The Health Benefits of a Raw Food Diet
"Forty years ago I began to gradually switch my standard cooked food diet to a raw food diet
to give my body the proper nutrients it desperately needed to heal of its lifelong chronic diseases.
After a lifetime of suffering I experienced profound health
benefits from the raw food diet and rapidly shed 60 lbs of extra weight effortlessly." Shirley
With the growing popularity of vegan and vegetarian lifestyles, raw foodism takes this
lifestyle to another level with growing body evidence to support the health and benefits
of eating healthily. It’s a simple way to detox, improve your skin, lose those extra pounds and feel great!
Fresh, organically grown raw foods promote optimum health and longevity! Raw food
contains the highest level of live enzymes, vitamins and minerals. Enzymes are the catalyst for the hundreds of
thousands of chemical reactions that occur throughout the body.
There is no doubt that uncooked food is much easier for
the body to digest and assimilate. When cooked food is the primary source of
nutrition the body's digestive enzymes are forced to work overtime to overcome
this loss of food enzymes. As we age production of digestive enzymes usually
diminishes in quantity and nutrition may suffer." Dr. James Howenstine M.D.
The fastest way to restore wellness is to stop
putting into the body the things that have caused the physical problem to develop in
the first place, and then give the body the nutrients it needs to repair
and rebuild itself. The body is self-healing when the
infraction is stopped and proper nutrients provided.
The relationship between unhealthy eating and the development of disease is
undeniable. When most people get a cancer diagnosis their doctors are quick
to prescribe drugs and harsh treatments such as radiation, chemotherapy,
and surgery. All of these treatments have a harrowing effect on the body
opening it up to a whole host of other problems.
Dr. Charles Northen- "Do you know that most of us today are suffering
from certain dangerous diet deficiencies which cannot be remedied
until the depleted soils from which our foods come are brought into proper
mineral balance! The alarming fact is that foods---fruits and vegetables
and grains--now being raised on millions of acres of land that no longer
contains enough of certain needed minerals, are starving us--no matter
how much of them we eat!"
Malnutrition is the basis of all disease
Dead food is everything
we're taught to love: Bread, rice, pasta, sugar, pies, cakes, chips, soft drinks,
cheeseburgers and anything else that can be baked, boiled, broiled, and fried.
Thirty to eighty-five percent of the nutrition in foods is destroyed in cooking.
That is an average fifty percent loss! Cooked foods and
dry convenient diets have been denatured and are devoid of enzymes-
life-promoting elements. While they may maintain life they do not
promote optimum health or longevity!
"Man's body is a living organism, made of living
cells, which require living food in order to be properly nourished
and function well. When we put cooked food into our body, loaded
with contaminants, the body starts to break down. It begins in the
very young with colic, rashes, colds, earaches, upset stomachs,
swollen glands and tonsils.
As the child grows older, their may be
tooth decay, pimples, the need for eye glasses, etc. Then as we
enter adult life there is arthritis, hypoglycemia, heart attacks,
strokes, diabetes and cancers. All this and a multitude of other
diseases are unnecessary and are nothing but the result of improper
diet and lifestyle!
Today, most people accept cooked food as
the normal means of supplying the body with nutrients, not
realizing that the living cells of our bodies do not take
nourishment from the dead and artificial ingredients found in
And so, after a typical meal of cooked meat, cooked
potatoes, a cooked vegetable and a piece of cooked bread, followed
by a cooked sugar desert, their stomach is full and they think they
have satisfied the nutritional needs of their body. In reality,
they have given their body practically no nourishment. And thus
with a full stomach, they are slowly starving their body's cells."
Rev. George H. Malkmus
There are two kinds of starvation:
One starvation comes about because of no food at
all. The second and most insidious starvation is progressive
malnutrition over a period of time. The people in the third world
don't have enough volume of food. In the first world there is
plenty of "food" but it's
empty food. The food we eat produces
plenty of calories and energy but is almost completely devoid of
nutrition which is vital to our
survival. A good diet promotes good
health and prevents the onset of disease. Most human
illnesses and diseases are due to a deficiency of vital nutrients.
When you supply your body with the proper nutrients, in a form that
your body can use, it knows how to repair itself.
