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Veganchick01
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I asked on a great raw foods forum about being a raw vegan(I'd love to be 100% raw, but I know realistically I will probably only manage an 80/20 ratio) but I wanted to know if the raw foods diet(doing for health not for weight loss!) could lessen the effect of the pill because it is an EXTREMELY detoxifying diet.

That said, no one knew right off hand if it WOULD affect it, but I did learn of grapefruit being TERRIBLE to mix with my pill, and last month I bought a bag of grapefruits and ate em up in a little over a week! D: ALL I WAS WARNED NOT TO EAT WAS ST. JOHNS WORT. Really? If grapefruit is sooo bad WHY is it not something that is included with the information like the pill packet inserts!?

Anyway, I digress, any raw foodies in my situation? I love my diva cup and before the pill my cramps were HORRID. Those are the main reasons I haven't chosen to get an IUD, but if there is too much to keep track of I'll save up the $500 and get the IUD and deal with the cramps(they say they're supposed to get worse with one!) and tons of blood stained underwear. :/

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Heather
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Grapefruit is fine with the pill, it's grapefruit seed extract - a HIGHLY concentrated form of it -- that there's question about. But not data, that I know of, just a question.

Unless a raw food diet results in diarrhea, I don't see any sound reason to suspect this is an issue with BCPs. It might help to bear in mind that the pill hasn't just been tested in one culture: people who use the pill include people in cultures where a raw diet, or a diet that's awfully close to it, is what everyone eats.

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