As Month 3 comes to an end, I believe it is important to shed some light on a raw food diet. While I agree there are huge benefits to increasing your intake of raw food, going completely raw is definitely not for everyone. Sereda reposted an article by Claudia Ward and it has some awesome points on the subject, I don’t think I could have done it better justice, so I pass you along to her.
Below are the symptoms and problems associated with a long-term strict raw food or vegan diet:
* a general lack of vitality
* low body temperature (always cold)
* a weak digestive system with a loss of digestive strength
* food cravings
* rapid growth of grey hair
* stalled weight loss due to low metabolism
* amenorrhea (menstrual cycles cease), even in young women
* loss of libido
* hair loss and nail problems
* dental erosion
* insomnia and neurological problems
Obviously, the modern Western diet sickens us with its overload of meat, salt, bad fats, white sugar, white flour, and its deficiency of living foods.
There is no question that cooking deactivates some vital nutrients, including enzymes, but cooking also makes digestion less stressful. Many people with poor digestion don’t handle raw foods or beans very well, which is…
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