The case for B12 - In my journey into health, "
How I Achieved Optimum Health After a Lifetime of
Suffering" I explain how live raw foods played a huge role in
my health recovery. I've been a live raw fooder for 3 decades, but
I'm not a vegetarian. I eat meats that have been salt cured
(still raw) such as Prosciutto, ham or gravlax
salmon. I eat soft boiled eggs to keep the yolk uncooked, and
occasionally I drink cultured raw goat milk known as Kefir.
Although many vegan foods are said to have active B-12, few are
proving to actually raise B-12 or prevent its loss. There are a
variety of symptoms of B-12 deficiency, which is a danger for
vegans and live fooders. The initial symptoms can include low
energy, but it can eventually cause permanent nerve damage,
depression, numbness and tingling in the hands and feet,
chronic stress and nervousness, paranoia,
hyperactive reflexes, impaired memory and
"The body has the inherent ability -the vitality -not only to
heal itself and restore health, but also to ward off disease.
Illness is not caused simply by an invasion of external
agents or germs, but is a manifestation of the organism's attempt
to defend and heal itself. Prevention Is the Best Cure. Health is a
reflection of how we choose to live." TC Fry
"True good health is more than just the absence of
disease; it is a state where you enjoy all the energy, vitality and
benefits life has to offer. One of the keys to achieving good
health is to use the power of healthy foods to positively affect
how you feel, how much energy you have, and the length and quality
of your life. There is clear and definitive scientific evidence
that proper nutrition plays an important and significant role in
reducing the risk of degenerative diseases, and in providing
long-term health and longevity." - George Mateljan
Why you should go Raw Organic
Certified Organic does not just mean chemical free, it’s about the whole system; Soil,
Plants, People and the Environment. The organic movement began at the same time as industrialized agriculture.
Processed food and fast foods are depriving us of even more essential nutrients. Many scientists
believe that commercial farming, which burns out nutrients and adds poisons to the soil, as well as shipping foods "green" to ripen
upon trucks, are major contributors to ill health.
In her book, The Dirt Cure: Growing Healthy
Kids with Food Straight from Soil, Maya Shetreat-Klein, MD, reveals the shocking contents of children’s food,
how it’s seriously harming their bodies and brains, and what we can do about it.
And she presents the first nutritional plan for getting and keeping children healthy—a
plan that any family can follow.
Many corporations continue activities harmful to our health to increase
profits at the cost of our ecosystem and food chain. They do not the public about the true extent of the problem created by
toxic substances and harmful additives in our foods nor about the environmental pollution generated from their manufacturing plants.
A movie released a few years ago, A Civil Action, depicts this lack of accountability in the corporate arena. Finally, according to
research scientist named Andreas Hartman "A class of broad spectrumantibiotics in
drinking water is causing toxicity to human
DNA!" Given these harsh challenges, one might seriously ask how can we best protect ourselves and optimize our health.
A Live-Food Approach for Children of All Ages
"We began transitioning our children to a raw food diet over a year ago as an
experiment to alleviate the symptoms of ADD my eight year old son was experiencing. I'm happy to say that the experiment was
astonishingly successful! We have been delighted at the changes in my son's behavior and capabilities, which occurred almost
immediately. His moodiness, irritability and inability to concentrate were gone. His mental processes cleared, his memory
improved and so did his performance in school.
There are many things that come up as you change your child's diet; the special
nutritional needs of children, social gatherings, disapproving relatives, school functions and sack lunches, your own self doubts,
children who don't want to try new foods, and the attitude of other family members, just to name a few.
When my son's story was
published in Living Nutrition Magazine with the title Triumph over Attention Deficient Disorder Kyle
Stoycoff's Story, I began getting
inquiries from other parents eager to change their children's diets and needing advice and guidance.
Raw Kids is my attempt to fill
this need. I hope our experience can help pave the way for those wishing to improve their children's
diets and quality of life."
Longed Lived People Have Raw Food Diets
"Dr. Alexander Leaf published the findings of his research about the oldest people in the world
in the January, 1973 edition of National Geographic Magazine. He found that the three most consistently
disease-free and long-lived
people on Earth are the Abkhazians of Russia, the Vilacabambans of Ecuador and the Hunzukuts of Pakistan.
None of these peoples suffer
from Western diseases: NO
obesity, NO cancer, NO heart disease! On the average these
people live to be over 100 years old. The men are
physically active and still fathering children at 100 years of age. The diet of all of these people consists of 70-80 percent
high-water-content foods such as raw, uncooked fruits and vegetables.
