Chico; that is some solid discipline to keep it up for that long. I have to agree that one of the reasons I struggle to keep it up is the rapid weight loss. I'm not suggesting that it is a lack of protein (as weight loss is not dictated by protein content of diet), but simply difficulty in maintaining sufficient calorie intake.
For example, currently I work as your average waiter whilst waiting to find other jobs. That's 30-40 hours/week marching around. Then there is the fact I exercise about 4-6x/week whether it be resistance training or MMA, then there is also the dogs which need an hours walk per day. All this adds up to needing about 5,000/kcal per day. Getting that from fruit and veg is very difficult. Even Durian Rider who eats like 30 banana's a day says he only needs 3,000kcal/day, so that would suggest I need to eat about 50 banana's a day. Which quite frankly is bonkers. Currently I probably eat about a dozen banana's a day, a few other bits of fruit and about 1/2kg of raisins - that adds up to roughly 2,500-3,000kcal/day. The rest I get from eggs, turkey and other paleo based animal products.
Also Chico, I know your a strong anti-cannabis proponent but I would perhaps have a chat with Roland1986 if you ever see a post from him. I think he suffered similar sides to you in regards to general severe dryness (if I have remembered your sides correctly). He did take RSO for 2-3 weeks before quitting due to unbearable drowsiness (he had family and high pressure job). However, if I remember correctly he had significant improvement in all his sides. Although, I can't say that with 100% conviction and I don't know if any of those improvements lasted after he came off of it.
Yeah it's very hard if you do a lot of strength based training, smoothie's are the easiest way of getting a lot of calories in quickly. You don't need to be 100% raw, that's something were it becomes too dogmatic and it can actually affect your health adversely over time. I eat about 40% raw. The main core is fruits vegetables, nuts and seeds. Beyond that you can add your eggs, turkey and paleo meats. Beyond that, there are potato's or grains, lentils etc. Alkaline foods basically, highly alkaline foods to push your body back into an alkaline state.
I know people say alkaline / acid is a myth, the blood streams ph is self regulated all the time, that's true but if the ph starts to move towards the acid side, the body leeches calcium, phosphorous and magnesium from the bones to buffer the acidity, because those minerals are highly alkaline. By eating an alkaline diet the body doesn't need to take these minerals in the first place.