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07-21-2006, 10:25 AM
I just ran into my Dad at the gym and while he is open and supportive of my diet and knows how good raw fruits and veggies are, he doesn't agree with doing it 100%. He's big on the protein thing. Anyway, he told me that there were doctors on TV last night talking about all the diets that are out and they mentioned that the raw diet was pretty good except that we are not getting all the nutrients we think we are because they don't come out until the food is heated at 125 degrees. Also that raw foods simply pass through our systems without our absorption of nutrients.
I told him I thought they were wrong and that there were a lot of doctors who thought otherwise. He agreed that this was just their "opinion" and not gospel but he was just letting me know. I also mentioned that I dont think God had a recipe book and oven in mind when he created all the fruit and veggies for us. Even though most of the produce we get is probably watered down somehow unless we are fortunate enough to eat only organic. (I try to get organic as much as possible.... but - you know how it is)
I'm sure they had some clinical basis for their statements. Any thoughts on this?
07-21-2006, 11:01 AM
Yup Opinion here :)
45 years of walking the cooked food path (I was a professional cook for 13 years too) and getting to a place that looked and felt like death while living......THEN
Ok what can I say? Energy, no body pains, emotionally feeling better. weight loss, skin smoothness, a feeling of peace and calm.
Did I mention ENERGY?
a feeling of lightness and joy, loss of cravings for bad food,
and OH? and Did I MENTION??? E N E R G Y ?
Sorry Dad but WRONG :)
07-21-2006, 11:34 AM
Sounds like he didnt mention that the show also had a doctor who supported raw food through his own "detox diet." The first week he guided his participants through becoming vegan, the next week raw and the final week blended raw/all liquid. He didn't talk much about what to do after the three weeks; only that the detox cleanses the digestive slate and encourages better eating when finished. The three participants they followed said they really enjoyed the raw week of solid food and planned to eat more raw but I don't think they were guided to a raw specific diet. Maybe their experience will encourage them to research the raw lifestyle more since I don't believe they knew anything about it before they did the detox diet. The show also visited Juliano at Raw. The segment on raw/detox was about fifteen minutes out of a show on dieting which covered eating disorders in middle-aged women, liposuction and a community weight lose challenge.
07-21-2006, 12:21 PM
I did not see the show. My diet "expert" is a fellow diabetic who lives in New Zealand. He is not a dietican. Just a very intelligent man who has additional medical problems aside from the diabetes and has made optimal nutrition his goal. He has a few problems with eating 100% raw such as tomatoes and carrots. In those cases he says that by cooking them you can get additional benefits from them. That being said, he himself also eats them raw as well as cooked because both have benefits. And if you look at his diet in a typical day, much of what he does eat is raw and home grown. The term "raw" however seems to mean different things to different people. He also advises using only low temps to cook foods and to cook them briefly because slow cooking and the use of high heat can bring out carcinogens. So even though he advises the cooking of some foods, the "cooking" may well fall within the parameters of a raw diet. He is also big on nuts, seeds, flax and the soaking of them to get additional benefits. And the use of healthy fats in the diet.
07-21-2006, 01:31 PM
Well, yeah. Don't go to doctors and don't watch t.v. I don't. :rolleyes:
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