My memories are still as vivid as if they happened yesterday.

My health started to deteriorate by the turn of the millennium in various ways, due in part to the exhaustive lifestyle of being an international DJ.

Being on the road, playing gigs, for over a decade, and visiting over 40 countries, started taking its toll on my body.

I started to gain weight and began to feel run down with numerous symptoms of ill health.

One of the most strange and bizarre feelings I felt during those years was a prickling and tingling sensation in both my legs.

The weakness I felt through the muscles of my legs got so bad that at one point that it made standing up very difficult.

It didn’t feel good, and I was concerned with what was causing the problem.

I also started to lose balance and coordination and felt dizzy, especially when up at a height.

Years went by, and I thought the situation would improve, but it didn’t. By 2003, and whilst living in Camden Town in London, I started experiencing what I can only describe as excruciatingly painful electric shocks that went from my waist right down my legs to my feet.

It was a burning, sharp pain that really freaked me out.

Soon after, on one my trips to Argentina, I went to see a specialist doctor who sent me for a blood test, brain scan, and for a nerve conductivity test.

This was when I was diagnosed with moderately severe Peripheral Neuropathy.


Ill and overweight.

I was soon advised to visit a Rheumatologist who also confirmed the disease and said it was a slow progressing illness and there was nothing I could do, other than taking medicine.

I was prescribed the drugs Lyrica and Endep but I decided to wait and put off taking the medicine until I returned to the UK.

At the same time, I noticed it was becoming increasingly more difficult to chew certain foods, especially meat. And just to remind you, the year was 2004 and I was eating the standard western diet.

As I began to feel intense pains in my mouth, I visited a dentist who told me I had gum disease and I needed to stop smoking.

This was a pivotal moment in my life because giving up smoking meant a change of lifestyle of sorts, and it required an extra effort from me. I had been smoking for 15 years and I knew it wasn’t going to be easy.

Knowing what I was going through, a friend suggested that I read the book, Allen Carr’s Easy Way To Stop Smoking.

While reading this book, I became very aware of, and very curious about the approaches and philosophies employed by Allen Carr.

This interest led me to read further books on natural health which eventually led me to the discovery of a science by the name of Natural Hygiene, which, by the way, is the original science behind the raw food diet.

My interest was such that over the following 6 years, I put my DJ career on hold and spent nearly all my time studying and researching biology and other health sciences aside from Hygiene that included Chemistry, Human Physiology, Psychology and the history of Medicine.

Naturally as I was learning I started incorporating all these changes into my diet.

I soon discovered that in the same way you can overcome and complete eliminate type 2 diabetes by changing your diet; you can also overcome Neuropathy.

Four months into my new raw vegan diet, all my symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy were soon receding. I stopped feeling those electric shock pains, and my balance and coordination was fully restored.

My new medical tests and analyses came back normal and I was free from the disease.

Fit and healthy.

Fit and healthy.

The lesson learned is that you can overcome most illnesses when you address the root cause of disease, which in most cases is your diet and lifestyle.

There is no need for drugs or treatment. It’s that simple.

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Ariel Belloso

Ariel Belloso is a writer who transformed his health through the power of raw food. The former DJ and music producer's life changed forever in 2001, when his mother was diagnosed with leukaemia. Already a keen nutrition researcher, Ariel calculated that eating a raw, plant based diet could help his mother overcome her cancer. This became his motivation to learn more about natural health and the raw food lifestyle. Following her son's advice, not only did Ariel’s mother beat her cancer, she recently celebrated her 85th birthday! Using the knowledge gained from his years of ongoing study into natural health, Ariel has also managed to overcome several serious health issues himself, as well as helping many others regain their health and improve their quality of life. Ariel has written 5 books on the subject of natural health, nutrition, and fitness.

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