I have some strange eating patterns, rarely eat in the daytime and usually scoff in the evening right up until I go to sleep. I dont consider myself as having an ED but I regularly do not eat, sometimes for several days, usually because I simply do not have food in the house due to not having money to buy food. I treat these occasions as a time to fast in a way, to cleanse myself and to not succumb to the urge to eat, overcoming and being in control of my desires. I have done much reading on the subject and there seems to be some benefit in fasting, although today (3rd day not eating) I have come to consider that it may be a contributing factor in my depression. I have considered going on a raw food diet recently. A friend of mine has been eating raw for 6 weeks, he has lost alot of excess weight, his skin problems have cleared up, he says that he has much clarity of thought, he is never tired anymore, he does not feel negative about anything and I must say, he is glowing. I am wondering if anyone here has had experience with either fasting or a raw food diet and whether anyone thinks there is a benefit in doing those things or whether they could be dangerous to some people.