Disease proliferate only where there is not enough oxygen for
cells to be healthy. Raw foods contain an abundance of oxygen. In
cooked foods, oxygen is destroyed.
Joel Fuhrman MD -"Following a strict vegetarian diet is
not as important as eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables. A
vegetarian whose diet is mainly refined grains, cold breakfast
cereals, processed health-food-store products, vegetarian fast
foods, white rice, and pasta will be worse off than a person who
eats a little chicken or eggs, for example, but consumes a larger
amount of fruits, vegetables, and beans." Joel Fuhrman., MD, is a board-certified
family physician specializng in preventing and reversing disease
through nutritional and natural methods.
Garlic, Vinegar, Honey - Miracle Home Remedy
Top doctors have revealed that the combination of raw
organic garlic, raw organic apple cider vinegar and raw organic honey
is a wonder drug that can cure everything from cancer to arthritis. Amazing
studies from respected universities around the world prove the miracle
home remedy that costs just pennies a day to make, is a super way to fight
just about any affliction. Experts have verified that this health restoring
trio of garlic, vinegar, and honey can wipe out both common and uncommon aliments. Successes include
ache, Alzheimer's disease, arthritis, asthma, high blood pressure, haemorrhoids,
infertility and impotence, toothaches, obesity, ulcers and many other diseases
and conditions. In a study of arthritis victims, Dr. Angus Peters of
the University of Edinburgh's Arthritis Research Institute found a
daily dose of vinegar and honey reduced pains by 90 percent.
Raw Food versus the Cooked, American Diet
The Great American Rat Experiment
Excerped from the book Goldat,
by Lewis E. Cook, Jr. & Junkp Yasui
“It has been found that a group of rats were fed diet of raw
vegetables, fruits, nuts and whole grains from birth grew into
completely healthy specimens and never suffered from any disease.
They were never ill. They grew rapidly, but never became fat, mated
with enthusiasm and had healthy offspring. They were always gently
affectionate and playful and lived in perfect harmony with each
other. Upon reaching an old age, equivalent to 80 years in humans,
these rats were put to death and autopsied. At that advanced age
their organs, glands, tissues all body processes appeared to be in
perfect condition without any sign of aging or deterioration."
“A companion group of rats we fed a diet comparable to that of
the average American and included white bread, cooked foods, meats,
milk, salt, soft drinks, candies, cakes, vitamins and other
supplements, medicines for their ails, etc. During their lifetime
these rats became fat and, from the earliest age, contracted most
of the diseases of modern American society including colds, fever,
pneumonia, poor vision, cataracts, heart disease, arthritis, cancer
and many more."
“Most of this group died prematurely at early ages but during
their lifetime most of them were vicious, snarling beasts, fighting
with one another stealing one another’s food and attempting to kill
each other. They had to be kept apart to prevent total destruction
of the entire group. Their offspring were all sick and exhibited
the same general characteristics as there parents".
“As this group of rats died one by one or in epidemics or
various diseases, autopsies were performed revealing extensive
degenerative conditions in every part of their bodies. All organs,
glands and tissues were affected, as were the skin, hair, blood and
nervous system. They were all truly total physical and nervous
wrecks. The same condition existed in the few, which survived full
duration of the experiment."
“A third companion group of rats was fed the same diet as the
second group to an age equivalent to about 40 years in humans. They
displayed the same general symptoms of the second group – being
sick and vicious so that they had to be separated to prevent them
from killing each other and stealing one another food.
“At the end of this initial period all rats in this group were
placed on a strict fast, with o water to drink for a period of
several days. Then they received the natural (raw) diet o first
group of rats. This diet was alternated with periods of fast and
within one mouth behavioral pattern had changed completely so that
the now docile, affectionate, playful creatures were once again
able to live together in a harmonious society and from this point
on never suffered any illness.
“Several rates put to death and autopsied at the end of the
initial period revealing the same general deterioration as that
exhibited in the second group of rats. However, the remaining rats
lived out the full duration of the experiment, to the equivalent of
80 years in humans, and when they were topside there were no signs
of aging or deterioration or disease - just as those in the first
group. The obvious disease, degeneration and deterioration of body
parts evident in their first half of life had been completely
reversed and excellent health restored.
same principles apply to human life as there is only one TRUTH!
