Well, just like many others before me, I can say that illness brought me to raw food. I spent over 2 years trying to work with numerous doctors to get a diagnosis for myself All I knew was that whatever I put into my mouth caused me severe stomach pain and debilitating diarrhea. I spent years going from doctor to doctor, general practitioner, gastroenterologist, endocrinologist, etc. But no one could Figure out what was happening to my body: After numerous tests came out negative, I was told I probably had Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and was given medicine to help me live with it; however, the medicines side effect caused not just drowsiness but actual sleep. This was not an answer for someone with two young children. I decided to find another ways.