I have a very hard time losing weight despite eating a healthy raw diet with light exercise. I've looked into the emotional issues but they never seem to apply to me. I don't feel I need protection from anyone and my parents have always shown me that they love and respect me. Although I do have a somewhat strained relationship with my father, mostly because I don't respect him that much, I am very close with my mother. But they have both always expressed their love and respect for me and I've always felt great comfort in that. I think any emotional problems I have are self-created, such as talking negatively to myself or not feeling worthy of anyone else's love but my parents. But as I've cleansed my body most of these emotional issues have faded. My very early childhood was rough mostly because I was depressed and my mother had Depression but I feel I have worked through any pain I had then. It did used to worry a lot about what other people thought of me but not anymore. I am still a perfectionist and always demand the very best from myself but I don't think that's necessarily a bad thing. If I feel I need protection it's very deep inside me to the point that I am not concious of it. In fact, I don't feel like I need protection at all. I feel I should be totally free to do and feel as I please and know that I am still loved. I think I do feel this way most of the time. I'm not sure why I have such a difficult time losing weight. It could be a thyroid problem, heavy metals, stones in the liver, candida, or just a naturally slow metabolism. Anybody have any ideas about what my cause could be?