Thus it may be concluded that sick people may be restored to health
simply by choosing the proper diet, fasting observing the other
rules of health. There is no mystery. There is no external force
that will help – all healing being accomplished within the body in
accordance with the laws of organic life and health.”
Humans are not the only creatures on earth who can benefit from raw/living
food. A growing number of veterinarians state that
processed pet food is the main cause of illness and premature death
in the modern dog and cat. In December 1995, the British Journal of
Small Animal Practice published a paper contending that processed
pet food supresses the immune system and leads to liver, kidney,
heart and other diseases. This research, initially conducted by Dr
Tom Lonsdale, was researched further by the Australian Veterinary
Association and proven to be correct."
How Cooked is Too Cooked?
Nancy Appleton, Ph.D.
There is enough evidence to show that the more food is
cooked, the more difficult it is to digest and metabolize. The higher the temperature that food is cooked, the longer it stays in
the gut. This makes it more difficult for the food to absorb and work on a cellular level where it needs to work. When the food
cannot work at the cellular level, the cells can become deficient and/or toxic. This leads to deficiency and toxicity of the whole
body making the body less able to function optimally. All food deteriorates during commercial food processing and during storage.
Three different things happen to food that is overcooked or over-processed:
- Destruction of essential amino acids.
- Decrease in digestibility.
- Production of anti-nutritional and toxic compounds.
It is the liver's job to detoxify
toxins, but the liver can become overloaded and unable to do
its job. In the bloodstream, the undigested or partially digested
food (in the form of macromolecules) is in too large a particle to
get into the cell to function. Undigested or partially digested
food moves through the bloodstream causing havoc in the body.
When food is heated past the heat-labile point, its chemical
configuration changes. Pasteurization, deep-frying, and barbecuing
are all forms of cooking where food is heated past the heat labile
point. The body does not understand these new chemical
configurations and does not have the enzymes to digest the food easily.
RAW MILK RAID
Police raided the Rawsome Foods organic grocery store
with guns drawn in search of "raw-foods". George Hemminger
(George4Title) said the battle over organic foods is heating up
because large agricultural businesses and corporations feel
threatened by local co-ops and have hijacked the FDA and other
government regulatory agencies. "This is about control and profit,
not our health," said Aajonus Vonderplanitz, co-founder of Rawesome Foods.
The Raw Milk Group
Many diseases that exist today were rarely even heard of before the 1920's when most Americans used raw milk and when raw milk was
readily available nationwide. If all mankind used raw milk, from the days of Adam and Eve up to the early 1900's, yet they lived
long lives while enduring the harshest of weather and living conditions, it would seem to imply that raw milk is highly
beneficial to our bodies.The raw goat milk group is an Internet forum that was created to bring raw goat milk suppliers, raw milk seekers, dairy farmers, raw food
enthusiasts and those who want to learn more about the health benefits of raw goat milk all together in one convenient place.
“The raw milk underground is one of the most contentious
battlefields in the revolution to reclaim our food from
industrialization, over-processing, and corporate control. In
The Raw Milk Revolution,
David Gumpert investigates in great detail the health claims of both raw milk advocates and public health officials, as well the legal tactics being employed by
government agencies to stop the growing movement to obtain and supply raw milk. His comprehensive analysis effectively
deconstructs and illuminates the many complex issues of health, safety, and freedom that are raised by this debate.”--Sandor Ellix Katz, author of
Wild Fermentation: The Flavor, Nutrition, and Craft of Live-Culture Foods and The Revolution Will Not Be Microwaved:
Inside America's Underground Food Movements
Does pasteurized milk really do the body good?
During the 1930's,
Dr. Francis M. Pottenger conducted a 10-year study on the relative effects of
pasteurized and raw milk diets on 900 cats. One group received nothing but raw whole milk, while the other was fed nothing but
pasteurized whole milk from the same source. The raw milk group thrived, remaining healthy, active and alert throughout their
lives, but the group fed on pasteurized milk soon became listless, confused and highly vulnerable to a host of chronic degenerative
ailments normally associated with humans, including heart disease, kidney failure, thyroid dysfunction, respiratory ailments, loss of
teeth, brittle bones, liver inflammation, etc. But what caught Dr. Pottenger's attention most was what happened to the second and
Enzymes in Raw Food - The Spark of Life!
