too, was amazed at how much better he felt after just days — no more Tums needed.

Carmen has been eating mostly raw food for almost two years now. She is back to her busy life, and able to do what she wants. She has expressed how grateful she is for my help and guidance, and is happy she chose to trust in the power of food — it really did heal her and continues to do so every day.

Check out Christine’s free one-day raw food meal plan, Glow Raw For A Day.

Looking for some raw recipe inspiration? Check out Practically Raw: Flexible Recipes Anyone Can Make


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After Multiple Diets, I Finally Found a Way to Overcome the Chronic Pain of Fibromyalgia: Find Out How

Can a Raw Food Diet Help You Heal? 8 Tips for Making the Transition

Note: PLEASE consult with  your doctor before making any changes to your diet or medications. The material on this site is provided for educational purposes only, and is not to be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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