Sunday, May 16, 2010

Vitality - Is Ehret Correct ?

I believe I have validated the Ehret Vitality Formula.. once again (V=P-O).

As most of you know, I am in transition to 100% LFRV. It seems after a period of several weeks (especially if I fast or skip a meal) my vitality is lowered. I feel weak,brain fog, mild headache, tired, cold... your classic detox like symptoms... cannot get enough sleep.. and sleep will not be as deep at times as I need.

Last evening.. we were ALL feeling this way and decided to have some steamed vegs and legumes. My dinner consisted of a large salad with 1 cup of pinto beans and some frozen peas (thawed) followed by 1lb of steamed broccoli.

Almost like a light switch... BAMMO... I could feel a surge in my vitality and this AM I do feel so much better !!

The healing power of the body and a LFRV diet/fasting are quite impressive... but it seems there is a compromise of vitality vs. speed of detoxification that I must weigh during this transition. I can ill afford too low a vitality at work.. I need to perform well.

This has been one heck of an interesting trip thus far.. I can tell ya that !!

Looking forward to the rest of the healing journey.... and best wishes to those on a healing path !!



  1. All the best to you and your family as well. So glad things are going well - and it's definitely a learn as you go! ;)

  2. Hi Russ,

    I appreciate your observations. I would also love more details. Besides an increase in vitality, did you notice any other symptoms from eating beans, peas and broccoli? What did your stomach feel like? Your intestines? Did your mouth taste or feel different on awakening? Did the energy stay throughout the day, or did you feel a midafternoon slump? Just curious.

    I think experimenting is great!


  3. Very interesting experience, RawDad. I am going on my sixth month 100% LFRV and I am still detoxifying like crazy. I think you are right about needing more minerals during the early stages of this diet to help alkalize the acids produce by all the toxins being dumped into the blood stream for elimination. I also think greens and vegies (even raw) slow detox down and that may be another reason we feel better when we eat them right now. Keep up the good work, and enjoy your upcoming fast.

    Pineapple Blessings, Esmee