Dr. Cichoke shows how every life process depends on enzymes. He covers a broad range
of subjects starting with digestion, elimination, co-enzymes, how
to obtain more enzymes in your diet and through supplementation. He
has a 5-step program of do's and don'ts, including avoidance of
aluminum cookware, refined sugars and salt, coffee, and so on. He
also tells you how and what to eat and how to prepare foods for the
best utilization of enzymes.
Dr. Cichoke addresses a large range of health problems
from extending life to AIDS and cancer. He also covers medications
that affect enzymes, including OTC drugs and prescription drugs, as
well as foods that contain enzyme inhibitors. Enzymes--living
substances that regulate health--work with certain minerals in our
bodies to form an antioxidant system that fights corrosive free
radicals. Dr. Cichoke explains how to make the most of this amazing
natural partnership to speed recovery from injury and lessen the
effects of back pain, multiple sclerosis, viruses, and fatigue.
Enzymes are proteins that facilitate chemical reactions in
living organisms. They are required for every single chemical
action that takes place in your body. All of your tissues, muscles,
bones, organs and cells are run by enzymes. Your digestive system,
immune system, bloodstream, liver, kidneys, spleen and pancreas, as
well as your ability to see, think, feel and breathe, all depend on
enzymes. Systemic enzymes, sometimes called metabolic or proteolytic
enzymes, are produced by the pancreas to repair the body ... to
build and restore tissues. In fact, they are a
necessary component of all other functions in the body besides
digestion, and your body is unable to produce enough of them
because we eat cooked foods.
Enzymes are delicate dynamos. Delicate because they are destroyed by temperatures over 118 degrees (some by as little as
105 degrees), which means that they may not survive even light steaming. Dynamos because they are powerful biochemical catalysts;
they speed burning or building reactions in the body according to need. They are specialized proteins, often with long complicated
names ending in -ase.
Professor Jackson of the Department of Anatomy at the University
of Minnesota, has shown that rats fed for 135 days on an 80% cooked
food diet resulted in an increased pancreatic weight of 20 to 30%.
What this means is that the pancreas is forced to work harder with
a cooked food diet. "Although the body can manufacture enzymes, the
more you use your enzyme potential, the faster it is going to run
out..." wrote Dr. Edward Howell, who pioneered research in the
benefits of food enzymes. A youth of 18 may produce amylase levels
30times greater than those of an 85 year old person.
The best enzymes that I have ever taken are the
from the Whole Wellness Club. (The "WITHIN" are to be take *with foods* and the "WITHOUT" are to be taken *without
food", on an empty stomach. After 4 weeks of taking the the WITHOUT Peak Enzymes also known as SYSTEMIC ENZYMES, my energy level
increased dramatically and the dry, leathery skin and deep cracks at the bottom of my feet completely healed into a solft, pink,
Edward Howell, M.D. - "Enzymes are the catalyst for the hundreds of thousands of chemical
reactions that occur throughout the body; they are essential for the digestion and absoption of foods as well as for the production
of cellular energy. Enzymes are essential for most of the building and rebuilding that goes on constantly in our bodies. Among the
many thousands of species of creatures living on this earth, only humans and some of their domesticated animals try to live without
enzymes. And only these transgressors of nature’s law are penalized with defective health.
It is not surprising that dogs (and cats)
have many human diseases since they are given only canned or packaged, heat treated, enzyme free food."
Howell MD is the author of Enzyme Nutrition.
passes through the digestive tract more slowly than raw food, tends
to ferment, and throws poisons back into the body. Colon cancer is
second only to lung cancer as a killer in America and is related,
in various ways, to eating enzyme-deficient cooked food. Prolonged
intestinal toxemia may manifest the following symptoms: Fatigue,
nervousness, gasto-intestinal discomfort, recurrent infections,
skin eruptions, hormonal disturbances, headaches, arthritis,
sciatica, low back pain, allergies, asthma, eye, ear, nose and
throat disorders, cardiac irregularities, pathological changes in
the breasts, and so forth.
All of these conditions have been shown
to respond to therapy directed to correcting the bowel toxemia. Of
course, it is important to have fiber in the diet to scrub the
colon walls clean, but even more important are the enzymes which
will allow proper digestion and assimilation of vital nutrients.
