How to Heal Arthritis and Osteoporosis Naturally at 73
John: Alright, this is John Kohler with okraw and this episode is actually interview my friend, Cecilia Star, who I actually met ata Woodstock fruit festival, and she got into a health journey about six years ago and startedeating a plantbased, fruit and vegetablecentric, raw food diet about three years ago. And thereason why I wanna have her on is because she healed even, you know, at a much moremature age several different diseases that were ailing her, you know, by literally justchanging her diet. And also to show you guys that it's never too late to start, if you'rehaving problems, because you literally â€“ the old adage holds true, you are what you eat,and absorb! Because if your digestives is
not working, you're not gonna absorb it.So let's hear from Cecilia, a little bit about her journey. So, Cecilia, why did youchange your diet even after being, you know, what, over 65 at that pointé Cecilia: Yeah, I was way over 65 when I startedmy journey. Cause I'm 73 now, and so I started it â€˜cause I was working, I had so much arthritisin my hands, in my feet, in the back of my neck, it would just burn. And in my field,I needed to have my hands, cause I'm a hairdresser, so I need to feel good and stand on my feetall day long, and so that's why I decided to look into being a vegetarian, and thena vegan, and after a vegan to a raw vegan.
And that's when I went online to look upJames Colburn's arthritis shot years ago on Larry King Live, I heard him and I rememberedthat. And so I went online, looked it up, and it was a vegetarian diet. And so I decidedto give it a try. And that really, really, really helped. When I did that, it didn'ttake long. And my arthritis in my hands and my thumbs and the joints just hurt so bad,and in my feet, that I â€“ and I had cramps and I had the pains in my big toe, and thoseâ€“ I had varicose veins, a lot of things going on. Plus I was dealing with the lastfifty years' worth of yeast overgrowth from too many antibiotics. And with thisâ€¦andthat is cleared up now, since I switched my
diet. Which is great. I'm happy about that. John: Wow. So yeah, just by simply changingyour diet, you know, your body will allow itself to heal. So what is your, Cecilia,how did going from the vegetarian to the vegan to the raw vegan, did you see incrementalimprovements all during that time, or why did you finally end up going raw vegané Cecilia: Well, that's a good question. Iswitched to being a vegetarian and then to a vegan, and then I used to do some cookedfood, and so then I went on a vacation, and I was online, and I was looking forâ€¦andI went down to Costa Rica to the Farm of Life
down there, not knowing that they were a rawvegan type of group place there, and it was wonderful. I had the time of my life. Thatwas the best trip I've ever taken. It was emotional, it was spiritual, it was healing,it was fun, it was active, â€˜cause I like to be active, we went ziplining, we went hiking,we jumped off cliffs, off of waterfalls, went swimming, and it was just a wonderful, wonderfultime. And that's when â€“ and most of those people from there except for me was all fromthe Woodstock Fruit Festival in New York. So I came home and I decided I was gonna lookup, the next year, I went to the Woodstock Fruit Festival. And that's where my journeyjust keeps evolving and going as time goes
on, and as I'm growing and getting intoit. So, that's my story. John: Wow. Yeah, that's totally amazing,I mean, in Hawaii Woodstock, you know Cecelia would go on hikes with us and she would keepup with the kids half her age, just about, man. Cecilia: And skydiving, also. John: Yeah, she sky â€” she's crazy, man!But yeah, these foods, they keep you young, that's how I've â€“ I've been doingthis for 20 years, and most people think I'm about ten years younger than I actually am.You know, I'm young at heart, I don't
Healed from Arthritis and Now Running Barefoot on a Raw Food Diet
The birds are having a party. It's early in the morning and I really like coming to the park earlymorning to breath some fresh air and feel the nature close to me, and. I just wanted to share with you that ithasn't always been like that. For those of you who may not know I have suffered a lotof physical pain in the past before I
changed my diet. I used to have arthritis. And it was just really hard for me to do any type of exercise. I was already practicing yoga but very light yoga, just to ease my pain. But it wasn't easy. It wasn't a regular practice. I was taking
meducation very regularly. The pain was sostrong in my body that it was even hard to gooutside depending on the weather, or if it wasraining. A few months ago, well, I have been eating raw for almost a year wow that's amazing, I can't even believe that but a few monthsago I found out about barefoot running. I'm using my
fivefinger shoes: can you see thaté Since I found out about barefoot style it just changed my life, really. I don't have any pain on my knees anymore. I set my myself free to run and enjoy that in a way that I've never experienced before.I'm just really inspired about barefoot
running style. And today, at the moment, I can't wait to leave the house in the morning andcome to the park for a jog. I'm just so happy that I wantedto share that with you how. Changing to a raw food style diet has really opened my life to to new possibilities. Even small and big ones.
But all these possibilities are changingWho I am and how I feel about life and fitness and health. I just wanted to share with you that youdon't have to be a triathlete or a ultrarunner to start running barefoot or just start even running in any way you want to. Just. Just go. If you want to try to barefoot runningstyle I really recommend that to