Cooked food often passes into the bloodstream as unsplit molecules
that are deposited, as waste, in various parts of the body.
is a fat molecule we know it as cholesterol plaque; if calcium,
arthritis; if sugar, diabetes. White blood cell count rises
dramatically after ingesting a meal of canned or cooked foods
("digestive leukocytosis"). Elevated WBCs are correlated to
bacterial infection, inflammation and depressed immunity. Raw
foods do not produce this reaction. All raw foods contain exactly
the right enzymes required to split every last molecule into the
basic building blocks of metabolism: Amino acids (from protein),
glucose (from complex carbohydrates) and essential fatty acids
(from unsaturated vegetable fats).
Each of us receives a supply of enzymes at birth. The supply is
NOT limitless; it must supply the organism with life sustaining
enzymes for the duration of its existence. When the enzyme supply
is exhausted, it signals the breakdown of the organism (the dog).
Enzymes are needed to run all body systems. Metabolic enzymes are used by the heart, lungs, kidneys, immune system, and for brain
functions; digestive enzymes convert protein, carbohydrates and fat
into fuel to maintain the organism.
Over taxing the body to supply
digestive enzymes can reduce the supply of metabolic enzymes.
Eventually, the body becomes enzyme-deficient making it vulnerable
to disease. Not suprisingly, glands and major organs suffer most
from enzyme deficiency. How can one prevent the body from depelting
its own supply of enzymes? Nature solved the problem for us by
providing those enzymes in RAW FOODS. Food enzymes begin the
process of digestion in the stomach. If there are no food enzymes,
the body must produce additional digestive enzymes resulting in
fewer metabolic enzymes.
"Everyone has a doctor in him or her; we just have to help it in its work.
The natural healing force within each one of us is the greatest force
in getting well. Our food should be our medicine. Our medicine should be our food. But to eat when you are sick, is to feed your
sickness." Hippocrates, Greek physician (460 BC - 377 BC)
Fresh Raw Juicing for Health
"We have found that many digestive systems are not functioning
well and the sicker the person, the more difficult it is to digest and assimilate
the nutrients in raw vegetables, because they contain the pulp or fiber. But with the pulp or fiber removed, the
nutrients can pass directly into the blood stream and within minutes are feeding the cells and restoring the immune system.
changed from a meat-centered, cooked and processed food diet with plenty of sugar desserts, to an all-raw diet with lots of carrot
juice. I stayed on this total raw diet for approximately one year. I didn't eat any cooked food during that year ... just raw fruits,
raw vegetables and one to two quarts a day of freshly extracted, raw carrot juice.
The results were spectacular! Almost immediately I started to get well! In less than one year, my tumor had totally disappeared.
It simply got smaller and smaller until it was gone. But that was not all. In less than one year, every physical problem I had been
experiencing also disappeared! Such physical problems as hemorrhoids, hypoglycemia, severe allergies and sinus problems,
high blood pressure, fatigue, pimples, colds, flu ... even body odor and dandruff were gone! Totally healed!
In the years that have
followed - and I am over 60 years old at this writing - I have not experienced as much as a cold, sore throat, upset stomach, been to
a doctor or taken as much as an aspirin. It is so thrilling, at my age, to still be able to play football, basketball and softball
with the boys, jog five miles with ease, and have more energy, endurance and stamina than I had when I was 20 years old." Rev. George Malkmus
Juice Fasting and Detoxification
by Steve Meyerowitz
The human body has an incredible capacity for healing and longevity. Within it is an innate intelligence more powerful than
any drugs or a surgeon's knife. Fasting gives your body a well deserved vacation
and the potential to repair itself. The power
that made the body can heal the body. Fasting and juice therapy revamp your health from the inside out. This book shows you how to
tap that power and how to fit it into a busy lifestyle. It's easier than you think. Even just one fast day per week provides 50
rejuvenating days per year. Give your cells and yourselves the opportunity to cleanse, nourish, rejuvenate and heal. Fasting helps
increase energy and improve mental alertness; Heal chronic ailments without drugs; lose weight without the hassle of diets; maintain
stamina with absolutely no hunger. Fast at home or at work
---it's perfect for a busy lifestyle and all the while enjoy dozens of
quick and delicious juice recipes.
Overcoming lifelong chronic illnesses and dramatic weight loss with natural/raw/living food diet
By the author of this web site - Shirley
"...The Naturopathic doctor gave me a homeopathic remedy and made me switch my diet from the SAD (Standard American Diet) to
eating mostly RAW organically grown fruits, nuts and vegetables; I eliminated meat and dairy products and cut down drastically the
starchy stuff like grains, pasta, and breads.
In 6 weeks, the lumps were completely gone. In 12 weeks I had lost 60 pounds effortlessly and my energy level and stamina
improved dramatically. My overall resistance to infections became excellent and I'm proud to say that in the past 14 years I have not
had a cold, flu, ear, throat or breast infections or any other infections. Raw food and homeopathy also strengthened my weak back
and I have not suffered from back pains since. My eczema condition
improved dramatically after an initial aggravation which lasted
several months, but was completely cured.
I'm not a vegetarian. Strict vegan diets often lead to health
improvements in the short-term but in the long-term they are
often disastrous.*Beware of long term strict vegan
diet. When I eat animal products, I try to always eat it in a
raw form: smoked or salt-cured meats or fishes, raw or soft egg
yolks, and raw butter and cheese made from unpasteurized cow or
goat milk from organic farms. Why I leave the highly refined, rapidly absorbable carbohydrates alone;
cane and beet sugar in all forms and guises, all cereal flours which means breads, pies, cakes, spaghetti, macaroni, etc., all
refined cereal products such as cold and hot breakfast cereals, the quickly absorbable carbohydrate vegetables, potatoes, corn, and
rice, and all sweet soft drinks.) I never microwave anything and I never use the following in my diet:
sugar-free products, canola oil, and soy
EXAMPLE OF ALL-RAW PRIMITIVE DIET, WITH ANIMAL PRODUCTS
An Interview with Aajonus Vonderplanitz
I continued eating raw meat once or twice
weekly, and my health gradually increased. Whenever I experienced
detoxification, healing was always a progress toward better
functionality. I did not deteriorate as most people do on cooked
foods or meatless raw foods. I knew I was on the right track by
eating raw meat, but I could not set aside the bacteria and
parasite phobias. I was especially concerned because the vagus
nerve to my stomach had been severed in surgery for stomach cancer.
I had no hydrochloric acid to dissolve and annihilate bacteria and
parasites upon entering my body. Science and medicine put me in the
category of octogenarians who they say, are in danger of death from
bacterial and parasitic invasion from lack of hydrochloric acid in
the stomach. I continued to eat meat anyway.
After I learned about the tremendous
properties of raw fats my successes reached 60%. After I learned
about the fantastic healing characteristics of eating raw meat, my
successes with disease rose to 75%. After I learned the techniques
for amounts and particulars that certain foods had, my successes
reached 85% and better, depending upon the disease.
eat uncooked food," you might ask. Well, a better question to ask
yourself is, "Why eat cooked food?" The truth is that there are a
great number of of reasons to eat fresh, raw foods. There is
growing evidence that raw foods are much easier for our bodies to
digest and assimilate. As we cook or otherwise process fresh raw
foods, nutrients are altered and damaged, making it harder for our
bodies to optimally use the food we consume. Gradually changing to
a diet rich in raw foods, including raw animal foods, can
facilitate very positive and lasting health benefits.
Aajonus Vonderplanitz is the author of amarvelous book '
We Want to Live
Dr. Jerry Tennant, MD
- "Themarine phytoplankton are Nature's gift to assist us on our journey to optimal health and wellness through balanced
nutrition.. While transient sub-optimal nutrition may be forgiven, a constant
diet lacking in micronutrients will adversely affect every function, structure,
and detoxification functions of the human cell. Good nutrition will enhance
and function of all organs in our bodies. Our brains, muscles,
hearts, arteries, joints, bones, skin, hair, hormones, immune system, vision,
digestion, kidneys, liver will carry out their jobs much better.
our lipids, and sugars can be optimized, thus providing more overall energy,
minimize weight problems, and improve sleep. These
nutrients improve mental function, and memory. They reduce depression,
harmful effects of stress, and mood swings." Dr. Tennant says that
the deep sea marine phytoplankton contains almost everything one needs to sustain life
and to restore health by providing the raw materials to make new cells that function normally. Marine phytoplankton has been called "the most nutritionally dense foods on the planet", containing
a wide range of trace elements, amino acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll,
enzymes and cellular materials, in a raw juice form which is absorbed on a cellular level to promote and maintain
optimum health. Its antioxidants and unique polysaccharides can halt the
genetic mutations that can lead to cancer. Both high levels of saccharides
and adaptogens increase energy and stamina by improving our ability to
consume and use oxygen. Adaptogens also improve cardiovascular health by
strengthening the heart and circulation.